can someone tell me what the experience is like in the Vibe club. I am wondering if it is really worth the expense.
It really depends on what you're looking for. Personally, I'm a huge fan of Vibe (and hope to snag a pass on Breakaway for my Oct. 29th sailing). Basically, it's a pretty chillaxed place. (I'm talking about Vibe on Breakaway, which I've experienced several times... there are differences between the various ships, but this'll give you an idea.) Because they sell a limited number of passes (around 60 on Breakaway), it is never crowded. There are lots of VERY comfy loungers (much nicer than what you'll find poolside), there's usually music playing, but it's much quieter than what you'll find at the pool. In fact, the entire Vibe experience is sort of the "anti-pool." It's not crowded, it's quieter, there's a private bar, they come around with fruit skewers, etc. I've found that over the course of the week, you tend to meet new people who you wind up hanging out with in Vibe a lot. There is NOT a pool, but there is a hot tub (two in the Breakaway Vibe area). It's adult's only, which is a MAJOR selling point for me. And unlike in a lot of adult areas (cough Carnival Serenity cough), it is enforced. In fact, it's a little easier to enforce here because, again, unlike many other adult-only zones, it is behind a wall and door. You have to have a special keycard to enter the area. Like I said, it's one of my very favorite things about Breakaway... if you have questions, hit me with them and I'll try to answer!
Thanks for the info. The hubby and I are going on the Escape this Saturday (25th anniversary) and after spending the money to get a balcony I am not sure if it is worth the extra $200.pp. I do love the idea of adult only but just not sure ð¤ð¤ð¤
Wow, that's pricy. On Breakaway, the Vibe pass is about $99 per person (unless you want to get one of the private cabanas in side Vibe, but honestly, I didn't find them to be worth the money)
I've never been on Norwegian, nor seen a Vibe club, but I would have a hard time paying for a less crowded deck area -- there is plenty of deck space - you just have to look for it.
It's not really about the "less-crowded" -- at least for most people who buy the passes. It's really about the "adult's only." As someone who loves children... to knock on my door, say "trick or treat" and then go away... paying $100 for a week away from the many, many kids you find on a ship is well worth the money. :)
I can certainly understand that, but I have never had a problem finding a similar "free" area -- usually at the aft bar off the Lido deck.
You are right it is $99pp
Very true. And, it's worth noting, on Breakaway, there is ANOTHER adult's only area (called Spice H20) with a bar, loungers (although not the really amazing, comfy ones in Vibe) and such that takes up the entire aft section of deck... hmmm, I wanna say 16? Very nice area. So you're completely right... there are totally free areas that serve the same basic purpose. heck, I may wind up having to seek them out for my oct. 29th cruise! Usually, I have no problem getting the Vibe passes, because I cruise during off-seasons out of NYC. A lot of people avoid buying the Vibe pass in, say, March, because you know you're not really going to get much use out of it the first and last days sailing out of NYC (unlike, say, the enclosed solarium on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas). The Oct. 29th sailing... could go either way, depending on how our weather is that week. I know I'll be part of the mad rush to try and get one of the Vibe passes, but if I don't, it's not like I'll be upset. I'll just go to Spice H20 instead!
Yikes! That's a lot of money to spend to get away from children. We haven't cruised often, but kids have never been a problem. The free, adult only area on Carnival, Serenity, is really nice, and the price is right for us for those few times we want to relax quietly on the deck.
I loved Serenity on the Carnival Sunshine! Although I will say, I found that they did very little to keep kids out of the area. How important escaping the kids are can sometimes boil down to what time of year you cruise... if you wind up on a ship which has a lot of families and is sailing at 110 percent occupancy or higher (the aim on every ship is to sail at at LEAST 100 percent capacity, meaning double occupancy... they get OVER 100 percent thanks to families or groups traveling with three or more people per stateroom).
It's definitely not for everyone. Some people prefer to spend their money on the spa or other things. For me, the $100 for Vibe is definitely worth it!