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Forum: First-Time Cruisers August 6th, 2012, 02:14 PM
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Posted By BoughtMyPoints
The 3 and 4 day market out of Florida has always...

The 3 and 4 day market out of Florida has always been fiercely competitive, relying much more on the local market for passengers rather than fly cruisers.

20 years ago, the best food was on the...
Forum: All Things Cruising May 12th, 2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By BoughtMyPoints
I know from talking to Egon on the Poesia, that...

I know from talking to Egon on the Poesia, that the 1 year residency arrangement does not come cheap or even is welcomed by most cruise lines.

In fact, Egon got bumped in Fort Lauderdale for a...
Forum: MSC Cruises December 25th, 2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,266
Posted By BoughtMyPoints
I was booked on the Dec 5 2010 Poesia Caribbean...

I was booked on the Dec 5 2010 Poesia Caribbean sailing which I extended on board to make it 14 days total.

MSC makes an effort on the entertainment side, but it's a FAIL in my book, especially if...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 29th, 2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,669
Posted By BoughtMyPoints
I would be extremely sceptical about this. ...

I would be extremely sceptical about this.

I seriously doubt NCL has placed any serious money on the table and won't unless its newly announced IPO "floats".

For Meyer Werft, it's another...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff September 27th, 2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,026
Posted By BoughtMyPoints
I was just looking at a quote for Norwegian Star,...

I was just looking at a quote for Norwegian Star, Panama Canal Dec 5, 13 nights and port taxes are $297 p.p.. So just who is charging what?
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 23rd, 2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,700
Posted By BoughtMyPoints
Paul, Nice to be welcomed back! ...

Paul,

Nice to be welcomed back!

"Passengers would now outbid each other to receive what used to be given out FOC."

That's a hypothetical "would" ... if the cruise lines could figure out a...
Forum: Chit - Chat for Cruisers September 22nd, 2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,700
Posted By BoughtMyPoints
Paul, I missed almost 10 years of cruising,...

Paul,

I missed almost 10 years of cruising, coming back to the fold in 2007.

Biggest change? $$$ wise ...

The hysteria about the "upsell fairy".

Upgrades used to be free on cruise lines...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 14th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,736
Posted By BoughtMyPoints
Paul, Now that the first school...

Paul,

Now that the first school vacation/holidays are getting posted, we're getting confirmation of the inherent shortcomings of what you have dubbed as "Freestyle 3": not just the shows demand a...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 11th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,736
Posted By BoughtMyPoints
Just bought the 2010 t/a crossing on Gem from...

Just bought the 2010 t/a crossing on Gem from Venice to New York, still hoping for Epic in early December.

My frequent flyer flights put me in Venice 3 nights early. I last stayed there in a...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 5th, 2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 41,736
Posted By BoughtMyPoints
Paul, Thank you for the effort you put into...

Paul,

Thank you for the effort you put into this blog type report.

I traveled on the inaugural 2007 t/a on the Gem and there were far fewer problems. Of course that sailing had NCL's "A" team...
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