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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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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are we allowed to bring alcohol

asked 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - seattle wa
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
4 answers
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answer 1
Guests are not allowed to bring hard liquor onboard. guests would be allowed to bring wine and champagne onboard. For each bottle that is brought onboard would have a corkage fee added on to their onboard account.
Corkage Fees:
$15.00 USD 750 ml bottle
$20.00 USD 1,000 ml bottle
$30.00 USD 1,500 ml magnum
These fees are per bottle.
answered 9 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
You cannot bring your own liquor onboard the ship. Any liquor you bring onboard the ship will be confiscated by the ship's security and returned to you on the last night of the cruise. Same is true for any liquor you purchase at any of the ports you visit.
However, you are allowed to bring wine and champagne onboard the ship but there is a corkage fee ranging from $15-$30 per bottle.
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answered 9 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
Wine an champagne only, and as such you will be charged a corkage fee for each bottle, I believe there is a limit of two bottles.
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answered 9 months ago
by
JohnM
 - NY
answer 4
You can bring wine and champagne subject to a corkage fee. You cannot bring beer or spirits aboard. See the following link for details -

http://www.ncl.com/faq#can-i-bringing-alcohol-board
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answered 9 months ago
by
BStu19
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Is smoking allowed?

asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
3 answers
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answer 1
Smoking has just recently been banned on balconies, all other information remains the same
answered 8 months ago
by
CdnDragon
 - Toronto
answer 2
You are allowed to smoke in designated smoking areas outside the ship, in the casino and in your balcony but not in your stateroom. If the ship has cigar bars, you can smoke cigars in the bars or designated smoking lounge. Cigar smoking is not allowed in your stateroom or your balcony.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 3
They have designated smoking areas, and smoking areas include the casino and on balconies (no smoking in the staterooms).
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answered 11 months ago
by
BanC
 - Arizona
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is the a charge for NON alcoholic drinks- like pepsi

asked 8 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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are there blowdryers in the rooms or should i bring my own

asked 3 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 2 months, 3 weeks ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
There are blow dryers in all staterooms.
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answered 2 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months, 3 weeks ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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Can I pre reserve dinner in 1 or 2 special restaurants as I don't want to purchase the ultimate dining package

I was able to prepay on line for the restaurants I wanted on the Gem 2 years ago.
asked 11 months ago
by
Judyroc
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. You can still make reservations for 1 or 2 restaurants as you need. You don't have to buy the package. You can either make the reservations online or make the reservations onboard the ship. Most of the time, you can make the reservations onboard the ship a day or two ahead of time without any problem.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 2
You can make dinner reservations online before you sail, without purchasing the ultimate dining package. On NCL's website, log into your 'My NCL' account and select your vacation. You should see the option for shore excursions, dining & entertainment. The dining and entertainment options will be available 45 days (55 days if you are staying in a suite) before your sail date. You will need to pay the cover charge online at the time of reservation.
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answered 11 months ago
by
BanC
 - Arizona
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Shore Excursions Purchase

Hello, can someone please advise me if it is better to purchase Shore Excursions in advance online or at the time when we get there? would the price be any different? we're planning to do Wave Runner, Parasailing and Snorkeling at Bahamas. how is the crowd for these activities?
asked 10 months ago
by
Pallu
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
How popular a particular excursion is will depend on many factors. Only a certain percentage of excursions are sold online with the remainder being sold onboard. Sometimes there is a small price difference but this is usually mentioned in the excursion description. If you want to ensure that you will be able to do an excursion you should book it online.
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answered 8 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 2
The more popular excursions can sell out. There's no risk in in buying in advance, since you can get return or exchange them with 24 hours notice.
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answered 10 months ago
by
BStu19
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Is it free to snorkel at GSC if you bring your own gear?

asked 10 months ago
by
Covo
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. You can bring your gear but they do require you to wear a vest. You can rent just the vest or the vest and the equipment.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 2
Sort of- you are requried to rent a vest from equipment rental before snorkeling. I am not sure if everyone does this or if they enforce it.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
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Are kids allowed in any pools with swim diapers?

at the time of travel on Breakaway, my son will be 10 months.
asked 9 months ago
by
ie84
 - new york
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
Since this is a health hazard no diapers are allowed in any of the pools or hot tubs.
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answered 8 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
answer 2
No diapers of any kind are allowed in the pools. See this link to the FAQ -

http://www.ncl.com/faq#pool-regulations
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answered 9 months ago
by
BStu19
Question

is there ground transportaion

from Fort Lauderdale to ship
asked 8 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
We do offer ground transportation from Ft. Lauderdale airport to the Miami Port. Transfers are $ 50.00 per person round trip, transfers may be added onto a reservation up until 4 days prior to the sailing. Once we are within 4 days to the sailing the guests would be able to purchase transfers at the airport on the day of the sailing.
answered 8 months ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
See the following link for information on arranging transfers.

http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/getting-to-the-pier
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answered 8 months ago
by
BStu19
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