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  1. I was on the Gem a couple of years ago so I can answer some of your questions. Does she need to make any advance reservations? Not for shows, main dining room or Garden Cafe. Shows? No. Restaurants? Yes for the specialty restaurants, including the free Asian one (The Orchid Garden). Activities? Not that I recall. Is there a self service laundromat on the Gem? No. I enjoyed the Atrium area on the cruise that I was on. The bartenders and the entertainment were a lot of fun. O'Sheehans, is a free pub style restaurant where we ate breakfast just about every day. It was never crowded and you have table service.
  2. Thank you to everyone that has contributed to this thread, there is a wealth of information here. I read through the last 6 or 8 pages and contacted several of the folks mentioned. I have heard back from Heidi and decided to go ahead and book with her for our trip next year. I will report on the experience after the trip.
  3. Yes, we did get the double points on that one but still just bronze since it was just my second cruise with NCL. And thankfully we didn't get the bad weather that you all did the week prior. I just booked a Bermuda cruise for next year with the double points offer and that will bump us up to Silver.
  4. I learned this earlier today from Jamie. It is at the top right corner on your PDF confirmation that you were emailed. And by the way, hello from a fellow Kentuckian.
  5. I did not know this! I never really paid attention to what the reservation says up top. We booked Bermuda on Friday because of the double points and yep, it says latitude right there along with EASYFARE which I assume is the on board credit. It also says CHOBEV which is the beverage package.
  6. Thank you, njhorseman, for your response. We are cruising in October so we should be okay.
  7. Do all NCL's sailings have a free ferry to St. George or is just the Escape?
  8. If your hotel isn't an option there is one storage option in Honolulu from bagbnb. I'm not sure how convenient this location would be for you logistically.
  9. Thanks for the review! And thank you for the tip about continental breakfast room service being free. We had to get up several mornings for early excursions and really wanted an easy, quick option and that would have done the trick. We ended up doing the MDR those mornings and it was quicker and less stressful than the buffet but the room service would have been a great choice.
  10. Just off the Dawn and didn't see any college games, only a couple of NFL games on Sunday.
  11. We were looking to use our CruiseNext Deposit on a Cuba cruise for next fall but the dates for those cruises aren't on the website yet. Any idea on when the schedule will be out? The last day to use a CruiseNext Deposit for a 4 or 5 day Cuba cruise is October 31 and I was really hoping to book something.
  12. I just got off the Dawn and enjoyed the ship. With NCL I have only had opportunity to sail on the Gem and the Dawn. I liked the atrium on the Gem better but otherwise I thought both ships were fine.
  13. Nice review, thank you. We were on the Dawn last week and in the same areas as you were. We were at Bar Harbor on Thursday and the road to Cadillac Mountain was closed that day as well.
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