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  1. Dear Not a Mermaid: I’ve been ‘lurking’ for months, reading your posts on this marvelous forum, and I just feel like I need to let you know how grateful I am and how much I appreciate the time you spend updating everyone. My husband and I have done about 30 ocean cruises since we retired and moved to Florida 5 years ago.... We are doing our first river cruise soon, Viking Rhine Getaway cruise (Basel to Amsterdam) right after Easter... Like many other people, my husband and I read and heard (probably exaggerated) tales about recurrent water level problems, so your calm and pleasant comments have given us so much peace. 😄 THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! Sue & Bill In The Villages, FL SunnyTodayFL
  2. In Coxen Hole area, from where you get off your ship/tender, walk to the left down the ‘boardwalk’ along the water for a while until you find glass doors into a sort of indoor mall on the right with two aisles/hallways of souvenir/clothes/tshirt shops. In the second hallway/row of shop entrances you will find an area, a few yards down the hall, with some small counters/desks along the left wall selling tours. Look around that area and you will see some ‘park benches’ and simple chairs in front of the shops and lots of people typing on their phones... free wifi isn’t super fast but the signal is strong and no one hassles you for sitting there. It’s a clean and safe little mall.
  3. Did anyone who cancelled a cruise get their taxes and port fees refunded, even though the base cruise fare was not refunded? Just cancelled an NCL transatlantic cruise 10 days before departure. NCL’s Cancellation Confirmation showed that NCL will refund ALL our taxes, port fees, and the Service Fees for the Promo Dining and Beverage package, about $1300. Total cost for the cruise was $5800, and we’d a purchased trip cancelation insurance from C&F/TravelInsured based on our total paid for cruise, self-booked air, hotels, rental cars, etc. so we expect to recover all of our non-cancellable/llost costs. Still... as a frequent cruiser, refunding the non-cruise fare costs we’d prepaid impressed us. (FYI - Our deposit was paid with a $250 NCL CruiseNext credit and that was not refunded by NCL, but insurance should cover this.) I am wondering if other cruise lines refund unused taxes and fees (even though the ‘fare’ is not refunded)? If yes, I will alter how I select my policy limits. FYI : TravelInsured has been very easy to work with, clear directions, easy forms. So far, all is good.
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