I was not able to book my room for the night before through NCL. Will I still be able to use the courtesy desk services such as pre-board stuff? Also, will NCL allow me to buy two seats on the shuttle to the pier? The NCL reservations staff could not answer these questions.
You will only be able to do the check in if you have purchased the package through NCL. I don't know if they will sell you transport to the pier, but the staff there was pretty helpful-if you stop in they will tell you what they can do for you. In August they were allowing anyone to make reservations for Le Bistro on the first night, whether they bought the package or not.