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ladylyn915

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  1. ladylyn915

    Stupid Question, please do not flame me

    Thank you! I'm not sure where I read "90", but I will put an alert on my calendar four months out.
  2. ladylyn915

    Stupid Question, please do not flame me

    Excellen. Thanks. Hopefully by the time we get to 90 days out I will know what night it is and we will plan on eating in Le Bistro. Thanks again! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. ladylyn915

    Stupid Question, please do not flame me

    Thanks! So we will see folks "dressed up" someplace on board on a designated formal night? While I am not a fan of ripped jeans or cut-offs and tee shirts for dinner attire, I also don't relish being dressed up like a peacock in a sea of jeans, shorts and flip flops in the dining room. Also, for all of you have cruised NCL, what areas are the NCL freestyle statement referring to?
  4. ladylyn915

    Stupid Question, please do not flame me

    I know I am hijacking this thread ( but it is very old anyway). I am new to NCL and after reading this lengthy thread I sought out NCL's attire policy. This is what I found. Freestyle AttireFreestyle Cruising applies to the dress code on Norwegian ships. Guests have muchmore relaxing cruise vacations when they are comfortable. Resort casual is the norm throughoutthe fleet, so guests can leave their tuxedos and party dresses at home if they wish. For thosewho enjoy dressing up for dinner, there is one (two on cruises longer than seven-nights)completely optional “formal night” in various areas of the ship My question is what does the last sentence mean? For those who actually like to dress up, what is an "optional formal night" and where are the various areas of the ship? Does this include men wearing suits or a tux? Women wearing cocktail/ long dresses if they choose? Or, is that too formal? I have an 11 day Med cruise next year, and we like to get a photo or two while on cruises, so I thought maybe tea length for me and a sports jacket for hubby. I'm just trying to educate myself. Thanks
  5. ladylyn915

    Compulsive cruise prep

    Beautiful! Looks like Hubby survived! Sometimes last minute choices are very rewarding!
  6. ladylyn915

    Venice: Loving It & Why??!!

    In my opinion this will never happen. The tourist revenue generated from cruise ships is too great to give up.
  7. ladylyn915

    Compulsive cruise prep

    I agree with you 100% and I do this as well - but just with the wipes. Do you use the alcohol because the wipes are not effective enough? I will add alcohol to my list. I know the stewards do a decent job cleaning - but I'm convinced - like you - toilet levers, drawer pulls, remote controls, lamp and wall switches and anything you can touch do not get disinfected properly. I also never walk in bare feet in the cabin - either socks or flip flops. In recent years I do this in hotels as well. I know its a bit OCD, but I don't want to be sick on vacation!
  8. ladylyn915

    Venice: Loving It & Why??!!

    I have seen this first hand on the streets (and the canals-lol) in Venice. Think Times Square on New Years Eve meets Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. The population of Venice is dwindling. More and more Venetians have moved to the Mainland - those who work in the Tourism Industry commute back and forth. Nighttime revelers are quite disorderly at times. And, between the bridges and the canals, the inebriated tourists have become a safety risk as well. Residents of Venice face a two sided sword. They depend on tourist dollars but despise the debris those same tourists leave behind when they leave - on their streets and more importantly in the canals.
  9. ladylyn915

    Compulsive cruise prep

    We booked about 7 weeks ago - the day the booking opened. I checked about 2 weeks later and the rate increased $200. After that I sort of forgot to check back again. I just looked now and the fare increased $400! Sorry - I don't keep a spreadsheet for this- lol
  10. ladylyn915

    Compulsive cruise prep

    I like the packing cubes - I have them in every size. We have used them on our last 2 cruises. I thought about using them for dirty clothes but I was not sure they would wash well. How did they hold up to the washing machine?
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    Compulsive cruise prep

    Thanks for this information. I will be sure to look for the cards on our next cruise. Although this will be my first NCL cruise, we have been on Princess, RCCL, Carnival and Celebrity. I really don't recall seeing any cards in our stateroom - but, of course, that doesn't mean they weren't there.:o
  12. ladylyn915

    Compulsive cruise prep

    Great idea about the photo. I never remember the crew’s names. I almost always write reviews (never received any comment cards though) is this something specific to NCL? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. ladylyn915

    Civitavecchia port to Rome ?'s

    There is quite a bit that you can do in actually 1 1/2 days in Rome. It is a very walkable city, but using a tour may be a good idea. I suggest you research what YOU want to see. There is so much to see and many times without good planning, you may wind up seeing places that hold little interest. For example, Trevi Fountain, The Colosseum, The Vatican, Spanish Steps among others are all well-known tourist areas. But, if ruins and ancient history are of no interest, don't spend time seeing the Coliseum because you think you 'should'. The Vatican and St. Peter's are a bit out of the center of the city ( by this I mean from the Trevi Fountain it will take about 45 minutes - 1 hour depending how fast you walk or you can take a bus or taxi). This will take up a good amount of time. Be sure to get skip the line tickets if you don't do a tour - the lines are insane. All of the sights in Rome are amazing, but with such a short window, zero in on what fascinates you and you will enjoy your brief time there. Most restaurants are great. Again take some time and research them and make reservations.
  14. ladylyn915

    Venice: Loving It & Why??!!

    A couple of years ago we did a land trip of Northern Italy traveling from Venice to Lake Como and much in between. We stayed at a B&B in San Marco and we loved everything about it. https://www.bedandbreakfastalteatro.com/ I don't mention it for pre -cruise stays because most everyone prefers to be near the port or at least at Piazzale Roma. After the cruise it may not matter to you and San Marco is very central and the B&B is close to water taxis, great restaurants, Piazza San Marco etc. Of course, if you are not into B & B's, it may not be what you are looking for. We loved it!
  15. ladylyn915

    Compulsive cruise prep

    Quite frankly, I hesitate to even comment - considering the last time I tried to help, I was attacked - but this is exactly what I was referring to, but mine is probably a little smaller and I only paid $1 not $10. For multiple large pills, this would be ideal and certainly worth $10.
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