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  1. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone interprets things differently. I just tried to clarify what I meant in my posting. There is more than one thread on this subject. A lot of confusion caused by NCL. We both had our say, so the next time you see me on the ship, I will just walk by. Happy Cruising!
  2. Another posting about the same subject - up-charging!!!! Personally, I think this is very poor on NCL to allow something like this to happen and then be discussed on any forum. It should be embarrassing to NCL to allow guest to be treated this way. This is a company that has been in the business long enough to have clear policies/procedures to ensure that their guests get the best treatment that they paid for. We cruise other cruise lines and they all have similar Specialty Restaurant Packages. In fact we just got off of MSC and RCI the past two weeks and bought packages without any of the problems/concerns discussed here. Yes, we will cruise NCL and be on the Encore in Feb B2B. I can only hope that the working staff has been trained and updated on the procedures to employ to ensure each guest has a exceptional dining experience. How does something like this happen? What is NCL doing to correct this problem/confusion? After our Encore B2B I will post our experiences as we have the 4 meal pkg. Happy Cruising.
  3. Just got off of the RCI Symphony OTS. Bought the Unlimited Dining Package, 7 days plus lunch sea days for $175. Ate in the Ocean (Hooked) Specialty Restaurant. Had a 6 (big) shrimp cocktail, bowl of clam chowder, surf (Lobster Tail) and turf (Filet Mignon), side orders and desert without any up-charge. Ate on MSC Seaside and experienced the same type of meals without any up-charge. Why does NCL keep increasing the charges for this? Because we accept it and pay for it.
  4. I just found this posting. Personally, I think this is very poor on NCL to allow something like this to happen and then be discussed on any forum. It should be embarrassing to NCL to allow guest to be treated this way. This is a company that has been in the business long enough to have clear policies/procedures to ensure that their guests get the best treatment that they paid for. We cruise other cruise lines and they all have similar Specialty Restaurant Packages. In fact we just got off of MSC and RCI the past two weeks and bought packages without any of the problems/concerns discussed here. Yes, we will cruise NCL and be on the Encore in Feb B2B. I can only hope that the working staff has been trained and updated on the procedures to employ to ensure each guest has a exceptional dining experience. How does something like this happen? What is NCL doing to correct this problem/confusion? After our Encore B2B I will post our experiences as we have the 4 meal pkg. Happy Cruising.
  5. asctony

    Bellissima

    We need to change the title of this thread. No one is talking about the Bellissima. The ship they are taking about is the Meraviglia. Please, may we stay on topic.? Thank you!
  6. I will search for them. Thanks! We were on the Seaside in Nov 2018 and the only real complaint we had was the food was OK. Never hot regardless of being in the MDR or Buffet. Other than that we do like MSC as they provide just a little different cruise. In fact, we are back on the Seaside in Nov 2019, then Ballissami Mar 2020.
  7. What was wrong/ bad with your cruise? We'r should like to hear your side. Thank you!
  8. To answer your questions/suggestions/comments: Do you disagree that: 1) Holding a Welcome Back party at 8:30 on a line that does not offer 'my time' dining is excluding a large percentage of cruisers (ie, all the cruisers who do not have YC and Aurora and are forced to eat at late dining). There will never be a time where it will be convenient for all. There is no one time each cruise line conducts these as even ships for that cruise line have different times based on itinerary, etc. Many people who cruise a lot no longer attend this function for a free drink. After x number of cruises, it is not worth the time/crowd, etc., just to get a free drink. 2) The most sensible approach is to make evening requested attire uniform across the ship. How can they make requested attire uniform when they have a Gala/Chic/Formal/etc. night and people do not dress accordingly? Things have changed, dress as you like and smell the roses. LOL
  9. Everyone has an opinion and the freedom to voice their opinions. What I think will not be accepted by MSC or any other cruise line. The same applies to the others who have an opinion. Examples of opinions: 'The fact that the ship does not enforce the dress code does not pre-empt it. They are simply being polite to their guests who are abusing their hospitality. ' So, forget guests that abuse a cruise lines hospitality? Would you allow that of a guest who enters your home? Years ago we were thought to respect others and their property. Respect the law. Respect our neighbors. Now, lets just be polite and let those who abuse slide? Cruise lines just don't want to enforce their rules. Regardless of which rule. Again, should MSC or any other cruise line just be polite to those who abuse? Kids in Adult areas. Chair hogs. - We were on the Seaside Aft deck 7 pool and 4 lounges were reserved with towels from 630AM until those 4 people showed up at 11AM. The pool staff knew this as they said the lounges were like that since 630AM. When asked why they didn't remove the towels, the two staff personnel just walked away. 'We must be polite??????????????' Glass in pool. I'm sure we can add more.
  10. Sorry to disagree that welcome parties are only held on Formal nights. We just got off of a Princess SEA cruise and the WB party was not on a formal night. Other cruise lines such as Celebrity hold them in the afternoon. So, there is no set rule when they are held. Been CRUISING over 30 years. HAPPY CRUISING!
  11. We have had the same thing happen to us on a Princess cruise. Maybe you are too critical or it had never happened to you. HAPPY CRUISING!
  12. We have had the same thing happen to us on a Princess cruise. Maybe you are too critical or it had never happened to you. HAPPY CRUISING!
  13. Been on both and our choice is the Allure!!!!!! Much more to do on Allure. HAPPY CRUISING1
  14. https://bestlifeonline.com/worst-cruise-line/ Didn't read it yet, but headline is totally wrong! JMHO
  15. Agree with you. We do dress up. However, Cruise lines just don't want to enforce their rules. Regardless of which rule. Kids in Adult areas. Chair hogs. Glass in pool. I'm sure we can add more.
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