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Let's unite our search skills to create a near up to date list of known charter/group cruises on NCL. So we can avoid them. ;)

 

If we copy paste and add any new dates the list below we might be able to save someone's vacation :D

The list (please copy past after the break):

 

Ship unknown:

March 11-18 2017, Lifesource group, departure Miami, could be Escape,

 

..a second option is emailing events@ncl.com from your business email and asking if they can host x number of pax on incentive travel on your sail date. ;)

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Ship unknown:

March 11-18 2017, Lifesource group, departure Miami, could be Escape,

 

Norwegian Escape:

November 12 - 19, 2016, MyDeafBlindCruise group, 215 pax signed up per Feb '16,

September 9 - 16, 2017, MyDeafCruise group,http://www.mydeafcruise.com/norwegianescape/

 

Norwegian Jewel:

June 18 - 25, 2016, Rocky & Marlene Finley's Freestyle Alaska Deaf / ASL Group Cruise, 15 pax signed up,

 

Norwegian Pearl:

May 29 - June 5, 2016, Mormon Deaf Group Cruise,

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Why do you want to avoid them? Particularly the groups you have identified? Someone deaf do something mean to you in the past?

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I believe it is because when large groups charter a cruise, areas onboard can be unavailable to those passengers not in the group. I have not experienced this, but many have posted that certain bars, clubs etc were closed for the charter's exclusive use. And Someone posted yesterday, I believe, that they were unable to access a large portion of Great Stirrip Cay do to a charter.

 

So there is no predjudice involved, people just want to be able to have access to everything onboard.

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I believe it is because when large groups charter a cruise, areas onboard can be unavailable to those passengers not in the group. I have not experienced this, but many have posted that certain bars, clubs etc were closed for the charter's exclusive use.

 

 

Exactly this.

 

Also other things to consider are for example these:

 

- Some groups might have dietary restrictions that could mean some restaurants also being off limits for regular pax (been there, seen that)

 

- Some groups might come from quite different subcultures and since it's "their cruise", they think that they can get away with anything behaviour wise (been there, seen that too)

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Ship unknown:

March 11-18 2017, Lifesource group, departure Miami, could be Escape,

 

Norwegian Escape:

November 12 - 19, 2016, MyDeafBlindCruise group, 215 pax signed up per Feb '16,

September 9 - 16, 2017, MyDeafCruise group,http://www.mydeafcruise.com/norwegianescape/

 

Norwegian Jewel:

June 18 - 25, 2016, Rocky & Marlene Finley's Freestyle Alaska Deaf / ASL Group Cruise, 15 pax signed up,

 

Norwegian Pearl:

May 29 - June 5, 2016, Mormon Deaf Group Cruise,

Kosherica

Alaska Kosher Cruise

aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines: Pearl

July 3-10, 2016 (7 Nights - Kosher Cruise)

 

Canary Islands Kosher Cruise

aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines: Epic

The Brand New Epic is Stunning!

February 14-24, 2016 (10 Nights - Kosher Cruise

 

Western Mediterranean Kosher Cruise

aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines: Epic

The Brand New Epic is Stunning!

July 10-17, 2016 (7 Nights - Kosher Cruise)

 

Western Caribbean Kosher Cruise

aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines: Epic

The Brand New Epic is Stunning!

December 23-30, 2016 (7 Nights - Kosher Cruise

 

Panama Canal Kosher Cruise

aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines: Pearl

December 29, 2016 - January 9, 2017 (11 Nights - Kosher Cruise

 

refer to this http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1864271

 

I am not suggesting to avoid these cruise but keep in mind

Edited by Orleanscruiser

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Why do you want to avoid them? Particularly the groups you have identified? Someone deaf do something mean to you in the past?

 

LOL, no. Absolutely not. Celebrating Eastern and this was the first website I found before kitchen duty began. :)

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Let's unite our search skills to create a near up to date list of known charter/group cruises on NCL. So we can avoid them. ;)

 

If we copy paste and add any new dates the list below we might be able to save someone's vacation :D

The list (please copy past after the break):

Ship unknown:

March 11-18 2017, Lifesource group, departure Miami, could be Escape,

..a second option is emailing events@ncl.com from your business email and asking if they can host x number of pax on incentive travel on your sail date. ;)

 

It is actually Lifeplus, not Lifesource, next time you update this thread. Might help if anyone wants to search later on.

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Great idea for a thread - thank you!

 

Large groups present all kinds of unintended problems: For example, reserving blocks of tables in any of the restaurants effectively negates the "freestyle" option for others. More often than not, group meetings run a little late.... So, if 200 people want to reserve the MDR at 6 pm but don't START showing up until 6:30, there are not enough tables available for other passengers -- starting with the time reserved until the time those 200 passengers finish their dinner. Ditto for the staff that NCL must make available to serve them.

 

Now, transfer the needs/requests of that large group to any other venue on the ship. Those individuals have selected a group cruise so that they can be together. The actual people involved may be the nicest, sweetest people on earth -- but all of them at the same time kill the whole idea of "freestyle." Any crew member will tell you the same thing -- and when crew are stressed, it also makes a less pleasant experience for the rest of us.

 

Hence, my appreciation for this thread....

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Why do you want to avoid them? Particularly the groups you have identified? Someone deaf do something mean to you in the past?

 

On a previous cruise last year we were on a cruise with a group of 500 males- most were nice however there were some who displayed behaviour I would reserve for in my cabin with my husband! I am open minded but this was shocking exhibitionist behaviour that I would like to avoid in the future and everyone should have the choice of this.

However if the poster of the above comment has no objections to such behaviour then good luck to them but do not jump to judge others!

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On a previous cruise last year we were on a cruise with a group of 500 males- most were nice however there were some who displayed behaviour I would reserve for in my cabin with my husband! I am open minded but this was shocking exhibitionist behaviour that I would like to avoid in the future and everyone should have the choice of this.

However if the poster of the above comment has no objections to such behaviour then good luck to them but do not jump to judge others!

Ah, I know of those cruises, and agree with you. I specifically addressed the first three cruises listed which were for deaf groups, and that sounded just mean.

 

However, for the reasons the op has cited, as well as yours, I can understand. The original post just came across as mean-spirited, which I now understand was not the intent.

Edited by numberguy

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Thanks for this. We almost took a cruise several years ago with a large American Girl Doll group-specifically grandmothers and their granddaughters and the dolls. I didn't think my two teenage boys would appreciate that demographic too much!

 

We also found out the hard way that the first full week in June is Gay pride week at Disney World. (Not sure if it is anymore and to quote Seinfeld not that there's anything wrong with it). However a particular subset of that group was quite vocal and a bit obnoxious. That was fun to explain to 4-8 year old kids!

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Just did a quick google search NCL Group Chartered Cruise and this came up

 

https://www.ncl.com/theme-cruises

 

The Kiss Kruise | November 4-9, 2016- Pearl

 

Ubersoca Cruise | November 9-13, 2016- Pearl

 

Walker Stalker Cruise | FEBRUARY 3-6, 2017

 

Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea | February 6-10, 2017

 

Cayamo | February 19-26, 2017

 

Pitbull After Dark Party | March 10-13, 2017

 

The Rock Boat XVII | 10-15, 2017

 

Sail Across The Sun | Febriaru 15-19, 2017

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Hopefully I copied them all:

 

 

Ship unknown:

March 11-18, 2017, Lifeplus group, departure Miami, could be Escape,

 

Norwegian Epic:

February 14-24, 2016, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

July 10-17, 2016, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

December 23-30, 2016, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

 

Norwegian Escape:

November 12-19, 2016, MyDeafBlindCruise group, 215 pax signed up per Feb '16,

September 9-16, 2017, MyDeafCruise group,http://www.mydeafcruise.com/norwegianescape/

 

Norwegian Jade:

February 6-10, 2017, Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea, music theme cruise

February 10-15, 2017, The Rock Boat XVII, music theme cruise

February 15-19, 2017, Sail Across the Sun, music theme cruise

February 19-26, 2017, Cayamo, music theme cruise

March 10-13, 2017, Pitbull After Dark Party, music theme cruise

 

Norwegian Jewel:

June 18-25, 2016, Rocky & Marlene Finley's Freestyle Alaska Deaf / ASL Group Cruise, 15 pax signed up,

 

Norwegian Pearl:

May 29 - June 5, 2016, Mormon Deaf Group Cruise,

July 3-10, 2016, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

November 4-9, 2016, The Kiss Kruise, music theme cruise

November 9-13, 2016, Ubersoca Cruise, music theme cruise

December 29, 2016 - January 9, 2017, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

February 3-6, 2017, Walker Stalker Cruise, music theme cruise

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Thanks all for adding dates, I am glad we can help each other on making a well considered and informed choice on any (known) groups. Some of the posted/shared groups may go unnoticed to other passengers, some others are inevitably.

 

It is actually Lifeplus, not Lifesource, next time you update this thread. Might help if anyone wants to search later on.

 

Thanks, changed to Lifeplus!

 

Ah, I know of those cruises, and agree with you. I specifically addressed the first three cruises listed which were for deaf groups, and that sounded just mean.

 

However, for the reasons the op has cited, as well as yours, I can understand. The original post just came across as mean-spirited, which I now understand was not the intent.

 

:)

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Thanks all for adding dates, I am glad we can help each other on making a well considered and informed choice on any (known) groups. Some of the posted/shared groups may go unnoticed to other passengers, some others are inevitably.

 

 

 

Thanks, changed to Lifeplus!

 

 

 

:)

 

Copying this compiled list to keep in case this thread gets deleted.

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Adding another one - Breakaway 10-9-2016. We've been booked on this one for almost a year. NCL is still selling on their website, so far it is a "large group" but not full charter. Someone on the roll call just noticed it.

Ship unknown:

March 11-18, 2017, Lifeplus group, departure Miami, could be Escape, Thanks to user Mistizoom

 

Norwegian Breakaway

October 9-16, 2016 The 80's Rewind Cruise

http://www.80srewindcruise.com/rates.htm

 

Norwegian Epic:

February 14-24, 2016, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

July 10-17, 2016, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

December 23-30, 2016, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

 

Norwegian Escape:

November 12-19, 2016, MyDeafBlindCruise group, 215 pax signed up per Feb '16, http://www.mydeafcruise.com/deafblindescape/

September 9-16, 2017, MyDeafCruise group,http://www.mydeafcruise.com/norwegianescape/

 

Norwegian Jade:

February 6-10, 2017, Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea, music theme cruise https://www.ncl.com/theme-cruises

February 10-15, 2017, The Rock Boat XVII, music theme cruise https://www.ncl.com/theme-cruises

February 15-19, 2017, Sail Across the Sun, music theme cruise https://www.ncl.com/theme-cruises

February 19-26, 2017, Cayamo, music theme cruise https://www.ncl.com/theme-cruises

March 10-13, 2017, Pitbull After Dark Party, music theme cruise http://www.pitbullcruise.com/

 

Norwegian Jewel:

June 18-25, 2016, Rocky & Marlene Finley's Freestyle Alaska Deaf / ASL Group Cruise, 15 pax signed up, http://www.mydeafcruise.com/finley/

 

Norwegian Pearl:

May 29 - June 5, 2016, Mormon Deaf Group Cruise, http://www.mydeafcruise.com/alaska-m...-group-cruise/

July 3-10, 2016, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

November 4-9, 2016, The Kiss Kruise, music theme cruise https://www.ncl.com/theme-cruises

November 9-13, 2016, Ubersoca Cruise, music theme cruise https://www.ncl.com/theme-cruises

December 29, 2016 - January 9, 2017, Kosherica group, Kosher Cruise

February 3-6, 2017, Walker Stalker Cruise, music theme cruise https://www.ncl.com/theme-cruises

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Edited by kjquilts

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On a previous cruise last year we were on a cruise with a group of 500 males- most were nice however this was shocking exhibitionist behaviour that I would like to avoid in the future and everyone should have the choice of this.

 

First, thanks to the OP for this thread. Second thanks to kenzie for your post. We have been debating whether to change our cruise date. We found out (via CC) after we booked, that a large group would be on our sailing complete with Halloween costume contests. Today we changed to another date and took advantage of the latest dash sale offers.

 

Norwegian Gem - Oct. 30th - aqua fest cruises

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Here are a few to add to the list:

 

 

Pride of America GolfAhoy 2017 Sony Open GOLF-CRUISE HAWAII, 01/07/2017 Pride of America GolfAhoy 2017 Sony Open GOLF-CRUISE HAWAII, 01/07/2017 http://golfahoy.com/golf-cruise/2017-sony-open-golf-cruise-hawaii

 

NCL Pearl Monsters of Rock Cruise - Monsterwood 10/01/2016 http://monstersofrockcruise.com/west/comingsoon/index.html

 

Norwegian Sky THE GROWN & SEXY "BOOO CRUISE" 10/28/2016 https://www.atlastravelweb.com/joinmygroup/?action=enroll&group=102816

 

Pride of America Ave Maria Trips Hawaiian Cruise 07/23/2016 http://www.avemariatrips.com/hawaii-2016.html

 

Norwegian Star Baltic Singles Cruise - from Copenhagen 07/22/2016 http://www.bestsingletravel.com/singlecruisesbaltic.html

 

Norwegian Getaway Holiday Fun Singles Cruise from Miami 12/18/2016 http://www.bestsingletravel.com/holiday-cruise.html

 

Norwegian Jade New Years Celebration Caribbean Singles Cruise 12/26/2016 http://www.bestsingletravel.com/new-years-caribbean-singles-cruise.html

 

Epic 7-Night Mediterranean Summer Singles Cruise 8/7/2016 http://www.bestsingletravel.com/mediterranean-summer-singles-cruise.html

 

Getaway Why Spend Thanksgiving Alone - Caribbean Singles Cruise 11/20/2016 http://www.bestsingletravel.com/thanksgiving-singles-cruise.html

 

Norwegian Pearl Star Trek The Cruise: featuring William Shatner 1/9/2017 (Charter) http://startrekthecruise.com/

 

 

Norwegian Escape The Brew Cruise 10/01/2016 http://www.elitecruiseplanners.com/rw/cruise/5945

 

Norwegian Spirit Canary Islands & Morocco New Years Gay Cruise 12/27/2016 http://happygaytravel.com/cruises/Ambien/Canary_Islands_New_Years_Gay_Cruise.html

 

Norwegian Gem Caribbean Halloween Aquafest Gay Cruise 10/30/2016

Edited by ready2cruzagain

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CC would not let me put some of the above web addresses I guess since they are travel agent sites? Anyway, hope that helps.

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Wow!! This is such a great thread. Please keep posting all these chartered sailings. It gives all of us so many more choices when deciding on our next cruises. Ellie.

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I found a few more on Pinterest. Any chance someone could put this in an Excel file?

10/23/16 Getaway- Super CruiseX

11/9/16 Pearl- Uber Soca Cruise

7/9/16 Jade- Stars on Board

 

 

 

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I found a few more on Pinterest. Any chance someone could put this in an Excel file?

10/23/16 Getaway- Super CruiseX

11/9/16 Pearl- Uber Soca Cruise

7/9/16 Jade- Stars on Board

 

 

 

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Ask and you shall receive...I tried to upload an Excel file. For some reason it wouldn't let me so I transferred it to Google docs. Here's the link...

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxNUASjtcUQYYXVQNDRqZXRyVDQ/view?usp=sharing

 

I've made the link available for anyone who has the link to be able to update the spreadsheet. I have a tab for each ship and then a tab for the one "unknown" that we have currently.

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