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Well, the review is up, and I don’t understand some of the responses. One person implied we should have listened to the e-mails and phone calls. No one heeded those. We all showed up at the normal time. Did 5000 pax create their own problem ? Perhaps. But you can’t tell 5000 people to change their travel plans less than 24 hours before they are due to arrive. If NCL had mentioned that the ship wouldn’t be docking til 12, maybe some of us would have slept a little later, but I doubt it. 5000 anxious people want to board your ship.
Someone asked why the ship had trouble with the Verrazano. This was one of the reasons circulating. The tide was in, the ship was riding high due to the lack of ballast. By ballast I mean passengers, luggage, fuel, and food ( the ship came up here from Florida empty ). Now, I thought ships take on water for ballast, and then purge it later, but maybe not. Like I said, this is a large ship. I expect the Red Hook (Brooklyn) terminal will soon undergo an expansion. Either that or we will see how well a ships’ stack fares against the Verrazano.
Someone else asked if I had read the ships’ specs before booking. Still not sure where that one was going.