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Not a good site
In addition to the inappropriate email list pop-up, I find that just logging in to check my cruise brings my browser to a stand-still. Sometimes I have to wait 3-4 minutes for the page to load! :mad:
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By nerd-guy
Another one of those dry jokes?
I laughed the most at this one. You don't know how isolated we are over here (especially the bankers). I could go to my bank here in San Antonio and perhaps find some Mexican Pesos, but no other...
The Dumbing-Down of Caesar Salads
To me the anchovy is THE key ingridient of the salad. There are too many, like the girl in this story, who do not like anchovies. This has led to many (most?) american restaurants routinely...
Hey! You have to have a reservation to go aboard.
But seriously folks, even my worst cruise was great. Think about it, fancy dining rooms with good food, a comfortable bed, twice a day room service, a big ship out at sea, visiting far-away...
Try Candied Ginger
I find it in the bulk foods section of the food store at about 4-8 dollars per pound. This is real, natural ginger chunks that have been made into candy. We take 3-4 small pieces (about the size of...
Not Exactly Kosher
The language concerning redemption states that one of the card holders must occupy the cabin that gets the discount. It is very clear on this point, but NCL can certainly waive this if they wish. ...
No Sofa
Neither my wife nor I can recall any sofa or other sleeping arrangement, but this is a big cabin so have them bring in a roll-away bed. Now I have looked at the photos, so maybe there is a pull-down...
Vegas: One and Two Dollar Tables
Although I'm the king of the low-rollers, I have enjoyed reading about your strategies. For a low minimum table I have always gone to Slots of Fun where the craps table used to be almost on the...
SCL to Vina del Mar
We took a prepaid cab from the airport to Vina del Mar (a resort suburb of Valparaiso). It was $116 for 2 persons and can be paid by credit card within the airport at a transportation counter there....
Here is one possible company
Hi, I have not used any of their tours, but I will also visit Lima in April and found this site on the net. Send them an email and see what they offer.
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Main Dining Rooms?
Hi, thanks for the nice review of the Sun. I have never been on the Sun and wonder about the difference between Seven Seas and the Four Seasons? Is one more casual and are the menus different? Are...
$1000 in Coupons: Paid OK
I was a little nervous about getting the coupons credited to my NCL credit card, but it worked just fine. I booked the cruise on Feb 9, paying the full amount since it was beyond the final payment...
Clearly a Troll
Don't take the bait.
The program made it impossible to stray from NCL
Hi, I really like NCL, but can only compare it to a single cruise that I took on Celebrity which was also great. I would see deals on other cruise lines that I wanted, but Compass Rewards kept me in...
Plan B
In case that one doesn't work out, try [email protected] This is a format that I have used successfully with the Sun and the Jade.

Smooth sailing, Howard
Loved the Jade
We were on the Jade in late August and found everything to be just great! Cabins, food, service, and the ship itself were excellent. Only the entertainment was a little lackluster. We were on the...
You can get a waiver of pre-existing conditions
Many companies will give a waiver if you buy the insurance quickly (generally within 10 days) after putting down your initial deposit. They may or may not extend the waiver to close family members....
Watch out for travel rewards coverage !
Hi, I must admit that I first learned of cmh's bad luck when I joined the 18 day Santiago to LA cruise that she had to cancel. Carolyn, you have my wishes for a quick, successful job search.
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Don't miss out - Join your ship's Roll Call !
This can be the best part of a cruise since it gives you a chance to meet numerous fellow cruisers and make friends. We rarely tour or eat dinner without a group or at least another couple. It's a...
Wound up in HC - Obstructed View
We sailed on the Jade this past summer and the travel agent somehow put us in an HC cabin on deck 8 with lifeboats in our view, but it worked out just great as we could see plenty despite the boats,...
Finding NCL Repos
Hi, We are taking our first repo cruise this April, and it looks to be a good one. It is on the Sun from Santiago Chile to Los Angeles for a total of 18 days. What I do to find this type of cruise...
Try the Le Bistro Restaurant !
If it is anything like the Jade, try it at least once. We were very happy with food and excellent service - especially the lamb.

Smooth sailing
Maxing Out
Hi, my understanding is this:

Monthly max is 250 points or $8,334 for a single billing period
Yearly max is 1,000 points or $33,334 for YOUR annual period (likely not a calendar year)

You can...
Spend, spend, spend
My advice: you can make up the 201 points in the next 2 months. I'd go for it. Don't buy so much as a Snickers bar without the NCL card. There is a thread on the NCL forum: "Get the most out of...
Don't let them grind you down
Darlene, the letter would only be worth $75 if it obscures the fact the you paid X dollars of the trip in Compass Rewards. The Cruise Rewards (if any) would remain at $250 since this is not a...