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  1. Whitnee1

    OBC/ Daily Service Charge

    I have been told that you can use your OBC to pay your daily service charge on board. Can anyone confirm this?
  2. Do the balcony dividers on the Anthem open?
  3. Are all of the balconies covered and are any decks or locations better than others?
  4. Have an Aloha balcony on Island Princess for 3 passengers that does hold 4. Can anyone advise what the sleeping configuration is for a 3rd and even possibly have a picture?
  5. Anybody know the status of Le Gallion Beach??
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    NY arrival

    Have cruised probably 10 times out of NY cruise terminal. Have always arrived by 6:00 or 7:00 AM. Leaving on the Gem on Monday and the itinerary says 10:00 AM arrival on return. Need to book ground transportation has anyone ever had that late arrival without an unplanned impact effecting it?
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    POA terminal to HNL airport

    Just wondering if a 12:55 flight at HNL is doable docking at 7:00 AM on the POA with easy walk off? Also best method of transportation. TIA
  8. Any suggestions pre cruise hotel for Vancouver? I know Pan Pacific but it is pricey. TIA
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    Best Month Alaska Cruise Tour

    Ok so I did a cruise tour some years ago in early June. Due to price I am now looking for feedback on May (early to mid) or late August for the same. Pros and cons will May still be too cold? TIA
  10. I have done two Alaska Cruise Tours with Princess and stayed in their lodges in Denali and Mckinley. I want to book another for next summer and want to consider NCL. My question is has anyone done this and what were the land based accommodations. I have a couple of TA's that have recommended either Celebrity or Princess solely because of the land accommodations.
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    HNL to Airport

    On the POA and reviewed first 14 pages and could not find info. Specifically: 1. Dock at 7:00 with easy walk off is !2;55 flight doable? 2. How far is HNL from the terminal? 3. Best form of transportation? TIA
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    Honolulu Airport question

    How far from the terminal is the airport? Is a 1:00 PM flight doable with easy walk off?
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    Alaska Cruise Tour Info

    I would like to just take the NCL cruise tour but am looking for info on what they use for their land based accommodations in Denlai, KcKinley etc
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    3 Day UDP

    Just wondering if anybody knows the price difference on the 3 day UDP package if you purchase on board versus prior to the trip. I know its cheaper but I have a bunch of non refundable OBC that will be tough to spend.
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    Just off the Breakaway

    Was on the same sailing and agree, Food was good but service was inconsistent. Had good service in Taste, horrendous in Savor, good in the MDR, good in Lacuccina, and so so in Cagneys. The Captains name is Matko and never saw him really out and about but he was on often with updates. While the medical evacuation, that caused us to lose Aruba, was outside of their control the fact that we left so late was directly on them. The Captain blamed it on loading of provisions for a 14 day sailing which I call BS as they turn these ships around in 7-8 hours and they were in port for over 24 hours. In fact the 14 day trip after us left in a 7 hour turn around. I blame it on all the people who were late arriving due to the weather. I understand that but it is unfair to penalize say 3900 passengers with a missed port to accommodate 100 late arrivals. As others have said this ship is just poorly designed with respect to public areas especially when the outdoor decks are closed like they were for us for 3-4 days. The biggest problem I had with this cruise from day one was the way they handled the port changes releasing them after final payment. We all trusted NCL would exchange port for port like they had done with other impacted itineraries but when they went from 8 to 5 was very disappointing. They did though give us a credit for the missed sea day and also a 25% credit from the fare we paid for a future cruise. I thought that was very fair. Rok of Ages, Burn the Floor, Howl at the Moon, Jazz Club, and Arvin and Emily were all good. The other entertainment was disappointing. Missed the hypnotist but have seen her and others in the past and the shows are pretty much the same. Magicians get a bit boring after the first 10 minutes. The one singer was advertised as atribute to Elton John and half his ongs were not even John's. The Caroles Kings were mediocre it is difficult to have males do female songs. Disembarkation was a nightmare as they were delayed due to one gentlemen they kept calling for that I guess CBP had an interest in. Then while we did walk off others complained about the lack of porters which is the ports fault and not NCL's. I believe that NCL needs to start limiting walk offs or have strict enforcement of the luggage tag color to even the flow off the ship. Another huge unaddressed problem is as usual the chair hogs at the pool that they do nothing to address. I was on the Jade in OCt and attendents there kept track of vacant chairs and removed towels. All ships should do this and the limited pool area on the Breakaway makes this a bigger issue.
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    Nice beach

    Castro: I emailed you but did not get anything back. Can you put us on the board for 1/14/18 party of 5 Bruce G.? Thanks
  17. It impacts everyone in that it gives them an additional 30 days to price drop or add perks to sell unsold cabins and they don't have to adjust anyone who is booked at a higher rate.
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    Sugar Beach Info

    Anyone have any info on Sugar Beach? Amenities, distance from terminal etc.
  19. Whitnee1

    Eagle Beach Info

    Looking for some help with a location on Eagle Beach. Have a party of 11 looking for a nice stretch of beach where we can rent chairs and umbrellas, and have access to bathroom and hopefully a beach bar. Thanks.
  20. Sailing on the Breakaway 1/5/18 and just got final payment notice. Prior to that they had said that a revised itinerary would be released prior to then. Since they have already announced itinerary changes for cruises after ours feel it is very unfair that they heave not prior to final payment so people could make choices. Since this is a 14 day I feel they fear a lot of cancellations.
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    Need to Vent! - Travel Insurance!

    If you can afford the cruise then you can afford the insurance. It is not that expensive
  22. Whitnee1

    Nice beach

    Castro can you provide email? Coming in Jan with 7 and want to visit you. Will be easier to email than search back through these boards.
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    Bonaire Beach Question

    I was at Bonaire some time back and went to a beach which was a huge shallow bay that you could walk out in probably over 1/4 mile and still be in water up to your waist. The entry from the beach had a trail through some rocks that once you got past was then all sand. There were a lot of wind surfers using the area. Is this Lac Bay and if so does anybody know the name of the vendor for the chair rental?
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    Bonaire Beach Question

    Is Sorobon on Lac Bay?