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Mike A

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About Mike A

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Wantagh, NY USA
  • Interests
    Cruising !!!
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL & Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Bermuda
  1. I am an insurance agent, The fact of the matter is the insurance was purchased as protection for a trip. The trip was cancelled by the company that "sold" the insurance. While NCL is not an insurance company they are a sub-vendor. Unless there is wording in the policy that states that the premium is not refunded in the event a cruise is cancelled and the fare is refunded in full by NCL, the premium should be refunded. However, if the insurance also provided protection for Hotel Accommodations and Airfare ect..., the policyholder has a right to claim and as such the premium should not be refunded.
  2. The Dawn was docked at the container pier as there were 6 ships at Pt Canaveral today. The Sun was at Pier 10 which is NCL’s normal pier. According to the PTZ web camera service they stated it was the 1st time they have seen 6 ships at Pt Canaveral in 1 day.
  3. When we sailed on the Anthem in February we had anytime dining. We were a group of 6. When we went to the dining room the 1st night we asked if we could get the same table at 5:15-5:30. We were immediately accommodated and were given a great table in the back of Silk. The waiter and assistant, as well as the head waiter for our section were amazing. We also noticed everyone in our section were at the same table every night and we were told that section was saved for those who had anytime but wanted traditional. As an aside the service all around on our cruise was fantastic even though it was President’s Week with a full ship and 1700 children on board. 1st time on RCL and won’t be the last.
  4. We were there on February 20th. Very unlikely pier will be ready by May. The pier is about 3/4 finished. Looks like a great deal of work to be done. Doubtful on many new features too.
  5. I am on Anthem of the Seas right now with Voom, iPhone and Verizon WiFi calling. Works flawlessly. We have been texting and making phone calls as if we were home.
  6. Pictures of dent from pier. Unless there is underwater damage. Nothing to write home about LOL
  7. On RCCL’s Anthem of the Seas which I am on right now, they have placed dummy cards in the slots of every stateroom. They must have gotten tired of dealing with the questions. LOL.
  8. I am currently In Nassau on the Anthem of the Seas. The Epic is docked next to us. I watched the Epic sail in using tugs. FWIW the Enchantment of the Seas also used tugs. The Anthem and Norwegian Sky did not. I took a look at the dent. It is nothing worse than a small push in dent you would have on your car. I will take a picture and try to post later. Finally regarding the Escape, they will not be able to dock until the 1st ship leaves, most likely Mariner of the Seas.
  9. My extended family sails on the Anthem of the Seas on Friday. The current sale ends at midnight. I was originally at $48+ tax on a 50% sale from November. It is now $46+ tax at 30% off ??? which I switched to. In addition I had no problem calling in, through TA, to get the Deluxe Beverage Package for me and Refreshment Package for my wife. My daughter and Son-In-Law did the same thing.
  10. Hi Tim...our extended family will also be with you on the 2/15 Anthem of the Seas cruise. Back in 2012 we sailed on the Norwegian Jewel on basically the same intinerary the second week of January. When we left NY it was 70 degrees and there was an impromptu sail away party on deck as if it were summer. We had beautiful weather and smooth sailing the entire cruise. However we received a rude awakening at about 2PM the last day of the cruise as the temperature suddenly dipped into the teens LOL. That evening when we turned on the TV we were stunned to see the news of the Costa Concordia as it was happening. BBC World carried the story nonstop. Enjoy your cruise. You will have a great time !!!
  11. We too are on this cruise. We did not receive the email. I frankly was surprised when I booked that we were leaving Nassau at 12:00 midnight. I have done this itinerary on NCL Jewel and Gem. Very fast ships compared to Anthem. Both times left Nassau at 6PM, on Wednesday, and arrrived in NY, on Saturday, between 6:00 and 7:00 AM. Frankly I think they may have realized if they hit bad weather going back to NY , in winter very possible, they would not arrive on time or possibly tide issues at the Verrazano Bridge.
  12. What above the 8 night to the Bahamas? Thank you in advance 🙂
  13. FWIW, I have taken the train into the Newark train station many times and while the inner city has it's problems the area surrounding the Penn Station is fine. While I do not know the price of a UBER or Taxi to Port Liberty it should not be too pricey. Enjoy your cruise.
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