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Thank you for taking the time to post these. My...
Thank you for taking the time to post these. My first NCL cruise is coming up on the Epic in January so these are really helpful!
The best opening in literature ever imho! Still...
The best opening in literature ever imho! Still enjoying the review and laughing like crazy! Thanks!
Lol if you need to add a solo, bourbon loving...
Lol if you need to add a solo, bourbon loving girl to the Institute of Cheer review staff let me know! Thank you again for the great review. I’m really excited to try NCL in a few months!
Ughhh. My first NCL is coming up in January. I...
Ughhh. My first NCL is coming up in January. I may just have to budget the extra for some Knob Creek.

Really enjoying the review!!!
Thank you! That looks completely manageable!
Thank you! That looks completely manageable!
So excited to read your review. I'm doing my...
So excited to read your review. I'm doing my first NCL cruise in January - solo in a studio. Thank you for taking the time to post! Would love to see pics of your room and curious how the solo...
Sadly, NCL. I've done 20 with Carnival. Since I'm...
Sadly, NCL. I've done 20 with Carnival. Since I'm now solo, I just can't justify the double price. My January sailing on NCL is $800 cheaper than Carnival when factoring in the included beverage...
Thankfully most of the complainers had already...
Thankfully most of the complainers had already left the ship by that last night. :) There was a group of 500 on the Splendor sailing and they took over the aft pool every day, complained about...
Thank you for sharing this. I was on the Splendor...
Thank you for sharing this. I was on the Splendor that departed 9/3. We finally docked late 9/12 in Ft Lauderdale and were given the option to stay until 9/14 while docked since there were no flights...
Same here. I'm prepared we might not. If we...
Same here. I'm prepared we might not. If we change itineraries or miss a port, it will be the first time I've ever had it happen and this is cruise #20! Amber Cove is my favorite port ever but can't...
I've actually never seen it so completely random...
I've actually never seen it so completely random if it is!:D
I also sail Sunday. Don't think Amber Cove next...
I also sail Sunday. Don't think Amber Cove next Thursday is happening! I figure there will be an itinerary change - maybe Western instead? As long as the ship sails I'm on vacation and don't care!
I was referring to "high rye" bourbons like...
I was referring to "high rye" bourbons like Bulleit., not Rye whiskey which is something else. Traditional Manhattans use rye (although I personally prefer bourbon in mine.). High rye bourbon still...
The general public mostly wants sweet, syrupy...
The general public mostly wants sweet, syrupy drinks. Yuck. all too often here at home I order a Manhattan and get some syrupy, grenadine or cherry juice filled nastiness. I will say that for the...
Ha! gentleman jack is decent sipping whiskey -...
Ha! gentleman jack is decent sipping whiskey - it's not bourbon, though!!!!
I'm getting ready to do my first Ncl in January -...
I'm getting ready to do my first Ncl in January - for less than half the cost of carnival and with ubp included. Now that I'm solo, having the studio cabins makes a huge difference. I'll compromise...
I'm fine with 15 a day. I've never come close. ...
I'm fine with 15 a day. I've never come close. But Carnival also never includes the beverage package in the fare so you are paying $54 or so pp each day for it on top of your cruise price. And all...
I'm used to anything under $50 being included in...
I'm used to anything under $50 being included in the drink package so will definitely have to figure out some alternatives. Or pay the extra for decent bourbon. I'm not a Bulleit fan. I prefer the...
That bourbon list is sad - only one actual...
That bourbon list is sad - only one actual bourbon included in UBP? I've not sailed NCL yet so will see how it goes onboard. I'm a Knob Creek drinker normally but would take Woodford Reserve if they...
So excited for a Splendor review! I leave in two...
So excited for a Splendor review! I leave in two weeks and can't wait!
I asked about twice and was told no one got twice...
I asked about twice and was told no one got twice a day anymore - so not my choice are all.
19 cruises with Carnival and steward said no more...
19 cruises with Carnival and steward said no more twice a day. This was on rhe Miracle in April. I was told only once a day. Thought I was low maintenance and agreed -but had issues getting laundry...
Alchemy bar fans - what to do on the Splendor???
So I had the Glory booked this fall.....and long story short couldn't take off work in time and had to switch to the Splendor. Better than no cruise, right?

I've spent many an evening enjoying...
I've found the same recently. I've done 19...
I've found the same recently. I've done 19 cruises with Carnival. As a solo cruiser now, I can do NCL with an included drink package (or other perk like specialty dining or shore excursions or free...
For those who don't have mobility issues, you can...
For those who don't have mobility issues, you can also walk to Mahahual. About a 45 minute walk on a mostly shaded greenway type path. 2.5 or 3 miles maybe? Great way to burn off some of those cruise...