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Everything posted by vicnsue

  1. On deck, with my wife, sailing away from port with a glass of wine. After 30 cruises that NEVER gets old.
  2. Just my opinion, but we just had to go thought the ordeal of canceling a Transatlantic cruise. My local travel agent walked me through the process and we received our 125% FCC and a full refund from British Airlines. My point here, is maybe it’s time to find a local guy who will work for you, and not the cruise line. We are originally from the St. Louis area, I know there should be plenty to choose from.
  3. Thank you for taking the time to respond. I must say Antarctica on the Star does sound very interesting. We also understand how you feel about the Dawn. We did a TA on the Pearl, and expecting the same experience on the Dawn. We were disappointed.
  4. Just curious, what ships and itineraries has gotten your attention? We are always looking for new and different after 40 cruises.
  5. Thank you for the positive post! We should be on a TA cruise right now, but instead of crying about it, I followed NCL’s FCC instructions. We received 125% credit without any drama and booked another cruise with an additional 25% off and we still have FCC’s remaining. The newly booked cruise created a 14 day B2B. As Jimmy Buffett says. If life gives you Limes make Margaritas!
  6. Thank you for the info. We can only hope they do the same for us. 🤞🏻
  7. We had a 15 day TA sailing April 18 canceled, and we didn’t get our points. Damn shame too, that would have bumped us up to platinum. 😢
  8. What an excellent idea! Just when you think you know all the ins and outs of cruising.
  9. We were on the Breakaway the first week of March. The manager of the Cruise Next office said he expected the 2022 schedule to be released in six months. Who knows if he had any inside information or it was just a wild guess.
  10. Thank you for your input, sounds like a non issue. 😁
  11. It has been at least 15 years since our last Princess Cruise. I have heard a rumor that Princess is no longer making up beds with a top sheet. Has anyone experienced this? We have been sailing with Celebrity the past few years and thought about giving Princess another try, but are having second thoughts if this is true.
  12. I had my eye on the 1-5 sailing and looked this morning to check prices, and it was gone! My first thought was they were concerned they couldn’t fill two 12 day cruises in the same month. Maybe splitting those 24 days up into smaller sailings makes more sense to the bean counters.
  13. For that price difference I will bring my own bells and whistles!
  14. My wife and I are taking a TA in April, our first NCL cruise in nine years. Many other cruises , just not NCL. I was just coming to terms with Pepsi not Coke, Jack and Pepsi is nasty, now this money grab. We thought we could live with the price increase, not happy but we think we can make it work. Until we started thinking about wine with dinner, if we can’t get a decent wine without paying the up charge I am confident this will be our last NCL cruise.
  15. I agree the first time cruiser should be informed. Social media may work, but a major newspaper or television network would really get Frank’s attention.
  16. Know that’s sad, but really after the second one can you taste anything, or walk for that matter. 🤪
  17. And there you have it! Frank Del Rio wants NCL’s profit margin to mirror his upscale lines. If he is successful, he will be the hero. If not.........?
  18. Correct again! Bottom line for us, our TA in April is are last NCL cruise.
  19. So true about assumptions, and of course I don’t know how the supply chain of the cruise industry works. My assumption on the tax issue was the US’s high liquor tax not the sales tax.
  20. Correct, but also keep in mind NCL buys liquor by the pallet, and I would suspect in a country that has a lower tax rate then the US.
  21. Wait, inside cabin vs balcony? I think I would choose Celebrity.
  22. Hey there Cafedumonde. We live in Alabama, only three hours away from NOLA. We are taking a TA in April on the Pearl. Looking ahead to 2020 we had our eye on the Getaway in January. Sorry NCL another repeat customer taking their business elsewhere.
  23. You may be right, but Carnival on January 2 announced plans to start charging for room service. Five days later they reversed the decision, because of their customer outrage on CC. We are talking about two different companies, but don’t understand estimate the power of unhappy consumers.
  24. Booklady26 Thank you, that was a great email!
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