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Norwegian Breakaway

New York-themed cruise liner

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If you love New York but would rather experience it at sea, we have the ship for you. If New York does everything big, so does the Norwegian Breakaway -- the city's newest cruise liner.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said a prayer for 18-deck floating hotel on Wednesday, the Rockettes kicked off the celebration, and Mayor Mike Bloomberg and others offered remarks.

The Breakaway is certainly in a New York state of mind. It has restaurants by Jeffrey Zakarian, clubs that New Yorkers may recognize, a Cake Boss outpost (although he is technically from New Jersey), and the hull designed by quintessential New York artist Peter Max.

The Breakaway can accommodate 4,000 guests. Norwegian Cruise Line estimates it could bring in tens of millions in tourist dollars for the city.

The sailing colossus makes its maiden voyage to Bermuda on Sunday.

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