And so, the idea of cruising out of NYC came up! Only problem, Keith ended up not being able to go, which is actually just as well since he really isn’t crazy about cruising.
The kids and I were thrilled though. The three of us love to cruise. Alex, is almost 15 – Megan is almost 13, and this is important when it comes to the teen vs kids clubs! We tend to sail based on itinerary and not based on cruise line. We’re pretty much willing to try any line. For us, just being on vacation is the important part. We ended up choosing the Norwegian Breakaway sailing to Bermuda! This was pretty interesting. I never had given any thought to cruising to Bermuda before, nor sailing out of New York! But now, the stars aligned and it seemed to be the perfect fit for us! We would be at sea for 2 days before docking and spending three FULL days in Bermuda! Then have another day at sea on our way back to NYC. Wow! This would be amazing!
However, that being said, we sailed last year on the Epic in the Western Mediterranean, and while we all wanted to really love it, we were left feeling a bit disappointed as compared to our other cruises. So we had some mixed feelings about sailing on the Breakaway. We were going with an open mind though. Just as an aside, if you want to know what we liked and didn’t like about the Epic, feel free to jump to the posts from last year to read all about it!
Ok, enough background. The day had come and we were ready to sail! We thought about driving to the port, but we live very close to an Amtrak station and the pricing as compared to paying for gas, tolls, and parking made it an easy decision. My husband took us to the train station on Sunday morning for an 8:00 am train, which would get us to NYC just a little after 10:30 am. Fantastic timing!
There is nothing like that feeling of walking on board for the first time! Suddenly you’re officially on vacation!!!