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About MikeAndNick

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Fresno, CA
  • Interests
    Traveling, Cruising, Water Polo
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Disney and NCL because of Single Rooms
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Any place I have not been

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  1. Yes I’m finding the cruise lines are supplying a few 99sf cabins for single but are still charging as much or more than a double occupancy. Grrrrrr!
  2. The Windows remote desktop worked fine off the satellite except in the middle of the Atlantic for one day.
  3. I am back from my Trans-Atlantic Cruise and I can give you how things went with the WiFi. Norwegian Cruise Lines has different packages where you pay more for more bandwidth. I purchased the unlimited package with the most bandwidth. I worked with someone else on the cruise to split the cost. We were cruising from New York to London. I used the WifFi most of the time late at night and early in the morning. Here is what I found: In the middle of the Atlantic ocean we lost almost all bandwidth for one day At 3 am to 6 am I had lots of bandwidth and was able to remote into my servers at work and run anything without any delays. At 12:00 am to 1:30 am the ship was running their batch jobs and I was not able to do anything other than light internet. From 9:00 pm to 8:00 am I was able to use Skype for Business to phone home and talk to my son with no delays. During the day the person I shared with used the WiFi for his business and had no problems with internet, mail and IP Phone calls. He had his iPhone on WiFi calling and was able to make calls all day. Hope this helps someone else. In September I cruise from Canada to Japan and will update on how Celebrity WiFi works.
  4. I will be able to tell you more in a month but look at the NCL Studio cabins. Everyone in the Studio cabins is solo, there is a Studio Lounge and a Studio coordinator. I seen a complaint from a 20's cruiser that the Studio Cabins were full of old people; I am guessing 40 and over. This makes me feel better that there will be older cruisers in the Studio area.
  5. I have always been able to find a good quiet place in one of the bars. The fist day I just look around and you can always find a bar that is open and no one is there because it is quiet and out of the way. It is often on the front of the ship and has windows that I can see the wake of the ship.
  6. I have started liking any time dining in the last few cruises. I get to meet someone new every dinner and if they are bad I only have them for one night. My last cruise on Princess Cruises I went to their afternoon Tea and loved it. It was a great time to meet new people and just enjoy eating finger snacks and talking.
  7. I am going on a 12 day cruise in a couple of weeks on Norwegian and am looking forward to all the actives associated with the Studio Rooms. After being on 14 cruises I only book inside rooms unless the price is really good. I use the cabin like I do my bedroom at home, shower and sleep. If I look at my bedroom at home there is a window but I always have my blinds pulled. Go look in your bedroom; do you worry about seeing outside or is a place for a nice bed to sleep in?
  8. If you are looking for High End Cruises Regent Seven Seas has specials for single cruises. Ponant also has cruises without a single supplement. You can see them at https://www.cruiseplum.com/solo-supplement-deals
  9. Thank you Norman, We use Remote Top Gateway to get to my development server. I get up at 5:00 am on a normal day so I am guessing at 5:00 am the ship will not be transmitting data and people on the ship are not up using data.
  10. This is a question for the computer savvy people. I have asked the people with NCL and they were not sure. I know it is not fast and I will have to work late at night or early in the morning. Can I remote desktop into my server back at work with the ship WiFi or will they block the stream? P.S. I will be on the Norwegian Getaway doing the Trans-Atlantic cruise
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