I posted most of my review in my blog as we sailed this beautiful ship (see link in signature), so rather than rewriting all of that I will focus on a mostly pictorial review with some comments thrown in. Also I can see that we have several excellent reviews already, so let's try a different approach. We'll see how this goes!
Before I begin just let me say that the Breakaway is a gorgeous ship. She truly is the best of the Epic and Jewel classes combined with a few tricks of her own. Our cruises weren't perfect (we were on both the one-night cruise from Rotterdam and the transatlantic from Southampton), but I am sure these growing pains will be ironed out quickly as the crew gets used to the new surroundings and in some cases new menus.
Our adventure with the Breakaway begins in Rotterdam on April 28, 2013. I chose the Hotel New York for its proximity to the cruise terminal. Here was our view from the front door of the hotel on that first morning:
We walked around the pier, snapping more photos before walking our luggage the two minutes to the cruise port:
Check in went smoothly, now it's to the "hurry up and wait" portion of today's events. Could the clock move more slowly???
At last we are on board!!!!
(The Hotel New York as seen from Spice H20.)
NCL Majesty 05/02, NCL Majesty 06/03, NCL Majesty 06/05 ,NCL Majesty 06/06, NCL Spirit 04/07, NCL Majesty 06/07, NCL Majesty 10/07, NCL Gem 01/08 (Mmm.. New Ship Smell), NCL Dream 5/08, NCL Dream 6/08, NCL Dawn 10/08, NCL Gem 01/09 (best cruise yet! ), NCL Pearl Alaska 6/09 (WOW!),NCL Spirit 09/09 , NCL Gem 1/10, NCL Epic 6/10...Most Excellent!, Mahalo Pride of America 4/11, NCL Star Panama Canal 10/11, NCL Spirit 2/12, NCL Sky 5/12, NCL Epic Med 10/12, Breakaway One Night from Rotterdam 4/13, Breakaway TA 4/13, NCL Star Norway & Faroe Islands 9/13, NCL Gem Eastern Caribbean 1/14, NCL Jewel...GV to Alaska! 6/14, NCL Dawn Bermuda 10/14, NCL Pearl 3/15 - Awesome Southern Caribbean Cruise!, 10/15 Escape One-Nighter, 10/15 Escape Inaugural Crossing, Celebrity Silhouette Scandinavia and Russia, 5/16, NCL Dawn Fabulous Repo 10/16, NCL Jade British Isles 05/17
256 days and counting...
Cruise on deck!
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