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  1. The vacation is the beginning of March so maybe Spring wasn't the right word. I paid it in full because I've already had 2 trips cancelled because of Covid-19 (not cruises) so I'm looking forward to the 2021 cruise.
  2. Under Vacation Summary on the left side Reservations At- a - Glance under AIR Reservation At-a-Glance Reservation #: 41276272 Embarkation: Feb 01, 2021 Miami, Florida Disembarkation: Feb 13, 2021 Miami, Florida
  3. I was surprised when I saw it listed on my reservation. It wasn't there when I made my last payment a few weeks ago. I have a non-stop going and connecting coming back. I was also surprised, with everything else going on with Covid-19, that they would be updating my reservation with this information since it's so far out. It is less than a year from now.
  4. My cruise is not until spring of 2021 but the reservation is already listing the cities for my air travel, just with no times. I just paid off the final balance a few days ago, a few months before it was due. Any idea how long before the airfare might be finalized? Will they wait until the final balance was actually due, or book the airfare now that's it paid in full?
  5. After reading all the pros and cons, just curious if NCL would change anything with the Encore if they keep getting complaints about the same things (lack of space, no one eating at American Diner, overcrowding in Atrium so spread out activities somewhere else, etc.). We're sailing over a year from now and can only hope some things improve.
  6. Both ships have the exact same itinerary and it’s the same time of year. Escape leaves from Port Canaveral, Joy from Miami. Price difference is only $100 with the Joy being higher. It’s 5 adults going. Joy is newer so I’m leaning towards that right now but I would like input from those who have sailed on both ships What ship would be the better choice?
  7. Thank you so much for sharing your review, amazing photos and great info. My trip is over a year away on this beautiful ship. She won't be as new by then. Not sure I can wait that long! Have a safe trip home.
  8. For those that have been on both cruises. what is MSC's dining options like compared to NCL I see that you have to pick your preferred dinner times on MSC. Do you have to share tables with others or can you get your own table for your party, even if it's only two people? Is the dress code any different than on NCL? Is there a formal night? The drink package on MSC has drinks up to $6. I believe NCL"s basic package has drinks a little bit higher than that. Can you get anything besides beer and wine for $6 on MSC. Any other opinions about MSC compared to NCL?
  9. I am thinking of staying on the QM post cruise as my ship docks at 8am and I want to enjoy Catalina Island before flying home the next day. Will the hotel store my luggage while I am out for the day? Since this is post cruise, will it be strange to come off a new ship and stay on an old ship or will the history make up for it?
  10. Does anyone know when you need to tell them you want to come in a day or so early and will pay the fee? Should you tell them now, even if its over a year away or wait until it's a little closer but over 60 days out?
  11. This is from their website regarding their partner airline: "If you choose a fly-cruise package, you’ll be flying with some of the world’s most respected airlines, which we’ve chosen as our travel partners. That means you can look forward to a more comfortable and relaxing flight. Our partners include: Air Canada, Air France/KLM, American Airlines, British Airways, Etihad, Iberia, Jet2.com, Lufthansa, Norwegian.com, Qatar, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, United Airlines, Vueling and Virgin Atlantic
  12. Thank you for the information. I think we’re sticking with the partial and doing the ferry excursion. The decision was based mostly on time and ports.
  13. Ours is a partial transit as well starting at 5am. What time did the Ferry excursion start. Ours isn't listed yet, it's too far out. I am also looking at a full transit that might be doable, but then the ship might be different and some of the ports will be different. If I keep the itinerary I have now, then we would do the ferry.
  14. Yes that must be why since it's closer so only one night. I just did a search and found The Pullman Miami Airport is the NCL hotel of choice. I do like the hotel you found much better with the shuttles to both port and airport. The Pullman doesn't offer shuttle to the Cruise Port.
  15. We have to stay on the ship as our NCL cruise arrives at 6am and departs at 2pm. Not enough time to go anywhere. Is there nothing at all at the pier?
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