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Everything posted by zounds

  1. Our recent day 7 (at sea) on Getaway had a free Indian lunch buffet in Moderno which was very good.
  2. I don't remember if the choc. factory has public restrooms, but I know the craft store next door does (for customers).
  3. I agree with crewsweeper. We did the glass-bottom tour through Shore Excursions Group, which was wonderful and beat the heck out of the Atlantis sub in Cozumel. Our driver, William, was very accomodating to the 5 others in our van that were going to 2 other places. We were on the boat for 45 min. and they fed the fish to attract them. Only about 12 passengers on a boat that could hold 25+ and we were back to the ship by lunchtime, with stops at a chocolate factory and craft store on the way.
  4. We were there on Dec. 6 with only 4 - 5 other couples and had a great time, as Isidro kept the excellent food and drinks coming. We got the promo rate of $29. PP. Even at $39. PP it's a great deal for a relaxing day. Taxi was $10. total each way.
  5. We just returned from the Getaway and used our Plat. status in La Cucina and Le Bistro. Both were very good food-wise, but we were disappointed that the L.B. venue was so small and loud at 8:30 pm on Sat. night.
  6. Thanks a lot, Bird. While we have never considered spending the $ to eat there, I'd never seen the menu before. $27. for fish and chips ?!!? Outrageous. Must be reeeeaalll good. Steve, Platinum, Getaway Dec. 1.
  7. WOW !! What a lengthy, well-written review. Thanks very much. We'll be on her this Sunday. Steve
  8. Thank you all for the lengthy, well=written accounts. I hope you were able to adjust your gratuities. We'll be on her for the 1st time in Dec. and are Platinum, so I sure hope they get their act together.
  9. Thanks very much for sharing. We'll be on her for the 1st time in Dec.
  10. Can someone please answer the OP's queation ? Will we get our laundry back the next day ? Also, the subject is Platinum, not Plat. Plus. thank you.
  11. And I'm cursing daily ! (Oh, for a proofreader)
  12. While we have been to Nachi C. and Allegro and enjoyed them very much, I recently discovered Del Mar Latino which is small, has a limit of 80 adults, is AI , and the best part, only $30. PP. We have a reserv. for Dec. Good luck ! steve
  13. I redeemed 10,000 points for OBC this week by calling 866-9544077 and was told it was OK to redeem up until the day before you sail. steve
  14. After being assigned a balcony cabin 6 mos. in advance in an undesirable location, I was told by my TA (not NCL) that NCL would not change it, so I upgraded to a guar. mini suite for $100. PP. steve
  15. WOW!! Thank you VERY much. We'll be on her in Dec. from NOLA , but they are a fascinating read.
  16. We are Platinum and sailing on the Getaway Dec. 1st. Booked a GTY balcony last Feb. and was assigned cabin 13710 six months prior to sailing!. However, Since it is about as far from the elevators as possible, I expect we will upgrade to a GTY mini for $231. total, while keeping our percs (prepaid grat.) and will get and additional $25.OBC. steve
  17. Last year we went to Allegro through Resortforaday and enjoyed it very much. Also have been to Nachi, which was comparable.
  18. We are NCL Platinum and booked our 1st GTY balcony (with promos) last Jan,. for a Dec. '19 sailing on Getaway. Of course I've been curious about our cabin assignment and check balcony and mini availability periodically.. After reading this thread yesterday I went to NCL site and was surprised to see that we've been assigned a cabin 6 months in advance ! There are still many balconys and minis available in all categories and I'm not too thrilled that our cabin is as far away from the elevators as possible, so am thinking about trying to change it, or book a mini for $100. PP more (providing I can keep the prepaid grat. and OBC). Final payment isn't until late July. I'm not really asking for advice, just relating our experience. Thanks for playing. Happy sailing! steve
  19. Excellent !! Thanks very much ! We'll be on her in Dec.
  20. WOW !! Talk about comprehensive. I can't thank you enough, Bird, as we will be on her for the first time in Dec. Great photos and descriptions ! We prefer smaller ships, but have been on the Epic, so we have an idea what to expect, although it will be our first time in a guar. balcony, due to the $350-400 price difference of a reser. bal. Best wishes, Steve
  21. Does anyone know if Lattitudes (points) status would be a factor in GTY assignments ? We are Platinum and just booked a Getaway GTY. Thanks, Steve.
  22. Thanks very much, Mark. Very enjoyable and well-written. We'll be on her for the 1st time in Dec.
  23. We got off the Vision last Sat. where we did this at Chops and Italian. It was great with no added gratuity.
  24. Thanks very much for the insightful and well-written comments. We'll board her for the 1st time this Sat. Sounds like you had a great time. steve
  25. Thank you very for taking the time and effort, creel. We'll be on her the 19th for the 1st time. Our very first cruise was on Enchantment, but have since sailed NCL a lot, HAL twice and Carn. once, so I'm curious to see how this compares. steve
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