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9 hours ago, retiring soon said:

Hi all!

 

sid_9169 ~ I'm enjoying your review & thinking about what I missed out on when I cancelled my Breakaway cruise in April to do the Pearl TA. This is the 2nd time I've cancelled cruises from New Orleans so hopefully one day I'll sail from there. What did you think about sailing down the Mississippi? Could you see any sights or was it dark?

You had me loling a few times especially the topless story then drooling over some of the food pictures!

Glad you got paid for your days away, sounds like a nice boss you have at your new job!

Looking forward to more of your review.

 

~ Jo ~ 😊

Hi Jo...hope you are doing well.  Some of us from the Bliss Panama Canal cruise are doing the Getaway out of New Orleans on November 17th.  I had to cancel my 19 day Getaway TA in October (which ends in NOLA) due to work issues but like you have wanted to sail down the Mississippi (just to say I did).  You should join us!  Stop by our Roll Call...it is a fun group!

 

Sid - enjoyable review as always and beautiful sunset and food photos.  Looking forward to more.

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30 minutes ago, Beachiekeen said:

Love the pics.  I will be eager to hear your take on the beverage package/upgraded package, whether it was worth it, needed, etc.

The new upgraded beverage package was not available until the sailing directly following mine... Fortunately, they lowered the price of Patron silver under the $15 limit. I did enjoy a few shots of nicer tequila for about $6 over the limit, but they were few and far between...

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I ended up having to go to my side job after my full time job this afternoon, so I'm just now getting home... I'll try to add a bit more before I go to bed and do it all over again...

 

Now, we're going all the way back to the first sea day... I had my usual coffee and omelette for breakfast... (Usual for a cruise, not in my everyday life) Today was the cruise critic meet and greet, held in La Cucina... 

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Afterwards, I explored about the ship. It was pretty easy, as I've sailed the Getaway three times, and the Breakaway is pretty much identical, save for the names of a few venues.

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Hey Sid,

 

Love your sunset pictures:classic_biggrin: and i always love the food and drink pictures

great review :classic_biggrin:

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The Breakaway is the only ship where I have experienced the themed lunch buffets at Moderno... Today was Chinese.

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Then, it looks like I had a few drinks at Vibe... Maybe more than a few. I remember (my notes tell me so) that I did the ropes course, and I was really drunk. I did the plank six different times. Due to the fact that there were hardly any children on board, the ropes course never had a line.

 

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Headliners was empty, so I looked around at some of the photos on the walls.

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Le Bistro is right across from Headliners

 

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According to my notes, this was the day that the access door to Vibe broke down, so we had to go through the employee area to enter the area. Also, I explored the way upper deck above Vibe and found some interesting scenery. A lady, probably around 65-70 years old laying out with her top off, and large boobs sticking straight up in the air... Another gentleman (I say gentleman, I never actually talked to him) was donning a garment so small that it would make a Speedo seem like a bit much. Imagine a women's thong bikini with a small "pouch" on the front to hold the "beans and sausage" ... I mean this was the least amount of clothing I've ever seen someone wear without actually being naked... But, I digress...

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This was also the evening that I dined at Le Bistro. I'll throw a little food p0rn your way now... Note in the first photo the bottle of wine. Yes, I successfully made the transition from tequila to wine and survived.

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It was seafood night at the Garden Cafe, so obviously I went there after Le Bistro...

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I took some pictures of the giant LED chandelier in the atrium.

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Then, it looks like I headed (stumbled) back to the cabin...

 

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So, have to ask, one semi professional drinker to you a professional drinker.... did the patches work like you used on this cruise? or the pills from the other cruise? or  did you not notice a difference?  

 

and by the way, your food porn is making me hungry and I literally just finished dinner. 

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Sid  --  Thanks for the fantastic pictures of the ship.  We're hoping to potentially do a Breakaway this Spring & Getaway late fall...  These provide a wonderful sense of the ship!

I noticed in your food pic's - you may have eaten dessert a few times on this trip - were they enjoyable?

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7 minutes ago, EganFire said:

So, have to ask, one semi professional drinker to you a professional drinker.... did the patches work like you used on this cruise? or the pills from the other cruise? or  did you not notice a difference?  

 

and by the way, your food porn is making me hungry and I literally just finished dinner. 

I actually believe that the Rebound patches are the best thing I've tried...

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8 minutes ago, Von & John said:

Sid  --  Thanks for the fantastic pictures of the ship.  We're hoping to potentially do a Breakaway this Spring & Getaway late fall...  These provide a wonderful sense of the ship!

I noticed in your food pic's - you may have eaten dessert a few times on this trip - were they enjoyable?

I normally only have dessert once or twice per cruise, but I had it pretty much every night this time. Everything I had was pretty good to great... Most of these were at the specialty restaurants, so that may be different from the MDR...

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Sid, as usual you reviews never disappoint. Great pictures and commentary as usual. We will be on the Breakaway at the end of April. Did any of the bartenders stand out more than others? Last year when I was on the Getaway “Happy” was my go to bartender. Thanks again!


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1 hour ago, sid_9169 said:

The new upgraded beverage package was not available until the sailing directly following mine... Fortunately, they lowered the price of Patron silver under the $15 limit. I did enjoy a few shots of nicer tequila for about $6 over the limit, but they were few and far between...

Oh I must have missed that. Well money saved I guess so that’s good!

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Loved the photos of the sunset.  There is so much to enjoy when cruising, the drinks, food and shows but it so good to be out in the middle of the ocean watching the sun go down.

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13 minutes ago, blarko said:

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What is this? Looks interesting 🤔

The ropes course. Breakaway was the first NCL ship to feature this...

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8 hours ago, zencruisers said:

Sid, as usual you reviews never disappoint. Great pictures and commentary as usual. We will be on the Breakaway at the end of April. Did any of the bartenders stand out more than others? Last year when I was on the Getaway “Happy” was my go to bartender. Thanks again!


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Best bartender was Edgar in Vibe... 90% of the drinks I had were made by him. Great drinks, and great service...

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Now, we come full circle, all the way back to day 3: Cozumel... The early morning photos, prior to going ashore, were all on another device. We arrived right as the sun was starting to break through the morning clouds. Carnival Paradise was already docked right next to where we would soon be, at the Punta Longosta pier.

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Soon enough, we were right along side the aging Carnival vessel. The passengers on board leered over at the magnificent Norwegian Breakaway, wishing they were sailing her, instead of the ship they were currently standing on... (I'm not knocking CCL. I enjoy sailing with them, just on their newer, larger ships)

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The sun was rising quickly, and it was time to get ready for my adventure to the East side of Cozumel, which was described in an earlier chapter, though I secretly would not mind reliving the entire day...

 

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The next point in our timeline brings us to day 4: Harvest Caye. These photos occur just after my tour of the Haven, and the private island would only serve as a jump off point for my journey this day.

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Of course I had my hand drawn map.

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Here's the waiting area for the Placencia ferry.

 

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