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Just booked! NY - Bermuda 7 nights

Discussion in 'Cruises' started by Matt, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member

    Done this itinerary in the past, and while the destination isn't as exciting because of that, the ability to start the cruise from Manhattan, with no flights required, is a great advantage.

    Elected the booze package since we will be docked 3 days in Bermuda and I might want a faffy Latte or something...

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  2. MickiSue

    MickiSue Level 2 Member Supporter

    Good price for that 7 nighter, Matt.
     
  3. craig d

    craig d New Member

    On a semi-related note, my off the grid name is Dylan J Hague and I'm in New York the 17th of September...
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member

    Hope you enjoy sleeping in a pack and play
     
  5. pointsaholic

    pointsaholic Love this game!

    So it looks like that "free" cruise is not entirely free.
    Still beats any price I could get.
     
  6. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member

    Not free, but factor in the following:

    • Most people would book two guests ($200 for the kid)
    • I'm paying extra for unlimited drinks while in Port or at Sea (Bermuda docks for 3 nights straight) which is another $200 (that's the tips on that)
    Therefore, the price for 2 people, in a balcony cabin to Bermuda here is $680 all in. I paid for that with $500 of vouchers, which cost me $250 to buy. Then it's $180 out of pocket on top.

    I get the following freebies on top:
    • Free drinks when Casino is open
    • Free dinner (2-3 speciality restaurants with wine, plus $100 dining credit to apply anywhere)
    • $100 of onboard credit
    • $150 spa credit
    • Free other stuff (optional things like internet, laundry, more dining, etc)
    And last up, I get free MS of $3000 per day at 3x :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2017
  7. pointsaholic

    pointsaholic Love this game!

    Sounds great! I'm jealous.
    I got such a thrill MSing on a cruise. (Jan 2017)
    Did it on RCCL with Mlife plat match for no fee cash advance. Used Amex offers and 3x CSR.
    Don't gamble at all.
     
  8. Walmero

    Walmero Level 2 Member

    I like everything about this. Time to do some research!
     
  9. Mancolt

    Mancolt Level 2 Member

    This trip sounds like something right up my alley! 7 days, leaving from NYC (so no flight necessary...I can easily drive there), and all drinks included?!

    Matt - Can you share any more information on how you scored the drinks, dinners, credit (onboard and spa) and the $500 vouchers? I've never taken a cruise, but you've got me very interested in one based on how inexpensively you've managed to do this one (and $3k MS @ 3x per day, no less!) .
     
  10. Patrickthetiger

    Patrickthetiger Level 2 Member

    How comfortable are you with casino gaming? :)
     
  11. Mancolt

    Mancolt Level 2 Member

    It's definitely not my favorite thing to do. Without knowing the specifics of Matt's MS plan, I thought he was implying that you can put $3k on a card and get $3k worth of chips, play a hand or two, and then convert that back to cash/electronic funds which could then be used to pay the credit card. If you have to actually gamble the $3k, then I'm less interested given that I'm not an experienced gambler, nor do I enjoy the thought of losing hard-earned money.
     
  12. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member

    This gig required one paid in full cruise plus some gambling investment. The vouchers are bought onboard, $500 gives you a $250 rebate on your onboard spend, including the spend on the $500.

    Hard to mimic. Probably the cheapest entry route would be to find a 2-3 day cruise where you could get hold of certificates and if you are ok with losing, get on the casino comp thing.
     
  13. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member

    Nope, that's a different gig (stacked on this).

    I really try to lose money in casinos also.
     
  14. Dante

    Dante New Member

    Bermuda is my favorite island, and Horseshoe Bay is my favorite beach. It's an expensive place, but every once in a while I treat myself.

    My cruise on a balcony on the Breakaway cost $2,500. What a metziah you got! Congratz!
     
  15. Ian

    Ian Level 2 Member

    this may be a dumb question, but how did you get it so cheaply? is that the normal rates?
     
  16. niehlin2

    niehlin2 Level 2 Member

    There is an Amex Norwegian offer. Will you get $100 credit if you load $500 to your on board account? It works at RCCL as several had reported. I am interested to know if it works at Norwegian and Princess Amex offers.
     
  17. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member

    Is that the old offer? I had one a while back for NCL but don't see any now. I'm pretty sure it would qualify. What's the worst case if it doesn't? I guess you get your $500 back if you don't spend it, right?
     
  18. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member

    No, this is my Casino thing, I wrote about it a few times regarding comps and mlife.
     
  19. niehlin2

    niehlin2 Level 2 Member

    No, this is an existing offer.

    Get a one-time $100 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $500 or more to purchase a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line via NCL.com, by phone or through your travel agent between 2/10/17 and 4/30/17. See terms for exclusions.
     
  20. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member

    Grrr can't seem to find it on any card... is it twitterable? I've another cruise to book right now that I could use $1000 with $200 on...
     
  21. niehlin2

    niehlin2 Level 2 Member

    Doesn't seem to be tweetable. It's on all my Amex cards when it was available.
     

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