Monday, August 24, 2015

Family Cruising - Norwegian Breakaway Ropes Course

Norwegian Breakaway anchored in Bermuda

     The Norwegian Breakaway was launched in 2013 with a capacity of 3969 passengers for it's 1262 staterooms and suites. It was not the largest ship to join the fleet of Norwegian Cruise Line, but it was the first Norwegian ship to boast a ropes course at sea. This family-friendly activity incorporates a feature called the "Plank", where climbers live out their pirate fantasies (or nightmares) by walking out 8 feet from the side of the ship on a beam no more than 4 inches wide, with nothing but the sea below - far, far below!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dinosaurs in Central Park

     When in New York City with the kids, most families make a stop at the American Museum of Natural History, in front of Central Park West at 79th Street. This is the museum featured in the 2006 movie Night at the Museum, starring Ben Stiller as a night watchman who discovers that the exhibits magically come to life at night.

Subway stop for the American Museum of Natural History