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Redsky5292

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About Redsky5292

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  • Location
    Connecticut
  • Interests
    Reading, baking, wine
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Any place warm

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  1. We've parked at Park Rite twice when we sailed on the Breakaway out of NY. They are down the street, you just drive over, a driver hopes in your car, drives you over the port, you get out and they drive your car back to the garage. When you get back you call them and they will bring the car to you right across the street from the pier. Easy Peasy and pretty well priced! https://parkright.com/
  2. Our April Brilliance Caribbean Cruise has gone down by $200. Even though we are passed final payment my husband called to see if they would do anything and they said "NO"!
  3. We did have a balcony room all three times we cruised on the Breakaway or Getaway, the balcony is not very big but we found it big enough for the two of us to sit out on. I didn't feel like the ship was overcrowded but we tended to stay away from the parts that would be overcrowded (the atrium, the main pool area, the casino). We tended to take the stairs instead of the elevators because those were really crowded.
  4. We've sailed the Breakaway twice, and it's sister ship the Getaway this past summer. We never had an issue with the water slides, there was a wait for them when we had sea days but never a really long one. The first room steward we had when we sailed the Breakaway for the first time was outstanding, he went out of his way to make our stay special, especially for our twins. The other two stewards we had were good, not up to par as the first one, but they did their job well. We really liked hanging out on deck 8 on the Water Front, which is the outside eating area for the restaurants at night, but is nice and quiet during the day. We really liked Howl at the Moon, which is the dueling piano bar, we didn't do any other shows etc. as we were traveling with our young children. We found the balcony big enough for us to sit out on at night after we put the kids to bed. There always seemed to be something going on in the different parts of the ships. We especially loved hanging out at Syd Normans on our last cruise after we got back on board. We liked the food, especially the specialty restaurants, but we also liked the main dining rooms as well. We are going on the Brilliance of the Seas this April so I will write a comparison review when we get back. Ask me any questions you might have about the Breakaway/Getaway.
  5. Hello! My DH and I are sailing on Brilliance in April with our six year old Twins. We want to go out for a nice dinner one night (Kids will be at the kids camp). If you only had one night to eat at one of the specialty restaurants on the Brilliance, which would you pick and why?
  6. ParkRight Manhattan Cruise Parking (https://www.manhattancruiseparking.com/) on 43rd street is a really good option, we've used them twice. You drive to the garage, they get in your car and you drive over to the port, they help you get your luggage out of the car and then they drive your car back to the garage. They are pretty reasonably priced as well. When you disembark you call them, they bring the car to you and help you put your luggage in the car. They meet you across the street from the cruise terminal.
  7. Morning! Our six year old son has mild to moderate hearing loss in his right ear, his left ear has normal hearing. He wears a hearing aid during the day, however he can still hear without the aid, just not as clearly out of his right ear and he doesn't need any accommodations such as a sign language interpreter, flashing lights for the alarms etc. Should I still notify the special needs desk? I looked at the form that Royal has online and I basically would just be putting his name and other identifying info in it but nothing else.
  8. Morning! I will post this over in the special needs forum but I figured I would ask over here as well. Our six year old son has mild to moderate hearing loss in his right ear, is left ear has normal hearing. He wears a hearing aid during the day, however he can still hear without the aid, just not as clearly out of his right ear and he doesn't need any accommodations such as a sign language interpreter, flashing lights for the alarms etc. Should I still notify the special needs desk? I looked at the form that Royal has online and I basically would just be putting his name and other identifying info in it but nothing else.
  9. My family and I (DH, myself and our six year old B/G Twins) will be sailing on the 5-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise this coming April. I haven't sailed RC in nine years (the last four years we have sailed NCL) so I was wondering how formal the formal night is? We are bringing carry-ons instead of packing larger suitcases so space is limited. TIA!
  10. We are on the Brilliance in April with our 6 year old Twins, I'm excited to read the rest of your review!
  11. Don't rethink the Breakaway, we've sailed the Breakaway twice (and her sister ship the Getaway once) and love both ships. We have another cruise for the summer of 2021 booked on the Breakaway. The atrium can get crowded, we spent most of our time on the waterfront on deck 8, and were always able to find a nice quiet place. The main pool areas were crowded but we spent most of our time at the little kid's pool when we traveled with our twins and in Spice H20 when we left the kids home). We love the BA class ships and feel like they offer a great experience for families and non families alike. I was worried before we sailed the first time due to the negative reviews but I am glad I didn't listen to them, we had a great time.
  12. We have boy/girl twins who we took on the Breakaway when they were three, it was the best vacation ever. They would spend the morning at Splash Academy and my husband and I would sit on the Water Front on deck 8 and relax, or we were in the spa getting pampered. We spent the afternoons at the pool, and then we would have dinner in one of the MDRs, put the kids to bed, then sit on our balcony and drink wine. It was such a relaxing and fun vacation, we loved it so much that we went again, on the Breakaway, the next year with my sister and her family and in fact are going on the Breakaway during the summer of 2021 with the kids. I really think cruising is the way to go with little kids.
  13. Hello! I am Gold status and I have a quick question. I will be cruising with my husband and six year old Twins in April, my question is since we are all in the same cabin do my husband and Twins get priority boarding since I do? They are not gold status. Will they be able to go into the private departure lounge with me? Thank you!
  14. We were on deck 14 on the Getaway this past summer. It got noisy around 6:00 as they set up the chairs for the day. It wasn’t to bad but not quiet either.
  15. We ate in the MDR for lunch once, and the food and service was good. When we were on the Breakaway (the sister ship to the Getaway) we had dinner in the MDR a few times due to having our young Twins with us. Since it was a couple of years ago I can't really remember what we ate but I do remember not being disappointed at all. Oh and I just remembered we ate dinner in the Tropicana when we were on the Getaway this past summer and it was great. I had a pasta dish and my husband had either steak or seafood (we had a few pre-dinner drinks so my recollection is slightly foggy 🙂 ). I really liked the live music. We also ate at the Noodle Bar a bunch of times, that was really, really, really good. When we went there at 7:30 the hostess told us they were full (people had made reservations and not shown up yet), but to come back in 15 minutes when the reservations release. We were able to get in at 7:45. I really liked the food there and so did my husband.
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