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About brightfeather

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    Twin Cities, MN
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    Cruising, our dogs, motorcycle riding, gardening, reading.
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    Each has it's own wonderful qualities!
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    No favorites - each is great in its own way

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  1. We've decided to do the Las Caletas tour. Sounds like there is more to do there. We were there before but it's been 10 years and from the YouTube videos I watched it looks like it's even better now.
  2. Hi, We will be here in April and am looking for YOUR experience as to which is more fun - or what your experience was. They both look like decent beach days - but is the beach "better" at one than the other? I am hoping for a beach that is easy to get in and out of the water, and clear water? Any insight is greatly appreciated as to what your experience was like at either of these and if you'd recommend it. Thanks.
  3. How much are the Retreat area cabanas for like a port day? Where do we go to reserve one? Thank you! Diane 😀
  4. Thank you Jenny! I'm hoping this will give me some kind of idea of what to expect on our first sea day and what to recommend to our group. I really appreciate that you took the time to do this. Thanks again! 🙂
  5. Hi Jenny, thank you for posting the patters! I have a group of 30 going in April so it's most helpful for me to plan. Would you be able to post or email me the first sea day patter? I'd be truly grateful. Dlyazzie@hotmail.com or post here? Thank you, Diane
  6. I'd sure love a list of those 150 songs if you'd be so kind? We'll be on the Royal Princess in April and might be so inclined to participate. I'm no Mariah Carey or Adele, but I did sing with an 8-part acapela in high school many years ago, church choirs, solos, concern choir, state competitions, etc., oh and karaoke, of course. I have no grand delusions about winning, but it might be fun to participate. Thank you in advance.
  7. Hi Cruisamaniac, we'll be on FOTS as well on that sailing. If you haven't joined our roll call I hope you will. We are also still trying to figure out some kind of land tour this time around since last time we did a sailing excursion while in Barbados 2.5 years ago.
  8. We had similar experiences while on NCL - the Jewel and Dawn. Suite passengers are treated royally, but I would not be able to recommend cruising on NCL (nor would I) in anything less than a suite, due to a lesser quality in services elsewhere.
  9. Hi, Just trying to figure out which would be the better ship. Same stops, pricing pretty similar. We have a variety of ages going. We've been on Princess 3 times, Carnival 2 times (and 9 other cruises on other lines). We usually go in full suites, but would consider mini-suites. Our various friends will book whichever they want. I just wanted to get some points of view from you all. 🙂
  10. Well, I think I've narrowed it down to Princess or Carnival's new Panorama ship going there. Our friends with kids might like that better than the Royal Princess, but we'll figure it out. :-)
  11. Hi everyone, Can anyone help me with "when" the cruise lines will be coming out with itineraries for the Mexican Riviera for January - April 2020? Is it just going to be Carnival & Princess? What about Royal Caribbean and HAL, or NCL? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  12. No explanation. Just that they knew it was an issue. The pool deck above was NOT an issue at all. I'd attach a video I recorded, but I can't seem to be able to. Our Concierge was sympathetic and offered a sleeping cabin down the hall but I paid to sleep in my suite, not schlepping down the hall in my jammies. Major disappointment. It wasnt until my 3rd complaint that they even offered compensation of $750, as we were getting off the ship. Sent from my SM-G960U using Forums mobile app
  13. We love aft cabins as well. Which is precisely why we chose this aft wrap-around cabin on the 8th deck on the Eurodam. We have been on for other aft suite cabins never had an issue except when rough weather. I did my due diligence and looked online on cruise critic and YouTube as well as other websites to see if there was any problems with these aft cabins. As I stated, our neighbors were moved after the 1st night. Sent from my SM-G960U using Forums mobile app
  14. Yes, I did. I found nothing about previous problems. But again, HAL moved our neighbors after the first night and we found a towel tucked under the 60" TV on the 3rd night so obviously an issue. Sent from my SM-G960U using Forums mobile app
  15. We were just on the Eurodam, 8173, aft Neptune Suite. Our neighbors in the balcony cabin to the right of us were moved after the first night. We had constant (awful) vibration from Day 1. I figured since we were going northbound against the Pacific current with eastward winds from the Pacific that that was the reason for our horrible noise/vibration. It wasn't until we headed southbound from Glacier Bay on the 4th day that I was concerned. I have video of the noise/vibration. I've been on 13 cruises and this was our 4th aft suite, so I know that weather, currents can be an issue with vibrations. This was unlike anything I'd experienced ever before. someone previously had put a towel behind the tv on the wall due to the noise. Let's just say I did not sleep well 5 out of the 7 nights we were onboard. We've been on the older Adventure of the Seas in an aft suite, last year, so I do know what I'm talking about, as well on the NCL Dawn and Jade in aft suites (3 times), I'm no novice, but this was beyond ridiculous. Obviously our neighbors were smarter than we were after the first night and got moved.
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