NJ Transit Newark Airport Station

NJ Transit Newark Airport Station

NY Pizza at Penn Station!

NY Pizza at Penn Station!

My wife Cathy and me with Mr. Met!

My wife Cathy and me with Mr. Met!

It is difficult to top New York City when it comes to public transportation.  Upon our arrival into Newark International (Friday from Miami), getting into NY was a snap. We took the airport air train to New Jersey transit Newark train station, where we caught the train to Penn Station in Manhattan, $12 each.  Once in Penn Station (which is beneath Melo’s home, Madison Square Garden), we had our first taste of NYC, a slice of pizza!  It was awesome, and they had quite a system going at the counter; in about a minute, our order was taken, food was served and money paid! From Penn station we took a cab to meet our cruise mates (and family), who then drove us from Manhattan to their home in Queens.

Today, Saturday, we took in a Mets game at Citi Field; the Mets hosted the Atlanta Braves.  Before the game, we took the subway into Manhattan to meet more family, so that they would not be alone on the 7-train to Citi Field.  Let’s just say he (we’ll call him “John”) watches too much “Law and Order!”  Citi Field is beautiful (especially compared to old Shea Stadium) and there is a wide variety of food choices.

We took advantage of many of them, prepping our bodies for the onslaught of NCL Breakaway food!  Hopefully, the weather will improve as we board the Breakaway tomorrow and head towards Bermuda.  It’s late May and the temperature dropped to the upper 40’s with 20-30 mph wind gusts.  It felt like late fall, and we left the game in the 6th inning, went to a cafe, and ate some more; desserts with coffee and Bailey’s!

In a few hours, we will be boarding our van to head to the Norwegian Breakaway!  Be sure to check with us daily over the next seven days; we will have lots of information for you!

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