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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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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are we allowed to bring alcohol

asked 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
by
BStu19
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are there blowdryers in the rooms or should i bring my own

asked 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 1 week ago
by
NCLSTAFF85
 - MIAMI
answer 2
There are blow dryers in all staterooms.
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answered 5 months, 2 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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Is there a laundry room on each floor

asked 2 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 1 month, 3 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 1 month, 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 2 months, 1 week ago
by
BStu19
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is the a charge for NON alcoholic drinks- like pepsi

asked 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
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What is a typical time frame when we disembark at a port?

asked 1 week, 5 days ago
by
Pupcullins
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
3 answers
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answer 1
Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
answered 12 hours 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 3 days 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 week, 3 days ago
by
BStu19
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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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
by
BStu19
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is there ground transportaion

from Fort Lauderdale to ship
asked 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
by
BStu19
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Is it possible to share alcohol package with another person?

asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
No. You cannot share the package. All adults in your party must purchase the package and it must be purchased for the entire length of the cruise.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 2
All adults sailing in the same cabin are required to purchase the package and sharing of the package is not allowed. I believe the terms and condtions of the package allows NCL to cancel the package if it is abused.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
Question

I am flying in the night before the cruise departs. If you book the hotel for me who responsible for the transportation to the hotel?

asked 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Bahamas & Florida Cruises
2 answers
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answer 1
If you make a hotel reservation through NCL, they can arrange for ground transportation to the port. However if you your own reservation, you are responsible for transportation.
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answered 10 months ago
by
Amit
 - Miami
answer 2
I would assume that you are responsible for obtaining transport to the hotel unless there is something specific in the paperwork that says otherwise.
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answered 11 months ago
by
Sparks1093
 - Vermont
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