Breakaway, Norwegian Cruise Line

The Breakaway is a Norwegian Cruise Line owned vessel that was built in 2013 with capacity for almost 4,000 passengers and over 1,600 crew members. The ship has the free style service that allows passengers to choose their own schedules for meals and shows and also the opportunity to be free as to how to dress on board. It has 15 complete floors and a sixteenth and seventeenth floor only for activities. On deck 8, you’ll find the Waterfront, a quarter-mile walk along the ocean, perfect for relaxing or just walking. You will also find an interesting range of restaurants and bars, among which there are five paying restaurants. Talking about entertainment, there are 3 main shows that are played alternately in the theater and other various presentations in the different rooms or bars. Parents and children will be delighted with the waterslides, the giant waterslide, the climbing wall and the swimming pool. For adults there is also a 9-hole mini golf, spas, a paying section for massages, sauna and beauty treatments. It has a reserved section, called the Haven, with more luxurious and refined facilities with 24-hour butler service, concierge service and private solarium. There are also some studio cabins for singles with a private section for them as well as activities. There are duty-free shops, a large casino, a disco, a library, meeting rooms, a section reserved for teenagers aged 13 to 17 and an ice bar.

Tips

With your online check-in, you can also purchase the beverage package, a choice of discounted specialty restaurants, pre-paid tips and other promotions. On site, prices are a little more expensive than if you buy it in advance.

There is no captain’s night or gala like on other ships so you do not need to bring clothes for a gala evening.

If you like arts, you have also the possibility to buy pictures on bord.

 

Braies Lake, Bolzano, Italy

Braies Lake is a small alpine lake in the northeast of Italy at the foot of the Croda del Becco, at 1.495 meters. It is in Val Braies in the province of Bolzano, in the natural park Fanes-Sennes-Braies. The lake is surrounded by an exceptional natural environment with the natural setting of the Dolomites that make it a very visited place in the summer. Due to its small size, it is possible to go around within an hour of walking through a nice easy trail. On the way you will find a charming little church. There is also a beautiful inn by the lake.

Tips

You can swim in the lake if you like but the water is very cold.
You can also rent boats to sail on the lake .
If you love hiking, there are others little wilder trails that you could use.

The Casse-Noisette Market, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Casse-Noisette (Nutcracker) Market is a Christmas market philanthropic in Montreal on the ground floor of the Convention Center Galleries. This event was created in 2010 by Les Grands Ballets in favor of the Nutcracker Fund for Children. You will find many exhibitors who were selected for their rarity, quality and originality of their products and each exhibitor will give 10% of its sales to the Nutcracker Fund for Children Grands Ballets. These funds are used to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend a performance of the ballet and also to participate in educational workshops. The funds are also used to restore the costumes and scenery of the show. This lets around 2,800 children to participate.

Tips

The event takes place from November 30th to December 10th 2017 and it opens at 11:00.
You can reach the place by subway; go down at the Place d’Armes metro station (orange line) or by bus; lines 55 or 129.
Go with your family and friends, it’s for a good cause and the admission is free.