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!!! BREAKAWAY !!! To Bermuda ^_^ Our Ultimate Review and Complete Pictorial Guide!

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Gambee,

 

Have been looking forward to this review since you posted your X review.

 

Welcome back from your cruise. I hope you had a blast!! Can't wait to experience it in your review.

 

Bill

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Welcome back Gambee. Great start to the review. I'm looking forward to following along.

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Gambee: WOW! What an amazing tribute to Kev, who was all about Bermuda. He would have absolutely loved this thread. Incredible, jaw dropping detail. Simply AMAZING!!!! :D

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Great start!!

My friend and I did Dawn to Bermuda a few summers ago and are planning to return next summer.

This may be what puts us over the edge on picking Breakaway vs Dawn again.

 

Thanks- looking forward to the rest :D

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Gambee...it's simply amazing that you plan so much in advance in a short amount of time...looking forward to another great review! You'll be a writer for a cruise review site soon! I am thinking maybe even AAA would use your reviews!

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Ahhh here we go, the moment I've been waiting for, for like a month! :D You're first part just took me 30 minutes to read, love how thorough it is and I feel like every single review is getting better (if that's possible!) I don't know what it is with my computer and your reviews but if you remember what happened while I was reading your Silhouette review, just happened again although this time I was on the couch downstairs with the charger upstairs! :p

 

Really looking forward to all of the great pictures as I still don't have a good sense of the ship layout. I was really considering buying your camera for Allure because the one I'm bringing is going to be too big (I think). But there is only one left on Amazon and I wouldn't be able to get it for a few days and by then it will probably be out of stock, yay! :rolleyes:

 

Can't wait to read more my friend!

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Welcome back Gambee. You have already "WOWED" us and it is just the beginning of your review. Only bad part is that I am getting ready for our cruise on the Grandeur to Bermuda this coming Friday. I guess I will have to read what I can this week and finish when I get back.

 

You do such an awesome job. You really should write for a travel magazine. And the pictures are outstanding.

 

I will friend request you on Facebook sometime soon.

 

Thanks for doing these reviews. I know we all look forward to them and enjoy them tremendously.

 

Gwen :)

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Thank you Gambee for starting your review already - it looks amazing so far!!

 

Looking forward to your in-depth review of the ship, as well as your deck 12 B1 aft cabin, as we are also on deck 12. We originally booked an inside, upgraded to a deck 14 standard balcony, then switched to the aft-facing balcony because of it's size. I haven't told the family yet - so should be a surprise to all!

 

Thanks again for doing a review - looking forward to the rest! :D

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Can't wait to read more! What a fantastic, detailed review already. Patiently waiting for more. :)

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Can't wait for all the details! Thank you so much for doing this! One advance question: if we are booking breakaway to bermuda, is april too early for nice bermuda weather? Isn't it near North Carolina? Thanks.

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Just sent a FB friend request! I've really not had an urge to go to Bermuda or to sail on mega-ship....but you've changed that!!!! Great review!! :cool:

 

My friend! Looking forward to another detailed review and your awesome photography!

 

Wow! This is phenomenal and you're just getting started. :D:cool::)

 

I am so excited to read this!!!!

 

Thank you Gambee, loving it already:D

 

Even better, I just realized that I am in the same cabin as you!

 

So excited, I have been waiting all week for this. I knew you would start almost the minute you got home. lol I hope you and your mom had a wonderful time!!

 

Looking forward to all the details :o:thumbup:

 

I've been looking forward to your review, can't wait to hear all about the Breakaway and see your photos!

 

Oh. Yea. Totally in. You know I am!

 

Let's get this party started!!

 

So excited' date=' I can't wait for your review Gambee. Thanks in advance for what I know will be a comprehensive and entertaining review.[/quote']

 

Can't wait to follow along...anticipating the posts will keep me occupied for a few weeks

 

What an amazing in-depth review.........and you only just got started!!

I'm subscribing to this and I would love to see your photos so I'll head over to facebook and friend request you too!! Thank-you!!

 

Gambee- 1st- lovely tribute. I know what you mean about Kev. I have been following your posts closely. I feel as though I know you. I am guessing many of us feel this way. Many of your pics and posts made me feel like I was right there with you.

 

2nd- THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. We have all been wondering about the new girl- and you have really helped us get to know her.

 

3rd- So glad that you enjoyed your trip. When I sail- I will be raising a glass or two to you and Bear. You have been so helpful.

 

4th- Can't wait to read the rest!

 

Peace-

Ame

 

 

 

 

Thank you everyone for the kind words, and welcome aboard.

 

 

Just starting to work on day one pictures and waiting for the plane.

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yeah!!!! Gambee is back. Let the reading commence!!

 

Welcome back Gambee. You have already "WOWED" us and it is just the beginning of your review. Only bad part is that I am getting ready for our cruise on the Grandeur to Bermuda this coming Friday. I guess I will have to read what I can this week and finish when I get back.

 

You do such an awesome job. You really should write for a travel magazine. And the pictures are outstanding.

 

I will friend request you on Facebook sometime soon.

 

Thanks for doing these reviews. I know we all look forward to them and enjoy them tremendously.

 

Gwen

 

Ahhh here we go, the moment I've been waiting for, for like a month! :D You're first part just took me 30 minutes to read, love how thorough it is and I feel like every single review is getting better (if that's possible!) I don't know what it is with my computer and your reviews but if you remember what happened while I was reading your Silhouette review, just happened again although this time I was on the couch downstairs with the charger upstairs! :p

 

Really looking forward to all of the great pictures as I still don't have a good sense of the ship layout. I was really considering buying your camera for Allure because the one I'm bringing is going to be too big (I think). But there is only one left on Amazon and I wouldn't be able to get it for a few days and by then it will probably be out of stock, yay! :rolleyes:

 

Can't wait to read more my friend!

 

Gambee...it's simply amazing that you plan so much in advance in a short amount of time...looking forward to another great review! You'll be a writer for a cruise review site soon! I am thinking maybe even AAA would use your reviews!

 

Great start!!

My friend and I did Dawn to Bermuda a few summers ago and are planning to return next summer.

This may be what puts us over the edge on picking Breakaway vs Dawn again.

 

Thanks- looking forward to the rest :D

 

Gambee: WOW! What an amazing tribute to Kev, who was all about Bermuda. He would have absolutely loved this thread. Incredible, jaw dropping detail. Simply AMAZING!!!! :D

 

Thank you.

 

Welcome back Gambee. Great start to the review. I'm looking forward to following along.

 

Gambee,

 

Have been looking forward to this review since you posted your X review.

 

Welcome back from your cruise. I hope you had a blast!! Can't wait to experience it in your review.

 

Bill

 

Wow. Between this and the fact that they are showing John Wayne movies all day on the TCM channel it's gonna be a fun day.

 

Awesome. Looking forward to more.

 

 

I have been waiting for this review and you are off to an excellent start! Can't wait to read the rest!

 

 

Hello everyone, seeing a lot old friends here, welcome aboard hope everyone enjoys =)

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Hooray!

 

I stopped reading the everything Breakaway thread because I knew you would cover what I wanted and needed to know in your review.

 

Thanks for another AWESOME review!

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Can't wait for all the details! Thank you so much for doing this! One advance question: if we are booking breakaway to bermuda, is april too early for nice bermuda weather? Isn't it near North Carolina? Thanks.

 

I would not do Bermuda again in May, the water is too cold and you risk cold weather. Personally I would stick to june, july, aug or sept. The other months just rick being cold.

 

please post menus from cruisethanks

 

dana

 

I will post them as I go, they are all scattered in different days.

 

Thank you Gambee for starting your review already - it looks amazing so far!!

 

Looking forward to your in-depth review of the ship, as well as your deck 12 B1 aft cabin, as we are also on deck 12. We originally booked an inside, upgraded to a deck 14 standard balcony, then switched to the aft-facing balcony because of it's size. I haven't told the family yet - so should be a surprise to all!

 

Thanks again for doing a review - looking forward to the rest! :D

 

That should be a great surprise for them, the balcony is just great. Would love to be able to do it again.

 

 

Can't wait to read more! What a fantastic, detailed review already. Patiently waiting for more. :)

 

Gambee,

Wow, you're off to a great start. Thanks for taking the time to write this amzing review.

 

Loving the review!

 

Thank you, =)

 

Welcome Aboard, glad to have you here.

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Hooray!

 

I stopped reading the everything Breakaway thread because I knew you would cover what I wanted and needed to know in your review.

 

Thanks for another AWESOME review!

 

Welcome aboard.

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Wow, this is unreal. So glad I don't have to look at all the Breakaway threads, everything I need to know will be here!

 

Thanks!

 

~Roberta (friend request to fb sent as well, you are going to be inundated with requests!)

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So I will do this review a little different, in the past reviews I have answered all posts independently. But I have noticed that I dedicated so much time to that and then I neglect the review slightly. I will try to respond to most of them, but if they are in the same context I will address them together. I sure hope that is ok with everyone.

 

I will however answer all questions independently, as each question is different from the other ones.

 

Of course that does not mean that I don't expect you to post ;), I love when you folks post as it gives me the motivation that I need to continue strong. This is a long and extensive process, I am just trying to lighten my load a little.

 

Hope you all understand :)

 

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During those following months, I became obsessed with the Breakaway. I followed everything that became available on the internet. I won't bore you with the details of it, but I will post a link with the main thread in CC.com that most of us were following: Everything Breakaway! (LIVE on 4/28). You will notice that I was very active in that thread, and it was a lot of fun following the progress and learning all of the new features that this ship had. My main sources of information were Building Breakaway, Depping-Design, NCL's Facebook and NCL's website.

 

 

Pictorial Timeline of Breakaway's Construction

 

March 2012. Lettering markers are set in place.

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April 2012. Engines are delivered.

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May 2012. The firsts blocks are revealed.

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July 2012. Ship starts to take shape.

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July 2012. Aft of the ship is revealed.

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August 2012

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October 2012. Bow and Bridge are set in place!

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October 22, 2012. She FLOATS!

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December 2012. Aqua park being installed.

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January 2013. Recreation Area being installed.

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January 2013. Peter Max design starts to get painted.

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August 2012

Augu6-sept10_zps00a922c9.jpg

Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

 

October 2012. Bow and Bridge are set in place!

oct18_zps0edee294.jpg

Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

 

October 22, 2012. She FLOATS!

October22_zps7895f3ab.jpg

Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

 

December 2012. Aqua park being installed.

Dec3_zps0f12948a.jpg

Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

 

January 2013. Recreation Area being installed.

Jan11_zpse6bbb18b.jpg

Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

 

January 2013. Peter Max design starts to get painted.

Desktop_zps43dbea53.jpg

Image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

 

 

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