NCL Breakaway - Jan 5 2014 - 12 day NYC RT (Southern Carribb)

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#1
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7,551 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
San Juan PR, St Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts.

Into / out-of NYC.



12 day escape from Canadian winter...priceless.



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History...(Mostly NCL):..
2016 - Aug 6 - Jade RT Venice - Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos & Olympia FWD SE PH for my BIG FIVE OHH!
2016 - Mar 12 - Sun EB SA Valparaiso - Buenos Aires (Aft SE PH)
2015 - Oct 29 - Escape - TA - H6 Aft (Ireland road-trip b4)
2015 - Jan 31 - Getaway - Eastern (H9)
2014 - Sept 22 - Star - Copenhagen RT - Norway - Shetland - Faroe - Iceland - Glasgow - Dublin (Aft PH - CAS)(14)
2014 - Jan 5 - S. Carrib. - Breakaway. (H9 - CAS)(12)
2013 - Sep 21 - NYC RT -Canada & NE - Gem (Mini-suite CAS) (7)
2013 - July 7 - Breakaway - Bermuda (Spa Mini - CAS)(7)
2013 - Feb 10 - Pearl - Western (SE Upg. - CAS)(7)
2012 - Oct 5 - Dawn - Boston - Portland - Halifax - PEI - Gaspesie - La Baie - Quebec (SJ Upg. - CAS)(7)
2012 - April 7 - EPIC - Eastern (H9 Upg.) (CAS)(7)
2011 - Nov 13 - Spirit - Western Exotic -Balcony (solo) (Thx CAS - Millionnaire Maker Finals)(7)
2011 - Oct 22 - Sun - Eastern - Bahamas - Puerto Rico - St. Thomas - Balcony (Thx CAS...Slot Tourney WINNER!) (7)
2011 - May 22 - EPIC West Med Barcelona RT - Italy - Mallorca - w/ Berlin & Brussels b4, Paris after - H9 (Thx CAS)(7)
2010 - Dec 26 - New Year's - Spirit Western Exotic - NOLA - Costa Maya - Roatan - Belize - Cozumel - OV(Thx CAS)(7)
2010 - June 24 - EPIC maiden TA to NYC - H9, Budapest, Vienna & Stonehenge b4 (6)
2009 - Sep 29 - Jade Black Sea - Athens - Ukraine - Romania - Bulgaria - Istanbul (10)
2008 - Aug 24 - Gem West Med - Barcelona - Malta RT (7) w/Edinburgh/Glasgow/London b4
2007 - New Year's - Gem - NYC - Bahamas (7)
2007 - Sep 8 - Sapphire Princess - TPacific to Beijing (Vcvr/ Alaska [Glacier Bay] / Anchorage/Vladivostock/Japan/Korea/Beijing) (22)
2006 - Sep 3 Jewel - Barcelona - Venice - Istanbul (12)
2005 - Aug 23 Jewel - Baltic Capitals (12)
2004 - Jun 6 Dawn - NYC/Bahamas/NYC (7)
2003 - May 31 - Sky - Vcvr/Alaska(Tracey Arm)/ Seattle (7)
#2
Rochester NY
773 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Originally posted by sjbdtz
San Juan PR, St Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Kitts.

Into / out-of NYC.



12 day escape from Canadian winter...priceless.



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We are going on the Breakaway January 5, 2014....it is a ways away but looking forward to it.

Kevin and Ed
#3
New York
15 Posts
Joined Aug 2013
There has been A LOT of reviews complaining about the over crowding problem on this ship. I believe this is the first sailing with the new extended itinerary. Is anyone else nervous about these bad reviews? (Specifically the overcrowding.)
#4
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7,551 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by ITSALLGOOD2ME
There has been A LOT of reviews complaining about the over crowding problem on this ship. I believe this is the first sailing with the new extended itinerary. Is anyone else nervous about these bad reviews? (Specifically the overcrowding.)

Having been on the ship, to Bermuda.... no. Not concerned in the least.

The main issues they had with overcrowding were that the start/end times of various shows wound-up congregating too many people in one section of the ship, at a time.


So they're re-staggering the show times, and working on distributing people throughout the ship more equally.


Stephen


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2018 - Bliss - May 10 - Panama Canal

History...(Mostly NCL):..
2016 - Aug 6 - Jade RT Venice - Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos & Olympia FWD SE PH for my BIG FIVE OHH!
2016 - Mar 12 - Sun EB SA Valparaiso - Buenos Aires (Aft SE PH)
2015 - Oct 29 - Escape - TA - H6 Aft (Ireland road-trip b4)
2015 - Jan 31 - Getaway - Eastern (H9)
2014 - Sept 22 - Star - Copenhagen RT - Norway - Shetland - Faroe - Iceland - Glasgow - Dublin (Aft PH - CAS)(14)
2014 - Jan 5 - S. Carrib. - Breakaway. (H9 - CAS)(12)
2013 - Sep 21 - NYC RT -Canada & NE - Gem (Mini-suite CAS) (7)
2013 - July 7 - Breakaway - Bermuda (Spa Mini - CAS)(7)
2013 - Feb 10 - Pearl - Western (SE Upg. - CAS)(7)
2012 - Oct 5 - Dawn - Boston - Portland - Halifax - PEI - Gaspesie - La Baie - Quebec (SJ Upg. - CAS)(7)
2012 - April 7 - EPIC - Eastern (H9 Upg.) (CAS)(7)
2011 - Nov 13 - Spirit - Western Exotic -Balcony (solo) (Thx CAS - Millionnaire Maker Finals)(7)
2011 - Oct 22 - Sun - Eastern - Bahamas - Puerto Rico - St. Thomas - Balcony (Thx CAS...Slot Tourney WINNER!) (7)
2011 - May 22 - EPIC West Med Barcelona RT - Italy - Mallorca - w/ Berlin & Brussels b4, Paris after - H9 (Thx CAS)(7)
2010 - Dec 26 - New Year's - Spirit Western Exotic - NOLA - Costa Maya - Roatan - Belize - Cozumel - OV(Thx CAS)(7)
2010 - June 24 - EPIC maiden TA to NYC - H9, Budapest, Vienna & Stonehenge b4 (6)
2009 - Sep 29 - Jade Black Sea - Athens - Ukraine - Romania - Bulgaria - Istanbul (10)
2008 - Aug 24 - Gem West Med - Barcelona - Malta RT (7) w/Edinburgh/Glasgow/London b4
2007 - New Year's - Gem - NYC - Bahamas (7)
2007 - Sep 8 - Sapphire Princess - TPacific to Beijing (Vcvr/ Alaska [Glacier Bay] / Anchorage/Vladivostock/Japan/Korea/Beijing) (22)
2006 - Sep 3 Jewel - Barcelona - Venice - Istanbul (12)
2005 - Aug 23 Jewel - Baltic Capitals (12)
2004 - Jun 6 Dawn - NYC/Bahamas/NYC (7)
2003 - May 31 - Sky - Vcvr/Alaska(Tracey Arm)/ Seattle (7)
#6
141 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
As noted on the other post for this cruise and date, partner and I are booked and looking forward to meeting you all on this cruise.

We were from on the Jewel in April and on the Gem shortly after she made her debut. The timing is right and this should be a great escape from January in NYC.
#7
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7,551 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by chelseaguy
As noted on the other post for this cruise and date, partner and I are booked and looking forward to meeting you all on this cruise.

We were from on the Jewel in April and on the Gem shortly after she made her debut. The timing is right and this should be a great escape from January in NYC.

Welcome! I'm only here infrequently, but it will be great to meet you onboard.


Stephen


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NEXT:
2017 - Sky - Oct 16 - Cuba
2018 - Bliss - May 10 - Panama Canal

History...(Mostly NCL):..
2016 - Aug 6 - Jade RT Venice - Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos & Olympia FWD SE PH for my BIG FIVE OHH!
2016 - Mar 12 - Sun EB SA Valparaiso - Buenos Aires (Aft SE PH)
2015 - Oct 29 - Escape - TA - H6 Aft (Ireland road-trip b4)
2015 - Jan 31 - Getaway - Eastern (H9)
2014 - Sept 22 - Star - Copenhagen RT - Norway - Shetland - Faroe - Iceland - Glasgow - Dublin (Aft PH - CAS)(14)
2014 - Jan 5 - S. Carrib. - Breakaway. (H9 - CAS)(12)
2013 - Sep 21 - NYC RT -Canada & NE - Gem (Mini-suite CAS) (7)
2013 - July 7 - Breakaway - Bermuda (Spa Mini - CAS)(7)
2013 - Feb 10 - Pearl - Western (SE Upg. - CAS)(7)
2012 - Oct 5 - Dawn - Boston - Portland - Halifax - PEI - Gaspesie - La Baie - Quebec (SJ Upg. - CAS)(7)
2012 - April 7 - EPIC - Eastern (H9 Upg.) (CAS)(7)
2011 - Nov 13 - Spirit - Western Exotic -Balcony (solo) (Thx CAS - Millionnaire Maker Finals)(7)
2011 - Oct 22 - Sun - Eastern - Bahamas - Puerto Rico - St. Thomas - Balcony (Thx CAS...Slot Tourney WINNER!) (7)
2011 - May 22 - EPIC West Med Barcelona RT - Italy - Mallorca - w/ Berlin & Brussels b4, Paris after - H9 (Thx CAS)(7)
2010 - Dec 26 - New Year's - Spirit Western Exotic - NOLA - Costa Maya - Roatan - Belize - Cozumel - OV(Thx CAS)(7)
2010 - June 24 - EPIC maiden TA to NYC - H9, Budapest, Vienna & Stonehenge b4 (6)
2009 - Sep 29 - Jade Black Sea - Athens - Ukraine - Romania - Bulgaria - Istanbul (10)
2008 - Aug 24 - Gem West Med - Barcelona - Malta RT (7) w/Edinburgh/Glasgow/London b4
2007 - New Year's - Gem - NYC - Bahamas (7)
2007 - Sep 8 - Sapphire Princess - TPacific to Beijing (Vcvr/ Alaska [Glacier Bay] / Anchorage/Vladivostock/Japan/Korea/Beijing) (22)
2006 - Sep 3 Jewel - Barcelona - Venice - Istanbul (12)
2005 - Aug 23 Jewel - Baltic Capitals (12)
2004 - Jun 6 Dawn - NYC/Bahamas/NYC (7)
2003 - May 31 - Sky - Vcvr/Alaska(Tracey Arm)/ Seattle (7)
#8
Rochester NY
773 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
This does look to be a nice sailing. We are sailing on the Breakaway next month too. Welcome all. Looking forward to meeting everyone. I have read some balanced reviews lately rather than the negative ones. So, I think we will be in for a treat.


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#9
141 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
[quote=sjbdtz;40174291]Welcome! I'm only here infrequently, but it will be great to meet you onboard.


Stephen


Thanks, Stephen. Fred and I look forward to meeting you and what we hope will be many more FOD.

Best wishes.
#10
141 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
Originally posted by mvdude111
This does look to be a nice sailing. We are sailing on the Breakaway next month too. Welcome all. Looking forward to meeting everyone. I have read some balanced reviews lately rather than the negative ones. So, I think we will be in for a treat.


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The initial reviews were somewhat depressing to the point we considered shifting to RCL. We did their Caribbean cruise in January --9 days but 2014's go to all the same ports. We've been to the Caribbean so often that ports don't matter that much. 12 days--with six sea days...love those sea days. We've also met some great guys on NCL with whom we have become good friends. So whatever it is I am sure--well almost--all will be fine.

We look forward to meeting you in January.
#12
NY11937/NJ07065
797 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Hi Bill ~ Just noticed when I was looking over the roll calls that you were the final poster on this thread...thought I'd pop in and say *Hi*...hope you and Fred enjoy your winter getaway. We've switched from the Caribbean to doing the North Atlantic in January !! We'll be going over to Southampton on Jan. 3 on the QM2, arriving on Jan. 10 and switching to the Queen Elizabeth to return to NYC. We did the same thing last January, returning to NYC on the Queen Victoria, and know a lot of others who do this same thing...the WCC...Winter Crossing Club. Since you like sea days, maybe try this next year? All we have are sea days...the ships are the destination!
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