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FarreyFamCruzin

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  1. I think ready2cruzagain must be doing a back to back. The Jan 11 cruise is 11 days and the Jan 22 cruise is 10 days. We are on the Jan 11 sailing. While it wouldn’t break my heart if they extended the cruise by 10 days, I don’t think I’ll be that lucky. 😀
  2. @BirdTravels you always seem to be “in the know” for all things NCL, so much that I’ve wondered if you are an NCL employee yourself. However, in this case, I’m not sure I know where you are getting your information on the discontinuation of towel animals all together. I did a quick Google search and found multiple press articles quoting an April 2019 NCL press release that said: ”We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen by fostering a culture of awareness and respect for our world’s resources. Our mission is to continually improve our sustainability culture through fresh innovation, progressive education and open collaboration. In this instance, we are assessing the impact of reducing the number of towel animals we showcase aboard a few of our ships.... We understand that many of our guests enjoy them as part of the experience of cruising with us so towel animals remain available upon request," the statement continued. "This is simply a test, and we are providing them if guests request them." Here are a few links: https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/3922/ https://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/norwegian-cruise-line-cutting-back-on-towel-animals.html https://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-norwegian-cruise-line-towel-animal-cutback-20190408-story.html https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2019/04/09/norwegian-cruise-line-limit-towel-animals-some-ships/3411290002/ Where are you seeing / hearing that they have been discontinued all together? In my mind, “On request” is much different than “Discontinued”. If they are on request, I have no problems asking my steward to make them to bring joy to my kids on our cruise. If they truly are discontinued, it would be pretty obnoxious of me to ask for something that simply isn’t available.
  3. The current model is better than what is was 1 1/2 years ago. When we sailed the Getaway in 2018, everyone paid a $25 up charge on top of the dining plan to eat at Ocean Blue. At least now, there are many menu items where you can enjoy the venue without adding to the tab. If you don’t want to spend more on-board, you can just go without lobster and enjoy something else on the menu. This method is much better as you would expect a land based restaurant to charge a premium for surf & turf vs the price for a seafood pasta.
  4. What really happens to cash tips given to you by guests? Do you get to keep it or does it go in a pool? Do cash tippers get better service?
  5. We will be in Roatan on Sunday in January and there are very few ship excursions being sold by NCL. We were thinking of doing a Rony’s Tour, but are seeing that many popular places (Daniel Johnson’s, Rum Factory, etc) are closed on Sundays. Other than a beach day and zip lines, what would you recommend a family with kids to do on Roatan?
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