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  1. My daughter booked online an obstructed oceanview on deck 8 on the Gem for a holiday cruise this December for her family of four. She and her husband are teachers and can only cruise during the school breaks and thus she is already paying twice the normal fare.  During the booking process it says you are getting a room (obstructed oceanview) on deck 8 and she checked no when asked if she wanted an upgrade to a porthole on deck 4. She booked a guarantee room which she thought meant any room on deck 8 obstructed oceanview.  Instead she was assigned a porthole room on deck 4. She is unable to change it to deck 8 as the rooms that hold 4 people are under a different category that are listed for sail-away. I guess NCL doesn't care about how morally wrong it is to mislead their cruise passengers to book something and than UPGRADE them to something worse. They are unwilling to un-upgrade her to an obstructed oceanview room even though they are available.

    I am a platinum plus latitudes member and I am done with NCL. I am going to try MSC since they match my latitudes member and I will be a Gold member on their cruises. 

  2. Thank you all for the great advice. I used a venture visa credit card for the airfare without realizing at the time this card does not have trip insurance for it which surprised me considering it is a travel reward card. I did use a sapphire card for part of the cruise fare which does have travel insurance but confused if this would cover insurance on my flight for any issues or only the cruise part.

  3. I feel like I missed the boat on this aspect of my trip planning. I purchased cruise insurance from NCL for $99 each for my husband and myself for our 10 night cruise in New Zealand and also we bought the $99 cruise insurance for our second cruise which follows in Australia for Feb 2018. Not sure I did the right thing considering I have $400 invested and possibly not everything covered that we need.

    I don't have our airfare of $1050 each covered or our private excursions covered. I called the trip insurance store and I could add insurance to cover $1500 each for $158 dollars. Not sure if this would be beneficial to insure part of our trip or not.

    We live in the US and I am 60 and my husband is 61 so no medicare issues.We are healthy. We have good medical insurance,

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.


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