A rendering of the Haven, a pool area on the Breakaway ship that's under… (Norwegian Cruise Lines )
Cruise fans who want to be first in line to board the Breakaway, one of Norwegian Cruise Lines' newest ships, may now buy tickets for its inaugural 2013 sailings. The ship's seven-night crossing from London to New York City in spring 2013 starts at a low $749 per person -- just a bit more than $100 a day.
The deal: The Breakaway, which is still under construction in Germany, will hold 4,000 passengers and will be the largest ship to home port in New York City, according to the cruise line. The ship will make regular weeklong trips from New York to Bermuda; cabins for those cruises also are on sale starting at $1,199 per person, based on double occupancy.
When: The crossing leaves England on April 30, 2013, and arrives in New York on May 7.
Tested: I found cabins on several decks available for the $749 per-person rate, based on double occupancy. Total with tax and fees for the cheapest berth comes to $833 a person or $1,666 for two. The price doesn't include travel to Southampton, England, and a return flight from New York City.
As a price comparison, a transatlantic crossing of the Norwegian Epic this October starts at $939 a person plus tax and fees and based on double occupancy. Note that every day on this cruise is spent at sea.
Contact: Norwegian Cruise Lines, (800) 327-7030, or contact a travel agent.