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  1. We get handicap assist off the ship and needed to get off as late as possible as the Yankee Trails bus doesn't get there until 1030am. We ask to be last on the list and usually get escorted off around 1015am.
  2. I have found if I go through the emails I can get to my cruise planner. Any other way and I get the dreaded notice.
  3. Same problem get the try back in 15 minutes no matter what device I use, no matter what browser I use but now it is not even showing I have a cruise! Good thing I love stress!
  4. We would cruise if we were guaranteed that vaccinated people would not have to quarantine if there was an outbreak. If no guarantee we would cancel.
  5. We usually cruise every 6 months which gives me 6 months to lose the 8 pounds I put on every cruise. Since both of our 2020 cruise were cancelled I have managed to lose 20 pounds and my bank account has gone up. I cannot wait to get back on a ship, but we have decided to only cruise once a year from now on.
  6. My husband is a big man who likes to take up a lot of space while sleeping, so on cruises I always have him take the big bed and I sleep on the couch. The room steward always looks at me like I am crazy when I tell him I will be sleeping on the couch! I always tell the steward to leave it as a bed so I can nap during the day. It is not a problem.
  7. Have stayed in both types of rooms on the Breakaway and loved both but with the drink package I love the 2 bedroom closest to the Haven bar. Last time it was 10 steps from my door to the bar! I did like the huge balcony when we were aft but was too tired to walk up to the Haven area often so now I will only stay in the Haven area.
  8. I called with my reservations number and my points were put back while I was on the phone.
  9. Just curious as to whether the king size bed in the handicapped balcony rooms on the NCL Gem can be separated into two single beds.
  10. I called and got through right away.
  11. Thanks for letting me know. There goes my dream solo cruise!
  12. The husband and I are arguing over whether to go or not. We booked the Bliss March 22nd cruise I want to go and he wants to cancel. I am wondering if they would let my husband cancel and let me take my solo dream cruise that I have always wanted to do!
  13. Does anyone think using food handling gloves to touch the tongs in the buffet would be a good idea or bad idea.
  14. Thank you for the great pictures. Love the colors of the bridge in the dark. We are traveling on the Bliss March 22nd and your review and pictures make me feel like I already know the ship.
  15. I took my parents on their first cruise when they were in their late 70's. Get travel insurance for them. Both had problems with water retention because of the salt and need to change to a salt free diet. Only on the cruise never had a problem with it before or after. Both were sea sick the first day, but we had a room on the 14th floor and the front of the ship so I would suggest a room in the middle and down lower if possible. Both still talk about the wonderful cruise we gave them so go and make nice memories.
  16. We are going on the Bliss in March and Oasis in October. I love your reviews and cannot wait to read more! Thank you for all the time you put into your reviews.
  17. One time with the angled balcony the room steward said he could not bring us a lounger so I told him we have had loungers brought up before and handed him $20. He brought a lounger right away.
  18. Are they called Ranger cookies on the ships? I ran up to the Windjammer many times looking for this mysterious Ranger cookies and never saw them. And I mean I went to the Windjammer every hour hoping to see them.
  19. We had been on 7 NCL cruises on the Breakaway class when we found a great deal for the RCL Anthem of the Seas. We both loved RCL! The drink package was great with specialty coffees, fresh juice and bottled water. We loved the Solarium for adults only. The ship never felt crowded and the choices of things to do made it so I know I need to go on the ship again so I can do the things I missed. Also there were two separate times that ship officers were walking around talking to passengers and we were able to talk to them about the differences between RCL and NCL. Both times we were thanked for our input. Never talked to a ship officer on any of our NCL cruises.
  20. Ship -Gem Deck -8 Stateroom # -8602 Stateroom Category –Obstructed Oceanview Starboard or Port Side -Port Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) –mostly the room was quiet. In the evening there was a beeping noise that I could not figure where it was coming from. I could hear the family next door talking if we did not have the TV on. Was stateroom a connecting stateroom? -No Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. –Only a window Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? -NA Was wind a problem? -NA If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? -NA Any specific problems with this cabin? -This was a handicapped room, but the door was not automatic and it was difficult to get the wheelchair into and out of the room. Any other comments? - It was an awesome location. Right by the aft elevator or a short walk down the hall way to O'Sheehan's. The hallway was never crowded and only once did I hear anyone in the hallway. Being so close to O'Sheehan's it was easy to get a drink to take back to the room. The window was blocked on the bottom half but I could still see the sunsets!
  21. I am cruising on the Gem in a few short weeks and realized after booking that there is no adult only area except for the spa. Can anyone tell me of a outside area that is better than others if I want to avoid tantruming children. I run a day care for a living so this is one week I want to avoid toddlers.
  22. Did three cruises in the Haven and could not imagine going in to a regular balcony, but after going to the balcony I found I do not need the Haven. In the Haven there was so much of the ship we never saw because we spent so much time in the Haven. Once we were out of the Haven we found places on the ship that we loved that we had never experienced before. The Haven is nice, but not worth the extra cost. The ships are huge and there is so much to see and do, but if you hang out mostly in the Haven you miss the rest of the ship.
  23. Ok how much more? The couple hundred I would lose if I canceled?
  24. I had been on 5 cruises with no one asking for my marriage certificate, but on the sixth cruise the woman told me I could not board without it. I always brought it just in case.
  25. So the price is the same for refundable as non refundable? I just assumed they would charge more.
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