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    Caribbean (so far)

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  1. We are scheduled to sail on this date. It will be the first of a B2B trip for us. This is as a result of our 2020 bookings being cancelled. Their generous offering allowed us to upgrade to a far superior cabin for a similar price. Fingers crossed but I'm not hopeful at this point. Brian
  2. Hi, we are booked on this cruise as well. It is the second in a B2B sailing for us. Fingers crossed. Brian
  3. Yeah, we say that Alaska is just a short drive from Anchorage. 😉 You are really selling yourself short by allowing 2 days pre-cruise. Budget Queen's suggestion of a Whittier boat tour is a good one. I've done the 26 Glacier Cruise a number of times and it never fails to delight! So much to see and do and you are traveling so far that 2 days seems woefully inadequate. ~Brian
  4. The inlet is on your right and land is on your left. The best views are on the inlet side. ~Brian
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    MSC OBCs

    There are no shareholder's OBC since the company is privately owned. Those perks are reserved for people who are stockholders in various companies (Carnival, NCL, Royal Caribbean....) They do offer up to $200 OBC when you book a future cruise while onboard. ~Brian
  6. Our sailing was scheduled for June 6. I submitted the electronic form for the future cruise credit on May 2 and immediately received notice that it had been accepted. I received an email on May 31 with a link to a webpage. On that page was another link that downloaded a pdf copy of the actual certificate to my computer. I sent that to my TA and she was able to immediately apply it to another reservation. ~Brian
  7. I currently have cruises on the books with 4 different cruise lines over the next 2-½ years. I have gotten discounts from my TA on all of them. ~Brian
  8. I have B2B Rock Star bookings for May of 2021. I’ve reviewed the rates and they have dropped a few hundred bucks per cabin. I’m hoping to upgrade to a suite with larger balcony but cannot get through to VV. Was on hold 45 minutes and then opted for callback but that was hours ago. This sort of cryptic announcement is frustrating. They should be clearer about the changes. They seem to be more interested in generating cute, edgy messages than clearly worded messages. ~Brian
  9. I've gotta side with @littlelulu here. The offer of the 20% is for the newly booked cruise, NOT the canceled cruise. The 20% is off of the base cruise fare, not including taxes, etc. And I was able to take the FCC from a canceled 7 day cruise and use it to help book an 11 day cruise at 20% off the listed price. ~Brian
  10. NCL's site states that if your new cruise is less than the value of your FCC, you will be issued a new FCC for the difference. In that case, you could still use the remaining balance of your FCC to qualify for another 20% discount. We did exactly that. Also, know that if you book online, the 20% is deducted only from the individual with the FCC, not the traveling companion. CALL NCL and they will apply the 20% to the companion as well. ~Brian
  11. Most of the sailings I've looked at with NCL are offering OBC... the higher your cabin category, the more OBC.... from $100 up to $1000. Also, NCL is now allowing even lowly inside cabin cruisers (like me) to get all 4 of their "Free at Sea" offers. These include internet, unlimited beverage package, Specialty dining package and $50 per port excursion credit. In the past, an inside cabin had to pick one of the 4 offers but now all 4 are included. Also, I had a December 2020 SE Asia cruise booked with NCL. Just today, they made the decision to not sail in Asia through March of 2021
  12. Looks like NCL has followed suit...
  13. Gotta agree here... As a long time resident of Alaska, I would have to recommend Princess for a cruise to Alaska. I don't have any problems with NCL in general but Princess does a much better job with Alaska itineraries. You can see from my signature that I've recently sailed NCL more than Princess. I'm not loyal to one brand only. A few years ago we sailed south from Alaska to Vancouver on Princess and after a few day in Vancouver we sailed back north to Alaska on NCL. The itineraries were identical..... same ports for a similar amount of time in each. We had the same category of
  14. Thanks so much for taking the time to share these great pics with us. Our first NCL sailing was on the Spirit in 2015 and we are scheduled to sail on her again this December in Asia (fingers crossed) ~Brian
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