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  1. Another vote for the aft mini suites on the Sun. We were in 9278 back in 2016 and absolutely loved it! And that was prior to the Sun's refurbishment so I can only imagine how nice it is now. Nice large cabin with plenty of storage and room for a full size couch and table. Large balcony with room for two loungers. Full size tub in the bathroom with a separate toilet room (door to the right). Also a large closet with loads of storage and drawers and a sitting area across from the closet. This cruise was originally supposed to be an 11 night Mexican Riviera but NCL cancelled that and turned it into a 14 night full transit Panama Canal cruise from Miami to San Diego. I had secretly upgraded us from a side balcony to this aft mini suite prior to the itinerary change to surprise DH. When I told him about the itinerary change he was initially concerned about how much more time off he'd have to take from work and was reluctant to go. So then I had to spill the beans about the aft mini suite to convince him! There was no way I was giving up an aft mini suite for a Panama Canal cruise so of course we went! Priceless views from the aft. Still in my top 2 of best cruises ever!
  2. Goodbye Mexican Riviera cruise in October. Goodbye angled balcony on the Bliss. Goodbye to sitting on The Waterfront sipping drinks. Goodbye to so much more.
  3. We've just been doing road trip getaways here locally in Washington state. We have a lakeside cabin to escape to that's been in the family for over 40 years. I have always treasured that place but even more so now. We have also been to a couple VRBO rentals that are just awesome (we had been to both prior to the pandemic as well). Both are on huge pieces of property with no neighbors nearby. I've called those trips social distancing to the extreme! Peaceful and quiet locations. I have a Bliss Mexican Riviera cruise scheduled for October which I know will be cancelled any day now and understandably so.
  4. Wish I was there! I have to wait a year for my turn on the Solstice! Bucket list cruise in April 2021 doing the Transpacific from Sydney to Honolulu. 20 days of bliss on the Solstice!
  5. Bliss (a beautiful ship; The Waterfront is so awesome along with many other places on the ship!) Spirit (loved Raffles Terrace at the back of the ship) Sun (the best aft mini suites ever!) Pearl Star
  6. A few years ago our Panama Canal cruise included a stop in Acapulco. We did an NCL excursion called Endangered Baby Sea Turtles and City Drive. I don't know if that is still offered. It was a lot of fun releasing the turtles into the ocean and learning about them. Here is a link to my review and there are photos of this excursion if you are interested. We had lunch at Los Delfines along the water. It was a bit of a walk from the ship but a nice, casual place that we had almost to ourselves. We never felt unsafe in Acapulco.
  7. I called and re-booked our excursions. I didn't want to risk trying to re-book on my own on the website. Saved $200.00! Nice!
  8. 65 days until my first Celebrity cruise - 7 day Southern Caribbean cruise on the Summit! 511 days until my second Celebrity cruise - 20 day Transpacific on the Solstice!
  9. Looking forward to your review! Doing this exact same itinerary in a couple of months on the Summit on January 25, 2020. Will also be my first time sailing Celebrity. Actually, the entire trip will be firsts as I've never been to San Juan or any of the ports!
  10. Too many to post, but these are some of my most memorable: Sailing out of Venice, Italy in 2007. Amazing weather in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska in 2014. An 11 day Mexican Riviera cruise in 2016 was cancelled and turned into a 14 day Panama Canal cruise from Miami to San Diego. I had upgraded from a side balcony to an aft balcony prior to the cancellation to surprise DH. He didn't want to go on the PC cruise as he was worried about taking more time off work. I had to spill the beans about the aft balcony and told him we were not cancelling having an aft balcony (and getting price protection and 3 extra nights) going through the PC (a bucket list cruise which fell into our laps). Needless to say, it's one of our favorite cruises to date. Sailing into Valletta, Malta on a 2017 Mediterranean cruise. The Acropolis/Parthenon in Athens, Greece on that same cruise. Santorini, Greece on that same cruise. Pompeii on that same cruise, followed by an amazing sunset as we were leaving Naples, Italy. Spent 2 days in Rome, Italy after that same cruise. Toured the Colosseum one day. Toured The Vatican on our last day before heading home. Cruising is awesome, to say the least!
  11. I'm another vote for Hotel Barcelona Universal. We stayed there 2 nights pre-cruise back in 2017. We stayed in one of the Junior Suites on the 9th floor with a huge terrace. Great hotel in a convenient location. Metro stop right across the street. 10 minute walk to Las Ramblas. The breakfast was really nice too, very expansive for a continental breakfast. https://www.hotelbarcelonauniversal.com/en/ There are photos of the room and the terrace here in my review.
  12. Here is a link to my Sun review. We were on the Sun back in 2016 (before the refurbishments) on a Panama Canal cruise. We loved the ship! https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2334907-review-of-panama-canal-cruise–14-nights-on-ncl-sun-october-14–28-2016-with-photos/
  13. I think your TA is mistaken. Our cruise was booked back in January 2019 and we were able to add this no problem by calling NCL. The booking window for this extra $50 began on 9/9 but I didn't see anything on NCL website in the T&C that it only applies to cruises booked on or after 9/9. We were able to take advantage of a price drop as well. Good luck!
  14. Thank you so much to tallnthensome and LaCal for this information! I just called NCL and was able to get the extra excursion credit for our Mexican Riviera cruise on the Bliss next year. And the price had also dropped since the original booking so we saved an additional $540 too! It was worth the 45 minutes on hold! 😀
  15. I did a Panama Canal cruise on the Sun back in 2016 (Miami to San Diego). Still one of my favorite cruises to date. Here is a link to my review with plenty of photos of the Sun, the canal itself, and all the excursions we chose. Our cruise was prior to the Sun's refurbishment. Really enjoyed that ship, the perfect size. Enjoy your cruise! https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2334907-review-of-panama-canal-cruise–14-nights-on-ncl-sun-october-14–28-2016-with-photos/
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