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Can you send a gift to a friend on the cruise?
I have a friend who is going on a Carnival cruise and will be getting married in one of the ports of call. Can I order a gift to be sent to their stateroom on the day of the wedding?

I know if I...
Hi to everyone on the Gem this week! I just...
Hi to everyone on the Gem this week! I just wanted to let you all know that I watched you sail away on Saturday with a tremendous amount of envy! We were at the Javit's Center for the Auto Show...
We both have the LG 3280, but it was probably the...
We both have the LG 3280, but it was probably the location that made the difference.
Really? I was surprised to find that both of our...
Really? I was surprised to find that both of our Tracfones worked on the 3/1 Gem cruise-we even had a full signal on our sea days.
Yes, the Blue Lagoon is open 24 hours a day. ...
Yes, the Blue Lagoon is open 24 hours a day. Breakfast from 7:30 (or 7:00) until 10:30 (I think)...then they have their regular menu which is "comfort foods" such as burgers, hot dogs, noodle stir...
We just cruised on the Gem 3/1-3/8 and had a...
We just cruised on the Gem 3/1-3/8 and had a wonderful time!

We ate at each specialty restaurant with the exception of Teppanyaki and I can honestly say that we enjoyed each one. However for...
We just came off the Gem on 3/8 and LOVED it! ...
We just came off the Gem on 3/8 and LOVED it! This was our first cruise with NCL and were not sure how we felt about freestyle, but it really worked for us!

So, don't worry-not everyone has a...
Hi, I just returned on Gem on Saturday and not...
Hi, I just returned on Gem on Saturday and not everything listed here is 100% accurate. I have made some changes below

Restaurant Hours

Main Restaurants -Only Grand Pacific is open for...
Anyone?
Anyone?
Yes, these are foward, which I guess makes them...
Yes, these are foward, which I guess makes them bulkhead cabins. Are there any disadvantages to these balcony cabin vs others?

Unfortunately we did not book a guarantee-so we are probably out of...
BE vs BD category on Gem
Can anyone explain the difference to me? It looks like there are only 4 BE rooms and I am wondering why the price is slightly lower on these rooms. Any reviews of the BE category would be much...
Has anyone done the Kennedy Space Center excursion?
My husband and I have been looking at this excursion. We are "mildly" interested in the space program, but are by no means space buffs. Since we are going to Port Canaveral we would hate to miss...
Oops sorry-we will be on Gem. Thanks for...
Oops sorry-we will be on Gem.

Thanks for your input.
Question about specialty restaurant reservations
I booked last minute for our 3/1 cruise and this will be our 1st on NCL. I have been lurking and reading a lot but I am not completely clear on the reservation system. What I understand so far is...
Any luck with credits for lower prices after booking?
I just booked our 3/1 cruise last Sunday. As of this morning the price of our stateroom category has dropped. I booked direct with NCL and so far today I have made 3 phone calls and received 3...
That is the type of experiences we have had...
That is the type of experiences we have had dining with strangers on our previous cruises!!!
Right...thus the joy of freestyle dining! I...
Right...thus the joy of freestyle dining!

I didn't write this post to start the debate-just looking for an answer. Everyone is different-it's what makes the world go around, folks!

Thank you...
Too late! It is already being tested in at least...
Too late! It is already being tested in at least one US airport...can't seem to remember which one though! Pretty cool idea, but it is going to cost (us!) a fortune!!
Excellent! Thank you for the quick responses! :)
Excellent! Thank you for the quick responses! :)
Is there anytime that we must eat with others?
We just booked our first NCL cruise (3/1 on Gem) and since it is just DH and I on this cruise we are wondering if we will be able to eat at a table for 2 at every restaurant or are there times that...
It sounds like you had a wonderful trip! I just...
It sounds like you had a wonderful trip! I just booked out first NCL cruise 20 minutes ago...it will be on Gem on 3/1. DH and I are happy to read your great review.

Thanks so much! :)
NCL Newbie with a few questions
I have cruised 2 times previously with RCI-we we love, but we are 90% convinced that we are going to book an upcoming cruise on NCL Gem. I just have a couple of questions:

1-other than the...
We must have seen each other than! My DH was in...
We must have seen each other than! My DH was in the sports bar every chance he had and we also spent quite a lot of time in the Chamber at night (Wednesday night in particular was a crazy night for...
Go outside on deck 4 and walk towards the front...
Go outside on deck 4 and walk towards the front of the ship. You will come to a set of stairs which will take will lead you up and around to the helipad. We just found it on Explorer last week!
We were on the same cruise and also have...
We were on the same cruise and also have overspray on our car. Unfortunately due to the rain we did not notice it until Saturday. I left a message for Ken at Bayonne Drydock and I am hoping for a...