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  1. thanks for the tip...no one likes to hunt for a hidden hairdryer...haha
  2. thanks for the quick reply...she will be thrilled...lol
  3. Hello Critics,,,Leaving in 12 days on DAWN out of NYC and DW wants to know if there is a "full Size" Hairdryer n the family suite. Apparently "compact" hairdryers do not cut it if you have thick hair.... Has anyone been on the Dawn recently and can concur ?? My wife thanks you in advance (we will be packed to the limit with our clothes and there is just no room for her hairdryer. Cheers!! Mark
  4. A friend of mine used to work for NCL (years back) and is now a NCL "insider" and by that I mean he can only afford "inside " cabins. Anyway...he said that he heard rumors that NCL's new PROMO is going to focus on a good night sleep. So NCL is teaming up with the makers of "MY Pillow" and offering a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE memory foam pillow for a "very" limited time. Ive seen their commercial for the last 5 years on every channel and this may just be the perfect new promo to get me to act and order one...but since its BOGO i guess ill get my DW one as well. Best, Mark
  5. that makes sense...we were only looking at price...when i called about an upgrade possibility the rep on the phone said that a lot of the higher priced cabins are gone and that with the upgrade system dont be surprised if anything below "strong" will prob be rejected...i guess excess inventory is the key....plus the DAWN is a small ship to start with.
  6. We are sailing 5/25/19 Dawn out of NYC ....29 days till sailing and the prices have not dropped at all. we are in a family suite and booked when there was free taxes and kids sail free at same time and because of suite cabin we got all 6 promo included. I have been watching the prices every other day and they are still high AF. all the other cruises with 30 days till sail seem to be coming way down in price but our sailing is NOT. It used to be that last minute cruises are the best deals...now i feel that its those who book 2 yrs to 18 mos out that snag the best deals. -Best Mark
  7. Limits are set for a reason...i agree there needs to be a cut off point but why make the cutoff point a dollar less then a very popular menu item. That seems like a bad decision on NCL part. Isnt it funny that years from now you will forget about the great times when NCL went above and beyond on things they didnt need to...then you have a bad experience like the added $1 and you will forever remember it....for all eternity. You and your wife will surely have a good laugh at this 5 years from now when you are reliving the experience telling friends at the next cocktail party. (i just wish you would have gotten a response) Best, Mark
  8. We usually pack 2 small screwdrivers with us in out packed luggage (one flat head and one Phillips) and open them ourselves. Its actually quite easy. Enjoy your cruise!!!
  9. I booked a little before November (I Think) and was given KSF (kids sail free) and all TAXES FREE...it worked out to be the best priced cruise for a suite we have sailed on...now that they added back in the kids price and the taxes the exact same (mock booking) is $1200 more then what we paid....and i check every day....57 days to go and we will be on the Dawn out of NYC....soooo excited......
  10. Im Dying here!!!! been laughing for about an hour... NCL actually put a countdown clock on their take 5 promo!!! Right...like that promo will ever go away... Do you realize the revenue NCL gets from the take 5 promo?????? that PROMO is here to stay... they have EXTENDED the exact promo for the last 14 months... Where do they go from here?????? Best, Mark
  11. this is true...passengers are more "relaxed" in their attire....ive seen shorts and polo shirts for lunch... dinner was still a little bit dressed. Yes i have worn dark colored jeans and a button down with Loafers for dinner...i donr remember seeing sneakers in the haven restaurant.
  12. im ok with change...as long as they still come around and "scrape" the table of all the crumbs that have a tendency to stick to your forearms during the meal...i LOVE when they scrape the table...it makes me feel like i've made it.
  13. im dying laughing at this thread... I imagine that a post that has everyone up in arms about some shrimp is like the equivalent of 15 people picketing with poorly written signs in pencil while standing at said location in the pitch dark....Translate: we can complain about change all we want but if no one hears us then its just "chatter"
  14. A buddy of mine tried to skirt the new rule and up-charge by bringing his OWN shrimp on board in his carry-on. He said when he pulled them out at cagneys raw and asked them to steam them and place in a nice dish with some cocktail sauce the server said no problem. He ate them with the biggest grin on his face the entire 1st course along with a salad. So fast forward to the end of the meal. The server presents the check to the table..my buddy notices one of the line items on the bill states "$4.99 prep fee" he asked what that was and the waiter said...oh sir that is the new NCL charge for cooking your shrimp you brought on board!!! His smile turned into a frown.
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