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What are things you can ask of room steward (NOT IN HAVEN)

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I always get the mini fridge emptied so I can keep it stocked with water (I can get free bottled water at the casino bar).  I never knew I could ask for a coffee maker.  Appreciate that tip.  Definitely doing that on my next cruise.

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2 hours ago, newmexicoNita said:

Think you have the answer to you question. Many people do not know they can request coffee makers if they are in cabins below balc class. Also you can request extra coffee, cream etc.

 this is going to be an absolute gamechanger for my partner.

Are they the nespresso type, or just the standard hotel drip style?

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1 minute ago, Named-Tawny said:

 this is going to be an absolute gamechanger for my partner.

Are they the nespresso type, or just the standard hotel drip style?

Its funny how little things can make a big difference.  I also consider this a game changer.  I'm on deck 5 on the breakaway on my next trip (same deck as my last cruise), and there are mornings when I just want a cup of coffee.  This will beat going up to 14 to the buffet for a little tea cup of coffee

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On 9/27/2019 at 7:52 AM, LaCal said:

A fan, Ice bucket filled twice a day 

Wow, a fan, didn't know.  Is it a small fan that can be put by the bed?  Thanks

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Just now, dbrown84 said:

Its funny how little things can make a big difference.  I also consider this a game changer.  I'm on deck 5 on the breakaway on my next trip (same deck as my last cruise), and there are mornings when I just want a cup of coffee.  This will beat going up to 14 to the buffet for a little tea cup of coffee

 

You can always order coffee from room service.  In the morning, coffee, tea and continental breakfast is no charge.

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8 minutes ago, ColeThornton said:

 

You can always order coffee from room service.  In the morning, coffee, tea and continental breakfast is no charge.

Also didn't know this.  

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1 hour ago, TenForward said:

 

I can request a fan?  I never knew!  It's nearly impossible for me to sleep without one and I hate trying to find room in my suite case for mine.  I will definitely try this in...15 days... 😄 

 

Please report back. What ship are you on.

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Had another thought

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30 minutes ago, ColeThornton said:

 

You can always order coffee from room service.  In the morning, coffee, tea and continental breakfast is no charge.

Yup.  100% the best way to start a day.  Get coffee, juice, pastries and fruit delivered, so you can munch on them while showering/getting ready, and then head down to the MDR for a proper breakfast with mimosas. 

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20 minutes ago, Named-Tawny said:

Yup.  100% the best way to start a day.  Get coffee, juice, pastries and fruit delivered, so you can munch on them while showering/getting ready, and then head down to the MDR for a proper breakfast with mimosas. 

What has been your experience with the wait time?  I guess you can probably also order the night before and specify a delivery time

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27 minutes ago, dbrown84 said:

What has been your experience with the wait time?  I guess you can probably also order the night before and specify a delivery time

That's exactly how you do it.  They have a card that you hang on the outside of your door with your order and delivery time.  It works great as a wake-up call too.

Nothing quite like getting woken up by somebody bringing you coffee and croissants. 😃

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If you bring bottles of wine onboard ($15 "corkage" fee at boarding), you can ask your steward for wine glasses and a bottle opener. The opener usually has the NCL logo on it and makes a nice souvenir (we have offered it back to the steward before, who told us to keep it).

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Regarding the tip left at the end of the cruise, does the steward get part of the room gratuities and what you leave in the cabin is above that, or do you leave a full tip for them?

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I always look for my room steward the first day, introduce myself and tip him $20 while requesting ice every night.... I then might ask for something else the next day (mattress topper if bed is too hard) and tip more at the end of the cruise.

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35 minutes ago, Firepath said:

Regarding the tip left at the end of the cruise, does the steward get part of the room gratuities and what you leave in the cabin is above that, or do you leave a full tip for them?

 

Your cabin attendant shares in the DSC. Anything you are kind enough to give him or her directly is on top of that. 

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7 hours ago, Named-Tawny said:

Are they the nespresso type, or just the standard hotel drip style?

Single-cup drip (NCL will provide the filter-pods)

 

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19 hours ago, dbrown84 said:

I always get the mini fridge emptied so I can keep it stocked with water (I can get free bottled water at the casino bar).  I never knew I could ask for a coffee maker.  Appreciate that tip.  Definitely doing that on my next cruise.

The bottled water in the casino... Is that for everyone or just ppl who gamble a lot? 

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you have to have a casino drink card, which does require a lot of gambling if you earn the card thru the cruise ship casino.  the other way to get the drink card (which I use) is to book your cruise thru a land based casino.  You get a drink card thu this booking.  Yes, you can to be a player with that land based casino, but you have to break the bank to earn the comped cruise

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24 minutes ago, dbrown84 said:

you have to have a casino drink card, which does require a lot of gambling if you earn the card thru the cruise ship casino.  the other way to get the drink card (which I use) is to book your cruise thru a land based casino.  You get a drink card thu this booking.  Yes, you can to be a player with that land based casino, but you have to break the bank to earn the comped cruise

I appreciate the info. I'm not much of a gambler but live in Detroit, where we have three casinos. 

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