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brookie848

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    NCL
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    Antigua

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  1. When I was looking at 2022 cruises, I noticed a few of the itineraries had "regular" ports marked as tender ports. I think there are simply more ships than dock space. In 2022, just NCL, you have at least the Joy, Breakaway, Escape, Encore, and Dawn sailing the Caribbean. Plus, the Epic is in the southern Caribbean, but those ports don't often overlap. Then you consider that every other cruise company is pumping out new ships and running them in the Caribbean in the winter and the ports are just saturated. I think this is another instance of things growing a bit too qui
  2. More power to you, but this would drive me crazy. A few years ago, we were flying to FLL to stay overnight before flying to San Juan for a cruise (it was the year Hurricane Maria hit and there were no hotels to speak of available in San Juan). While on the plane, my husband looked at me and said, "I forgot your Glucagon." I'm a type 1 diabetic and this is what is needed to quickly bring up my blood sugar if things get bad. He was in charge of bringing it because he is in charge of giving it to me. So once we got to our hotel, time was spent calling CVS and getting the p
  3. I remember the first year World Wide Stout came out. We lived in Dover and would often go down to Dogfish Head in the off-season. We would sit at the bar and they would sample anything for you. When they opened up a bottle for people who were at the bar to try, I fell in love. We bought a really expensive case of beer that year to keep and give as gifts. But I will say that their 120 Minute was the first IPA I ever had...and I probably should have started with something a little less potent. To this day, I'm not an IPA fan. I prefer the stouts and other dark beers.
  4. We do this as well. We book our specialties, but once we are on board we ask to see the menus for the week and adjust the reservations as needed. There are a couple of entrees my husband really likes. And although you won't have an assigned table/server for the cruise, if there is someone you enjoy, don't hesitate to request that server. We had the same server for three nights on the Dawn. She was awesome and we made sure we wrote her a nice Hero card at the end of the cruise.
  5. For my husband, he was in end-stage kidney failure and limited his alcohol to a few drinks a year (mainly on cruises). I only saw him drink one NA beer and it was on that cruise. It wasn't the night he ordered it, though. They didn't have any at the bar that night. The next night we came in and the bartender put one down in front of him before he even asked. So my husband shrugged and drank it. 😀
  6. The last time we asked about this (several years ago) it was the Heineken NA beer. This was on a Caribbean sailing out of Miami. I'm not sure if this is still what they are carrying now, though.
  7. I know we are in the minority, but we hated it. We rented a cabana and that still didn't make it worthwhile. The tendering process was awful. My husband is color blind and the walk to the cabana was difficult for him (he had a hard time seeing where the ruts in the sand were and things were very uneven), the food was meh and we had to deal with that walk again, and it was difficult to get in and out of the water. It just wasn't for us and we likely will not go back.
  8. We had one booked for this year, which we knew wasn't going to happen. We moved the deposit to a 2022 cruise, but I am doubtful we will go on that cruise. Even if cruises are running, there is a chance we won't want to deal with some of the things in order the cruise. The deal breaker for us will be if we can only do NCL excursions. I understand this limitation, but I won't cruise with it being one of the restrictions.
  9. Honestly, you COULDN'T pay me enough to be there. We hated GSC.
  10. Besides being a slimy person, do you really want to deal with water all over the bathroom floor?
  11. On 1/26/20, we got a phone call at 4:56 a.m. telling us that they had a kidney for my husband. As we were getting ready to go to the hospital, my husband looked at me and said "Four more weeks..." because we were scheduled for the Epic at the end of February. Of course, we would much rather have a new kidney than a cruise. That cruise that we didn't go on turned into a cruise for 2021 that we didn't go on...and we're wondering if we'll end up going on the 2022. And I remember hearing about Kobe Bryant while waiting for news about my husband's donor.
  12. We've been on the Dawn twice. Once in a Family Suite with Balcony and once in one of the forward facing DOS without the balcony. The major issue we had with the Family Suite was the step up into the bathroom. You can see it in the photos posted above. It will likely cause you issues at least once on the cruise. We loved the size of this cabin for two people. It was great. The balcony was also large and we did use that some -- we only had one sea day on that cruise, so we didn't have a lot of down time. The second time we were on the Dawn, we chose the DOS with two bedro
  13. Thank you! This definitely helps and I will definitely take a look at your Q&As.
  14. How is it insurance fraud if my parents book a vacation they plan on doing? We've been going to the beach together for decades. Sometimes my husband and I book the condo, other times my parents book. We're just trying to protect ourselves since there is a chance that Covid will still not be under control in September.
  15. Has anyone ever claimed on a cancel for any reason policy? This isn't a cruise-related trip, but until I can do that again we are planning a land vacation and I'm hoping someone can share their experiences with me...just in case. We are planning on booking a beach house in September. My husband's job is essential and if the state where the beach house is on our state's no-go list, we will need to cancel the trip even if we are healthy. However, no regular insurance policies cover things like this -- I've already checked. We live in New York and this state does not allow
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