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April 2018

Norwegian Breakaway

Day 5 at sea

overcast 72 °F

Dinner was at the Manhattan Supper Club - one of the three main restaurants. A first - we were actually seated at Table 1! I was never sure that table existed on a cruise ship! After dinner, I went to see an absolutely superb hypnotist. I have only seen a similar act one time before, and the artist was incredible!

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We woke up this morning to overcast skies but the seas were much calmer and the wind had died down significantly. We watched the cooking demonstration conducted by the chefs at Le Bistro, which is where we are dining tonight and then had lunch at Jimmy Buffets!

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Posted by rpickett 09:41 Tagged sea at day 5 Comments (0)

Norwegian Breakaway

Day 3 and 4 at sea

sunny 72 °F

After another cloudy and windy day, we dined tonight at Cagney's Steak House, which was bustling. A good pork belly appetizer, lobster bisque and a filet hit the spot. The chocolate seven layer cake finished of the dinner - far too much food. Everything was cooked superbly!

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This morning we woke up to something new: clear skies and less wind. The upper decks were opened back up and the passengers enjoyed some 'freedom' from below decks!

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Posted by rpickett 10:28 Tagged sea and at day 3 4 Comments (0)

Norwegian Breakaway

Day 2 at sea

overcast 70 °F

We seem to be following a front across the Atlantic. The weather decks are still closed and the relative wind is coming across the upper decks at more than 60 knots. Everyone still seems to be having fun though. The good news - we did see the sun for a few minutes!

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Posted by rpickett 11:26 Tagged sea at day 2 Comments (0)

Norwegian Breakaway

Day 1 at sea

overcast 60 °F

Our first day at sea was cloudy and overcast and the winds became increasingly stronger. The pool decks are closed for safety. The ship has its stabilizers deployed so the movement of the ship is pretty smooth considering. As I write this the seas are about 12 feet - a sea state 4 - and the winds are coming across the deck at about 40 knots.

First impressions are important, and our first day on board was met with a very friendly staff and good food. We had sushi for lunch - yes the serve raw fish - and went to the Italian Restaurant for dinner. After dinner, as we were walking around the ship, the passengers were serenaded by some Princes and Princesses who were practicing their ABC's and Itsy Bitsy spider.

For breakfast this morning, we chose one of the dining rooms, and were served perfectly prepared Eggs Benedict!

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Posted by rpickett 06:54 Tagged sea at day 1 Comments (0)

Norwegian Breakaway

New York

overcast 53 °F

We started this adventure in New York, where the Norwegian Breakaway was moored next to the Intrepid museum. We are doing a trans-atlantic journey to Southampton England with stops in the Azores, Ireland, England and France. Our next five days are at sea. We arrived in New York to a beautiful 75 degree day, and woke up the next morning with clouds and temperatures in the high 40's - certainly a transition.
We arrived at the pier about 1130, and the ship had not finished debarking yet. Apparently Customs and Border Patrol was severely limiting the number of folks who could debark at one time. As a result the ship was not cleared until almost 1pm. Slow and tedious with a packed cruise terminal of passengers, most of whom had arrived much before the scheduled boarding time of Noon.

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Directly across the river from where we were tied up was Hamilton Park in New Jersey, where Alexander Hamilton died in a duel.

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We got underway late due to needing to complete a large on -load of groceries for the next 12 days. The ship normally provisions for 7 days.

A good dinner and off to bed!

Posted by rpickett 11:46 Archived in USA Tagged city new york Comments (0)

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