mbanks4590

mbanks4590
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Joined: 05/10/2016
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Norwegian Getaway

October 2017 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

Free Cruise

This was a “free cruise” won on the previous NCL cruise on the EPIC. After upgrading from the free first floor inside cabin it was not so free. Because it was free, we were not awarded any of the specials others received with their bookings, even though the higher price was paid for the upgrade to the Haven. That was very disappointing on the part of NCL. It was a very relaxing cruise.

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Oosterdam

July 2017 - Oosterdam to Alaska - Inside Passage

Alaska Southern Cities

Our second Alaska cruise in 10 years. Not much has changed. Weather was better last time, but this is an amazing part of our country. We used to live in Anchorage so I can tell you there is a whole lot more to see than what you see on this cruise.

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Celebrity Reflection

November 2016 - Celebrity Reflection to Caribbean - Eastern

Relaxing trip

Only stopping for 3 of the 7 days was the best part. Worst part was the entertainment. Seems pretty sparse to me and I usually don't do the shows on a cruise because they are too crowded.

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Adventure of the Seas

April 2016 - Adventure of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

Spring getaway

Adventure of thr Seas is still in pretty good shape. We were told she is going in for refurbishing at the end of the month. Food was marginal but lots of it. Room was nice (Grand Suite) everything worked. We enjoyed the itinerary which is why we took the cruise.  Lack of speciality dining options was an issue that is being addressed during the refurbishment.

 

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mbanks4590's Tips

Harvest Caye, Belize - More activities just off the ship but still a small island to experience if you didn’t take a tour. Better markets than the prior stop.
Cozumel, Mexico - Best shopping porter visited. Noticed they had three prices on everything Sticker price(starting point) intermediate price when the first price was too high to pay and the final price when you start to walk away from the second price. Much higher pressure from the vendors. Best port for walking around. Largest port we visited.
Sitka, Alaska - Nice little fishing town. Free shuttle bus into town.
Oosterdam Oosterdam - Make sure you understand how the drink package works or you might be stuck with charges you did not expect.
Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Reflection - If you are eating in one of the dining options and don't see what you want on the menu, ask the server if they have it anyway. It might be on the menu in another venue.

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received a helpful vote on their Adventure of the Seas cruise review - Spring getaway

shared a quick tip for Norwegian Getaway"It is a good ship to relax on."

added Oct 29, 2017 cruise on Norwegian Getaway to their profile.

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Norwegian Getaway and gave it 3.8 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Reflection cruise review - Relaxing trip

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Reflection cruise review - Relaxing trip

uploaded a photo album from their Oosterdam cruise on 2017-07-16

reviewed their Alaska - Inside Passage cruise on Oosterdam and gave it 4.1 stars!

added Jul 16, 2017 cruise on Oosterdam to their profile.

shared a quick tip for Oosterdam"Make sure you understand how the drink package works or you might be stuck with charges you did not expect. "