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  1. Weren't the hot breakfast menu items were pretty limited in the past - 3 egg or omelet type choices? With the Club Balcony room, it now includes delivery of a food and beverage amenity twice per sailing - don't know if that includes breakfast, but I would think so. If room service is still around $8, seems like priority access price is steep for limited hot breakfast items.
  2. We are also booked on the Sept. 7 Alaska cruise on the Sun. My PCC called last week saying that it had not been cancelled yet, but probably would be soon. Looks like the Sun is on the move now - she is on her way to the Panama Canal. It will be interesting to see if any of the "exciting news" involves the Sun. The same 9 day Alaska itinerary for Sept. 2022 is still on the website, it just doesn't have Alaska in the title so it doesn't show up if Alaska is in the search box. We are booked on this one too.
  3. We were on the same Singapore to Hong Kong trip as Mugtech in March 2019. Highly recommend private or small van tours in Koh Samui and Saigon (Ho Chi Min City) We found ours via Cruise Critic. We loved Singapore and were able to get around easily. The supertrees light show at night is a must see. The difficulties in Koh Samui were unique to our cruise. It is a tender port and there were 3 ships in that day so not enough island tenders. NCL ended up with the last docking spot with tide problems. The elephant related excursions were cancelled because of poor treatm
  4. We were in Oslo late September 2015. We needed light jackets. The ice bars were mostly closed. The sail in and docking are fantastic.
  5. Three favorites I would love to visit again: Dubrovnik, Quebec City, Ushuaia
  6. Seven Seas Mariner and Oceania Regatta arrived in Oakland this morning. The Jewel is now on her way from Los Angeles to join them.
  7. The rep you talked to doesn't know how the cancellations work. I talked to my PCC this morning and booked a similar cruise in 2021. She explained that the 20% discount cannot be applied to the new booking until the 2020 cruise is cancelled by NCL's system. The deposit will be refunded to my original form of payment around April 20. Then she will go into the new booking and apply the 20%. New fare price on the 2021 cruise is $1,200 pp less than the cancelled cruise in the same cabin. If you post your email, I'll send you my PCC's info.
  8. The Sun is showing Alaska cruises in 2021 from April to October. We booked a 9 day Alaska cruise this morning to replace the one that was cancelled.
  9. I was just going to post the same thing. The website doesn't show the Sun sailing until November 2020 in the Caribbean. I wonder where the Sun will be all Summer? We were planning on cancelling Sept. 2020 Alaska before final payment next month, but I'm guessing it will be done for us. Anyone know anything more about the Sun?
  10. Right, it is the propulsion units. With only one operating, the ship's maximum speed is reduced. (I think to about 16 knots) The latest news onboard is they will now be disembarking in Honolulu March 22 - scheduled to dock at 8:00pm.
  11. It has been reported from those on board that they are down one azipod as of last night. The refueling/supply stop in Honolulu will be later on March 22 now. I wonder if HI will let the ship be repaired there if passengers stay on board? If not, how much longer than usual will it take to get to a west coast port on one azipod?
  12. Thanks for the update. Glad to hear Honolulu is your last stop. The US has just ground to a halt. If you have to wait it out somewhere, Honolulu isn’t the worst place.
  13. Back to the original question: If OP cancels before final payment, why wouldn't a $ deposit be refunded to a credit card?
  14. If you paid your cruise fare to a travel agent, the refund may go to the travel agent who then needs to forward it to you. I don't know if the process is the same in the UK as it is in the US. I saw a post from someone denied boarding on the Feb 6 cruise and they received their refund right at 2 weeks.
  15. To OP - We have been through the 100% refund process before with NCL. Re: your questions: 1. Flight change/cancellation reimbursements are only done by submitting your receipts via their online form and creating a case number. Also include both of your notice letters since one is for "reasonable" expenses for the change to Singapore and the other is the up to $300 for the cancellation of the cruise. This process can take a couple of months. Harping on them will delay the process further. NCL assigns one or two low level employees to this task. 2. Refunds are in a week or maybe t
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