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  1. We received our 125% FCC right away with no problem and rebooked for next year with a 20% discount. Great price for a Haven suite
  2. I was looking the other day and thought I should buy when it was at $9 something, wished I had done it at the time.
  3. we are scheduled to cruise on 4/22 and will need to cancel due to work but are holding out cancelling on our own in hopes that NCL cancels and offers the 125% FCC. Really hope things settle down and we are able to reschedule for August.
  4. We are sailing 4 nights on 4/22 on the Encore and just this morning started to discuss if we should cancel, right now we are keeping with things as planned. I think the only reason we would cancel is if we noticed any price drop for August rates then maybe we would cancel to rebook and go for the 7 nights vs our scheduled 4 nights.
  5. We haven't seen Kinky Boots but Choir of Man is fantastic. My daughter loves the show we saw it twice on each of our last two cruises when she was 11 & 12. We will see it again on the Encore in April. Most of the songs are current, not ones that they won't recognize. Free beer for parents at the start of the show and anyone is welcome to go up on stage during the pre-show, kids included.
  6. Agreed with the prior response, you only spend additional money if you want to. Our bus driver forewarned us that the Dole Plantation is just a tourist trap. It is a brief stop and the store basically has anything you could ever imagine with pineapples, clothes, souvenirs, dog treats, candy, etc., The PCC was okay, not a place we would visit again. The river show was like something you might see at Disney's Epcot. We enjoyed the tour of Kualoa Ranch. If you're lucky enough to get Kimo as your tour bus driver you'll be in for a good time. We did our own transportation as my mother-in-law wanted to get the flights booked and NCL doesn't give you flight times right away. I can't remember how far in advance you get your flights, I want to say 60 days but not sure that is accurate. We flew in on Tuesday so we had Wednesday as a free day to hang out at the hotel & beach. Enjoy, I'm sure you'll have a great time.
  7. Thanks for posting. We'll be in Bermuda in a couple of weeks and are also doing the Resort for A Day pass at Coco Reef. Last we did the one for Elbow Beach Resort, loved it. I may cost a bit more then going to Horseshoe Bay or some of the other beaches but for us it's worth the money.
  8. I had a bid in for our August Escape cruise, had been watching the inventory to see if I thought we'd have a chance. Yesterday I noticed the price drop on the H5 so called my travel agent and paid for the upgrade.
  9. Recently returned from the 11 day land/sea cruise of the Hawaiian island on the POA. If you are planning to cruise the Hawaiian island I highly recommend adding in the 3 days at the Hawaiian Village Resort if you can. We did our own air transportation so chose to fly in on Tuesday then had Wednesday as a free day to hang out at the resort and get used to the time change. The next 2 1/2 days were filled with tours all arranged by NCL and it's very well organized. We had the same tour bus driver all 3 days and he was great, we saw a lot and learned a lot. On Saturday after your tour they drop you at the pier and we got right on the ship. Your luggage is picked up at the hotel on Saturday and taken to the ship so you don't need to even worry about getting it to the pier. While we are happy to have had the opportunity to see the Hawaiian Islands, I have to say if we were to visit again it would be a land vacation only, we would not go on the POA again. We are frequent cruises and much more enjoy the larger ships (Breakaway, Escape) and all they have to offer. The POA is rather boring compared to other ships, food was good everywhere we ate and the shows were okay. We really enjoyed the These Guys Worldwide Theatre show and when they sang poolside on the last day, they were by far the best show on the ship. If I recall they said they were leaving when the ship docked back in Honolulu, not sure if they plan to return. Daily's attached for those interested. POA Day 1.pdf POA Day 2.pdf POA Day 3.pdf POA Day 4.pdf POA Day 5.pdf POA Day 6.pdf POA Day 7.pdf
  10. we are just off the POA this past weekend and used our daughter's passport (12 years old). I know they say you don't need a photo id but I'd rather have it to be on the safe side and each time we got back on the ship they did check her passport & key card.
  11. Loved our cruise on the Escape last year and can't wait to go again in August. Sorry you didn't enjoy
  12. Anyone know if they have 4 card poker on the Escape?
  13. Morning, I scheduled a car rental for Sunday when we are in Maui from Avis rental at the airport. My original thought was we would try to do the Road to Hana on our own as it would be much less expensive then an excursion through the ship or a business (party of 4 traveling). After reading all the reviews from people that have done this on their own it doesn't really seem like it would be such a good idea with the winding roads, blind spots, etc. I have a hard time in taxis when we go to Bermuda and always feel nauseous after so riding in a car on the road to Hana may not be good for me. We sail in a couple of weeks and really have not done to much research yet on what we'd like to do. So my question is, any suggestions for what are the best things to do in Maui for one day with our own car? I didn't realize the area around the port was industrial until reading the original post, we kind of thought we would just walk off the ship and spend the day walking around to whatever was in the area but it sounds like there really isn't much there. Appreciate any input. Thanks
  14. okay thanks. Not sure yet if we will go with the Haven but my daughter will certainly be disappointed not being able to be on the sundeck.
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