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  1. The same thing happened to me! I checked in last night but for some reason it won't save our home phone number. I eventually gave up and went to sleep. You're not doing anything wrong, it must be the website.
  2. Looking at the excursion choices for our stop at Great Stirrup Cay I see a listing for "Oceanview Villa at Silver Cove". We have never sailed NCL before, so have never been to GSC. Does anyone have any info on these villas? We are a very fair skinned, late sleeping family, so I'd like to know that we will have shade once we get off the ship. There are no reviews on the NCL website. Thanks.
  3. Does anyone know the reason for this? The drink package will definitely be part of whichever cruise we choose. Carnival's probably works better for us, we drink a lot of bottled water and espresso. And in this case we're not getting on the ship till later in the day of embarkation, so paying for one less day on Carnival is ok.Just wondering.
  4. Thank you all. We are hoping for a price drop over the summer. Since we're not particularly invested in either, we may just wait and see which is less expensive and decide then.
  5. Agreed, but since the drinks package and internet are things we will get anyway adding them to the Carnival price makes them pretty evenly priced.
  6. My husband and I are looking into our first cruise without the kids, second cruise overall. Over Christmas we were on the RCCL Harmony and loved it. Trying to not use vacation days, I have narrowed it down to the Sunrise or the Dawn. Both are 4 day cruises to Bermuda from NYC (we are local and do not want to have to fly to the port). The cruises have the same itinerary, similar prices, and are one week apart in Sept 2019. Sunrise is Thursday to Monday, Dawn is Friday to Tuesday. Extra info- I know it's hurricane season, but we can't switch to October-too much going on, and by November it's not warm enough for us. We are around 50, kids away at school. Don't want to be the oldest people on the ship-or the youngest. Has anyone been on these ships/itineraries before? Thanks!
  7. Thank you everyone for the advice. It looks like we are going to stick with the Breakaway. The shows are too important to our kids. The Seaside sounds better for an adults only trip for us. Everyone on CC makes MSC sound so great I thought it was worth a look, and the price is much better, but it sounds like not a perfect fit for this trip.
  8. Thanks @graphicguy I think we'll probably stick with the Breakaway. We loved the RCCL entertainment and thought MSC might be similar, and we could save $$ at the same time. But it sounds like it's not quite what we were hoping for. It will stay on my list for when we travel without the kids and shows are not as meaningful to us.
  9. Thank you all for your input. We are booked in two Courtyard suites on the Breakaway, and would choose two similar suites on the Seaside, so I'm not sure there would be a huge difference there. And, fwiw, the ports are exactly the same also. I guess I'm most worried about the entertainment and food. On the Harmony we ate at specialty restaurants and saw a show every night. Concierges would be great so I don't have to worry about reservations, besides that we're pretty low maintenance.
  10. No, we booked two courtyard penthouse suites on the Breakaway, and would get two similar suites on the Seaside.
  11. My family has booked the Breakaway for our cruise in Dec 19, but I'm beginning to wonder if we've made the best choice. The only cruise we've been on is the Harmony Dec 18. We loved almost everything about it, having both the unlimited beverage and dining plans. Our favorite thing was the entertainment- Grease, Ice Shows, Aqua Theatre, etc (production shows hold more value to us than the headliners or music groups). The one thing we hated was the search for chairs every day because we are not early risers. We figured booking the haven would help alleviate that issue. Now that I'm reading more reviews, I'm wondering if the Seaside might also be a good fit? Anybody have experience with both? FWIW- We would only book Haven or Yacht. There is a difference in price, large but not prohibitive. We are beholden to school schedules (two high schoolers) so both ships will be full. Thanks! PS- Cross posting on NCL to get info from both.
  12. My family has booked the Breakaway for our cruise in Dec 19, but I'm beginning to wonder if we've made the best choice. The only cruise we've been on is the Harmony Dec 18. We loved almost everything about it, having both the unlimited beverage and dining plans. Our favorite thing was the entertainment- Grease, Ice Shows, Aqua Theatre, etc (production shows hold more value to us than the headliners or music groups). The one thing we hated was the search for chairs every day because we are not early risers. We figured booking the haven would help alleviate that issue. Now that I'm reading more reviews, I'm wondering if the Seaside might also be a good fit? Anybody have experience with both? FWIW- We would only book Haven or Yacht. There is a difference in price, large but not prohibitive. We are beholden to school schedules (two high schoolers) so both ships will be full. Thanks! PS- Cross posting on MSC to get info from both.
  13. We were there twice on the Harmony this past Christmas. It was our favorite of the specialty restaurants. We had the ultimate dining package, so whether it is "worth it" I can't say. We paid $152pp and ate specialty every dinner and a few lunches, so our price per meal was not the going rate. FWIW- We are meat eaters so I expected to go to Chops at least two or three times. We had dinner there the first night and nobody liked their steaks (oddly mushy and no crust) so we never went back. The tenderloin at 150 was much better, as was the bread and salts, and desserts. The basil pan cotta was a huge hit if you're willing to step outside the box. As for comparison, we're not huge pasta eaters so although we went to Jamie's it was just ok. We loved Wonderland, more for the experience than some of the food, which was good but not "special" (but then again, I wouldn't say 150 was "special" either, just a nice dinner). I think it depends what you're used to at home. We live outside NYC, so restaurants like Wonderland are everywhere. If you live someplace you don't get that too often, I would pick that.
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