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Maine/Canada Cruise: At Sea


After the usual too-big breakfast, we spent some time walking around and reading before the Cruise Critic Meet and greet. This time it was in the District Beer House.  No coffee and pastries but samples of beer and appetizers.  We had over 90 people sign up and it was a great turnout, even if we didn’t win any of the prizes.

About 10 of the officers came to meet us and give us contact info.

There were very nice people at our table, including a woman I’d already chatted with on Facebook


Then it was time for lunch and another walk on deck.

After all this eating and walking it was time for a nap

Tom had a meeting and  I tried to get work done.  The Wi-Fi connection was ok for some things like reading but not for actual work.

Dinner was Mediterranean Seafood night which I skipped due to allergies

And we walked on deck

I had some of the wine that they’d left in the room.  Not the best but it was there.

I saw an ad for a “Party patch” available in the ships store.  I had never heard of such a thing before but there it was:

  • Natural Hangover Defense Patch
  • Wear while drinking to defend against a hangover
  • Water resistant
  • Replenish your body with vitamins while drinking
  • For best results wear for at least 8 hours – remove next day

Of course, amazon sells them too so you can buy them cheaper before you go.  You can even get a 24-pack for those longer cruises.

I spent some time looking at the patches folks were wearing to try to figure if they had the regular Dramamine patch or the Party Patch.

And to sleep…

At Sea, Monday, June 8, 2015


I woke up about 7 and Tom had brought me coffee – hooray!

We went for breakfast at the good old Garden Cafe then went to a talk about Bermuda in the Breakaway Theater.  It was pretty good and told us a lot about the island and good places to go.

At 11, we had a Cruise Critic Meet and Greet in La Cucina.  The officers didn’t seem to want to be there but we did get cards with their phone numbers, if needed.  No offer of a dinner with the officers like we had last time.

I texted Michael using the iConcierge app and he was napping already so I took the time to get Tom’s app working.

Back at the cabin we found out that Michael had bought shorts and shirt in the store.  He hadn’t known that he couldn’t use his debit card – it was all on the room key.

Then, of course, it was time for lunch.  You know where.

We decided to go on the Bermuda full-day bus tour Wednesday and BAMZ/Crystal Caves on Thursday.  Michael signed up for them during lunch, using the app.

We walked around some and came to the ropes course and zipline. Michael went but didn’t walk the plank.  I had planned to go, too, but I was wearing sandals and couldn’t go. Tom checked everything out and said he’d try it “later”.



As if the Aqua Park wasn’t enough deck-top fun for one cruise vacation, Norwegian has devoted another generous chunk of the ship’s exterior space to a three-story sports complex with a smorgasbord of gee-whiz amusements.

Among the attractions is a suspended-in-the-sky ropes course that has 40 different elements including The Plank, a platform that extends 8 feet over the vessel’s edge. The sports complex also offers a miniature golf course, basketball court, rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline and a 24-foot enclosed climbing cage called the Spider Web.
From http://www.usatoday.com/story/cruiselog/2013/05/01/norwegian-breakaway-five-things-love/2126133/

We went to store for more band aids for Tom. I liked a tshirt but didn’t get it which is pretty amazing for me.
This night we had reservations for the Cirque Jungle Dreams and Dinner.  I had read many complaints about the Cirque dinner so we ate in the Garden Cafe a bit before the show. The food (and show) were great. I told the waitress that I was allergic to shrimp so she offered double filet mignon but I declined. My portion was excellent.

The show itself was fantastic, especially for being at sea. The costumes were very clever.

We wandered outside deck 8 before bed.

All pictures from today:




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