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  1. 1 hour ago, BirdTravels said:

    Probably. I am a Platinum Plus and I am normally exempt from having to select an arrival time, but for this cruise, we were forced to pick one. 

    Wondering if Platinum Plus are given earlier arrival times than those cruising for the first time, or they're all the same.

  2. Our very first cruise was on the NCL Wind back in 2006.  They had 10 or 11 day cruises sailing from Honolulu.  5 days in Hawaiian ports (2 Maui, Kona, Hilo & Kauai) 2 sea days to Fanning Island (1 day) and 2 days back to Honolulu.  We loved that trip, and have been waiting for them to return to Fanning.  There were a lot of people who complained about the 2 days there and 2 days back.  It was as if they hadn't read their itinerary and knew nothing about it.  Made us kind of laugh about it.  I love my sea days, and would love to repeat that itinerary!

     

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  3. We're like many who have to decide if we want to make final payment for a cruise that we know will not happen.  We're booked on the Pride for a 2/6 sail date.  If we make final payment and NCL cancels what are they providing currently in the terms of FCC or discount for future cruise.  Trying to decide if we want to make final payment or just cancel.  Is it worth it.  We do plan to rebook the cruise for 2022, and the prices are so much higher a discount might be worth making the final payment.  I know there's always the possability of bankruptcy, but not too worried about that issue.  Thanks for any guidance.

  4. I like others have decided to consider other cruise lines for my next cruise, and no longer consider NCL my favorite line.  I Wonder if NCL really thought this through.    Let's say they see the negative impact this change has made down the road, so they back track somewhat to improve things (whatever that might be).  Do they really think guests who have left and discovered other cruise lines will cancel their other cruises and come back to NCL.  I highly doubt it.  You would have to wonder if you returned if they again would make a negative change before your cruise.  Do you trust them?  Then there's also the loss of income from a decline in future cruise next certificates for NCL.  This could also impact a customer's decision not to book because they don't have a stockpile of certificates to use anymore.  I think it will take years before they see the final outcome from just this one change.

  5. We will be sailing the Bliss next month.  I just wish I had another cruise booked afterwards, so I would have the satisfaction of canceling.  I'll be looking elsewhere for my future cruises, and they won't notice that I've specifically left.  I'll be sure to fill out my comment cards and complete the survey (which is almost useless).

     

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  6. On my last sailings of the Escape & the Jade, I was very disappointed to find them pre-mixing many of their signature drinks in huge dispensers that were left sitting on the back counters and on the bars.  This was especially gross at the Spice bar after they were sitting out in the sun all afternoon separating.  I made a point to avoid these bars and drinks.  This was a huge sign of the beverage package decline.  I'll be Platinum Plus after my next cruise in a few weeks.  After 20 plus cruises, all but 4 on NCL, I will be taking a hard look at the other lines.  I'm saddened that it's finally come to that point!

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  7. Livin & Lovin every minute of your trip!! We'll be sailing on the Dawn 12/30 for New Years Eve, and love seeing the new Dawn through your lenses!! If you're ready for another cruise come join us for New Years. I think you'd fit right in with our group of 50 or so!! Thanks for posting!

  8. We are a group of 3 women leaving on the Getaway in just 10 days. We have cruised before with 3 of us in a balcony on another cruise line. We booked the spa balcony hoping it will be useful for showers, not to mention the rest of the amenities. If you're not in a hurry to book, I can let you know how it worked out after we get back!

  9. Ahhhh Haaaa my first post on CC. I made it through all the squabbling and varying opinions weeded out the garbage and pasted the good tips in my file for a hopefull upcoming cruise.....Thanks all!!!!!

     

    Please start a new thread and post your condensed version. I love the tips and valuable information that can be obtained from fellow CC members posts, but lack the time to go through some of these longer threads! Would love to see the tips that you have gathered!

  10. This year, I need to do the same thing, but want to use Avis....does anyone know if Avis picks up at the port??? I seem to remember that most of the rental companies had shuttles there..

     

    We've got rentals reserved for 2/22/08. From what I've read there is no shuttle. You need to catch a taxi which runs from $7 - $10. We are traveling with a group, so we thought it was worth the taxi fare to have a couple of people go pick up the rentals and return for all the passengers and luggage rather than loading it into a shuttle.

     

    Good Luck!

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