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  1. What’s the earliest you can arrive at the terminal? Will I get in early enough to get a vibe pass (Platinum member).
  2. Indeed HNI cruise critic would do well with a full graphic, tabloid style section of sensational cruise deaths, murders, and fascinating crimes at sea accompanied by full screen gruesome photos
  3. The rub for me is we typically book the haven knowing most things will be taken care of. To show up to your cruise and then get hit with a bill for something that was to have been covered is offensive. And NCL’s tactics have a way that keeps reminding you that you are paying with bill after bill after bill rather than letting you pay and enjoy a weeks of indulgence - it ruins the experience.
  4. I would say “do I actually trust a business that treats it’s customers and employees like this?” Is a question weighing heavily on my mind. Doing business like this out in the open makes me wonder what’s happening out of passenger view. Safety risks? Wage slavery?
  5. I’d say this situation is what turns my stomach, they raise drink prices and gratuity percentage, make these front line employees take the heat and then present a fantasy to the passengers that the bartender is being tipped when in fact the cruise line keeps nearly all of the gratuity for itself. It makes me feel dirty to be a customer here.
  6. Given the volume of purchases across the cruise line - they most assuredly buy at wholesale prices from the manufacturer in large volumes, also given that they are in fact a ship and dock into ports with cargo operations if they could take delivery in one port and pay lower taxes they would indeed take advantage. its also fair to presume that the ships operating costs are covered by the fare. Alcohol sales are the “gravy” part of the operation. the cruise line probably does not warehouse liquor - their warehouse is the ship itself, their suppliers warehouse and deliver to port when needed.
  7. If you bought a 19.95 grey goose cocktail out of pocket with no beverage package while docked in NYC you would indeed pay a mandatory 20% gratuity (which by the way mostly does not go to the crew) for a total of 23.94 PLUS port/local taxes for alcohol sales. I know some enterprising young internet experts will fact check me but I believe that makes this the highest price for that cocktail on earth.
  8. There’s no chef there at all, Osheehans serves the lowest cost/ quality frozen food available.
  9. Your missing the mandatory gratuity upcharge that puts you at 4.14 per Pepsi - retail 24 pack they’ll run you 50 cents a piece. 728% above retail seems obscene.
  10. That menu photo was a bit blurry but I believe you’ll be paying 19.95 for that Grey goose cocktail plus a mandated 20% gratuity for a total of 23.94 PLUS port / local taxes - I wonder if if anyone can certify that this is now the highest total price for that drink while in NYC or on earth.
  11. NCL should stop this madness and raise their fares.
  12. Ummm that bottle is going to,serve four or 5 drinks at 21.95 per glass. - I think a 1,000% return in a bottle of liquor is just an outright ripoff.
  13. Given the markup what’s the quality of some of the wines that are 7.95$ Hobo wine?
  14. Or a glass of Belvedere or grey goose will kick off an accounting project!
  15. It’s still only 15$ Corking fee to bring your own bottle - I suggest hauling a few cases aboard with you!
  16. You can order bottles of spirits for onboard consumption from the bar - for $139/bottle - is there any discount when buying this is if you have the ultimate beverage package?
  17. Is there a new beverage package level to upgrade to?
  18. They are adding in four more levels of cabins and opening a sort of “eat or die” death match in the buffet that you can gamble on.
  19. I recently asked this question. You can bring as much as you can carry evidently. Wine only, 15$ per bottle corking fee. here it is directly from the ncl site: Can I still bring wine on board?Yes, guests may bring sealed bottles of wine on board for personal consumption. They will be checked prior to embarkation and a corkage fee applied at that time of $15.00 USD for a 750 ml Bottle or $30.00 USD for a 1,500 ml Magnum bottle. Box wines are not allowed on board.
  20. These two seem to wind themselves all up in the inner workings of the staff whenever they can from watching their other videos. An hour long public evisceration of an employee they continued to harass all week is just beyond belief, and flips them neatly from being topical social media influencers to straight up trolls.
  21. If you have your spa treatment done in one of the haven spa treatment rooms will the spa staff dial down their hard selling efforts?
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