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  1. Does anyone know if daily passes are sold after the first day? Headed out on an 18 day cruise and expect to be off the ship late in the evening 5 of those 18 days. I'd like to purchase 8 days of spa, not 18. Also, I had a problem on a repositioning cruise where I pre purchased a 14 day pass, and was told on boarding that the HAL website was in error and I needed to pay for the additional days to equal the 18 cruise days, I think the fact that the spa is a franchise and not HAL employee staffed is a part of the problem.
  2. I have had a few interesting conversations over the years with HAL employee's about the gratuities that we pay per day on the rooms. Basically, all employees, except that the captains leadership team, managers and entertainment staff, are in the gratuity share pool. Each of those employees are assigned point shares by job function. Your room primary steward has x number of point shares and his assistant has something less than x points. Each of the primary table waiters will have the same point shares and their assistant something less. Employee's behind the scenes like the k
  3. Hello IRMO12HD, In January my wife and I had free airfare with NCL for a Panama Canal cruise. Of course , it's not FREE. It's just a way to offer a discount, without showing a discounted rack rate. But I'm confident that NCL can get better rates than you and I. In our case, the carrier was American Airlines, who I fly with most of the time anyway ( ORD Chicago is our home airport). I called NCL once we got within 30 days of cruise and was given the flight reservation numbers ( they were going to get around to telling us, at some point, but I advise you to call when you get clos
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