Breaking Down the Breakaway, RECREATION

So, now we've done the restaurants and entertainment...let's get to RECREATION aboard the new Norwegian Breakaway.

First off, and most important to moi, is the Casino!  Located on Deck 7, smack in  the middle of 678 Ocean Place, the casino on Breakaway appears to be as large as the one on EPIC.  It will have the usual assortment of table games and slots.  In case you are wondering, Norwegian Cruise Line has been named "Best Cruise Line Casino" for TEN YEARS running, by the readers of Casino Player Magazine, and recently won the same designation by Porthole Magazine.  Y'all know I spend way too much time in casinos on ships.  I've no doubt I will do the same on Breakaway...especially with all the Sea Days twixt Manhattan and Bermuda.

For a little more active recreation, up on Deck 17 is the Aqua Park.  With a total of 5 multi-story waterslides, 2 swimming pools and 4 hot tubs.  In the waterslide category, there is The Whip, two side-by-side twisters so you can race, the Free Fall, which is just what it sounds like - a feet first plunge that will give you the fastest waterslide at sea RUSH, and then one plain old waterslide. Also adjacent to the water park is the Breezeway Bar and Grill, where you can sit down and have a bite to eat or a drink.  Bathing suits and flip flops welcome!  So, yeah...the Aqua Park is pretty much a full-fledged water park, and promises to be a great place to spend those sunny sea days.

And for the REALLY active, there is a 3 Story Sports Complex that is absolutely the biggest and best at sea.  Besides the usual, like a full basketball court, there is a Bungee Trampoline...way fun!  And a nautical themed 18 hole mini-golf course.  And a Spider Web climbing cage.  And a Rock Wall for climbing.  And...check it out!  A ROPES COURSE!  By far the largest ropes course on a ship, this one is multi-story, has 40 individual elements, and for the ultimate thrill - THE PLANK.  Yep.  A plank, extending 8 feet over the edge of the ship!  Honestly, I haven't decided whether I am up for this one or not. I probably will.  And I doubt I will publish the picture taken by the camera at the end, showing me about to pee my pants.

So, there's the major play areas for the grown ups.

Next week, I'll get into the recreation for the kids!

and if you are ready to book your Norwegian Breakaway trip, now, give a call at 760.265.3687!

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