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  1. Thanks for all of your insights. Just to clarify, the reviews in the "review" section that I read were from Dec 2018 and Jan 2019, so "teething" issues for Kdam would be a moot point. And the NS, which is the newer ship got great reviews (take a look). But if the Kdam is not even going to be in the Caribbean in Nov 2020-Dec 2021, then I'm spinning my wheels for nothing. If that is the case, I may have to reconsider the 10 or 11 night itineraries. There are several reasons why this would not be my first choice, and I may decide to wait ANOTHER year. I've wanted to try HAL for awhile, but need a wheelchair accessible cabin, and many of the ships prior to these two have very limited cabins for full-time wheelchair users. (I've been in a wc since I was 27 yo). Again, thanks for all of the thoughtful replies.
  2. Hi. We want to try HAL on one of these ships. We currently enjoy X, NCL and MSC YC. We are looking to do a 7 night in Nov 2020. The NS schedule is out, but they are all 10 or 11 nights. K schedule is not out yet, but I am assuming that it will have 7 night cruises (the reverse of 2019). Here is my concern. In reading the reviews for these two ships, the NS gets glowing reviews, but the K'dam's reviews are mostly "disappointing", "not for us", "never again", etc. From those of you who have sailed both ships, is there really a difference? (I understand that the physical ships are identical). We were looking for a new cruise line to add to our mix. Food, wine, evening entertainment and nice bars/lounges are important to us. Thanks.
  3. How long would it take to walk from the dock to town?
  4. OK, well thanks for all the answers about the luggage drop-off at the YC tent. And also for answering the age-old question of curb vs. kerb. (BTW, my spellcheck has rejected "kerb")
  5. I was wondering if tipping is customary when you drop off your luggage at the YC entrance. Who actually takes possession of your luggage? I know that for other cruises, the porters at the dock expect tips when you drop off your bags, and some people feel that it is sort of bribery to ensure your luggage is handled properly.. Any thoughts?
  6. This morning I tried to call to inquire about a deposit refund on a cancelled cruise. I've been waiting for my $198 since July 17. I was on hold for 1 hour and 55 min before I had to leave. In what universe is this an acceptable situation for a business? I am looking forward to my first MSC cruise this month, and have 2 others booked, but their customer service is ridiculous.
  7. I booked the catamaran version, a 5 hour excursion, through NCL on Bliss for Nov 2018. It was $129. The inflatable speedboat version was $189 for a 3.5 hour excursion.
  8. Wow, great video. Thanks so much for the info.
  9. This scenario applies to me. Ocean Blue exceeds the number of meals in my dining package. Darn. I thought they changed the price. But with the recent comments in this thread, I'm wondering if I should cancel it.
  10. I just booked Ocean Blue last night for our Nov Bliss cruise and there was no up charge.
  11. We have eaten at Cagney's, La Cucina and Le Bistro on Escape. How do they compare on Bliss? We going to try Ocean Blue, Teppanyaki, and maybe Los Lobos on the Bliss. Any reviews or opinions?
  12. What kind of food, if any, is available in the morning? Can't picture having a couple drinks with no food.
  13. The 7:15 is the only time offered...sure wish there was a later one.
  14. Is this crazy? We are in port 7-3. Has anyone else done this so early?
  15. I wonder why MSC assigned you a HC cabin this far out if you don't need it. I am in a wheelchair and can only cruise if a HC cabin is available. I am not criticizing you, I just question their policy for these cabins.
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