Two New Cruise Ships Make Waves for Direct Line Cruises

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Direct Line Cruises welcomes two new ships to the New York Area.

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The Norwegian Breakaway and Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas are pushing the boundaries of cruising, and we couldn't be more excited that they will homeport in our backyard!

Two new revolutionary ships are making waves in the New York area, and Direct Line Cruises is ready for the surge. Both Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line will be homeporting their spectacular mega-ships in Cape Liberty, N.J and the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, respectively.

From its corporate headquarters in Hauppauge, NY, Direct Line Cruises handles reservations for all major cruise lines, however cruises that depart from the Northeast United States has always been their specialty. The agency is able to offer highly competitive rates on cruises that sail from New York and New Jersey, by purchasing large "blocks" of cabins far in advance of the sailing dates.

“The Norwegian Breakaway and Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas are pushing the boundaries of cruising, and we couldn’t be more excited that they will homeport in our backyard!” exclaimed Greg Coiro, CEO of Direct Line Cruises. He continued on to say, “These ground-breaking ships will be game changers for the New York / New Jersey market.”

The Norwegian Breakaway, which accommodates 4,000 guests in a world-class “freestyle cruising” atmosphere, is the largest cruise ship ever to homeport year-round in New York City. There are 27 dining options, including an exciting new venue, Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian. Breakaway will introduce The Waterfront, a quarter-mile-long outdoor "boardwalk" with eight-al fresco dining venues and lounges. It will connect to 678 Ocean Place, a three-deck atrium running the length of the ship, which will house restaurants, bars, the casino and shops.

The award-winning entertainment lineup on the Breakaway features three spectacular Broadway hits - Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor and Cirque Dreams & Dinner Jungle Fantasy. Recreation and outdoor fun is taken to new heights on the Norwegian Breakaway. The ship's top decks feature an Aqua Park with five full-size water slides, and a three-story sports complex that includes the largest ropes course at sea, a nine-hole miniature golf course, basketball court, rock climbing wall and more!

Royal Caribbean’s 4,180- passenger, Quantum of the Seas, will homeport at Cape Liberty, located in Bayonne, New Jersey. Spanning 18 decks, the Quantum of the Seas will introduce many of it’s own “firsts at sea” experiences such as simulated skydiving, and an aerial pod that transports guests more than 300 feet in the air on a breathtaking journey above and beyond the ship.

The innovations continue with the introduction of SeaPlex, the largest multi-use active interior space at sea. By day, guests of all ages can experience a circus school with flying trapeze, or play basketball on a full-size regulation basketball court. By night, the venue can be used as a roller rink, or guests can take a spin in the bumper cars! Still later at night, the venue becomes a dance club.

Two70° is a modern living room, aptly named for its splendid 270-degree panoramic ocean views. In the evening it seamlessly fuses entertainment and technology to create a multidimensional show experience and immerses the audience through a combination of live performers, including aerialists, as well as breathtaking video and digital scenery.

The Norwegian Breakaway is currently open for sale through April of 2015. Itineraries include 7-night Bermuda sailings, 7-night Bahamas & Florida sailings and 12-night Southern Caribbean cruises. Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas goes on sale to Crown & Anchor loyalty members on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Direct Line Cruises will be offering an early booking promotion to those that want to lock in their reservation at that time. Travel insurance is always included for cruises five nights or longer.

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