|Keel Laying for Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway|
|Norwegian Breakaway - Norwegian Cruise Line|
During the official ceremony, the first of 73 blocks that will comprise the 144,000 gross ton vessel was lifted into the covered building dock, marking the start of the block assembly.
In the dock, Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer, laid the traditional "lucky coin," before the 350-ton first block was placed by the 800-ton crane. A special commemorative coin was created to celebrate the day’s activities.
On April 30th 2013, the Norwegian Breakaway will set sail on a 7-day transatlantic voyage from London to New York.