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About jdvmd

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  1. I looked at the line up and besides Melissa only recognized Joan Osbourne.
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    2nd time on Escape, 1at time in Bermuda

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
  3. You should post this on your roll call sailing.
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    Must Do’s on the Escape?

    You're welcome! Have a great time! The Escape is a fabulous ship!
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    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.
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    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
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    Need Hotel Recommendation

    We enjoyed Wakeup Copenhagen before our cruise. It was located near Tivoli and we could walk basically anywhere we wanted to.
  8. Curious if anyone has participated in NCL's excursion and how the experience went.
  9. Are you saying you plan to get off the ship and do a ferry at one of the ports?
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    wines by the glas--Breakaway

    We still bring some of our own bottles on and pay the $15 per 750-ml corkage fee. Well worth it to have something good to drink.
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    2nd Cabin Checkin

    Same here. Not sure how the OP's agent was able to book this. I have tried before and it never works.
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    Norwegian Sky - January 11, 2019

    Another vote for Blexie's Tours. Been to Havana twice in the last 2.5 years - one cruise and one land trip. No one has asked for any of our documentation ever.
  13. LeBistro - filet mignon and mushroom soup. Also, enjoy the Coq Au Vin.
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    Carry On Luggage Question

    The only way to travel! We only use carry ons.