Multiple news sources are reporting that just weeks after its debut, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) newest ship, Breakaway, sustained damage from rough weather conditions.
The Cruise Critic website reports that the NCL Breakaway was returning to New York from Bermuda when it encountered winds exceeding 50 knots. Balcony dividers became dislodged.
A Cruise Critic member, joeski27, complained that the balcony came apart with loose bolts and broken welds. “There were panels, metal segments, bolts and debris everywhere, and I can only imagine the similar damage elsewhere on the decks.”
Comments to the Cruise Critic site complained of poor design of the exterior of the ship.
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