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farkell

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About farkell

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Sloansville, NY
  • Interests
    Weaving, bike riding, walking
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL-It's the only one I have been on.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    NCL Getaway Western Caribean-First cruise and last cruise was to Bermuda on the Gem

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  1. We are booked on the Bliss and received the invitation for an upgrade to a Spa balcony stateroom. We have already paid for the Spa Thermal Suite Pass. Will they reimburse/ship credit if we bid on the room and its accepted? Thank you.
  2. Does anyone know if I can use a Starbucks gift card on the Bliss. I don't have the app and don't want it. There are no Starbucks near my home, just Dunkin Donuts. The coffee really sucked on the last 2 NCL cruises that I went on. Thank you.
  3. Thank you all for your responses. I think I will request a coffee maker for our room. We have an interior room and photos and you tube videos didn't show one. There is only an ice bucket. Has anyone who's been on the Bliss to verify which coffee maker it is. I will buy pods for it.
  4. The coffee was awful on the last two NCL cruises that we took . Someone asked the question: Can I bring my own machine and K cups on the Q & A on the NCL website and this is the answer from someone: There are no restrictions on getting your own coffee machine and K cups. If you are staying in a balcony or higher class of staterooms, there is a small coffee maker in your room that takes coffee pods that make about 4 cups. It would be easier for you to carry coffee pods of your favorite brand of coffee. We have an interior room, I don't think there is a coffee machine. We don't like Starbucks. Since we are not flying I am considering bringing my mini Keurig. I didn't see any restrictions regarding this. Any input is appreciated
  5. I looked at so many full face mask reviews, you tube videos, etc before I purchased them, looking specifically at safety features. They say this their newest version. Link at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/WildHorn-Outfitters-Seaview-180°-Snorkel/dp/B07F22MBWD/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=1TVX16WGY9DMG&keywords=full+face+snorkel+mask+adult&qid=1574253306&refinements=p_89%3AWildHorn+Outfitters&rnid=2528832011&sprefix=full+fa%2Caps%2C173&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFGSVc5UkRFQUdFQ1UmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA4MDc5NDczUE9DSDlGRDEyUEhSJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4MTc3MDMyMExTREFCUEc0QzZCJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== Was a little more pricey than others we looked at. Hopefully we'll do OK with them.
  6. There was grilled food on the pool deck on the Gem last May. (Chicken, burgers, rice, veges etc.)
  7. We just purchased full face snorkel masks, has anyone used them before? Is it worth snorkeling at GSC? Also how much does a renting a clam shell cost? Thanks to everyone for the responses btw.
  8. Thank you for your response. I saw that it was a tender port on the itinerary but wasn't really sure what that meant. Why might there be a chance we won't make it?
  9. We are booked to go to the Bahamas in April on the Bliss, stopping at Great Stirrup Cay. Does anyone know what's included and what might be extra $$$? (We have the drink package). Any recommendations are appreciated.
  10. Book all your excursions and dinner reservations before your cruise. Some ships require reservations for entertainment, if so book them as well.
  11. Go to guest services and have holes punched in our cards for our lanyards then walk around.
  12. We just got back from Bermuda, on the Gem, May 24th. The blended drinks, ie: Bushwacker, Strawberry daquiri, Pina Colata, etc all came with paper straws. They lasted long enough to finish the drink.
  13. I want to thank everyone for responding to my question. I will be checking the mattress, etc prior to unpacking. Thank you namaste1223, your reply is the most reassuring.
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