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  1. LOL! No Spice. Upper Deck = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Plain and simple. There are always Cheerleaders to promote/enhance, even though some of us disagree. Post(s) will be del**** if we disagree. Gosh...I'm kicked outta here. Nice knowing y'all! LOL! πŸ™‚
  2. But...you cannot gurantee they will be booking via NCL on Shore Excursions OR if they will opt for Photo Sessions. My question remains: How does NCL run a promo where "everyone sails free" and the Solo Cruiser still has no discount and the fare has increased? Am I paying for your kid(s) in the Supervised spaces while you are away? As a solo traveler, I am absorbing those costs? It doesn't make sense. 😞
  3. Virgin has potential. Watching. They just need to get a better itinerary and get a drink package! LOL! MSC also has some great deals... Not happy with Encore coming to NYC and will offload 2 CNs soon. Big Sigh πŸ˜‘
  4. Maybe I am missing something for Solo Travelers... I have asked this before: NCL offers FREE KIDS (or 3rd, 4th, neighbor, grandma, Aunt 10 times removed) for free! Why can't they flow down that savings to Solos? Solos do not eat THAT much nor require manhours expended in dedicated childcare spaces. Nor do their their rooms require extensive tidying. Solos don't even have a mini-fridge to track! How does that make sense? Are 10 year olds gambling and that is how they gain profit? Are 8 year olds buying Portraits at Auction? So very curious how this business model works for everyone but the Solo Traveler. Anyone? Thanks! πŸ™‚
  5. Great pics/observations! πŸ™‚ Glad you had a great time!
  6. I was looking at another cruise to Bermuda in September/October 2020 time frame. It looks like Encore is the only ship sailing from NYC. I have no desire to sail on this ship since the loss of Spice. And it is priced quite high for a Solo (understandable for "new" ship") Glad you had a great time πŸ™‚
  7. I kinda disagree. I am a Jersey Girl and have footprints up and down the East Coast. I think the "burned out" epic falls on "scooters" and other inconsiderate people no matter where you reside. Simple respect. If you are 400 lbs and use your scooter to navigate/cut off people at elevators/buffet because you are in a "scooter"...well, that makes me sick. I am patient, but I am also human and often say WT* when a scooter cuts me off and parks RIGHT IN FRONT of elevator! Good grief πŸ™‚
  8. I think the Studios are GREAT other than the shower. They are small and there is nowhere to stow shampoo, conditioner, razor, shave cream, comb, etc. I always bring a collapsible, mesh, shower caddy and hang it over the shower head to stash my necessities. JMO ☺️
  9. I like seeing "real-time pics" of actual "real-time issues". Not infomercials where everything is squeaky clean and there are no pax anywhere while documenting. JMO
  10. Love your "semi" reviews and always followed! πŸ™‚ Question: I always had a problem catching a cab across the street from Pier 88 when going home. Why? It should be simple. The cabs were lined up, but they refused me (1 person to Port Authority). The guy "directing taxi lineup" came back and asked why I was still there. I said "this guy" does not want to take me to Port Authority. He checked and came back to me and said "yup, he doesn't want to take you" on on he went. Huh? WTH! Isn't that illegal? I eventually found someone who would take me (after many curse words that came out of my mouth which also scared ME. LOL!). I took a photo of the 1st cab driver's cab who refused me. He saw me taking photo and already loaded a bunch of people in his cab, but came back to me and asked if I wanted to go. There was no room! Can you please explain the "rules/laws" of cab drivers across from the Pier? Hopefully someone else can relate to my experience and know how to react if they run into this situation. Thank you and welcome home!
  11. Studio Cabins are great. However, why doesn't NCL give solo travelers a break? For instance, they run "specials" for 2nd/3rd/4th/kid/cousin/friend/neighbor/pet and they stay for FREE. How does that make sense? Are they gambling they will spend more $ in Arcade/Laser/Race Track? Not everyone can take advantage of "fire sales" and need to plan. Maybe I'm missing something... JMO
  12. Hi Wilson! Geez! It looks like I missed a lot! From what I gather, that Canadian guy was totally out of bounds. Never liked him anyway... Glad you are feeling better and keep doing what you do! πŸ™‚
  13. So where are these "new" Ships going to Port? Does anyone know? How does it impact current port congestion? Thanks πŸ™‚
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