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From reading your reviews I have decided that you pack into a 24 hour day all that is humanly possible. You folks really know how to have a good time
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mitsugirly we were on deck 14 and were able to get the dockside wifi out on our deck. Well my girls were the ones using it in the cabin next to us. We were on the side facing the dock so that probably makes a difference.

Really enjoying your review and the beach pictures. I have a few more beaches I would like to see now. I will have to try your beach touring strategy next time we go to Bermuda, hopefully in 2017.
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mitsugirly thanks for your review so far. Breakaway to Bermuda was our favorite trip/ship/beaches so far. Your photos are excellent.
We board BA again tomorrow morning and wish it was back to BDA.
Thanks for sharing your family's adventure with the CC community
Happy Sailing!
P.S. Sorry you had some trouble checking in at the pier in NYC. Not sure what their problem was but not the norm from our past experiences. Been sailing from the MCT since 2006 and never had a problem.
Looking forward to more of your review next week when we get back home. Good to see O'Sheehan's still had Chicken Pot Pie on their menu
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Originally posted by mitsugirly
Haha, that's funny. I found the post. You can't miss the hubby and the sons brightly colored shorts. I read her introduction and it sounds like my kinda review...funny and a lot of personality. When I'm done with my review and get some free time (ha) I'll have to read it.

That's me!!! I swear I didn't put people up to promoting my review here LOL

But yeah, hi, Stacey here we sort of "talked" on the roll call/other page, I was one of the ones encouraging you to splurge on the balcony.

I had said in an earlier post that I spotted you guys at one of the beaches- think it was Tobacco- but didn't realize you guys were in the bus stop picture... Too funny!

Anyway, I'm enjoying your review, have read most of your other ones, and am actually re reading your one for the Dream right now(my next cruise). It's interesting to see the age difference of your youngest daughter flipping back and forth between the two reviews!

BTW good luck on your BSN program!! You'll find that you've learned most of the nursing theory already, it's just "extra" stuff like leadership, research, etc. Still, hope you guys are planning a special cruise for that one!

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Originally posted by CAC104
From reading your reviews I have decided that you pack into a 24 hour day all that is humanly possible. You folks really know how to have a good time
You betcha! There's just so many things to see and do and I hate missing out on anything. We will run ourselves ragged trying to fit everything in. But hey, I'm trying to keep myself young still.

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mitsugirly we were on deck 14 and were able to get the dockside wifi out on our deck. Well my girls were the ones using it in the cabin next to us. We were on the side facing the dock so that probably makes a difference.

Really enjoying your review and the beach pictures. I have a few more beaches I would like to see now. I will have to try your beach touring strategy next time we go to Bermuda, hopefully in 2017.
Yea, the side facing the dock does make a difference. But all the reports prior to us were saying you had to be facing the dock and on deck 7. Maybe they upgraded the signal or something. I'm not a techie, so not sure how that all works. I was just glad the hubby was able to get on from the luxury of our room instead of having to get off the ship.

Thanks for the compliments and glad you are enjoying the review.
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Originally posted by meatball_nyc
mitsugirly thanks for your review so far. Breakaway to Bermuda was our favorite trip/ship/beaches so far. Your photos are excellent.
We board BA again tomorrow morning and wish it was back to BDA.
Thanks for sharing your family's adventure with the CC community
Happy Sailing!
P.S. Sorry you had some trouble checking in at the pier in NYC. Not sure what their problem was but not the norm from our past experiences. Been sailing from the MCT since 2006 and never had a problem.
Looking forward to more of your review next week when we get back home. Good to see O'Sheehan's still had Chicken Pot Pie on their menu
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Thank you so much for the compliments. I appreciate it.

Have a WONDERFUL time on the Breakaway tomorrow.

Glad to hear that our issue was not the "norm" for the NYC pier.

Originally posted by sunbird21
That's me!!! I swear I didn't put people up to promoting my review here LOL

But yeah, hi, Stacey here we sort of "talked" on the roll call/other page, I was one of the ones encouraging you to splurge on the balcony.

I had said in an earlier post that I spotted you guys at one of the beaches- think it was Tobacco- but didn't realize you guys were in the bus stop picture... Too funny!

Anyway, I'm enjoying your review, have read most of your other ones, and am actually re reading your one for the Dream right now(my next cruise). It's interesting to see the age difference of your youngest daughter flipping back and forth between the two reviews!

BTW good luck on your BSN program!! You'll find that you've learned most of the nursing theory already, it's just "extra" stuff like leadership, research, etc. Still, hope you guys are planning a special cruise for that one!

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Hiya Stacey! Glad to have you here. Haha, it's ok. I'm glad they told me about your review. I can't wait to finish mine and read yours. I read the intro and it caught my eye as definitely being one I would like to read.

Aww, I hope you have a blast on the Dream. She's an amazing ship and we loved her. Wasn't it neat watching the Dream pull in while we were in Bermuda? I didn't realize she was going to be there the day we left.

Thanks for the luck wishes. I have a feeling I'm going to need it. Been out of school for 1 1/2 years now and I'm sure my writing skills are a little rusty...well, at least my APA writing skills. I get enough writing on here to fill a novel. LOL

I will definitely plan a special cruise for that graduation as well. Any opportunity to have a reason to cruise, this girl uses it.
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DAY 6 ALREADY!!!









We were up at 8am this morning and headed to Breakfast to eat. I always make sure I get enough bacon to make my arteries harden. After all, there's no bacon police on NCL.



After breakfast we headed back to the room to get ready for the day. I looked outside to determine the weather and found this...



This cruise was blessed with so many rainbows. I think someone was trying to apologize for the bad weather we had on the way here.



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The hubby started off the day with his bloody mary and a little sprinkle of rainbow after breakfast.



Now I've said it before and I'll say it again. These Olympus Tough cameras are awesome cameras and take great pictures. However, they ARE NOT a zoom camera. When you use the zoom on these cameras, the pictures turn out like crap and blurry and pixelated. Just plain crap. I have suggested many times to take a picture and then you can crop it in close to get that "zoom" look up close.

However, I have a hard time following my own directions. It's just like going to the refrigerator to find something to eat and nothings there. You go back 1/2 hour later...it's still the same, you know it's still going to be the same, but you do it anyhow. The same with zooming. I still try it every time...and then wish that I didn't. Silly me.






It looked like it was going to be a beautiful day. Woo Hoo.




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Looking down reminded me that we needed to get off the ship soon. Even though the Captain was nice enough to extend our stay, I still wanted to make the most of the day.









We grabbed our beach bags and headed down and dinged ourselves out.

Of course we had to stop and take our picture with the various props.





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Originally posted by mitsugirly
Thank you so much for the compliments. I appreciate it.

Have a WONDERFUL time on the Breakaway tomorrow.

Glad to hear that our issue was not the "norm" for the NYC pier.



Hiya Stacey! Glad to have you here. Haha, it's ok. I'm glad they told me about your review. I can't wait to finish mine and read yours. I read the intro and it caught my eye as definitely being one I would like to read.

Aww, I hope you have a blast on the Dream. She's an amazing ship and we loved her. Wasn't it neat watching the Dream pull in while we were in Bermuda? I didn't realize she was going to be there the day we left.

Thanks for the luck wishes. I have a feeling I'm going to need it. Been out of school for 1 1/2 years now and I'm sure my writing skills are a little rusty...well, at least my APA writing skills. I get enough writing on here to fill a novel. LOL

I will definitely plan a special cruise for that graduation as well. Any opportunity to have a reason to cruise, this girl uses it.

Thank you!! Definitely looking forward to the Dream, I may seek you out to pick your brain on a few things I tried to get a good panoramic of the two ships in port- did you get one?




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Carnival Imagination September 2006-Grand Cayman/Ocho Rios

Carnival Fascination September 2005-Bahamas
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Our choice for this day might not interest a lot of you. We decided to stay close to the pier and head to Snorkel Park. I know there's a lot of people on here that always try to steer clear of this place. After all, it's a man made beach, not the nicest sand, not a big beach, they charge you $5 to get in (where the other beaches are free) and I have even read reports awhile back about broken glass and getting cut up.

So while this might not be our first choice of places to go, it was the best choice for what was supposed to be a short day. After the Captain changed the time to leave, well we had already planned to go here and I had made enough rearranging of plans to last me the entire cruise. Today we were just sticking to the original plan and that's all there was too it. It would just last a little longer.

Now I will say that since we went to Snorkel Park last time we were here, I did know what it was like on the other side of the walls. We only went during the evening and not for swimming. But, we did enjoy ourself and I figured it would just be an extension to the last time except we would get to swim this time.

We met the kids outside the gate and we all headed toward the park.






We followed the footprints all the way to the park.



Looking up at the entrance to the park, I believe they have baby stalactites growing.






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Once we paid our $5 entrance fee (for adults, kids are free under 12 I believe is the age) we headed to the beach to find our spot for the day.

This would be the first time that the munchkins got to come here since we sent them to the kids club for our nightly outing last time. So they loved the big chair that us girls took pictures in last time.














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When you pay your admittance fee to get in, they give you these hard plastic toy like "coupons" for $1 off a coconut drink.



Hey if you don't use them, they made good souvenirs or play money for the kids. I will use mine in my scrapbook.

These would be the coconuts you could get with the coupon and they fill it with your favorite drink.




I believe that Michelle was the only one that ended up getting one of the coconut drinks. She only wanted it to take home as a souvenir. I think she said it was some outrageous price like $14 for the drink. Yikes!




Yep, everything still looks the same as last time.




Although there were already a lot of people here, there was still plenty of room for us to pick a location. Once again, we decided not to get any lounge chairs or umbrella and just rough it on the sand with our towels and blankets. Kendra would later decide she wanted a chair. It automatically came with an umbrella and we would laugh at her laying on the chair like she was sunning and had her towel wrapped around her head with just her lips sticking out...and she was in the shade...no sun. It was pretty hilarious to watch. Uh, well maybe you had to be there. But we thought it was funny.


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Ok, I'm going to stop here for tonight. It should be late (1am), but tonight is the time change, so I guess it's only 12. But, I'm sure I'm still going to have my schedule thrown off tomorrow no matter how you look at it. LOL I don't do well to time changes.

Until tomorrow....
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Beautiful sunset, Kim! Thanks for sharing it with us.

I feel for Courtney with her ID being questioned like it was. That happened to me all the time when I was younger, although I don't think anyone was ever as rude to me about it as that waiter was to her. Besides, isn't all of her information coded into her room key? I used to get really upset at being questioned about my age when I was younger. Now, many years later I am thrilled when someone sincerely thinks I am younger than I actually am.

Sakari's fish drawings are excellent. Hope they brought lots of fish for you to see in the Snorkel Park. Actually, I can't wait to see how the snorkeling really is there. I am quite sure you will have pictures!
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Finally getting caught back up here. I just don't have the time to read daily like I would like to.
Your trip looks fabulous. The Beach pictures are amazing.
I watched your waves video and I didn't think it looked that rough either, but of course if I had been on the ship I might have disagreed and been sick. LOL.

That emergency evac was really something. I would be freaking if I had to be lifted in a basket.

If you ever do decide to go to Alaska I am working on my trip report still about our Aug. trip. I am only about half way through as of yet as I just don't have the time to post daily. I do have a lot of details and I know you like visuals and I have a TON of pictures.

I hope to keep caught up here now a bit better....but you know how life is...it gets in the way.
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Originally posted by sunbird21
Thank you!! Definitely looking forward to the Dream, I may seek you out to pick your brain on a few things I tried to get a good panoramic of the two ships in port- did you get one?




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You are welcome to pick my brain any time. If I can help, I'll try.

Actually I didn't get a pano of the 2 ships. I didn't even think to. Darn.

Originally posted by perfect match
Beautiful sunset, Kim! Thanks for sharing it with us.

I feel for Courtney with her ID being questioned like it was. That happened to me all the time when I was younger, although I don't think anyone was ever as rude to me about it as that waiter was to her. Besides, isn't all of her information coded into her room key? I used to get really upset at being questioned about my age when I was younger. Now, many years later I am thrilled when someone sincerely thinks I am younger than I actually am.

Sakari's fish drawings are excellent. Hope they brought lots of fish for you to see in the Snorkel Park. Actually, I can't wait to see how the snorkeling really is there. I am quite sure you will have pictures!

Thanks for the compliments. I loved the sunset that night behind the clouds. Everything was just so pretty and pink and glowing.

Sakari loves to draw her sea animals...especially fish, whales and dolphins.
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Originally posted by jenseib
Finally getting caught back up here. I just don't have the time to read daily like I would like to.
Your trip looks fabulous. The Beach pictures are amazing.
I watched your waves video and I didn't think it looked that rough either, but of course if I had been on the ship I might have disagreed and been sick. LOL.

That emergency evac was really something. I would be freaking if I had to be lifted in a basket.

If you ever do decide to go to Alaska I am working on my trip report still about our Aug. trip. I am only about half way through as of yet as I just don't have the time to post daily. I do have a lot of details and I know you like visuals and I have a TON of pictures.

I hope to keep caught up here now a bit better....but you know how life is...it gets in the way.
Yea, I don't think the waves looked bad either, but then again, at the time I took the video might not have been the time they were that high. I don't know.

I'm definitely wanting to go to Alaska. Can you please give me a link to your review? I would definitely like to look it over and the visuals...ahhh YES!
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BAHAMAS:Great Stirrup Cay Half Moon Cay Blue Lagoon Melia Junkanoo Paradise
BARBADOS:Boatyard
BELIZE:Cavetubing Cavetubing Bannister Shark Ray Alley Goffs Rendezvous
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COZUMEL:Chankanaab Dolphin Swim Chankanaab Nachi Playa Mia Sanchos Passion Island Palancar Money Bar Paradise
CURACAO Diving
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Ok, on to our day.

After laying our things out at our new beach front property, which happen to be located in about the second row behind a line of chairs, the BOYS actually said "Let's go snorkeling mom!" I was a little shocked since it's usually Kendra that wants to go. But we didn't even have time to sit down before they were ready to go. As always, I was game.

The one thing about the water this time in Bermuda was it was cold(er) than last time. It did take some getting use to, but once you were in it for a little bit, you got use to it and didn't notice the cold anymore.



At this point, Kenny is splashing Kolin and making a game out of it. I bet in my mind that Kenny would be the first to dive into the water and get it over with, and yes...I know my boys well. Kenny dove in.



We started along the wall snorkeling.




This little guy decided he would follow us...and he actually followed us the entire time no matter where we went. It was funny how he would go in between Kolins legs whenever he would stand up. Awww, Kolin has a new friend.



One thing I noticed is that there are a lot of anemones here.



There was a lot of yellow sea sponges as well. They were everywhere. I always wonder if these are the same type of sponge they use when you purchase them in the stores to wash with. Anyone know?



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BAHAMAS:Great Stirrup Cay Half Moon Cay Blue Lagoon Melia Junkanoo Paradise
BARBADOS:Boatyard
BELIZE:Cavetubing Cavetubing Bannister Shark Ray Alley Goffs Rendezvous
BERMUDA: Horseshoe Snorkel Park Tobacco St Catherines Achilles Jet Ski/boat rental Warwick-Horseshoe Long Bay-Clearwater Tobacco Snorkel Park
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COZUMEL:Chankanaab Dolphin Swim Chankanaab Nachi Playa Mia Sanchos Passion Island Palancar Money Bar Paradise
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GRAND CAYMAN:Stingray Sandbar Stingrays, Rum Point
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ROATAN: LFKey LFK Maya Key West Bay ZiplineLFK scuba
SAN JUAN:Pamelas
ST KITTS:Reggae Carambola
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I spotted a parrotfish. Of course it wasn't the huge magnificent green ones, but at least another parrotfish. I really had hoped that Kenny & Kolin could see the size of these things. It just wasn't going to happen this cruise. This was a small one and it would be the only one we seen that day. Once again, zoom is never a good idea.







Plenty of surgeon fish in the area:






I was so glad that the water was clear and the sun was out. It made for a good experience.



Lots of coral in the area of various types


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EPIC SPIRIT PEARL STAR JEWEL GETAWAY SUN SKY DAWN BREAKAWAY JADE EPIC
CARNIVAL:
Dream Pride Breeze Fascination Conquest Magic
ARUBA: Arashi Beaches Animals Sites
BAHAMAS:Great Stirrup Cay Half Moon Cay Blue Lagoon Melia Junkanoo Paradise
BARBADOS:Boatyard
BELIZE:Cavetubing Cavetubing Bannister Shark Ray Alley Goffs Rendezvous
BERMUDA: Horseshoe Snorkel Park Tobacco St Catherines Achilles Jet Ski/boat rental Warwick-Horseshoe Long Bay-Clearwater Tobacco Snorkel Park
COSTA MAYA:Almaplena Maya Chan Nohoch Blue KayBlueKay
COZUMEL:Chankanaab Dolphin Swim Chankanaab Nachi Playa Mia Sanchos Passion Island Palancar Money Bar Paradise
CURACAO Diving
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:Saona
GRAND CAYMAN:Stingray Sandbar Stingrays, Rum Point
GRAND TURK:BohioGovernorsGibbs
ROATAN: LFKey LFK Maya Key West Bay ZiplineLFK scuba
SAN JUAN:Pamelas
ST KITTS:Reggae Carambola
ST LUCIA: Jalousie
ST MAARTEN:Orient & Maho Mullet Maho Divi Pinel
ST THOMAS:Saphhire Coki Linquist Coki
TORTOLA: Baths