magpiekruse

magpiekruse
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Norwegian Breakaway

May 2017 - Norwegian Breakaway to Bermuda

Bermuda is beautiful

Leaving out of New York, sailing past the Statue of Liberty  is a treat for those who don't live in the area.  This was my first time in Bermuda.  It is a very nice island.  I took the five hour island bus tour to get the lay of the land, which was really worth it.  There are several attractions within walking distance of the ship including the national museum and commissioners house, a Dolphin encounter and a small man- made beach.

The Breakaway is a nice resort ship-- lots of activities.  Ropes course, water slides, mini golf, jogging track, spa, etc. 

Not a fan of the idea of The Haven, a segregated part of the ship for first class-- their own bar, restaurant, pool so they don't have to mingle with the unwashed masses.  So backward.

 

 

 

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Norwegian Escape

January 2016 - Norwegian Escape to Caribbean - Eastern

Great for solo travelers

Norwegian is one of the few cruise lines that values solo travelers.  They have designed cute studio cabins for solos at a lower price point than getting a regular cabin and paying for two passages. If you want, there is a solo travelers group which meets up in the Studio cabins lounge at 6:00 each night, which organizes dinners, shows, etc., so you can make friends for the week.

Escape  is a great ship if you want an active vacation.  I recommend getting up a 6:00 am and doing laps on deck 8 while you watch the sun rise.  The ropes course is a challenge, and the water slides look great although I didn't go on them. No rock wall though.

The food in the dining room is pretty fancy--lots of seafood.  I like things plainer, so I couldn't find much I wanted on the menu.   But if you are a foodie I think you'll be pleased.

i do think it's a mistake to use the atrium for the game shows, etc.  it's really not big enough to hold the crowd.  They should use the theater instead.

 

 

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magpiekruse's Tips

Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Breakaway - Solo traveler get a better deal with studio cabins. About 2/3 cost of a standard inside cabin. No 100% single supplement.
Norwegian Escape Norwegian Escape - For walkers, skip the jogging track and go to deck 8 for a nice big circle ( during the early hours. In the afternoon an evening it is filled with guests of the specialty restaurants. There is a comedy club which fills up so make reservations.

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