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    Pennsylvania, USA
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    Cruising, Chincoteague Ponies
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    Norwegian Cruise Line
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    Bermuda, Southern Caribbean, Alaska

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  1. No self service also started on the Gem today but there are still salt and pepper shakers on the table so precautionary rather than an active virus on the ship.
  2. We only paid for a B3 to upgrade to a B1 on the Jewel to Alaska last June. 10,000 points should get you a two category upgrade. They should have repriced you to a B3 not your original B2. Closer to the cruise we decided to pay to upgrade to the forward penthouse and they gave us $100 OBC for our 10,000 points since we paid the full price from the B3 to the penthouse. Forward or aft facing is a must for Alaska IMHO. Enjoy your cruise.
  3. We are also currently on the Gem B2B in the same cabin actually booked as one cruise. Guest Services manager said we did not have to do the second muster, concierge said we did. When we tried to check in for the drill our name was not on their list. We stayed even though we could have left and they just added our name to the list.
  4. Plus there will be at least 20 of us at the M&G that are currently on the Gem so feel free to ask us questions after the Officers leave the M&G. 🙂
  5. Looks like we will make it just in time. It says it will close early February 2020 and we'll be there in January.
  6. I've been using Trip-It for years and also love it (so does my hubby because he can see what all I have planned). I especially like being able to check back on previous trips to see what excursions we did when someone asks about a particular island.
  7. Call to make your shore excursion reservations so you do not have to pay until you are on the ship. Shore Excursions: 866-625-1167. This only works when you have the Shore Excursion OBC.
  8. Thanks for the info. I've asked on both roll calls but as far as I know NCL does not port in SF very often so I haven't asked on the main NCL board yet. This year and last year's NYC to California long cruises have only gone as far as LA. If I don't get more info here, I will ask on the main NCL board just in case someone has left from or cruised into SF on NCL.
  9. We are doing a B2B on the NCL Gem in January 2020 (Turnaround day is a Friday). Can anyone tell me if the people "In Transit" (doing a B2B on the same ship) can get off the ship without the long lines of those getting off the ship permanently? I read here on CC that they either have a separate line or allow lose "In Transit" to go to the front of the line in SF but cannot find it again to see how long ago that was. The only other B2B we have done we spent a few days in that city before our cruise so we got off the ship last and got back on first. This time we have never been to San Francisco and want to see as much as we can before we re-board the Gem. I would love an estimate of how long it will take us to get off the ship if we begin to get off at 8:30? (ship arrives at 7AM). Also need to know what time we will need to re-board the ship if the Gem is due to depart at 5 PM? We want to purchase tickets for the Day Tour of Alcatraz and don't know what time to purchase. We would love to be able to see some of San Francisco too but will settle for Alcatraz and the Fisherman's Wharf area if that is all we can safely do and still be back on the ship on time.
  10. I used 10,000 to upgrade from a BA to a B1 on the Jewel in June 2019. I later decided to pay to upgrade to a suite and asked if I could at least get the $100 OBC that the 10,000 points could have bought since I was paying the full upgrade from a BA to the SE. They agreed and issued me the $100 OBC. Not a refund per se but I think as others have said if you call to get the points refunded BEFORE or at least at the same time as you cancel, they should refund your points. They don't have to but probably will.
  11. The highest cabin you can move up to is a balcony and since you are already in one, there is no where to go except to use 10,000 points for a higher category balcony. I doubt the aft facing balcony is available this close to the cruise so you are out of luck this cruise. You could take the $100 OBC but unless you are sure you are NOT going to cruise again, I'd save the points for a future cruise. There is more value (usually) in an upgrade vs OBC. You could also take a statement credit if you wish. That way you earn more points on the money you spend on the cruise and then use the statement credit to help pay for it.
  12. In my experience, you will get dinner for two if you take someone with you. Many Platinum solos end up with 4 meals by sharing their 2 dinners for two. What they have stopped is letting a solo go two different times for their dinner for two - now it is take someone or you just get one dinner.
  13. You will all get your dinners with 2 vouchers. https://www.ncl.com/latitudes-rewards-program/faq I am traveling with other Platinum, Platinum Plus or Ambassador guests in the same stateroom? Do we each get a voucher? No. If there are 2 Platinum, Platinum Plus or Ambassador members in one stateroom, only one Welcome Back Card will be delivered. This gives the correct number of Dinner for Two vouchers the guests are entitled to.For 3rd and 4th Platinum, Platinum Plus or Ambassador members in the same stateroom, an additional Welcome Back Card will be delivered. If there is only a 3rd Platinum, Platinum Plus or Ambassador member in the same stateroom, an additional Welcome Back Card will be delivered but this guest will be treated as a solo traveler who get one dinner only. The benefit is only if there are 2 guests dining on the same visit.
  14. We upgraded from a BA mid ship balcony to a B1 Aft Facing Balcony on the Jewel for 10,000 points. Would be a great cabin for an Hawaiian cruise.
  15. Maybe I was told about it because of the shareholder OBC that was on my account when I called Shorex to reserve my shore excursions. I just read about this on the Shareholder thread in this forum and must admit I never read it before so it may or may not be new. http://www.nclhltdinvestor.com/static-files/23c8691e-2da7-4595-b132-a6ad137cf7f6 Under #7 "Certificate value credited to onboard account at the time of sailing and may not be used toward onboard service charges or pre-purchased activities." I hope it is just another "rule" they do not enforce for all of our sakes. I looked to see if there are any new restrictions on the Latitude OBC but none is offered right now so there are no terms and conditions to check.
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