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Carolina Girl 99

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  1. I never heard back from anyone. We ended up doing a stingray excursion to Gibbs Cay that we booked through the cruise line - had a great time
  2. I wholeheartedly agree with you- I thought the island was gorgeous! You also mentioned the water being murky- I also found that to be the case when we went for our first time in Oct 2017, so I don't think it had anything to do with being new
  3. Do you happen to know (or remember) how late the shops were open at the Clocktower Mall when a ship is in port? We arrive at 4 pm our first day and depart at 4 pm the next day, so we're planning on spending the first night doing Dockyard activities. Thanks!
  4. I would for sure choose the aft balcony any day!! The mini suite will only get you a bigger/nicer bathroom and that's about it. You won't get any "suite" perks as the mini suite is basically a deluxe balcony cabin
  5. I have stayed at both the Hampton Inn & Suites- MIA Airport/Blue Lagoon as well as the Hampton Inn Coconut Grove/Coral Gables and would stay at either one again, making my decision based on price/availability. The Airport/Blue Lagoon location has parking on an outside, gated deck. The Coconut Grove location has parking in an underground, gated parking garage. Both offer a Park and cruise option which includes free breakfast, parking for at least 7 days and free shuttle for 2 to the cruise terminal. You will need to secure your own transportation back to the hotel post cruise
  6. Yikes Kim!!! Sending you positive vibes for a speedy and successful recovery!
  7. You're right, but it was from a post from that page on FB. Last time I linked to their site here on cc, my post got pulled. There are a few other cruise sites that have the same info
  8. From a FB post just a few minutes ago : Royal Caribbean announced it will begin offering select sailings that visit Perfect Day at CocoCay twice, along with late night stays. Beginning September 30, 2019, Royal Caribbean will offer 4-night itineraries to the private island destination across nearly 40 sailings. Three exclusive cruises also make their debut today. In addition, three one-of-a-kind cruises with late-night visits to the island will be offered on Navigator of the Seas. Travelers of all ages will have the chance to extend the excitement long after the sun sets with traditional Bahamian-inspired activities, including a Junkanoo Jam Up Party, an island barbeque and performances by a calypso band and fire dancers, topped off with unforgettable farewell fireworks before setting sail. The new itineraries are available to guests on select Navigator and Mariner of the Seas sailings. "Perfect Day at CocoCay has revolutionized private destinations in the vacation industry, and the resounding feedback from our guests is that they want more – more time and even more ways to experience the island," said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. "We’re building on an incredible adventure that’s already winning the hearts of many."
  9. I know it's been mentioned in other posts before, but I'll also throw this out there- check the current, going rate for the cabin you you plan to bid on and then place a bid that won't make your current (mini suite) cost + upgrade bid come in higher than the current going rate of the Haven room. Because at that point, you would be better off just paying for the upgrade outright and securing the cabin you want
  10. I personally love Teppanyaki for the entertainment and decent selection of food so I book it every time I have the SDP
  11. You have a couple of options- assuming you have the SDP option and are not paying upfront- book the table for 4 if it's the day/time you want (we've traveled with 3 before and run into the trouble of only being able to book for 2 or 4) Book shortly after boarding. NCL typically only releases a small percentage of reservations for pre-booking, so once you actually get on board you should have more time options available
  12. Thanks Biker- I was able to locate the missing dates on another site, which just proves it's unreliable to rely on the info from just one site 😆
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