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All of the different beach areas along 7 mile...
All of the different beach areas along 7 mile beach have umbrella and lounger rentals. I think we paid about $28 or so for 2 chairs and an umbrella
The last tender will be at 5:30....so be IN...
The last tender will be at 5:30....so be IN LINE!!!
I think you get a good overview from the...
I think you get a good overview from the partial...you go thru 3 sets of locks, hang out in Lake Gatun for a while while excursions leave, so if you stay on the ship, when you go back OUT of those...
Snorkel gear is soaked in a bleach solution. ...
Snorkel gear is soaked in a bleach solution. It's clean. Otherwise, there would be TONS of sick folks from snorkeling!

How easy snorkeling is really depends on how rough the water might be, and...
If the lifeboats are on the outside of the ship,...
If the lifeboats are on the outside of the ship, and not tucked away, you will see them from ANY deck....it's just that they're closer to the lower decks! You will have a full, outward view of the...
2nd night will be listed as "formal"....but few...
2nd night will be listed as "formal"....but few will actually wear tux or gown. The rest of the evenings will be "casual", which means long pants and collared shirt for men, capris, skirt, sundress...
No one knows HOW much of the "fee" is tip...but I...
No one knows HOW much of the "fee" is tip...but I DO know the tip is included in the fare. Their rules, their game...we just go along with it!
The ships are advertised as "cashless"...so there...
The ships are advertised as "cashless"...so there is no need to carry cash around with you. When you buy something, there is a line for "added tip"...if you feel the need, you can write in more than...
Lock your "checked" bags, and don't lug them...
Lock your "checked" bags, and don't lug them onboard with you. You will have to carry them around until cabins are ready. Of course, if you have FTTF or plan to board later, then have at it!
I haven't found "good" seafood on a ship...
I haven't found "good" seafood on a ship yet.....(not that it's rotten..it's not!), but certainly not what you'd find in a oceanfront restaurant in many places! ALL seafood on a ship (or anywhere,...
I once was undecided on dessert, so I told the...
I once was undecided on dessert, so I told the waiter to "surprise" me....he brought one of everything!!!
As said, Maho beach its NOT in St. Thomas. ...
As said, Maho beach its NOT in St. Thomas.

At most Caribbean Islands, "excursions" are not needed to have a beach day.
Get a guidebook on Hawaii, and determine what YOU...
Get a guidebook on Hawaii, and determine what YOU want to see and do! Yes, driving is super-easy in Hawaii...and you can go at your own pace. I would save the "Road to Hana" trip for a land...
They will enjoy the kid's club...pretty much a...
They will enjoy the kid's club...pretty much a perfect age for the activities. There is a kid's menu, but they do NOT have eat from it...anyone can order off any menu!
Lots of sunscreen, if you're...
There are fees for room service UNLESS it's the...
There are fees for room service UNLESS it's the "continental" breakfast (basically coffee and pastries are free).

Suitcases will go under the bed...plenty of other storage in the cabin.

Call...
Or, lift the bed frame if they won't "slide"...
Or, lift the bed frame if they won't "slide" under. They will fit.
There is an Easter Egg hunt, perhaps an Easter...
There is an Easter Egg hunt, perhaps an Easter Bunny roaming about...and decorations at dinner. Usually turkey is on the menu.
You are only limited by airlines. If you drive,...
You are only limited by airlines. If you drive, no worries at all.
The "adult in each room" thing is for BOOKING...
The "adult in each room" thing is for BOOKING purposes only. Once onboard, you can get the correct keys for everyone. INSIST if they don't offer. Be a "squeaky wheel".....
Wine is SO overpriced on ships...drink something...
Wine is SO overpriced on ships...drink something with more "bang" for your buck.
NO...the furniture is fine during rough weather.
NO...the furniture is fine during rough weather.
They have a WIDE range of brands...surely you...
They have a WIDE range of brands...surely you will find something suitable.
Just head to the dining room for breakfast...made...
Just head to the dining room for breakfast...made to order everything ....and very casual...shorts/flip flops are fine. AND...you are SERVED...you don't have to stand in line waiting, or search for...
I would advise reading a guidebook before you...
I would advise reading a guidebook before you start booking anything. Most of the Caribbean is very easy to do on your own....excursions are PRICEY! If there is something that interests you that...
Maybe enough cruisers were unhappy enough to...
Maybe enough cruisers were unhappy enough to complain....I'm glad they've made improvements!