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  1. No, I think that would have caused more alarm. Of course I coughed into shoulder or tissues, away from others.
  2. On my last cruise, I had caught a bad cold with a terrible cough the week prior, so sometimes I had fits of coughing. (I had gone to the doctor who confirmed it was just a cold, I had no fever, so nothing serious, but the cough did linger on for over a month!) People stayed away and rightful so, because who wants to get sick while on vacation? I imagine I would be thrown overboard if I were in that condition now on a ship. Maybe would make myself a sign, just a cold, no fever!
  3. Wow, tempted by this, though I thought my last 2 week cruise was too long.
  4. Solving puzzles to beat the clock and other teams. We won last time, the prize was an NCL pen and I think a badge reel, lol.
  5. We got travel size toothpaste on a Carnival cruise a few years back. It may have been promotional from the toothpaste company at the time... Went on a NCL cruise last year and the parents were so upset about no toothpaste this time around. They hadn't packed it and expected it since it was on that last cruise, lol.
  6. I was on the Dawn in November and safes thing came up during the M&G. My room had one, but a few hundred others didn't. Not that a big deal to me, I've never really used the safe in the room anyway. I'm surprised they haven't been replaced by now.
  7. I was on the Dawn last month and the Getaway was at Harvest Caye on the same day as us. I assume they got to dock due to being the larger ship. There were dedicated ferry ships for tendering, not the life boats like at other ports where you need to tender which makes things a little more comfortable. We also got dropped off at the ferry pier so didn't have to do the long walk.
  8. I'd say short notice is the same week as departure.
  9. They could of prepaid...maybe... Odd they seem to be a CPA with this kind of question, lol.
  10. Exactly! Can fancy it up a little by pairing with an item they'll need/use on the cruise.
  11. I though Choir of Man was enjoyable, there is some humor and they pull the audience on stage for some bits. After Midnight was not my thing and I wouldn't bother to see it again.
  12. It seemed like they diluted the concentrate a lot on my past cruise on the Dawn. I remember on the Escape, that I would have to add water to my lemonade because it was so strong. I haven't seen anyone else mention this so could be a crazy me issue.
  13. Even amount sounds like a hold, your bank or credit card should be able to distinguish which it is. On my last cruise, I had a hold of $300, which I went over. Starting getting pre-auths for the charges above that, but only the final total was charged at the end of the cruise. The holds/pre-auths dropped off.
  14. I brought some lemonade mix (pre measured packets) on my last 15 day cruise, the MDR were just so slow to bring out drinks.
  15. I thought the water was not clear enough from their beach, could barely see my own feet in the water. Not sure if other areas would have been better.
  16. Almost want to keep it secret so it doesn't become crowded the next time I go, Half Moon on the West End. Yes, NCL Breakaway. I assume they got priority due to being a larger ship.
  17. To me it was mostly minor, but I knew it was an older ship beforehand and somewhat expected some of these things. I found the lighting delays to be the most annoying. It is scheduled for dry dock next year.
  18. Seemed to be mostly 50+, retired type folks. There was a large Indian senior group aboard too. There were some younger people, but not many. Not many kids either. The solo coordinator did say there was something like 700?kids on the following (Thanksgiving) cruise. I was happy with the cruise for the most part. My only complaints would be times in the dining rooms, but I concede that part of it was due to the large solo group. I skipped dining with the solo group when I wanted to catch the 7PM show.
  19. About me - Early 30s, all ports were new to me and I was especially interested in the Panama Canal transit even if it was only partial. Unfortunately, I picked up a cold/cough a week before the cruise that not subside. I did get checked out at the doctor prior to the cruise to make sure it wasn’t something more serious as it hit me hard. I’ve done solo cruises before, but they all had been 7 days long. This cruise was more than twice as long and involved needing to fly home. I booked this cruise nearly last minute so I did not have much time to do research on the ports, mostly win
  20. I think the shared shuttles are also across the street in the garage where the Ubers are suppose to pick up. The taxi area had a few people with boards advertising $8 rides (which seems like a great price, but I really needed to make my flight, and didn't want to chance it). In the garage, I saw there were two (church size) vans with people getting loaded up.
  21. I was on the Dawn recently for 15 day Panama Canal cruise. They put the entertainment line up in the first day's Freestyle Daily.
  22. I would generally agree, most of my purchases were small that I didn't really worry about it. I did check some and they were are spot prices :).
  23. I do recall they had a holding line when I got off of the non-US passport holders. I just thought they were giving US passport holders priority 😄.
  24. Once you go thru the port screening, they don't screen again when you board the ship. So if you can get something post security, you can take it on the ship. I departed from MCT earlier this month, I only found Pepsi at the little cafe someone else pictured here. They wanted $2/can. There is also a Pepsi bottle vending machine, that was $2/ 20oz bottle. However, it was out of Pepsi and Diet Pepsi. I got a water and some Gatorades. I was not able to explore the more back part of the terminal as I was boarding the Dawn so they weren't utilizing the full terminal f
  25. I concur that USD was fine in all the ports that we visited. I had brought a credit card with no forex fee and most places automatically just charged in USD.
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