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live4sights

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    San Francisco Bay area
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    Travel, scuba diving, beaches, foodie, Internet, music, movies, architecture, crafts, technology.
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    NCL
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    Europe
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  1. HI farmersfight - no single supplement at all. That's all I paid - less than USD $2K for my Balcony cabin which includes taxes and fees but not the tips at the end of the cruise. I actually booked an Oceanview originally but a week to sail date, the Balcony cabin price dropped below what I paid and so, I called up NCL and asked for an OBC for the price difference but was given the Balcony upgrade instead. Doesn't work all the time but sometimes it does if the ship is not full.
  2. Hi farmersfight... it's a good mid-sized NCL ship that quite a lot of veteran cruisers seem to like. Not so big that you get lost in and not so small that there's nothing much to do. Hopefully, NCL will restart the South Pacific cruises. FYI, if you can be flexible, wait until 1-2 months before sailing and see if there's a sale on. I was able to do the Papeete to Sydney cruise for less than USD $2K solo in a Balcony cabin.
  3. Hi CC Help Jenn, I added my 1st albums to CC yesterday and when I didn't see my photos uploaded to the new album. I uploaded the photos again. Now that album has some duplicate photos in it. How can I delete the duplicates? Can we edit an album after it's been published? It would be useful to fix mistakes and keep the information updated. Thanks for your help!
  4. It was the last day of my 18-days Panama Canal cruise on board the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Gem ship. The ship was anchored in the Bay of San Lucas (Bahia San Lucas). A few friends and I took the 1st tender boat to Cabo's beautiful Marina! We had no tours planned as we knew we could find a local tour operator in the Marina as you exit the tender boat docks. We hooked up with a local boat tour operator for a 1-hour tour of the Bay to see the Arch or El Arco. Negotiated the price down to USD $15 per person. Boarded the "Sex Machine" boat (that's the name of the boat and not what we engaged in - LOL!). After the boat tour, we requested to be dropped off at the Medano beach - not too far from the Marina. From there, we walked back to the Marina - taking lots of silly photos of ourselves, buying some souvenirs, getting lunch and seeing some nice sights along the way. My Twitter Story that covers the last 3 ports of my Panama Canal cruise
  5. I'm starting a new series of Cruise Critic albums that focuses on the Thermal Spa and Locker rooms (gym and/or spa) on every ship I visit. SHIP: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Jewel SHIP CLASS: Jewel Class DATE OF PHOTOS: 2019 November & 2019 May What's on board: Co-ed Thermal Spa/Suite section Located on Deck 12 at the front of the ship, in the center between the Men's and Women's Spa locker room with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the bow of the ship 6 heated ceramic tile loungers 4 cushion chairs Hydro-therapy pool with built-in loungers 2 open shower area Flavored cold water (usually orange slices) dispenser and hot water dispenser for making tea Bowl of fruits - usually oranges and apples Rack of white bath towels No TV in this section - generally quiet Not included in cruise fare - see Thermal Spa pass charges below Unisex (male & female) spa locker room (Men's side) Located on Deck 12 at the front of the ship, on the Port side of the ship with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the the bow and port side of the ship 1 steam room with clear glass door Fits about 10 adults Plastic construction Has cold water hose No windows to outside 1 sauna room with clear glass door Fits about 12 adults Wood multi-level benches Electric hot stones heater Has wood bucket and ladle to pour water on hot stones Has expansive window views to the port side of the ship 1 hot tub jacuzzi Fits about 5-6 adults Powerful jets that can be adjusted Mounted above floor and has wood stairs (can be slippery) with railings to go up into the tub *Personal favorite as the warm jets are comforting with views of the ocean or mounted TVs 1 cold plunge water tub between the steam room and sauna Mounted above floor and has wood stairs to go up into the tub 6 full-size cushion loungers (very comfortable) 2 ceiling-mounted TVs - controlled by remotes; can be turned on loud or muted or turned OFF 2 shower stalls with frosted glass door and 1 large accessible shower stall with white curtains 2 open shower area in the middle of the spa area 2 semi-private tropical rain shower stalls 2 toilet stalls - 1 regular and 1 accessible 2 sinks with counter and mirror 1 vanity counter with hair dryer and mirror About 50+ mid-sized locks with big square wood bench in front Uses combination numbers to lock and unlock For day use only i.e. don't leave things overnight White towels provided for shower White bath robes provided for use in the co-ed Thermal Spa section or your spa treatment session Flavored cold water (usually orange slices) dispenser Not included in cruise fare - see Thermal Spa pass charges below Unisex (male & female) gym locker room (Men's side) Located on Dec 12 on the mid-forward Port side of the ship 1 steam room with glass door Fits about 6 adults Plastic construction Quite clean Has cold water hose Limited to gym hours but shut-off at 9-10 PM 1 shower stall with frosted glass door 1 toilet stall 1 sink with counter and mirror 1 vanity counter with hair dryer and mirror About 20 mid-sized lockers with attached wood bench Uses combination numbers to lock and unlock For day use only i.e. don't leave things overnight White towels provided for shower No windows looking out on Men's side Free What's the cost or charge? Unisex gym locker rooms are complimentary and for use in the gym. Thermal Spa/Suite is NOT included in your cruise fare unless you're in a Spa cabin. Thermal Spa/Suite pass for the entire cruise were: For 2019-11 17-days South Pacific cruise = Paid on board USD $299 For 2019-05 15-days Trans-Pacific cruise = Pre-pay USD $269; Paid on board USD $299 Thermal Spa or Suite daily pass: Unknown. UPDATES REQUIRED: If there has been a change and you have the photos to go with it, please reach out to me and I'll give you permission to upload your photos to add to this album to keep it updated. If you went on a recent cruise on NCL Jewel and paid for your Thermal Spa or Suite pass (either entire cruise OR daily pass), please let me know and I'll update the above sections. If you see mistakes or factual errors above, please also contact me. THANK YOU!
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