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Old May 8th, 2013, 02:18 PM
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Default Crusinmama Breaks down the Breakaway for Families

I am currently onboard the Breakaway - waiting for the christening ceremony to take place from my "assigned viewing location" outside Sheehan's

I have so much to tell you already! Now if I can just get these photos to load! I grabbed the Splash Academy Bermuda pages for ALL ages so when I get back on Friday I have some scanning to do.

So we arrive to the terminal at 10:30 after a little bit of traffic and there she is



Squidward and the gang are a little wet today





We immediately head to the spa to make sure we have a warm, dry place to relax ($29 per day)



We then grab our dining and entertainment at the electronic touch screens on the wall by the elevators. Sad to say - by 11:45 am many of our specialty dining choices are already gone.

We were able to grab Cagney's and laCucina. And Rock of Ages (not family friendly - more on that later).

More to come - the christening is about to start.....
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How did you get invited?
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Hey crusinmama how did you score the invite and thanks for your report and pics
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How did you get invited?
She is a TA, maybe that has something to do with it?
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btw
michelle --i love all of your reviews thanks and i was wondering when you would be sailing!!
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Thanks, looking forward to seeing the activities for splash academy. Enjoy!
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Thank you! Can't wait to read more!
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Can you please find out if there are upper pullmans in the mid ship mini suites on deck 13 booked 13220 for family of 4. Many thanks.
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Cruisinmama to the rescue!
If you can take a peek at an s6 and let me know if a big 9yo and 6yo would fit on the sofa that would be great
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I'm curious if any of the aft S6 or forward S7 suites have pullmans, or are they all just sofa beds...
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Interested to know if family minis have the curtain in middle if room To separate be from sofa area and if the sofa turns around or does the back come off? Trying to fit a 3 yo and a 1 to in pack and play in 12236....
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I am currently onboard the Breakaway - waiting for the christening ceremony to take place from my "assigned viewing location" outside Sheehan's

I have so much to tell you already! Now if I can just get these photos to load! I grabbed the Splash Academy Bermuda pages for ALL ages so when I get back on Friday I have some scanning to do.

So we arrive to the terminal at 10:30 after a little bit of traffic and there she is



Squidward and the gang are a little wet today





We immediately head to the spa to make sure we have a warm, dry place to relax ($29 per day)



We then grab our dining and entertainment at the electronic touch screens on the wall by the elevators. Sad to say - by 11:45 am many of our specialty dining choices are already gone.

We were able to grab Cagney's and laCucina. And Rock of Ages (not family friendly - more on that later).

More to come - the christening is about to start.....
Does the spa waterfall have force like the Gems or is it gentle
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We are back! I couldn't upload to photo bucket onboard like I wanted to so I had to wait to continue when I got home. All of the photos are uploaded so I am ready to continue....

To answer the original - I was invited because I am one of the admins for a Norwegian Facebook page and much begging was involved.

My home for the cruise was B2 quad cabin 12140 on Deck 12. I apologize that I didn't get pictures of the other cabins - I simply ran out of time. Two days on this ship REALLY is not enough time.











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Thanks for the review Michele. I always love your threads

Did you bring the girls?
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Here are some of the minimums - the ropes course: at least 48" tall - maximum weight 300lbs



The ropes course has a small zip line where you have to zip from one section to the other.

And as you can see - the plank does have a camera that takes your picture so you can prove to your friends back home that you did it. (No, I didn't even consider it, sorry)



The spider web - must be at least 42" tall





Next to the spider web is the bungee trampoline



I couldn't find a minimum on the climbing wall instructions

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NCL Breakaway PreInaugural 5/8/13
NCL EPIC 11/24/12 - Ewes Baby!
RCI Enchantment 8/3/12 - Addicted to BERMUDA!
NCL Gem 10/2/11 - Back to Bermuda!
RCI Enchantment of the Seas 5/28/11 - Bermuda
RCI Grandeur of the Seas 9/11/10
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RCI Independence of the Seas 2/1/09
Disney Wonder 09/11/08
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RCI Freedom of the Seas 5/07
Carnival Elation 11/06
Disney Magic 2/05
NCL Norway 6/02
RCI Sovereign of the Seas 9/98
RCI Sovereign of the Seas 9/97
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Thanks for the review Michele. I always love your threads

Did you bring the girls?
No - the invitation was for me +1. I had a nice long conversation with the folks at Splash Academy. There were only 13 children onboard for this pre-inaugural. But they said that they are expecting 1,300 for one of their Bermuda sailings.

Here is the new Splash Academy on Deck 12









The 10-12s get their own on Deck 13



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RCI Allure of the Seas 5/4/14
Norwegian Getaway PreInaugural 1/27/14
NCL Breakaway PreInaugural 5/8/13
NCL EPIC 11/24/12 - Ewes Baby!
RCI Enchantment 8/3/12 - Addicted to BERMUDA!
NCL Gem 10/2/11 - Back to Bermuda!
RCI Enchantment of the Seas 5/28/11 - Bermuda
RCI Grandeur of the Seas 9/11/10
Carnival Triumph 6/7/09
RCI Independence of the Seas 2/1/09
Disney Wonder 09/11/08
Carnival Sensation 08/07
RCI Freedom of the Seas 5/07
Carnival Elation 11/06
Disney Magic 2/05
NCL Norway 6/02
RCI Sovereign of the Seas 9/98
RCI Sovereign of the Seas 9/97
Kids club schedules and children's menus including RCCL Adventure Ocean, Camp Carnival,
Disney, NCL, Princess, HAL and Celebrity posted here....
http://photobucket.com/cruisekidpages

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Any chance you checked out the toilets in splash academy ? Are the kid size ?
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Old May 10th, 2013, 10:32 PM
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The shows - Rock of Ages - NOT FOR CHILDREN! Everyone onboard was pretty much in total agreement on this one - not appropriate for children. EXTREMELY mature subject matter and language including the "f word" (3 times by my count) and other words like sh*t, a**, and simulated sex acts onstage.

With that being said - I LOVED IT (don't know what that says about me). It's a great show with really good 80's rock music.

I did talk to the Splash Academy crew about this show - they are OPENING EARLY for the ROA nights so that parents can drop off before the show! I applaud Norwegian for seeing that need and being forward thinking enough to accommodate parents.

So - my advice - drop the kids off at Splash Academy - go see the show.



If you want the kids to see amazing dancing - take them to see Burn the Floor. They will be memorized. It is one HOT show. This show is performed in the Manhattan Room - we were lucky enough to catch it from a table overlooking the floor up in Cagney's

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Norwegian Getaway PreInaugural 1/27/14
NCL Breakaway PreInaugural 5/8/13
NCL EPIC 11/24/12 - Ewes Baby!
RCI Enchantment 8/3/12 - Addicted to BERMUDA!
NCL Gem 10/2/11 - Back to Bermuda!
RCI Enchantment of the Seas 5/28/11 - Bermuda
RCI Grandeur of the Seas 9/11/10
Carnival Triumph 6/7/09
RCI Independence of the Seas 2/1/09
Disney Wonder 09/11/08
Carnival Sensation 08/07
RCI Freedom of the Seas 5/07
Carnival Elation 11/06
Disney Magic 2/05
NCL Norway 6/02
RCI Sovereign of the Seas 9/98
RCI Sovereign of the Seas 9/97
Kids club schedules and children's menus including RCCL Adventure Ocean, Camp Carnival,
Disney, NCL, Princess, HAL and Celebrity posted here....
http://photobucket.com/cruisekidpages
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