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  1. zqvol

    Breakaway in Miami - earliest flight

    I used to think that was doable. With the mess I saw in Miami this morning with 9 ships in port there is no way I would consider it. People were lined up deep waiting on transport when we arrived at the pier at 10:15.
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    Any update on NCL Drinking Straws?

    I can verify that this is also the case on Getaway. Regular drinks (non frozen) did not come with straws today, at the atrium bar.
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    Ala Carte pricing in the Steak House

    Servers will also tell you one app, and one side. Sometimes they let you have multiples, sometimes hot
  4. Hello all! i am not going to do a live blog, but I am going to try to answer some questions that I see on the board on a regular basis. Today at checkin the Latitudes lines was twice as long as the regular line. NCL was only using terminal B today for all checkin and boarding. I think this happened because there were 9 ships in Miami today. 52,000 people according to the port authority. We sailed led an hour late. It was either because of ship traffic or the weather in the SE. I have no idea which. From the Daily Buffet special is prime rib. O’Sheehan’s special is BBQ ribs and shrimp Water price seems to have gone down. 6 bottles $14.95, 12 for $27.95. Price is not great, but better than the airport and not a lot more than the convience store at home. Welcome aboard show at 7:30 and 9:30. Internet is fine for web web and playing games. I don’t stream so I can’t talk about that. I’ll try to answer questions but make no promises.
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    The only diet flavor is Diet Pepsi. There is no freestyle machine.
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    NCL Gratuities

    when you purchased the dining package you paid the service charge. You will not be billed any additional fees when you dine. You may leave a gratuity, but it is not necessary.
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    Need an advice

    People who have never suffered severe anxiety cannot understand your situation. It is easy for me to say not to be concerned, but that may not be enough. Make sure you take your meds as prescribed. There is no need to be concerned. The ship will be safe, and from a personal standpoint there are physicians and nurses on board that can take care of any health issues that may arise, including your anxiety.
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    Pier damage in Key West

    A Silverseas ship got caught in the wind and was pushed back into the pier destroying a mooring dolphin. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article222660560.html
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    Those with experience in ATL

    You will not have to clear security in Atlanta even if you are in different terminals. That is the least of your concerns.
  10. IN this case 2.5 hours is more than enough time, you will have plenty of time. Don't assume that you will be in the same terminal. I can assure you that you do not clear security between terminals. Delta uses, A, B, C, and D. They are connected by train or you can walk. You will not have to clear security in Atlanta. Check the airport map. Atlanta is very easy to navigate.
  11. Generally you will clear customs and immigration in Toronto. If that is the case and are on time you will have enough time.
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    Cabin upgrade offer predictions with kids?

    If you get an offer to bid, then put in a bid that you are comfortable with. What do you have to lose?
  13. Don't you overnight in Kuaui? If so, take a snorkel cruise along the coast, much better than the views from the ship.
  14. I prefer the Dawn. The Getaway is simply too big. I would not have made the change. I don't think kOP gained much of anything and lost a much better cabin. Asa far as more to do, unless you want the ropes course or water slides the activities are about the same. The thermal spa on dawn is much nicer.
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    Visa Requirements

    Visas are not required for cruise passengers, and depending on starting and ending points OP may be able to cruise with a birth certificate and government issued photo ID.