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welove2cruise2014

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About welove2cruise2014

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About Me

  • Location
    Boston
  • Interests
    Cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Bermuda
  1. Our 4 cruises have been on NCL Dawn (not Carnival but I enjoy reading various forums)... out of Boston...to Bermuda... and 3 out of the 4 were in the same cabin! Disclosure: only made it to Bermuda 3x. This last one a month ago was rerouted to Canada! Sent from my SM-J737T using Forums mobile app
  2. Great point. I think about the folks who swear that NCL will never get their business again for this reason or that... and quite frankly, as long as ships are sailing full or close to it, NCL doesn't CARE if they are new cruisers or Platinum cruisers. And some people take that personally. But in my opinion it is just business and makes sense to me. Sent from my SM-J737T using Forums mobile app
  3. I think the 49/day was still in effect on our 1st cruise in 2013. Then the perks got real good... UBP, UDP all 7 nights, 300 OBC... which got us hooked. Lol. Sent from my SM-J737T using Forums mobile app
  4. Are "Haven" suites on Gem considerably more expensive than regular suites? Sent from my SM-J737T using Forums mobile app
  5. Not to derail... but quick question for you - on the Dawn Family Suites with balcony, are the balconies covered or uncovered? We also love SF on Dawn and are looking to Gem for future cruising from Boston. Sent from my SM-J737T using Forums mobile app
  6. "Pay more get more" makes sense to me. I think though that there are people of the "pay less" mentality that don't necessarily equate "paying less" with "getting less". And therefore feel they are somehow being treated unfairly. Sent from my SM-G930T using Forums mobile app
  7. This comment confused me. If a couple wanted to book a larger room or a suite (presumably with a larger capacity, say 3-4 people), are you saying they wouldn't be able to? Sent from my SM-G930T using Forums mobile app
  8. Funny you mention that. I always used to chuckle at the menu of bath and beverage options your butler could prepare for you... do they even do that anymore? I didnt see the menu on our last cruise. I wonder if they just did away with it since maybe nobody took advantage of it? Sent from my SM-G930T using Forums mobile app
  9. I've seen Guess brand handbags on the Dawn. Beautiful bags, not exactly "high end" per se but still lovely. Around the $100 range give or take. Probably not fake as some have surmised. Sent from my SM-G930T using Forums mobile app
  10. I agree that this is way more about cost than "class". We are working class, and our last cruise prior to the one we just took was 3 years ago. Since then, we'd been on exactly 2 short vacations with our daughter (3-4 nights). While planning our most recent cruise, we decided to get a suite as we enjoy the space, the "extras", etc. We are not "upper class" at home, nor do we pretend to be on the cruise. It's simply our preference and we are willing to pay that premium to have that experience. Having said that, we've only ever cruised on the Dawn (no Haven) so I don't have experience with the "ship within a ship" concept that Haven seems to offer. If I cruised on a Haven ship, I could see us choosing a suite that wasn't in the Haven "area". Sent from my SM-G930T using Forums mobile app
  11. Plenty of people will book this... and knowingly pay basically next to nothing for it... then complain that they are being treated unfairly. You cant win. Sent from my SM-G930T using Forums mobile app
  12. You had me at red soled heels. I was scratching my head wondering who would wear their Louboutins (sp) on a cruise anyway! (I only know what they are from watching Sex and the City). Thanks for the laugh. Sent from my SM-G930T using Forums mobile app
  13. Are we really in the minority for actually being out of pocket a few hundred $ at the end of the cruise? To us, the $250 back is a good deal since between gratuities, spa pass, photos, maybe a bingo game or 2... it adds up! We aren't extravagant by any means but we want to enjoy ourselves on the cruise. I don't think it's slimy at all. Sent from my SM-G930T using Forums mobile app
  14. So just a few final thoughts. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. While I thought the entertainment options onboard were certainly "adequate", I do feel as though the Dawn is a bit tired in this regard. I get that it's not a megaship... but looking at show options available on other NCL ships vs Dawn, I wonder if this isn't an opportunity for them to perhaps draw a different demographic to the ship. Or, perhaps I have no idea what I am talking about and should just leave this all to TPTB at NCL that do this for a living. Lol. We would book Dawn again if the circumstances presented themselves. Will probably always be a favorite. Also willing to consider other Boston/NY ported NCL ships like Gem or Encore for our next cruise. Sent from my SM-G930T using Forums mobile app
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