Experience New York at Sea on Norewgian Breakaway

It is the morning after the night before and I am feeling fresh and enjoying coffee and juice in O’Sheehan’s waiting for my Country Platter breakfast to arrive (this will certainly set me up for the day). Yesterday evening started with a quick drink at Waves Pool Bar (and it was quick, unfortunately the weather was not kind and even a Durham lad like myself felt the cold). A quick walk to Mixx and I enjoyed a moment of piano music and a cold drink before joining new friends for dinner in the Manhattan Room Restaurant. The Manhattan Room is a complimentary dining option on Norwegian Breakaway and is visually stunning, it’s feel is that of a Supper Club with entertainment provided with the Burn the Floor show (Ball Room dancing reinvented is promised by Norwegian Cruise Lines and to my untrained eye this was delivered). The show was nearly as fabulous as the meal provided, it was my lucky night as a surf and turf of Sirloin Steak and Lobster was on the menu and I do not think I will ever enjoy a Key Lime Pie as delicate as that experienced in the Manhattan Room. I do applaud Norwegian Cruise Lines for providing the Manhattan Room as a complimentary restaurant as I would gladly have paid a $25 cover charge for the experience (but please do not tell Norwegian Cruise Lines that). After dinner and a post dinner cocktail in Shakers Bar I could not resist popping into Fat Cats Jazz & Blues Club to see Slam Allen and his band, Slam has a cult following and I have enjoyed his music on Epic, Slam has an easy going style that captivates the audience, once you are in you do not want to leave and a lot of guests enjoyed dancing and sang along to songs such as My Girl, Baby Can I Hold You Tonight and Hey Joe. When Slam decided we had enjoyed his music enough I had a brief glimps of Bliss Ultra Lounge but tiredness got the better of me and I retired to my comfortable bed and a great nights sleep. I have so much to see tonight including the complimentary broadway show ‘Rock of Ages’ and I will be doing my best to pop by and Howl at the Moon in the duelling piano bar in Headliners.

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