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  1. We didn't book this cruise we elected to move the date up to mid August on a 10 day with Norwegian Spirit.
  2. Thank you for the feedback. DW will be happy to hear this. We also look forward to the food on NCL, nice change to try something new.
  3. DW and I booked an Alaska cruise on the Spirit, 5-15 Aug 2022. This will be our 2nd cruise with NCL, the 1st was on the Pride in Hawaii. This will be our 1st cruise to Alaska. Hoping we made a wise choice, if not, no problem, am retired and love to cruise. Would love to hear back from those on this forum on the pros and cons of this ship and sailing in August. Thx in advance for your comments.
  4. Thank you for the replies. Would mid-August be better?
  5. I'm a newbie to Alaska and have read many reviews on what month to cruise. I found what looks to be a pretty decent deal with Celebrity R/T Vancouver. I know it will probably be colder but are excursion opportunities still available or will they be starting to shut down? Our cruise for June 2021 will likely be cancelled so looking for an alternative if cruising opens up in 2022. Hopeful to see some wildlife but focusing more on budget. Thx in advance for your advice
  6. I was really hoping our June 2021 Alaska cruise would sail but each day it looks like it isn't going to happen.
  7. DW and my first ever cruise in 1991. At the time we thought the ship was huge. Had a great time sailing on her. Sad to see this being scrapped but each of us have our own time when we will sail no more.
  8. You are as funny as inflamed hemorrhoids. On a positive note, I'm sure you are a really good guy who enjoys a good meal, and steak, same here, we just disagree on the outcome of Chops. Our 1st experience was really good, unfortunately, the other 2 times were less than stellar. Yes, I did bring it to the attention of the server and head waiter and they simply blamed it on the new chef, my response was you are going to lose customers.
  9. Hey Hogbay did someone pee in your Cheerios down under??!! It was on the Grandeur and Rhapsody. Both were huge disappointments for the price paid. My point which may not have been clear enough was to read reviews of Chops on ships you are going to cruise with to see if it's worth the price. We like RCI and have had very good experiences but this was a case of not good food or service.
  10. The last 2 times we ate at Chops was a huge disappointment. Overall food was not worth the price we paid, in fact, had better meals in the MDR. Service was off too. Will be interesting to see after Covid but at this point, it will be a very long time before we go back if ever.
  11. It must have been a glitch as I was able to book it today. Thx!!
  12. Thank you jptoz and Sunshine 3601. Follow on question, now that I'm booked, flying from St Louis to Vancouver is on United Airlines. I tried to reserve seats but it won't let me as it shows economy seating and note states I have to wait until day of the flight to get a seat. Not real happy about that as flying back on Alaska Airlines, I was able to reserve our seats. Of course I can pay for an upgraded seat but don't want to do so unless that is really the only option to guarantee a seat. Have either of you experienced this? Also, if I see a better deal, do I simply cancel my current boo
  13. We are cruising Alaska in June 2021. The Air2Sea website just published airfare rates for our travel but I didn't see or find an option to reserve as refundable. I thought I read you could do this but couldn't find the details, I appreciate your help as this will be our 1st time using this method. Thx in advance!!
  14. I've had very good luck asking taxi driver to stop at liquor store before dropping us off at the pier. I give him a small tip and works like a charm.
  15. Looking forward to boarding the Glory out of NOLA on 18 Oct.
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