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Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 21st, 2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By ChicagoBound
Any idea if the hot chocolate, like most...

Any idea if the hot chocolate, like most foods/drinks aboard, is made from scratch, or is it out of a Swiss Miss-type packet? Just curious. My kids will drink it either way.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 19th, 2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,472
Posted By ChicagoBound
Here is the real deal with this room. It is...

Here is the real deal with this room. It is phenomenal!! In the past, I have been reluctant to fully sing the praises of room 1054 because I don't want it to be perpetually sold out. But it is...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 2nd, 2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By ChicagoBound
I was surprised how little of the food is...

I was surprised how little of the food is pre-prepared before on-loading and how much is made from scratch.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 2nd, 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By ChicagoBound
Great (loooong) article in The New Yorker about RCI cuisine

I just read a great (albeit typically loooong) article in The New Yorker about feeding 6000 people with excellent food. The article is really fair and largely very positive about feeding so many...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 10th, 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By ChicagoBound
1056 isn't under the ping pong tables and the WJ...

1056 isn't under the ping pong tables and the WJ outdoor seating. It's a little forward of that. It's right under some of the pool seating. We just got off Serenade in 1054, which is right next...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 21st, 2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,350
Posted By ChicagoBound
We have taken our kids to these in the past. ...

We have taken our kids to these in the past. They really enjoyed posing with the characters. Our kids are 10, 10 (twins) and 6 now. Since it's only free for kids under 6, that means it would cost...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 13th, 2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By ChicagoBound
There are at least some that aren't right up at...

There are at least some that aren't right up at the front. In a couple of weeks, we are going on the Serenade (also Radiance class), and we are staying in a family oceanview that is midship. It's...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 6th, 2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By ChicagoBound
I'm enjoying these comments, and it seems like an...

I'm enjoying these comments, and it seems like an interesting issue. And again, let me stress that this is NOT something I plan on doing. As one person pointed out, spending all day in ports trying...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 6th, 2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By ChicagoBound
Using Royal Caribbean as your own personal shipper

This thought just occurred to me (and don't worry, I'm not planning on doing it--just wondering if it can be done):

According to Royal Caribbean's contract of carriage, each passenger can bring...
Forum: Jamaica February 27th, 2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By ChicagoBound
From what I can tell, Liberty Tours gets rave...

From what I can tell, Liberty Tours gets rave reviews. And for what you get, their price is good. I think we're going to go with them. Can't wait to see the Secret Falls.
Forum: Jamaica February 26th, 2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By ChicagoBound
Cost for Irie Blue Hole/Secret Falls from Falmouth

Thanks to the awesomeness of these boards, we've discovered the Irie Blue Hole a/k/a the Secret Falls. And we really want to go there.

I reached out to Liberty Tours Jamaica for pricing (for a...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 24th, 2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By ChicagoBound
We did five people in a normal balcony on Allure...

We did five people in a normal balcony on Allure with absolutely no problem. It was me, my wife, and our three kids (8 year-old twins and a 4 year-old). The kids all wanted the Pullman bed. And...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International January 12th, 2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By ChicagoBound
Talking PLAYOFFS?? PLAYOFFS???? Sorry. I couldn't...

PLAYOFFS?? PLAYOFFS????

Sorry. I couldn't help myself.
Forum: Cozumel January 10th, 2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,676
Posted By ChicagoBound
We went there about three years ago. We had a...

We went there about three years ago. We had a great time. It wasn't crowded at all. .Our young kids loved it. In fact, the ice skaters from the ship went there too and practiced some of their...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 2nd, 2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,793
Posted By ChicagoBound
Here's my opinion--since you asked for it--and I...

Here's my opinion--since you asked for it--and I don't mean to stir up a hornet's nest of controversy, but it's my opinion: Leave the devices in the room. As another poster mentioned, give it a shot...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 6th, 2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,556
Posted By ChicagoBound
You've got to be kidding, right??? Nonsmokers...

You've got to be kidding, right??? Nonsmokers made their feelings clear to RCCL for years, and RCCL listened. Now that there is a rule banning smoking on balconies, somehow people are being jerks...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 6th, 2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,556
Posted By ChicagoBound
I'm not sure how this is relevant to the initial...

I'm not sure how this is relevant to the initial question. The initial question was what happens after January 1 with the new policy. If folks have already said they are not going to be around after...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 6th, 2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,556
Posted By ChicagoBound
A couple of points: First, I'm not sure...

A couple of points:

First, I'm not sure that the cameras trained on the balconies are necessarily monitored in real time by one person or a team of people to spot bad things going on at that...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International September 6th, 2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,556
Posted By ChicagoBound
How Will Balcony Smoking Ban Play Out?

Putting aside everyone's strong feelings on both sides of the smoking policy change, I'm wondering how the balcony smoking ban post 1-1-14 will play out. (Full disclosure: I'm a non-smoker who is...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 29th, 2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By ChicagoBound
We've been on Serenade twice--about 8 years ago...

We've been on Serenade twice--about 8 years ago (for our first ever cruise) and 3 years ago. First off, the ship is really beautiful. As others mention often, there is glass everywhere, giving you...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 28th, 2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,394
Posted By ChicagoBound
On our cruise, two of the three character...

On our cruise, two of the three character breakfasts were already full when we booked our cruise, which was about four months out. Our breakfast filled up shortly thereafter. My feeling is simply...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 28th, 2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,394
Posted By ChicagoBound
Talking So let me see if I follow your argument: You are...

So let me see if I follow your argument: You are saying that the kids are being deprived and that is okay. Indeed, it is a valuable life lesson for a four year old to learn--a four year old who only...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 28th, 2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,394
Posted By ChicagoBound
Should we let women and children get on lifeboats...

Should we let women and children get on lifeboats first if our cruise ship is sinking? I mean, why do that? They can always get on later, right?? And ther'd no RCCL rule that says they get on first....
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 28th, 2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,394
Posted By ChicagoBound
False comparison. The carosel is not a limited...

False comparison. The carosel is not a limited time event that is often full. In fact, during our week on Allure, I never saw it more than one-third full. So ride at your leisure, all day long. You...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International August 28th, 2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,394
Posted By ChicagoBound
No doubt for four adults and not, say, for a mom...

No doubt for four adults and not, say, for a mom and dad and their young kids???

Look, people can do what they want. I loved the character breakfast on our Allure cruise last year because I got to...
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