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Stace894

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    NCL
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    Bahamas

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  1. I will probably go with the 4 meal plan for son and then just pay for Teppenyaki for Husband and myself. Probably best way to keep cost down as that is a fixed price.
  2. Sailing in June. My husband and I currently have 3 specialty restaurants apiece. We will be traveling with our son, who currently does not have any specialty dining credits. We would like to try 4 different specialty restaurants. This would basically mean using 12 "credits" total for all 3 of us to dine. If I purchase a 6 meal package for my son,,, could we use 3 of his "credits" towards meals for my husband and myself? I hope this makes sense the way I presented the question and thanks for the help!
  3. I actually just got off the Escape recently and confirmed with the Spa Staff that everyone in the room receives access no matter what the customer service people tell me. We are all set!
  4. I called NCL about this specific question for my trip next June and was told no.. Only the 1st two passengers have the access. I will probably check again closer to sailing when the spa passes go on sale. Can always pick up one for the 3rd person and turn it into OBC if not needed.
  5. 16 is the minimum age for FItness Center. Was on Escape last summer and it is posted.
  6. Others may have had a different experience. I spoke to many people at ATT including the international plan people. I chose the day pass plan for $10/per phone. We ended up with a bill over $200 in about 1 hr because we used it while docked but still on the ship on the balcony. This was after being assured by mult people at ATT it would work on the ship as long as we were docked. All settings were correct. We were on the phone with ATT for 1 hr and finally just used it when we were on land our 1 beach day. Took us 2 mos to fight to get the charges removed. Not worth the worry. Worked fine on land but wouldn't plan anything for on board the ship.
  7. Weston Waterfront, Seaport Hotel, Element Hotel, Aloft, Renissance Waterfront. All very nice hotels, but be aware you will be paying pretty high cost to be in Boston near the seaport. Nothing "reasonable" that close but nice for a one night splurge befor your trip.
  8. Not to start anything, but if you brought a small blowup wading pool, you could probably fill in one of the outdoor showers in the pool area and also drain into that as well slowly. Swim diaper for child in blowup pool may help with any major issues.
  9. Also be careful when you are In port but still on the ship. We did the day plan and it worked fine be we had to be about 50 yds away from the ship for it to kick in. We noticed the problem the first day about 1 hr after we docked. Called ATT on the phone immediately and was on with them for an hour. Although multiple people before the cruise assured me that as long as we were docked, I could use on the ship.. .that was not the case and we had a high bill. Took 2 months fighting it but they finally dropped the extra charges. After that first day only used when we were on land but was really nice to have at the beach.
  10. Le Bistro, the Sole Grenoblase, not sure on spelling, but it was basically a Whitefish Picatta and it was the best thing I ate all week. The restaurant was fantastic, service the best. My son finished his Escargot and they asked if he would like another serving as he liked them so much. Can't wait to go back next fall.
  11. No age limit for Howl at the Moon for any time, but they will warn you when the "adult" portion of the show is starting. Up to you if your kids stay. I saw fairly young kids there at 11:30 and later. You just can't complain if they hear something you don't like as the later times can get raunchy and they did warn you.
  12. I vote longer cruise as well. 5 days just isnt enough. Love the Escape, so much to do. If you can afford, even for a day, do spa passes. Great place to spend time if you need to relax.
  13. Ok my crusing friends... I have a couple of questions. I am looking into the possibility of taking my son and his best friend on a cruise when they Graduate H.S. in 2020. Yes, I am a planner. With the boys being 18, I don't think I am comfortable with my husband and I sharing a room so looking into maybe doing Balcony for DH and myself with Close Inside for the boys. I know that as they are 18 I would book Myself and son in one \room and DH and friend in the other. Just get extra keys. Couple of questions. One dumb one. As the other kid will be 18, I assume that this means that I do not need any type of parental permission letter. Also, If the "extra" that I choose is the unlimited Drink package in both rooms, I know that the first two people in the room get the extra. If I am willing to sign the waiver for my son (I know I can't sign for the other child) will they allow that extra to be changed from the soda package to the wine/beer package for my son or would I have to pay for that? I hope this question makes sense. An input is appreciated. I know the June 2020 is not out yet but will prob reserve once they open. Thanks and Happy Cruising!
  14. So, a short review from our June Bermuda cruise on the Escape. We chose the Escape for a family vacation after a particulartrying year. Booked a year in advance. We splurged on a Haven Forward FacingPenthouse as part of our "treat" to ourselves. First time in any typeof suite environment. I can understand why people say "Once you go Havenyou never go back". Even with some little glitches, it was the bestvacation we have ever taken. The Haven was great! I will say, we really did notuse our Butler at all and I used the Concierge more than I ever thought Iwould. It was just nice to have someone accessible without waiting in line for20min to ask a simple question of. Having the Haven space to go to to relax vsthe general deck was great and the Haven Restaurant offer the Best Meals at seaI have ever had. I even asked about one of the side dishes that my familyordered every night, Scallop Risotto, and they brought me a list of ingr. fromthe Chef! Service was top notch. We also enjoyed the main area of the ship atnight. Le Bistro's meal was fantastic, Loved Cagney's as well. Moderno was notto our tastes but everyone likes something different. Howl at the Moon is wherewe spend most of our evenings and can't wait to go back on the next trip in Oct2019. We also had Spa passes and I can't imagine sailing without them. I couldlive in the Thalassotherapy pool! Napped in a lounger every afternoon there.This was our 3rd trip to Bermuda and I just love it there. Spent a great day atHorseshoe Beach, had a glitch with a Jet ski tour but it all worked out in theend. All in all can't wait to sail on the Escape again even if we are goingback to our normal inside room and would highly recommend the ship and theHaven to anyone looking for a fantastic vacation. Loved, Loved, Loved this Cabin. Sailing with basically 3adults (Me, Husband and 16yr old son) having the separate Living Room for myson to sleep in was a huge plus. He's just to old to be sleeping above me on abunk for my comfort. Bed was extremely comfortable. Balcony was normal sizedbut enough for two comfortable chairs, a small table not not feel squished. TheBathroom was HUGE and we all loved the Spa Shower. I would book this room againin a heartbeat. I did not feel we missed out on anything by not being in theHaven proper, but it is a long walk to the nearest elevators. We called it the"Never Ending Hallway". I tried to make sure I had everything with mewhen we went up to the Haven Courtyard area, but it really wasn't a big deal togo back to room if we had to. Unless you feel you have to be right in Haven orneed a Giant Balcony, then definitely consider this room. A much better ratethan the rooms right in the Haven area and you get more roomspace for lessmoney.
  15. Ship - Escape Deck - 12 Stateroom # - 12706 Stateroom Category – Forward Facing Haven Penthouse Starboard or Port Side - Starboard Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) – Very Quiet, never heard a neighbor below, above or on sides. No hallway noise either Was stateroom a connecting stateroom? - No Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. – First balcony on Starboard. Great views but no forward view. Partially enclosed on the left side but still plenty of room. Chairs with nicer cushions and small table. Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - Normal size for Opening,, a bit more covered room to left as it is the first balcony on the level and partially enclosed Was wind a problem? - No If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? - na Any specific problems with this cabin? - Just at the very end of a long hallway. As long as you don't mind the walk, it was great Any other comments? - Loved, Loved, Loved this Cabin. Sailing with basically 3adults (Me, Husband and 16yr old son) having the separate Living Room for myson to sleep in was a huge plus. He's just to old to be sleeping above me on abunk for my comfort. Bed was extremely comfortable. Balcony was normal sizedbut enough for two comfortable chairs, a small table not not feel squished. TheBathroom was HUGE and we all loved the Spa Shower. I would book this room againin a heartbeat. I did not feel we missed out on anything by not being in theHaven proper, but it is a long walk to the nearest elevators. We called it the"Never Ending Hallway". I tried to make sure I had everything with mewhen we went up to the Haven Courtyard area, but it really wasn't a big deal togo back to room if we had to. Unless you feel you have to be right in Haven orneed a Giant Balcony, then definitely consider this room. A much better ratethan the rooms right in the Haven area and you get more roomspace for lessmoney.
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