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  1. I'm assuming you received a vegan menu? I don't eat beef and salmon, my wife doesn't eat seafood. I wonder if they would be receptive to those requests? We are on an Edge cruise in 2022( a long ways away!!)
  2. My spouse wore shorts to Blu almost every night. She was never turned away. She did not pack anything other than shorts because we didn't realize there was a dress code.
  3. Such a great pic. I was bummed when I found out Capt Kate left equinox a bit before out last September cruise. I wanted my wife, a sgt with LAPD to meet her. Two strong women who busted through the glass ceiling.
  4. When was the short dry dock? We sailed back in Sept 2019 and I could have sworn there was a "refresh". My AQ room looked like the OP's room. There was a tiny table on the balcony too.
  5. I am the member that was visited by the "head housekeeper", an officer. He said all the emails I sent to X in Miami were heard and they would be ordering new footrests that were going to be ready in a month. That was last September 2019. LOL. I was in an accessible room and was given a plastic shower stool for a foot rest. Then, they took that away and brought me a giant round wicker table(???) for a foot stool.
  6. Did you purchase travel insurance? Sometimes, it will cover "illness". Can you wife get a doctors note, saying she is too ill to travel?
  7. The passenger, Carl Goldman lives in Santa Clarita( my town) and owns a local radio station. He's been blogging about it, showing pics of his room at U of Nebraska Hospital. His take is interesting.
  8. I've been following the BLOG that the owner of our local radio station KHTS has been writing. He and his wife are on the diamond princess. They are travelling with another couple, the wife tested positive ( yesterday)for the virus. They transported her to a hospital in Fukishima by ambulance. She has NO TV Or Internet, just an Iphone. They would not let her husband go with her. No spouses allowed. Today Jerri Jorganson woke up and was clear of the virus. All her blood work, CT scans, etc were clear. They are still making her stay in the hospital for the full 14 days. I'm so sad for her and her husband. I would NOT leave my wife alone in a foreign country. The blog has great information if anyone is interested. https://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/editorials/santa-clarita-residents-share-emotions-as-they-prepare-to-leave-coronavirus-quarantine-cruise-part-five-312929
  9. We booked a suite for our December cruise, because the price difference was only 1k IIRC after the 10 percent back from the TA. We'll also get extra CC points. We wanted to try a suite. We booked a suite for a Sept 2021 cruise because we wanted to add a 3rd person to the cabin. You can't have 3 ppl in an AQ cabin.
  10. Since you brought up Haven, let me tell you my experience. We sailed with friends who had a Haven suite in June 2018. We were in the room right next to them.( NOT Haven, aft balcony). We were able to "tag" along with them for disembarkation( for excursions). Whenever they used the concierge for priority whatever, we went with them. We had two meals with them in the Haven restaurant. We also went to the Haven lounge before a show. The service/food they received vs. what we received was like night and day. My wife said if we ever( and we won't) sail NCL again, its Haven or nothing.
  11. The first time we sailed in AQ and experienced Blu, I was super impressed. The last cruise, not so much. I had a more than a few "misses". Undercooked items mostly. Raw risotto, blood red steak for my wife(when ordered medium well). Raw lasagna noodles. The lobster was the best thing I ate on that cruise. The "lump crab" martini was definitely not lump crab. It was more like shredded canned crab. Different strokes I guess. After the cruise, I never, ever wanted to see 1 asparagus spear and 3 mushrooms on my breakfast plate again.
  12. You're correct. I mostly eat organic at home and I don't eat red meat. My wife eats very little red meat and no sauces. LOL. I think she'll find Luminae more of a challenge than I will. If you also recall, I received a lot of comments on my blog, wondering why we would cruise if we're more picky with food. My answer was " Food is just one part of the cruise, there are many other aspects we enjoy". Since having weight loss surgery almost 7 years ago, I now eat to live, rather than living to eat. I actually always lose weight on a cruise.
  13. We'll be in a suite in December on connie. First time. Im sure well be able to adjust.
  14. When will this thread die???? Enough already.
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