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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines December 12th, 2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,993
Posted By Travelbuggs
Thanks, eroller, for this very detailed and well...

Thanks, eroller, for this very detailed and well balanced review. We are looking forward to a family cruise on this ship in January. Disappointing that Margaritaville is now a la carte ( a mere...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines December 12th, 2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By Travelbuggs
And is scheduled for another one in Feb/March...

And is scheduled for another one in Feb/March 2016. Reportedly, most cabins are getting new carpet and decor as are the public areas of the ship. We will be on the first cruise post dry dock and...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 10th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 26,883
Posted By Travelbuggs
Other than NCL's, I have not read any other...

Other than NCL's, I have not read any other cruise line's dress code requirements for quite some time. I wonder how some of them are worded. If they merely state "suggested attire" then it is...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 30th, 2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By Travelbuggs
Unhappy Apparently in the minority here, cause I don't...

Apparently in the minority here, cause I don't even own a pair of pantyhose nor would I buy any, even for formal night. The dressiest affairs I go to are wedding receptions and never wear them there...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 30th, 2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,328
Posted By Travelbuggs
I never expect an upgrade phone call or email and...

I never expect an upgrade phone call or email and have never received one. I would never book a guaranteed rate in order to try for an upgrade. The cruise lines idea of what an upgrade is may not...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 15th, 2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,396
Posted By Travelbuggs
I was able to find lots of photos just by...

I was able to find lots of photos just by googling "balcony stateroom cabin photos Pride of America".
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 2nd, 2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Travelbuggs
You said earlier that you would never recommend...

You said earlier that you would never recommend booking through one of those online travel sites, yet here you seem to be saying it's OK. Can you clarify on how a new cruiser can determine which...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers October 1st, 2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Travelbuggs
If you have a full service TA near you, stop by...

If you have a full service TA near you, stop by and ask for a cruise brochure for each cruise lines. A TA can maybe give you some insight into the pros and cons of each ship as far as size,...
Forum: First-Time Cruisers September 30th, 2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By Travelbuggs
Which NCL ship? Are the ports the same except...

Which NCL ship? Are the ports the same except for Charleston? If not, what are the NCL ports? The ports probably would be the deciding factor for me. I would not care at all for the Pride...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 18th, 2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,748
Posted By Travelbuggs
The new policy is discussed on another thread...

The new policy is discussed on another thread here under Norwegian. There is indeed a new form which you can get from Guest Services. It is very new,and there is not yet much feedback on how it is...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 18th, 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,862
Posted By Travelbuggs
Even when the procedure required a face to face...

Even when the procedure required a face to face at the Guest Services Counter, if those who post about it are to be believed, there are little or no questions asked about the reasons. I would think...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 17th, 2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,862
Posted By Travelbuggs
I don't know...is the change being made simply to...

I don't know...is the change being made simply to save time for staff on the ships by shifting that duty to someone off ship, or was the change made because they think it will deter the practice?
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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 16th, 2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,862
Posted By Travelbuggs
From what I understand about the new policy, the...

From what I understand about the new policy, the only thing that has changed is that those who approach Guest Services are handed a form which they must complete and mail or fax in after the cruise. ...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 10th, 2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Travelbuggs
Someone brought up an interesting point about a...

Someone brought up an interesting point about a cruise line's insurance coverage and how it relates to a situation like this. They implied that one of the reasons Carnival has been so generous with...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 10th, 2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Travelbuggs
I think I might be a little leery of traveling...

I think I might be a little leery of traveling back to SJ on a ship which is maybe not at 100%, but most likely I would have made the decision to stay. It really surprises me that seemingly the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 10th, 2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Travelbuggs
And the saga continues. Coast Guard clearance...

And the saga continues. Coast Guard clearance was apparently granted and then recinded yesterday, reason not clear. But apparently this AM, passengers who remain have been told the ship is now...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 9th, 2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Travelbuggs
Disappointing news, but as of about 10:00 PM last...

Disappointing news, but as of about 10:00 PM last night, Carnival announced they are not cleared by the Coast Guard to return to SJ and all passengers will be flown home or back to SJ by mostly...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 8th, 2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Travelbuggs
Update: passengers have been informed that the...

Update: passengers have been informed that the ship will return to the departure port of San Juan as soon as clearance is received from the coast guard. IF, clearance is not received by 9:00 PM,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 8th, 2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Travelbuggs
It is a blessing this happened in port where it...

It is a blessing this happened in port where it was possible to get everyone ashore easily. I did see a report of an ambulance which left the scene with lights flashing, but it could have been...
Forum: All Things Cruising August 21st, 2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By Travelbuggs
Would have to disagree about the cruise line...

Would have to disagree about the cruise line shuttle being the cheapest way to go between Ft Lauderdale airport and the Miami Cruise dock. We have done a cruise ship shuttle there at about $30 pp...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 9th, 2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By Travelbuggs
Norwegian is running some very good promos now...

Norwegian is running some very good promos now which might be of value, one being a drinks package for the first two in the cabin, others being for specialty dining or gratuities, I believe. Some...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines August 8th, 2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,658
Posted By Travelbuggs
I would suggest going to the NCL website and...

I would suggest going to the NCL website and reading all you can about NCl in general and your ship in specific. Do you have a ship in mind? The solo cabins sound ideal for you. They are very...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines July 31st, 2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By Travelbuggs
Actually feeling sort of ho hum about this one. ...

Actually feeling sort of ho hum about this one. We did not even bother to go outside for the fireworks show on Getaway. I guess it is sort of unique, but not really worth fighting the crowds for a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 29th, 2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,739
Posted By Travelbuggs
If you were a sociable and confident guy, ( why...

If you were a sociable and confident guy, ( why do I keep thinking of those "two wild and crazy guys" from the old Saturday Night Live:mrgreen:) then you wouldn't be here asking this question.

My...
Forum: Cruise Deals July 27th, 2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,521
Posted By Travelbuggs
I see may margins must have been too wide. The...

I see may margins must have been too wide. The second price next to each cabin category is for the 7 night 3-26 Inter Island Cruise, for comparison sake so that you can see the savings. All prices...
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