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Question

do the 3 complimentary restaurants serve buffet style?

asked 3 weeks, 2 days ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
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answer 1
No. You select from a menu and you are served. You will need to go to the Garden Cafe for a buffet meal.
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answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
by
Bossnesb
 - Dutchess Cty, NY
answer 2
Aside from the Garden Café and the Uptown Bar and Grill, all restaurants are sit-down, waiter service restaurants.
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answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
by
BStu19
answer 3
The Garden Cafe and Uptown Bar & Grill are the only buffet style restaurants on the ship. All other complimentary restaurants are table service. Refer to the follow link for all complimentary & Specialty (fee) restaurants.

http://www.ncl.com/diningguide
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answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
by
Bob806
 - NJ
answer 4
No. The Garden Cafe is the only buffet on the ship. All other restaurants are sit down restaurants where you order from a menu.
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answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
Question

how far from grand central to pier

How far is it from grand central station to the pier and are there shuttles/busses?
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Anonymous
 - NY
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
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answer 1
The pier is about 2.2 miles from Grand Central, there are no shuttles that I know of and using public buses with luggage would be a hassle in my opinion. I think your best option is to grab a cab from the terminal to the pier.
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answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Bob806
answer 2
There are no shuttles or direct buses. It's probably a 10-15 minute cab ride depending upon traffic and time of day.

You could take the M42 bus crosstown to the west side and walk uptown to pier 88, but the bus is slow, makes lots of stops, and could be challenging with luggage. Subway would be worse taking the (S) Shuttle to Times Square and then you're still about 3/4 of a mile from 12th Avenue.

I would suggest taking a cab.
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answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
JoeTraveler
 - Dutchess County
answer 3
It's too far to walk if that's what you're thinking. For public transportation you'd have to walk up to 49th street to catch the M50 bus. A taxi would be much simpler and quicker.
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answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
BStu19
answer 4
It's all the way cross town from East Side to West Side. You can take the 42 bus cross town all the way to the end (shouldn't take more than 30 minutes) and then walk about 8 blocks... unless there is a lot of traffic.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
by
TangoBoy
Question

Room configuration

Is there any way to tell the configuration of room....for instance I would prefer a cabin with the bed located close to the bathroom not by the balcony.
Can anyone answer that question?
asked 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
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answer 1
Actually, I sailed on the Breakaway last March and our balcony room had the bed near the balcony. We were on deck eleven.
answered 6 days ago
by
tappin52
 - NY
answer 2
You can't really configure the room too much. The beds are located closer to the bathroom. In the balcony the sofa is located next to the balcony. Since that is the configuration you want, you should be fine.
Here's the link to the deck plans for the ship. You can select your deck and your stateroom and check out the floor plan for your room.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
Most bathrooms are located as close to the bed (if not closer) as the bed is to the balcony, You can go to www.ncl.com, click on the tab 'Learn About Our Cruises', hover your mouse on 'View Details' of the Ship you want to explorer & select 'Staterooms'. There you can see the photo or floor plan (room configuration) of the various stateroom types.
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answered 6 months ago
by
BanC
 - Arizona
answer 4
That is the basic configuration. From the door - bathroom, then bed, then chair/sofa, finally balcony.
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answered 6 months ago
by
BStu19
Question

Would I still be charged a 'corkage fee' if I bring a twist cap bottle of wine AND also if I chose to enjoy it in my stateroom and NOT at dinner?

asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
by
Vaneice
 - New York, New York
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes. "Corkage" fee has to do with any wine brought on board, regardless of where it is consumed or if it has an actual cork or not.
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answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
JoeTraveler
 - Dutchess County
answer 2
Yes again, twist-off cap or cork the corkage fees apply to all bottles of wine brought onto the ship regardless of where you drink it. Or buy it by the glass or wine on the ship, refer to NCL's wine list via the following link.

https://www.ncl.com/sites/default/files/WineList_Fleetwide_03172014.pdf
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answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
Yes. You'll be charged a corkage fee for every bottle of wine you bring on board. Where you choose to drink it is irrelevant. The twist cap is likewise irrelevant. The corkage fee is not charged for the labor of removing a cork. It's charged for the privilege of bring your own wine instead of buying theirs.
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answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
BStu19
answer 4
Wine & champagne sales are a source of revenue for the ships, and loss of wine sales can depress earnings. For this reason, the ships charge a corkage fee equivalent to their cheapest bottle, to recoup at least some of the potential lost revenue. This practice is common in the restaurant industry where restaurants allow customers to bring their own wine to the restaurant.
Irrespective of where the bottle has a twist cap or a cork and irrespective of where you consume the wine, you still have to pay the corkage fee.
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answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
Question

what time can we get on the breakaway this Sat

asked 11 months ago
by
Moomoo
 - NY
on Norwegian Breakaway
4 answers
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answer 1
The 11/17/2013 sailing on the Norwegian the ship departs at 3pm so checkin would start at 9:30 and boarding will start at 11:30 am.
answered 11 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
Generally speaking, boarding begins around 11:30am - noon, but schedules being what they are, can be subject to change.
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answered 11 months ago
by
RobinRz
 - new york, ny
answer 3
You cannot get on the Breakaway this Saturday. She will be arriving from Nassau on Sunday.
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answered 11 months ago
by
RobinRz
 - new york, ny
answer 4
Boarding usually begins around 12:00 - 12:30 PM for 4:00/5:00 PM departures as they need to clear the ship of all returning passengers and reset for the next group. Passengers are boarded in order of arrival except that Suite, VIP & disabled passengers have priority boarding.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
Question

Is there childcare available?

asked 11 months ago
by
CarolynR
 - NY
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
We do have kids programs available for guests who are over the age of 3. For guests who are under 3 we do have activites available however a parent would have to stay with their child. We do not offer private in cabin baby sitting.
answered 11 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
Refer to the following links for info on NCL's youth programs & group sitting.

http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/freestyle-family-fun/youth-programs

http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/freestyle-family-fun/youth-programs/faq
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
Yes, for children 3 and up and potty trained. You will be able to enroll when you board.
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answered 11 months ago
by
rvsullivan
 - Texas
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Does the Breakaway have water drinking fountains? Is the water from the bathroom faucet drinkable?

Need to know my options for taking my medications
asked 11 months ago
by
YackyDack
 - NYC
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
Haven't been on the Breakaway yet but based on other NCL ships:

No water drinking fountains (at least I don't recall ever seeing one on any ship).
Tap water in your stateroom is drinkable (reverse osmosis filtration).
You can ask for a glass of water at any restaurant or bar.
Bottled water is available for purchase or you can bring your own as carry-on or checked luggage.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 2
The water onboard the ship is safe to drink. The ship has a water purification system that ensures that the water is safe to drink. The water is used in the restaurants, kitchen, bars and other places on the ship.
However, if you prefer, you can always bring cases of bottled water onboard with you. You can check the water cases along with your luggage and it will be delivered to your room.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
The rooms come with water bottles (but you have to pay for them)
I've drank the water from the faucet but would do so as a last resort.
I usually travel with a stainless steel bottle. (no chances of stateroom attendants throwing away your bottle by accident because it's plastic - happen to me once). At the drink stations where the buffets are there is cold water available. They will usually have signs saying not to fill your water bottle there. But you can take one of the cups and use that to fill your travel bottle that way. Best way to stay hydrated during a cruise.
Happy trails :)
answered 11 months ago
by
galookiemac
Question

is there a laundry room on the breakaway

asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
There are no self service laundry facilities available, but the ship does offer a full line of laundering services available for a fee.
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answered 11 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 2
There are no self service laundry facilities on any NCL ship but they do offer a laundry service for a fee like hotels.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
No. There are no self-service laundries. All ships offer laundry, dry clean & pressing services. They have laundry bags in your stateroom that you can give to the cabin stewards. Usually around the middle of the cruise they offer discounts on the services.
However, I wouldn't use it for any delicate or expensive dresses.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
Question

Is liqour available while waiting for departure in NYC?

asked 11 months ago
by
AshMar
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
The bars on the ship will be open prior to the ships departure.
answered 11 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
If your asking if you can get a drink, yes. If you are asking about duty free alcohol, no.
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answered 11 months ago
by
rvsullivan
 - Texas
answer 3
Liquor is not available in the NYC terminal but can be purchased once on board the ship while waiting for departure.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
Question

Adult Soda Package

Going on Breakaway is it worth while buying Soda Package, how many soft drinks would you need to purchase daily to make it worth the cost?
asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - UK
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
The price for a can soda onboard is $ 2.10 plus 15% gratuity.
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answered 11 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
As I recall a soda (can) was about $2 (US) each so if you drink more than 3 a day it's worthwhile. Soda package info link:

http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/sun/decks/2/6#tab_detail
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
I believe the average is 3-4 soda's per day would get you to your break even point,
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answered 11 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
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