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"LIVE" from Norwegian Breakaway - Oct 12, 2014

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Hello everyone. . .I am happy again to be posting “LIVE”. This time, it will be onboard the beautiful Norwegian Breakaway. I leave tomorrow for my pre-cruise hotel. On Sunday morning (Oct 12), I will be heading in to Manhattan to board this wonderful ship that I have heard so much about. She is very young as her Maiden voyage was April 2013 (christened May 2013)

 

It has been awhile since I have posted “LIVE” (April 2014), so I will be ready to be sailing once again. I last sailed with Norwegian several times in 2009 (Wow 6 years ago . . . It seems like yesterday) In 2009 Norwegian Gem was the flagship of the fleet, and I know there have been many changes since then.

 

I am excited about these changes, and I am looking forward to exploring this magnificent ship and all she has to offer. The dining has changed. . . The cabins have changed as well as the activities on board. She is a massive vessel (4500 passengers) and I have read many, many reviews (“too big . . . just right . . . too many passengers . . . great food”). You will now have a chance to see Norwegian Breakaway through my eyes. (I never offer reviews (not much, anyway) but will offer a day to day report as I see it. It will include the public rooms, cabins, dining entertainment and pool areas. Yeah . . . and there may be a little discussion about the coffee.

 

There will be daily images posted of different areas of the ship (pending reliable wireless connection) . . . at least the areas that I make it to, as well as our ports of call. This sailing will be 7 nights and will visit Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay, and Nassau. I am uncertain about how the weather will be during the next 7 nights, but it can rain straight through and I will be happy. It has been a tough summer, and I just need to be on a ship again.

 

Sit back, have a fresh coffee and join me for a delightful and relaxing cruise on Norwegian Breakaway. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Breakaway Casino will be very “Radio friendly”

 

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

 

 

 

Norwegian Breakaway in New York City

 

 

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Norwegian Breakaway waterpark at sea

 

 

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Our Itinerary

 

 

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I am happy to see you will be "Live" for the Breakaway. I will be sailing her soon, so I will definitely be following along with you.

 

You always do such a nice job of reporting. Thanks for taking the time for all of us here on Cruise Critic.

 

HAPPY SAILING :)

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Radio- Great to hear from you again! Looking forward to your report and will be curious to see how you like her. We haven't sailed her yet. I'm intrigued but just not sure if I would like such a big ship, so it will be interesting to get your feedback.

 

Sharon

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Have a fun, and safe trip my friend. Hope to see some GoPro videos of the water slides etc. And PLEASE do not do what we did on our last sailing.

 

Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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Definitely will be watching for your report. Thank you for taking the time to do it.

Fran

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Hi Radio,

 

I am so excited to be on the same sailing of your live review!!

 

48 hours until we board!

 

I will see you at the Haven and the meet & greet.

 

Marilyn

 

And Meg is doing a live report from the Getaway at the same time. My cousin is on that cruise. It will be interesting to compare the ships!

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Can you find answers to the following for me:

 

- which nights are Burn the Floor dancers in Manhattan room

- is there a third "show"- on BA in May there was a magician. If so, which night(s) is it offered?

- I'll be curious about whether it is warm enough for pools day 1 or day 2 and about whether you "make it" to GSC

 

Thanks and enjoy every minute!

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Oh, shoot! Missing you by one sailing, Radio. Excited though, to go through this last week reading your live review. Have a great cruise! :D

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Looking forward to your live posts. Been on the Breakaway 3 times. Favorite nite spot is Fat Cats. You never know who will pop in to jam with the band or sing with the band..

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Welcome back to NCL - I've followed many of your LIVE threads on the RCCL boards!! Looking forward to some good reading over the next week!! :)

 

Have a great cruise!!

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Welcome back to NCL - I've followed many of your LIVE threads on the RCCL boards!! Looking forward to some good reading over the next week!! :)

 

Have a great cruise!!

 

 

Thanks Chesneygirl. . . I seem to cruise Royal Caribbean the most, but I have heard so many wonderful things about Norwegian Breakaway that I had to try her out !

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

 

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Wow! What a warmup for the Quantum! Have a great time and don't watch too much "news".

 

Thanks Carol. . . I feel like I need to warm up though because it has been so long since I have done a "LIVE"

 

I am ready now to go. . .I wish I could drive up to New York TODAY !

 

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

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Can you find answers to the following for me:

 

- which nights are Burn the Floor dancers in Manhattan room

- is there a third "show"- on BA in May there was a magician. If so, which night(s) is it offered?

- I'll be curious about whether it is warm enough for pools day 1 or day 2 and about whether you "make it" to GSC

 

Thanks and enjoy every minute!

 

Since I'm cruising in 4 wks I can already book Burn the Floor. The shows are Monday 7:30 and 10, Wed., 7pm, Saturday 7 and 9:30. There is currently a comedian/magician onboard but he seems to be getting extended week to week. It isn't pre-bookable.

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Finally! I was checking NCL boards the whole day yesterday hoping to see this thread started.

 

Well, the procedure as usual...

 

Subscribing - check.

 

Notifying my family that I'm "going" on another cruise with Radio - check:D

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There are several things that I will be looking forward to over the next week. . .

 

Here are a few of them:

 

1. iConcierge. . . I really want to see how this works. I heard that during Epic that there were a few problems. . .but with several App upgrades maybe most of the bugs have been worked out.

 

2. Breakaway Water Park. . . I know, I know. . .That is for the kids, right ? Hmmm . . . I saw many YouTube videos where kids of all ages were enjoying that area.

(Note to Radio: Don't worry, and just be a kid for a week)

 

3. Great Stirrup Cay. . . I can't wait to see many of the improvements that have happened since my last trip there on Norwegian Spirit (2009)

 

 

 

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

 

 

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Great Stirrup Cay

 

 

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Bon Voyage Radio! Can't wait for your review - the Breakaway is on our short list for next summer (if the cost of Liberty of the Seas doesn't come down)

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Nice pic of Great Stirrup Cay! There looks to be many improvements since our last visit

 

BTW... is that Coco Cay in the distance?

 

Looking forward to another "Radio Live"!

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Nice pic of Great Stirrup Cay! There looks to be many improvements since our last visit

 

BTW... is that Coco Cay in the distance?

 

Looking forward to another "Radio Live"!

 

It is indeed. . .

 

Radio

;);)

 

 

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It's been far too long since your last "Live Report" and we've been waiting patiently for this one. Looking forward to spending the week with you!

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Since I'm cruising in 4 wks I can already book Burn the Floor. The shows are Monday 7:30 and 10, Wed., 7pm, Saturday 7 and 9:30. There is currently a comedian/magician onboard but he seems to be getting extended week to week. It isn't pre-bookable.

 

No, those are the Burn the Floor shows in the theater. I am wondering about the nights the Burn the Floor dancers perform in the dining room(Mahattan room)

 

Yes, I figured there was a magician but want to know which nights he is performing in the main theater.

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Radio, Enjoying your pre-cruise posts and can't wait to meet you on -board. Sunday cannot come fast enough!

 

 

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Yay, another Radio live thread! We did this cruise earlier in the year and were in the "loved it" camp.

 

Looking forward to seeing the review through Radio's eyes (ears?)

 

PS: Lobsters on day 2 in the Garden Cafe.

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I've wandered over to a strange and fascinating land....NCL :)

 

Can't wait to follow your LIVE report. Have a wonderful and relaxing cruise!

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Looking forward in your day to day review! We'll be on the Breakaway for New Years Eve!

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Excited for another Radio "live" review. I will be watching your departure from NY on the webcam.

 

Have a great cruise and wishing great weather and seas for your voyage.

 

Bon Voyage......:D

 

 

Gwen :)

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I'm also subscribing to see what i can learn before my "Breakaway to Bermuda Family cruise" next July. Bob

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