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Considering booking on the Breakaway, but want to get some idea of the extra costs I would incur onboard. I have read about cover charges for some of the shows. Does anyone know how many of the shows have a cover, and how much they are? Any other "extras" that I might have to consider? I have cruised before so I know about pictures, drinks and Bingo. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you.

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The only shows that have a charge are those which include a meal.

 

Mainly Cirque, but I believe there is also a Second City show that has a charge (includes lunch I think) and maybe a Nickelodeon breakfast).

 

There are other shows you need to reserve spaces for, but they are free.

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The Cirque dinner show.

The Presumed Murdered lunch.

The Nickelodeon breakfast (to eat with Dora and Spongebob)

 

Then of course there is Carlo's Bakery.

Lots of Al la Carte restaurants.

 

The spa.

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Any performance with a meal. The main ones are Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy $40 (evening), Second City "Dysfunctional Family" $20 (lunch).

 

The evening shows in the Breakaway Theater are included (no fee)

Burn the Floor

Graffiti Classics

Magician Comedian Michael Finney

Newlywed not so newlywed game show

Rock of Ages

Second City

 

Other included entertainment

Allen Roman - Various

Annika Odegard - Various

Burn the Floor "Wanna Dance" - Manhattan dining room

Burn the Floor "Wanna Dance" - Manhattan dining room

Fire and Ice - Various

Howl at the Moon - Headliners

Manhattan Band - Manhattan dining room

Quest adult game show - Spice H2O

Second City "Scriptless" - Headliners

Second City "Night on the Town" - Headliners

Slam Allen Blues - Fat Cats Blues & Jazz Club

 

...various parties,karaoke, trivia, activities, etc.

 

Primary additional costs you should consider -

• Beverages - Coffee, tea, ice tea, milk, water is included and served in all the included dining venues - The three main dining rooms (Manhattan, Savor, Taste), O'Sheehans 24x7 pub restaurant, Garden Cafe buffet, and room service.

• Restaurants - Included in all the included dining venues - The main dining rooms (Manhattan, Savor, Taste), O'Sheehan's 24x7 pub restaurants which serves pub/comfort foods, snacks and dessert, Garden Cafe buffet, and room service. Specialty restaurants have a fee of ranging from $15 to $50. Cagneys $30 (steakhouse), Le Bistro $20 (french), Moderno $20 (brazillian) are my favorites.

• Cirque Dreams - You should really consider going to this. I've heard many good things about the performance and mixed reviews about the food. Go for the show not the food. I'm considering just bringing my cocktails and skipping the food or having them bring something light. Eating seems to me a distraction anyway.

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Can you see Cirque without an extra charge when they are not serving a meal?

 

Or are the Cirque shows only for people willing to pay extra.

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Can you see Cirque without an extra charge when they are not serving a meal?

 

Or are the Cirque shows only for people willing to pay extra.

 

There is no "no meal" option for Cirque. It is an extra charge for everyone

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But you can also have a pre-show dinner at any restaurant if you don't care for the menu served during the show.:D

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Any performance with a meal. The main ones are Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy $40 (evening), Second City "Dysfunctional Family" $20 (lunch).

 

The evening shows in the Breakaway Theater are included (no fee)

Burn the Floor

Graffiti Classics

Magician Comedian Michael Finney

Newlywed not so newlywed game show

Rock of Ages

Second City

 

Other included entertainment

Allen Roman - Various

Annika Odegard - Various

Burn the Floor "Wanna Dance" - Manhattan dining room

Burn the Floor "Wanna Dance" - Manhattan dining room

Fire and Ice - Various

Howl at the Moon - Headliners

Manhattan Band - Manhattan dining room

Quest adult game show - Spice H2O

Second City "Scriptless" - Headliners

Second City "Night on the Town" - Headliners

Slam Allen Blues - Fat Cats Blues & Jazz Club

 

...various parties,karaoke, trivia, activities, etc.

 

Primary additional costs you should consider -

• Beverages - Coffee, tea, ice tea, milk, water is included and served in all the included dining venues - The three main dining rooms (Manhattan, Savor, Taste), O'Sheehans 24x7 pub restaurant, Garden Cafe buffet, and room service.

• Restaurants - Included in all the included dining venues - The main dining rooms (Manhattan, Savor, Taste), O'Sheehan's 24x7 pub restaurants which serves pub/comfort foods, snacks and dessert, Garden Cafe buffet, and room service. Specialty restaurants have a fee of ranging from $15 to $50. Cagneys $30 (steakhouse), Le Bistro $20 (french), Moderno $20 (brazillian) are my favorites.

• Cirque Dreams - You should really consider going to this. I've heard many good things about the performance and mixed reviews about the food. Go for the show not the food. I'm considering just bringing my cocktails and skipping the food or having them bring something light. Eating seems to me a distraction anyway.

 

Very good info. Some of the reviews about paying for entertainment are very misleading. What you have laid out seems on par with other cruise lines.

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Very good info. Some of the reviews about paying for entertainment are very misleading.

 

About the truest thing posted on here for a while.

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I agree, having been on the breakaway last month

 

Nickelodeon breakfast

Cirque dreams

murder mystery dinner

 

everything else was free and the big ones bookable 45 days out on your reservation or 55 days out if in a suite

 

Or if in the US, re concierge in Miami will book them - not yet available in the UK but coming soon (we were a pilot test in June for them and it worked perfectly)

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So, the following cost additional?

 

Nickelodeon breakfast

Cirque dreams

murder mystery dinner

 

 

Every other cruise line includes ALL shows. I have been on close to 40 cruises on about 8 different cruise lines and find NCL the most annoying when hitting you up for extra charges.

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So, that's their gimmick. Want to see a Cirque show, fine. Pay us for a meal that you could get otherwise without an extra charge.

 

I feel like the people who run NCL used to run timeshares.

 

I guess I just see through their marketing bull****.

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So, that's their gimmick. Want to see a Cirque show, fine. Pay us for a meal that you could get otherwise without an extra charge.

 

I feel like the people who run NCL used to run timeshares.

 

I guess I just see through their marketing bull****.

 

There are plenty of other shows to go to that have no cost. You are not required to go to this one show and missing it won't affect your trip. The venue is very small and there is no way this intimate show could be done if it were free, there are only about 100 seats in the entire place.

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Unfortunately I see these newer type of charges for things that were previously included the shape of things to come. In another decade a cruise will include nothing but a cabin and MDR meals, everything will be an extra fee.

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So, that's their gimmick. Want to see a Cirque show, fine. Pay us for a meal that you could get otherwise without an extra charge.

 

I feel like the people who run NCL used to run timeshares.

 

I guess I just see through their marketing bull****.

 

Agree 100%.

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To SuiteCruiser:

 

that's my point. One day they will offer just a room, a daily buffet and maybe some third-rate show. Then charge extra for everything else.

 

At least there are alternatives.

 

Not coincidental that NCL is the only cruise line controlled by a private equity firm.

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To SuiteCruiser:

 

that's my point. One day they will offer just a room, a daily buffet and maybe some third-rate show. Then charge extra for everything else.

 

At least there are alternatives.

 

Not coincidental that NCL is the only cruise line controlled by a private equity firm.

 

They had these shows before they went public, so that didn't have anything to do with it. Honestly, I wouldn't care if they did that as long as the fares stayed low. I paid $750 for 4 to an inside on Carnival's Mardi Gras in 1983. I can pay $300 for 4 to an inside on a ship today. I don't go to the shows, they aren't my thing. I saw Cirque on Epic and loved it, but have no interest in Blue Man, Second City, Rock of Ages, etc. A la carte is fine by me, I pay for what I want not what everyone else wants. I am paying for your free shows which I don't watch.

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Very useful information. When I read about the cover charge, it seemed like more shows were affected. Have to consider how many ala carte options we are likely to want to estimate total cost of this ship.

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Very useful information. When I read about the cover charge, it seemed like more shows were affected. Have to consider how many ala carte options we are likely to want to estimate total cost of this ship.

 

Very wise move. I allow for the specialties that I'm interested in and the daily service charge and know what I'm looking at. My casino budget is in there too, of course.

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A la carte is always more expensive than bundled services.

 

The cable TV industry goes to bed every night dreaming of the day they can charge by the channel.

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