Due to the Coronavirus and ships being quarantined we have decided to cancel our reservation on 3-11-2020. We will watch events and see if we will rebook or take the Norwegian's Presidents offer to use a credit for another cruise before December 2022. We still have to see what will happen with our American Airlines tickets, but at this time it looks like a $290 fee to rebook on another flight before December 2020 or lose our airfare. Possibly a flight to California in September if Josh's wedding happens then...



May 2020, Scotland, England & Ireland: British Isles Heritage cruise on Norwegian Star


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Cruise

This is our 23nd cruise (8/64 days on Princess, 6/44 days on Carnival, 5/46 days on Norwegian, 3/26 days on Royal Caribbean and 1/9 days on Celebrity) = 189 days of fun and relaxing cruising.

We deposited $100 with Costco on December 13th to reserve a inside cabin with a guarantee (meaning you could get bumped to a higher rated cabin). The cruise total is about $4,460, taxes and port charges included. The rest was paid automatically Dec. 21st which is more than 4 months in advance.

Lynn saw the prices dropping Feb. 11th (maybe due to the Coronavirus virus scare in China) and called Costco to see what could be done. Costco called Norwegian, and Norwegian was nice enough to upgrade us from a inside cabin to a balcony since balconys were now priced at what we paid for an inside cabin, (we are now in Norwegian Star, Cabin # 9552, Category BC - Balcony Stateroom). Our onboard credit is still $25 for our cabin with a $260 Costco Shop Card. We also booked our house/pet sitter ($400) in December.

Airfare and Lodging

Lynn used $1,000 airfare credit she won on American Airlines, so our out of pocket cost was only $480 round trip from Miami to Southampton, England.

Flight scheduled for 6:35 pm on Saturday, May 2nd and arriving May 3rd at 8:10 am. Lynn paid for our transfers through Norwegian, so should be smooth sailing to the ship.



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Day 1 - Sunday, May 3, Embark in London (Southampton), England

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Day 2 - Monday, May 4, Paris (Le Havre), France

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Day 3 - Tuesday, May 5, Brussels / Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

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Day 4 - Wednesday, May 6, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Day 5 - Thursday, May 7, Sea Day

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Day 6 - Friday, May 8, Inverness (Invergordon), Scotland

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Day 7 - Saturday, May 9, Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland

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Day 8 - Sunday, May 10, Sea Day, was going to be Kirkwall, Orkney Isles, Scotland but itinerary changed Jan. 7, 2020

Our tentative plans are to workout and then relax. As compensation for losing this stop Norwegian gave everyone a $75 per person onboard credit and a two year credit of $75 each person for a future Norwegian cruise.



Day 9 - Monday, May 11, Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland

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Day 10 - Tuesday, May 12, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Day 11 - Wednesday, May 13, Dublin (Dun Laoghaire), Ireland

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Day 12 - Thursday, May 14, Holyhead, Wales, United Kingdom

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Day 13 - Friday, May 15, Cork (Cobh), Ireland

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Day 14 - Saturday, May 16, Portland, England

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Day 15 - Sunday, May 17, Disembark in London (Southampton), England

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Back in port at 5:00 a.m. We paid for transfers to the airport, so off when they tell us. Our flight back is scheduled for 1:55 p.m. and back to Miami at 6:15 p.m.


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