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Sea saw 56

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    Travel, Mini Schnauzers, Birdwatching, Family
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    Quebec City, Canada

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  1. I called, a rep updated the info on all 3 upcoming cruises, told me I needed to go into my NCL account and update my profile. When I go into Edit my profile, it will not let me change my name, and has no place to enter a middle name. Am I missing something?
  2. Occasionally we bring snacks (packaged) to take along in our bag on shore excursions. Ya never know when you might need one before an organized tour is over. Usually, most of them go uneaten though, and we end up leaving them for the steward when we disembark. We tend to eat more meals, deserts, etc. on the ship and have no room for those kind of things.
  3. Sometimes when they cancel your cruise, you get a 100% refund + a percentage off if you book another cruise within a certain period of time. NCL cancelled a cruise we were looking forward to out of New Orleans for January 2020. Our offer from them was complete refund and 15% off if we booked any new cruise within a time frame they specified. Turned out to be a great deal for us. Luckily we had not booked our flight yet.
  4. Actually, the tour we took did go to Hoonah. We took a bus, visited a place where they made totem poles, walked around the little marina, went into a cafe, just walked around the little town and didn't find many places open that day.
  5. We took a tour in Icy Strait, then had some time before getting back on the ship. We enjoyed the best fried halibut basket at a restaurant right beside the tender pier(2015). Restaurant had outdoor seating with torchiers beside the booths for warmth. Will never forget eating lunch there, watched a huge raven grab a whole halibut filet when a man set it on the table and went to bring back a beer🤣. There was a little shopping mall next door to that restaurant that had some unique high end clothing. We found it to be an interesting port, and were hoping to be back one day. Booked our 4th Alaska cruise recently, get to visit Icy Strait again next September🤗!
  6. The meals in the Suites Restaurant are as much of a treat as the specialty restaurants, in our opinion. Each meal in the Suites Restaurant was a relaxing, pampering experience. It quiet, the staff gets to know you, and the food is very good.
  7. We have always had great luck emailing the concierge desk for their list of haven amenity choice suggestions, here is the email address we use: norwegianconciergedesk@ncl.com Very few times our choices were not already taken care of when we boarded. Just remember to include our name and reservation #.
  8. Looks as though the Gem is supposed to be in Portland today, headed for Boston. Kind of rough on the webcam.
  9. We ordered the shrimpers delight to be delivered for lunch during the day of our Panama Canal crossing. Didn't want to leave our front balcony view and miss something. It was a very nicely done tray of shrimp and we enjoyed it. We did not pre-order it (before boarding the ship), but ordered it from our butler the day before we wanted it delivered. We were in a suite however. We asked for raw veggies, some cheeses, and chips and salsa to be delivered with it. It was quite the spread. It would make a fantastic treat for sail away.
  10. We stayed in 17004 for a 15 day transatlantic this past April/May. We loved that cabin. Very peaceful; actually never saw the window cleaning rig anywhere near our cabin during our stay. We appreciate a quiet, private balcony and it certainly was. Quite roomy enough for us with a small table and 2 nice cushioned wicker chairs, plus 2 full size loungers. The balcony looks out the port side, so we had good views of the starry night. The master bathroom is amazing, full length wall of windows with the view out the very front of the ship. The 2 person tub and two sinks and mirrors overlook the bow. Though the humongous windows appeared to have shades, they were never needed because no one could see in from way up there! Would recommend 17004 for a quiet cabin, not much hall traffic since you are at the forward port-side corner. If you like to be where the action is, 17033 would suit you better. Either way you go you will love the Epic Haven. Happy cruising.
  11. Ask your room steward or butler for deck blankets. They will leave them in your room for you to use throughout your stay. We used them out on the balcony, as well as for a nap on the couch in the afternoon, in Alaska, Canada/New England & Norway.
  12. Been cruising NCL since 2002, platinum plus - so NCL veterans, we normally eat an average of 3 meals per cruise at Cagneys. Did so on our April-May cruise on the Epic, have booked 3 nights there for our January cruise on the Getaway. We have never eaten a meal at Cagneys we didn't like. Were disappointed with a few of the menu changes they have made along the way, but the food and ambience are always a fantastic experience for us.
  13. We normally stay within a half hour of the port, we head over from our hotel between 10:00 & 10:30. By 11:30 we are usually seated in the restaurant for lunch, toasting our vacay with our first drink.
  14. You can see the prices of Shorex by port on the ‘Explore Shore Excursions’ page of the NCL website without signing into your myNCL page. At least, the 3 I have booked for my New Orleans cruise in January are all there with the prices.
  15. Thanks for the great reminder Dwayne. Never fails, we are Plat+, I call ahead and reserve our excursions to take advantage of the $50-$100 per port package discounts, but I fail to write down how much the shore excursions I booked are advertised to cost. I am fairly(?) organized about our cruises and use a template to list daily location, average temperature for the date, excursion booked, dining booked, shows booked. That may seem obsessive, but normally once we board there are no worries about planning, just relax and enjoy all the months of pre-planning. I am adding a column to include the advertised cost and the 15% discount amount so I don't leave my money on the table.
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