Has anyone booked a Breakway studio?

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#41
Bronx, NY
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Originally posted by HowardK
@hotchibonnie Where is the Wyndham? I will defintely look at it- I can always cancel my reservation. Sounds like not a bad thing thanks for mentioning

@Laney- I am still going to read reviews but am at 85-90% certainty- I am looking forward to Bermuda. I actually wish I was going in May- I'll have t wait though

@Dave- looking forward to your review. I am 20 minutes outside Philly and found it was totally worth flying to Miami for the Epic; it will nice being able to go on a similar ship from NYC
Wingate by Wydham is on 35th Street between 7th and 8th avenues. You can google to t their contact information. Stayed there xmas of 2011, rooms were about 120/night...Although I did book through Expedia. Check it out!
#42
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I have booked a Studio room on the Breakaway for June 8th, 2014. I am hoping to meet some people prior to that to get to know and maybe hook up with.
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#43
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Originally posted by pcl_cruiser
I have booked a Studio room on the Breakaway for June 8th, 2014. I am hoping to meet some people prior to that to get to know and maybe hook up with.
I just returned from the Studios on the Epic for my first cruise and had a superb time. I met two great people prior on the forums which was the start to an ever expanding group of new friends. Everything just fell into place and I feel fortunate. I don't know if it's that easy every time. It looks like you've had some experience with this in the past. Good luck in your search.
#44
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I will be in a studio for the 9/16 sailing. Loved the Epic and hoping to love the Breakaway as much.
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#45
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It's worth noting that solo cruisers aren't necessarily only going to be in the solo suites. For example, I'm booked to sail on the Breakaway on March 2, 2014. I'm traveling solo, but booked an aft-facing balcony room for myself. Yes, it was more expensive, but I wanted a balcony. Plus, since it's both my very first cruise AND I'll be celebrating my 50th while at sea, I figured, "What the heck. Let's go all out."

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#46
South Carolina
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Heyyy everyone!

I just booked a studio on Breakaway today! I'll be on the October 26th sailing... which means Halloween cruise! So excited!

Talking about pricey hotels... for my upcoming January cruise from Miami, airfare for my dinky little hour and a half flight is nearly $400 and I haven't been able to find a decent hotel for less than $250! Yes, that even includes the Holiday Inn! (For comparison... I paid $127+tax for the Intercontinental in November.)

Meanwhile, flying to NYC is HALF the cost... for the same length flight. So I'll likely be able to get airfare AND a hotel in NYC for about the same cost of JUST my airfare to Miami. It's so crazy. lol

Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting other solo cruisers on the Breakaway. My last Epic trip was awesome! Made a lot of new friends and LOVED staying in the studios!
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#47
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Originally posted by DaveL00
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I just returned from the Studios on the Epic for my first cruise and had a superb time. I met two great people prior on the forums which was the start to an ever expanding group of new friends. Everything just fell into place and I feel fortunate. I don't know if it's that easy every time. It looks like you've had some experience with this in the past. Good luck in your search.

Yes, I do have a little bit of experience! I am also not shy, so I am hoping it won't be a problem. I have done one solo cruise before but it was only a 4 day. So who knows!!!
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#48
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Originally posted by dreamr
Heyyy everyone!

I just booked a studio on Breakaway today! I'll be on the October 26th sailing... which means Halloween cruise! So excited!

Talking about pricey hotels... for my upcoming January cruise from Miami, airfare for my dinky little hour and a half flight is nearly $400 and I haven't been able to find a decent hotel for less than $250! Yes, that even includes the Holiday Inn! (For comparison... I paid $127+tax for the Intercontinental in November.)

Meanwhile, flying to NYC is HALF the cost... for the same length flight. So I'll likely be able to get airfare AND a hotel in NYC for about the same cost of JUST my airfare to Miami. It's so crazy. lol

Anyway, I'm looking forward to meeting other solo cruisers on the Breakaway. My last Epic trip was awesome! Made a lot of new friends and LOVED staying in the studios!
-I am finding something similar! (Yet in the opposite direction The hotel I am staying at is $325 (Comfort Inn-10-15 minute walk from the Pier) vs. 2 nights at the Doubletree in Biscyane.

I think what I spent on airfrare/hotel in Miami from Philly was almost the amount of the cruise.

However- it was worth it as it was a greater sense of detachment and being on vaca
#49
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Well, my airfare and hotel in Miami added together is about what I'm paying for my cruise, too. And I'm not as far away as you are! I'm pretty much right in the middle of Miami and New York, since both flights are approximately 2 hours.

$363 (airfare) + $277 (hotel) = $640

That's not much less than a studio cabin on the ship for a week. And that's without all of the taxi rides to and from the airport/ship! Craziness, I tell ya! lol

And even crazier?

I booked the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami... for $5 LESS than the Holiday Inn. XD
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#50
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Just booked a mini suite on the Breakaway Sept 15,2013. My first solo cruise and first to Bermuda. A bit nervous but I'm sure I'll be OK.

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#51
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Originally posted by scarlett123
Just booked a mini suite on the Breakaway Sept 15,2013. My first solo cruise and first to Bermuda. A bit nervous but I'm sure I'll be OK.

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