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11 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
Thanks..were going on our first cruise in a few weeks, will be short 4 nights. Hope we like it. Plan on booking a longer one in the Nov time frame. We'll see how the first one goes...but we are both very excited to start cruising.
Staten Island NY
1,026 Posts
Joined Apr 2006
As you can see my partner and I do a little cruising
We live on Staten Island
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New Jersey
16 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
My partner and I (30 and 31) live in New Jersey and would love to meet some cool guys to talk about travel destinations, etc. Hit me up!
307 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by mjm8325
when are you going on the Breakaway?
Is wish we were already booked on the Breakaway ... but alas we only have one cruise planned .. The Royal Princess in The Med in July. The Breakaway looks nice, but we will "suffer" with the RP for now !
Brooklyn
1,671 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
I was on the 2-night Breakaway inaugural and was really impressed by the ship! A new, great option for NYC and I can't express how convenient it is to leave from here and not have to worry about flights before or after the cruise!
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Upcoming:
Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas - Inaugural CTN

Sailed:
HAL Eurodam - Baltics
Norwegian Getaway - E. Caribbean
Norwegian Getaway
- Inaugural CTN
(Pics)
Celebrity Reflection - E. Caribbean
Uniworld SS Antoinette - Rhine Christmas Markets
NCL Breakaway
- Bermuda
NCL Breakaway - Inaugural CTN (Review w/ pics)
Uniworld River Beatrice - Danube (Review w/ pics)
NCL Epic
- E. Caribbean
NCL Star - Bermuda
Ruby Princess - Grand Mediterranean
(Review w/ pics)
NCL Epic
- W. Mediterranean (Review w/ pics)
Crown Princess - S. Caribbean (Review w/ pics)
NCL Gem - Bahamas (Review w/ pics)
31 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
Originally posted by Bundles917
The way you got hooked on cruising is how we got hooked. I surprised my partner with a cruise (our first) for his Bday. He didn't know on what or to where we were going until I got him to Port Liberty in Bayonne.

Pied Piper is a gay travel agency out of NYC. The fares are discounted and you travel as a group on a regular cruise but you don't have to be with the group in all of their functions (but the free cocktail parties are a definite must participate). We've traveled twice with them. Pied Piper was our first cruise.

If you'd like to talk more about similar cruising interests feel welcome to e-mail us at Montclair2Guys[at]aol[dot]com.

Paul
Aquafest Cruises is another agency that puts together gay groups on regular cruises. My partner and I sailed with them recently on a Celebrity transatlantic. It was our first sailing as part of a group. We thought they did a great job and would definitely sail with them again.
Bronx, New York
2,439 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by AttilaTheFun
I was on the 2-night Breakaway inaugural and was really impressed by the ship! A new, great option for NYC and I can't express how convenient it is to leave from here and not have to worry about flights before or after the cruise!
My wife and I are just off the Breakaway inagural sailing to Bermuda and had a blast!!!....we are now ready for the Allure of the Seas in August!
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Our embarkment day wedding review: ~Norwegian Jewel~ 7/30/11 ...
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Dana(aka/Lipz wearing headpiece) and Sharine
Cruising Ship Wedding Planning.....!!!

TBA 2017 - Harmony of the Seas
November 27, 2016 - Carnival Vista
June 11, 2016 - Norwegian Escape
August 2015 - Oasis of the Seas
April 2015 -Carnival Liberty
November 2014 -Quantum of the Seas
August 2014 - Explorer of the Seas
May 2014 - Carnival Breeze
August 2013 - Allure of the Seas
May 2013 - Norwegian Breakaway
July 2012 - Carnival Miracle
August 2011 - Carnival Glory
July 2011 - Norwegian Jewel
May 2009 - Majesty of the Seas
August 2004 - Carnival Imagination
Brooklyn
1,671 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by Lipz
My wife and I are just off the Breakaway inagural sailing to Bermuda and had a blast!!!....we are now ready for the Allure of the Seas in August!
Ooo, another ship I would love to sail! Let us know how it is!
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Upcoming:
Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas - Inaugural CTN

Sailed:
HAL Eurodam - Baltics
Norwegian Getaway - E. Caribbean
Norwegian Getaway
- Inaugural CTN
(Pics)
Celebrity Reflection - E. Caribbean
Uniworld SS Antoinette - Rhine Christmas Markets
NCL Breakaway
- Bermuda
NCL Breakaway - Inaugural CTN (Review w/ pics)
Uniworld River Beatrice - Danube (Review w/ pics)
NCL Epic
- E. Caribbean
NCL Star - Bermuda
Ruby Princess - Grand Mediterranean
(Review w/ pics)
NCL Epic
- W. Mediterranean (Review w/ pics)
Crown Princess - S. Caribbean (Review w/ pics)
NCL Gem - Bahamas (Review w/ pics)
Bronx, New York
2,439 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Originally posted by AttilaTheFun
Ooo, another ship I would love to sail! Let us know how it is!
lol...will do!

I see you were on the Breakaway and didn't like the layout of the buffet either. I prefer the food station buffet and the fact that when you walk in you can see around the space, the guest and the food. This 'square' buffet set up was yucky to me.

I love your Breakaway photos, you have great pictures of the public spaces which I did not.

I'm going to check out your GEM review next, we are cruising her in December for the Christmas/New Years sailing.
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Our embarkment day wedding review: ~Norwegian Jewel~ 7/30/11 ...
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Dana(aka/Lipz wearing headpiece) and Sharine
Cruising Ship Wedding Planning.....!!!

TBA 2017 - Harmony of the Seas
November 27, 2016 - Carnival Vista
June 11, 2016 - Norwegian Escape
August 2015 - Oasis of the Seas
April 2015 -Carnival Liberty
November 2014 -Quantum of the Seas
August 2014 - Explorer of the Seas
May 2014 - Carnival Breeze
August 2013 - Allure of the Seas
May 2013 - Norwegian Breakaway
July 2012 - Carnival Miracle
August 2011 - Carnival Glory
July 2011 - Norwegian Jewel
May 2009 - Majesty of the Seas
August 2004 - Carnival Imagination
Jersey City, New Jersey
670 Posts
Joined Jan 2002
Originally posted by tony11727
Anyone going to be on the NCL Gem departing July 20, 2013?
Ah! We're booked on the GEM August 3rd!
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20th!!!! Norwegian Breakaway - October 2017 NYC --> Bahamas
19) Anthem of the Seas - December 2016 Bayonne --> Bahamas
18) Carnival Pride - August 2016 Baltimore --> Bahamas
17) Regal Princess - November 2015 Ft Lauderdale --> Bahamas
16) Carnival Conquest - April 2015 Ft Lauderdale --> Caribbean
15) Celebrity Constellation - Oct 2014 Istanbul --> Black Sea & Med
14) Carnival Splendor - May 2014 NYC --> Caribbean
13) Carnival Elation - September 2013 New Orleans --> Mexico
12) NCL Gem - August 2013 NYC --> Bahamas
11) NCL Spirit - October 2012 Venice --> Barcelona <--BEST CRUISE!
10) Enchantment of the Seas - July 2012 Baltimore --> Bermuda/Boston/Newport
9) Carnival Glory - July 2010 NYC --> Canada
8) NCL Star - RFamily Vacations July 11 2009 Alaska
7) Caribbean Princess - May 24 2009 NYC --> Caribbean
6) NCL Spirit - August 2007 NYC --> Caribbean
5) HAL Rotterdam - April 2007 Rio --> Athens
4) NCL Spirit - November 2006 NYC --> Caribbean
3) NCL Jewel - September 2006 Barcelona --> Istanbul
2) NCL Dream - March 2006
1) Carnival Paradise - January 2002
Bronx, New York
2,439 Posts
Joined Jul 2004
Has anyone begun planning for 2014 yet?

We are looking at Hawaii on NCL's Pride of America, last sailing in May. I'm also thinking about RCCL's Quantum of the Seas.


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Our embarkment day wedding review: ~Norwegian Jewel~ 7/30/11 ...
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Dana(aka/Lipz wearing headpiece) and Sharine
Cruising Ship Wedding Planning.....!!!

TBA 2017 - Harmony of the Seas
November 27, 2016 - Carnival Vista
June 11, 2016 - Norwegian Escape
August 2015 - Oasis of the Seas
April 2015 -Carnival Liberty
November 2014 -Quantum of the Seas
August 2014 - Explorer of the Seas
May 2014 - Carnival Breeze
August 2013 - Allure of the Seas
May 2013 - Norwegian Breakaway
July 2012 - Carnival Miracle
August 2011 - Carnival Glory
July 2011 - Norwegian Jewel
May 2009 - Majesty of the Seas
August 2004 - Carnival Imagination
Howell, NJ
40 Posts
Joined Mar 2013
Originally posted by Preppy1
My partner and I (30 and 31) live in New Jersey and would love to meet some cool guys to talk about travel destinations, etc. Hit me up!
Hello. My husband and I (41 & 40) also live in NJ. We love cruising. Where in NJ are you?
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Mike B.
Howell, NJ

Jan 2014 - NCL Breakaway
Oct 2013 - RC Jewel of the Seas
July 2013 - RC Enchantment of the Seas
Apr 2013 - RC Oasis of the Seas
Oct 2012 - Celebrity Summit
May 2012 - RC Explorer of the Seas
Feb 2012 - NCL Jewel
Oct 2011 - RC Voyager of the Seas
Jul 2011 - RC Majesty of the Seas
Feb 2011 - NCL Gem
Sep 2010 - Celebrity Solstice
May 2010 - RC Majesty of the Seas
Aug 2009 - RC Grandeur of the Seas
Apr 2009 - Celebrity Century
Oct 2008 - RC Majesty of the Seas
Aug 2000 - Carnival Destiny
Mar 2000 - Princess Grand









Howell, NJ
40 Posts
Joined Mar 2013
Originally posted by Preppy1
Hey, how's it going? We are from Westfield.
Its going good. we just got back from a short weekend weekend cruise to the Bahamas on RC Enchantment of the Seas. We live in Howell.
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Mike B.
Howell, NJ

Jan 2014 - NCL Breakaway
Oct 2013 - RC Jewel of the Seas
July 2013 - RC Enchantment of the Seas
Apr 2013 - RC Oasis of the Seas
Oct 2012 - Celebrity Summit
May 2012 - RC Explorer of the Seas
Feb 2012 - NCL Jewel
Oct 2011 - RC Voyager of the Seas
Jul 2011 - RC Majesty of the Seas
Feb 2011 - NCL Gem
Sep 2010 - Celebrity Solstice
May 2010 - RC Majesty of the Seas
Aug 2009 - RC Grandeur of the Seas
Apr 2009 - Celebrity Century
Oct 2008 - RC Majesty of the Seas
Aug 2000 - Carnival Destiny
Mar 2000 - Princess Grand









New Jersey
16 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Nice! A few weeks back we did a trip to Florida and Bahamas on NCL Gem. It was only out second cruise though...your list is never ending lol
Howell, NJ
40 Posts
Joined Mar 2013
Originally posted by Preppy1
Nice! A few weeks back we did a trip to Florida and Bahamas on NCL Gem. It was only out second cruise though...your list is never ending lol
LOL.. we just LOVE cruising. it is the only vacation we will do. I love everything about it. We did the NCL Gem on an overnight out of NYC. In January, we are gonna do the 2 night cruise to nowhere out of NYC on the new NCL Breakaway. The cruises to nowhere are fun and its a great weekend getaway.
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Mike B.
Howell, NJ

Jan 2014 - NCL Breakaway
Oct 2013 - RC Jewel of the Seas
July 2013 - RC Enchantment of the Seas
Apr 2013 - RC Oasis of the Seas
Oct 2012 - Celebrity Summit
May 2012 - RC Explorer of the Seas
Feb 2012 - NCL Jewel
Oct 2011 - RC Voyager of the Seas
Jul 2011 - RC Majesty of the Seas
Feb 2011 - NCL Gem
Sep 2010 - Celebrity Solstice
May 2010 - RC Majesty of the Seas
Aug 2009 - RC Grandeur of the Seas
Apr 2009 - Celebrity Century
Oct 2008 - RC Majesty of the Seas
Aug 2000 - Carnival Destiny
Mar 2000 - Princess Grand