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#41
Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by dirtgirl
I am sure Americans are stunned at what we have to pay! I know my friend could fly to LA for $288 from Virginia, whereas my flights are over $500. We sure get ripped off up here!
I know what you mean I try to use my Royal Bank Avion Visa as much as humanly possible to get as many points as I can to fly to my ports!!!
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#42
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Originally posted by ckrobyn
Sue - you should be joining her so I can meet you!!!

I have been so tempted but I doubt they want MOM hanging out with them. LOL. Besides I don't think I could stand being in an inside with 3 , 22 year olds.
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#43
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Originally posted by Sue L
I have been so tempted but I doubt they want MOM hanging out with them. LOL. Besides I don't think I could stand being in an inside with 3 , 22 year olds.

I hear you!!
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#44
Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by mrplows
Robyn- It's been a long time since we have been on a RCI ship. We are sailing AOS in March 16th. Do you know how early we can embark? We are flying in the day before and staying the night at a resort. We just weren't sure how much time to fill before heading to the ship. Also, do you know if they serve sushi?

Thanks!
You should try and be at the port by about 10:00am - last year we were on the ship by 11:30am The AOS tends to start the boarding process pretty early - so if you are one of those anxious people like I am you will want to be among the first onboard!

There is sushi in the Windjammer for dinner. You won't find raw fish, but you will see california rolls, smoked salmon rolls and various veggie rolls. Enjoy!!!
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#45
Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by Sue L
I have been so tempted but I doubt they want MOM hanging out with them. LOL. Besides I don't think I could stand being in an inside with 3 , 22 year olds.
You can hang with me
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#46
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Thought I would post a little known fact about the AOS

If you are looking for something at one of the shops onboard, and they don't have any left - or they don't have your size.....

The AOS "re-stocks" in St.Thomas (Saturday) so you can check back on Saturday night and they may have what you are looking for
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#47
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Originally posted by ckrobyn
You can hang with me

That would be great except the girls are going the week after you. I guess I could hang with your boss!!
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#48
Bethpage, LI, New York
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Originally posted by ckrobyn
I think this thread is long overdue.

Each week I see at least 2-3 posts regarding the Adventure of the Seas, people who have booked and are now afraid they made a mistake - and people who have yet to book, that may not ever book because of what they read on here.

As many of you know, I have cruised on the AOS 3 times and have had wonderful cruise vacations on all 3. I am sailing again next month on my 2nd B2B on the AOS and I am eagerly anticipating another fantastic cruise!

Here are a few commonly asked questions about the AOS:

Q: Does the AOS have a large amount of Puerto Ricans sailing on her for most cruises?
A: Yes, there are Puerto Rican's on cruises out of San Juan. It is their home port and I would be very surprised if they weren't.
Q: Are the announcements in Spanish as well as English?
A: Yes they are. Is it an issue? No.
Q: Are Puerto Ricans rude and rowdy?
A: No more rude and rowdy than other passengers I have seen on other ships and other itineraries. Puerto Ricans are a lively bunch
Q: Is the AOS a sick ship, or more prone to Noro than other ships?
A: No. The AOS has as much chance of a noro outbreak as any other ship in the RCI fleet.
Q: I have booked the AOS and after reading negative reviews, I want to cancel - what should I do?
A: You can cancel you cruise if you want, but you will be missing out on a fantastic cruise on a great ship sailing on a wonderful itinerary!

I do understand that some people have had negative experiences on the AOS - but the same can be said for any other ship. There will always be people cutting in line, pushing elevator buttons, chair hogging and the list goes on......unfortunately, some people like to leave their manners at home

My experiences have been terrific on the AOS and I would encourage anyone to sail on her and see for themselves what a great ship she is!!

Yes....I am an AOS cheerleader, and proud of it!!!
Great post, when I was on the AOS, I loved her.
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#49
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Originally posted by Sue L
That would be great except the girls are going the week after you. I guess I could hang with your boss!!
OMG!!! I'm sitting here laughing out loud.....and I am by myself in the room!!!
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#51
Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by abridalmaven
Great post, when I was on the AOS, I loved her.
Barbara - firstly, I have to say that I love reading your posts

This thread was needed. There are far too many AOS freaked out people that could potentially miss out on a fantastic cruise, and I don't want that to happen. I remember reading of someone that actually cancelled their cruise because of what they "read" on the boards....I thought that was a real shame.

Hopefully anyone who has concerns about the ship will rest a little easier now
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#52
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Joined Feb 2007
We are booked on AOS 7/20 and some reviews lately have had me worried. This is only our 2nd cruise. The first was in Hawaii with NCL. We absolutly loved it. I had read bad reviews with it too but we had a wonderful time. Sometimes I think more people write reviews to complain more than to praise. I just try to take that into consideration. We loved the freestyle dining and thats definitely something we'll miss but my husband has finally given in to wearing a suit instead of his Hawaiian shirts so thats a battle won. Anyway I will have a great time I know. Meeting new people and having new experiences is why we go.
#53
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Originally posted by ckrobyn
OMG!!! I'm sitting here laughing out loud.....and I am by myself in the room!!!
I was in hysterics the other day on the other thread where you were talking about your boss seeing you in a bathing suit and worse you seeing him. I was laughing so hard tears were rolling down my face and of course that is when my daughter and her friend decide to return home. They were giving me some strange looks.
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#54
Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by green eyed lady
Robyn,
Do you know if AOS rents DECT phones? We had them on Mariner , but Explorer didn't have them
Jen, I don't know - was wondering the same thing myself

We always bring along our own walkie talkies and they have always worked fine for us. We give one to our DD to take to Adventure Ocean and she just pages us when she wants to leave.

I can find out for sure when I cruise next month.....
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#56
Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by Sue L
I was in hysterics the other day on the other thread where you were talking about your boss seeing you in a bathing suit and worse you seeing him. I was laughing so hard tears were rolling down my face and of course that is when my daughter and her friend decide to return home. They were giving me some strange looks.
That WAS pretty hysterical, wasn't it I'm laughing again now just thinking about it!!!

I bought a new bathing suit today - you can be darn sure he won't be seeing it anytime soon!
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#57
Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by green eyed lady
Ok that would be great if you could post it when you get back.. We're sailing on her in August...loved the DECT phones...they worked out great
I'll post it for sure - or if you'd like, you can email me. [email protected]
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#58
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Originally posted by ckrobyn
That WAS pretty hysterical, wasn't it I'm laughing again now just thinking about it!!!

I bought a new bathing suit today - you can be darn sure he won't be seeing it anytime soon!

You found a bathing suit in Jan in Toronto? I'm impressed.
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#59
Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by Sue L
You found a bathing suit in Jan in Toronto? I'm impressed.
Yah, I'm pretty impressed too!

Most of the stores have at least one rack devoted to "cruise wear" - and they also have the prices to prove it's January in Toronto!

I usually buy most of my bathing suits on landsend.com, but I didn't see anything I like this time around and was forced to shop locally....
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#60
Houston, TX
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Joined Sep 2003
Let me jump on the bandwagon for AOS! I love this ship and its crew!

As you can see by my signature, I am going for the 3rd time this April and I can't wait. I'm sure that people had problems, but when given lemons, make lemonade.

If I remember right, Robyn's first leg on her last B2B on the AOS wasn't perfect. She had problems with her cabin. Yet, look! She is the best cheerleader for the AOS...

I like going out of San Juan. Fort Lauderdale was a nightmare when I was on the Jewel. I will never fly out same day as debarkation again if I go out of FLL. It would be worth every penny to stay an extra day as the airport was a zoo!

Keep the good thoughts coming....

Jen
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