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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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
by
TangoBoy
Question

is there a pool dome in case of rain?

asked 11 months ago
by
JillS
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
The pool in The Haven does have a retractable roof, but not over the other pools
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answered 11 months ago
by
JoeTraveler
 - Dutchess County
answer 2
No, there is no dome on the pool deck.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
No. The pools do not have any covering.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
Question

Is the 15% gratuity on beverage package per drink or per day?

asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - New york
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
15% is added to the total of the package. So to answer your question I suppose that would be per day.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 2
The 15% gratuity on the beverage package is per day.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
The 15% gratuity is applied on the entire package price.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
Question

Nervous about sailing

Never been on a ship before,decided its time so book a cruise on the breakaway for June...any advice?
asked 11 months ago
by
DollyRich
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Just go and enjoy yourself. The cruise is what you make of it. Remember that you are on vacation and take things in stride. Everything may not work as you have planned. In 2011 we were to go to Bermuda which we love, but due to a potential hurricane we were rerouted to the Florida/Bahama itinerary. We cruised that route 4 times before and it's not our favorite. We had an enjoyable relaxing time. Only got off the ship for about 2 hours in Nassau.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bossnesb
 - Dutchess Cty, NY
answer 2
Enjoy it! You can't help it, you will feel the ship moving because, well, it is moving... If you happen to come across some big seas, understand, these ships are very sea worthy and while you may feel uncomfortable the ship is safe. Think of a ship like a rubber duck, no matter how hard you try, you can't tip it over. A ship is designed and built very much with this same theory.
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answered 11 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 3
No need to be nervous, just relax and enjoy the cruise. Following are some tips.

* Staterooms mid-ship have the least motion.
* Be flexible in what you do and when (i.e., dine when it's not peak hours of 7-8:30 which is the most crowded in the dining venues.)
* If you're prone to motion sickness bring medications or check on board at guest services. Food items such as green apples, saltines, ginger ale alleviate upset stomachs.
* Review the daily activity sheet left in your room for things to do each day.
* Book any shore excursion you don't want to miss out on prior to departure. Popular ones book quickly.
* Research the Bermuda tourism web site for things to do and transportation (i.e., 1,2 or 3 day all you can ride pass).
____There are buses to Horseshoe Bay Beach, the best free beach.
____Ferries to St. George's & Hamilton.
* Become familiar with the ship via the following NCL links:
http://www.ncl.com/new-to-cruising/overview
http://www.ncl.com/faq
http://www.ncl.com/diningguide
http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/breakaway/onboard/dining#tab_detail
http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/breakaway/decks/2/8#tab_detail
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
Question

What are some things to do for kids ages 14 on the Breakaway.

Im 14 and my cousin (also 14) and I are going on a cruise in November 2014. We went on the Gem when we were 12 and didn't really do any clubs or anything. We want to hang out with kids our ages.
asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
There are many things for Teens and Kids to do! You can go to the Teen Club (for teens). And your 12 year old sister can go to Splash Academy! You can do a Rope Coarse and go 8 Feet in the air!! There are 2 huge pools. Mini golf! 5 HUGE WATERSLIDES. Here are some links to help:.
1)http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/breakaway/onboard/activities#tab_detail

2)http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/breakaway/decks/2/16#tab_detail

3)http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/breakaway/decks/2/15#tab_detail
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answered 11 months ago
by
OAES
answer 2
Aside from the Aqua Park with water slides and the Sports Complex with ropes course & mini-golf there is the "Entourage for teens" activities, the Entourage Teen Lounge & Video Arcade. Refer to the following link for more info or location:
http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/freestyle-family-fun/youth-programs
http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/breakaway/decks/2/16#tab_detail
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
There are lots of activities on the ship for kids. Kids are grouped by their age and there are age appropriate activities and events.
Here's the link to all the kids related activities on NCL ships
http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/freestyle-family-fun/overview
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
Question

Can we have guests in the Haven area

My wife and I are staying in a Haven Suite. We are traveling with people who are not. Can they visit us in our room? Can they be our guests for dinner in the private Haven dining room or in the Haven Lounge
asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
We crused in The Haven last December. We met friends on the cruise that wanted to see the Haven. I cleared it with the Concierge to give our new friends a tour. That was no problem as long as it was a tour only. People not booked in the Haven can't use any of the facilities.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bossnesb
 - Dutchess Cty, NY
answer 2
You are allowed to have non-Haven guests in your stateroom. There are no restrictions on them visiting you.
As far as the guests having dinner at the Haven dining and the Haven lounge is concerned, guests in the Haven categories are allowed to invite up to 4 of their non-Haven guests to dinner. The invitation only provides these guests access to the restaurant and Club lounge and can be requested a maximum of 2 times per cruise. There is a cover charge involved for the non-Haven guests.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
My understanding is that you must have a Platinum colored key to enter the Haven area and that there is a concierge at the entrance to enforce that. They may be able to visit your room, but maybe not since they would then have access to the pool and sundeck. The intent is to keep the Haven dining room and pool areas just to Haven guests, otherwise (as I saw on one of the reviews someplace) if you were travling with a group, you could book one Haven cabin and other cheaper staterooms and do a "spring break" where everyone decends on the Haven room. We're travling in July so will find out more details then.... we are in the Haven that week.
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answered 11 months ago
by
JoeTraveler
 - Dutchess County
Question

Is free wifi on board?

asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
Not for free, here is the Norwegian web page on the internet service: www.ncl.com/about/staying-connected-sea-internet-access
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answered 11 months ago
by
BanC
 - New Mexico
answer 2
Wifi is available on board for a fee; there are varying packages available, the more you spend on a package, the lower your per minute rate will be. Information for this will be in your stateroom when you arrive.
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answered 11 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 3
Wifi is not free, is a satellite connection which can be slow and reception on the ship varies depending on your location on the ship.

Refer to the following link for more info.

http://www.ncl.com/about/staying-connected-sea-internet-access
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
Question

Do you have a alcohol card that can be purchased

where you can get a few drinks a day instead of buying them one by one.
asked 11 months ago
by
Margoula
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
Here is the Norwegian web page Gifts & More (links for the drinking packages): http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/gifts-and-more?
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answered 11 months ago
by
BanC
 - Arizona
answer 2
"NCL offers an ""Ultimate Beverage Package"", ""Corks & Caps Wine & Beer Package"" and ""Unlimited Fountain Soda"" package. Refer to the following link for details and cost. Be sure to read the associated ""Terms & Conditions"". Packages can be pre-purchased or purchased on board the first day.

http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/gifts-and-more#ultimate"
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
Yes -- details on the NCL website. Link attached

http://www.ncl.com/promo/ultimate-beverage-package/terms

Lots of info if you use the Search option on top of the page -- faster answers to general questions
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answered 11 months ago
by
JoeTraveler
 - Dutchess County
Question

please tell me how to print luggage tags

asked 11 months ago
by
loportobeads
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
Log on to your MyNCL account on NCL's website. About 60 days before your sail date, you should see a link for e-docs. You will need to print the e-docs and take them with you. The e-docs also contain the bag tags.
When you arrive at the port, you can also get the bag tags from the porter.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 2
Login to "My NCL" to view/print your eDocs (tickets) which also has a link to print your luggage tags. eDocs are available within 30-45 days of departure.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Bob806
answer 3
Question isn't very clear- when I received them for my last cruise from edocs, I was able to just print from within the browser.
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answered 11 months ago
by
JoeTraveler
 - Dutchess County
Question

Which restaurants serve breakfast and lunch

Are reservations needed
asked 10 months ago
by
Cincin
on Norwegian Breakaway
3 answers
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answer 1
In addition to the buffet, O'Sheehan's (open 24/7), Savor and Uptown bar & grill will be open for breakfast and lunch. They do not take reservations. See the link below for details of what restaurants are open when.

http://www.ncl.com/sites/default/files/Dining-Guide-022814.pdf
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answered 10 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 2
The main dining rooms & buffet do not accept reservations; You can make reservations at the Specialty Restaurant's, but they are not required. The 'Freestyle', delivered to your room daily, will have the operating hours of all the different venues.

Here is the Norwegian Breakaway's web site on 'What's On Board' (Dining, Specialty Dining, Treats & etc.): http://www.ncl.com/cruise-ship/breakaway/onboard/dining#tab_detail
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answered 10 months ago
by
BanC
 - Arizona
answer 3
It may change from cruise to cruise or day to day (check the daily program), but from a previous cruise:

Breakfast:
Garden Café (6:30) and buffet (7:00)
Manhattan room (8:00)
Moderno buffet (9:00)
O'Sheehans (24x7 food)

Lunch:
Garden Café (11:30)
Manhattan room (12:00)
OSheehans (24x7)

Specialty that are open (and yes, reservations suggested) -- all open at noon
Ocean Blue
Shanghai Noodle Bar
Wasabi
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answered 10 months ago
by
JoeTraveler
 - Dutchess County
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