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  1. I haven't cashed in on any of my MC points in a couple yrs, even though I have cruised on NCL the last few yrs. My question is, can the points be used to book airline tickets or is it just for the cruise or getting money back? Most of my cc are airline cards like United, AA and I know how they work, only for air travel. Thanks!
  2. Thank you! The same to you and everyone here!
  3. I just got off The Joy and had the single cup coffee maker in my balcony cabin. I preferred that coffee to the other coffee offered on the cruise. I use a Keurig at home all the time. Last yr I was on The Jade in an obstructed oceanview. It didn't have a coffee maker but I requested it and got it.
  4. We were on this cruise and booked on the same Panama Canal Tour. It was very disappointing and with little explanation given by NCL!
  5. Well...I am back from my cruise and all went well! DH did not go. He dropped me off at the airport and told me to have fun! I met my sister and BIL at the airport with no problems. I finished my radiation on time, about 10days before the cruise. I broke out with a radiation rash on the day I finished treatment and that wasn't to pleasant! The day before the cruise I almost cancelled. I spent 3 days prior to leaving on the couch from tiredness. I did call the doctors of office and they encouraged me to go, but, to take it easy. If I decided not to go, they would fill out the insurance paperwork and support my decision. There were a few days that I sat out the longer tours and just went around the port myself. My sister and hubby went on the longer tours Everything went smoothly! Great weather, beautiful ship and a very friendly cabin girl that watched out for me. I'm glad I went and enjoyed the time alone in my cabin! I can't say that I really missed my dh and we all had a laugh when something, like a meal not being great, we'd all say, "Thank God Bobby isn't hear! We'd have to listen to him complain!" It was all in good humor, because we all would've been happy to have him there, too! I would do it again!!! Thank you all for your support!!!!
  6. I ended up going with a spinner American Tourister that was on sale for $40. I only travel once a yr, so I didn't want to invest a lot. This doesn't have a special pockets for any tablets and I didn't want to spend another $30. to get that feature. The test will be this Sat.!
  7. Thank you! That makes sense! Do I have about 3 months to do it?
  8. I wasn't able to use my points to do a meta upgrade when I booked my cruise. What are my best options on how to use some of them to save a few dollars. I don't want to use them all, because I know that there's more value to them to upgrade on a future cruise. With this cruise, the rate remained pretty close whether it was inside, oceanview or balcony. I didn't want to waste 30,000 points. My cruise is next week. Thanks!
  9. Always good advice to not trust it! I never do banking when I'm away or off my home internet.
  10. We have a 12 day Panama Canal. I think that there will be, including private island days, about 7 that we'll be pretty much on the ship. I think that I'll do the unlimited internet without the streaming and not have to worry about logging off or slow internet. That's so stressful! I'll have to just suck the high price up and drink less! I appreciate your input! Thank you!!!
  11. We'll be cruising in a couple weeks and I'm trying to decide on an internet package. I'll be in a cabin alone, so I might have extra time on my hands. I chocked when I seen the rate for the packages! I probably waste most of my time on FB, so if I just go with unlimited social media and maybe just buy internet when I need to check email. Can internet be purchased by the day and if so, what's the rate? Do they run any specials once your on board? Thanks!
  12. I'm still looking for an under the seat piece of luggage and I was on Amazon looking at a Samsonite piece. I went further down on the page where it describes it and I was kind of surprised that it said, "small enough to qualify as your personal item." So, I guess it is! As I've said before that in my case, I'm looking to replace my larger carry-on so I don't have to put it overhead because of lifting a heavy 21" piece.
  13. From what I've seen for the average dimensions the outer dimensions are under 17x17x9. The one that I looked at was a little under that. It is very small!
  14. I have a set of the IT Luggage and love it! It is very light. I'm the OP and the reason I asked this question was to avoid going overhead. IT does make an under the seat bag, too, at a good price but only 2 wheels. I'm hoping for a spinner. I had one home by American Tourister. I like it, but I wish it had more organization to it and side pockets. Also, it's heavy, although, heavy shouldn't be an issue if I don't have to lift it. I don't know what to say about it being considered a personal item. I usually, when travelling with dh, take along a duffle type bag that's about the size of the under the seat and a carry-on for overhead. Nothing was ever said. I'm sure I could fit more in the duffle bag then the wheeled under the seat.
  15. I do like the Lucas bag, but I was wondering if the spinner bags would handle better. Some of the bags have no give to them and no compartments on the outside or inner organization. I was wondering, too, if it's considered your personal item or your carry-on???
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