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About Novastar

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    Northern California
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    Hiking, biking, gardening, boating, swimming
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL, RCI, Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Hawaii, Alaska

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  1. I just stayed at the Residence Inn on Hornby St. 2 weeks ago. It's a nice hotel and is close to many restaurants. As another poster mentioned, there is plenty of construction going on in the neighborhood. I would not call it a tourist area really but it is not too far from Granville Island which is fun to visit. Other sights likely would require a taxi.
  2. When I flew to Copenhagen a few years ago for a T/A cruise, I opted to fly Iceland Air because of their excellent fares and use the option of a free stopover in Iceland. I'm so glad I took advantage of that opportunity as I don't think I would ever have seen Iceland otherwise. From there I went to Copenhage and stayed a couple of days prior to the cruise. It was great and I highly recommend it.
  3. Novastar


    If you plan to fly Delta, make sure you don't wind up with a Basic Economy fare. That particular fare is very restrictive and does not allow you to choose your seats. Seat assignments are done either at check-in or at the gate which means the only seats left at that time will be the ones no one else wants!
  4. I've had GE for about 2 years and get precheck about 50% of the time when flying WN. Also keep in mind that your flight is not until June. At that time the "anytime" fare is likely to be much higher than the fare being shown now.
  5. Keep in mind that your bulkhead seats may have been reassigned to a passenger with a disability or a legitimate service animal. Such passengers have priority for the bulkhead according to Delta's Ts&Cs and may cause others such as yourselves to be assigned new seats.
  6. On our Star T/A my SO entered himself in the Mr. Sexy Legs contest and won! He is still reliving those glory days. It was pretty fun because he had at least 20-30 years on the other contestants.
  7. If I was in a dismemberment line, I would want it to be as long as possible!
  8. I would also like to recommend the tour with International Friends. We just did this 2 weeks ago. It was great to have the opportunity to visit 2 places (Canterbury and Leeds Castle) that we would not have otherwise seen. You don't have to worry about your luggage and you will arrive at the front door of your hotel in London. I don't think you can beat it for the price.
  9. I just came off of a 12 day on the Star and the laundry special was offered twice. $19.95 for all you can stuff into a laundry bag.
  10. I just flew SAS today with no problems whatsoever. When I bought the tickets, I shelled out the extra money for advance seat assignments but the fare was so reasonable I didn't mind.
  11. Here's the link to the press release. http://www.ncl.com/nclweb/pressroom/pressRelease.html?storyCode=PR_071415 It only specifically mentions starters and entrees.
  12. We were in 7540 on POA (lowest balcony category) and the shower was very small. There was no glass door. I'm not exactly sure what you mean by a "friendly" shower curtain but we did not have an issues with the shower curtain. It stayed in place and did not cause any problems.
  13. They are little white dry pads that are used to swipe your palms. Then they are put in some kind of machine, presumably to detect any residue on hands from explosives I imagine. They aren't used all the time.
  14. As far as I know it's just called a key-card. I don't think it has a cutesy name.
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