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  1. Yes, there is a small casino. Maybe 50-75 slot machines and a handful of table games, only 2-3 of those were open in the early afternoon of my recent midweek visit. There is a free shuttle and it was a 5-7 min. ride to the casino. The entire loop of the tram is only 15-20 min.
  2. I didn't see my room steward other than when he introduced himself and then on day 2 when he checked if I needed anything. I think he spent most of his time on deck 3 where the majority of his cabins are. It's nice you had so much obc on your first leg to use in the casino. I lost so much I just got an offer for a comped suite and $1,000 in casino cash to use within 3 months. I likely won't be able to indulge that soon. I actually won the ship on a stick, trivia session had only three teams and I was the only solo team. Bucket list item...check... lol. Btw - I see you like cake. If you're a fan of chocolate you want to try the chocolate melting cake in the dining room which is less cake, but more gooey souffle.
  3. Is Patrick your room steward? I had him the cruise prior to yours (8/28-9/2), I was in cabin 2202. He said he handled 16 cabins on deck 3 and 6 on deck 2 if I remember correctly. I didn't love the single bed either, though I did bring my pillow from home which helped a little. My tv was located off to the left at the foot of the bed, so watching it wasn't terrible. Casino slots were very very tight. Almost laughably so. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
  4. There was bacon every other day in the buffet on the Sunrise last week 8/28-9/2. Other venues seemed to have bacon available every day.
  5. I have played in dozens of these tournaments and many times 3-4k will get you to the final table. I did it with 2,600 once. Every cruise is different. If you have a few people who throw money at it like crazy and enter multiple times and/or go all in every hand, that can inflate the leaderboard scores.
  6. Blackjack tournament is 7 hands I believe. I've seen leaderboard scores in the 3,000 range sometimes. (You start with 1,000 or 1,500, I forget which). Several timeframes to enter preliminary rounds during the cruise but only one player from each table/round can make it to the leaderboard if their score is high enough. Enter as many times as you like. Top 6 scores make final table on the last full day.
  7. Sorry, I haven't been on CC for a while. LV was empty in early July. I went again at end of Sept. and it was busier. I didn't spend much time on the Strip at night, but there were definitely a number of lower class folks. Never felt unsafe, and cops were visible. Scooters were there but not too many.
  8. Thanks, yes I ppd til the next Poker Challenge since I had a package which included entry into the big poker tournament. CAS is part of NCL. NCL is notoriously slow with PR so I'm not surprised the cancellation of the poker event hasn't been announced publicly as far as I can see.
  9. The Poker Challenge has been canceled. I received a call from CAS yesterday with the option of moving my reservation to next year - November 6, 2021 on the Joy out of Miami. As of right now the November 7, 2020 Joy cruise is still on the schedule, but that could change of course. The only thing postponed right now is the Poker event.
  10. I was in Las Vegas in early July, walked the strip and felt safe inside and outside casinos. I will only play those with plexiglass at table games. Locally, I've been to Harrah's Chester/Philadelphia and fell safe there as well. Plenty of wipes available to use before and after touching slots/tables. Mask mandatory of course.
  11. Are you saying washrooms are not available or that they're dangerous?
  12. I've sailed the Caribbean Princess 3x and loved it each time. All larger ships will have crowded theaters, bars and possibly dining room waits if lots of folks want to eat dinner at the same time. I recommend Fixed Dining time if you normally have dinner when everyone else does. Unfortunately as was mentioned above, no Canada cruises this year. It's possible Bermuda could substitute but their capacity is limited and the distance is an issue if trying to couple with New England ports.
  13. Not likely unless the industry is shut down for an extended period of time. Lenders will defer payments if the industry is shut down, otherwise they know they would get pennies on the dollar in bankruptcy. This isn't an NCL problem, it's an industry/world problem.
  14. Supply and demand. High prices will not attract buyers
  15. You're best bet is to start a new thread titled "Who is on the Joy this week 3/8/2020" or something similar. Or Post to the roll call for the sailing.
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