Last updated on April 4th, 2019 at 06:01 am
Just received another email from Norwegian Cruise Lines(NCL). 38 days before departure with “Roam, ramble or relax. How do you want to explore?”. The excitement builds as we count down the days. Time to think about booking excursions.
We get out our checklist and mark a few things off. Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about child care or having someone watch the house, since our 18 year old son will be holding down the fort.
- Print out packing list for each of us, check!
- Start laying out clothes, check!
- Pre-book excursions, check!
- Pre-pay gratuity (tip), check!
Since we don’t want to miss out on the city tour in Cartegena, we book it online. Nice to have it booked and paid for in advance.
We also paid the “Tip” online so that we have less to deal with on the last day of the cruise. Each ship handles tipping a little differently. At NCL, they collect a tip/service charge that is divided up between the various service staff who provide service to everyone. That does not mean that we won’t tip staff who provide excellent service though. In fact, we will tip our cabin steward on the second day so that he will really want to provide excellent service, every day, for the 14-day cruise.
Boy, do they know how to get you excited about your trip. But, they also know how to get you ready.
Just a little over a month to go.
Turning Dreams into Memories,
One Vacation at a Time.
As you might guess, this document is a compilation of information from our travels as well as from other travelers. I hope it has been of value to you. Check out the important links below.
- Packing Checklist
- Parent Authorization Letter For Unaccompanied Minors
- Medical Treatment Authorization Letter
- Travel With Minors – Permission Letter
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