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Serengeti228

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  1. You should see the following for the 2021 qualifying cruises before proceeding to the NCL direct booking page for payment / courtesy hold.
  2. According to the terms, yes! 1 basic point + 2 extra bonus points (= total 3) for 2021 cruises. New booking.
  3. Up to 2 extra latitudes rewards points per night promo has returned. I checked that one extra rewards point also applies to booking in 2023. "For a limited time only, Pasts Guests get two extra Latitudes Rewards Points per night on 2021 cruises, and one extra Latitudes Rewards Point per night on 2022 cruises, plus the standard Latitudes Points per night and more free offers."
  4. The quick answer is NO to your intended cruise sailing in Jun 2023, nor my booked cruise in April 2023. Notwithstanding, the NCL PCC told me a week ago that the current policy is to extend the sail by date till end of March 2023. She suggests me checking back later this year if this policy will be relaxed further beyond March 2023. Do let me know if you find out the otherwise. It is worth checking out the T&Cs regarding the "book by" date, despite yours "sail by" date is December 31, 2022.
  5. These are the promo codes under the current 30% off + takes all 5 + triple points
  6. I tried to locate the walking / jogging tracks on the EPIC and Breakaway from the deck plan. I have found: 1. Breakaway - Outdoor track - Deck 16 center. Between decks - no jogging track, except that we can walk around the Deck 8 waterfront. 2. EPIC - No outdoor designated jogging track. Between decks - Deck 7 starboard side and the view is blocked by the lifeboats. Do I miss out anywhere else?
  7. You can stack up as many discount coupons, be it 10%, 25%, together with other FCC fixed value, in one single booking. If the base cruise fare is $1000, excluding Port fees/taxes, etc.. the 1st 10% is applied on $1000, and the 2nd discount is applied on $900. The discount or FCC will be applied in sequence. You can apply the discount coupons anytime from the moment you make the new booking till the coupon's "use by" date. I have applied 2 different discounts and 2 different FCC fixed amount to a single booking. I told the NCL PCC in what sequence they should be applied to maximize the savings.
  8. Looks like you have booked the sailing on Feb 6, 2023. A roll call has already been created by your fellow cruisers and you can join in to get the information or perhaps sharing some self-organized tours with them. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2747869-norwegian-sun-february-06-17-2023-asia-from-bangkok-to-singapore/ This is a great itinerary and you will enjoy it....
  9. 1. 10% off coupon is to apply on the base fare only, not for tax/port exp/fees. 2. CNC can be used for the deposit/payment. 3. The passenger can request the PCC to apply the discount coupon at anytime, from the time of new booking till (i) the coupon USE BY deadline or (ii) the final payment date, whichever is earlier. I think there is a logistic or procedural convenience to the PCC when the passenger delays to apply the discount coupon. If the future pricing or new promotion of the booked cruise is to your advantage, you will naturally request for rebooking and the PCC has to redeposit the discount coupon back to your account and reapply it again to the new booking. I have gone through the above and my NCL PCC suggested me the same thing. I am holding several FCCs and discounts in my account for the time being, while I keep eyes on their validity and the pricing too.
  10. Call NCL and recheck the validity of your 25% off coupon. It should be auto extended with use by 30 Jun 2021 and sail by 31 Dec 2022.
  11. In principle, all the FCCs or CNCs being applied to a cancelled cruise are reinstated back to your account with the original validity terms and dates. As your CNCs (150$) are to be expired (i.e. use by and sail by) in April 2021, you are able to use it again before it vanishes. In order not to lose the CNCs, you can try to make a cruise booking before April 2021 (i.e. before the expiry of your CNCs), using the website's courtesy hold function (i.e. without making deposit) or call direct to NCL to make the book with a holding period (i.e. without making deposit) and ask the NCL agent to extend the CNC for you. Preferably, you should book a future cruise in 2022 or beyond to ensure that the future cruise booking won't be cancelled (by NCL again). If NCL denies to extend the CNCs for you and apply on the future cruise booking, then the situation speaks for itself.
  12. Yes, you can stack as many as you have. I book a future cruise departing Nov 2021 and I apply all coupons I have (except one for some reason) on this booking. Coupons include 1. FCC in fixed amount; 2. 10% discount received from one previous cruise; 3. 25% discount received from another previous cruise; and 4. CNCs expiring Feb 2021 , but I got approval for extension (before its expiry) till the last day of the Nov 2021 cruise; FCCs and discount coupons are applied for the cruise fare, and CNCs are for the payment, including deposit.
  13. Have you sailed on Encore before and been given some sort of discount credit or promises in form of 10%, 25%, etc... off for the next cruise booking? I received a 25% discount voucher from my previous booking on the Jade. When I applied it on my future booking, JADOFF is displayed as one of the promo codes.
  14. Thank you for sharing your personal trip video for us to get an insight of what's happening onboard. You definitely enjoyed yourself, particularly the good food, desserts and free flow of booze....! OMG! I always love that whole fish! The video is very balanced with some sightseeing points, a few places in Sicily where I visited many years ago. Entertainment was also welcoming... I can see there were considerably lesser passengers than usual, by the pool or at the Grand Bar. I noticed most Costa staff wore face masks, except for a few in certain circumstances when they were doing some group dances and games at the Grand Bar. Hope that I will on Costa Pacifica again in March 2022 from Dubai to Europe!
  15. You mention 2 cruises are booked, Feb 2021 and Aug 2021. I believe you applied the FCC 10% discount voucher on the Feb 2021 cruise. You can reapply this FCC on another future booking if the following conditions are met: 1. At time when Feb 2021 cruise is cancelled, the FCC remains within the original voucher's validity period, i.e. book by date. This voucher will be reinstated back to your latitude rewards account. 2. If the voucher's use/sail by date is within the last date of your Aug 2021 cruise, you can apply it to the Aug 2021 cruise, even though it has already been booked. Once you have checked the voucher is reinstated back to your latitude account, call the travel agent or NCL to do the necessary.
  16. It will! Longing for some prosecco, cava, gin tonic..... at the Grand Bar
  17. Genoa - A 78-year-old man, a French citizen, landed on October 14 in Naples from the cruise ship Costa Diadema in conditions defined as worrying by the doctors. The man reached the Irpinia hospital in the late afternoon, around 7 pm . He had been swabbed aboard the ship, which tested positive. The Costa Diadema left the port of Naples on the evening of Wednesday 14 October to head to Genoa. Costa points out: «With the gradual return to operations, Costa Cruises is rigorously applying the guidelines for the protection of the Italian Health Authority , through the Costa Safety Protocol, whose prescriptions go beyond the existing requirements. In accordance with the provisions of these provisions, all guests aboard Costa Diadema in the cruise dedicated exclusively to French passengers which departed from Genoa on 12 October last, underwent anti-Covid-19 tests ». source: https://www.ilsecoloxix.it/italia/2020/10/16/news/turista-francese-positivo-e-sintomatico-sbarcato-il-14-ottobre-da-costa-diadema-a-napoli-1.39424226
  18. Looks like you tried to book online direct and was unable to apply that CND option on the payment page. The auto system won't allow that option for selection because the last day of your intent cruise goes beyond the last day of your CND. You can still apply the 2x CNDs, but has to be done manually by the NCL staff. For direct booking online, you can proceed to book as before. 1. Choose the courtesy hold option on the payment page to buy time. 2. Call NCL to apply the 2x CNDs on the booking. NCL will do the necessary for you without hassle. 3. Ask the NCL staff to extend the deadline in the system to accommodate the extra time it may be required for the CND department to approve. CNDs can only be extended once.
  19. FCC discount coupons and certain types of FCC fixed cash value coupon are not transparent in the Latitudes account, unlike the CND. If you believe you are entitled to the FCCs, yet not appear in your account, you need to call NCL to confirm their existence. Notably, every FCC or CND bears an ID number and vital dates, such as book by and sail by (i.e. end of the cruise, not the beginning). Depending on the FCC discount T&Cs, these 2 dates can be the same or different when the latter is later than the former. Always ask for all info that you can't see and earmark them yourself. I have a spreadsheet table to manage a few of these.
  20. Is repricing the same as cancel and rebook a new one with new booking number?
  21. The NCL agent manually updated the code in my booking. Done!
  22. Promos have been extended to Oct 12, 2020. https://www.ncl.com/latitudes-rewards-program/insider-offer
  23. That's good news that the NCL agent was able to add the code for you. Will do it. It was strange that after I posted yesterday, I made another fresh booking online for sailing in Oct 2022 and the LATITUDES code appeared on that confirmation, but not the one sailing in Nov 2021. I rechecked and both cruises have the same promo for past guest offer with bonus points.
  24. For this particular promo, it was mentioned "during" the booking stage, but not on the summary page, nor on the NCL confirmation. I understand that in the past whenever bonus latitudes points are rewarded, a dedicated promo code "LATITUDE" would be displayed, though NCL might create new codes for different purposes. My booking is for Nov 2021 sailing.
  25. Possible. Has to look for the following in the course of booking, if one books direct online with NCL. 1. the existence of the small icon "past guest offer" in the pricing table (click on it and see what it says) and 2. the explicit reminder which shows bonus latitudes points
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