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Jepster

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  1. Check the local dollar store or party store for a mask on a stick--I, too, wear glasses and that worked for me.
  2. Don't go crazy--I find a mid calf black (or other neutral color) skirt to be the most important item I pack. I bring a variety of tops, lightweight jackets, and sparkly (ie, fashion jewels, not the good stuff) jewelry and I am ready for just about anything. Since I am notorious for spilling a little tea/lunch/etc. right on my chest, I pack tank tops--which I can easily switch out under a jacket or shrug and have a "new" outfit. I usually buy them in colors or patterns to brighten up a black ensemble. For my last 14 day cruise, I packed 2 long evening gowns (wore each one twice for formal themed nights), 2 cocktail dresses (wore each one twice for formal nights), mid calf skirt, black silk trousers, and the tops to mix and match. Wore everything at least twice and had plenty to choose from for each night at dinner. During the day, my go to are yoga pants and cotton tunic tops....easy to roll up and pack. Had one medium size suitcase (checked, less than 50 lbs) and a carry on. Just a tip for evening dresses--lace doesn't wrinkle, so just roll it up and shake it out!! Have fun.
  3. I second the Champagne Bar--an excellent location with champagne and strawberries, and generally not too crowded. Windows with a lovely ocean view, as well. I am sure that the bar keep will assist you in making it special.
  4. I know you don't want to buy online, but if you buy from a local brand (John Lewis) online you should be able to return it to the store if you don't like it. I usually like to try on in person as well, but sometimes it does pay to shop online. I also shop Ebay for brands that I know fit me well, some excellent bargains to be had.
  5. I am confident that prices will go up, but having said that.....this is a vacation and since you need to take this week, just pay it and negotiate later. When prices dropped considerably after final payment for a cruise I booked, I used that as a bargaining chip to negotiate a better cabin. Don't stress over NCL's nickel and dime push, plan what you think is reasonable to spend for the experience you want and let it ride. Good luck
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