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How do these "new names" get automatically added to a roll call?
I've been on several roll calls and often see this message and nothing else:

Hi Everyone! I am sailing on this cruise and looking forward to chatting with all of you!
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I've been keeping an eye on this topic for a...
I've been keeping an eye on this topic for a while and am surprised that the labeling of Stockholm rather than Nynashamn as the port is a shock. The big ships are not suitable for a reliable sailing...
Many longer cruises secure a Roman Catholic...
Many longer cruises secure a Roman Catholic priest to celebrate a daily mass. Some ask this man to also officiate at the non-denominational services. I have never seen any cruise line give a...
Four transatlantics and one transpacific. I love...
Four transatlantics and one transpacific. I love the longer repositioning cruises.
Being near a noisy area isn't just an experience...
Being near a noisy area isn't just an experience of a guarantee or inside cabin. We had a forward penthouse cabin and thought a train was coming through early one morning when the ship dropped...
Where do you want to go? Nice warm beaches would...
Where do you want to go? Nice warm beaches would be perfect on port days. I agree that grandparents might be the key for a great cruise. They can go with you or care for them while you go. As a...
Good advice and I will add that if it is a big...
Good advice and I will add that if it is a big cruise you should book it early. A Caribbean cruise to me is not a big deal, but a trip to Europe is. If you wait, the price may go down, but you will...
We are boarding the Jade on Saturday. Can you...
We are boarding the Jade on Saturday. Can you find out who the cruise director and captain will be going over the Atlantic. If you can let us know about anyone else staying aboard, I would appreciate...
I agree. We had a very nice three day stay there...
I agree. We had a very nice three day stay there in Nov 2017.
I use a 1/2 inch binder and put copies of my...
I use a 1/2 inch binder and put copies of my reservations in plastic sleeves with other misc papers. I also use a 3 hole binder zip pouch for receipts and cash in envelopes if required for specific...
Keep in mind that if you are on a budget that a...
Keep in mind that if you are on a budget that a hotel farther from Circular Quay is a good idea. Take a taxi to your target. You will save hundreds of dollars. One day we did the hoho bus, and the...
Harv and marv whale watching was spectacular in...
Harv and marv whale watching was spectacular in Juneau.
I'm not sure I am following. This doesn't sound...
I'm not sure I am following. This doesn't sound like a upgrade bid nor does it sound like a guarantee. You said you were in a obstructed view cabin and then assigned a porthole cabin. I have done...
Thanks! Both of your postings made it clear.
Thanks! Both of your postings made it clear.
Latitudes Dinner Reservations
I attempted to make dinner reservations that are covered by our Platinum perks (dinner at Cagney and at Moderno) but had to put them in the card and pay for them. So, I didn't go through with the...
Juneau-do a private whale watching with someone...
Juneau-do a private whale watching with someone like Harv and Marv or take the bus to Mendenhall glacier.

Skagway- go to the Yukon by train and then van or do it yourself with a rental car.
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The ship environment itself will likely provide...
The ship environment itself will likely provide few problems. It is kept quite spotless and there usually are minimal plants onboard.
Check out the "Travel to Europe and Australia" on...
Check out the "Travel to Europe and Australia" on my website for info on a great hotel in Sydney (much cheaper than Circular Quay) and a great trip to the Blue Mountains. www.DonnaGawell.com
I've never seen it. They can be a great bargain...
I've never seen it. They can be a great bargain IF you aren't a drinker. We are on a two-week cruise and chose the OV sail away. We hardly ever drink at home but are Platinum Latitudes so we get two...
I am grateful if people who prefer to not sit...
I am grateful if people who prefer to not sit with strangers are accommodated. I only want to engage with people who enjoy meeting and conversing with others. The thought that pleasant social...
They now offered me a room, but I have to pay $50...
They now offered me a room, but I have to pay $50 for media setup even though I wrote that I needed no AV. This is a subgroup of Cruise Critic- one of the scheduled activities like cabin crawl. LRC,...
This is the Jade. I went this official route and...
This is the Jade. I went this official route and it spiraled down from there.
I was told on a past cruise that you had to...
I was told on a past cruise that you had to request the room before sailing. As usual, so many conflicting messages from NCL. I'm just waiting to see what dynamic speaker they have scheduled on our...
Requesting a meeting room
I asked NCL a few months ago about the possibility of scheduling a meeting room on a transatlantic sailing. I even offered to open up the topic for all the ship's passengers, with the topic "Crossing...
I've been on the Getaway and it was designed for...
I've been on the Getaway and it was designed for Miami cruising. Much of the outside is suited to warm weather cruising. Most of its sailings this past summer did NOT sail through the archipelago in...