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Blue Eyed Belfast Belle

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About Blue Eyed Belfast Belle

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Dunmurry, Belfast N.Ireland
  • Interests
    Travel, Music, Concerts, Rugby (Ireland & Ulster), Strongbow Cider(!!)
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean International
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  1. Just out of a local travel agent's Annual Cruise Fair here in Belfast, North of Ireland. I got the lady to ask the RCI rep about the confusion about the Odyssey TA. The RCI lady says that it should not have been in the brouchure as the dates and ports are still being finialized and, all being well, bookings for Odyssey will be open for all to book by end of thia month, September 2019. ⚓
  2. I would love it if either Grandeur or Enchantment came to Europe to replace Rhapsody from Venice. Someone mentioned that Marcella Discovery 3 might happen in 2021 and as these 2 are now the oldest sisters in the Vision Class it will be either one of them that will be going and I like to get the chance to sail on them before they go.
  3. Just heard that P & O has cancelled their Dubai sailings for this Winter due to the unrest in the Straits of Hormuz. Will RCI follow suit and cancel Jewel going to the region. If so, this will be the 3rd cruise I have had cancelled this year!!
  4. Brexit aside it is just too expensive to sail from Southampton even now. When RCI pulled Indy from Southampton for next year, the prices on Anthem skyrocketed!
  5. The blog is reporting that "Majesty of the Seas has been redeployed to New Orleans between January and April 2020" I only just booked Vision for March 2020 too...drat!!
  6. The prices in Europe are astronomical! It is less expensive for me to fly to the US to cruise than sailing from Europe-5 nights on Anthem next year is £800!!
  7. With Empress and Majesty no longer sailing to Cuba does Florida need 5 Oasis Class ships? Id say when Odyssey arrives Oasis or Allure will be moved on.
  8. I was due to sail on Explorer 5 night round trip from Miami on 15th March 2020. The previous few sailings are charted cruises. Last week on my Cruise Planner it changed to a 9 night dry dock cruise going from Miami to France! I called and was told that it was code red and was in the process of being cancelled. I transferred my booking to the Ovation Tokyo to Seattle TP and I hope to use my FCC from when Oasis TA had a crane fall on it. Fingers crossed there wont be any more cancellations!!!
  9. Tell me about it Joe! Hopefully I wont lose any money this time!
  10. I was due to sail on a 5 night round trip from Miami on Explorer 15th March 2020. Sometime in the last 10-14 days all the March 2020 sailings disappeared from the website and I found out some had been Chartered. On my Cruise Planner my reservation changed to a 9 night Dry Dock Cruise going from Miami on 15th March 2020 to France. I rang yesterday and yes, my cruise is a code red and is being cancelled so that dry dock can start early. Apparently it will be next week before the passengers will be informed but the call centre agent says that I can transfer to another sailing now and apply any compensation later.
  11. Just read on a sicial media group that all the 2020 UK Independance of the Seas sailings are being cancelled! Anyone any information on this?
  12. Just off Brilliance this morning. TT (sorry no surname) from the Mediterranean was the Activities Manager. He and the Entertainment staff were very visable around the ship (more so than CD Enzo) and TT did a very good 70s party (posed for pictures afterwards) and a hilarious Quest, or as they call it now Crazy Quest.
  13. So Serenade going to Oz as well as Radiance, Voyager and Ovation. http://m.royalcaribbeanpresscenter.com/press-release/1386/adventure-awaits-serenade-of-the-seas-to-call-australia-home/
  14. Abe Hughes just announced on FB he has left his CD role and has taken a shore job In the blink of an eye, it’s over.... Well, not “over”, rather the end of an incredible chapter of my life as “Your host, your Cruise Director...” Today I signed off of Symphony of the Seas and will not be returning to “ship life”. I’ve accepted a position with the Sales Team for RCI that will keep me on dry land (with of course the occasional cruise). My wife and I are expecting our first in June, and looking forward to many more exciting times ahead. Thank you all for letting me be part of your vacation experience! Until next time....
  15. What are the chances of a ship returning to New Orleans again?
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