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    Noordam refurbish question

    We did Alaska on noordham in July in a balcony suite. The cabin was fine, I have no complaints about it. Yes the common areas are very dated-the crows nest had furniture that I think was borrowed from the Miami Vice set - but who cares? It was in good shape and comfy, just ugly! The music and entertainment were another story! That also needs to be updated! It was 50’s-70’s in all venues. We didn’t do Lincoln center stage so I can’t comment on that. Alaska is about outdoors not in! Enjoy! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Cruise lines

    Thanks for the info! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Cruise lines

    Have just begun investigating a possible cruise to Bermuda for 6/19. Looks like NCL, Royal and Carnival are my only options. Any other? And do any sail from the south (ie Florida?)? We live an hour from port caniveral and it kills me to have to fly! Last went to Bermuda over 30 years ago and there were ships in Hamilton. No longer? Any and all advice appreciated! Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Current “Free at Sea” Promtion

    Can anyone offer info on the “excursions credit”? Does it apply to any excursion booked thru NCL or just certain ones? Am just starting investing a cruise to Bermuda for 6/19 and this looks interesting. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. I’ve read them here on cruise critic. People in a tither that the refurb was cancelled. Personally, I don’t care if bathroom tiles are 80’s style and TV’s aren’t latest model-but I’m enough of a worrier to want some reassurance! I need to let it go! I’m sure it’ll be fine. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. We are doing that cruise in 3 weeks. What were your general impressions? I’ve heard so much negative about the condition of the ship, I’m a little concerned! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. Doing southbound anchorage to Vancouver July 8 on noordham. What is Sel de Mer? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Rain Pants or Not?

    I bought a pair at the Columbia outlet for $20. They fold up small. I bought a size up so they would fit over jeans. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Oprah, Godmother of Nieuw Statendam

    My question exactly! Is Oprah responsible for the ships religious education? Why would anyone care who the ships “godmother” is? Really, move on to important issues! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Two Last Minute Questions

    I will be on my first Alaska cruise in July. I bought waterproof pants for myself and husband. They will take up little to no room in luggage. I bought one size larger to be able to wear over jeans. They will easily fit in backpack if not needed while on excursions. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. I love this! While I rarely do what anyone would consider “full hair and makeup”, I think it’s great that you make it an enjoyable experience! The most important thing, in my opinion: you be you! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. I have shoulder length thick frizzy hair. I live in Florida so I know frizz! First, consider a keratin treatment-it’s wonderful! Second, redken frizz dismiss products shampoo, conditioner, and styling products. Third, revlon one step volumizing hairdryer. This hair dryer is amazing! It is a powerful dryer with a round brush on the end. I let my hair air dry for about 30 minutes and than it only takes about 7-10 minutes to completely dry my entire head! It’s $60 at Ulta or on amazon. Above all, DO NOT give up any activity you enjoy because of your hair! Have a great time! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Haines Landing - Travel to Skagway?

    I love reading all the positive remarks about Haines! We are on noordam in 5 weeks, and I was a little disappointed that we were stopping in Haines not Skagway. Only because I’d never heard of Haines before. We are in port from 6:30am to 9pm. We have the glacier point wilderness safari booked. We will have the several hours in the later afternoon and evening to explore. Any other suggestions? Thanks ! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. I’m concerned about naked people and those claw cracker things! Ouchie! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. Well I’ve never been to a 5 star resort, but if we use the hot tub on our Alaska cruise, I plan on using the bathrobe as a coverup! Figure it’s warmer than my typical beach coverups! Sent from my iPhone using Forums