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  1. We also are booking the Haven (H9 Haven Spa Balcony) from the get go..and since those are limited in number, we feel like it best to book as far out as possible to secure that type of cabin...We like that we are getting a nice cabin in the Haven, and being able to enjoy the Thermal suites as well! Did the same type of suite on the Getaway last year...Right now on our sailing of the Encore in May 2020, the H9's are sold out...So we are happy with our rate and will just continue to monitor it in case any better rates happen to come up..I have never been lucky at gambling so feel better to go with the sure thing! We love the services of the Haven and are looking forward to sailing on the new ship! 

  2. Flourisgirl...we were were in the Haven the Getaway, it was nice that they took us down the back private elevator to join our shore excursions...I also liked that they did the same to get us to our different shoes and into the seats reserved for Haven guests...Those were nice touches!!!! Can't remember about getting back on the ship, but I think they had an entrance for the Haven guests...Just makes it hard to think about doing a different category since those perks were so special! 

  3. When we were on Getaway, we loved dining in the Haven restaurant...food was awesome and matched by excellent service! It's so much more personal than the MDR..and they all knew our names by about the second day! We like to do the 3 specialty dining choice so we do get some variety...then we enjoy the Haven restaurant on the other nights..It feels like a good balance...So hope you really enjoy the Haven restaurant! 

  4. We really enjoyed the Haven on the Getaway and are looking at doing the new Encore in the Haven next May headed for Bermuda (which we have never done). Did the Haven Spa suite, which has the awesome unlimited access to the Thermal Spa suites...loved that for cloudy days, etc! Plus I feel like NCL is really outstanding with the entertainment and looking forward to seeing the Broadway show, Kinky Boots plus Choir of Man and so on...Enjoyed all of the perks the Haven had to offer, and don't really think Carnival can compare at this point...

  5. Hello...we are considering the NCL Encore from NYC to Bermuda next May...have done several Caribbean cruises where generally the waters were very smooth....have heard off and on that the crossing from NY to Bermuda is often a rough ride! Hoping not, b/c really interested in Bermuda and the NCL Encore! Any thoughts or experiences to share? Thanks! 

  6. Trying to decide on our Avalon Legendary Danube cruise whether to chill out and do some sightseeing right in Passau where we dock..looks like some interesting sights...or to take the full day excursion to Cesky Kromlov which we hear so many good things about?! We are doing quite a few excursions, which is what has me thinking about staying close or whether to take the drive to see Cesky Kromlov...tough to decide! Is there plenty to see in Passau or would we be giving up on our chance to see Cesky? Thanks! 

  7. Hello...We will be on an Avalon River Cruise, this summer..It ends in Budapest so we will enjoy a day there with Avalon and a day on our own with their 1 night extension...On our own we plan to do one of the thermal baths and maybe go to the Parliament...Has anyone taken any interesting or active tours with Avalon..We don't get to choose our excursions for a bit so I was just wondering...And I did see in one of the reviews that someone had done a country side wine tasting and that looked fun..So any thoughts? Thanks in advance...

  8. We will be traveling from Munich to Nuremberg on the Bahn train, hoping to do the ICE fast train....I am assuming there is only 1 station in Nuremberg? If so, can anyone say how far it is to the Imagery II, Avalon ship? I understand you can go to the ship in the a.m. and drop bags and then we wondered if there would be any activities that we could do before boarding our ship? Thinking about the Rally Ground excursion for the next day as it appears that is offered then on an Avalon excursion.....And does anyone know of any other sightseeing opportunities that wouldn't be too far from the ship? Even just checking out the Village and having a nice lunch would work! Thanks in advance..This will be in late June....

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