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Hello all!  Any tricks or tips for scoring Vibe passes on the Breakaway?  Anyone recently purchase them?  Some say they are available at Guest Services, others say a lounge.  NCL has our flight arriving before 8am, so we'll be first in line, more than likely....but it's only our 3rd cruise w/ NCL, so we are low on the priority totem pole.  I did purchase the new priority access- but my guess, it will be a disorganized mess w/ employees not being familiar w/ the new program :classic_wacko:

 

TIA,

Tiffany

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I got a Vibe pass n June on the Breakaway. It was Guest services, I had boarding No.4 So was quite lucky I guess.

I wouldn't bother doing it again.

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Just a reminder that all guests who want a Vibe pass must be present to purchase it...... can't send the fastest runner to get 4

Edited by esm54687

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Tiffany if it’s costing you $99+$209*2= $517 for Vibe passes I’m not sure it’s worth it. We loved Vibe when it was $99 pp and it was the great race to get them.

Edited by Skipper305

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7 minutes ago, esm54687 said:

Just a reminder that all guests who want a Vibe pass must be present to purchase it...... can't send the fastest runner to get 4

Yes, my husband has already been told to keep up w/ me!

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10 minutes ago, Skipper305 said:

Tiffany if it’s costing you $99+$209*2= $517 for Vibe passes I’m not sure it’s worth it. We loved Vibe when it was $99 pp and it was the great race to get them.

It's quite worth it for us- my husband isn't fond of crowds.

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8 minutes ago, TheMettins said:

It's quite worth it for us- my husband isn't fond of crowds.

It definitely wasn’t crowded when we were there last year. Had a cabana but it was almost always getting hammered by the sun, so ended up on a lounger with an umbrella most of the time. Have a great cruise!

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4 minutes ago, Skipper305 said:

It definitely wasn’t crowded when we were there last year. Had a cabana but it was almost always getting hammered by the sun, so ended up on a lounger with an umbrella most of the time. Have a great cruise!

Thank you!

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2 hours ago, TheMettins said:

Hello all!  Any tricks or tips for scoring Vibe passes on the Breakaway?  Anyone recently purchase them?  Some say they are available at Guest Services, others say a lounge.  NCL has our flight arriving before 8am, so we'll be first in line, more than likely....but it's only our 3rd cruise w/ NCL, so we are low on the priority totem pole.  I did purchase the new priority access- but my guess, it will be a disorganized mess w/ employees not being familiar w/ the new program :classic_wacko:

 

TIA,

Tiffany

I just bought the new priority access through my TA as well.  Excited if it works out well but, like you said, a little nervous since it is a new program how it will be arranged so we actually get the benefits! 

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1 hour ago, TheMettins said:

It's quite worth it for us- my husband isn't fond of crowds.

And you’re going on a cruise! 😱

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2 hours ago, TheMettins said:

NCL has our flight arriving before 8am, so we'll be first in line, more than likely.

 

From reading posts on here, if you're taking NCL transfers to the port they don't leave until the bus is full. And it sounded like they were using the same buses that transfer those from the port to the airport. So you might not be getting to the port that early with NCL transfers. 

Edited by smplybcause

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1 hour ago, smplybcause said:

 

From reading posts on here, if you're taking NCL transfers to the port they don't leave until the bus is full. And it sounded like they were using the same buses that transfer those from the port to the airport. So you might not be getting to the port that early with NCL transfers. 

We're not as their shuttles don't even begin till 10:30.  I made the mistake of using a cruise line shuttle once, that is all it took to know not to use one ever again!

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5 hours ago, esm54687 said:

Just a reminder that all guests who want a Vibe pass must be present to purchase it...... can't send the fastest runner to get 4

Our last cruise in March they held 14 passes, first 7 people arrived before us, last 7 after us but they wouldn’t sell us any, sucked

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36 minutes ago, Susandt said:

Our last cruise in March they held 14 passes, first 7 people arrived before us, last 7 after us but they wouldn’t sell us any, sucked

Huh?? for no reason at all they just chose not to sell them to you? 

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6 hours ago, danak13 said:

I just bought the new priority access through my TA as well.  Excited if it works out well but, like you said, a little nervous since it is a new program how it will be arranged so we actually get the benefits! 

I can't seem to find this new priority access purchase that couple of you have mentioned. Is it an NCL thing and do you have a link?

 

edit: Ok, found it.... only on Breakaway and Sky right now

 

Thank you 

Edited by esm54687

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We were on the Breakaway for the August 18 sailing. Vibe was not sold out.

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13 hours ago, TheMettins said:

Hello all!  Any tricks or tips for scoring Vibe passes on the Breakaway?  Anyone recently purchase them?  Some say they are available at Guest Services, others say a lounge.  NCL has our flight arriving before 8am, so we'll be first in line, more than likely....but it's only our 3rd cruise w/ NCL, so we are low on the priority totem pole.  I did purchase the new priority access- but my guess, it will be a disorganized mess w/ employees not being familiar w/ the new program :classic_wacko:

 

TIA,

Tiffany

NCL has closed off the beautiful free forward sun deck on the Getaway (a mirror copy of the Haven & Vibe sun decks,  less plushy loungers). Now this is a for-fee extension to the Vibe.

Unless they ruined the Breakaway and the Escape the same way, the Vibe passes is a waste of money. What is worth extra money on this ship is the spa and specialty restaurants.

Happy cruising!

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9 hours ago, esm54687 said:

Huh?? for no reason at all they just chose not to sell them to you? 

Yes they had the 7 people stand to the side while staff held onto bracelet,  they keep helping people in line but wouldn’t sell vibe,  when the rest of their group got there they all went directly up and bought vibe.  Totally handled incorrectly 

 

we we made the best of it and meet some great people in h2 o

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3 hours ago, ronbe65 said:

NCL has closed off the beautiful free forward sun deck on the Getaway (a mirror copy of the Haven & Vibe sun decks,  less plushy loungers). Now this is a for-fee extension to the Vibe.

Unless they ruined the Breakaway and the Escape the same way, the Vibe passes is a waste of money. What is worth extra money on this ship is the spa and specialty restaurants.

Happy cruising!

Did they create more bar spa or more hot tubs

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5 minutes ago, Susandt said:

Yes they had the 7 people stand to the side while staff held onto bracelet,  they keep helping people in line but wouldn’t sell vibe,  when the rest of their group got there they all went directly up and bought vibe.  Totally handled incorrectly 

 

we we made the best of it and meet some great people in h2 o

That does suck....... it's another example though of the customer being informed and knowing the T&Cs.  It clearly states all parties must be present so you should've spoken up.

 

Similiar to customers getting one app, one side, and one dessert for the SDP where the T&Cs do not put a limit on that but customers believe staff. 

 

Personally, H2O is much better and not worth a home equity line of credit for the cost of Vibe. 

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12 minutes ago, Susandt said:

Did they create more bar spa or more hot tubs

 

Former free sun deck on the Getaway after dry dock (courtesy Steft79):

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4 hours ago, ronbe65 said:

NCL has closed off the beautiful free forward sun deck on the Getaway (a mirror copy of the Haven & Vibe sun decks,  less plushy loungers). Now this is a for-fee extension to the Vibe.

Unless they ruined the Breakaway and the Escape the same way, the Vibe passes is a waste of money. What is worth extra money on this ship is the spa and specialty restaurants.

Happy cruising!

Specialty restaurants & Spa reservations were made weeks ago!

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18 minutes ago, TheMettins said:

Specialty restaurants & Spa reservations were made weeks ago!

Great! Enjoy your cruise!

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Back from our cruise on the Breakaway... our stateroom steward and Vibe were the highlight of the ship!  IMO, Vibe was well worth the cost.

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I agree! Vibe is 100% worth it.  My last cruise the Vibe made the trip (actually was the highlight of 3 out of my 4 last cruises, Getaway wasn’t as much fun).  We enjoyed it as much as even maybe more than our Haven experience.  Glad you had a great time!

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