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wurm914

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  • Location
    Mesa, AZ
  • Interests
    cruising! crafting! cooking!
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Norwegian, Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    so far Bermuda

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  1. Love snorkeling and looking at the fishies, especially the electric blue ones. 🙂
  2. We've been to Bermuda with NCL 5 or 6 times now. Watching your video, I can see we need to go back! So much to do there - love Bermuda, your video is awesome. deb 🙂
  3. We've been on the Getaway twice now - first was a b2b - first week with family and second on our own and then just before Christmas 2019, we jumped on a great deal out of New Orleans. So glad we did, our last cruise before pandemic. We're also from Arizona - Mesa! Maybe we'll cross paths some time. 🙂 Very much enjoying your review and pics. deb 🙂
  4. Ridiculous business decision on NCL's part. Makes me worried whether NCL will still be around when Covid finally abates. deb 😞
  5. Bud Andersen, comedian - loved his act(s). I don't think I've ever laughed harder. We were fortunate to see him on several ships - nothing recently though. Also, a cover band that was on the Getaway last December, can't remember their name, out of Miami I think. We really enjoyed them. Million Dollar Quartet was phenomenal and I loved Burn the Floor too. deb 🙂
  6. Absolutely, I love cruisng, but I love planning cruises just as much. I just retired last week, a 7 week cruise/land vacay in Europe was planned for March/April in celebration, had to cancel all of it. Chasing refunds is not near as much fun as booking travel. I know this is a no big deal problem to have compared to others, but I know most on this site feel the same. deb 🙂
  7. What's the best deal you've made on a TA from North America to Europe with NCL? Type of cabin, cost and if you can remember - how far away from sail date did you book? If you booked a balcony - was it worth the extra cost - crossing the Atlantic in spring would be chilly I think. I'm considering booking a TA for spring 2021 - NCL Star - NY to London. It's been listed for approx $960 inside, $2100 balcony for months - I believe no movement on price because of all the cancellations. Thanks for your advice - here's to travel planning and cruising again soon-ish. deb 🙂
  8. Refund from Costa? Still waiting for the money back from our cancelled cruise 3/21/2020 Guadeloupe to Savona on the Favolosa. T/A says wait 30 days. Wait 60 days. Look - here's a future cruise credit! No thanks, T/A said refund is imminent 10-14 days and FCC would be rescinded. That was more than 3 weeks ago. This whole thing has been ridiculous. MSC refunded just after the 60 days I was asked to wait. Yet Costa? I wait and wait. Frustrating and disheartening. deb
  9. Got a reply from my TA this week on my Costa cruise, Favoloso from Guadeloupe to Savona Italy embarking on 3/21/2020. The cruise is still scheduled and anticipates visiting/ending for me in Savona. I can cancel if I want - because it's less than 30 days before sail date, I forfeit my entire payment but receive my port fees/taxes back. That's the "Cancellation fees apply" option. The chart came from my TA. I will reluctantly "choose" the "intent to travel on another date" option and take a FCC valid for one year. Not much choice here really. So sorry to have to miss this trip but I can't afford to get stuck somewhere that I had no intention of going. Maybe next time, Europe. deb 🙂
  10. Charleyann, so sorry to hear about all you've been through. I really don't know what to think at this time - we're on the same cruise with family and friends. I can understand your concerns - especially because it sounds like your health is compromised already. So, we're still in a holding pattern with me staying positive. I think the next week or two will tell the tale (obviously 🙂 ) right now it's hard to say whether the cruise will be cancelled. CDC says no one should be going to Italy for non-essential travel, but we won't be to Italy until 4/10 - so what do yo do with that? So much can change in that amount of time. Hang in there, I don't think insurance will cover any of this unless the cruise is cancelled. deb 🙂
  11. We've spent more than 3 weeks on the NCL Getaway and have sworn - never again. The smoke smell coming off the casino on deck 7 permeates deck 6 and is also noticeable on deck 8. I can avoid the casino and deck 7, but it's hard to avoid deck 6. Looking at NCL Bliss and I see they have the same casino set up on 7 with restaurants below on 6. What's been your experience? Is the venting any better on Bliss? Thanks, deb 🙂
  12. I love the spa and think it's a great way to enhance an inside cabin cruise. If we get a balcony or if we're traveling with friends and family, I wouldn't bother. If we're on our own - it's a must for me, the hub - not so much. 🙂 deb 🙂
  13. On another ship we were just below the pool deck, unfortunately the pool crew started about 4 am to move the chairs, clean and then move the chairs back. We ended up requesting to and being moved to another cabin. We've traveled with ear plugs ever since. deb 🙂
  14. ooh! I think you've got the solution there! Brilliant. Bidding upgrades allow you to keep your perks. Buy an inside and bid for a balcony. Has anyone tried this? Thanks! deb 🙂
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