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Fair enough - I'm a big fan of Jade and have been...
Fair enough - I'm a big fan of Jade and have been on her several times, but I'm sure people can and do find fault with her.

I think my point was that people should be a bit more balanced when it...
Whenever a thread like this comes up, you can be...
Whenever a thread like this comes up, you can be sure a whole hoard of people will jump on saying how Spirit is their favourite ship etc. but with reports like this I am struggling to see how it can...
Even more reason the cruise line should recognise...
Even more reason the cruise line should recognise how 'exceptional' this is and therefore how shocking and disruptive this news is to passengers, therefore offering a more palatable compensation.
I was having quite intense e-mails with them...
I was having quite intense e-mails with them immediately after the announcement of the change (before they announced the free transfers). The free transfers was the least they could do really, and...
I think the point is, that no matter how...
I think the point is, that no matter how 'inevitable' a cancelled cruise is, it's still extremely disruptive and creates huge disappointment and loss of expectation - which should be reasonable...
They did the same for us in Stockholm on our...
They did the same for us in Stockholm on our upcoming Baltic cruise, changing it to Nynashamn.



I refuse to accept 'berthing conflict' as a sufficiently detailed reason, given these things are...
Another thing to consider when aft is vibration...
Another thing to consider when aft is vibration from the props when docking etc.


If this would bother you I'd avoid aft. But the ship will move regardless of its displacement depending on the...
Wow, they are getting cheaper and cheaper - only...
Wow, they are getting cheaper and cheaper - only $25 OBC offered per stateroom. It was $50 on a thread I was reading the other day for the same scenario.


Sorry to hear about this. The 10 day...
Great review and very detailed - thanks. :D ...
Great review and very detailed - thanks. :D


Gives a fantastic perspective on a type of cruise I haven't had occasion to do (yet).



I love Jade and have been on her several times - although...
That would be nice if there was a Platinum...
That would be nice if there was a Platinum priority but I doubt it somehow.


It's a ridiculous process to prioritise those that have booked NCL tours at the expense of others and I won't be...
I am on 07/13 sailing and doing the tour with...
I am on 07/13 sailing and doing the tour with SPB.



I am not looking forward to a scrum to get off the boat. I'll be joining Group B, the tours aren't cheap and I won't be missing a minute!
Sorry I've been on a land holiday of late...
Sorry I've been on a land holiday of late (heathen I know!) and haven't been checking in here. Glad the food is much better for you compared to your last cruise.

The ports look wonderful. As usual...
Glad you arrived without hassle or delay and are...
Glad you arrived without hassle or delay and are enjoying your first few days on board. Lunch looks yummy!
Happy Easter, Bea. Have an absolutely wonderful...
Happy Easter, Bea. Have an absolutely wonderful cruise - it would take a great effort not to enjoy the fabulous cabin and itinerary you have.:D

I can't believe how quickly this has come around for...
Thanks for detailing your experience on...
Thanks for detailing your experience on Orchestra. I summed my Orchestra cruise up by saying I would cruise MSC again, in Aurea or above, if it was a very good price, food issues aside. However the...
Fingers crossed for you Bea that you don't...
Fingers crossed for you Bea that you don't encounter any problems in getting out there. I wouldn't even know how to pack for a month away, at least you've started in good time! :)
Presumably the same place as the paid-for shuttle...
Presumably the same place as the paid-for shuttle buses - if NCL would otherwise offer 'Stockholm on Your Own' - I don't know where that is, but I'll take a look at some threads from last season to...
Me too! I must say I am pleased with this....
Me too!

I must say I am pleased with this. But, if they were planning on doing it all along, why not mention it in the original e-mail, instead of causing all the upset between then and now?

I...
Well well - I stand corrected. I wrote back to...
Well well - I stand corrected. I wrote back to NCL to express that they hadn't fully addressed my original point and that I thought they would profit out of this situation. They came back with this...
I have sailed often in this area and the weather...
I have sailed often in this area and the weather is fine, depends what you are used to of course, but very pleasant usually.

Venice can get foggy though so your disembarkation may be delayed -...
I escalated this asking for a SPECIFIC reason for...
I escalated this asking for a SPECIFIC reason for this change, here is the BS they responded with - not answering the question at all:



Guaranteed they will be selling transfers to Stockholm,...
That is absolutely shocking. Such a shame, we are...
That is absolutely shocking. Such a shame, we are going on Breakaway to celebrate a milestone birthday and this cruise isn't a budget trip. Still got a few weeks to cancel. NCL, you should be...
Exactly. Anyway, the fees have went up 21% in a...
Exactly. Anyway, the fees have went up 21% in a few years - show me an employer that awards 6 or 7 percent pay rises a year over the same period.

If you want a 21% increase in salary, you have to...
We are sailing 07/13 and I got the e-mail...
We are sailing 07/13 and I got the e-mail yesterday.

Not happy at all and the e-mail is so vague - what exactly is the detail of this 'berthing conflict' and why could it not be foreseen and...
I think Monaco is a bit of an aberration in that...
I think Monaco is a bit of an aberration in that regard. You would have to go out of your way to find some kind of official government office to get a stamp, if at all, the last thing you'd want to...