Norwegian Breakaway on her Maiden Departure for Bermuda - May 12, 2013

The following series of photographs taken from Pier A Park in Hoboken, New Jersey, shows NCL's new 146,600gt, 4,028-passenger cruise ship NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY as she departed Manhattan Cruise Terminal Pier 88 on her maiden sailing to Bermuda, Sunday, May 12, 2013.

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Making smoke while backing out into the middle of the Hudson River from Pier 88

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Heading downriver with the George Washington Bridge in the background

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Passing the Empire State Building. Visible off the bow is fire boat THREE FORTY THREE at the FDNY Marine 1 fire boat station

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Artwork on the bow by pop artist Peter Max.

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Broadside view

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A closeup view of the ship's funnel sandwiched between the Sports Complex and the Aqua Park water slides.

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Receiving a horn salute from a passing pleasure boat

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Passing One World Trade Center. The building's spire had been topped-out two days earlier.

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A view of the stern. The neo-Gothic Woolworth Building, at left, celebrated its 100th anniversary in April 2013.
For its first 17 years it was the tallest building in the world