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  1. can i book 2 people today and add a 3rd next month.
  2. we are in final payment already. will they reduce the price if the 3rd doesnt go on the cruise
  3. this thread is a few months old but i was curious if anymore current experiences with this. discounting the capacity question, i may book 2 on a cruise with 3rd possibly being added. i assume they would always be happy to get more money as its holiday cruise with 3rd at full price.
  4. ive been pricing haven for an upcoming trip and got some crazy quotes. one was 1000 less than NCL price and one was exact ncl price plus 1075 OBC i wrote back to each of the TA and asked them to confirm my understanding of their pricing. and yes. the room would be net 1000 cheaper than NCL.. long as you can use 1000 OBC its a steal! or take the 1000 lower pricing if you are unsure.
  5. i'm specifically looking for bliss but imagine the other ships in the category are all the same. i found one while googling for the 2 BR and thats it. everyone has pics of the sofabeds closed but some look like when they are opened that you have zero room to walk around them to get to the bathroom if someone is on the other side. i'm sure one or 2 other detailed oriented people have looked for this info as well 🙂
  6. the answer has to be no but i wanted to ask here. assume you get obc from a TA. if you take the free drink pack and wanna pay the 20 per day tax on it. is there any way to use the OBC for it? i assumed no because you need to pay for it at the time of booking but i dont know how this works obviously. reason i ask is a TA is giving a crazy amount of obc for haven (1000) and i know i could use it for grats on board and stuff i buy on board, but didnt thik you can use it for pre cruise purchases
  7. just do some mock bookings and go all the way to the end where you enter your name and address. then under the price hit VIEW and you will see the breakdown. it will be cruise price ....govt fees...and 'free things tax' is what i call it. i was kinda shocked 1st time i did it. but you have to pay about 20 a day for the drinks. so thats 140 for 7 day cruise. i think the specialty is about 18 or 20 for the tax for the package. so well over 300 in 'free' fees for your stuff. and note you cannot book a non guarantee without perks. i think that sucks. but if you choose wifi and excursions i believe there are no extra fees and its a true 'freebee' . one time i tried to see about a higher balcony and it wanted to charge me the same price as if i picked my own. thats crazy. also if you havent learned by now when you look at the main NCL pricing page and see the low prices you wanna just add 200 to each price unless you are ok with a guarantee room . thats the true pricing.
  8. and yet one gets yelled at if they create new threads asking about the same old topic over and over. so which is the official way to do it and who decides what is official?
  9. did you factor in the 350 in fees for the free things? if one doesnt need those things one can save money.
  10. no kids here ive read on multiple sources that anthem is a good ship for a cold christmas cruise because of the indoor amenities. please tell me your favorite thing to do on the bad weather days.
  11. ive been researching this issue because i wasnt sure if guest 3 had to pony up for the drink pack. am i correct in that they do not have to buy it? also regarding what someone said above i found this: https://www.ncl.com/termsandconditions/promotions Eligible guests are entitled to two beverages per person per transaction.
  12. no kids the cold weather is definitely something i want to plan for since we definitely have it. and now i see some sales on TA sites that give some decent perks this week on anthem. if you can give me a short rundown of why anthem is better for the cold cruise id appreciate it. its about 900 cheaper than NCL now as well.
  13. ive not been on any of those ships. i assume universal truth of 50% kids on any of them and thats ok. but ive only been on the breakaway and regal princess so looking for opinions which you prefer christmas on and why. (no stories about haven please, i cannot do that this time but did it before 🙂 pricing seems to be almost the same except grandeur is 1700 for a balcony which is the highest for a balcony. im sticking to those ports as they are drive-able. i'm not paying 600 + for plane fare and worrying about winter storms.
  14. i'm glad i found this review. thanks for all the input! i'm hoping to find more input if there is any regarding princess vs bliss my history is my 1st two cruises were on the Breakaway and my next 2 were on the Regal to canada. I was spoiled 1st cruise by the haven but then did a balcony next time. princess i had a mini but 2nd trip i got upsell to the suite at the front of the ship and i was spoiled. my criteria for cruising is a local drive to NYC or baltimore. and this year may try a christmas cruise. this leaves me with anthem of the seas. grandeur. pride, or bliss. i checked out the reviews and their statistics and i usually try to see how many poor ones there are. of course reading some of that stuff is scary. i know bliss has 1000 more pax than regal and im expecting the same crowds on bliss that were on the BA. things i hated about the BA were the organization of the buffet. regal has them beat hands down there. also the elevators suck on BA but that cannot stop me from taking a cruise. i loved the space of the piazza on regal and i know the atrium on bliss is just a big closet i know all christmas cruises will be at least 33% or more kids so i'm ok with that. but just wondering how you felt going from princess to NCL in general. id prefer a princess ship im sure but no way can i do christmas airfares to get to one. those are insane. i can park for 280 in manhattan which is cheap compared to flights /hotel nite etc. my feelings going from NCL to princess were very laid back. much older crowd. more elegant. the BA had narrow public halls for such a large ship and i felt squeezed in the middle. i know bliss is the same design. but my gf hasnt been on NCL so this would be all new to her.
  15. my monitor had stayed at a constant 24 inches the past 2 years. yet i dont see the old search unless i use the link above
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