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onetimearoundtheworld

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  1. I do agree that the OP has many valid points. It is ridiculous that they charge 2€ for fries alone. There is just no reason to do it. They are not making any serious amount of sales anyway from what I can see. And it is super obvious that they try hard to avoid to put any of the to pay items like ice cream, pizza or burgers in the for free venues. Even now during the world cup games they seem to offer popcorn for a fee. Whereas at every single other cruise line for any movie night they were always for free. I was just pointing out that you won't starve. It is certainly easier with NCL where blue lagoon/O Sheehan's / the local is open 24hours minutes the hour or so cleaning. Costa is pretty much the weakest of the main cruise lines but I feel their biggest weakness is that they don't really know what to do going forward. Being a solely Italian/France and a little bit of Spain local cruise lines seems not be enough to fill all ships on worldwide itineraries and for an international appeal they are just way behind the competition.
  2. I just checked the schedule on the Fascinosa which is the same class. Breakfast from 6:30 to 10:30. Lunch from 12:00 to 15:30 coffee and snacks from 16:00 to 17:30 dinner from 19:00 to 20:00 or your assigned MDR time at 19:00 or 21:15. But then you also have pizza from 19:00 to 01:00 and snack bar on the lido deck from 19:00 to 05:00! And the ice cream and crepes bar from 16:00 to 24:00 Sure the last three are to pay but 5€ for a burger, fries and dessert menu or 5,25€ for a classic pizza isn't too bad considering Costas price level and that they often include service charge in the booking. So what you pay on service charge on NCL or RC alone gives you a burger, pizza and ice cream every day. Other than that it is still costa and their passenger mix in the med is annoying but they pleasantly surprised me. Service has been top and the buffet situation for breakfast and lunch isn't as bad considering there are four stations with the same offerings so you can find a quick moving one. Quality in the buffet actually one of the best compared to other mainstream cruise lines. No fast food but some nice appetizer options and not the usual US based cruise line stuff.
  3. Interesting that this has been going on for a while now. Even with different types of vouchers.
  4. Correct. And that is what NCL says. I don't even doubt it. But then don't show the customer that two are getting applied to exactly that booking. And even worse don't let the booking go through and get created and then tell him to put in more new money than promised. I am really awestruck that NCL doesn't feel ashamed and just apologizes for their screw up. It is not that they have an obvious error fare for something that really costs them money.
  5. A quick word of warning. NCLs webinterface allows you in the payment step before booking the cruise to add two cruise next vouchers to the booking and reflects the discount accordingly. If you believe you just have to pay the remaining balance as calculated you might be wrong. I did it for a cruise in November. The booking went through but with an error and neither credit card nor second CN voucher got applied. Third and final response from NCL is that for a cruise at that time no double cruise next promotion is running and a second CN voucher won't get applied. They now expect to pay the whole outstanding balance with just one CN voucher applied per credit card. Obviously my fault how could I expect with that screen to expect that two CN vouchers will get applied 🤡
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