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latebloomer56

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    cooking
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska

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  1. We had the same issue with loungers on the Gem. Was told to get to use one come early. I went at 8:30 on a sea day and all loungers had items on them and guess what only 2 folk's in the hot tub. They said it was that way all week, I went to the women's lounge to wait for a heated lounger, guess what that couple had 4 chairs 2 heated and 2 in front of the windows. I just went up to them and made oink oink noises and left. Never waste our money here again. Spoke to the girls at the desk they said sorry people come in early on sea days. What nobody was there! Except the other 2 hogs.
  2. I haven't had any issues with their drinks even on the UBP when I've had it. Not a big drinker so one is enough for would think if diluted I would get 2 :). Just kidding so far same as other lines if your worried stick to beer, wine, on the rock (anything) or a martini.
  3. Thanks njhorseman not great on the computer and some sites of format are more confusing than other. Will be more careful.
  4. Do you know if they will be running during the construction? This ferry was docked near us last year and those docks are gone. Just saw a post on our roll call the pier isn't done yet and we sail next Friday. NCL will be happy if they take longer it will keep folk's on the ship more to spend if they have to use a tender to go ashore. Thanks
  5. What about suite passengers? Also is the ferry running in April? Thanks
  6. I never knew that so glad we always leave a cash tip when we use a CC for the meal. Thank you for sharing that tidbit. Will have to check with our niece and see if that is the norm.
  7. We want to visit St. George again as we have missed this for the last few trips to Bermuda. Would go on Monday and if the free ferry is available great but my question is this will there be transportation to Fort St. Catherine? we have been here before but walked to it. This trip we just can't make it up that winding hill. We were about 8 years younger with better mobility. Thank as always for your great advise.
  8. But you made me smile on this blue Monday :). Thanks
  9. Well this is a new one for us as well. We did ask at a meet and greet and were told the DSC was divided among several areas of service only personnel. The staff at kids club, show folk's, customer service, etc. do not get this. Also if you remove this DSC and give cash to each person you want to have a tip they can be discharged if they don't turn this in. Asked our steward on NCL if they worked the same as Princess and he told us pretty much. Any cash they receive they need to add the cabin # to the envelope and turn it in, once the (sorry forget who he said) person in charge checks and the fee hasn't been removed they get the envelope back if it has then the cash goes to the pot to be shared. We do leave a little now and then but not always, I do go to the coffee bar for the person who took care of me for that trip generally even though I know they are part of the fee (DSC ,auto tip, whatever it's still a fee) but only if they are good.
  10. As far as Cagney's breakfast and lunch have only had this with a suite. Missed it so much last year we booked a suite for this month :). My friend at work was on the Dawn spring and just walked in for breakfast their first morning nobody questioned them and they did it every day. She thought it was just a breakfast dinning area, they were in an OV and their first cruise. Tenders I don't know as we had a NCL tour at any tender port so it is different. Getting off the ship has been mixed it's nice to have an escort to walk you to the exit ramp and you cut everybody to get off the ship. But have waited in the lounge or theater a little longer than I felt was needed a few times. Minutes go real fast have only been on 3 different NCL ships and slow each time each region. I logged in at the internet cafe and it does cost you the 1 time fee to do this. The 30 minutes is eaten up due to lag time very fast. This is good if you need to just do your boarding passes at the end. Now I have unlimited with our booking as a perk and don't hold out much hope getting on if I need to with others having this same perk. No matter we generally unplug on vacation and you will not see any phones at the dinner table (just like at home) so guess it really is mute for us.
  11. We want to visit St. George again as we have missed this for the last few trips to Bermuda. Would go on Monday and if the free ferry is available great but my question is this will there be transportation to Fort St. Catherine? we have been here before but walked to it. This trip we just can't make it up that winding hill. We were about 8 years younger with better mobility. Thank as always for your great advise.
  12. I feel so much better thanks I always use the oldest cards first. Never received free coffee cards until the Regal Baltic's trip we were in a suite. The full card was free just turned over the mini set up. The 2 punches were from an old card still good (until now). Senior moment glad you jogged my memory :). Have a great day
  13. Last year the Dawn was so I hope the Gem is this April. I am up early and went there about 4-4:15 so was only for a little while. Was just walking and didn't know they were open the person who checked the coffee told me 5:00 the machines would shut down. That was fine I ran out of money before 5:00 🙂. Hey I didn't know they were open and didn't bring enough cash in my jeans.
  14. So sad 😞 I have 2 paper coffee cards from prior cruises and was told could be used on the next trip. Well the next trip isn't until next April/May because we needed to change our plans for this April. Now I will not be able to use 1 full and 1 with 2 punches next trip. Well it is a 12 day so will use the 15 I will need to purchase. And I do like the coffee in the buffet on the Regal so will see what 2020 brings on Princess.
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