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    Loyal to Royal
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    ABC Islands

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  1. Sailed Breakaway in November. I have to agree with your post. Breakaway was terrible! Super long lines at the bar. Pool area sucks. Ship is poorly laid out. No show in the main theater. Rock of Ages cancelled with zero notice. Staff was not friendly. Some were downright rude. We were in a mini suite and told it would be the same as Royal's Junior Suite. BS!!! It was no bigger than a standard Royal balcony. We really wanted this sailing to workout since the perks seemed amazing. All the "free" stuff NCL offered was not worth the poor experience. As soon as we returned we cancelled our second Breakaway sailing and booked Symphony. We have NCL Epic booked in 2021, but will most likely cancel that as well. Go with Harmony!
  2. Unless the thread was moved, it is posted in the St. Thomas forum. :) Bump...looking for answer to same question as we will be in St. Thomas on Nov 6th.
  3. Rock of Ages is one of the main reasons we booked Breakaway. We sail Nov 3, but were never able to book it online. I was told we have to obtain tickets/reservations once we board. Looks like we might be the last to see it...if we can get seats.
  4. Tax while in port? Strange. Over 20 cruises and have never been charged local taxes. On a positive note, we board Breakaway in 10 days!
  5. Does wifi calling work with the "unlimited" pkg or do you have to get stream? Reg wifi calling works great on Royal. Have not been on an NCL ship in 20 years. Board Breakaway in 10 days.
  6. We missed a 12:15 flight out of Miami. Ship was a little late due to weather and customs was short an agent or two. Answer? Yes you can make it if you don't have any of the problems we experienced.
  7. If you are with the Woodwind group you have nothing to worry about. We have sailed with them 3 times and have left wallets, cameras, cash, passport, etc... They have been in business for years and want to be around many more. One incident of theft would be all over social media and destroy their excellent reputation.
  8. Online check in is open for our Nov 3rd sailing, but it will not allow us to book Rock of Ages. Did you reserve prior to sailing or just show up? If you booked ahead, do you recall when it became available? Hope all seats are not already taken.
  9. The one open to families. The all adult seemed small.
  10. Freedom was able to dock on Dec 13th as scheduled. Had a great snorkel trip with Woodwind Tours.
  11. Sorry, I am just now seeing your post. Riu overall was just okay. Riu did not have anyone serving drinks on the beach. We got there very early and got the last shaded spot. The folks staying at the property had already come out and claimed their loungers with books and towels. You had to walk to the pool. Lots of people smoking which is a huge turn off for us. Buffet food was meh. The steakhouse was closed for unknown reasons. Only 1 beer and all the alcohol, no matter if you asked for whiskey, vodka or tequila, was the same unknown brand and was not good. Pool and property beautiful but we will not return. We preferred the small and less expensive property, Barcelo.
  12. WoW is right! We have sailed her twice and would gladly pay $50, but not $500!
  13. Freedom dock as scheduled on the 13th. We had a great snorkeling excursion with Woodwind Tours.
  14. Welcome back to San Juan. Hard to believe it’s already over. Thank you for taking us along this week. You did a great job on the review. Hopefully you guys don’t have any issues getting off the ship. Don’t know if you heard or not but it was a complete mess yesterday because the dock workers were striking. No baggage handlers and they had picket lines setup so that taxi drivers could not get to the ship. Many people missed flights. Please report back and let us know if the strike continues. Safe travels!
  15. We hit Pizza City a couple months ago. Was just hoping for something different but it’s all good.
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