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I have never cruised before and have booked for the Bahamas in November 2014. I am very confused about everything!

Do I have to pay to go to the beach on an excursion?
asked 11 months ago
by
tt61
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
4 answers
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answer 1
If you book an excursion from the ship it will cost you. You can go to the beach in the Bahamas or in Florida on your own and that will only cost you whatever the transportation cost are (ie taxi or bus fare)
answered 10 months ago
by
Debeast
 - Toronto
answer 2
There is no need to be confused. NCL.com does a great job at providing information that will be useful for you as will numerous message boards online.
You do not need to book an excursion on the ship to go to the beach, but there are advantages for doing so. You are free to get a taxi at the pier and arrange a return trip on your own, or if you book an NCL excursion, transportation will usually be provided, it will be safe and secure, and the ship will not leave without you should the excursion run late. If you run late using your own arrangements, the ship will not wait for you. There are pro's and con's to both, but the safe way is to book your trip through an NCL excursion in this writer's opinion.
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answered 11 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 3
If you don't want to take the ship's excursion, you can just go ashore and do as you like on your own. The biggest advantage of NCL's excursions is the fact that they'll wait for you if the excursion runs late for any reason. If you're out on your own and get back late, they'll leave without you and you have to catch up on your own.
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answered 11 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 4
You have to pay for any excursion you book through NCL. However, you can make your own arrangements to go to the beach.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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is the a charge for NON alcoholic drinks- like pepsi

asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, there is a charge for all drinks except there is iced tea, lemonade, water, and juice available at the buffet that are free.
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answered 11 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 2
Soda is available for sale and is not included in the cruise fare. Coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade, hot chocolate, and milk are available during the day (juice blends are available at breakfast time).
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answered 11 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 3
Yes. There is a charge for it. You can pay for it individually or you can buy the soda package which will allow you to have unlimited sodas at any bar or restaurant on the ship.
You can read about it in the Gifts & More section on this website
https://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/gifts-and-more#adult
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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are there blowdryers in the rooms or should i bring my own

asked 6 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
3 answers
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answer 1
There are blow dryers in all staterooms.
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answered 6 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
There are blow dryers in all staterooms.
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answered 6 months ago
by
BStu19
answer 3
All staterooms have hair dryers. The hair dryers are the basic type without any attachments.
The amenities the ship's stateroom is just as in any hotel. Mini-fridge, phone, TV, coffee maker (not in inside & ocean view staterooms), ice bucket, beach towels, mini-safe, hair dryer, liquid soap and shampoo.
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answered 6 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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Is there a laundry room on each floor

asked 3 months, 1 week ago
by
Anonymous
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
3 answers
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answer 1
There is no self service laundry fleetwide, however we do offer laundry and dry cleaning services at a charge.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
No. There are no self-service laundries. All ships offer laundry, dry clean & pressing services. They have laundry bags in your stateroom that you can give to the cabin stewards. Usually around the middle of the cruise they offer discounts on the services.
However, I wouldn't use it for any delicate or expensive dresses.
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answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
There are no self-service laundries at all. You can have your cleaning done at the ship's laundry for a nominal fee. They usually have a one-day special toward the end of the cruise. Watch for it in the events paper.
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answered 3 months, 1 week ago
by
BStu19
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What is a typical time frame when we disembark at a port?

asked 1 month, 1 week ago
by
Pupcullins
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
3 answers
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answer 1
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
answered 4 weeks ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
It usually takes about 30 minutes for the ship to be cleared by customs before the guests can start disembarking. The VIP guests are the first to disembark followed by guests carrying their own bags off the ship. All other guests can pick their bags at the port and go through customs.
If you walk off the ship with your bags, it can take about 30 additional minutes to go through customs after the ship is cleared by customs. For other guests it can take 1-2 hours to disembark and clear customs.
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answered 1 month ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
They're usually ready to disembark within a half hour of arrival. Back on board again is usually a half hour before departure.
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answered 1 month, 1 week ago
by
BStu19
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Are beach towels provided to take on shore during the excursions, or do we need to pack some?

asked 11 months ago
by
LindaHar
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
There will be beach towels awaiting you in your stateroom when you first arrive, these are yours to use during the duration of your cruise and you can swap them out at the pool deck for a fresh towel at any time. You can take them off the ship.
You need to make sure the towels are in your room upon final departure day otherwise you will be charged for them.
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answered 11 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 2
Yes, you may take the ship's beach towels on excursions, just make sure they make it back with you so you don't get charged for them.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
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Why dont you have a cruise that stays in 1 port in the Bahamas like the cruise you have in Bermuda.

asked 11 months ago
by
JimGar
 - Glenville
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
Bermuda is out there all by it's lonesome, the Bahamas are comprised of many islands.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 2
In case of Bermuda, there are no other islands close by where you can sail by at night and arrive in the morning. In case of the Caribbean islands, there are plenty of islands that you can cover giving guests more countries to visit. Plus, in case of Nassau, there is nothing much in the island other than Atlantis.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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First cruise so I have a question about the rooms it looks like the rooms have 2 beds but this is for a couple so do we sleep separate

Which suites are most appropriate
asked 10 months ago
by
Moe51
 - Bahamas
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
The beds are full sized beds that are pushed together to make a queen sized bed. Every time we have traveled (Mr & Mrs), they have had the beds already combined with queen sized bed sheets and blankets. If the bed hasn't been combined, you can ask the cabin steward to push the beds into a queen sized bed. They will bring the queen sized blankets to fit the bed.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 2
You can contact our Reservations department and request to have the beds pushed together to become a queen size bed.
answered 10 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF28
 - Miami
Question

Hotel with Parking Miami

I am looking for hotel or package which will included parking I am on a 11 day cruise out of Miami. Is there a hotel with room/parking package that you can suggest or I can book with you
asked 10 months ago
by
canada2014
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
There are no hotels that will allow you to park in their parking lot for almost two weeks just because you stayed there for one day. Even if a hotel allows paid parking at their hotel, the rates are going to be much higher than a regular parking garage that offers long term parking. Check online for parking garages near MIA airport. The airport is about 10 min from the Port of Miami.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 2
Best bet is to google hotels in the Miami area to find the one that will work for you.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
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Are there irons in each cabin

asked 9 months ago
by
Tidoma
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
No, irons are a fire hazard. You may borrow one from your cabin steward but would need to return it. The ship does offer a pressing service (which costs half of what it would cost to launder the item in question).
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answered 7 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 2
Guests are not permitted to bring and use their own irons or steamers onboard. Norwegian Cruise Line carries a limited number of irons and ironing boards which can be loaned to guests for a few hours at a time. They can be requested through housekeeping or Guests Services Desk.
Best Answer
answered 9 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
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