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About BalconyGal

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    New York City
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  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL, Princess
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    Can't choose just one!

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  1. I thought they were just circling around to run the engines? I swear I saw that on here somewhere...
  2. Our ship was switched over to the brooklyn port and we will be arriving fairly early. I know in Manhattan there is a suite lounge we usually wait in until the ship is cleared. Is that the case in Brooklyn as well?
  3. HOLY SHIP! That's my cruise....700!!!!! 😩 Thank you for your review.
  4. Does anyone get a yea/nay on weekends or is the bidding approval/denials weekdays only?
  5. This is where we are too. We are on the Jade next week and then we are going to revisit other lines and try new ones. NCL has been degrading their product for the last several years and we have hung in there because we love the suite life and the platinum perks but it’s no longer working for us. We’re platinum on princess too so maybe we’ll go back there for a while. Also maybe We’ll try carnival again now that we have a kiddo too. It’s bittersweet. We have really loved the memories and friends we’ve made on NCL. 🙁
  6. Also, you can contact the access desk and ask them for a water exemption so you can bring bottle water on to prepare the baby's formula. accessdesk@ncl.com
  7. We cruised on the gem with our 9 month old last year. We carried all of the food on with us. We also found so many things for him to eat onboard that we ended up taking a lot home. We bought the take and toss spoons on amazon as well so we didn't have to worry about losing them. They also have disposable bibs. Don't forget to bring a small dish soap for washing pacifiers, utensils, cups etc. You butler will be able to provide you with prep tools. You will always have plates and utensils in your suite. Also, I don't remember if the PR CVS had baby food but the last time we were there was pre-baby. Ask me anything.
  8. We booked the Norwegian Jade last April. Several months ago our embarkation was moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn due to overcrowding. Now I just got an email from NCL stating the ship would be arriving in Brooklyn at noon (with no passengers) and boarding will begin at 1:30. The cruise is next week. Way too late to change travel. My question is how early will they begin accepting luggage for a ship arriving at noon? We have a toddler and would prefer not to stand in a parking lot waiting to be let in if at all possible. I tried calling the Brooklyn port and they do not answer the phone. If anyone has any insight I would be very grateful. Thank you.
  9. I didn’t scroll down because I was multitasking and trying to leave work. Duh!!!!! Thanks you guys.
  10. This doesn't even have the Jade on it and my itinerary says we should be there on 4/25-26..🤨
  11. Hi can anyone tell me if the OBC earned via points on the NCL credit card is considered refundable or non-refundable? Thanks.
  12. Same. Although I am sailing the Jade next month so kinda disappointed we will miss Leo this time. LOL
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