After much fanfare, the Norwegian Breakaway has arrived and the reviews are in. This ship is the talk of the industry! The design, the entertainment and the features are second to none. The Breakaway is now the trendsetter when it comes to mainstream cruising. Ocean Blue with Geoffrey Zackarian (Iron Chef) is an absolute hit, so popular the price is soon to be raised to $49 per person, which is still far undervalued for food and experience of this quality. 678 Ocean Place, which are decks; 6, 7 and 8 are where most of the action will take place on board. Night clubs, restaurants and of course the casino. Our guests will not have to walk far to find their next adventure.
The Breakaway experience has been likened to that of many luxury cruises. Guests just off the inaugural were comparing the ship and overall cruise to the likes of luxury liners of Oceania. The decor, staff and staterooms are all part of the Norwegian freestyle experience. You can’t find this kind of cruise on any other line. The Haven, the fastest water slide at sea, the Cake Boss and three broadway shows. Where else are you going to find this much entertainment and activity combined with a feel of luxury and intimacy? An all inclusive? I think not.
Norwegian is known for being the trendsetter of the industry, setting many cruising firsts over the course of its existence, and the Breakaway is just the latest and greatest of Norwegian’s accomplishments. Check out the Breakaway website, http://www.breakaway.ncl.com/ then make sure you call your Personal Cruise Consultant for all the latest details. The Breakaway is sailing to Bermuda and the Bahamas exclusively from New York City year around.
Venice is one of the most famous places in the world for art, culture, history and tourism. Averaging over 50,000 visitors each day, taking a cruise that includes Venice is a must for anyone. In Venice, you will find historical churches, man made canals perfect for a gondola ride, great food, wine and stunning scenery.
Man Made Venice Canal
The Grand Canal is perfect for touring the city. The ‘S’ shape canal cuts directly through the city. Start at St. Mark Basin and make your way to the Santa Lucia rail station. A perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon of sightseeing. You will see architecture from the Byzantine (Late Roman) Empire, the Renaissance and Gothic Venetian. When your cruise stops in Venice, do not miss a Gondola ride. You never know what wonders you will come across.
St. Mark’s Basilica is the Cathedral church of the Roman Archdiocese. It is the most famous church in Venice. Known also as the Church of Gold, due to it’s architecture and symbol of power and wealth, it is cherished by the people of Italy and a must see for visitors. As you come face to face with the church, you will see the majestic statue of St. Mark perched on the roof of the Cathedral above a gold winged lion, the mascot of Venice.
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco is the famous public square of Venice. You will see this area as you make your way to St. Mark’s Cathedral. You can’t miss the amazing clock tower, constructed in the late 15th century. This area is famous in movies, however it has many historical and religious connections as well. Enjoy the sights, architecture and historical artwork. There you will also find a great view of the Great Canal as you walk back from St. Marks.
Sail on the Jade round trip from Venice and purchase the “Best of Venice” shore excursion. You will have a guided tour of the best of Venice as well as a ride to the airport upon conclusion of your tour. Cruise like a Norwegian to Venice, you will have memories to last a lifetime.
The first time I went to Bermuda, the weather was overcast, humid and somewhat dreary. At first, the atmosphere did not impress me. However, after about an hour walking around the Royal Naval Dockyard, the sun started to come out and I began to realize how amazing and unique Bermuda is. Never too hot, rarely too cold, the climate is ideal for any outdoor activity you can imagine. Snorkeling, swimming, wind surfing, kite surfing to golf, hiking and sightseeing, you will be very comfortable.
Royal Naval Dockyard
Your ship will dock at the west end of the Island in Somerset Village or more famously, Royal Naval Dockyard. Here you will find a very accessible ferry terminal, fortresses and historical buildings. Some building have been converted into museums and shops for an interesting shopping experience. Looking for a bit more adventure? Purchase a shore excursion from Norwegian and go on a catamaran sail and snorkel. The calm blue waters are perfect for viewing sea life and maybe even a shipwreck! How’s that for a vacation?
Bermuda is a combination of beauty and adventure. So many amazing activities, sights, cultural events and history, you will not have any problem finding something to do, or choose to do nothing at all. The pink sand beaches are wonderful for relaxing and taking in the amazing scenery. Try Horseshoe bay, rated top ten beaches around the world by TripAdvisor, you will find yourself on a beach of dreams come true. As you depart Bermuda, you will find yourself pining for extra time to shop, another round of golf, another hour of scuba, or another glimpse at a classical lighthouse. Cruise like a Norwegian to Bermuda on the newest ship in the fleet, the Breakaway, this summer from New York. Amazing combination.
Pink Sand of Bermuda