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    Wifi Port of Miami

    There was wifi during embarkation but we didn't seem to have any after debarkation and going through customs. We didn't try to go back in the building but on embarkation day we saw someone try and they were not allowed back in once passed customs. We paid $7 for Bell Roam Better and used our data. You should check what kind of add on plan your carrier has. I think the Bell one is worth it of us. It's nice to know it's on the phone just incase we need it when travelling in the US or other countries. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Internet on the Getaway

    I was on the Getaway last week. We had one premium unlimited package and one social media package. Both were good the first couple of days and then sucked by mid cruise. My daughter had all kinds of issues with the premium package and gave up using her iPad the last two days. I had issues uploading more than one photo at a time on Facebook using the media package. I had a hard time doing my on line check in for my flights on the last day of the cruise using the premium package. Everything was ridiculously slow. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Port of Miami traffic

    I've been shopping around for rentals and only some of the companies have a drop off fee for a different location.
  4. If I understand things correctly, some car rentals have drop of downtown Miami close to the port but still need a shuttle/urber/taxi to get to the port and some car rental companies only have airport drop off. Is this correct? If I drop off the car at the Miami airport, is it a free shuttle or am I paying per person to get to POM? Right now, I am flying into FLL early the day before the cruise and have a hotel booked in Doral. We plan to rent a car at FLL and do some shopping, so I chose a cheaper hotel instead of staying downtown. I'm shopping around for the best price on car rentals, but I need to figure out dropping off the car and getting to the port. We are early risers, so we plan to get to the port fairly early. How much is an Uber from one of the downtown rental drop off places (if we don't wait on the shuttle)?
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    Smoke on Epic

    I was on the Epic a few years ago. Hopefully they've improved the ventilation. I found the layout of the ship caused us to have to pass through or next to the casino a lot. I don't remember the smoke coming into the restaurants, but just the issue of it being smokey on your way there. Based on where our room was located in the aft we had to go out of our way to go to guest services to avoid the casino. We had an amazing cruise. But really didn't care for the layout of the ship and the central location of the casino. There are so many other ships to pick from, I am not likely to go on the Epic again. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Meet and greet- how long?

    I haven't been on a NCL meet and great yet. My upcoming cruise looks to have only 8 people interested so far. Very quiet roll call. Does NCL provide any prizes/gifts. The ones I've been to on RCCL, the ship had a some little swag and a bottle of wine to give away in a draw. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Ncl Epic or Carnival Breeze?

    I like the Entertainment better on the Epic but much prefer the layout of the Breeze. A lot Carnival's entertainment doesn't suit my family's tastes. I really dislike the way so much is centred around the casino and is smokey on the Epic. Although I walked through the casino a few times on the Breeze, you can avoid it and the smoke. It would be tough for me to pick. I would likely consider the ports and the exact costs to decide. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    MDR Getaway dress code question

    I'm sure you looked great in your Hawaiian shirt. Yes, this is the night I meant. I remember seeing some people dressed really fancy, some dressed up a bit and others with regular cruise casual clothes one night on the Epic. We usually dress up a bit on formal night on other cruise lines, and will likely do it on the Getaway. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Is there one dining room that is more formal than the other on the Getaway? I recall this being the case on the Epic. I'm looking at making reservations and didn't see anything on the website. DH usually wears long pants for dinner, but my teen's wardrobe is lacking in dress up clothes right now. Is there still an optional formal night? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. The OP has a medical reason to not drink. Whether or not the cruise line accepts it, they can get a note explaining they cannot drink alcohol for medical reasons. It's not an intolerance or a choice for them. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I have a cruise out of San Juan booked for next year. I will definitely keep this in mind when booking my flights. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Flight back time

    I've taken an international flight out of Miami at 10:30 and at the airport met up with our friends who booked the 9:30 flight. Even with delays due to being a transatlantic, I'd think you have plenty of time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    NCL Escape 40 pax missed embarkation!

    When booking through the cruise line you can request to fly in the day before. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. I just called and asked about the Internet on the Getaway, as online I am not being shown any internet package options to buy. The woman I spoke to said the Getaway had the choices of 100 minutes, 200 minutes or unlimited for $29.99 USD a day. I asked if the social media package was available and she said she couldn't see it but it might be available to purchase once on board. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Non alcoholic drinks for teens

    I'm not looking to cheat the system but if they are giving them to me without charge, I'll be ok with it. I don't think I'll buy her the soda package as she likes the buffet drinks that are listed above. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk