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  1. Taking our 5 year old to cirque dreams, which she is very excited about, I saw the filet/shrimp dinner. I can easily just get her dinner before or after if she doesn't want that but is there a kids option?
  2. Hi all! Going on the breakaway in a few weeks, have been once before a couple years ago. On the main pool deck the larger pool by the music and hot tubs used to be adults only, is this still the case? I'm reading that it may not be?
  3. Anyone know who the butlers on the Breakaway are right now? We are sailing tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. We have been on the Jewel twice and really enjoyed it! I'm trying to think of some things I really loved last cruise. Chin Chin is a can't miss, we went twice last cruise! The champagne bar area in the evening is a favorite spot of ours too. During the day they put out fresh coffee by the atrium and that was always nice too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Glad you asked this! I have been wondering the same thing! We are cruising Sunday so I can report back if there are any challenges. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks all for the input! We are very excited and thankful we were able to score this room for our trip! We upgraded from a mini suite with a small balcony so we aren't upset about balcony size. Suitetraveler- Thank you for you input that the large ship may mitigate the motion, that is what I am hoping. We hit a terrible storm on the jewel in a forward penthouse a few years ago and it was not good! But others on board who had taken 30 or 40 cruises before said it was the worst they had ever encountered. So hopefully it will be smooth sailing! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Thank you! This sounds pretty in line with our past experiences on the Jewel several times and Dawn. But We are Breakaway newbies! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Anyone have any feedback on these? We just upgraded and think it will be great for us, but there are a lot of negative reviews out there about this particular style of cabin! We aren't worried about most of the negatives people said, just happy to be in a room with space for us and our daughter and have haven perks. What were your experiences? Did you feel more movement being at the very front? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hi All, Basically my question is on the Breakaway if you had Haven priority embarkation how long did it take you to get on board? We have had this on the Jewel and were able to get right on, which was amazing as we have a three year old and even waiting at the desk etc. is a challenge for her. Did you get right on? We are thinking of getting to the pier right for 12 and missing some of the early crowds hopefully as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you all for the feedback, it sounds like she would have a great time, and I am glad to hear of all your positive experiences! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Honest opinions, experiences on the Breakaway kids program for 3-5 year olds, Turtles. My daughter is 3, we aren't planning on using the kids program at all but if people have wonderful experiences in regards to the younger group I may consider having her go if she wanted to, and anything negative about it please share. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks!! Jamie is the cruise director and yes the White hot party is still in the Spinnaker!
  13. The Ruby penthouse is one of the 2 bedroom penthouse villas, the aft penthouse doesn't have the second bedroom. I will post pictures, we don't have too many of the room but I will take a peek! Thanks everyone! We didn't really get to see the shows, my husband caught some, we did get to hear Bernie Martini sing who is great as always and the shows offered looked really good, as I'm sure they were. The poolside bands were also really good! Another great thing was the Nick jr./Dora stuff for kids. I thought this stuff was awesome, really well done. My daughter really enjoyed it. And out of the way of other passengers. If you aren't looking for the kids stuff you probably don't know it is going on! Our cruise was the week schools in Canada had break, so another passenger told us so there were quite a few kids on board. But really well behaved kids and friendly fellow passengers in general. I think NCL staff does a good job of keeping everyone happy in terms of kids on board. for example breakfast at Cagney's they always tucked us away in a big booth which we liked. I think it was preemptive in case my daughter got fussy to make sure she wouldn't bother others, one of us leaves with her anyways if she does, but smart on their part. One thing I was not prepared for was sea sickness. I can't take just any medication and I have never had sea sickness in my life but we hit very rough seas and for the last 2 days I was so sick along with many other passengers. I would recommend that unless someone is an extremely seasoned cruiser to be prepared with a sea sickness plan! My husband takes Bonine and is fine but it didn't work for me, next time I will get a patch or medication from my dr that I can take just in case!
  14. Lol I hadn't realized my daughter was playing with my phone and hit send on that! To finish that thought the staff was amazing as usual, maybe even more friendly. Everyone remembered our names, especially my daughter and went above and beyond to be friendly. This cruise I had more great conversations with staff then ever before. This may be that NCL does a great job hiring amazing people and probably does alot to keep morale high. Food: The food was way better then it had been on previous cruises in the MDR and buffet. The specialty restaurants Chin Chin, Cagney's were great as always. But I really felt like the buffet and MDR has been stepped up. I know it has been suggested that the quality of these venues has gone down in order to drive people into specialty restaurants but I found the opposite to be true. Especially the desserts, normally I don't find the dessert in the Buffet too appealing but there was always something delicious and restaurant quality this cruise, along with a few less appealing white jello type options! Our Room- Beautiful spacious layout, we love this room and it is 2 bedroom which is nice for when our daughter naps, goes to bed early etc. I will say the Jewel showed her age in our stateroom. We were in the same room 3 years ago but this trip everything looked worn, a rip or stain in every seat cushion or upholstered furniture. Honestly it doesn't bother us but we did notice it is time for a refurb that includes new furniture. The 2 bedroom penthouse is not in the Haven but we did have a butler Henry and concierge John. Both are very nice, friendly guys. We didn't really ask much of either of them, a reservation from John twice and room service from Henry a few times. Our room steward Mariano was great, I got terribly sea sick for the last 2 days and he called to check in. Ok I am off to go unpack I will add more later!
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