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  1. This. And (my experience has been) the captain may delay sailing time depending on tides. Yes, the clearance is that close, and you don't want to miss it!!!
  2. Back to the original subject..................anyone seen this on other NCL ships?
  3. 2cmu92, I wish I could answer your question definitatively because sailing on a less populated ship is very pleasant. You are likely to find exceptions to biker@sea's NCL rule if you book a repositioning cruise. We were on a transatlantic a couple of years ago that was "a little more than half full" according to the Captain. Everyone on board was in a good mood for 14+ days......Officers, crew, passengers. Maybe the stockholders weren't as happy?!
  4. Cruised once on Halloween and it was a hoot!!!!! Not just one night, but at least 3 or 4 (out of 7). Best people-watching we've ever experienced on or off a ship. My wife and I would go to the martini bar a little early before the late seating in the MDR and watch the lineup of folks in costume, in drag, or just dressed outrageously. If memory serves, these weren't events staged by the cruise line.
  5. What a choice.......driving 15 hours with 5 children or dealing with NCL Air! Sorry, but I would definitely look for a third option. 🤨
  6. Yes, we just went through that exercise. You must go through your TA for any transaction involving a charge or refund. Trust me, you will save gray hairs as well as money by using a good TA vs dealing directly with NCL (Unless you use a PCC instead of a TA). NCL will charge you the $25 pp change fee then (eventually) refund the transfers. Flying in the same day as the cruise is never a smart move (IMHO), especially if someone else is planning your flight times.
  7. Yes, we just went through that exercise. You must go through your TA for any transaction involving a charge or refund. Trust me, you will save gray hairs as well as money by using a good TA vs dealing directly with NCL (Unless you use a PCC instead of a TA). NCL will charge you the $25 pp change fee then (eventually) refund the transfers. Flying in the same day as the cruise is never a smart move (IMHO), especially if someone else is planning your flight times.
  8. Maybe I'm the only one dumb enough to take the free/reduced air perk when booking after final payment date. It took my TA most of a day and eight NCL reps to add arrival 2 days prior to sailing and remove the cost of transfers from my reservation. In the end It worked out - I hope - no flight details yet.
  9. Thanks for sharing that experience. It makes me feel better about using their shuttle because I can't remember ever having a good experience with cruise line buses. Maybe they were never NCL.
  10. I have to make a connection in Atlanta virtually every time I fly. In my experience, 40 minutes is plenty of time to make a connection in ATL..........IF your flight is on time.........IF you don't have to wait for your "carry on" to be unloaded from the baggage compartment to the gangway........IF you have no mobility issues.......etc. Be sure to request a shuttle cart or wheelchair for your mom, and you'll probably get to the gate ahead of most. (Of course I must disclose that as familiar as I am with ATL I NEVER book less than an hour layover.....NCL, however, has different rules.)
  11. For those who have paid the $25 deviation fee to fly in early or fly out late: how far from your sailing date did you make the arrangements? NCL terms make no mention of a deadline that I could find, but I assume it has to be prior to ticketing. Thanks for sharing your experience!
  12. Easy decision for NCL when your cruise is far enough out that you could simply cancel and rebook with no penalty. That being said, I'm glad you found a company that you can love.
  13. NCL customer "service" has really gotten ridiculously bad lately. On hold for 50+ minutes yesterday afternoon before they dropped my call (evidently it was quitting time - 5:00 - and they all just went home). On hold for another 50+min this morning and finally talked to a very nice human who said he couldn't help me - I had to call my TA. Then my TA dealt with ridiculous statements contrary to what is posted on the NCL website for several more hours. Bottom line: my simple request to make the allowed changes to my NCL air reservations is still not resolved, and won't be until tomorrow.........
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