Norwegian Cruise Line Crew Areas on Breakaway Plus Class Ships

If you want to find out where Norwegian Cruise Line crew members live and relax onboard Breakaway Plus-class ships and all the crew areas available you'll want to take a look here. The Breakaway Plus class ships are the latest and most innovative vessels built for Norwegian Cruise Line by Meyer Werft shipyards. These ships can accommodate 1821 crew members, which is quite an astonishing number of people working on board. Therefore, crew members have many dedicated areas available at their disposal. We will show you some of these areas in order to get familiar before signing-on, including photos of the crew dining and recreational areas, and much more.

Please note that the following photos of the crew areas are from the Norwegian Joy. Other Breakaway Plus-class ships might have different interior designs or features, but the general layout of the crew facilities should be the same on all ships in this class.

Crew Bar

The Crew Bar is the center of the crew's social life while they are off-duty. This area is hosting many events and activities for the crew, including a wine and cheese night, karaoke, quiz night, or foosball competition. One thing is certain, without the Crew Bar the ship life would not be so good.

Crew Dayroom

The Crew Lounge or dayroom is located on Deck 5. This is a quiet place for relaxation to play cards, chat with family and friends, read a book or work on your computer. There is no music allowed and from time to time movie nights are organized for the crew.

Crew Mess

The Liberty Mess on NCL Breakaway Plus-class ships is the main dining area where all shipboard employees eat together including crew, staff, and officers. There is only one self-service restaurant for the employees which Norwegian Cruise Line implemented first with the launching of the Norwegian Breakaway back in 2013. Since then all NCL ships have only one dining facility for the shipboard employees. This concept has been implemented on many newly launched ships from other cruise lines such as AIDA Cruises Hyperion Class Ships, and Celebrity Cruises Edge Class ships. The crew mess is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, where you can find a wide variety to choose from including a salad bar, hotline, deserts, cold cuts, juices, coffee, milk, tea etc. 

Crew Gym

When off-duty crew members can use their very own gym to exercise as much as they like. Provided in the Crew Gym will be weights, treadmills, benches, other workout machines and onboard Norwegian Joy they are just as good as the ones guests are using. The crew gym is open 24 hours. There are some simple rules the crew needs to follow such as:

  • • Use appropriate Gym clothing (no flip flops, no uniforms)
  • • Use only headset for listening music
  • • Sanitize all Gym equipment before and after use
  • •Use the towels provided


Crew Laundry

Just like the guest's laundry rooms scattered around the decks, there is a crew launderette for crew only. There are at least a dozen of washing and drying machines along with irons and detergent wending machines where crew members can wash their personal clothes.

Ships belonging to the NCL Breakaway Plus-class are: