Update: As of Summer 2015, Norwegian is no longer partnered with Buddy Valastro.
We sat down with Buddy Valastro, star of TLC’s “Cake Boss” and head of Carlo’s Bake Shop on Norwegian Breakaway. Here are his thoughts on cruising and travel:
Have you ever been on a cruise?
Yes! I’ve been on three cruises in my life. The last cruise I went on was about 10 years ago. I have sailed with Norwegian and Princess, and all the cruises were around the Caribbean.
What was your favorite port?
Grand Cayman. I remember going to this little secluded beach, and it was beautiful. The water was to die for.
“When I’m on vacation, odds are I ain’t sightseeing because this is my break from always going at 100 miles an hour.”“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro
Where do you typically like to travel?
We usually go to Aruba or Italy. I’m an easy guy — as long as you say I don’t have to work, and I can relax and eat good and go to the beach, I’m happy. I’m not a sightseer. When I’m on vacation, odds are I ain’t sightseeing, because this is my break from always going at 100 miles an hour.
How often will you be sailing on the Breakaway yourself?
I [sailed] on May 10th and [will probably cruise] about two times a year after that.
Will Breakaway passengers be able to order cakes as innovative as the ones you make on “Cake Boss?”
Definitely. For a special occasion, you can preorder a “Cake Boss” cake. We’ll make it in my factory and have it delivered to the ship.
Who will be making the cakes when you are not onboard?
There will always be somebody on my team onboard. At the end of the day, who doesn’t want to be on a cruise? Sure, it’s a little work, but it’s also a little pleasure.