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  1. We have made connections in CDG twice in the last 3 years. To Barcelona in January of 2016 and to Marielle in January of 2018. In looking back at our tickets, we were on Delta both times. In 2018 I had the same concern as you. We were scheduled to arrive at 7:45am and our connecting flight to Marielle was at 9:25am. Looking back, both years our delta flights arrived 45 minutes to an hour early in Paris. We had to change terminals both times, but since our flights were so early getting through security and making our connections turned in no issue at all. It seems like they build a lot of extra time into these international flights. Whether it is to make their on time percentage look better or to help those of us making connecting flights. Since you booked it through NCL, I"m sure you will be fine.
  2. As you leave the main area (bar, restaurant) walking to the beach, just take a left and walk to the end of the property. Its not that far off the beach, but it is set back. If you watch the video, it should give you a good idea on how to find it.
  3. The pool deck is open to everyone. As mentioned earlier, it is more of a plunge pool. It doesn't get too much sun, so it is a little on the cool side. Great if you want a quick cool down after laying in the sun. Enjoy your stay.
  4. No, we had a perfect day. We used the kayaks, standup paddle boards and the floating chairs. No issues with seaweed during our visit. I was concerned when I booked this reservation, because they were at capacity and I thought the pool deck would be kind of an overflow arrangement. I could not have been more wrong. It did not feel crowded and I there was always someone there to help with whatever we needed. The staff was wonderful, it was just a nice relaxing day.
  5. For those of you with questions about the new pool area at May Chan, we were there on January 30, 2019 and were assigned a spot on the pool deck. I don't feel the area should be considered less desirable than the other traditional locations. It is probably more secluded as it is off the beach, yet you have a clear view of the beach from all of the locations on the pool deck. There is a very nice rest room with changing area on the pool deck. The pool deck has its own private bar. The beach recliners have pads that are very comfortable. For the most part the area is in shade for the most of the day. We were able to move our recliners around and stay in the sun for a couple of hours during morning (that was enough sun for us). You still have the same great service as the rest of the guests, as we had specific staff assigned to our area. You still have full use of all of the Maya Chan property and amenities. I would definitely do it again without hesitation. I have attached a photo of the pool deck bar, a photo of the unique sink in the pool deck changing area and a link to a video of a walk from the pool area to the main beach, just to give an idea about how close you really are to the rest of the guests. https://youtu.be/OXUxxDGdA-s
  6. Hi Tracey, Yes we did end up booking, once we made our reservation request they would only hold our spot for 24 hours without payment. We will be there on Wednesday Jan 30th. I will report back when we return. I'm sure we will have a great time, as we have a number of beach days planned prior to Maya Chan. We will appreciate the shade and quiet low key atmosphere that we are expecting.
  7. I just contacted MC about a reservation in Late January. I just heard back that they are fully booked that day, but have a new pool deck option. Same price. Has anyone else been given this type of reservation? For those of you that have been there, does this sound like a good option? "All beach venues have been reserved for the day you requested. We do, however have an option for our adult guests who would still like to join us at Maya Chan. We have recently added a freshwater pool in a secluded area of our resort. I have attached a photo of both the area and the view from the pool. Like all the venues at MCB, we are able to configure the seating to accommodate the size of your group. If you received this email, you have been invited to spend your day with us in this quiet haven."
  8. We have flown into Fort Lauderdale and even West Palm for Cruises out of Miami. We have used the Tri-Rail on many of those trips. Very convenient and inexpensive. The train runs between each of the airports every 6 minutes on weekdays and on Weekends they still have them running every 15 minutes. Here is a link http://www.tri-rail.com/ On the Sunday we returned from our cruise, I was worried about making our 1:30pm flight out of west Palm, as it turned out we made it with hours to spare. As you can see in the photo, we had a whole train car to ourselves on Sunday morning. I think it was only $5 per person.
  9. I submitted my request for the shareholder benefit last Friday in an email. I received confirmation this morning that $100 of OBC has been credited to my account. I booked my January 2019 cruise last March and received the dinning package among many other promotions that were going on at the time. As many of others have reported, the Shareholder benefit is alive and well.
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