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  1. The answer is "it depends". They need to know how many people are flying in for a particular cruise and which flights will get them to the port on time. This is the reason the operator gave me on why they can not give you the flight information right away and have to wait until closer to departure.
  2. I've always found it to be cheaper for my family to fly into Fort Lauderdale, rent a car and stay in that area for a night prior to the cruise. The next morning we return the car to the Miami airport car rental and take the free shuttle to the port.
  3. I'm not sure we can say demand will be higher when it always sells out. Demand might stay they same but the supply has increased. I can see two possibilities: First, the price remains the same until they see whether it continues to sell out or not and then they adjust the price accordingly. Second, they drop the price initially and wait to see if it sells out or not and then adjust the price accordingly.
  4. That is another good point. Vibe is constantly sold out in the first hours. Expanding it would allow more people to buy passes and filter them away from the public pool deck area and not force more people to it. However, losing Spice H2O does mean that now those guest have to spend their deck time elsewhere.
  5. Without getting back into whether or not the public deck space they used to expand Vibe is actually fully used or not, I think if they were going to take up space on the decks with a race track and laser tag that they could have at least moved the Spice H20 into that public deck space instead of expanding vibe.
  6. When the dining package is provided as a perk, like the UBP, the 20% is lumped on to the total cost of the cruise. it is listed under "Free at Sea Offer Gratuities". I do not know anything about cruisers from UK not being charged gratuity.
  7. I couldn't tell you how much money I would save by booing a sailaway because every time I look at a cruise I'm interested in the price is listed as "Sold Out"!.
  8. I don't believe you pay a premium for connecting/adjoining rooms. They all went on the cruise correct? I don't believe they are owed anything. NCL did her a favor by offering her $3000 in future cruise deposits and she tried to take advantage of it. This is one of those instances where someone takes a small problem and turns it into a big one for the sole purpose of trying to get some money out of it.
  9. I'm not entirely sure that will be the case. I was on the Getaway before the refurb earlier this year and I was just exploring the ship. In the particular area where they have expanded the Vibe it was pretty dead, there isn't much to do up there but sunbathe. I think the reason is that the Vibe is too small and sells out real fast and that other people want to be closer to the pool. So if more people by vibe passes and fill in that dead space it will open up at the pool area. If not, it really won't make much difference. I posted this earlier but can't remember if it was this forum or a different one.
  10. I usually fly into Fort Lauderdale over Miami. The deck plans for Joy show that it still has a spa, though it might be a bit smaller than the Bliss.
  11. So it can be used as an option for the SDP?
  12. Anyone sailed on both of these ships? I'm looking at an Eastern Caribbean cruise for Jan/Feb 2021 and both of these ships have the same itinerary but a few weeks apart. The Bliss sails out of Port Canaveral and the Joy out of Miami. The price per person for the Bliss is $100 more than the Joy. I'm trying to figure out if there is a reason to go with the Bliss over the Joy?
  13. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FPC6R42/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  14. Anyone know what the upgrade cost from Easy to Premium would be?
  15. I have never been in the MDR that long. 1.5 hours is the max but I bet it has a lot to do with the time of evening.
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