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  1. There is a great place to store your luggage while visiting Barcelona. You can store your bags using the BagBNB app. You have to make reservations in advance and then you just drop off your bags when you arrive. The location I picked is just a block away from the huge department store - El Corte located right across from Plaça de Catalunya . Perfect for exploring all of the tourist areas in Barcelona.
  2. This is straight from the Costa web page: The service charge, which is calculated on a daily basis according to the length of the cruise, the destination and the ship, is used to provide incentive to staff who perform hotel duties and to continually improve the quality of service offered onboard Costa Cruises ships. The service charge is an integral part of the cruise and therefore the amount cannot be altered. As a convenience, Costa Cruises will add a modest service charge per person, per day to the onboard account as a gratuity for cabin and dining services. Bartenders, servers, deck stewards and other staff may be tipped as service is received. A 15% gratuity is added to beverage purchases which are added to the onboard account.
  3. Here's what the eDocs say about the LATREW code: "Note: LATREW promo code, is automatically applied to Latitude members' reservations. This code gives Latitude members their specific tier level discounts/benefits onboard. This promo code does not provide any Latitude points." Not sure what LATVIP provides.
  4. I always book the inside sail away rate, which has always been the cheapest rate available on every cruise. With this sale, I can actually book an inside cabin with one perk (and I can choose the stateroom) for less than the sail away rate. That's a great deal for me.
  5. Ditto for me. No luck on getting the OBC and it has been over a month since it was requested. I looked at all of my past OBC requests and it never took more than 48 hours to show up. I may try guest services on the ship, but I'm not sure it is worth the fight for $100 OBC when I'm on vacation.
  6. I'm glad to know it is taking longer to show up. I've been waiting a couple of weeks with no response and in the past it would post within 24 hours. I was thinking I might just have to give up and lose out on the OBC, but there still might be a chance it shows up!
  7. I stayed at Barcelona Sants. Hotel is right at the central train station and you can take a train from the airport directly to the hotel. From the train station at the hotel you can access all areas of the city. There is a train that will drop you about 100 feet away from the port shuttle that takes you directly to the ship. Fast and easy.
  8. Some inclines. I don't recall any stairs. If there were any stairs, they would have been 2-3 steps at most.
  9. It was not strenuous at all. Very easy, with boardwalks for walking the entire route.
  10. Yes, the cashier will have currency exchange open during specific hours that are noted in the dailies and there is also signage at the cashier's desk that indicates the open hours for currency exchange.
  11. I've used the ship to shore phone service from cabin many times and it has always been reliable and crystal clear as a land line.
  12. I love them. One of my favorite things on NCL.
  13. Based on most posts seen on CC, I think this sign is usually ignored.
  14. Always book sail away rate and always happy with the room. In addition, it is really easy to adjust when the rate changes to a lower price because there is no concern with losing the perks when doing a price adjustment. The only thing I miss with the sail away rate are the bonus nights when booking a latitude "past guest offer" as that deal also excludes the sail away rate.
  15. It was great - Disney World combined with a cruise to Freeport, Bahamas and a stop at Disney's private island in the Bahamas (Blue Lagoon Island aka Salt Cay). First cruise many years ago.
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