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Old 02-27-2005, 09:24 AM
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Hi,

I am going on the 1 night NCL Mother's Day cruise out of NYC on the Dawn. Does anyone know if the life boat drill is mandatory on a cruise that is just overnight?

Also, how early can you board for a 5 PM departure? Thank you for help!
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Old 02-28-2005, 11:08 AM
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Hi:

I would hazzard a guess that the life boat drill is mandatory because, after all, you will be out in the Atlantic and need to know what you're meant to do in case of an emergency.

However, I'd ask the line. I was just recently told that if the reservation agents have any kind of question they can't answer for a guest that they will email the ship and get back to you so I think you're best bet is to contact NCL.

Have a great time!
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Old 02-28-2005, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for the reply... anyone else have any idea?
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As the lifeboat drill is required by Coast Guard and international rules, I am sure it's mandatory.
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Dom316,

I have been on one-night cruises where no lifeboat drill was conducted, while on others (this includes a ship from the same company!) they were conducted.
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I think it depends on whether you leave port or not. Is the cruise going anywhere>

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cruise is leaving from the Port of NY and is just an overnight dinner cruise which arrives back at the Port of NY the following morning.
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Tom,

I experienced both even when the ship actually left port.
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My wife and I will be on the dawn out of N.Y.C. in late June. This will be are first cruise ever. A gift to us by our children.MY question is this, Are their any tips or advice any of you who have been on the dawn can give to us about eating times, or beating the lines on getting off the boat for shore trips, any do's and donts. We will have a balcony stateroom.Also do you advise buying the soda package? does it include ice tea?
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Old 06-02-2005, 07:51 PM
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Glenn... are you mAILMAN? Saw another post very similar to yours. My wife and I were on the Dawn last June... a beautiful ship. I'll give you a little info about the ship. Everybody's tastes are different.

We had a balcony as well... 1st time ever and it spoiled me. We never had any problem with having to stand in line for dinner. We either showed up before 6:00pm or after 7:30pm. We also ate at the Mexican place one night (one of the free restaurants)

Can't help you much on excursions. All we did at Port Canaveral was rent a car and go on a swamp boat ride. We didn't even get off the boat in Miami. Like I said, everyone has different tastes.

My wife is a big diet coke drinker so we bought the soda package for her. Ice tea and lemonade are complimentary. You don't need a card for that. Hope this answered some of your questions. I'm sure you'll have a great time.

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