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Sdman36

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  1. on the Dec cruise on the Jade they had you do both when entering buffet line.
  2. While on vacation and at a brunch I sometimes like to have my mimosas, I know with the PPBP you have more choices, but I wonder what choices you get in the UDP, are there any choices on Champagne, or just what they have and I sure its the cheapest. I know some may say why waste a good Champagne with OJ or other mixes, but to each their own on that, and are there a few choices under the $15 threshold. I'm still thinking if I will upgrade LOL.
  3. Ok back to the drawing board LOL, as this cruise will be in a Penthouse suite, I'm sure I will also want it or Haven next time as well. At lease that's what I been reading on here.
  4. Thanks, I got my math wrong, before I was thinking about booking another cruise, and also staying in a suite or Haven, so I was going to buy 4x250, but only if I could use the 4x250 on a single cruise for 2, as I think that is only on specific cruises, again its all new to me especially NCL, as my past cruises were on Carnival, and maybe 9 plus years ago.
  5. I was thinking about getting the upgrade to the premium drink package, but the cost was a little over $400 for our 6 day cruise. As I new to NCL my question is? if I get on board and buy 2 $250 cruise next certificates. If I read it right, I would also get a OBC of $500, and then can I use that credit to pay the $400 + upgrade drink package? If so it would make my decision easier, as even if I were unable to use the credits for another cruise, I am still getting my UDP, and have two certificate for another day. Has anybody done this. My DW does not really drink Alcohol, but would enjoy, the other perks with the package. I like the idea of bottle wine at dinner, maybe bringing 1 back to the room, and it sounds like a very nice/popular Champagne is available as well. I will be on the Jade out of Singapore. Thanks
  6. Thanks for the input from everyone, it seems in my case I made the right call, I actually enjoy the at sea days by the main pool, as there seems there is always something going on. I do want the other perks, and happy to receive those, and I think for the $1000 plus per cabin Min Bid for 6 days, it would be that the extra money is better spent, on other things, and save the Haven for a larger ship someday if I like the NCL experience overall.
  7. its my first time on NCL, I been on several Carnival ships, mostly balcony cabins. Its been a good 13 years or so since last cruise. Anyway I am now retired and live in the Philippines, I'm originally from San Diego, CA. I decided to take a cruise within Asia, I found a cruise in Dec 15 on the Jade for 6 days. A big part of my search criteria was to find a suit type cruise with all the bells and whistles, that can be had. I looked for concierge/butler type service, special restaurant or lounge, priority boarding things like that. Drink/dinner packages if included a plus. So yes the Haven fit that, but I also found the Penthouse large balcony suite also fits most of that, and the Jade being a bit smaller, they do not have a special Haven restaurant, and the Haven area does not seem very large. So I book the PHS. and then was sent a upgrade email if I was interested in upgrading to the Haven. The min price bid was almost the same as I could have book it directly. I did get a great price for PHS, the cost of the upgrade seems high especially, as I get many of the same perks as Haven. So my question is for those that have paid for Haven/ vrs PHS on the smaller ships, it is still worth the extra expense, from photos the cabins look very nice, beyond that am I missing anything. Thanks
  8. We are booked on a cruise Dec15th out of Singapore, it says the ship will arrive in port 8am. It says you must board by 5pm for 7pm departure, but I can not find any where on the booking site that mentions how early we can board. We are staying in Singapore the night before. and the hotel checkout is 12pm, so I was hoping we can go straight to the port/ship. We are staying in a penthouse suite, if that matters.
  9. My background is I have lived overseas in the Philippines for more than 3 years, I was born and raised in the US. I will be taking a NCL cruise in Dec out of Singapore. My question is, especially on meat, where does the cruise line source the food. I ask because when I buy beef here in the Philippines the vast majority comes from Australia, and it has a different taste and texture, than what I'm use to in the US. I'm not saying one is better than the other, its more like what one is use too. I am sure this is true for cruisers from other parts of the world as well. So does any one have information/knowledge on how food/meat is sourced in different parts of the world for the cruise ships.
  10. When it says 1 login per stateroom, it that 1 login at a time or only 1 device per stateroom per cruise
  11. If your given the standard drink package as a perk, (yes I know you pay the gratuity up front), and your spouse does not drink alcohol, what options does she have if any.
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