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NCL docking at St. George's terminal, Bermuda -

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Crown & Majestry, side-by-side. Had sailed the Dawn & Sea by then ...

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First cruise NCL MS Starward 1980! Went to Port Au Prince Haiti, and 2 stops in Jamica. That was before cruise ships had balconies.

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* Handed a glass of sparking wine as you boarded

* Big comfy beach towels for suite guests

* Cagneys was $20 and included EVERYTHING

* Cocktails cost less on board than land (at least in the Miami area)

* No service charges on cover charges

* Couples spa pass was $199 (for both all week)

* All suites came with 2 1 liter bottles of spring water

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Alex Forbes was the concierge and David Contreras was his assistant.

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The cabin perks applied to everyone in the cabin, not just the first two passengers! (Though in fairness, now they have the promos where you only pay full price for pax one and two)

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The cabin perks applied to everyone in the cabin, not just the first two passengers! (Though in fairness, now they have the promos where you only pay full price for pax one and two)

I've gotten promos for all in the stateroom & guests 3-8 free at the same time. Guests 3&4 in my case got UDP (unlimited uses) and soda program for both (they're too young for UBP, anyway). No promo service charges for any of us plus 1&2 didn't pay a DSC and #4 didn't pay a DSC because she was under 3 years-old (that part hasn't changed). We also got $500 OBC.

 

....to do a cruise in the same suite on Joy during the same time of year is now more than twice as much with weaker or fewer promos.:(

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I've been sailing NCL long enough to remember when...

.......you didnt need to book for dinner in the MDR or book shows. I think they called it Freestyle.

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They had beer drinking competitions for men and women. I won a free bottle of champagne.

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When Norwegian took over the old Majesty

 

When the Le Bistro was introduced on the Majesty

 

Sailing for the first time out of NY on the Dawn when it was a new ship.

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The Norway before it was expanded and it's spa pool was considered unique

Tasting Aquavit on the Norway - still have the "collectable" horn shaped shot glass but couldn't drink the Aquavit then or now - too strong!

2 formal nights on a 7 night cruise

Assigned dinner seating and waiters had assistants

Unlimited lobster tails even when you said "one is plenty"

Champagne at embarkation

No specialty restaurants

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Lobsters

Beef Wellington

Glass of sparkling wine at boarding

No reservation enterainment

Chocolate buffet

One price for specialty dining

St. George's on the Majesty

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