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About sassyshar

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    Venice, Italy

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  1. Agree with zqvol, take a taxi to the ship to drop off luggage, and continue on for sightseeing. Taxi fares are at a fixed rate and are reasonable from airport to port. Enjoy your cruise.
  2. Thanks for the your review, going on the Escape for the first time and gives me some insight.
  3. OSheehan's is open on embarkation. Games can also be watched in the casino (if casino open). Was on the Dawn last superbowl and now I know the lucky winner of the squares - Bostonfred.
  4. First cruise on RCL, the water/soda that can be brought on board is in addition to the 2 bottles of wine, correct. thanks
  5. I was also on the October 27th sailing, and found some of the late night activities to be lacking. Karaoke was a joke, not sure what they were thinking. People would sign up and instead of everyone getting at least one turn, they would have some singers perform 4 songs in a row, yes others were signed in. DJ was useless and not entertaining. Its a shame that on this big ship the only place to have a "dance class" is in the atrium. At times the dancers were just stepping on each other and couldn't see the instructor. I wasn't one of the dancers just making an observation. None of these fine points, would make me not cruise, just question some the NCL staff decisions. Also, having the Meet and Greet in such a small venue certainly wasn't ideal. Regarding the Q, if you are on the dining plan, you are entitled to 2 starters, 1 entree, 2 sides and 1 dessert. It was the most food I've seen served in any restaurant. About the towel system, you can check them out by the pool, but per guest services, you can leave them in your room upon disembarkation.
  6. Four of us did the American Diner last week. I had OBC so did not use it as part of the dining plan. The four of us shared a nacho - did not really care for it, the "goodies" were all dumped in one section and the little bit of chili that was on it made it very soggy, we didn't finish it. The cheese sticks were good. Lobster roll was different than the Ocean Blue window on other ships, this one wasn't really a lobster salad, but rather pieces of whole lobster and the sauce on top is spicy. I was warned it was a little spicy, but I would say it was medium spicy. Good but other ships excellent, all a matter of taste. Two people got the Fried Chicken, wow, what a huge platter of food. Everything on the plate was excellent and worth the $9, three pieces of juicy fried chicken.
  7. Just of the Joy, 12 day cruise, and they offered the 19.95 a bag twice during the cruise.
  8. Line of credit (casino credit) is the best way to go. I find that I play slower and smarter knowing that I have to go to the cashier for more money.
  9. marysb, great photo's, thanks for sharing.
  10. I am going to assume that Sam Ting was only kidding about telling a lie about spouse being a diabetic. Since my DH is a diabetic its not something to speak lightly about. Just saying.
  11. Thanks Lindae3213 for the information, friend submitted original passport for renewal and was able to track it. Passport Division was able to locate it and will try to expedite (for extra cost), so that it will be available for potential cruise on 10/27.
  12. Thanks Sparky1093 for the information. The plan is to call NCL tomorrow and hopefully a supervisor is available. NCL does have a documentation page, just not clear if full transit or partial of canal. Thanks everyone for the assistance.
  13. LHT28, thanks for helping me brain storm . Yes, will have him call regarding expedited passports, but he has already surrendered his original for renewal. I'm booked and sailing, so no problem for me, my passport is current. Just trying to help a friend out. Thanks again and happy cruising. Have to give NCL credit for having a page dedicated to necessary documents for travel, I now know where to look in the future.
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