What happens when you rediscover your fear of heights while standing on a six-inch-wide beam jutting 180 feet over the open ocean?
You walk the six or so paces to the end and smile, wind-whipped and terrified, for the camera. And then, of course, you boast about walking "The Plank" on Norwegian Cruise Line's latest ship to anyone who will listen.
To be sure, the Miami-based cruise operator designed Norwegian Breakaway with thrills — and bragging rights — in mind.
Breakaway was created to honor its home port of New York City, just as sister ship Getaway will pay homage to Miami when it starts sailing there after launching in January.
Although the pace of...