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This will not effect most cruise travelers with  2 people in the cabin. 

 

"Solo guests cannot claim two dinners"

 

As of 2022 January 19th, 2022, I didn't notice this before, but "Solo guests cannot claim two dinners" is what is printed on the back of the Platinum Level (and above) Specialty Dining vouchers.

 

So to clarify, 2 people (1 at least platinum) can still use 1 voucher if they are in the same room.

 

How the dining voucher was being used up until Jan 19th, 2022 was; solo platinum travels would find another solo platinum traveler and then together could double up their dining vouchers to cover 4 specialty dining meals.

 

My understanding of the phrase "Solo guests cannot claim two dinners" is that "double" will no longer work.

 

Going forward, if you are traveling in a group of 4 people (in 2 cabins with 2 people being platinum level or above), reserve each room with 1 platinum with 1 non platinum to maximize the voucher's benefits. (Once on board, you don't have to physically stay in that cabin (1 platinum with 1 non platinum), just make it that way on paper).

 

Stay positive and safe travels,

 

- WYB

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I interpret that to mean that you can't use the voucher 2 times, for a total of 4 dinners.  Nothing changed, just clarification because some solo cruisers were trying to double up, dining solo 4 times. It's still 1 voucher per stateroom, to be used at 1 meal, for up to 2 people as far as I know  (but then again, I didn't try to share on my current cruise....)

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11 hours ago, WYB! said:

Going forward, if you are traveling in a group of 4 people (in 2 cabins with 2 people being platinum level or above), reserve each room with 1 platinum with 1 non platinum to maximize the voucher's benefits. (Once on board, you don't have to physically stay in that cabin (1 platinum with 1 non platinum), just make it that way on paper).

Doesn't this mean that my key card would only get me into my neighbor's room?

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11 hours ago, julig22 said:

I interpret that to mean that you can't use the voucher 2 times, for a total of 4 dinners.  Nothing changed, just clarification because some solo cruisers were trying to double up, dining solo 4 times. It's still 1 voucher per stateroom, to be used at 1 meal, for up to 2 people as far as I know  (but then again, I didn't try to share on my current cruise....)

This is correct.  I was on the 2/5/22 Escape as a solo Platinum cruiser.  I used one voucher for me and a non-Platinum friend for 2 meals in Moderno and the 2nd voucher for me and same friend for 2 meals in Cagney's. I could not, as a solo cruiser, get 4 meals for myself alone. 

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11 minutes ago, ChiefMateJRK said:

NCL will give me a key card for a room that I'm not booked in?

With the permission of the people booked in that room, apparently so.

 

It isn't something I have ever done, but there are lots of reports of this. Many rooms booked in these situations are families.

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"Solo guests cannot claim two dinners"

 

As of 2022 January 19th, 2022, I didn't notice this before, but "Solo guests cannot claim two dinners" is what is printed on the back of the Platinum Level (and above) Specialty Dining vouchers.

 

This is a very interesting statement and clearly is in need of clarification.

 

But if you turn up with a "guest" how will anyone in the dining room know that you are a solo unless you have a "solo" room.   There are of course two types of solo, those in a "solo room" paying less than a solo in a "normal room" paying double.

 

I presume that NCL's new regulation means that a solo in a "solo" room take a guest but that a solo in a "normal" room can as has been the norm in the past.

 

Typical inability of NCL to understand what happens on a cruise ship!!!   They are still not employing a cynic who will examine every change of policy with a jaundiced eye!!

 

 

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3 hours ago, ChiefMateJRK said:

NCL will give me a key card for a room that I'm not booked in?

Yes.  A number of years ago, I travelled with my niece and her friend.  I was picking up the tab.  I was in a cabin solo and they shared a second cabin.  The CAS billing rules have changed but it was financially beneficial at the time to book my niece in my room and her friend in a solo cabin.  Obviously, that was never going to be the plan so we got my niece a key for the other room.  IIRC she just used the key for "my room" for anything requiring billing.

 

So yes, you can get a key to a room other than your own, with the consent of the person/people in the other room. 

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On 2/26/2022 at 12:28 AM, WYB! said:

This will not effect most cruise travelers with  2 people in the cabin. 

 

"Solo guests cannot claim two dinners"

 

As of 2022 January 19th, 2022, I didn't notice this before, but "Solo guests cannot claim two dinners" is what is printed on the back of the Platinum Level (and above) Specialty Dining vouchers.

 

So to clarify, 2 people (1 at least platinum) can still use 1 voucher if they are in the same room.

 

How the dining voucher was being used up until Jan 19th, 2022 was; solo platinum travels would find another solo platinum traveler and then together could double up their dining vouchers to cover 4 specialty dining meals.

 

My understanding of the phrase "Solo guests cannot claim two dinners" is that "double" will no longer work.

 

Going forward, if you are traveling in a group of 4 people (in 2 cabins with 2 people being platinum level or above), reserve each room with 1 platinum with 1 non platinum to maximize the voucher's benefits. (Once on board, you don't have to physically stay in that cabin (1 platinum with 1 non platinum), just make it that way on paper).

 

Stay positive and safe travels,

 

- WYB

 

just got off the Getaway 2/19/22 cruise.

i'm traveling solo.

was able to use my platinum dining voucher for 2 people.

once for cagneys, other for moderno. 

 

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17 hours ago, KeithJenner said:

With the permission of the people booked in that room, apparently so.

 

It isn't something I have ever done, but there are lots of reports of this. Many rooms booked in these situations are families.

 

yes, i've done this.

 

my mom doesnt drink, my sister does.

i booked a free casino room (comes with casino bar drink card for both of us), upgraded to balcony and turned down the drink promo to avoid the $20/day drink tips per person. (so $40/day per cabin 😮 )

 

mom got an inside room (no solo supplement) and turned down the drink package.

 

once onboard, went to guest services.

got a room key to mom's room and mom got a key to my room.

i lived in her inside room, and mom stayed with sister

 

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