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  1. Time for anything thinking of buying to buy! We paid $35 per share several years ago and this is the lowest I've seen in a long time. Getting ready to enjoy another $250 OBC on our upcoming cruise so I didn't consider selling even when it was high.
  2. As a platinum plus on NCL and 4 star mariner, I agree with your assessment. I like both cruise lines for different reasons. As you said, NCL wins on entertainment and activities for children/young adults. HAL is ahead on everything you mention. As we get older we appreciate those things.. Never had a bad cruise on either line.
  3. Doggy Daddy, Not sure this will help but we were there with Celebrity and considered both their one day and overnight excursions. We found we could stay two nights on a private excursion for less than half the price. The one day thing would be a waste in my opinion. The one you describe would no doubt be nice but I don't know what you would miss in the mean time. (We chose not to take the very pricey one to Taj Mahal where you were away from the ship. Would have missed three fantastic ports and could take a separate two week trip to India including air for what the excursion cost.) We were fortunate our cruise ended in BA so we could extend our air, do the excursion, and then fly home. The falls are fantastic. I'd weight the question of whether you'd ever get another opportunity to see them and the ports you'd miss if you do. If you think you'd get back or take a cruise that begins or ends in BA, go another time. If not it's the question of the Falls versus what you'd miss and the $$. Whatever you do, enjoy your trip.
  4. Thanks so much!! I knew about the solution (same as Galapagos) but not the boots. Our friends will be much relieved about that....Floridians with no boots, l
  5. Maria (or anyone who's following) Can you tell me if you bring your own boots to go ashore? Thanks in advance.
  6. Enjoying this discussion, thanks to all. So sorry about your cancelled cruise. I had to cancel my March trip due to severe back trouble and had to send DH anyway as we'd arranged a group trip for our church. My mother has been gone ten years now but when she was with us, her nursing home actually told me not to tell her when we were traveling. She would worry herself into illness. I had other relatives and a faithful caretaker seeing her while I was gone. That was helpful the last couple of years. Enjoy your Hurtigruten trip! We just booked our first so this discussion is very helpful.
  7. Thanks for the heads up. After a health cancel in March for me and then Cuba by not me, I've learned my lesson about nonrefundable.
  8. We had a guarantee cabin in this category for our upcoming cruise. After realizing where it was (would love promenade deck but the kitchen noise is a deal breaker) we switched to a porthole elsewhere.
  9. The inside across the hall idea seems the best option....unless hubby will take his mom alone. Personal space is important to me like mos of the other posters. You are so kind to do this for your mother in law. God bless.
  10. We have never received notice from HAL/Carnival but our TA looks at our reservation and confirms it is there. One of the best investments I've ever made!
  11. This is what we did. And by chance we had our National Parks pass with us so admission to the two forts was also free.
  12. When I go to that page for my upcoming cruise, it says turn of pop up blocker. Could that be causing it?
  13. Have had missed ports refunded on HAL and it was immediate onboard. Did you mean other cruise lines?
  14. Good luck! I read reviews on parking. Your Uber idea may be a good one. Hopefully you can reserve one ahead of time. Without all the hotel shuttles running I imagine the situation at the port will be hectic. We cancelled this cruise due to no Cuba itinerary we booked and all the travel problems with the replacement.
  15. Normally yes. We were unable to get a park and cruise from Ft. Lauderdale either. A third party has tied up a lot of the hotel rooms and will resell them at inflated prices. We had this happen to us at the Sugar Bowl one year in NOLA.
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