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  1. Ranchette, we got off Mera 10/18 (with you😉) and just checked my voyagers club. It has it listed that I’m good until 10/27/2022 and DH good until 10/29/2022. B
  2. What about the 20% gratuity we pay on the drink and meal packages. How do they divide those? I always feel that staff doesn’t get it so I always tip with each drink and at Specialty restaurants. Thanks
  3. Hey Kim finally able to check in from Quebec. Happy about the news.
  4. I didn’t mean to imply it was hazardous as I would never have anything dangerous in my own home. I have brought it on every cruise and even left it out in the open and it was never taken. I wonder why MSC doesn’t have irons for us to borrow like on other cruise lines?
  5. Someone posted that they were able to take a portable one on along with a curling iron. I’m bringing a vey small travel one. If they find it, they can have it. It’s old anyway😉 time for a new one.
  6. I’m sure on behalf of all the silent followers, we thank you for updating so quickly when you read about our concerns. I find it hard to go a day without checking in to see how you are and if anything changed. I leave Tuesday on a 10 day cruise and will not have internet except at ports but I will find a way to check in. Feel better and watch that Gabapentin, it’s a doozy. I was on 2700 mg a day for my MS neuropathy until I decided it was really not helping with the nerve pain but making me feel weird. I stopped it and just learned to live with the neuropathy pain which definitely isn’t fun. Hope yours goes away.
  7. Last update was Thursday at 9:33 am. Is anyone who is also silently following concerned? I sure am. Praying all is ok with you Kim. Please try to let us all know who are praying for you daily.
  8. You might remember from my other post to you on a different thread (formal night wear) that this Oct will be my first on MSC so I have no idea about their differences in levels or experiences. I have only sailed NCL where we are Platinum + so this all new to me. I rely on my fellow cc’ers to help and guide me in the right direction. Thanks
  9. It’s in US$ Bea. I originally got the easy package included because of the Aurea booking. I emailed my MSC cruise consultant to ask the difference in price would be and she quoted me me $352 for both. I told her I would think about it after looking over the drink list. I’m not a wine snob but thought about drinking house wines only up to $6.00 and my DH only drinking Heineken tap, which he likes but also enjoys other brands as well, for 17 days would get boring. I emailed her to add it on with a note that if it gets offered somewhere down the road as a promo, we’ll adjust it then. It just might be a slight mathematical error and I was not aware how she came across this either. Maybe divided by 17 days and not the actual 16 days.
  10. We have a 17 day TA from CPH to NYC booked on Meraviglia in Aurea Duplex suite and cost us 176 pp to upgrade to premium drink package.
  11. Thanks Bea, glad I won’t feel out of place then.
  12. Beamafar, we are also on this sailing but in the YC. First time on MSC and curious about formal nights. We have never been on a cruise that had formal or gala nights. Can we just stay away from them? We wear usually docker type for DH and I wear somewhat business casual dress pants and a nice top. Will this be acceptable in YC for dinners? I have read that no shorts after 6 PM? I sometimes bring capris which I hope are ok . Thanks for your help.
  13. Ours was supposedly sold out too but she was able to find another cabin for us. I believe they hold back some and not put all on their website.
  14. We had that exact cabin booked on our upcoming October 2019 cruise but heard from another CC member that it is very noisy with the wind and the windows were dirty and really couldn’t see out so I called my PCC and she changed it. Here is one of the photos I have from my research if it helps. I’m sorry but no longer have the rest.
  15. Apparently you have nothing better to do than put your two cents in on way too many forums I have read. All I said was that it wasn’t Aquafina anymore and NCL branded water that they probably get at practically no cost, which in turn makes them more money not paying for the ‘Aquafina’ brand name. And like I said, I am happy drinking tap and don’t buy bottled water. Exactly. Thank you Ptroxx. But we know NCL stopped guests from bringing water, soda, iced tea and other beverages on board. That’s why I don’t buy water and just get the two bottles as a Platinum Plus member. Zqvol, yes they are, but when I became Platinum we got Aquafina water as a perk. I didn’t imply that I was forced to buy water. And as I said, we’re very happy drinking the tap. All I tried to point out was that who knows where the ‘NCL’ branded water comes from? At least Aquafina is a PepsiCo company, something most of us are aware of. Where do you think NCL branded water comes from?
  16. On our last cruise in May there was NCL labels on the bottles. Friend bought 2 cases thinking it would be Aquafina but alas, it wasn’t. I’m good drinking water from tap. Just another way NCL makes more money. LOL
  17. When we started with NCL back in 2010 and when they had the old dining pricing in effect, I vaguely remember that the Chinese was also one of the specialties. That was on the Dawn but then on another, Gem 🤔 (not 100% sure) it became complimentary. I liked the lemon pepper shrimp we had on the Pearl in May.
  18. Stayed on Bliss in Haven Penthouse. Worth every penny to us for the last five or six cruises. I like to only stay in the courtyard area near everything and less walking to restaurant and lounge. We are not aft balcony fans for our own taste. Love the separate area and the Horizon Observation lounge is definitely a plus.
  19. I had added reduced air and hotel also only because it was Super Bowl Sunday when we sail and JetBlue hadn’t opened their flights yet. That was way back in March. June 9, I was able to book my flights so I called my PCC and told him to take both off. He explained there was an software update but would do it as soon as he could. A week later I got the new confirmation with those removed but when I go into my NCL account it still shows me flying round trip NYC/MIA up until today. As all the charges for hotel, air and shuttles were removed I just attribute it to the software issues that someday will be corrected it in my account.
  20. Danish Viking, I am so thankful to have found this thread. You are a God-sent for those of us that have never been to your beautiful city. I see you have mentioned something about European Football championships next year. We are booked to leave Sept 6, 2020 and wonder if they will be over by then? I worry about getting hotel rooms as we plan to arrive a few days earlier to visit before the cruise leaves. I have the misfortune of being booked on a cruise Super Bowl Sunday ex Miami and it has definitely been stressful finding reasonable rates and availability. Don’t think I can stand another one😫. Thanks for all you do.
  21. Exactly and that’s why I cancelled both cruises. Got my $330.00 refund on Emerald already, just waiting for my $2.00 from the Island. 😉😂😉😂. Just a joke!
  22. Thank you Steelers36, yes they do have a good one and the only difference with NCL is the two free personal bottles you are allowed. Both have unlimited amounts you can bring and both a $15.00 corkage fee. In all honesty, I really don’t think it pays to have the sip and sail promo and then have to, not only purchase my wine, but then lug it on board along with suitcases etc. We have never sailed on Princess and these 2 would have been our first time. I have decided to cancel both and rebooked with another line. Happy cruising to all!
  23. Thanks ggprincess2004, that’s exactly how I feel. Beringer’s WZ 750 go for about $5.??(1.5 mags $6.97) at Total Wine then add to it the 15.00 corkage, it’s still only $21.00 per bottle. On another cruise line they charge something like $28-32.00 per bottle, so still ahead in my eyes. Only issue is that I don’t have any OBC for this cruise like I do on some. Might have to transfer to a TA to see about that. I’ll still keep sip and sail for DH though.
  24. voljeep & Astro Flyer, thanks for your replies. Island and Emerald Princess are the ships. One has Vines and the other Sabatini’s but I think it would be a little expensive eating at a specialty dining venue every night😉. I called Princess and they confirmed it’s fleet wide so no WZ anywhere. Oh well, cancelled the Emerald and will keep the Island as it goes ex NYC and I can bring a case for the 16 day trip. It would only cost me $150.00 corkage but they wanted me to pay 898.00 more in deposit to get the $1000.00 OBC since I booked it with $1.00 deposit. Didn’t happen the last two times when I added the newest promos. I said thanks, but no thanks, keep the sip and sail on. At least DH can have his beer. Neither of us drink any hard liquor or those fancy ones with the umbrellas. That’s just us, beer and wine is all we need. Happy cruising!
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