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Dejlig Ko

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About Dejlig Ko

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    Seattle
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    Travel, gardening, cooking, all things Danish (Jeg taler dansk)
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, NCL, Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Cartagena

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  1. Thanks for the spoiler actually! Can hardly wait. We are coming off a 15 day Dubai/Suez Canal cruise on Celebrity that arrives Athens 5 days before, so will spend 2 days in Athens and 3 days in Venice prior. So happy I found this sailing on the Dawn that matches up so good. Any recommends for a Venice hotel. How as the weather in April? Thanks for any tips!
  2. Following also! Booked for this 9 night in April 2021, it will be the Dawn on this route in 2021.
  3. When I was on the Bliss last October, the smoked mozzarella ravioli and a warm banana pudding with caramel sauce really stood out. Next I'll be on NCL Getaway and plan to eat at specialities 8 (4 from Free @ Sea and will purchase an extra 4 night package) of the 19 nights. For those other nights in the MDRs what are some your favorites (especially mains)? I thank you in advance 🙂
  4. On a recent NCL Bliss cruise, we were able to have housekeeping bring an iron/ironing board to our stateroom (limited duration) Would anyone know if that's possible on The Edge? I thank you in advance 🙂
  5. For lunch with a view in Key West I'm trying to decide between, Casa Marina at the Waldorf Astoria or Louie's Backyard. Thoughts?
  6. Thank you so much, it does help - quite a bit
  7. On our day they only offer the 1/2 day to Blarney due to the ship's limited time in port. I am trying to decide between that 1/2 day to Blarney or a different 1/2 day to Kinsale. Thanks for all the replies so far! Does anyone prefer one over the the other?
  8. Our cruise stop in Cobh is too short to visit both places. Looking for recommends on which to visit. Thank you in advance!
  9. Of course it will be the first Pacific Coastal for the Bliss, so there will be no first hand experience, but I have a curiosity question to put out for educated guesses or experience from others on other new NCL sailings. Looking at dailies and other postings from passengers that have been on the Bliss, the Show Havana is presented on Sunday and Monday nights and that matches my sailing on the September 30 Pacific Coastal, as I was able to book Havana for the first night which is a Sunday and it's also available to book on Monday, thus matching all I've read already about the showtimes, but here comes my question - will there be a Welcome Aboard show that first night? Thoughts?
  10. Booked at the Pan Pacific on purpose because I verified with the hotel that you can check your cruise bags with the Hotel Bellman and take the elevator downstairs to check in. Now my traveling companion has voiced concerns over doing that, instead wanting to check the bags with the porters directly. Are there any drawbacks either way? I was excited about leaving the bags with the hotel. If we do go that way, what would be reasonable tip amount? One additional question would be for a recommend for breakfast place near the Pan Pacific. Thanks in advance!
  11. Thanks a million! I will read your reviews next. In the meantime, I found this: http://www.beyondships4.com/norwegian-gem-2017-review.html which has b4 and after pictures and this info: Refreshed accommodations In late 2015, the Gem underwent a refit in which her public areas were re-done. The flashy decoration and bright colors were banished and a more subtle color scheme was implemented reflecting both changing tastes and Norwegian's increased sophistication since Gem entered service in 2007. With this upgrade Gem renewed her membership as a first tier cruise ship. The refit, however, did not cover the bulk of the cabins on Gem. As a result, the bright mixture of orange, green and purple that plagued Gem's original décor continued to haunt the ship. However, Norwegian is in the process of revitalizing the cabins while the ship is in service. A team has been developed which can transform a cabin in the space of a few hours replacing the carpeting, various furnishings and even the artwork in the rooms. Not only do the transformed cabins look new but the furnishings and color scheme are much more in keeping with contemporary tastes. Passengers are advised beforehand that their cabin is scheduled to be transformed and may opt out. My cabin had already been done before the cruise began. However, a friend's cabin was transformed during the course of one morning with little disruption of her schedule. Both cabins had a pleasing new look. i'm going to assume (dangerous I know) that since it's 2018 (and my cruise is in 2019) that all the rooms are done by now.
  12. From the NCL website: Recently Refurbished Through The Norwegian Edge, Norwegian Gem has undergone ship wide enhancements. Come on board and experience newly designed public areas, revamped Haven spaces, fresh decor, modern finishes and more! :end quote Staterooms are not mentioned, but I thought I had seen, but cannot find a post about the rooms being refreshed during sailings after the main refurbishment and I see photos of balcony rooms that are different in colors and seem fresher than other photos of the balcony rooms with louder colors. Any insights? With thanks.
  13. On the advice of a NCL phone rep, I booked some speciality dining reservations at times and for table size that were not desired. She said better to have something that will be easy to change once onboard. I notice online that I cannot cancel anything. Will I be able to cancel and/or change on the app, or the interactive screens in the public areas or my stateroom? I'd rather do it myself than stand in line for the dining reps onboard. Thanks in advance for any insight.
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