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It is of the utmost importance that EACH AND EVERY ONE of you guard your personal information VERY carefully when posting on these, as well as other, message board forums.

 

I realize that a few recently-registered members have offered their assistance to you, claiming to be NCL Employees. Since you have NO WAY OF ACTUALLY VERIFYING their employment with any cruise line and anyone can lay claim to to being even the King of England if they want, PLEASE DO NOT POST your personal information on the boards.

 

We aren't trying to discredit anyone who actually does work at NCL. But they must understand the venue in which they are participating.....anonymous. I'm sure they are really only trying to help, but offers of "customer service" really don't belong on this forum, and would only encourage those who aren't sincere in posting in a copycat manner.

 

I thank everyone for their cooperation.

 

Laura

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well if he gives you his extension at NCL and you call the main number and are transferred to him...do you think he works there or is it like Charade and you can only call during lunch hour(you have to remember the movie to know what I mean)

 

but thanks for the heads up

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i posted my reservation number do you think i should be worried about that call ncl and let them know possibly change the number or am i okay?

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I just joined the cruise boards but I have seen much of what you say, many people do put personal information out there and really should not, under any conditions post personal info. Thank you for putting this at the top! :)

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Thanks for posting about not putting information that is private. It is like using email on group message boards or IM.

I am enjoying reading the posts and thanks for the info.

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....anyone can lay claim to to being even the King of England

 

Well, anyone who believes that there is a KING of England needs to wake up and smell the afternoon tea. :D

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I will have a drawing from everyone that transfers to my personal account all their on board ship credit for a free cruise. Minimum requirements are that you transfer at least $1000 in onboard ship credit.

 

Oh, yeah, the free cruise will be the premier sailing and our destination is Kansas.

 

Now, does anyone want to buy some property that I am selling?

 

Just give me the pin to all your credit cards and I will drop your interest rate to 1% fixed!!

 

People are so gullible and will go for almost anything that sounds too good to pass up.

 

Thanks for posting this to remind people that there are predators out there that will prey on unsuspecting people.

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You can NEVER, EVER overemphasize safety and security, Laura. Unfortunately, we've gotten too good at putting fraud alerts on our credit reports.

 

Just follow the tip that hopefully Mom took the time to tell you.

 

"If it sounds too good to be true...."

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i posted my reservation number do you think i should be worried about that call ncl and let them know possibly change the number or am i okay?

 

Have the mods delete it!

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I just attempted to pre register (it's mandatory)with my NCL cruise and the website that they want me to use is NOT ENCRYPTED. I'm stunned by this, as they want my passport numbers and a lot of personal information. Can you believe this? I sure hope that they have an alternative available, because in this day & age, that's ridiculous! Maybe you'll tell me not to be paranoid, but I once had a key logger attempt to steal $1800 from my account online, so I am NOT going to risk this.

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I just attempted to pre register (it's mandatory)with my NCL cruise and the website that they want me to use is NOT ENCRYPTED. I'm stunned by this, as they want my passport numbers and a lot of personal information. Can you believe this? I sure hope that they have an alternative available, because in this day & age, that's ridiculous! Maybe you'll tell me not to be paranoid, but I once had a key logger attempt to steal $1800 from my account online, so I am NOT going to risk this.

 

You should have received your cruise documents (snail mail) by now if you are sailing 10/14 unless you booked late (within the past 30 days)?

 

Registration forms should be in the packet and you can fax them to NCL.

Or, can you print out the blanks? If so, print them out and complete them by hand and fax them to NCL.

 

I understand you fear/pain...I just went through "identity theft" UGH!

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I just attempted to pre register (it's mandatory)with my NCL cruise and the website that they want me to use is NOT ENCRYPTED. I'm stunned by this, as they want my passport numbers and a lot of personal information. Can you believe this? I sure hope that they have an alternative available, because in this day & age, that's ridiculous! Maybe you'll tell me not to be paranoid, but I once had a key logger attempt to steal $1800 from my account online, so I am NOT going to risk this.

 

I totally agree with your reluctance to part with sensitive info on an unencrypted website - HOWEVER - I just went to the NCL website and the Pre-Registration site does have an encryption sign (padlock) showing up - I assume we are talking about the "Advance Guest Registration" here ? https://www.ncl.com/nclweb/secure/bookedGuestLanding.html - this is the page that leads you to Advance Registration and also E-docs etc. - even though you do not enter any personal info, it is already "padlocked"

Are you looking at something different?

 

BTW - I tried Firefox and IE - both have padlocks :)

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I totally agree with your reluctance to part with sensitive info on an unencrypted website - HOWEVER - I just went to the NCL website and the Pre-Registration site does have an encryption sign (padlock) showing up - I assume we are talking about the "Advance Guest Registration" here ? https://www.ncl.com/nclweb/secure/bookedGuestLanding.html - this is the page that leads you to Advance Registration and also E-docs etc. - even though you do not enter any personal info, it is already "padlocked"

Are you looking at something different?

 

BTW - I tried Firefox and IE - both have padlocks :)

 

In addition to the "padlock" that shows (I use IE), there is an s with the http, which indicates secure http. Just another way to verify the security incase the padlock does not appear.

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Thanks Laura, our moderator here at Cruise Critic. No matter how safe we feel here at the CC Community we need to be reminded, from time to time, that we really don't know who we are talking with.

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You should have received your cruise documents (snail mail) by now if you are sailing 10/14 unless you booked late (within the past 30 days)?

 

Registration forms should be in the packet and you can fax them to NCL.

Or, can you print out the blanks? If so, print them out and complete them by hand and fax them to NCL.

 

I understand you fear/pain...I just went through "identity theft" UGH!

 

 

NCL is no longer accepting them via fax. You have to fill them out on-line or print it off and travel with it. If you do not fill it out on-line then give your self extra time a check-in because it will delay the process.

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Well...

how do I delete a post if it has info in it?? I cant find a delete option any where!

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Well...

how do I delete a post if it has info in it?? I cant find a delete option any where!

 

Click on the little red warning triangle in the top right corner of the post in question and ask the moderators to remove the relevant details from your post.

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Thanks! I put out my full name and cabin number. Not sure if thats a no no but I shall remove it. :)

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Even if you just post your e-mail address, it will probably be taken by someone who collects them and then sells them to spamers. Every morning I have at least 20 junk e-mails that are from someone trying to sell me the little blue pill, fake Rolex's or asking for my banking information so they can deposit $10 million dollars into my account and then give me 20% just for being a go between. As much as you want to help other people don't ever list your e-mail address.

Edited by bar_20

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Was wandering if any one who stayed in cabin 9002 forward or penthouse in very back in 8130 did they hear any noise from bar/bowling alley which is directly below this room

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We booked a cruise on NCL about 8 weeks ago, and we used a credit card in my husband's name that we had not used in a long time. Immediately, we began to get harassing phone calls from a telemarketer in Kingston, Jamaica, who called herself "Mrs. King," probably not her real name. We could not block her phone calls because they were from overseas. She called us at all hours of the day and night, and was trying to sell us balloons, flowers, and other junk for our cabin on the NCL Spirit. The only way we could escape her was to take our phone off the hook every night before we went to sleep, and replace it in the morning. Otherwise, she woke us up at all hours. She is obviously a disturbed person. We think NCL has shared our info with her. We think they have certain affiliates with whom they share customer info. Has anyone else had an experience like this? I wrote to NCL and complained, but I have never heard back from them--no acknowledgment, no apology.

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We booked a cruise on NCL about 8 weeks ago, and we used a credit card in my husband's name that we had not used in a long time. Immediately, we began to get harassing phone calls from a telemarketer in Kingston, Jamaica, who called herself "Mrs. King," probably not her real name. We could not block her phone calls because they were from overseas. She called us at all hours of the day and night, and was trying to sell us balloons, flowers, and other junk for our cabin on the NCL Spirit. The only way we could escape her was to take our phone off the hook every night before we went to sleep, and replace it in the morning. Otherwise, she woke us up at all hours. She is obviously a disturbed person. We think NCL has shared our info with her. We think they have certain affiliates with whom they share customer info. Has anyone else had an experience like this? I wrote to NCL and complained, but I have never heard back from them--no acknowledgment, no apology.

 

:eek: That's horrible!

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I just attempted to pre register (it's mandatory)with my NCL cruise and the website that they want me to use is NOT ENCRYPTED. I'm stunned by this, as they want my passport numbers and a lot of personal information. Can you believe this? I sure hope that they have an alternative available, because in this day & age, that's ridiculous! Maybe you'll tell me not to be paranoid, but I once had a key logger attempt to steal $1800 from my account online, so I am NOT going to risk this.

 

Oh Brother, look behind you...BOO !!!

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well if he gives you his extension at NCL and you call the main number and are transferred to him...do you think he works there or is it like Charade and you can only call during lunch hour(you have to remember the movie to know what I mean)

 

but thanks for the heads up

 

 

Once upon a time, (former cruise TA) I had an ex-wife call to cancel a cruise for her ex-husband and fiance. It was their honeymoon cruise. Fortunately, she did NOT have the booking number & couldn't give any details to prove she was the female on the reservation. I called the client & the irate ex had called ALL of the wedding vendors & cancelled everything from flowers to church. It was only because she didn't have the booking number that I questioned with whom I was speaking. She obviously knew the date of sailing & other pertinent details.

 

And it's just too easy these days for would be thieves to find out who is home & who is gone on vacation.

Edited by spiritkat090909

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Click on the little red warning triangle in the top right corner of the post in question and ask the moderators to remove the relevant details from your post.

 

Cool! As I was reading along I was wondering what the answer was going to be. I didn't know about that little red warning triangle either ... that's for the tip.

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I realize that a few recently-registered members have offered their assistance to you, claiming to be NCL Employees. Since you have NO WAY OF ACTUALLY VERIFYING their employment with any cruise line and anyone can lay claim to to being even the King of England if they want, PLEASE DO NOT POST your personal information on the boards.

 

We aren't trying to discredit anyone who actually does work at NCL. But they must understand the venue in which they are participating.....anonymous. I'm sure they are really only trying to help, but offers of "customer service" really don't belong on this forum, and would only encourage those who aren't sincere in posting in a copycat manner.

 

Laura

 

I currently work for Norwegian Cruise Line and it is actually quite easy for anyone to have an employee verified by calling the general number on the website and asking the rep to look them up in Outlook, the email program we use. Also, all of our emails end in @ncl.com.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Ps I can verify employment if needed.

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It is of the utmost importance that EACH AND EVERY ONE of you guard your personal information VERY carefully when posting on these, as well as other, message board forums.

Laura

 

Is there any way that CC can build into their application to join, both at the top and the bottom, a warning that at no time should the applicant's actual email address be used within a message.

 

The easiest way is to write at or dot rather than use @ or .

 

Mike

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Was wandering if any one who stayed in cabin 9002 forward or penthouse in very back in 8130 did they hear any noise from bar/bowling alley which is directly below this room

 

So, did you ever get a reply to your question? :confused:

 

Do you know that this thread became ten years old at the end of last month? :champagne-toast:

 

I tell people to be careful about using their real name or posting their email address, and how to post it if they need to post their real email address, and some of them get mad at me. :mad:

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I would also suggest not posting your email address and creating one for each cruise that way you use it for a year between when you book and sail but just for posting on boards and emailing people/businesses about the cruise after that just drop the address. With many pay providers you can create several email addresses and delete them when you are done cruising.

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i posted my reservation number do you think i should be worried about that call ncl and let them know possibly change the number or am i okay?

 

Don't ever post your reservation number on ANY boards..I sent my cabin number to roll call last year for a cruise we were going on and the roll call person very nicely deleted it for privacy reasons..

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I am seeing many more posters supplying their surnames in posts; they obviously have not read up on posting guidelines. And yes, still the old problem of giving their proper email address instead of "whoever at gmail dot com".

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I am seeing many more posters supplying their surnames in posts; they obviously have not read up on posting guidelines. And yes, still the old problem of giving their proper email address instead of "whoever at gmail dot com".

 

I've given that suggestion only to be attacked by someone. You don't what to follow the suggestion, don't. By don't complain when unwanted trouble suddenly shows up at your door (or computer).

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Give advice like that but don't expect it to be followed!! We can't help those who don't want to be helped but don't stop trying please.

Mike

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