Norwegian Breakaway Cruise Review by jenmcbee: Best Cruise Yet
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Best Cruise Yet
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
The Breakaway is a beautiful ship and thankfully lacks all of the neon lights. The decor gives a feeling of serenity. Many of the bars and restaurants have the look and feel of it may have been like to cruise in the early 1900's.
Don't be put off by the smaller cabin size or the small balconies - the rest of the ship makes up for it. The rope course, climbing and water slides were awesome - I feel brave to have walked the plan on the rope course (and have the pictures to prove it!).
The entertainment was the best we've ever seen! Burn the Floor, Rock of Ages and the Cirque Jungle (well worth the money) were all fantastic. We usually don't attend many shows while cruising but after seeing the Rock of Ages on night two saw how great the entertainment was and decided to go to more shows.
The food on the Breakaway was pretty typical EXCEPT there are many more options. Check out Sheehan's Pub - they have great wings! Savor and Taste are other free restaurants; More they serve the same fare as the Manhattan but in a much smaller and quieter atmosphere. The Manhattan has a dance floor and musicians. Again, just such a nice, relaxing atmosphere.
Bermuda was beautiful. If you snorkel or dive you must visit Bermuda - best snorkeling we've ever experienced. Go on your own to Church Bay, Long Warf Bay, or Tobacco Bay. There is a also a Beach Club right at the Dockyard and for $5 you can spend the day at a beautiful beach and can snorkel right there.
Buy the 2 day pass for $25. It gives you unlimited access to the Ferries and the Buses. You'll want to the see Georgetown and learn the history of the first settlement. Hamilton was interesting and would be good for those wanting to do some "high end" shopping.
Tour the Dockyard Museum - it is full of artifacts that have been recovered from the many shipwrecks off the island.
The residents of Bermuda are very nice and are very helpful with getting around on the Ferry and Buses and with information about the towns. You'll find the shop owners very nice and not pushy or annoying.
At the Dockyard try to find time to eat at the Frog & Onion Pub and try the fish chowder with Rum & Pepper sauce. It was incredible!
Great Ship; Great Port. We are already planning a trip back to Bermuda. Less
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