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  1. Let’s stick to the script, folks. I, too, have veered off course, but think: Encore. She is soon in service.
  2. If NCL set up convenient indoor and outdoor sections dedicated only to smokers and charged a fee to access those sections (like the Vibe), would you pay the extra cost?
  3. The inflatables are for crew. Kpcheng would have much better info
  4. Sorry Keith, but everyone gets a turn in the barrel with NCL's crappy customer service.
  5. I put the couch mattress and throw pillows on the balcony so the DW can get her sun while I go to the casino.
  6. CCL and RCL tried in 2008: http://old.seattletimes.com/html/travel/2004319815_webcarnivalsurcharge01.html?syndication=rss Methinks they would just jack the cabin price up for future bookings.
  7. $199 is for 7 days so $249 sounds right. As a general rule, nothing on a Christmas cruise is going to drop in price ... those are very popular cruises and in high demand. Book now.
  8. Code for getting up at 5 AM and putting towels on chairs 😉 ... just kidding ... sort of.
  9. I posted a similar thread this AM. Later, I did some research, which I should have done earlier ... kpcheng had some thoughts about the actual cost being bunker fuel, the price of which did not correlate to the price of WTI. As CThorton suggests, the cruise lines have hedged their positions.
  10. Very likely is not going to happen unless the Middle East blows up. However, just a reminder that this does exist so folks don't act surprised if a surcharge is ever imposed. NCL surely has a hedged position on oil. Prices would have to go above $65 per barrel and hold for a time before imposing a surcharge. Further, I doubt NCL would alone impose a surcharge ... it would probably be industry-wide. From the T&C: "Norwegian Cruise Line reserves the right to charge a fuel supplement without prior notice should the closing price of West Texas Intermediate Fuel increase above $65 per barrel on the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange Index). In the event a fuel supplement is charged, Norwegian Cruise Line will have sole discretion to apply the supplementary charge to both existing and new bookings, regardless of whether such bookings have been paid in full. Such supplementary charges are not included in the cruise fare. The fuel supplement charge will not exceed $10.00 per passenger per day." Still below the red line: https://markets.businessinsider.com/commodities/oil-price?type=wti Hopefully, matters calm down in the Middle East.
  11. Man, that racetrack must print money as the reason for NCL allocating so much deck space
  12. I doubt it ... NCL would have price the fares much, much higher if it were true.
  13. OP @ 2:13 ... where did the plastic “cork” land?
  14. CCL, RCL, and NCLH are all off their highs. NCLH is not going to weather the storm. Sorry, but as we say, "all babies are not beautiful."
  15. Skeeter - there is a thread for smoking areas that contains a spreadsheet identifying where the areas are on each ship
  16. To fulfill industry projections, they need 1.5 million more passengers to sail in 2019. There are 18 new cruise ships entering service this year ... basically as if NCL doubled. Source: https://cruising.org/news-and-research/research/2018/december/2019-state-of-the-industry Assume the average capacity is 3,000. 18 ships sailing 7-day cruises is 468 cruises a year, which is approximately 1.4 million individual bookings. The industry needs every one of those passengers because the music is going to stop soon and there is going to be a shakeout.
  17. ... to go to guest services to reduce the DSC because he had to wait too long to get a drink. Did I miss anything? 😉
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