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  1. Just water is the name of a company and not related to NCL. https://www.amazon.com/Water-Premium-Paper-Based-Recyclable-Naturally/dp/B01B3A0S9S/ref=asc_df_B01B3A0S9S/ There are 12 (16.9 fl oz) bottles in a case. I've also seen Just Water available in my local grocery store. - WYB
  2. Nice ride! The thing about claim checking the bike once on board is that, a bike is really hard to steal or hide on a ship. There are also video cameras onboard everywhere. Really, just look up in the ceiling and you'll see them every few feet. So I imagine theft of bikes while on cruise ships is pretty low. Stay well and safe travels, - Who'sYourBuddy
  3. NCL will not store the bike for you. It's a liability thing. It's really not a big deal to bring the bike on and off the ship (see attached photos). On Embarkation day people arrive at staggered times and any checked luggage will be delivered to your state room (Do NOT check you bike as luggage). Once you board the ship, there will also usually be a baggage storage area (it's been either the Asian restaurant or the lounge/night club in the aft end of the ship) where you can claim check your bike until they call your room to be ready. On Disembarkation day, if you're not in a
  4. Oh, if you don't plan on riding each time in port, then once you get to your cabin just take off the wheels and store the frame and wheels either in the closet or under the bed. Let your cabin steward know where it is. But I'm also going to say that you'll want to ride in each port too. So if you are traveling single, just let your cabin steward know and perhaps they can push the beds together and against the wall and then put the bike under the bed so it will be out of the way. At first I kept my folding bike under the bed but then just left it under desk (with
  5. Hello, so yeah I travel with a folding bicycle (a citizen Miami) whenever I sail on NCL. While not a full size bicycle, NCL's policy doesn't specify that the bicycle has to be folding. That being said, I've always wanted to bring my non folding gravel bike with me on one of these voyages. I guess you're going to have something to report after your voyage. That all being said, I'm usually using the stairs and not the elevator to move my bike from floor to floor, so try to get a room with easy access to the gangway. The elevators were just to crowded to accommodate a bicy
  6. Yes, my guess is going forward the B2B meta upgrade, along with everything else is going to be more of an uphill battle. Safe travels, - WYB
  7. Thanks. Just wondering, what is your expiration schedule? To the best of my knowledge, world points have a life of 6 years. Be sure to redeem yourWorldPoints® before they expire. Currently I have a balance of 0 world points. Safe Travels, - WYB
  8. Well after being bounced around NCL for 1hr on the phone, I ended up at NCL Special Affairs. The first 3 people I spoke with at NCL Meta customer support were useless/clueless. However NCL Special Affairs was pretty spot on and knowledgeable. NCL Special Affairs fixed everything and now back on track in a BA cabin category cabin for my B2B voyage in Jan 2022 for 30k in points and also a slightly lower original price too. But now I just need to keep a closer eye on this voyage to see that it holds in place. Safe Travels, - WYB
  9. My TA found the email from March 09th in his spam folder and just forwarded it to me: I suggest you check your B2B meta bookings and let me know if there is any updated both good or bad. - WYB Sent: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:54 PMTo: Subject: Reservation XXXXXXX Good afternoon! I am reaching out to you about the booking we did a world points redemption on for XXXXXX and XXXXXX. Since this is a back to back cruise we will need to redeem an additional 30,000 points in order for the upgrade to be able to stay on the booking. There a
  10. We might have a problem here. I was randomly checking my monthly Bank of America (BoA) cc statement (March 2021) and noticed that I had 30,000 world points back in my account. In December of 2020 I had booked and used 30k in points to upgrade my B2B cruise for Jan of 2022 but when I checked on my reservation with NCL I see that my cabin has been changed back to my O4 (Family Oceanview cabin catagory) and not my BA Balcony cabin category as agreed upon in Dec 2020. I'm now on the phone with the NCL People @ 1-866-954-4077. They said that they sent an email and called my
  11. January 26th, 2020 I was also sailing on the NCL Gem on a 42 day voyage from NY-SF-NY and docked in Los Angeles that day. I had rented a car and was driving across LA to have lunch with relatives. I took a picture while driving in downtown LA on the highway about 3 miles from the staples center. - WYB 10:14AM PST Jan 26th, 2020 Near the Staples center on the CA-110 heading north near Exit 22
  12. I can reword my comments for the topic police. Royal Caribbean has a visa signature card with a rewards program that seems to be a bit of a mystery. If only NCL had a signature credit card. I've been on other cruise lines that offer to take my money first and then select a cruise later. What's not to like about that? I like cruise lines that allow me to bring guns and knives with me. Not sure why NCL has a problem with bringing guns and knives but is ok with bicycles? Clean laundry is over rated. 1 pair of underwear should be good to go for at l
  13. Things I like about NCL over other cruise lines are: NCL has the BoA CC which allows you to use points for things like upgrades. The Cruise Next program (it really is free money if you know how to use it right) NCL also allows bicycles to be brought on board and then used in port. Some other cruise lines have a full ban on bicycles but allow stipulations for knives and firearms that can be brought on board. I would have like to see a laundry service center but I'm ok with the free laundry perk I already get by being platinum with NCL.
  14. To the best of my knowledge, you can't make a reservation by calling the rewards number. Making a reservation for a voyage and using points to upgrade are 2 separate departments that do not interact with each other. Please read my posts from pages 192 and 193 of this post. Safe travels, - WYB
  15. It's critical with the B2B voyage to make sure that you have only 1 reservation number for all voyages and then proceed with the meta upgrade using points. If you have more then 1 reservation number then something is wrong and you shouldn't proceed further with the meta upgrade for multiple voyages. So 1st, I think you need to 1st cancel your world point upgrade and get your 60k in points back. 2nd cancel both reservations and get your Cruise Next deposit returned to your account. 3rd, rebook the B2B making sure that you have only 1 reservations number and t
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