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Question

Casino-Bermuda

Is the Casino open on the Breakaway during port days and nights?
asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Breakaway
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Breakaway casino is open while docked in Bermuda only at night. 9:00pm - 5:30am.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
by
RobinRz
 - new york, ny
answer 2
It is now open during port nights in Bermuda. We were just on the Breakaway the week of May 4th 2014. I think it opened at 9 PM. Not sure what time it closes, but it wasn't open during the day. Hope this helps.
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answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
OceanCruzer
answer 3
This is a very old question with very old answers. The OP is correct...gambling will be allowed while the ship is docked in Bermuda. But it hasn't happened yet. Stay tuned.....
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
by
AliKay
 - my crib
answer 4
I just read that the Bermuda gov't on Oct 13 voted to allow cruise ship casinos to open from 9 pm to (I believe) 4 am while tied up at the wharf. This was in response to a plus 30% drop in ships visits and the closed casinos was the most common reason. We are booked on Breakaway to Bermuda in August and I had googled casinos in Bermuda and that was the first item in the search.
answered 9 months ago
by
Sauceman
 - North Carolina
answer 5
The casino would not be opend while the ship is in port in Bermuda.
answered 11 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 6
No it is not.
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answered 11 months ago
by
GP703
 - Virginia
answer 7
The duty free store is also closed while in port.
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answered 11 months ago
by
rvsullivan
 - Texas
answer 8
The casino is closed while in port due to port regulations and is only open in international waters.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
 - NJ
Question

What are the hours for going ashore and returning to the ship?

asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
MommaBear05
on Norwegian Breakaway
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It depends on what time the ship would be departing the port. Guests would be required to be back onboard at least 1 hour to the departure.
answered 2 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
The hours will be posted in your Freestyle Daily newsletter, there will be announcements made, and also there will be signage as you disembark the ship what time you need to be back on board.
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answered 2 months, 1 week ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 3
In case of Bermuda cruises, the ship docks at the port for 3 days. You can disembark and embark the ship any time of the day. You have to back on the ship at least 1 hours before sail time on the last day.
At all other destinations where the ship docks in the morning and leaves in the evening, you have to be back on the ship 1 hour before sail time.
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answered 2 months, 1 week ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 4
You can go ashore shortly after the ship arrives in port on Wednesday and they clear customs, and you can come and go as you please until the ship sails on Friday. I don't believe they "lock up" the ship at night. We had a pier-facing room on our last trip and saw people returning as late as 1am before we turned in.
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answered 2 months, 1 week ago
by
JoeTraveler
 - Dutchess County
answer 5
They'll announce each morning when the ship has been cleared and you can disembark. All aboard time will also be announced, and is usually one hour prior to the scheduled departure time.
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answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
BStu19
answer 6
Once the ship docks and clears customs you can go ashore. You only need to be back on board before the ship leaves for NYC in 3 days. You come an go at your leasure.
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answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Bossnesb
 - Dutchess Cty, NY
Question

Do i need to reserve a table and time for free style main restaurants?

asked 10 months ago
by
AnnyB
 - eating
on Norwegian Breakaway
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
You do not need to make a reservation however on some at sea nights there is a large crowd that all seems to want to eat at the same time - an early dinner at 5:30 to 6:00 or even 6:30 pm usually means no wait and quick seating. When the time gets to be around 7 to 8 pm you may find yourself with a pager and a 15 to 30 minute wait.

Savor and Taste are directly across from each other and when busy you can barely make your way through all the people waiting outside of both dining rooms. The dining rooms are large but you get a more cozy feeling due to the room set up and 1/2 walls and such. Both places are busy and noisy.

The Manhattan Room is a "free" dining room with a modest dance floor in front of a small band. Depending on where you are seated you may find yourself next to a waiter drop off area for dishes, or in such a dark area that you can barely see what's on the menu. The dining room is very noisy and we found ourselves unable to enjoy the dinner where we were seated the first night. We went back again after we let the manager know of our disappointment and he made sure we were seated up by the dance floor where it was brighter, but still pretty noisy. Clattering dishes are all over the place with drop off "zones" every so many feet.

No reservations are needed, but you may want to go for an early or a late dinner to avoid the crowds.
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answered 7 months ago
by
JudyD
 - NE PA
answer 2
There is no need to make reservations for the main dinning rooms. If you do want to make reservations for the main dinning room then you may do so once onboard.
answered 10 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 3
no you do not need to reserve. The best time to go was between 5:50 pm and 6:00pm. Just a few minutes wait.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 4
For the complimentary dining rooms there are no reservations that I know of. It's show up when you want to dine and seating based on table availability. Just like going to a restaurant at home that doesn't take reservations. If there's a waiting time you'll be provided with a pager. You can make reservations for any of the Specialty restaurants.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Bob806
 - NJ
answer 5
no you do not need reservations for the main dining rooms. The best time to go is between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. There is usally not much of a wait at that time. If you go later there is some wait but not a long one. We never had to wait long at all for dinner. If you have a large group, you might need reservations but you can call the dinning room to find out.
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answered 10 months ago
by
silverfox53
 - New York
Question

Beaches?

How far are the beaches from the pier in Bermuda?

Also, which beaches are best to go to?
asked 6 months ago
by
rosiepuf1218
 - Brooklyn, NY
on Norwegian Breakaway
5 answers
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answer 1
My favorite beach is Elbow Beach. You would have to use the public access road past the Elbow Beach resort. The most popular is probably Horseshoe Bay. If you like waves, they are better at Elbow but no lifeguards. If you're renting mopeds you can check out many beautiful beaches along the south shore. Just take a ride down some of the access roads and explore. One morning I sat alone at a south shore beach that did have so much as a footprint there. It was very secluded and it was pristine. Mopeds are best way to go. Bus system in Bermuda is quite good also. Bus stops indicated by blue & pink poles. If the top is pink bus is going toward Hamilton & blue tops means going away from Hamilton. Cabs are a little pricey but most drivers are happy to answer questions so you can also learn something about the island with most drivers.

As far as distance, depends on which pier as there are 3 cruise piers in Bermuda. Of the beaches mentioned Elbow is closest to Hamilton. (about 10 minutes) Horseshore Bay would be closest to Dockyard. Both of them are too far from St. George. I haven't spent much time on that end of the island.
Best Answer
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
by
BermudaBeachGirl
 - Long Island
answer 2
Jobsons Cove is beautiful. It is a little ways from the dock, but its worth it..
answered 6 months ago
by
BarbP
 - Long Island
answer 3
Nothing is far in Bermuda - it's only about 20 miles end to end. Our favorite beaches are Horseshoe Bay between Dockyard and Hamilton, and Tobacco Bay in St. George's.
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answered 6 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 4
Snorkel Park Beach at the Dockyard is the only beach within walking distance. All others are primarily on the South Shore at least 10 miles away. You can get a bus or taxi from the Dockyard to Horseshoe Bay Beach which has changing facilities, snack bar, beach umbrella rentals, etc. It's one of the best beaches on the island. Bus/Ferry day passes can be purchased at the Dockyard.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 5
The best beaches are Elbow Beach, Chaplin Bay, Horseshoe Bay are some of the best beaches. All of them are accessible using the local buses. I believe it is route # 7 (check on it). You can buy multi-day bus pass or single ride tokens.
Snorkel park beach is within walking distance of the beach but there is a small charge to use the beach and IMHO, it's not the best beach around.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
Question

What's the name if the port in Bermuda where we wil be at

asked 1 month, 1 week ago
by
Sunshine11280
 - NYC
on Norwegian Breakaway
5 answers
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answer 1
King's Wharf on Bermuda's West End also known as the Dockyards, formerly the Royal Navy Dockyards.
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answered 1 month ago
by
Bob806
answer 2
Kings wharf, also known as Royal Navy dockyard. It's at the west end of the island.
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answered 1 month ago
by
BStu19
answer 3
Heritage Wharf is where the ship will be docked.
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answered 1 month ago
by
RobinRz
 - new york, ny
answer 4
It's call the Royal Naval Dockyard.
answered 1 month ago
by
Gina01
answer 5
Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda. There is shopping right at the port. There is also a beach where you can get snorkel equipment. Ferries and buses are available if you wish to go to St. Georges or Hamilton
answered 1 month ago
by
Gina01
Question

If you book an excursion and the ship doesn't stop in the port will you get your money back?

asked 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
If the shore ecursion is booked through Norwegian Cruise Line then yes you would receive a refund for that shore excursion. If the shore excursion was booked on your own then you would need to check with the vender directly to see if they would refund you your money back.
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answered 9 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
If you book through the ship you will get a refund. If you book on your own, it is between you and the tour company.
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answered 9 months ago
by
rvsullivan
 - Texas
answer 3
Yes, your account will be credited; this is in fact true whether the port is cancelled or at times, even an excursion might be cancelled due to a low number of participants, bad weather, etc.
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answered 9 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 4
If it's an NCL sponsored excursion yes, no if you booked it on your own.
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answered 9 months ago
by
Bob806
Question

Are there any cruises to no where from the New York area?

asked 7 months ago
by
Chuck2814k
 - New Jersey
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Gem has 1 and 2 night cruises, and the Breakaway has 2 night cruises. On the NCL home page, go to Plan Your Cruise, and filter by "Weekend Cruises" under destination and "New York" under Port of Departure.
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answered 7 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 2
From the home page use the "Find a Vacation" selecting the numbers of days and Port of Departure. Then choose the 1-Night or 2-Night Cruise from New York you want to take.
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answered 7 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
Via the "View Vacations" link above and look for 1-Night or 2-Night Cruise from New York.
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answered 7 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 4
Yes, there are plenty of 1 and 2 night cruises from NY that don't touch any port.
Check out the weekend cruises on NCL's website
http://www.ncl.com/cruise-destination/weekend/vacations#tab_detail
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answered 7 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
Question

i am already booked in a mini suite I am now looking to upgrade to Haven what is the cost difference and how do I go about doing this?

asked 6 months ago
by
smitty5
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you upgrade to The Haven, you will never want to cruise anyother way. That's what happened to us about 5 cruises ago. The Haven is a beautiful way to cruise. Hopefully you get your upgrade. Enjoy.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Bossnesb
 - Dutchess Cty, NY
answer 2
Call your travel agent or NCL Reservations for availability and price difference depending on who you booked with initially.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
A lot of people like to upgrade once they have booked a cabin. Check for available staterooms and their price on NCL's website. That should give you an idea on how much it will cost to upgrade.
Since you already have a reservation, you will need to contact NCL or your travel agent to make the reservation changes.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 4
The price difference depends on the class of suite you want. Just call your travel agent or NCL reservations if you booked directly with them.
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answered 6 months ago
by
BStu19
Question

Haven Internet

If you're in a Haven two-bedroom suite, is internet included for free?
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
by
acharris1
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No complimentary internet in the Haven. Cruised The Haven in May and December, you have the same plans as the rest of the ship. You would think that this should be included.
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answered 5 months, 1 week ago
by
Bossnesb
 - Dutchess Cty, NY
answer 2
No. There is an additional charge for internet.
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answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
As far as I know it's not included with any accommodation. Refer to the following link for Haven exclusive amenities.

http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/freestyle-accommodations/haven
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answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
by
BStu19
answer 4
No. You pay the same rates as everyone else for internet access. Bear in mind that this is a satellite connection, and considerably slower than cable.
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answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
by
BStu19
Question

ncl is now offering a $100. on board credit for new bookings. has anyone already booked attempted to collect that same 0n board credit?

asking people who are previously booked for feb 9th
asked 7 months ago
by
suespol
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
you will have to call them and "re-book" in order to get the OBC.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
by
nursemommy7578
answer 2
I am on the June 8th sailing and was able to get the $100 on board credit. I would suggest calling the 1-800 number and see if you can get it.
answered 6 months ago
by
ChrisCJSU
 - Jacksonville, AL
answer 3
The on board credit is usually incorporated in your
cruise bill+deducted from there at the end of your cruise.
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answered 7 months ago
by
THEBIGKAHUNA
 - Woodside.NY
answer 4
The onboard credits are special promotions that is available only for new bookings. If you already have a reservation, you cannot get the onboard credit added to your booking.
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answered 7 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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