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hallux

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  1. Not so much upset as annoy. Repeated posts asking the same question, questions that nobody here can really answer or act on, and that after being told that nobody here can really answer or act on the question/request.
  2. Hover over their name, there's a button there. It takes to where you can add them and in what way you're wishing to ignore them. OK, now @dalee21860 won't see any more of my posts...
  3. Specifically, the one with the green arrow pointing at it...
  4. @billaraneta if you're so focused on sailing on the ship - apply for a job on the ship. Nobody here works for the cruise line (or will not openly admit to doing so) so nobody here has first-hand knowledge of the decisions that have been made in regards to the ship. Other than the postings that had actual announcements from the cruise line everything is speculation. Asking 100 times won't change the answers. Where's that ignore list.... Oh, there it is....
  5. Those are the perils of flying in/out of Albany, not many flights and direct flights only to select cities (and NONE of those are on the West coast, though we used to have SWA direct to Vegas). By the time I'd have gotten to the layover airport it would have been too late in most cases to catch the last flight to Albany.
  6. Not a chance if you booked using the promo. They have arrangements with the airlines for fares in a certain price range, NCL and the airline will pick the flight that fits that range, regardless of what time it leaves. You can TRY to get on 'standby' for an earlier flight (I don't know if NCL's ticket agreement with the airlines allows for this), but that just means hanging around the airport waiting for that call that may never come. NCL is paying for the flight, NCL gets to pick when you fly. Take my Fall cruise in 2019 for example - ship docked and started disembarkation by 8 AM, I made it to LAX by 10 AM, my flight wasn't until 11 PM. Fortunately I had a car reserved and did some touring around the LA area, went back to LAX for dinner and hung around the terminal for a couple hours.
  7. 41 year-old here, who has identified as an introvert in the past (never go to bars or clubbing). I'm WAY different on a cruise. Yes I have traveled alone, once, on NCL. @Traveling Mike (I'm also a Mike) had it spot on with NCL's Studio concept, I really enjoyed it when I made full use of it. I even met a group of people on the first night that I ended up dining with for 3 nights of the cruise. In addition to that - I spent part of a morning sitting in the Observation Lounge (on NCL's Bliss) with the full intent of doing some reading. I ended up peeking out the window a few times and caught glimpse of a whale (we were sailing up the California coast, not in Alaska). As I pointed it out, I ended up in a conversation with some others nearby. @brillohead also has a great idea. I conversed with several folks on the roll call in the month leading up to the cruise. I joined the meet & greet as well. In the final 2 weeks before the trip someone had the BRILLIANT idea of a 'solo cruisers embarkation lunch'. This 100% broke the ice, and I ended up with several people from both events that I could see around the ship, address by name and have a conversation about the trip. I even walked up the Embarcadero with one to the aquarium at Fisherman's Wharf.
  8. Which is what they were pointing out - that the "free" internet has a $4 activation fee, which you don't know until you set it up, which is what the screenshot is.
  9. Someone confirmed that this was the case in the thread I linked in the OP's other copy of this thread -
  10. Sure, so does Tile (the original). I was simply pointing out that the devices by the name 'AirTag', which are Apple devices, are not compatible with everyone's device. Yes, people need to do their research, but if someone with a Samsung goes and buys 'AirTag' devices because someone suggested them they're going to be frustrated that they need to return them and go find something else. Using a name of an Apple device to refer to a class of devices seems to be getting more and more popular, I sometimes see people referring to Android phones as 'iPhone' or tablets as 'iPad'. When suggesting a device people need to be careful about doing that...
  11. Just pull up the deck plans on the NCL site, the image shown for all of the restaurants appear to show the windows in the venue. There are probably dozens of ship tour videos on YouTube that would also confirm this...
  12. Someone said in this thread (page 4, but the entire thread may be worth reading) that NCL may be accepting 'images' of the card. Can a laminated copy be considered an 'image'? I'm honestly not sure I'd take the risk and just bring the original then stow it with my passport.
  13. My solution to that problem - Filled in my cabin...
  14. Doesn't really answer the question. They don't put ships into drydock out of routine unless it's for a regulation-required interval, but it would also be unusual to pull that up 2 years to do it early, though I guess MAYBE the cost of doing it now can be justified by not having to take the ship out of service later. It just seems odd to spend the money now considering the financial situation of the industry. Also - we don't know if the regulatory inspections/services can be complete in the amount of time the ship spent in the dock, it wasn't there for long. Side note - she's beautiful, and so is the ship...
  15. That's a good suggestion - for those with iPhones. Some of us haven't caved to Apple's marketing (for mobile devices anyway)...
  16. An experienced traveler would never put medications in checked luggage! If they were headed home it shouldn't be much of an issue anyway, they should have more at home. I don't put anything of value in checked luggage unless I simply can't avoid it...
  17. You're Platinum but didn't know this? Been a while since you cruised? The service charge has been an added cost since at least 2019...
  18. That's why the email on my resume is not associated with any social media accounts, and my social media is locked down so only people I'm friends with can see it. Not that there's anything incriminating on it, but it's a step. And no, giving them my password is NOT an option... OK, that was off topic. I may have even said the same thing as you in a previous post in this thread - VERY foolish for students entering college to fake vaccine cards when there's the risk it will go on their permanent record for school, which potential employers will see...
  19. Which makes my experience with the World Series that much more confusing! I wouldn't expect balloons for every game, or a huge production, but at least SHOW IT...
  20. When more than one game is on, good luck getting the one you want. Shoot - I was on a cruise on the Bliss during the World Series and I don't think it was being shown ANYWHERE on the ship...
  21. If you booked using the perk it's not like you'd have had any choice in the matter as NCL gets to pick the fare tier...
  22. In addition to the thread linked above, keep your eye on this thread as more information drips out...
  23. You might find the info you seek in the Florida Departures section. It's probably all there, just browse around or search. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/386-florida-departures/
  24. From what I've seen others post, it seems you got the answer. I'm sorry it's not the answer you wanted, but it seems to be the way that airline operates. Unless you're within 24 hours of the flight, you won't be able to pick your seats. If you're within 24 hours and it won't let you then it would be the airline's system that's failed you.
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