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  1. The sailing is on the Sun so free drinks already. Plus, I am traveling solo but paying the full supplement.
  2. The regular cruise fare is $498 total plus tax. This is what I see on the NCL website from the booking the casino made for me:
  3. They specifically told me it was just a $20 discount to the cruise fare. That's why I don't understand.
  4. Yes, I understand that. My fare is $498 and they're saying with the discount it's $478. It's supposed to be 20% off that $498. So what am I missing?
  5. I am at Diamond level with Caesars and pulled up the offer from NCL which says we get 20% off bookings. ( https://www.caesars.com/total-rewards/tr-partners/norwegian-cruise-line ) So I called the number listed on the Caesars website for NCL casino and went thru the process and instead of 20% off the cruise fare...they guy took $20 off the cruise fare. Am I missing something? Yes, the fare is a sailaway inside on a 5 day cruise. The discount should have been about $100. Anyone have experience with this discount?
  6. I am at Diamond level with Caesars and pulled up the offer from NCL which says we get 20% off bookings. ( https://www.caesars.com/total-rewards/tr-partners/norwegian-cruise-line ) So I called the number listed on the Caesars website for NCL casino and went thru the process and instead of 20% off the cruise fare...they guy took $20 off the cruise fare. Am I missing something? Yes, the fare is a sailaway inside on a 5 day cruise. The discount should have been about $100. Anyone have experience with this discount?
  7. I honestly don't care if anyone says a studio is better then an inside room. A studio is 99 square feet and an inside room is a minimum of 135 square feet. That's a 35% difference. A studio isn't a higher or lower category...it's a unique category all on it's own since it's the only room that limits occupancy to 1 person. NCL is just being shady and probably oversold the inside cabins so they figured they'd put the 1 person in a studio. The only way i'd ever accept a studio if I booked an inside guarantee is if they threw in 1 perk since EVERY studio category includes a perk. Otherwise it's a downgrade and not what I paid for.
  8. I'm usually pretty critical of NCL but if you're coming from Carnival I support it 100%. I don't understand how people still give a corporation their money when they have no respect for our environment and also have the most health code violations. Plus Carnival isn't usually the cheapest either. You'll enjoy NCL. It's like upgrading from Motel 6 to a Holiday Inn.
  9. $200 for vibe...not for me! If I’m gonna spend $200 I’m getting a spa pass. As many others have said...make it so people buy it online. $200 per person and when you run out that’s it. You can also make $100 of it non-refundable so if you cancel your cruise you lose out on some of it...this prevent people from booking 3-4 cruises 2 years out just to get the vibe pass in case they decide to go. It also incentivizes people to book early which helps NCL...again! With NCL being so money hungry I’m really surprised this is how they do it.
  10. Some TAs have a cancellation fee but I would never use a TA that charges a booking fee. Honestly, just use google and compare the different outlets for who gives the most perks.
  11. I think they pushed the price on the Edge too high and saw that people weren't booking it and prices are coming down as you said. I just priced out an Edge sailing in December 2020 and an infinity veranda cabin with 2 perks (bvg pkg + $300 OBC) comes out to $3,500. If bookings continue to be weak on the Edge you'll see prices drop a little more. Plus, isn't the Apex coming out next year?
  12. My opinion: Stick with Celebrity. What does NCL have going for them? Compared to Celebrity I think the entertainment is a bit better on NCL and the Thermal Spa in the newer ships is better then anything else at sea. Other then that...Celebrity beats NCL hands down and in a majority of the cases i've looked at they're also cheaper. What annoys me about NCL is that there's more smoking going on (NCL allows smoking in the casino and it also impact nearby areas). There's also many more kids on NCL. The food on Celebrity in the MDR is about the same quality as the specialty restaurants on NCL. The beverage package on Celebrity also includes more things, meanwhile the NCL beverage package doesn't even include bottled water. I also don't like the other fees on NCL such as a charge for room service, the service fee on the "free" beverage package and dining package etc. NCL has 2 things going for them as I pointed out (IMO). As far as the rest...Celebrity wins hands down.
  13. I believe it was a woman. Not sure what her name was.
  14. Well if they're selling out that quickly at $200 per person then look out because you know NCL will be raising it again soon... I see $250 in the very near future. As long as there's people willing to pay it then NCL will keep on increasing the price. If you ask me...$200 for a Vibe pass is ridiculous but I also think many other NCL fees are also ridiculous yet people still sail on NCL so...
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