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Old February 26th, 2008, 08:50 PM
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Default Jade 2009 repo or caribbean? Make new plans before $$$ go up

I have booked the Jade Repo from Barcelona to NYC in November 2008. There have been rumors swirling as stated below that the Jade is going to stay in Europe and not return to do the Caribbean itinerary currently scheduled in late 2008 and early 2009.

It seems that NCL is doing something, as they are not accepting any bookings at the moment for these sailings. So my advice is to explore your options if you are booked on the Jade for this time period.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 10:48 AM
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It is happening, I just checked my reservations online and they have changed the Jade Transatlantic I booked into a Med. Cruise.
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I bet you are disappointed. It may be a great marketing move for NCL but many were anxious to have her here in this part of the world.

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Old February 27th, 2008, 12:54 PM
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Disappointed is not exactly the word I was thinking of. Curious, concerned, to see how much of my investment into this trip I may or may not get screwed out of by NCL.
If they think allowing me to cancel this cruise is sufficient compensation. We shall see what kind of rabbit they will pull out of the hat. I hope do better on this than they did with all of us Spirit cruisers.

Absolutely unbelievable.
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Hey Beenie
Maybe they will put you on the Jewel repo on Oct 28th.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Well Scurvy, that might be convenient for them, but I will be flying into Italy In mid- November staying in a Villa in Italy for a week, and taking a train to Barcelona November 29.... I don't think that will work with the arrangements I already have in place. Since I booked a cruise leaving Barcelona Nov. 30. I was actually planning on being on a ship Nov. 30th and made arrangements based on that expectation.

Since they still haven't notified me of these changes yet, I spose I should sit tight and wait to see what the brain trust at NCL intends to do.
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Formal announcement should be out today or in the morning with your options. Blew up my winter cruise in Feb. as well. Maybe they will give me free air so I can sail on the Jade at the same time but from Barcelona...NOT

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Ports of call: Barcelona; Casablanca; Agadir; Gran Canaria; Funchal;
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We'll see I guess. I tell ya! I am tired of making plans and having NCL rearrange them for me.
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hey Beenie,

are you still coming to Curacao on the Spirit in April?
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gfleo yes I am, unless of course NCL has other plans for me :evil: , but if it goes as planned I will be there April 6th. Thanks for following up. I have been busy re-doing stuff and had not gotten that far into that part of my plan. I knew you were looking for some last minute cruises, and didn't know if you had found anything you liked or not.

Let me know if that works for you. I have never been there before and I am really looking forward to it.
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From the press release

For guests booked on Norwegian Jade’s 12-day transatlantic sailing or seven-, 10- or 11-day sailings from New York from mid-December through April 2008, NCL is offering the opportunity to move their reservations to comparable sailings on Norwegian Gem. Guests who make the change will receive full price protection and a $100 on-board credit per person (maximum $200 per stateroom). Additionally, NCL will pay for air changes fees (up to $100 per person) or hotel cancellations fees (up to $50 per room) for guests who booked air or hotels on their own. Air and hotel booked through NCL will be protected at the original rate.
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That is such a crock
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Keep your fingers crossed, because I'm already growing the pineapples in my backyard to make you a nice pina colada.

Up to now I have found some cruises, but what happens is that the air fare becomes very expensive, since it's less than a week, but since I'm flexible I'll keep an eye on it. I want to try a Costa cruise, but they are so expensive if you go alone
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gfleo, I am really looking forward to this cruise. As it stands, I may not cruise again until next year with the Bloggers. We'll see.
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i still have yet to be officialy contacted about the itinerary chang on the spirit.
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Eric yes you and a lot of other people. I did get notified on the Spirit, but the deadline to cancel was Feb. 22nd and a lot of people still have no clue that they mutilated that itinerary. Those of us on the repo cruise actually came out smelling like a rose in comparison.

I decided to keep my Spirit Reservation, but had I known, they would do this with the Jade cruise, I probably would have cancelled the Spirit just on principle. I made a decision. I am not going to let NCL hold me hostage. I am booking another cruise with a different cruise line. I can make this work to my benefit without giving NCL another cent. Parasites!
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Old February 28th, 2008, 01:36 AM
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gfleo I don't know if this would work for you at all, and you may be aware already but Spirit Airlines has service on Saturdays to and from Aruba to FLL/MIA and it is pretty reasonable. Like for April 5-12 it would be $260 before taxes RT.
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Yes I know that they have pretty cheap prices, but don't now right now because it's high season and still have to buy a rt ticket CUR-AUA and that's antother Usd 200 with the taxes.
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beenie,
no i am going to work them for some onboard credit we have a penthouse booked so i figure i might have some pull. plus no news on the shore excursions yet they are realy screwing this one up. it is my mom-in-laws b-day on this (her first) cruise so they better not screw anything else up.
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Good Luck Eric!
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i will need it
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the San Juan excursions are now advertised on the website
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