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  1. Can you reserve shows if you don't book via NCL? Thinking of booking via Priceline for added onboard credits. Thanks in advance for any advice!!
  2. Hi all!!! Looking at booking Joy for Alaska in August forward large cabin 8112 or 8712, We've only sailed on the Jewel, once mini-suite balcony and once regular balcony, both mid-ship. See that Joy does not have mid ship elevators, so hoping to help my mom (82, with walking issues) some ease. Also bringing daughter (11) and her best friend. The 2 cabins offer larger balcony, as well as room for 4. Has anyone stayed in these rooms, or similar on other ships??? Space on balcony if all 4 out there?? Space/sleeping arrangements inside??? Is there a bed that lowers from ceiling or is couch the foldout and 2 have to sleep there?? Originally looking at mid ship balcony but after seeing no mid ship elevators, trying to figure out our best bet for balcony cabin!!! Thank you all in advance for any advice!!! Trying to book by weekend and don't want to make a wrong cabin choice!!! Any other advice on Joy greatly appreciated!!!
  3. Wow!! So sorry someone could actually ask that!!! Thank you for taking the time for an amazing review! That's a lot of work and time on your part...no need for a comment like that!!!
  4. Getting ready to book our 2nd Alaska cruise. Last 2 times on the Jewel. (1st cruise to Alaska, 2nd on Jewel to Mexico with a ton of family!!) This time, wanting bigger ship, more things to do. From looking at both ships, leaning towards the Joy as it has the race track, galaxy pavilion and laser tag. Sailing with my mom, 82, me 52 and an 11 yr old. Wish we could bring a friend for her, but boy...that's seems like a huge commitment (even if friend's parents pay for their child) to bring someone else's child on a cruise. Not even sure I'd let my girl go with another family on a trip like that. We live in Washington state, so not across the country, but still, far from home. Both ships look lovely, but wanting more for her to do...she really wants to go to Caribbean, but mom (who thinks this is one of her last chances to cruise Alaska again) wants to go there again, her favorite place in the world. I guess I'm just looking for thoughts on either ship best for all of us!!!
  5. We are getting ready to book for a summer cruise to Alaska. We've sailed twice before on NCL and had UBP and Dining plan before. My mom was just talking with someone and they said it was more expensive to book with those "free" choices and to wait until 1st day on the ship to sign up for them. Anyone have any advice on that??
  6. JamieLogical…. I was looking at pictures on Priceline of the Joy. To me, it seemed like the front observation area/lounge was for either Haven or Concierge level. I took that to mean suites. If we have a regular balcony room, do you know if they have the front area avail?? I have only sailed on the Jewel and loved their lounge area in the front!!! Great windows, tons of seating, bar, etc.
  7. I guess one good question about scooters...how do they fit in your cabin?? While only sailing twice, have had a balcony room both times, one regular and one mini-suite. Can't imagine where it would park while in room? Any advice on that??
  8. We've only cruised via NCL and they have a wonderful kids club. Wondering if you have any information on kids club, especially for an 11 yr old, who is very grown up!!! Also any other tips to someone new to Holland??? We've sailed twice on NCL and enjoyed the "freestyle" cruising, anytime dining, etc. Thank you in advance!!! Michelle
  9. Do you have any idea on how to rent a scooter? Is that something you can have a travel agent do? Or can I do myself with cruise line? We usually book ourselves, but will consider other ideas for Mom!!!
  10. Thank you all for the wonderful information!!! My 1st cruise was booked through Vancouver and then we switched to Seattle. Mom was nervous about making connections, etc. My problem is dealing with limited vacation time, so trying to plan as little time off from work as possible and the cruise I was looking into leaves on a Monday. Think with my schedule, we should stick with Seattle. Again, Thank you for the great info!!! I appreciate any experiences you all can offer!!!!
  11. Hi all... We live in Washington state, but looking at a cruise to Alaska via Vancouver. Any experience from flying out of Vancouver after the ship docks?? Is an 11:30 flight to Seattle a stretch???? Trying to avoid the train to Seattle and timing would work for a flight home on the 11:30 flight out of Vancouver. Thank you all in advance!!! Michelle O
  12. We cruised the Jewel in 2015 in starboard balcony. From your comments above, would you say this is the best side for viewing new cities are you pull into/out of port? It was from our experience, but wanted to double check. My mom wants to go again, but getting older and may not do shore excursions this time, so want to make sure we've got the right side of ship balcony so if she sits on balcony while we do excursions, she can see the towns and what's going on, etc. Also, looking forward to reading you trip report, but from your comment about forward balcony...any thoughts for mom and walking to other locations on ship if in a forward cabin??? Thank you in advance!!! Michelle
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