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Capitan Obvious

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  1. The part that will not be understood is the guest who will be telling the staff at the pier: "Well, if I can't cruise then why on Earth didn't you cancel my reservation? If you allowed my reservation to remain in place and you took my money then I should be allowed to board". You understand the situation...I understand the situation...however, that does not mean that EVERYONE will understand the situation. (Hence the problem).
  2. I think people should forget Freshman English, and concentrate instead on reading comprehension. They can start with the site guidelines... Our members are from all walks of life. They belong to different faiths, religions and nationalities. Their level of education may differ than yours, or English may be their second language. Please exhibit tolerance of the posting styles, language and grammar of members. Posts that point out typos, grammatical errors or anything that could embarrass someone aren't allowed -- are a waste of everyone's time -- and will be removed from the community. Seems like that would be a better use of their time rather than being self-appointed board police...🙄
  3. Here's a crazy idea... Why don't you be the person on Cruise Critic who starts and maintains the list? Assuming that there is any interest in such a list, you'd be doing everyone concerned a huge favor.
  4. Not sure, but I figure if you cruise once on NCL and then you wait 39 years for your second NCL cruise and you cruise Holland America and Celebrity in between, I'm thinking that NCL might not view your history as representing the "definition of loyalty".
  5. The only way you are going to sell a Cruise First anywhere would be to seriously discount them. IOW, you are going to have to take a significant loss. Look at it from the viewpoint of a prospective buyer: You are offering a $500 certificate for $250. Since you purchased it in the past, there is less than the full three years before expiration left on the certificate. The buyer could just call NCL directly and purchase the $500 certificate for $250, AND they would have the full three years to use it. . . . So WHY would a buyer purchase the one from you?
  6. Would that be the same $500 CruiseFirst that I could buy from NCL (with the full 3 year "to use" period) for only $250?
  7. The biggest difference is that you can only by CruiseNext (from NCL) while you are on a cruise. This is what gives them value in the resale market to people who want them, but are not on a ship where they can make the purchase. CruiseFirst can be purchased at any time, by any one, through the NCL website.
  8. Yes...stir and instigate. You are doing it again (or is it doing it still?). Go back and look at my post. I neither quoted or mentioned anyone (unlike what you've done in your posts). I was just sharing my opinion on the forum. In no way did was my post directed at anyone, nor was I replying to anyone. So truth be told, I didn't blast anyone as you claim. If you're not stirring or instigating, then why the need to twist words and/or make things up just so you can argue?
  9. Seriously? In the third paragraph of my post that you quoted I state: "and then ask for". Why would you try to twist my words with an "according to you" to make it seem like I said "no one should ever ask" when, in fact, I did the exact opposite? Are you that obtuse, or is this simply your way of stirring the pot to instigate internet arguments? And yeah, I nitpick. Sorry, but I want ONE answer (the correct one) when I ask a question. People can have different experiences/opinions, but I want the true answer when I need to ask a question. (And for someone so opposed to nitpicking, you sure do seem bothered by my OPINION. Why not just scroll by if you don't like it?)
  10. Agree to disagree then. Look at almost any question asked here. There is almost never a consensus on one answer. The responses always seem to differ. No harm in asking here, but you should at least ask NCL first. Then come here, share the answer you already have, and then ask for different opinions and experiences. Strangers should not be your first stop. That said, why do you think "often people get different responses from NCL"? How exactly does that even happen? If they only talk to one person, you're suggesting that one person is giving different answers to the same question. If they are talking to different people at NCL, one has to wonder why? If one person gives you an answer, why are you calling other people at NCL just to ask the same question? Seems like strange behavior.
  11. Toot your own horn. Tell NCL that you've been a contributing member of this forum for over 10 years and then provide them with examples of posts and reviews where you've provided helpful information to the cruising public.
  12. I'm sorry, but if there is something that you really need/want to know, would it not be easier to just call and ask instead of waiting around an Internet forum waiting for someone else to do it for you? I mean, if there is an important piece of information, just find out what it is and then YOU can be the source that informs everyone else, no?
  13. Luckily, NCL included instructions right there on the website. Photo Requirements Photo must be in color and represent your current appearance Do not wear sunglasses or eyeglasses with tinting (eyes must clearly be seen) Do not wear head coverings (allowed for religious purposes only and must not cover face) Photo should not be taken in direct glare of sunlight or in the dark (face must clearly be seen) No one other than yourself should be in photo (same for children and babies) Uploaded photo dimensions: larger than 500 x 500 at 300dpi Please note that if your photo does not meet the above requirements, it will be retaken at the pier.
  14. Yippee...another chance to rehash the bathrooms on the Epic. 🙄 Can we also talk about the Penthouse accomodations on the Jewel class ships (as well as the Dawn and Star)?
  15. Here is something to ponder... The entire cruise industry has been shut down since March 2020 because we're being told that a shipboard enviornment is too dangerous during this pandemic. The US Coast Guard...have you seen all the news stories about their ships being out of commission because of rampant Covid among their crews? The US Navy...have you seen all the news stories about their ships being out of commission because of rampant Covid among their crews? You think Covid wouldn't spread like wildfire on a submarine? You think you can social distance on a submarine? The Merchant Marine...have you seen all the news stories about their ships being out of commission because of rampant Covid among their crews? How about the Navies of other countries? Seen all the news stories about how their ships are out of commission because of rampant Covid among their crews? I guess the virus only affects cruise ships? Yep, that sounds like science.
  16. Back before NCL offered the drink package (by norming it across all guests and including the cost in the fare), the popular refrain on CC was that people wished NCL would just include the drinks so they don't have to worry about the bar bill. Quite ironic, no?
  17. Probabably going to disappoint you when you find out that this isn't a photo. It is merely an artist's rendition...something quite different than a photo. You might also be disappointed when you get there and find that a) the pool isn't empty, and b) neither are the surrounding loungers. When you see all the people there you can take your photo to the Captain to complain about false advertising and bait & switch tactics.
  18. I just tried a mock booking based on the given criteria (Alaska, July) and I am able to select a specific cabin.
  19. And everyone on a public forum needs to know this detail of an individual's latitudes account why exactly? 🤔 oversharing noun the disclosure of an inappropriate amount of detail about one's personal life. "oversharing has become commonplace thanks to social media"
  20. It will be interesting to see if that works out for them. For those who might not remember, NCL offered this with the Epic. They called it "Check In-Rock Out". Seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, though.
  21. Again, it seems like you're stuck on the (incorrect) idea that opinion = fiction. An opinion can contain factual information, however those facts simply don't cause it to no longer be an opinion. It is what it is...don't be do defensive about it. Go back and look at the first post. The OP reported what CIN said, then offered their opinion. However, what the OP also did is that they left out facts. If you look at the actual referenced report, you'll see that the OP left out: "In moves similar to March 2020, senior executives at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings sold off shares in the company on March 1, 2021, according to SEC filings." The reported story indicated that this is simply a reiteration of previous activity. No idea why this was edited out of the post. Maybe because it indicated normal activity and not some "loss of faith" action as the narrative was laid out? Who knows? That is what happens when you combine facts with opinion.
  22. You do realize you're just proving my point, right? Especially with that quote. See, we're not talking about facts, we're talking about opinions (and, of course, your compulsive need to win Internet arguments). Facts are supposed to be unbiased. However people, especially many of those on this site, are not. As a result, they tend to cherry-pick when it comes to facts, which, as previously stated introduces bias and veers toward opinion. For some people, it is simply too difficult to present one without conflating it with the other. Just try not to be so defensive about it. Try not to take everything so personally. FWIW, I do understand the difference between facts and opinions. However, I believe you don't understand that people here tend to infuse their opinion into factual information (like the OP did in this thread), thereby creating a bias which then skews the "facts" to opinion.
  23. But it isn't false, it is just an opinion. Like it or not, agree with it or not, but it is what it is, and like Ray Parker says "You can't change that"
  24. Well, "not by a longshot" is definately an opinion as I doubt there is research and factual numbers to back it up. 😉 One of the big components of facts is that they are unbiased. However, when someone like the OP shares facts...but only partial facts without a broader context...that is when it slides toward opinion. The OP did present facts, but left out key information in order to promote their personal opinion. We basically got the "what" without the "why" which just leads to conjecture and opinion.
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