Not everyone knows about the secluded area of the Norwegian Breakaway that is called ‘The Haven’. Similar to the Norwegian Epic, on the Norwegian Breakaway the upper decks in the front of the ship are dedicated to guests that desire a luxury cruise experience. The Haven is also found on many other Norwegian ships. I had the opportunity to tour The Haven on the Breakaway in January 2014.
This exclusive “ship within a ship” is accessible only by keycard and offers a world of luxury and privacy at sea. Here you’ll find beautifully designed suites, villas and penthouses, each one offering guests the finest amenities, the personalized services of a concierge and a 24-hour butler. Just steps outside the guests’ residence is a private Courtyard, private dining rooms and lounges where guests spend their sea days relaxing, dining, drinking and enjoying exquisite privacy.
Available for guests staying in the Haven:
- 24-hour butler service
- Concierge service
- Gourmet “white tablecloth” en suite dining with special gourmet menus
- Exclusive access to The Haven Courtyard with private pool, sundeck, hot tub and fitness area
- VIP priority embarkation and disembarkation
- Priority boarding of tenders ashore
- Six styles of luxurious accommodations, each with beautiful décor, walls of windows, private balcony, ultra fine linens
- Access to The Haven Courtyard’s private restaurants and lounges
- Priority reservations in the ship’s specialty restaurants, spa, shows
- VIP private tours ashore can be reserved by The Haven Concierge
From the moment The Haven guests arrive, the VIP treatment begins. Their concierge can help plan their day whether it’s hosting a private party or reserving a private tour ashore. And the butlers offer the highest level of personalized service 24 hours a day. The Haven guests’ experience is truly first class.
All dining options on board the Breakaway are available for The Haven guests. Or, they can choose to dine in a private restaurant, reserved exclusively for guests of The Haven. And for the ultimate in private dining day and night, they’re welcome to dine en suite with white tablecloth service.
The exclusive Courtyard at the top of the ship offers The Haven’s guests a private pool, hot tub, fitness area, dining areas and dedicated service from the Courtyard Valet. They also have the entire ship to explore with priority access to the public spa and fitness center.
THE HAVEN ACCOMMODATIONS
Amazing floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious, contemporary design, marble bathrooms, pillow-top mattresses, fine linens, feather duvets, pillow menu and individualized service all combine for The Haven’s luxury experience at sea!
THE HAVEN COURTYARD
This private enclave at the top of the ship has quiet places to dine, drink and relax.
- Private pool and sundeck
- Oversized lounges, daybeds and cabanas
- Hot tub
- Fitness area
- Courtyard menu
- Private restaurants
- Private bars and lounges
Here is a sample lunch menu at The Haven’s private restaurant.
Appetizers: Butternut Squash Soup, Gazpacho with Seafood, Salad of Butter and Lola Rosa Lettuce, Roasted Beets and Arugula, Polenta Cake and Asparagus, Crispy Shrimp Cake, Ahi Tuna Poke.
Entrees: Grilled Filet of Beef, Sonoma Duck Breast, Boneless Beef Short Rib, Breast of Chicken, Butter Roasted Salmon, Grilled Gulf Shrimp, Wild Mushroom Ravioli.
Desserts: Warm Pear and Ginger Crumble, A Tasting of Chocolate, Coconut and Mango Souffle, or Mocha Chocolate Mousse.
Here is a gallery of pictures of areas found in The Haven. Notice how elegant and luxurious all areas of The Haven are. Truly a heavenly experience!