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About BaWBarmy

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    Lincolnshire, UK
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    Watching Sport, Reading, Travel and Cycling
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    Norwegian Fjords

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  1. I've had four e-mails today urging me to book shore excursions on my April 19th cruise out of Athens on the Spirit. There are two hopes of this cruise going ahead.
  2. What if it goes up? If you don't like the price then don't book.
  3. I thought it was the other way round. Four of us on the inaugural transatlantic on the Bliss in two connected balcony staterooms, we all loved it, that ship is beautiful.
  4. I've disembarked in NYC 4 times. My first tip would be to take the easy walk off, we had bags misplaced on our first two times in NYC. My second tip would be to get a taxi or an Uber rather than a shuttle if your hotel is in Manhattan. If you get a good porter they'll hail you a cab for a small tip. Got to be cheaper than a shuttle.
  5. Would you wash them after you had used them for each item? I'll say No.
  6. Just booked. Prices are great. Balcony cabin for an April Greek Isles cruise out of Athens via Istanbul. Had a couple of Cruise Next vouchers and some compo from our November Star cruise plus there is still 30% off, paid gratuities up front plus the Free at Sea (Booze and Excursions). £720 per person Can't wait.
  7. The way I read it is that under the old tier system you had accumulated enough points to be Gold. When they changed the tier levels nobody was moved down. So you were Gold under the old and even though technically you didn't have enough points you were still Gold under the new. NCL did not award you any extra points to make sure you were gold under the new system they just said OK you're Gold. If you check your points you should see that you have the amount you should have but it just requires more points to step up to platinum (was 76 now 80) Not sure I've explained it brilliantly Lets say you had 51 points. Under the old system that would have been Gold, but under the new system you need 55. NCL would not put you down a level so they allowed you to remain Gold but with only 51 points. That's the grandfathering. With 51 points you would have needed another 25 to be Platinum under the new system you would have needed 29. One more thing. Although you are not awarded the points until you have completed the cruise they are valid from when you booked the cruise. So you may have booked the cruise under the old tier system but not seen them until after you cruised with the new system in place. Hope that helps although it's confused the hell out of me.
  8. Aperol, Prosecco and a dash of soda Its bloody lovely, so much so that we went to the supermarket and bought a bottle of Aperol as soon as we got home.
  9. China 24,363 Japan 34 Singapore 28 Thailand 25 Republic of Korea 18 Australia 14 Germany 12 Source : WHO Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation as of 05 February 2020, 16:00 (CET)
  10. I'm not sure what the problem is with a connecting cabin, and yes I have been in one on the Bliss.
  11. All these answers are great if the OP is from the US. The username suggests that the OP may be from the UK. If this is the case then I've not come across an instance whereby anybody has needed anything but a passport. The only other form of government issued photo ID is a driving licence, or military ID if in the forces. The DVLA and the passport agency use the same photo as ID and the military usually warn against using military ID as it can obviously be used to identify military personnel who may not wish to be identified as such for their own security. I would give NCL a call and ask them to clarify. My mother did this when she was told on line that her passport needed to be valid for six months after her holiday, on phoning NCL she was told that as the cruise remained within the EU and that the UK was in the EU, at the time, that it was not necessary to have a passport that was valid six moths after the end of the holiday. She renewed her passport anyway.
  12. The prices went up when they introduced 'All Inclusive' which was all they would allow Europeans to book. People moaned it was too expensive, which it was, and they dropped it in favour of the £99 Free at Sea deal. Et voila! prices dropped again.
  13. We did this cruise with family in 2016. Everyone enjoyed it. It's a great cruise with some great stops. How can you not enjoy Rome.
  14. Its a clever ploy by NCL. They're splitting the show between three ships and calling it Two. You have to cruise all 3 ships to see the full show. Genius.
  15. I've never sailed Haven or had a Vibe pass but I was just wondering why you pay extra for a Vibe pass when you've already paid for Haven with its private areas and bar etc.?
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