A couple of weeks ago we had the great privilege of sailing the brand new Norwegian Breakaway (a New York Themed ship) and witnessed her Christening by the New York icons, “The Rockettes”.
As you can imagine, we had a blast sailing on her for a couple of days, but knowing full well you would want to hear all about what the ship is like, we put together a gallery for you with videos of some of the different staterooms you can choose from and an overview of what to expect onboard the ship.
First off, we wanted to tell you about our favorite accommodations area called “The Haven”. We stayed there on the Norwegian Epic a few years ago and it ended up being named as one of our favorite cruises…
…WHY? Because you get privacy and exclusivity. Staying here is the perfect way to enjoy ALL the amenities onboard and then escape to your private “Haven” to enjoy serenity.
The Haven Includes:
- 24 hour Butler Service.
- Private Restaurant, Lounge, Pool, Spa, Gym and Sun Areas.
- Exclusive Key- card access
- Priority Embarkation and disembarkation… among a ton of other perks!
There are some other staterooms we would recommend as well (including the studio room if you are a solo traveler) so have a look at these pictures & videos to pick your favorite staterooms.
Let’s just say you won’t go hungry while on Norwegian Breakaway! If you like trying unique dining venues, then you are going to LOVE the Breakaway! They have the most dining options at sea including Cagney’s Steakhouse, Moderno Churrascaria, Teppanyaki, Le Cucina, Le Bistro, etc. All and all, there are 11 complimentary restaurants and 16 specialty options where you pay extra.
What’s new and exciting is the Waterfront. It’s a quarter mile of outdoor dining options, bars and more. You couldn’t find a more magnificent view while dining with your family and friends! There’s a video clip of it as well. Have a look!
What’s even more exciting, especially if you are a foodie, is you will love sampling cuisine from Celebrity and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian– he has some exciting new restaurants onboard! THEN for dessert you can go to “Carlo’s Bake Shop” to sample sweets from the famous Buddy Valastro of TLC’s “Cake Boss” TV show… his cheesecake is to die for!!
Entertainment and Nightlife:
After dinner you can choose from 3 award-winning Broadway Shows, including Rock of Ages, Burn The Floor and Cirque Dreams Dinner Show… all three are amazing. You don’t want to miss them!!
If that’s not enough, you can take in some live music and have a laugh at The Second City, Howl at the Moon and/or take in a little jazz at Fat Cat’s with Slam Allen. You can also make a stop into the Svedka and Inniskillin Ice Bar to have a cool drink and see some amazing ice sculptures.
Next, you can visit 678 Ocean Place. You can easily access the 6th, 7th and 8th floors where you will find 10 bars, lounges, live music, the Casino (with over 300 slots and 26 gaming tables) and you also step outside to “The Waterfront” and enjoy your favorite beverage to the sound of the ocean in the background.
Since you are now outside… it’s time for an 80‘s themed Fireworks Party waiting for you under the stars!! That’s right. Besides Disney, Norwegian is the only other cruiseline to have fireworks at sea! When we saw it, we had such a great time, that we were still singing 80’s music when we arrived home… no kidding! 🙂
Day Time Activities:
Would the Largest Aqua Park at Sea tickle your inner child’s fancy? Well, there are 3 stories high of splashing fun waiting for you. It has:
- 5 multi-story water slides, including The Whip and The Free Fall- the fastest slides at sea!
- Nickelodeon Kids Aqua Park
- 2 Pools
- 4 Hot Tubs
- Ropes Course with more then 40 elements
- Rock Wall
- Try The Plank if you dare!… and so much more.
Kids and Teens Club:
They will have a ball! Especially with:
Splash Academy for Kids
Entourage for Teens
Fun age appropriate programs:
Circus School & Performance
Arts & Crafts
Sports & team building
Treasure & Scavenger hunt
Themed Events… the list goes on!
Spa and Fitness Area:
Last, but not least, is the 23,000 square foot spa and fitness area. It has the first salt room at sea, thermal suites and sauna with ocean views. It has 22 treatment rooms with more then 50 specialty treatments to choose from… you couldn’t find a spa at home that delivered so much!
The Fitness center has a TRX training, a Flywheel Sports cycling studio, Zumba Fitness Classes, and more. It too would give your local gym a run for it’s money!
During the Summer months, Breakaway will do 7 night sailings to Bermuda…
… and in the Winter she will do:
7-night sailings to Bahamas &
12 night sailings to Southern Caribbean
So there you have it.
Now you are officially a “Breakaway Expert”… Ok, well sort of… we’ll leave that to Shawn. 🙂
All you need to do now though is call Shawn at 1-800-219-7477 and have him get you booked on that gorgeous ship so you can enjoy a vacation from Reality… and “Breakaway”!!!
Oh, and since she is a New York themed ship, she will grace her presence at the New York Cruise Terminal and give passengers the best views while sailing pass The Statue of Liberty.
Get your camera ready. 🙂
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Nancy & Shawn
Your Trusted Cruise Experts!