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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 are supposed to sail on the Brilliance out of Tampa on 4/13 with our six year old Twins. We have some time to cancel so I think we are going to wait and see what happens in the next couple of weeks. Right now we are leaning towards going as our school districts (hubby and I are both teachers) said that they would not take April break away even if there were closures...
  2. shift F5 on Chrome worked for me. I held it down until it fixed it's self!
  3. I head to Splash Academy with our Twins to sign them up for the week, and my husband heads to the spa to sign us up for treatments. We then meet in the MDR for lunch and a frosty beverage.
  4. I think they did the tour because the port area is not very big and there was not really a place for those waiting to embark to hang out while the previous passengers are disembarking. Once we got to the port we got right on, no lines.
  5. We just did the Baltic Cruise this past summer on the Getaway and used the NCL transport. Our flight arrived super early in Copenhagen, around 6:30 in the morning. From what I blearily remember is that there was a person holding a sign that we followed to the area where the bus would pick us up. We were picked up around 8:30 and were taken on a two and a half hour tour of the city, which we were not expecting at all. It was really neat and a nice surprise. I'm not sure if they do the city tour with later flights coming in. On the way to the airport after disembarking, we followed the directions left on paper in our room. It was easy peasy and we would do it again!
  6. 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/
  7. 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"!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. We are on the Brilliance in April with our 6 year old Twins, I'm excited to read the rest of your review!
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