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  1. You pay the $15 a day ... and you are COVERED ... technically. There are TONS of people who post on CC and go in great detail how much extra cash they hand out. You do not have to hand out cash. You do not have to feel bad if you pay the DSC and leave it at that. You are covered. Each drink will have a 20% gratuity added to it ... so you're covered there ... that's automatic. Unless you have the drink package ... and again ... you do not have to hand out cash if you do have the drink package. You have already paid 20%gratuity on that package price/total.
  2. But wait ... I MUST have more money in my account ... I STILL have checks left! LOL
  3. The random refund DID happen. The OP OWES the $900 BACK to NCL. Cruise being cancelled NEVER happened, as far as I have read in this thread.
  4. I guess ask Guest Services when you board ... I wouldn't rely on a telephone Cus Svc Rep's answer ... even if it's a positive one.
  5. https://cruiseradio.net/cruise-line-bans-stateroom-door-decorations/?fbclid=IwAR0mpHiKGFqqHutBT8Q6DgS5dOOInSgQwk8CkKZLNjFy18VBUYWRiOh_Jlc I'm probably late on posting this ... but here's an article about it. AND I don't know if this is ONLY the Gem or NCL fleetwide.
  6. First time I came across this was when I sailed Norwegian Pearl to Alaska from Seattle, WA 2012. I was very much like you and I began to argue and was given the speech ... it's hand over your passport or there's the door and you don't cruise. That's it ... no other option. Of course, my husband was huffing and puffing and grumbling ... I did hand over my passport and it was fine ... I don't know ... to this day ... why it was necessary, but it was.
  7. Put the cruise payment on a credit card. What help are you looking to obtain here on CC? Some 'glitch or error' happened. The cash was returned to your bank account. Understandably, you spent some of that $900 cash, so it isn't fully available to apply to the cruise. Do you want to cancel the cruise? Was $900 the full amount of the cruise ... so you would not lose a deposit amount? Are you looking to go on this cruise without paying the remainder of the money because you found out NCL made an error?
  8. Well ... my personal experience last Sept. was a FANTASTIC last minute deal. I booked about 10 days before sailing ... booked 2 cruises back to back ... for $399 each before taxes/port fees & before grats, of course. Solo supplement fee was waived ... so it was truly $399 each cruise. It was guarantee cabin, first cruise cabin on was on deck 5 ... had THE BEST steward .... and 2nd cruise cabin was deck 8. Great experience. LOVED this deal.
  9. Nothing changes what I said .... It is still crazy too much to try and do in 1 day. But enjoy your stress filled run through NYC.
  10. You are not likely going to be able to eat the breakfast buffet. Your day IN that hotel does not start until 3pm check in time. You can arrive any time you want, it does NOT mean you are going to check in at 9am ...
  11. After discussing many possible tourist sites to visit on our one full day in NYC , we have finally thought we had the perfect plan, only to realize I totally spaced waiting on luggage at the airport. So now we have 3 possibilities. Please critique time lines for any flaws. I would also like to apologize for the numerous threads I started while we tried to figure out our priorities. Speaking of Priorities, our top two priorities are Central Park and a Statue Cruise. Other things we would like to do if time permitting is the Walking food tour (Nolita and Little Italy-Greenwich Village) and the 9-11 Memorial. I also want to have pancakes at the Brownstone Diner sometime while we are there. Option I A would be perfect if the Residence Inn would allow us to eat our free breakfast on Saturday instead of Sunday, as we could fit in everything we want and not feel rushed with the schedule. I've only read this much of your post and I already have agita .... high anxiety ... the shakes ... it's already too much. WOW ... I DO understand that people want to see & do NYC in 1 day but dang ... it just can't be done. It takes time to get to the New World Observatory. It takes time to get the ferry for the Statue photos. It takes a lot of time getting to & from different places. And then time doing each in those different places.
  12. And I'm waiting for the police to knock on my door because I've pulled the tags off of my pillows and mattress!
  13. ALWAYS bring your drivers license with you. You may very well need it to get back on the ship. You should leave your passport IN YOUR SAFE in your cabin, if your port is somewhere that a passport is NOT required to get off the ship and through customs at the port.
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