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  1. Good morning, Has everyone received an email? I have not yet. Thanks.
  2. Thank you from me too for your review! We are taking this same cruise in a few weeks and I have a couple of questions: 1. Were there any enrichment lectures about the canal or only the movies on tv? 2. Where was the piano player playing? Thanks!
  3. Perhaps I misspoke. I didn't see it listed on the website either. Maybe they gave us $50.00 in OBC (which came as a gift card/credit card) and they said to use as a drink card. Which we did! 🍹
  4. Our friends traveling with us bought us a drink card. We received it when we checked in at the port, along with our room key. Our friends were a little disappointed, they thought it would be in our room.
  5. "I spend the entire time sitting in my floatie in the ocean. We bring them from home & make my mom blow them up (it's hilarious) while we get her a beer!" That cracks me up! 😂 Fishbone, Thank you for all the great information!
  6. For me it depends who I am cruising with. If it's my DH and another couple I would choose the 2,200 +/- ships - I love that size, just big enough with good entertainment options. If I'm with my adult children or my crazy group of girlfriends I'd choose the larger ships because of the entertainment options and fun - but the huge drawback is the amount of people, the need to schedule events, be in line early and elevators.
  7. We just returned from a cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam with an obstructed view. We were pleasantly surprised that we could see over the lifeboat as it only obstructed 2/3 of the window. We never saw any crew members outside our window. We love these rooms, they are as big as balcony rooms with the small couch too and lots of natural light!
  8. What a difference a week makes! We were onboard last week and someone told me there were 45 children onboard and this week there would be over 250 children as it's Thanksgiving week. We had a lovely cruise, the crew was outstanding! I did not see any construction on the ship. The pool areas were not crowded at all, well maybe a bit on the sea days in the center pool - but compared to some other lines, I'd say it was uncrowded! My only complaint is I would prefer more evening entertainment. BB King's was outstanding, but I didn't care for the Billboard Onboard entertainment. Lido lunches and dinners were so good that we never made it down to the dining room. We enjoyed our cruise so much that we booked another while onboard.
  9. We often book oceanview cabins or bid for them because of the price savings. I like them because you get daylight! On our last cruise we had the cabin steward divide the bed into two twins and then we could use the beds like couches and look out the window. Otherwise you have to crawl to the head of the bed and look out. With the beds divided, the room seemed so much bigger too! As they said in the movie "Step Brothers" we had more room for activities. ha.
  10. Hello! We are doing this cruise soon. How was the weather? I am trying to pack light and figure I need warm and cooler clothes. Did it rain at all? So happy to hear you loved the cruise. I can't wait. Thanks.
  11. Becky, thank you for such a wonderful, informative and pictorial review! We are sailing on the Spirit soon and it was so good to hear you liked the ship and see all the pictures. Now I want to go to Norway after seeing your review and pictures! Thanks so much.
  12. Hi Joan, Attached is a scan of the dailies and a couple of other informative items. You will need a vacation after this one. We actually lost weight on this cruise as we were so busy. Loved every minute of it. We are going on the 15 day Baltic Sea one this summer. JoAnne NCL Dawn Dailies.pdf
  13. We walked off last August with carry-on size luggage. I didn't realize until later that they didn't have the walk-off option. No one said anything to us nor did they check to see if we had a colored tag.
  14. Hi Joan, I'm glad you enjoyed the review. I sure did love that cruise! I'll find the dailies and scan them, it will be a few days before I do it though. Good luck with packing light and enjoy your cruise! JoAnne
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