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Old June 17th, 2013, 06:15 PM
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Congratulations! You make a beautiful couple. I love how inclusive NCL is.
Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.
Thank you . Yeah I must say NCL's staff was very professional and just so happy for us. Seriously smiles everywhere from them. I did get a kick out of all the tipsy passengers cheering us on while we walked to the atrium!!
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Hahahahah glad you had a good time working with The Wedding Experience! Maybe they sensed they wouldn't be working with NCL passengers anymore so they were not trying to do any real work at that point. I could not get them to budge! I was practically begging them to sell me something!
The only issue we really had was waiting for email replies. I wanted a reply no more than 24 hours later and at times it was a two day wait. If I put it in a better perspective that really isn't long as I am sure they had a lot of OTHER couples too lol. Our biggest issue had to do with the photographer and that had nothing to do with the 'Wedding Experience'. He was 0 minutes late!!! NCL gave us a nice piece of change back for that mishap.
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Congratulations! You both looked beautiful and your review was written very well. We have so many ideas and plans spinning in our heads and your review helps!

Congratulations and we wish you much happiness!

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Congratulations! You both looked beautiful and your review was written very well. We have so many ideas and plans spinning in our heads and your review helps!

Congratulations and we wish you much happiness!

Robert and Ralph
Thanks Robert! I'm so excited for your sake. enjoy the planning and let me know if you have any other questions.


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Congratulations on your wedding... the pictures are beautiful and I love that you wore your wedding dresses in the ocean!

Best wishes for many anniversary celebrations (perhaps at sea?) in your future!

Yes at sea!!!! Already trying to get the other half to sign up for next year's cruise. She wants to build a deck in our yard, and all I'm thinking is, I can be without a deck for another year if it means going on a cruise again!
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Congrats! You now share my wedding anniversary I am hoping to do some sort of renewal for 10 years (which is in 2). I would love to resurrect my dress and take it into the ocean! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!
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Congratulations! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness, thanks for sharing.
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Congrats! You now share my wedding anniversary I am hoping to do some sort of renewal for 10 years (which is in 2). I would love to resurrect my dress and take it into the ocean! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!
Yay for almost 10 years!! Congrats! Taking the dresses in the water was fun! We have so many cool pictures. We went under water with snorkels and took some pics with an underwater camera. The owner of the camera is taking his sweet time sharing the pictures though, lol!

Do you have a ship for you 10 year in mind?

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Hey.. my fiancé and I are getting married on June 30th on the Breakaway. Anything we need to know from your experience. We are having 220 guests and 40 sailing. Obviously our wedding is before the ship leaves. Our ceremony is in the theater and reception in thr Manhattan room with passing apps and open bar. We got our cake from Carlos Bakery being that they were able to deliver it that morning to the ship since there is a bakery on board. We have had nothing but problems and have been let down so many times and just want this day to be perfect. Pleaseee let us know any info or suggestions that you have.. and btw - Congrats ! you girls look beautiful !
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Also, we were never offered anything from Jennifer for free stuff in our cabins for our guests like you.. Did you know about this in advance or was it a surprise? Who did you deal with for Royal Ocean Events?
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Oh man, sounds like you are stressssssed! Check it, it won't be perfect, no wedding is. It is the bad stuff you are going to laugh about for the rest of that marriage. For instance, our cake totally sucked but I am going to laugh about that how that cake just died a slow and painful death, sitting on our cabin sofa, with everybody and everything bumping into it. Please force feed your guests that cake so it doesn't end up on your sofa.

I haven't dealt with ROE much, because my thing was a vow renewal and NCL handles those events themselves.

The free stuff in the cabins. Ok we dealt with Jenny only about the vow renewal stuff and event related stuff. The cabin goodies came from the fact that we were a cruise group and our cruise group consultant, another NCL chick handeled that. With 40 people sailing, you better get the hookup!!! Call NCL and ask for someone to set up a cruise group and pull in all those reservations from all your sailing guests into that group. If you have a group consultant already or if it is Jenny, you need to ask her about it. There are benefits that comes with cruise groups. You get points and money. With the points you can book all the little gifts in the cabin like wine and strawberries. With the remaining points you can book a cocktails party for an hour. Some of our guests didn't get their wines. I just meandered to the guest services desk to pick up vouchers for free bottles to hand out to my unlucky guests.

I'm going to tell you, there will be teeth pulling going on when you plan your wedding with NCL lol. All I can say is, it will be special and the onboard staff are waaaaay more workable than the folks on land. The Breakaway staff will make your day, don't worry.

Just have an open mind and remember to enjoy yourself. You are getting married on a ship, it will be epic. Carly will take beautiful pictures of you and every staff member and passenger who will see you walking in your pretty dress, will smile from ear to ear!!! You will feel like a celebrity with all those strangers taking your pictures and cheering you on!

The theater is a cool place, wow lucky you for that venue! Manhattan room is really cool too.

Let me know if you have other specific questions.
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Oh I can't believe NCL didn't mention the group perks to you. That is whack. We knew about it because we had a group cruise before on the Gem and asked them if there was some sort of benefit to organizing groups because that is a lot effort and you are brining so many customers to them. So yeah just ask and they shall provide.
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You MUST have all your sailing guest reservations pulled together as a group. Those little extras help make your guest feel special for sailing, especially if you can give each cabin some OBC (on board credit). Also, you get a one hour open bar cocktail party for your sailing group and for yourself as group leader you may end up with a nice chunk of OBC. We give a group cruise every year and last year with our biggest group of 27 guest we ended up with so much OBC we had a zero balance at the end of the cruise.


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We have 38 guests sailing and we are all in a group that my travel agent put us in through ncl group departments, so they better hook us up especially after all they put us through for the last year and a half lol! How was the ship overall for the cruise?
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I really liked the ship. The design is modern and there are so many cool places to hang out and take pictures. We loved the boardwalk. Really really loved Spice H2O. Every night was a party on that deck. You and your guests will have a great time!


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We have 38 guests sailing and we are all in a group that my travel agent put us in through ncl group departments, so they better hook us up especially after all they put us through for the last year and a half lol! How was the ship overall for the cruise?
Sorry to just drop in here, but maybe you should check with your TA. I've heard rumors that sometimes all these amenities disappear into the TA's pockets. If you are registered as a group, someone should contact you about 30 days prior to your cruise discussing the options with you. If not, you must contact your group consultant at NCL.


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We have 38 guests sailing and we are all in a group that my travel agent put us in through ncl group departments, so they better hook us up especially after all they put us through for the last year and a half lol! How was the ship overall for the cruise?
As a New Yorker I can honestly say the ship 'felt' like New York. The upscale decor as well as the New York memorabilia. That can be good and bad since New York can also be very pretentious. At any rate, the staff was just 'okay' and the food was not bad at all. If you are a fun person and not uppity you will have a GREAT time. Things weren't perfect but nothing is so we has a blast!!!


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Sorry to just drop in here, but maybe you should check with your TA. I've heard rumors that sometimes all these amenities disappear into the TA's pockets. If you are registered as a group, someone should contact you about 30 days prior to your cruise discussing the options with you. If not, you must contact your group consultant at NCL.


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This is true. The travel agent didn't do any real work. YOU are the reason that those guests are sailing, not the TA. The TA typed a little bit of stuff into a computer and spoke with you over the phone. There should be no reward for that.


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We have 38 guests sailing and we are all in a group that my travel agent put us in through ncl group departments, so they better hook us up especially after all they put us through for the last year and a half lol! How was the ship overall for the cruise?
If you are 38 people you should absolutely get something, based on when you booked. On board credits, wine. cocktail party something,

Also you should have a couple of free people in there (still have to pay the taxes and port fees) but two people in the lowest class of cabin.

Definitely talk to your TA, a good TA would have spoken to you. There are great TA's out there that do alot of work, much more than typo a few thing into a computer.
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Oh I can't believe NCL didn't mention the group perks to you. That is whack. We knew about it because we had a group cruise before on the Gem and asked them if there was some sort of benefit to organizing groups because that is a lot effort and you are brining so many customers to them. So yeah just ask and they shall provide.
The only exception could be if you booked your group after group space was closed. I tried just recently to book a group for a September sailing and was told by NCLGROUPS that all the group space was closed.
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