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Couple of questions here. To answer the...
Couple of questions here.

To answer the first, you don't HAVE to do things in advance. We did, and we were sorry we did, since we ended up having the concierge reschedule some things for us last...
Actually, and this is my my two cents on the...
Actually, and this is my my two cents on the matter, of course... If you have the "add to Amazon wish list" feature installed on your browser, you can add anything from anywhere to your Amazon wish...
We ran the numbers. When we travel with our kids...
We ran the numbers. When we travel with our kids (one of whom is adult and the other two still under 18, but not for long), it will be cheaper for us to get a suite than to travel in two separate...
Ours had one of the swing-locks found in hotel...
Ours had one of the swing-locks found in hotel rooms. That would make it much harder for a small child.

DML
Bridge Tour and hairstyle pics...
The final set of pictures came in, and it included a few pictures from the bridge tour. Unfortunately, the pictures of the ornamental brasswork didn't take well, but I got a good picture of the...
My husband took it, which is good, because I...
My husband took it, which is good, because I would have been temped to say something really sarcastic in response to them.

DML
DH and I went alone. We're already planning to go...
DH and I went alone. We're already planning to go back with our three teens.

DML
Personal experience speaking... Suite guests can...
Personal experience speaking... Suite guests can get an MDR reservation, and we were also seating quicker without one than others showing up at the doors.

DML
The problem (from my POV) is that a lot of people...
The problem (from my POV) is that a lot of people posting information do NOT make the distinction, so we were expecting the other system. I see it a lot when people pop off with the information about...
First day for us and at about 7 pm. Have fun! ...
First day for us and at about 7 pm. Have fun!

DML
Just a note... EVERYTHING we asked pre-concierge...
Just a note... EVERYTHING we asked pre-concierge for was taken care of and in our room at arrival. They did a good job for us.

DML
Read the review on the NCL Dawn my husband and I...
Read the review on the NCL Dawn my husband and I just posted, but skip past the TSA portion. That should help. Hope you find your sea legs again!;)

DML
"Port side" is left while facing forward/toward...
"Port side" is left while facing forward/toward the bow of the ship. Port side does NOT indicate (today) which side of the ship will be toward the port/shore. On our cruise a few weeks back,...
We're certainly not wealthy, but we enjoy...
We're certainly not wealthy, but we enjoy pampering when we get the chance to get away for a while. We often choose to stay in concierge accommodations. Unlike people who have the leisure time to...
They sell them in the arrivals building you pass...
They sell them in the arrivals building you pass through on your way ashore, at a kiosk at the end of the wharf and again down at the ferry pier. We bought ours in the building. They will also give...
A little more from my review!
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From my Dawn review!
We took the Sunset Catamaran Swizzle Cruise. I HIGHLY suggest this tour to anyone, but especially to adults, since there's not much for little kids to do. If you do bring little kids along, be...
From my reivew on it!
The quality of the tour is completely dependent (IMHO) on the guide you get. The guide we had for the Fantasy Cave was a young teen who was not well-versed in the particulars of his caves. The...
Disembarkation Day...pout...
DMLyons: One final breakfast at Cagney's. Oh, am I going to miss those pancakes and smoked salmon.

Virginia made one last check for my camera with the security at the port but, again, no one...
Day 7- INDEPENDENCE DAY!
DMLyons: To those wondering, the Dawn staff did do some things for the holiday. There were decorations up, pretty much everywhere we went. They had a party on the pool deck at lunch. They had...
Day 6!
DMLyons: Breakfast again at Cagney's. With a week to cruise, I can't imagine getting tired of Cagney's for breakfast. If we were doing a B2B or something, I imagine I might want to mix it up a...
Day 5, part 2!
DMLyons: When we got back from the tour, we had a pleasant surprise in our room. Maurice and Renato had decorated the room for us. They'd gotten us a gorgeous little cake (vanilla with a cream icing...
Day 5- OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
DMLyons: Maurice delivered Cagney's fare to the room for breakfast. It was a delight, and I'm glad we asked him to do that. He not only brought the main dishes but also the stuff we wanted from the...
Day 4, part 4!
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We ended up the night by attending...
Day 4, part 3!
Being suite guests, we got early entry into the Chocoholic Buffet, were escorted in by Virginia and her assistant, and we had extra time to take pictures. They had a wide range of choices, though...