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  1. There are 4 of us and we just want to check out the beach and the pier area. Should we take the ship shuttle (total $60 plus a peace of mind) or should we consider Uber or other options? Someone told me it’s a pain to get to outside of the port as most Uber drivers aren’t authorized to get into port/pier area. thanks
  2. We went on Breakaway in December (and Escape is an updated sister ship - at least that what they say). We cruised on Jewel, Star, and Dawn and Breakaway was my least favorite ship. One of the reasons was exactly what Gracelyn mentioned - no places to 'hang out". Especially if the cruise is out of NY during cold months you really need some 'hang out' space as outside was not an option in December (not to mention the ice blizzard storm we were in - but that's besides the point). So that's why we're splurging on the Thermal Spa - to have quiet place. I vowed not to do this type of ships again LOL but 1) any cruise is better than no cruise 2) the price was too good to pass.. I also absolutely HATED the buffet. Not even the food (nothing to brag about - hardly any salad bar for example) but the layout was awful. People cutting lines - no direction as to which way the lines are going. Awful. Many people were hanging out around Cagneys during the day when they were closed - there were many chairs there. The library was always packed with people...
  3. I am just worried about safety - heard a story somewhere at one point of an accident in South America. but I think they were not endorsed by the cruise line.... thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. Has anyone done parasailing on the private island? We only did it once in Key West and I am not crazy about doing it outside of the US. Any thoughts? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. I just remember that Breakaway had a themed buffet lunch in Moderno on sea days. Do you know if they do something similar on Escape? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. Other than garden grill, the Irish dining spot and the three dining rooms are there any other dinking options that don’t reunite paying extra? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. Thanks! We will give it a try and see. Meanwhile we got assignment a cabin and it’s angled so we got a bigger balcony! So we are very happy regardless what happens! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. ELA

    Active teens in Nassau

    Yeah... I agree. Banana boat is as much motorized as I would let my teens do.. I will reconsider Atlantis bur worry about the crowds.... Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. You guys are awesome! I always feel bad for the waiters just sitting there taking space. Need to get out of my comfort zone I guess. LOL
  10. I booked Sail Away balcony just couple of days ago and it seems that the ship sold out since then of ALL balcony and Mini Suite cabins.(it's a Thanksgiving cruise). We still haven't been assigned a room so I am curious what happens if they oversold on category? Especially with all the upgrade games going on etc. So I assume we'll get a regular balcony though we did get a request to bid for Haven. The cheapest offer was "$400/pp" bid for a category that is sold out. . Second one starts at $750/pp bu I don't think I can get DH to go for it. We have two 14 girls (tall) and I don't think sleeping on sofa bed would work for them - even in Haven suite. Bunks are probabbly better for them... But the Haven bid is so tempting especailly since we got an amazing deal on Sail Away because of credits we had. .
  11. ELA

    Active teens in Nassau

    I will think about it bur it is so overpriced and it’s being Thanksgiving I’m worried about the crowds. But I may reconsider! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. We will be in Nassau in November and I know that one of our 14yo would love to do something active and “exciting”. Is there an Amazing Race like activity? Or some water activities that would be appropriate? Even a beach with a banana boat would be probably fine. I’m open to suggestions! She loved parasailing in key west but I’m weary of doing such activities outside of the US. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. I also feel bad for waiters :-( Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. You are so right - I have been on so many cruises but because I am not a drinker I just always felt a little odd asking for water. Strange, huh? Will work on self-confidence on this cruise - ha ha!
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