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About jdvmd

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    Med, Caribbean

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  1. jdvmd

    Getaway question: Escape the Big Top?

    One person can sign up for group. They will ask for cabin numbers when you make the reservation.
  2. You can also get through the Cuban embassy but ncl is easier. Think we paid $75 each. Don’t wait to do it.
  3. You need to request from NCL ahead of time by calling. The cost will be added to your cruise total. You need to request ahead of time. Will be waiting for you when you embark.
  4. jdvmd

    swimming pigs

    Curious if anyone has done the Swimming with Pigs excursion on Great Stirrup Cay that NCL offers? Seems kind of expensive for what it is but would love to hear from anyone who has done it. Saw a video on YouTube but it was very anticlimatic.
  5. jdvmd

    Not a Nassau Fan

    We've been to Nassau numerous times and pretty much stay on the ship whenever we stop. Once had two hairbraiding women haggling over my daughter's long hair and it was getting nasty between the two of them.
  6. jdvmd

    Freeport Beaches

    Second Taino Beach. Stayed on Freeport several years back and spent all of time here. Beautiful sand.
  7. jdvmd

    I reccomend Taino Beach in Freeport

    Love Taino Beach!
  8. jdvmd

    Swimming with pigs

    I saw a video from Great Stirrup Cay's version and it really seemed lackluster. Still debating doing this next week as I hope the video may just be bad and the excursion is better than it appears.
  9. jdvmd

    add passenger?

    Only first and second passengers receive. Third pays full price.
  10. I looked at the line up and besides Melissa only recognized Joan Osbourne.
  11. jdvmd

    2nd time on Escape, 1at time in Bermuda

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
  12. You should post this on your roll call sailing.
  13. jdvmd

    Must Do’s on the Escape?

    You're welcome! Have a great time! The Escape is a fabulous ship!
  14. jdvmd

    Must Do’s on the Escape?

    No. But there is coffee and tea as well as a small tray of Danish pastries set up on one of the outside bars along the Waterfront.
  15. jdvmd

    Use your Amex Platinum

    The terms and conditions are pretty clear about how to book. Not sure how people are getting this by calling NCL. Receive valuable amenities on sailings of five nights or more with your American Express Card.* • $100-$300 per stateroom shipboard credit (depending on category booked) • Complimentary dinner for two at Le Bistro Restaurant *Ship and stateroom exclusions apply, please see full terms and conditions. Terms and Conditions 1Valid for new bookings of voyages of at least five nights made with a participating supplier through Platinum Travel Service, Centurion Travel Service, any American Express Travel office, eligible Travel Associate Platform agencies, or the Agency Services Desk. May not be combined with other offers unless indicated. Blackout dates, category and fare restrictions may apply. Payment must be made with an American Express Card in U.S. Platinum Card Member or U.S. Centurion® Member's name. Available for U.S. Platinum Charge Card Members and U.S. Centurion® Members only, and excludes Platinum Credit Card Members such as Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Card Members who are not also U.S Platinum Charge Card Members or U.S. Centurion® Members. Card Member must travel on itinerary booked. Benefits listed require double occupancy and are non-transferable. Program benefits may not be available to residents outside of the contiguous United States. Card Members receive $100 USD shipboard credit for inside and outside staterooms; $200 USD shipboard credit for balcony, verandah, and mini-suite staterooms; and $300 USD shipboard credit for suites on Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International. Card Members receive $300 USD shipboard credit for all Queen Mary oceanview staterooms category EF or higher, and Queen Victoria/ Queen Elizabeth oceanview staterooms category FA or higher on Cunard Line. Card Members receive $300 USD shipboard credit for all stateroom categories on Ama Waterways, Oceania, Regent, Azamara, Seabourn, Crystal, Silversea, Uniworld, and Windstar. Centurion Members receive an additional $200 ($500 total) USD shipboard credit on Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn, and Silversea. All shipboard credits will be credited to the guest's stateroom folio upon checkout. Shipboard credit amounts in international jurisdictions may vary due to foreign exchange rates and timing of application. Shipboard credits are subject to cruise line policies. Credits cannot be used for casino charges and gratuities. Unused portion of credit is non-refundable and is not redeemable for cash. Other restrictions may apply, see onboard cashier for details. Additional amenity not available on the Silversea Expedition Fleet: Silver Explorer, Silver Galapagos, and Silver Discoverer. The Cruise Privileges Program benefits (shipboard credits and additional amenities) are not available on Celebrity Cruises Galapagos Sailings. Limit one benefit package per stateroom; three-stateroom limit per Card Member, per sailing. To obtain benefits, travel agents must visit americanexpress.com/asdonline. Participating providers and benefits subject to change. 2Get one (1) extra point on each dollar of eligible purchases with American Express Travel and eligible Travel Associate Platform agencies; separate airfare and other charges associated with booking are not eligible. Payment must be made with a Membership Rewards® program-enrolled Consumer or OPEN American Express Card in the U.S. Platinum Card or U.S. Centurion Member's name. The extra points will be credited to Card Member's Membership Rewards account 8-12 weeks after full payment. Bonus ID: 3847