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About Shellbelle28

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    Photography, books, cruising, outdoors, cooking
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  1. Were you using the standard or the upgraded Wi-Fi on board?
  2. I booked my specialty restaurants yesterday and didn't enter the correct time/venue for one. I don't see a way to make reservation edits on the NCL website. Am I missing it, or will I have to call to make changes?
  3. No, the MDRs are not bad at ALL. Husband and I just happen to enjoy some of the specialty venues.
  4. It looks as though one at a time is the secret. However, I have one meal left from my package and I want to do Moderno another time and it is coming up at full price instead of zero, so I don't know what that's about. I guess I'll wait a while to let things clear out and then try again.
  5. The reservations opened up for specialty dining for my cruise today and I started putting in dates and times I wanted. I chose restaurant, date, and time and put it in the cart, going through the checkout with "$0.00" since I have the dining package. It looks as though the reservation completes but I can't find anywhere to confirm that the reservation is booked. Is the NCL website just faking me out? Am I looking in the wrong place to see a booking listed? Help!
  6. We drank so much of the Bin 90 on our Pearl cruise last year, I'm sad to hear it's off the list! I haven't been able to find it at the store at home where I used to get it either, maybe there have been production issues. I'm buying Stella Mia Moscato do Asti lately.
  7. Thank you. That is the speific information that I have been unable to find. DIY is fine with me. Lines, not so much.
  8. So, reading through this topic, the advice appears to be wait until you're aboard and you've used up your free wi-fi minutes to sign up for a package. I'm on a 12-day Australia/New Zealand cruise with elderly parents at home, so I am considering getting the streaming upgrade so I won't have to worry about getting in touch with them. Here's my question. I hate getting in lines for that sort of thing onboard! We're booked in a category that has concierge/butler service. Is signing me up for the wi-fi package be something the concierge could facilitate? Anyone had experience with that? I'd honestly pay the advance purchase cost to avoid lining up to take care of it once on board!
  9. I've been confused by the limited excursion choices for the Norwegian Jewel in Melbourne on 25 January 2020. Is that Australia Day, or is it the 26th? I'm wondering if the holiday is the reason for so few excursion options, or if NCL is just slow off the mark getting them organized. What do you think?
  10. Hello, what? Is a person able to call and add a promo without losing whatever promos they've got from the original booking? I would love to have double the shorex credit!
  11. I've got a 12-day Australia/New Zealand cruise on the Jewel coming up and I'm looking at the internet packages. My parents are elderly and have health issues, so the peace of mind of being able to make Wi-Fi calls to check on them would be worth the cost of the upgrade. Is the speed functional? Does it vary with ship position? I'd be mad if I paid a chunk of money for something that turned out to not work as described! We're in an aft suite and I seem to remember connectivity being sketchy on the Pearl in a similar location. I'd appreciate hearing about any specific experience on this ship.
  12. Sometimes the person was a little surprised by my request to take a photo, but as soon as I said "and make sure your name shows so I can remember it" the smiles bloomed. I think those comment cards matter quite a lot to them.
  13. I really like submitting the names of ship's crew who do a great job and make my trip better to be sure they get credit for their excellence. But NCL's "Freestyle" means you don't always have the same person serving, and I have a terrible time remembering names. So I started taking a photo of those I had good encounters with, making sure their name tag is in the shot. When it comes time to fill out cards, just scroll through the camera gallery! They have also ended up being some of my favorite vacation photos!
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