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TheDougOut

Breakaway - Live 7/22

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Stopped by Guest Services to sort out our St. Petersburg Day 1 exit reservations...

 

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Now running through atrium on way to Garden Cafe... Brick House.

 

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About 3 or 4 countries fighting it out...

 

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Back at Syd’s...

 

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...with our new friend Rafael, who just started up on NCL this week. I was shocked he wasn’t a longtime NCL’r... a great personality, and he greeted us all by name when returning after our long day in port.

 

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No, he was definitely on last week too! Great guy though - our favourite spot for watching a sailaway.

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Great Thread.

We are on the Breakaway in Dec. Have done the Escape a few times. Quick question - what does the venue Syd's do at night? Is it live music?

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Running down to the Waterfront to watch us leave Warnemunde...

 

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Now pulling forward a bit so we can spin around...

 

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Dad just joined us after watching the comedy/magic show in the main theater... sounds like he may have been the only audience member to survive until the end.

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No, he was definitely on last week too! Great guy though - our favourite spot for watching a sailaway.

 

 

He just walked by us and said hi! Maybe it was lost in translation... how it’s his first time on NCL. Maybe for the Baltic season?

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This has to be one of the best reviews I've read on CC.

Following and getting excited for 08/18 when I do this same cruise

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He just walked by us and said hi! Maybe it was lost in translation... how it’s his first time on NCL. Maybe for the Baltic season?

 

Yeah, I'm pretty sure he said he worked for HAL for 10 years or so, NCL money was better but they are worked a bit harder for it. Still, he said to us he preferred NCL to work for. Can't remember when he said he made the switch.

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Sat down at Syd’s, thought I was alone for the night, and then the kids arrived from one direction and my dad from the other...

 

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The moment when you realize your daughter’s beer cup has more lights than your own...

 

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Hoping our side-table doesn’t confuse the pilot...

 

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Howl at the Moon... Killer Queen.

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Loving this! I did the May 20th Cruise so you’re bringing back many wonderful memories. I also did 2 days pre cruise and 5 days post cruise in Copenhagen. Absolutely loved Copenhagen and did the ‘Hey Dads’ tour as well as enjoying a few Aperol Spritzes on the waterfront nearby. We were incredibly lucky with great, warm, sunny weather the whole time I was there. I also chose to visit Rostock instead of the long commute to Berlin. Lovely walled ‘Old Town’ and I also enjoyed Warnemunde, the beach and waterfront area. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your trip. Enjoy the rest of the ports/ it’s a wonderful itinerary and as I sit here, back home in the cold (winter here) I’m definitely having an attack of post cruise blues.

 

 

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Thank you Doug and Sue for another fabulous review! We are winding down from a week lake vacation and looking forward to reading this is making returning to work so much easier!

 

 

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Hi all!

 

 

Doug ~ so surprised & happy to see you're doing a "live from" but sorry for the reason, poor Mom missing out on a cruise like this!:(

Loving it so far as I did this cruise on the Getaway last year & will be doing the Breakaway in March.

 

 

Have a great time, it's an amazing itinerary & what memories your family will be making for Dad's 75th.

 

 

 

~ Jo ~ :)

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Sounds like a great time. You're very blessed to get to spend this much time with your family.

 

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Catching up due to WiFi being down last night... although not much else to report.

 

We left Howl, and buzzed by Bliss...

 

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Bliss is located in the middle of the casino, which was super-crowded.

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Our journey so far between Rostock and Tallinn...

 

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Just met dad & company for breakfast at Moderno.

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Cruise Critic M&G was moved to Margaritaville...

 

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If anybody recalls a brief dialogue that occurred just after the Bliss Transatlantic about a freeloading guest - well she made it clear that she absolutely despised Vuk, which probably means that he doesn’t cave to her ridiculous requests. Because of this, he’s automatically my favorite Hotel Director of all time.

 

And I gotta say... quite the nice guy!

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Cruise Critic M&G was moved to Margaritaville...

 

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If anybody recalls a brief dialogue that occurred just after the Bliss Transatlantic about a freeloading guest - well she made it clear that she absolutely despised Vuk, which probably means that he doesn’t cave to her ridiculous requests. Because of this, he’s automatically my favorite Hotel Director of all time.

 

And I gotta say... quite the nice guy!

 

 

 

Vuk is wonderful! I also see Sawant, another NCL superstar!

 

 

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Our room on Day 3...

 

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Kids’ room on Day 3...

 

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We’re seriously considering sealing the connecting doors before it’s too late.

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Returning to Moderno for a Tastes of Spain lunch buffet...

 

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After lunch we walked the Waterfront (quite active) and browsed through our ship photos. We then returned to our room to find some weird looking seawater off the balcony (algae?)...

 

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We’re both exhausted. It feels like we just can’t catch up this time around. So this is our current spot, door wide open with a gentle warm breeze and the sound of slow-crashing water below...

 

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