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    Charleston, SC
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    Norwegian Cruise Line
  1. Thank you!! This does help a lot! I did see that for 2019 there are some flights that leave at 8:30pm from LHR. I would assume that similar schedules will be available in 2020. If you wouldn't mind - would you mind posting the descriptions of each of those tours? Thanks!
  2. Thank you so much for this information! We are planning on spending 3-4 days in London before the cruise and then taking the train down to Southampton. Maybe if we want to see more we should do a day trip from London pre-cruise. Thank you for your help and links with information!
  3. The cruise is not until 2020! It'll be RC Independence of the Seas. It returns on a Sunday. We'll be flying out of London to BOS. I know it's probably too far in advance to know what things will be then - but we're hoping to get an idea of what excursions/times will be for 2019. Thanks for your help!
  4. Has anyone taken an excursion after the cruise and then gotten dropped off at LHR? I'm curious what other people's experiences are and what timeline you had? Can we still take a flight out that evening to return to the US? Thanks!
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    Thinking about trying something different...

    I have sailed Princess once and NCL 3 times to Alaska. We really do like NCL going to Alaska. Given the choice, I personally would choose NCL or....depending on your age, have you considered HAL?
  6. I have a friend who smokes and is wondering if they a lot less than she pays here in SC. Does anyone know how much the cartons are? She smokes Marlboro. Thanks!
  7. Thank you for all the information. It looks like HOHO isn't the way to go in Rome. In the alternative....with having limited time, what is your thought on taking a Tours by Locals tour? Or is it easier to do Rome on our own? Thanks!
  8. This is a really specific question. I'm hoping that someone can help, though. We're looking to spend a few days in Rome before our cruise. I have a lot of points with IHG and would like to stay at an IHG hotel that is within walking distance to a hop on hop off stop. Can anyone help me with this info? Thank you!
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    Passport stamps in each country?

    Thank you for all this information! It helps to know what to expect. I'm glad that we won't have to stand in lines. I do kind of wish we could get a passport stamp from each place we went, though. Thanks again!
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    Passport stamps in each country?

    Thanks for the info! It would be nice to get a stamp from each as memorabilia, but yeah the long lines would slow things down and I also really don't care to have my passport out of my hands for several days. We've flown to Europe from the US a few times but have never cruised there. I assume getting off the ship in port is the same as a Caribbean cruise...? Just get on/off with the ship card and passport for photo ID?
  11. I'm curious if our passports will get stamps in each port/country that we go to? Thanks!
  12. Thank you for all the input! I think we're going to do the Dawn. It's less expensive and since we're not on the ship much anyway, with having so many ports, we'll go for an inside cabin instead of balcony. Thanks everyone!
  13. Air fare is similar in price. Miami is easier to go from airport to hotel to port. San Juan may be easy, but we've never been there. In early searches I'm not finding it as simple (as Miami) to go from airport to hotel to port. Sea days vs port days....if I really had to choose one over the other I would say I like port days. And....with having so many ports we would go for an inside cabin instead of a balcony. I love the information I'm getting here. Thank you, everyone!
  14. Both are 7 nights, which fits into our timeline that we usually choose. The Bliss is higher in price! We loved the Escape. The ship was so big though that we didn't get to do everything on it. We still rate it as one of our favorites. We don't necessarily prefer larger or smaller ships over each other. I was on the Pearl many years ago (Alaska cruise) and loved it but then we took the Pearl last year and it just wasn't great. Not sure why but it just didn't rank very high with us. (Maybe because we were on the Escape the year before?)
  15. We're torn....that is why we're asking for other people's input.
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