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Old September 6th, 2005, 01:29 PM
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Anyone due to cruise on the Sun should read this announcement from NCL:
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Old September 6th, 2005, 03:57 PM
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Our TA sent us this info. this morning. It doesn't mention the "Exotic Caribbean" cruises (10 & 11 days). Wonder what will happen with them? Our TA said she should hear something tomorrow or Thursday. Right now she's going a little nuts trying to help Carnvial customers!

Waiting, not so patiently, to find out!

Also, what's with the 2 hours in Playa del Carmen? 2 hours??

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Old September 6th, 2005, 04:08 PM
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I bet in Playa they are just going to drop people off for tours.
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Old September 6th, 2005, 06:01 PM
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Our new cruise friend cruisecrazy2 (met on these great boards!) called NCL and they told her that the "Exotic Caribbean" cruises will keep the same dates and itinerary, just sail out of Houston instead of N.O. I'm not sure how they'll do that, and get all the ports in, but hope she was told the right thing!

I've never dealt with NCL's Customer Service, but understand, from these boards, that they "sometimes" don't know what they're talking about :o)

Thanks zeno, that makes sense! Are you the same zeno on the "other" cruise site where I lurk (I just post on Roll Call) sometimes???

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We're doing the forst sailing on the SUN 10/16/05, which to be the first cruise out of N.O.

in 1990, we did the Playa del Carmen thing. We want to do Xcaret again. So we figure they'll let us off at Playa del Carmen and we will visit Xcaret for 6 hours, then take the ferry to Cozumel. Since we're not leaving Cozumel until 10 p.m., we'll get at least 3 hours at San Miguel for eating, shopping, drinking, etc. I hope we dock at the city dock, it looks so convenient...!
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Old September 7th, 2005, 09:57 AM
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Fern: - Yes I am - Hi!
I called NCL customer service and "Lateesha" very honestly told me that they knew about as much as we do at this point. She said the itineraries should be clarified soon but until then - the announcement is the latest word.
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Latest Word from NCL reservations:
Itineraries and departure DAYS (Sat or Sun) should be available by Fri.

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Hi zeno!

I thought I recognized you. You always seem to know what's going on and have great answers!

I'm so happy to hear that "Lateesha" told you the truth. I don't even try to call NCL because we have such a wonderful TA who lets us know things as soon as she knows. Right now she's "chasing her tail" rebooking all her Carnival clients!

I don't really care where we go, I just want to go for 11 days! While I like the ports, of course, if it wasn't for having to get my "land legs" back at the end of cruise, I'd be happy with sea days!

The only thing I need to know right now is the date we are sailing, so I can make a hotel reservation for the night before. Other than that, we're ready to go! Luckily we are in driving distance so we don't have to worry about changing air flights.

Guess we'll see what happens on Friday,

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Hi Fern:
We are in the same boat (in more ways than one) as you. We need to know the exact day for air and hotel the night before. I really hope NCL has the answers we need by Friday.
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Old September 9th, 2005, 02:18 PM
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See ny new post re: Miami itineraries
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Old September 9th, 2005, 06:40 PM
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Hi,

Just had my question answered today by my TA. Our cruise will remain the same except for going out of Houston, and embarking at 5:30 P.M. instead of 6:00 P.M.

I'm SO happy to get this news! Now, does anyone know of a decent hotel in La Porte, TX, with parking and shuttle to the pier? Or just parking and cab to the pier?

zeno,

Glad you got your news, too. Have a great cruise!

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Thx Fern: I hope you have a great cruise!
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