Norwegian Breakaway - problems sailing from New York?
First of all - I like NCL and I am not picking on them.
Secondly - it is not as if I think they have not already thought of this themselves...
Third - I like New York and I like homeland cruising - so having the ship sail out of NY year round is a great idea. It is a well-deserved tribute to my favorite city. Plus let's be honest, when you have so many cruising sailing out of Florida, South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, etc you start to get a pretty strong "Southern" element to the mix, so I welcome having some Yankee cruises.
How can ship designed with outdoor areas called the "Waterway" with outdoor seating and relaxing areas for so many restaurants and bars sail out of NY year round.?
The summer cruises to Bermuda will be fine - but the winter cruises from the city to Port Canaveral and Bahamas will have a number of pretty cold days each cruise.
I am just asking - isn't this a factor? Wouldn't this ship be better suited to a warmer home port?
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.
Paul, I would tend to agee, having sailed out of Boston on the Gem, in a blizzard! It appears this may have been planned to be a short lived itinerary, possibly? Even without the snow,with low temps, no one goes out on deck, for any extended periods..And when it cruises elsewhere, a new paint job will be in order.
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As a lifelong resident of NY I love ships that sail from NY . I am cruising from NJ leaving in a winter month . Having said that if my health does not have restrictions in 2014 I will not sail from NY/NJ in the fall or winter .I will opt to leave from a warm climate.
If NCL was not making money they would not put there new ship there. Cruise ships move faster in the winter time to get to the hotter weather why is carnival going year round from nyc now. And breakaway has a pool roof in its haven.NCL will still be at two ships when breakaway come 2 nyc not 3 JEWEL is not in nyc after APR 21 and rcl goes year round and has no pool roof
I do agree with you half the ship is out side hope they put heaters on the boardwalk lol .But if people been going on 4 ship out of nyc in the winter this year why spend the money on a indoor pool they make more money in the casinos and in bingo in the winter on those days then miami does.
This was a concern of mine as well, Paul. I booked a cruise on the Breakaway leaving on October 6th. Hopefully it won't be too chilly for long. If it is, then I guess it'll be a lesson learned for me. Once we get through the first cold season, I think we'll have a better idea if cruising out of NYC year round will work for the Breakaway.
I saw the Breakaway has cruises to nowhere in January, which I find rather odd. I don't think they would have any time to spend outside during those short cruises.
It'll be interesting to see how all of this pans out.
Breakaway looks like an awesome ship with top notch entertainment however would book it only from May to October will not cruise out of NY/NJ in the winter months.
The one night party cruise on Breakaway is very expensive the last time I checked the rate.
Looking forward to reading reviews once they start rolling in.
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