Day 2 at sea.
The weather is finally perfect with the first two being
overcast with occasional showers. I'm sitting in our cabana
looking out at the picturesque sea. We're really in the
middle of nowhere. This is the farthest out to sea we've
been and in the deepest waters. Our cabana is essentially a
private pod with shade and loungers. There's only five on
the ship, so as soon as we got on board (which was before
everyone else as we had priority boarding) we bee lined it
to reserve one.
The ship is nice. It's also massive and is the biggest one
we've been on so far. The Breakaway is also brand new, and
this is its fifth sailing I believe. That said the layout is
pretty much the same as other NCL ships we've been on. One
nice feature is what they call the waterfront. All the bars
have areas inside and out. So when it's nice you can hang
out outside and enjoy the view. Our suite is typical. Sadly
nothing will ever compare to the owners suite we had during
our last Europe cruise though. But the decor is nice and the
extra space appreciated. The tub is useless though, I don't
know why these ships bother with them. It would make more
sense to just build a bigger shower.
Last night we went and saw a dance show called Burn the
Floor. It was a bunch of hotties doing ballroom dances like
the Waltz, Tango, Quickstep etc. As both Chris and I watch
shows such as Dancing With the Stars we really enjoyed it.
It was a top notch production. We also went to the Ice Bar.
It was pretty fun, not as great ad the one in Copenhagen,
but considering we were on a cruise ship, it was cool
Oh! And Chris won at Bingo! She won just over $600 (that we
split with Kim & Hailey). I'll never complain that we never
win again. The food has been good. No complaints so far.
However both Chris & I noticed the food portions have gotten
smaller. Considering how much food we see wasted all the
time and the fact we're trying to be healthy that's probably
a good thing. Speaking of which, I've been good this cruise.
No wild partying for me. It's actually pretty sad, with my
issues and Kim's issues and the fact Hailey is basically
allergic to booze, Chris has been left to pick up the slack.
Ug. I spoke to soon. I got obliterated the next day. I think
a combination of too much sun and really stiff drinks put me
over. I got violently ill. So I was pissed off at my own
stupidity and it had ruined what had been a fun day up to
that point. Worse, I ended up missing the Cirque show.
It's been a few days since my last update and I'm trying to
remember what we did when. The days have kinda blurred
together. I don't even know what day it is. I guess that's
the sign of a good vacation. Yesterday we spent the day at
the beach. We were going to go to Elbow beach as its not as
crowded as Horseshoe Bay which is where all the tourists go.
But when we drove by it in our taxi it looked so beautiful
we went there instead. It was a lot of fun, and not as
crowded as we feared. The day before that went on a
catamaran snorkel cruise. The crew was really good and we
enjoyed drinking rum swizzle while listening to tales of the
Bermuda Triangle. The swimming was fun and I saw a number of
cool looking fish.
Last night we went and saw the show Rock of Ages. Chris
really liked it but I thought it was just ok. There was lots
of swearing and sexual innuendo. And the woman were dressed
like slutty 80's rocker chicks with garters and skimpy
underwear. Of course I liked that part a lot, but I couldn't
believe parents had taken their kids to it.
This morning we got up early to go parasailing which was a
first for all of us. Kim however chickened out and just
watched. I'm glad I did it as its one of those things you
need to try once. Yesterday I started feeling sick as I
finally came down with someone's (Hailey) cold. So I wasn't
sure I was going to partake. But I'm glad I did as it was
pretty fun. From there the girls booked a taxi tour of the
island while I came back to the ship to rest. Right now it's
pissing rain, but that's good as it's been so stinking hot
here. Despite our best precautions, we're all sunburnt in
Last day at sea. Chris and I had cappuccino's on our balcony
and watched the flying fish taking off below. At one point
we saw an entire school. She's gone off to play Bingo again
and I'm just going to relax in our private club area. It's
been a good trip. It's had some ups and downs but overall it
was a nice getaway.
In hindsight I think the cabana was a waste of money. The
enclosures block most of any breeze, and unless the sun is
behind them they're simply too hot to hang in. They were all
booked, but almost always empty. On a different itinerary it
might have been different. But I did like having access to
the private club. Nice and relaxing and not crowded like the
rest of the ship. We didn't really take advantage of The
Haven other than to have breakfast there. The pool and hot
tub area were always full of kids so we didn't spend any
time there. The food has been good. Last night we ate at a
specialty restaurant where they'd come around serving
different cuts of meat off a skewer. It was awesome although
I was in a meat induced coma afterwards. Tonight we are
going to the restaurant run by Iron Chef Zakarrian.
Bermuda is a neat place. It's in such a unique spot of the
world. Had I known it'd be so hot we would have come a few
weeks earlier. But both Kim and I said we wouldn't mind
coming back as there's lots to see and do. Years ago, just
out of college I almost got a tech job working in Bermuda.
It was one of those 'what if' moments in life, and the main
reason I wanted to travel here. So I'm glad I got to visit