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  1. Flying in the day of the cruise, scheduled to arrive at 8:55am. Can we get our checked luggage and then catch a 10am shuttle to the port. Would an hour or so be enough time to do this? Thanks.
  2. A couple of wine questions: 1. On embarkation day ... how many bottles can be brought on board per person> 1a. Will there be wine glasses and cork screws in the rooms? 2. Can you buy wine at the different ports and bring them to your room? 3. Can you walk out of your room with a full glass of wine and bring it into the dining areas? Thank you from a first timer on Oceania.
  3. Now that Southwest has pulled out of EWR flying into Bayonne for a cruise is more problematic and expensive. Any alternatives would be appreciated. LGA or JFK (the cost to Bayonne and the estimated time for an early Sat or Sun arrival), would these airports make sense? Thanks for any insight. empehi
  4. We will be staying at the Sleep Inn just north of the Miami Airport. There seems to be a number of restaurants around but is there anyplace to buy wine within walking distance of this hotel? Any ideas what to do if there is not a liquor store or CVS or any kind of store that sells wine nearby. Thanks. E
  5. I think there is not a dedicated Diamond Lounge on Empress so how will the morning Specialty Coffee and other tasty snacks be available? Thanks E
  6. Considering an Empress Fall cruise. Being the oldest ship in RCLs fleet, a few questions: 1. How are the stabilizers? Does the ship rock & roll. Never had trouble on the big newer ships but you never know on an older ship. 2. Outside cabins. Are there any cabins that is a little bigger because of placement on the ship? Also, I assume lower would be better. 3. Diamond Club .... Is there a DC and if not what accommodations are made? Thanks .... E
  7. First time O cruiser. How are the C1 & C2 ocean view cabins. Size - both cabin and bath? By paying up for a veranda would the size of both cabin & bath be significantly larger? Thanks for any opinions. tp
  8. Are you notified by RCL when you can make reservations for the shows on the Oasis class ships or do you just have to check everyday? Thanks ..... empehi
  9. Has anyone heard rumors concerning DL overcrowding (especially on the Oasis class ships). I am afraid that some sort of adjustment (perhaps increasing the requirements for DL access) may be coming in the future. Anyone heard anything?
  10. Does anyone know what the current main Broadway shows are on the Oasis class ships? Thx
  11. I'm new to NCL and have read a number of post about bidding for upgrades after your initial cabin choice. How does this work? Do you need to sign up with NCL? Thanks ...
  12. Odds at making 9:45AM flight from FLL off the Allure of the Sea?
  13. Would appreciate any thoughts on lower priced ocean view cabin on the Maasdam. Specifically, HH 375, 376. If a category or two higher would provide better views and location, I would greatly appreciate the input. I have never been on this ship. Thanks.
  14. Does anyone have an idea when Holland is considering refurbishing The Maasdam? It has been a long time. Thanks .... empehi
  15. We plan to arrive in Sydney a number of days before our cruise but we plan to fly out the day the cruise returns. How early should we book a flight to the USA the day the cruise returns? Fastest way to get to the airport? Thanks. E
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