It appears that the new balconies are approx. 30 sq ft vs 39/40 sq ft on the previous Meyer Werft made ships!! A loss of 25% is a substantial decrease in size to Our way of thinking!! I believe the newest ship from Princess suffers the same size decrease!
When I started cruising sooo many moons ago....few ships had any balconies....they were such a treat......This may be the beginning of a very undesirable trend in ship design...I don't understand Kevin Sheehan's thinking in agreeing to this size reduction!!It is just as likely that this idea was foisted upon NCL by the Shipyard's Design Staff.....to shave a few Euros off the purchase price!! First the crazy Bathrooms on the Epic.....Now the smaller balconies aboard the Breakaway and her sister........NCL does not get an "ATTABOY" from Us on this design!!!!