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  1. Of course not but that's irrelevant. We are discussing NCL's communications or lack of on the NCL forum and I have read many, many threads over the past years from multiple sources that show a need for NCL to do a better job of informing their guests of what is going on. Every business has room for improvement. I couldn't care less what Carnival or RCCL do, I don't sail with them. And this is coming from a person who has oft been accused of being an NCL "Cheerleader".
  2. Not sure I would call a 12 year old a "self sufficient teen" especially not knowing what their maturity level is.
  3. You may want to ask this on the South America ports of call forum. I'm sure you'll get more answers. Link: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/47-south-america/
  4. I'm guessing that if you took a representative sample of some of the bigger cruise lines and smaller cruise lines the results would probably be pretty similar. I don't think that is the issue here, I believe the issue is that good customer service would dictate that if a change is made the guest has a valid requirement to know why the change is being made. Guests have looked forward to visiting certain ports since they booked their cruise. They have put hours and hard earned money into researching and paying for excursions. It's a disappointment when changes are made. Sure, changes are inevitable in this type of travel industry. Weather, mechanical issues, medical emergencies, port contractual issues happen. It's easy to quote the guest contract, it's right there in black and white. It's also just as easy to provide information to their guests, especially if they want them to be repeat customers.
  5. Your embarkation most likely won't start any earlier than normal but your rooms will be ready as soon as you board.
  6. Check out the Caribbean ports of call forum. They have sub-forums for each of those places full of information on things to do there. You can also repost your question in those forums. Heres the link for you: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/456-caribbean/
  7. Using Google Maps: 1. Miami Airport to Port of Miami: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Miami+International+Airport,+2100+NW+42nd+Ave,+Miami,+FL+33126/PortMiami,+Miami,+FL+33132/@25.7936407,-80.2633162,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x88d9b74d4eb94ac1:0x989fdae0cba2f8e1!2m2!1d-80.2870509!2d25.7958723!1m5!1m1!1s0x88d9b43c1f91e039:0x5ec9aa159b63625a!2m2!1d-80.1708802!2d25.7745435?hl=en 2. Tampa Airport to Port of Tampa: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Tampa+International+Airport,+4100+George+J+Bean+Pkwy,+Tampa,+FL+33607/Port+Tampa+Bay+Cruise+Terminal+-+2,+651+Channelside+Dr,+Tampa,+FL+33602/@27.9626665,-82.5110745,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x88c2c246939e4443:0x7a5b8408c601d509!2m2!1d-82.5370781!2d27.9834776!1m5!1m1!1s0x88c2c4f102659cd5:0x2845655321bb39d1!2m2!1d-82.4454952!2d27.9434487?hl=en 3. Orlando Airport to Port Canaveral: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Orlando+International+Airport+(MCO),+1+Jeff+Fuqua+Blvd,+Orlando,+FL+32827/Port+Canaveral+Cruise+Port,+Charles+M+Rowland+Drive,+Port+Canaveral,+FL/@28.4265403,-81.1080217,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x88e76327c6b492f3:0xad4ab9369411e16d!2m2!1d-81.308083!2d28.4311577!1m5!1m1!1s0x88e0a6216538f3cb:0xb27c7561c7bbc60a!2m2!1d-80.6277421!2d28.4159733?hl=en
  8. Easier in what sense? Where are you traveling from?
  9. Never really thought about it until now but I can't recall ever smelling the towels or pillow covers and thinking, wow that smells like a spring meadow. 🙂 I would GUESS for costs that they use cheap detergent that wouln't have foo foo smells added. I'd be surprised if anyone had a definitive answer to your question.
  10. I would imagine you could just ask one of the food service workers and if they didn't know they could make a call.
  11. I don't have an answer for you but you may find the South America port of call forum helpful for information. Link: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/47-south-america/ You may also re-post your question there.
  12. Frank, this isn't a cruise to nowhere. It's a cruise between two U.S ports.
  13. If you haven't done so already check out the Cozumel port of call forum. Much information available about all the excursions: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/131-cozumel/
  14. Nice pics, but it really is an ugly ship, in my opinion. It's sort of land hotel meets amusement park. But then again, that describes most of the modern "ships".
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