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  1. I've enjoyed the shareholder benefit for a long time. I'm Platinum Plus with NCL. 

    I think NCL should raise the amount to shares to qualify for the benefit.

    People who own 250 shares of NCLH stock will qualify for the benefit.

    For the past 3 years the stock has been trading at about $50  a share. ($5000 for a hundred shares)

    Now it's trading at about $20 a share. ($5000 for two hundred fifty shares)

  2. Thanks for all the information. I'll make sure to declare my purchase. Good to know I'll need to bring a decent amount of cash to pay customs duty. I usually don't bring a lot of cash because I don't spend any money in the casino. Cash is just for extra tipping.

  3. 57 minutes ago, 1025cruise said:

    If I'm going to spend that much on jewelry, it will be at home with a trusted jeweler.

    I agree. There some Rolex Professional models that have a 2- 3 year waiting list. My authorized dealer told me if I see one while I’m traveling to buy it! If I happen upon a  watch not available at home I’m going to purchase it from an authorized Rolex dealer abroad. I just don’t want any surprises with US Customs.

  4. Cruising in the Caribbean people talk about duty free shopping. They don't tell you about the US Customs Duty Tax you owe when you finish your cruise.

    If you buy a $10,000 ring on one of the islands how much will you be charged when you declare it to US Customs?

    Please share your experience with high value jewlery purchases, and how much you were charged from Customs. Thanks


  5. Some people have told me that NCL holds a few cabins for the bidding. This doesn't make any sense to me.

    Why not sell them all at full price. Bidding is to get extra revenue by getting people who have paid in full to spend more 

    on a empty cabin that's an upgrade from what they have. Plusgrade.com helps airlines and cruise lines fill seats, and empty cabins. It is interesting that all Haven and Minis are sold out and there are plenty of balconys and inside cabins available.



  6. 3 hours ago, cliffd64 said:

    Logistical question...  re: winning bids...  Let's say you win and are notified 48 hours before your cruise departs...  Does that mean you will have to print all new docs and make new luggage tags?  Interested as we will have already arrived in Florida 2 days prior to cruise...

    The same thing happened to me. Your docs are good because your reservation number doesn't change. I got new luggage tags at the port before sailing. Very easy!

  7. I'm currently at Platinum level. Looking at the benefits of the next level. 

    Dinner With Officers3

    2  Priority Restaurant & Entertainment Seating*
    Has anyone used the priority seating benefit at the specialty restaurants??

    I like to make same day reservations. It would be a great benefit on nights when their all booked up!


  8. I was on the Epic in cabin 14098. This is a mini suite. They used to call it a deluxe balcony. It's a little bit bigger than a standard balcony cabin. The balcony is larger. I had a lounge chair on it.

    The shower area in larger. Mine had a bathtub. They alternate tub or shower. Bed near the door has a shower, near balcony has tub. Tub is high and difficult to climb into and get out. 14098 is located on deck 14 aft.

    I liked being a few seconds from the gym. I was also entitled to use the spa. I got a tour and had no interest. NCL calls it a mini suite, but it's just a little bit bigger balcony cabin. I think deluxe balcony was a more honest name.

  9. I just spent 2 weeks on the Star. The Casino was the indoor Smoking Area.

    Many people I spoke with avoided even walking through it. Because of the smoke the dealers sat there alone with no players. NCL should join Celebrity with smoke free casinos. Other than the disgusting casino, the NCL Star was a great ship. I had a wonderful time.

  10. Deck - 11

    Cabin # - 1512

    Class – AQ

    Starboard or Port Side - Starboard

    Bed near?(balcony or bath) – Bath

    Quiet Cabin (With comments on problems. Note if connecting. ) – Yes. Could here treadmills once in a while. No big deal.

    Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. – Great view. No obstructions aft, Could see the bridge forward. And could see over it.

    Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - Normal.

    Was wind a problem? No


    If an aft cabin, was soot a problem?


    Any specific problems with this cabin? None


    Any other comments? Very pleased with location would book again.

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