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Everything posted by Shellbelle28

  1. Were you using the standard or the upgraded Wi-Fi on board?
  2. I booked my specialty restaurants yesterday and didn't enter the correct time/venue for one. I don't see a way to make reservation edits on the NCL website. Am I missing it, or will I have to call to make changes?
  3. No, the MDRs are not bad at ALL. Husband and I just happen to enjoy some of the specialty venues.
  4. It looks as though one at a time is the secret. However, I have one meal left from my package and I want to do Moderno another time and it is coming up at full price instead of zero, so I don't know what that's about. I guess I'll wait a while to let things clear out and then try again.
  5. The reservations opened up for specialty dining for my cruise today and I started putting in dates and times I wanted. I chose restaurant, date, and time and put it in the cart, going through the checkout with "$0.00" since I have the dining package. It looks as though the reservation completes but I can't find anywhere to confirm that the reservation is booked. Is the NCL website just faking me out? Am I looking in the wrong place to see a booking listed? Help!
  6. We drank so much of the Bin 90 on our Pearl cruise last year, I'm sad to hear it's off the list! I haven't been able to find it at the store at home where I used to get it either, maybe there have been production issues. I'm buying Stella Mia Moscato do Asti lately.
  7. Thank you. That is the speific information that I have been unable to find. DIY is fine with me. Lines, not so much.
  8. So, reading through this topic, the advice appears to be wait until you're aboard and you've used up your free wi-fi minutes to sign up for a package. I'm on a 12-day Australia/New Zealand cruise with elderly parents at home, so I am considering getting the streaming upgrade so I won't have to worry about getting in touch with them. Here's my question. I hate getting in lines for that sort of thing onboard! We're booked in a category that has concierge/butler service. Is signing me up for the wi-fi package be something the concierge could facilitate? Anyone had experience with that? I'd honestly pay the advance purchase cost to avoid lining up to take care of it once on board!
  9. I've been confused by the limited excursion choices for the Norwegian Jewel in Melbourne on 25 January 2020. Is that Australia Day, or is it the 26th? I'm wondering if the holiday is the reason for so few excursion options, or if NCL is just slow off the mark getting them organized. What do you think?
  10. Hello, what? Is a person able to call and add a promo without losing whatever promos they've got from the original booking? I would love to have double the shorex credit!
  11. I've got a 12-day Australia/New Zealand cruise on the Jewel coming up and I'm looking at the internet packages. My parents are elderly and have health issues, so the peace of mind of being able to make Wi-Fi calls to check on them would be worth the cost of the upgrade. Is the speed functional? Does it vary with ship position? I'd be mad if I paid a chunk of money for something that turned out to not work as described! We're in an aft suite and I seem to remember connectivity being sketchy on the Pearl in a similar location. I'd appreciate hearing about any specific experience on this ship.
  12. Sometimes the person was a little surprised by my request to take a photo, but as soon as I said "and make sure your name shows so I can remember it" the smiles bloomed. I think those comment cards matter quite a lot to them.
  13. I really like submitting the names of ship's crew who do a great job and make my trip better to be sure they get credit for their excellence. But NCL's "Freestyle" means you don't always have the same person serving, and I have a terrible time remembering names. So I started taking a photo of those I had good encounters with, making sure their name tag is in the shot. When it comes time to fill out cards, just scroll through the camera gallery! They have also ended up being some of my favorite vacation photos!
  14. I've never been able to quite figure out the availability of NFL on Norwegian. A few years back when we boarded in Seattle on a Sunday husband wanted to catch the Seahawks on TV somewhere. We could see the stadium from the room, but none of the ship's bars could tune anything but soccer. Even the cruise director tried. Their satellite feed is definitely international and not just US focused. Later on they did have a different NFL game though.
  15. I used 75mg at night for a month or so earlier this year when I had pain from an ovarian tumor. It didn't really make it go away, but it was enough to get me to sleep and better than having a narcotics hangover in the morning from taking a pain pill! Mr Shellbelle takes them for various joint pains accumulated by living the life of a carpenter and it helps. Here in the US marijuana itself is becoming legalized more and more, 12 states at least have legalized it both medically and for recreation. Seems to me like they should all just legalize, treat it like liquor and reap the tax income!
  16. THANK YOU BrissieB, this is what I needed to know.
  17. I came across this post after seeing Velvet listed under the entertainment options for our upcoming cruise on the Jewel. It now lists with the notation "Please book once on board." If it's in the Stardust like the rest of the nightly shows, why the need to reserve?
  18. He was our Concierge fall of 2018 on the Pearl. I really liked him. He was always on top of things and seemed to really care.
  19. Hi Carol! Oh, what great news that you're planning a trip!!! He mentioned it, but then I thought maybe he wasn't going to be able to go. I was so sad when he told us he wasn't allowed to travel!
  20. I guess I didn't notice that Cruise Critic killed off the message signatures where you could see the cruises people had been on to cross reference whether we've sailed together. We've sailed: 9/3/2000 Alaska Norwegian Sky 9/1/2001 Hawaii Norwegian Star 10/20/2004 Mexican Riviera Norwegian Star 9/13/2015 Alaska Norwegian Pearl 9/16/2018 Alaska Norwegian Pearl 1/23/2020 Australia/New Zealand Norwegian Jewel
  21. The earlier thread on prescription and OTC meds reminded me that I haven't had any success determining the status of cannabinol in Australia and New Zealand. I've read the official sites and they discuss "illegal substances" but it's not specifically on any lists I found. My husband takes CBD (no THC, extracted from hemp, which is legal everywhere in the US) gummies for pain. I'd like to bring them but not without a resource with correct information. Thanks in advance!
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