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Super liner Breakaway’s crew connects with Sandys 360

While the politicians have been squabbling over aspects of the Norwegian

Breakaway’s maiden voyage to Bermuda last week, we are indebted to Stephanie Lee, the marketing and communications coordinator of Sandys 360 Centre for publicising how the

Breakaway’s Splash Academy Youth Team headed ashore Thursday last to initiate an exciting programme at Sandys Secondary Middle School/Sandys 360 Centre.

The liner, with more than 4,000 passengers and crew was the largest ever to visit Bermuda, tied up at the nearby Dockyard. More than 20 more weekly cruises are scheduled.

Karen Maybury, project director for Norwegian’s youth programme and Paul Rossi, a head coach for the UK’s King’s Foundation, led a team ashore for a new initiative called “Sports to Ports”.

This is when crew members use their own free time and volunteer at local schools to teach children life skills through sports.


Breakaway Youth team is a group of talented individuals who all work with the youth programme on board the ship.

Their first afternoon was full of fun and games led by the ship’s team, in which Sandys teachers participated.

The introduction of Sports to Ports was facilitated by Chris‘t’ian Swan, a former pupil of Sandys Secondary School and founder of his company Chris’t’ian Swan (cswan@christianswan.com).

Mr Swan, a former crew member of Norwegian Cruise Line, was proud to return to his grass roots at Sandys Secondary School and declared he looks forward to continuing this significant relationship.

Dr Melvyn Bassett, the managing director of Sandys 360 expressed appreciation to the group for coming and said Sandys are excited about the prospects of having the Splash Academy Youth Team visit the Centre on a regular basis when visiting each week.

Photo by Stephanie Lee This photo shows the team from the Norwegian Breakaway liner with students and staff from the Sandys Secondary School and 360 Centre after a visit last week.

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Published May 25, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm)

Super liner Breakaway’s crew connects with Sandys 360

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