Getaway to New York as Floating Hotel for Super Bowl Week!

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#1
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NCL announced some modifications this week to Getaways' inaugural cruises. The transatlantic now will be going to New York instead of Miami. There the ship will be chartered. Hmmm, why would the ship be going to New York in late January next year, any big events scheduled? Well, look at that, the Super Bowl! I think it's fairly obvious she's being chartered as a floating hotel for Super Bowl week! I haven't seen any announcements yet, but I think this is a good guess.
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#3
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January 26 I think.


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#4
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I am sailing on the Getaway from Southampton and we are to arrive in NYC on Monday the 26th of January. I think that there will be a 2 night Cruise To Nowhere and be docked for the Super Bowl. I received the notice of the change of itinerary on the 19th of August.
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Ha!
Nothing like watching the superbowl in freezing weather and taking a freezing cruise in NYC in February.
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#7
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Originally posted by ColinIllinois
That's odd. One would think that in the NY/NJ area in January there would be plenty of hotel rooms. Am I wrong about that?
Hotel rooms can be impossible to get in NY/NJ during big events ..
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#8
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Originally posted by carol54
Hotel rooms can be impossible to get in NY/NJ during big events ..
Impossible or very expensive. Just ask those now getting off the Getaway in NYC as they search for hotel space post cruise.
#9
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Originally posted by ColinIllinois
That's odd. One would think that in the NY/NJ area in January there would be plenty of hotel rooms. Am I wrong about that?
For the superbowl??? Heck - I may just have to rent my house out, and go stay in Florida - I can make a killing for that. There won't be a hotel available anywhere near here.
#10
Staten Island NY
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Originally posted by time2cruise1
Impossible or very expensive. Just ask those now getting off the Getaway in NYC as they search for hotel space post cruise.

I will gladly rent out space to sleep on my living room floor at $1000 per night. Bring your own sleeping bag. Comes complete with continental breakfast (I will buy some English muffins...).
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#11
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Originally posted by bobg529
I will gladly rent out space to sleep on my living room floor at $1000 per night. Bring your own sleeping bag. Comes complete with continental breakfast (I will buy some English muffins...).
I am way closer to the stadium $5,000 a night and I'll make you breakfast.
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Originally posted by bobg529
I will gladly rent out space to sleep on my living room floor at $1000 per night. Bring your own sleeping bag. Comes complete with continental breakfast (I will buy some English muffins...).
Don't forget the DSC.
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Originally posted by SissasMomE
I am way closer to the stadium $5,000 a night and I'll make you breakfast.

My offer also includes complimentary cruise around NY Harbor (Staten Island Ferry).
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#14
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my friend just booked the Hyatt for superbowl weekend I think he is also catching a knicks game hyatt usually goes for 300-500 he paid 750 for the hotel without all the lovely taxes lol, oh and btw that was there smaller room
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I would think that the Super Bowl would be easy to sell out in the New York market even if no local teams were in it. So they must be planning to force people to buy an expensive "package", that would include food, lodging, other entertainment, transportation, etc. to add to the big profits
(and to the local economy) in order to even purchase a game ticket.

Think how much the hotels, restaurants, and other businesses would lose if all the seats were purchased by locals.......
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#16
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Originally posted by www3traveler
I am sailing on the Getaway from Southampton and we are to arrive in NYC on Monday the 26th of January. I think that there will be a 2 night Cruise To Nowhere and be docked for the Super Bowl. I received the notice of the change of itinerary on the 19th of August.
Norwegian said the charter extends from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.

It would make sense then, a 2 or 3 night cruise to nowhere from the 26th to 29th and then the "charter" takes over for a week from the 29th to the 5th, with the 2nd being the Super Bowl.

Do you think the Getaway will be docked from the 29th to the 5th as part of some Super Bowl package? I can't imagine the port fees.
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#17
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Originally posted by ibcnusoon
Norwegian said the charter extends from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5.

It would make sense then, a 2 or 3 night cruise to nowhere from the 26th to 29th and then the "charter" takes over for a week from the 29th to the 5th, with the 2nd being the Super Bowl.

Do you think the Getaway will be docked from the 29th to the 5th as part of some Super Bowl package? I can't imagine the port fees.
The 2 night cruise to nowhere for the travel industry is on the 27th. The interesting thing is how they will handle both the Breakaway and Getaway at the pier at the same time since only one gangway is usable by those ships without dropping some lifeboats.


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Originally posted by time2cruise1
The 2 night cruise to nowhere for the travel industry is on the 27th. The interesting thing is how they will handle both the Breakaway and Getaway at the pier at the same time since only one gangway is usable by those ships without dropping some lifeboats.
and since the Super Bowl is on Sunday the 2nd, that's when the Breakaway is scheduled to arrive/depart.
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#19
Tampa Bay Area FL.
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Originally posted by ibcnusoon
and since the Super Bowl is on Sunday the 2nd, that's when the Breakaway is scheduled to arrive/depart.
Good luck to those passengers finding air and pre cruise hotels unless they have big bucks.

Right now however a quick check I can get air one way Tampa to JFK for $91 on the first or second. Hotels another story cheapest $400 a night Fairfield Inn up to $1700 for 2-4 star hotels.


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#20
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Originally posted by time2cruise1
The 2 night cruise to nowhere for the travel industry is on the 27th. The interesting thing is how they will handle both the Breakaway and Getaway at the pier at the same time since only one gangway is usable by those ships without dropping some lifeboats.


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On the Inaugural Breakaway arrival we dropped some lifeboats to dock on the Intrepid side.


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