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    Food, Wine, Cooking, Skiing, Tennis,
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    Norwegian
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    Bermuda/Caribbean

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  1. Thank you for correcting me...I believe this changed since our 2019 cruise. That's is great if you can do multiple in one day. It still only applies to passenger 1 however, so you technically cannot get $50 off multiple, if for example you want to do one activity and your child for example wish to do something else. Here is the link to the current terms and conditions: https://www.ncl.com/termsandconditions/promotions I also noticed they specifically have removed Pre and Post cruise excursions from the offer. That's too bad, because we have a cruise out port Canaveral and p
  2. 1. As others mentioned, this is typically the "best" deal you will see. Of course if you have any On Board Credits, you may consider buying stuff on-board rather than paying up front --- if you don't have a lot of other charges that you expect to use your OBC on. 2. The Shore Excursion Credit is $50 for the primary passenger per port per day. So you can do an excursion in Bermuda each day and you will get a $50 discount for each...You cannot do two excursions on one day and get $50 off both. Also, what many don't realize is that you can do an excursion upon the end of the cruise and t
  3. Agreed. I thought they would keep those reward points for any cancelled cruise booked PRIOR to the shutdown as long as it was paid in full and you accepted those original FCC's. It would have been a nice gesture, something that honestly costs NCL nothing of significance, and only helps build loyalty.
  4. Thank you all for the various comments. They were all helpful and supported the decision to go with the Joy.... Biggest contributing factors: 1. We think the 20-somethings will really enjoy the other amenities choices (bars, clubs, etc.) on the Joy more than the smaller Pearl 2. We ate so many meals in the Haven restaurant on the Escape, that we realized that was a huge perk for us that we wish to repeat on the Joy 3. With three sea days, I fully expect all of us to enjoy the big sun deck and take advantage of easy drink service on the Joy with more attendants to help -
  5. We are trying to decide between a 2022 Bermuda trip on either the Joy (NY) or Pearl (Boston). We are planning this trip with two young adult children (27 and 22) and are looking at the 2BR suites on both. The two of us were in the Haven on the Escape and loved it!. I feel like we have a good feel for what the experience on the Joy will be like. We have not been in the Haven on any other ship and the kids have never experienced the Haven. I'm curious to hear from those who have experienced the Haven on both ships and any pros/cons to offer particularly regarding the smal
  6. @asctony With the promotional air (be it free, 2nd guest free, etc.) NCL will book flights on standard commercial air carriers. We were booked on United for flights from Ohare to LA (before our cruise was cancelled one year ago tomorrow😪) Unless they book you on a carrier that has "free bags" standard (such as Southwest for example) your fare will not cover bags. (or premium seat selections) However, once you get the air booking, you can contact the airline directly to utilize any airline status you may have on that particular carrier Again, in our example, we have "statu
  7. If you hold 100 shares, you get OBC ($50, $100, or $250) based on the length of cruise. Here's the info from the investor page. http://www.nclhltdinvestor.com/static-files/91699aad-cb30-4ff6-8e40-4dc290cb03b5
  8. You can call and cancel your third party member after final payment and you will still get back the taxes and port fees for that person. You will not get money back for the 3rd person’s fare. We did this on a cruise when one of our four had to cancel. We got back taxes and port fees for that person.
  9. I've never booked a hotel through the cruise line...I always do myself as I either use or earn points. However if they book you near Marco Polo airport, you will need to take a taxi to enjoy Venice if you are there a day early. The Airport and likely hotels NCL uses are on the mainland and the cruise terminal and sights are all on the island. (googlemaps will give you a good sense if you've never been) The value here is that the cruise line will likely take care of all your movements (and bags) to get to the ship the next day. That could be valuable depending on your tolerance and
  10. First of all Congrats to finishing your treatments! We have been on the Haven on the Escape and LOVED IT! The service was incredible and the food in both the Haven restaurant was great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I cannot recommend it enough. We had wonderful meals at the specialty restaurants as well. The dining perk will only cover you and spouse for two specialty meals, but frankly that is fine with such good food in the Haven for the other meals. Given the age of your kids, you wouldn't have much an extra charge at if they came with you to the two specialty dinners. Or, m
  11. We are on the Joy December 20th sailing from Miami.. Clearly not happening unless they turn the engines to 11 and high tail it here!
  12. This December cruise is where we spent our FCC from our cancelled March cruise. ☹️
  13. Gotcha! And I absolutely agree btw that giving more money onto a cruise that can easily not go is silly at this point. We have a December 20th cruise out of Miami and we would normally upgrade our drink package, book an excursion or two, and maybe even pre-pay the DSC....ABSOLUTELY NOT THIS TIME!
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