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  1. 22 hours ago, Beer Belly said:

    Now if they covered Gratuities on the packages, that is a savings. 

    PCL is doing this.  Not my 1st choice for a cruise line but when room and drink package gratuities were included I jumped on the offer.  I couldn't beat the price anywhere. 


    I think NCL is just trying to get cruisers to book the higher cost rooms to show  higher value to future cruises booked to gain a better monetary future outlook for them and investors.   Just like the balcony for the price of an oceanview  and the oceanview prices were just raised to the balcony price (or so it seemed on the cruises I looked at)

  2. 1 hour ago, teach/2/cruise said:

    Good Morning Bonnie1222,  there is a "backdoor" way to see the pictures without being a member.  Hope this helps.

    * Click on Cruise Lines

    * in the drop down menu click on Norwegian

    * Click on the ship you want (Norwegian Sun)

    *Click on the deck you want to explore (Example: deck 4 Biscayne)

    * Scroll down and you will see a tab "Cabin Pictures"

    * Click on Cabin Pictures and that will bring up all the pictures for that deck and it's sister ship


    Also if you want to see what is above and below your cabin before you choose it.

    Scroll down to the bottom and you will see on the right hand side you will see "Cabin Check Tool"

    click on it - it will bring up a new page with all the decks.  Click on the deck of the cabin you want to search for - once you are there click on the cabin number and it will show you a view of above and below the cabin

    Hope this helps.


    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you.  

  3. 1 hour ago, Laszlo said:

    Not that you asked.....but the Mini's on the Sun are Huge!

    That would be a dream!!!!  We are so used to Disney and the prices they charge we could probably do a mini and still save money.  But to be honest - we are fine with the smaller rooms and to me that just means I can cruise more each year (2-3 times) for the same amount I would have spent on 1 Disney.  So while a mini would be tempting...  more days at sea is more tempting to me.  We booked this cruise really early so are hopeful there will price drops like on our first one.  And who knows... if it goes down enough maybe we'll bump or bid.

  4. 12 hours ago, teach/2/cruise said:

    Good Morning.  Hopefully this will help you.  There is a website that has many pictures and videos of different ship cabins.  These pictures and/or videos are posted by all of us that have sailed.

    The website is https://www.shipcabins.com/   at the top of the page you can choose the cruise line and then ship. 

    Hopefully this will help your friends make their decision.

    I had tried to see some pictures on this site, but you can't view the pictures unless you are a member and pay a fee.  I did find one video that wasn't blocked though so thank you for pointing it out.  

  5. We recently sailed on the Breakaway and stayed in an inside cabin.  DH and I had been worried by how small the room was going to be because we are long time Disney cruisers and their inside rooms are pretty large (185 SF).  We watched videos and looked at pictures on the internet so we were prepared for minimal storage and I packed accordingly (packing cubes, extra bags to hold things since there were no drawers).  When we got to the room, yes it was small but were pleasantly surprised how there was plenty of storage and we found we spent much less time in our room than we did on our Disney cruises because there was so much to do.


    Our next cruise will be on the Sun (God willing) and this time we chose an ocean view.  We are trying to convince friends to come with us (also long time Disney cruisers), but money is tight for them and an ocean view is outside of their comfort zone.  I am trying to convince them to try an inside room, but they saw how small our room was on the Breakaway when we showed them our pictures.  By the pictures I have seen the inside rooms on the Sun, her rooms appear to be larger with better storage.  While my GF is convinced, her DH is not and keeps saying they are too small, there is no room and he doesn't want to go because of it.  


    Has anyone stayed in an inside on both the Breakaway and the Sun (or their sister ships)?  Can you help me with your opinions on how they compare?  Any pictures of the rooms on the Sun would be helpful.  The ones here on CC ship information show a family or accessible - not a standard inside.  


    Thank you in advance for your help.  

  6. My husband got Blanton's a couple times in Grand Cayman including Single Barrel, Straight from the Barrel and Gold.  We just got back from a western on the Breakaway and the store in Grand Cayman has been out for months.


    Last December when we were in St Thomas (Disney cruise) we found a store that had all three types, but his prices were stupid... he wanted $75 for the single barrel and the others were at least $50 a bottle more than we paid in Grand Cayman so we passed.


    We did find that the ship had good prices on the Johnnie walker line (we did several tastings in the duty free shop on the Breakaway cruise) especially the Johnnie Walker Blue compared to Cozumel and they were well below the duty free prices on the islands.  They were a little high on the Don Julio 1942 I wanted, but they price matched the island prices.



  7. 1 hour ago, Colo Cruiser said:

    Have had L 202 and it was nice and quiet.


    Thank you for the reply.  We are looking at this room for Alaska.  I saw a review of the room and it said it had a solid white balcony, not clear glass so the view is obstructed (not a full view of your surroundings).  Can you confirm this?  

  8. @newfielover Did you stay in one of those rooms?


    I was just looking at Room L201 or other room in that area.  They are across from the thermal spa (access from the deck above).  L201 is under the fitness area, L202 looks like it is under the massage rooms.  We actually have an ocean view booked already, but can upgrade for less than $400 and are wondering if it's worth it.



  9. 6 hours ago, BirdTravels said:

    Yes. Cash works fine (US Dollars). Machines accept $1 to $100 bills. Play as much or as little as you want. If  you want to play more, there are ATM machines in the casino. 


    The 3% service charge for charging  your room for cash is outrageous (although Royal charge 5%). 

    Thanks @BirdTravels


  10. This is going to be our first cruise in 15 years with a casino (we usually sail Disney). 


    I like the penny and nickel slots - can I just bring cash?  Can I put a $20 bill into the machine?  Or is there another way to limit it to the cash I want to spend? 

    I would really prefer it not be charged to my room.

  11. 15 hours ago, MrsKC08 said:

    Thanks, but I don't think the PM portion of the website works anymore. I'm sailing on Getaway, and I've searched for the Dailies for NCL, not even ship specific to try and find them. I'm in a few NCL groups, and did look under files but most of what I saw was packing lists, menus, etc.  So...I'll just keep looking I guess. I sail in 4 weeks.


    You are correct - no PM. Sorry.  The private groups I have found the most information on

    • Norwegian freestyle Daily under Files (seem to be the most organized of the 2 I belong to)  (note the small f)
    • Norwegian (NCL) Freestyle is one too, but a smaller group so not as much info

    Some are pictures in posts, but I think the most are under Files

    Good luck



  12. 2 hours ago, MrsKC08 said:

    I went to the site I believe you speak of, the book of faces...and didn't find anything doing that search. Am I missing something?

    I finally found something.  I joined a couple Freestyle Dailies "groups".  Then found out today when not seeing anything they have a "file" option (look to the options on the left) - BINGO I found the one  I was needing.

    Hope that helps 

  13. 3 hours ago, mjonis said:


    Sorry to "hijack" the thread, but I had a question about booking "part" of the group.  Well, a few questions.

    So we're all newbies, except for ONE person who had ONE prior Disney Cruise.


    Party1 - dad & wife (wife is silver Castaway)

    Party 2 - sister, husband, 2 kids

    Party 3 - me and buddy


    Party 2 would like to schedule one of those character breakfast/lunches for each child.  Given that we're traveling on Fantasy in January, it's high season with bigger ship.


    How would one go about trying to book at the 90 days out for the kids to do the breakfast/lunch thingy?


    I've only ever done bookings like when we were at Disney last year so I could book for others, so not sure if I can book for the Silver person, or if she has to login and book as herself to get the 90-day part?


    Thanks in advance!


    Sorry, I am not sure.  I have only ever booked for me and DH.

  14. DH and I are taking our first NCL cruise this spring on the Breakaway out of Port Canaveral.  We will be doing a Western Caribbean cruise and we are very familiar with the ports and already know where we are going and what we will do when we get to each port.  We are Platinum with Disney and know the ships routine and what they offer while at sea, the activities, shows and restaurants.  


    I would love to see some of the dailies for the Breakaway WC itinerary to get an idea of what might be offered on our cruise so I can have a better idea of things that we can do and what we should be looking for once we get on the ship.  Things like tastings, crafts, trivia and I have seen mention in posts for other ships painting classes (which I would LOVE to try).  


    I appreciate any copies that could be posted, or suggestions of what to look for, or where to go to find out a list of things to do.  


    Thanks... we are very excited to try the new ship/line and we want to make the most of it.  


  15. 20 hours ago, bostonfred said:

    Had a great summer ale at Soggy Dollar..thought it was locally brewed....several years ago at the same bar had one and it was from New Hampshire....didn’t care for Leatherback Lager...

    Was the summer ale the one in my picture above?   


    If it is it was good - it is a beer from the islands, but it is brewed by a contract brewer in Florida. You can't buy it in bottles in the US, but if you go to the tap room as the contract brewer you can enjoy it on top according the Virgin Island brewers.  

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