'There was a small technical maintenance item on one of the two Azipods so we were closely monitoring the currents in the river and being very cautious,' Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman AnneMarie Mathews told Seatrade Insider.
Though media characterized the ship as 'stuck' in the Hudson, Mathews called those reports 'greatly exaggerated.'
Norwegian Breakaway is fully operational, she said.
The ship was alongside at about 10 a.m., and embarkation for the next cruise was set back several hours.
Norwegian Breakaway departed at 6 p.m. Sunday and is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on time, according to Mathews.