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  1. I’ve been on the Allure, Mariner, Liberty, Radiance (2x), and Symphony in June. Outside of the formal nights, I’ve worn a nice pair of shorts with a polo or button down to the MDR and specialty restaurants multiple times. I was far from alone and never felt out of place. Gym shorts, swim trunks, etc., are definitely not appropriate in my humble opinion. I suit up for work five times a week and a vacation where I have to dress up is not a vacation to me. I pay way to much to not dress in what I am comfortable in. Those who claim people in shorts negatively impact their dining experience choose to be miserable and simply need to re-think what should matter and not matter. I for one could care less if someone at the table next to me showed up in a tuxedo or tank top. Wear what you are comfortable wearing during your well deserved and hard earned vacation. Don’t worry about what others think. Enjoy your cruise!
  2. Hey there Cruisers, Headed out on the Symphony on July 27. I’m interested in booking the BOGO Dining package, but only interested in doing so if I can book then second meal on Day 4 or later. I am fine with first meal on Day 1. Is the Day 2 strictly enforced or has anyone had sucess booking it on there nights? Also, I am would like to book Chops + Hooked or 150 Central Park. Will this be a problem? And is $52.99 a good price for this? Can this be booked onboard for a better price or is it better to book ahead of time? I need to book the 1 device Surf and Stream package for work. Is $14.99 a good price? Does this price ever fluctuate and is there any advantage in booking once onboard as opposed to now? Much thanks in advance for your feedback!
  3. From he experience on the Allure, they are strict. My youngest was within two months from joining my oldest in then 6-8 group and also taller than half the kids in that group as well. The staff stuck with the policy, which I respect.
  4. Just booked the Symphony from Miami to Labadee, Haiti / Philipsburg, St Martin / San Juan, Puerto Rico. Has anyone tried to travel to Labadee or Philipsburg with just a US Passport card? Trying to avoid bringing our passports if possible. Thanks!
  5. Hi all, Considering a Carnival cruise after cruising mostly with RCI and a couple times with NCL over the years. We have been very happy with both RCI and NCL. Can anyone provide any feedback as to how Carnival compares to them as far as condition of ship, overall cleanliness, overall service, food quality, kids activities, onboard prices, onboard activities, etc.? My initial research seems to point in the direction of them being comparable, but I am interested in hearing from those who are more familiar with Carnival. Thanks in advance!
  6. Hi all, Considering a Carnival cruise after cruising mostly with RCI and a couple times with NCL over the years. We have been very happy with both RCI and NCL. Can anyone provide any feedback as to how Carnival compares to them as far as condition of ship, overall cleanliness, overall service, food quality, kids activities, onboard prices, onboard activities, etc.? My initial research seems to point in the direction of them being comparable, but I am interested in hearing from those who are more familiar with Carnival. Thanks in advance!
  7. Hi all, Considering a Carnival cruise after cruising mostly with RCI and a couple times with NCL over the years. We have been very happy with both RCI and NCL. Can anyone provide any feedback as to how Carnival compares to them as far as condition of ship, overall cleanliness, overall service, food quality, kids activities, onboard prices, onboard activities, etc.? My initial research seems to point in the direction of them being comparable, but I am interested in hearing from those who are more familiar with Carnival. Thanks in advance!
  8. Any links or pics greatly appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. We’ll be on the LOS July 29. Can anyone let me know the shows and their start times? I know they are scheduled to work with traditional dining times, but I would like to know the specific start times of each show to schedule My Time Dining, Specialty Dining, and Windjammer arrival time for our group of seven. Much thanks to all ... !
  10. How was the tendering process in Belize? We are thinking bout booking an excursion through a third party and concerned how long it will take to get off the ship for an early tour.
  11. Will be in Belize on Aug. 2 via RCI Liberty of the Seas. Does anyone know if the ship is docked or tendered? If tendered, how long is the tender ride? Any other feedback on the tender process for this port is much appreciated. We have an 8:30am shore excursion. Thanks.
  12. Hey there cruisers, We are booked aboard Liberty of the Seas for the Western Caribbean departing late July. Does anyone know the show lineup and schedule? I am trying to book our dining reservations. Much thanks to all!
  13. Hello all, We are booked on the Liberty of the Seas departing July 29 and our ports include Roatan, Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel. Thinking about taking our girls, ages 9 and 6 on a cave tubing excursion that includes ziplining in Belize. Not too concerned about my 9-year old, but curious if anyone has taken a 6-year old or smaller child ziplining in Belize. Any feedback as far as how your child handled? The specific shore excursion I am looking at is the only one that starts at age six. All other ziplining requires the child to be at least 8-years old. And for Roatan, Honduras, does anyone have any beach recommendations. Hoping to find a place that is not super crowded with multiple cruise ship passengers, not too far from port, with convenient transportation options, and beautiful. Hope that's not too much to ask . . . : ) Thanks in advance to all the cruisers out there!
  14. Hello all . . . we are on the July 29 RCI Liberty of the Seas sailing, which will stop in Roatan. Can anyone describe what the immediate cruise port area is like? Is the town within walking distance? Anything to do in the immediate area? Close to a beach or transportation to a beach readily available? I have no problem booking a shore excursion, but there isn't anything great for my group like the other ports of call. I don't want to book a shore excursion just to book a shore excursion. Much thanks in advance for your feedback! (I will also post this question on the Roatan board)
  15. Hello all . . . we are on the July 29 RCI Liberty of the Seas sailing, which will stop in Roatan. Can any describe what the immediate cruise port area is like? Is the town within walking distance? Anything to do in the immediate area? Close to a beach or transportation to a beach readily available? I have no problem booking a shore excursion, but there isn't anything great for my group like the other ports of call. I don't want to book a shore excursion just to book a shore excursion. Much thanks in advance for your feedback! (I will also post this question on the RCI board)
  16. For my seven-night July 29 sailing aboard Liberty of the Seas from Galveston, Cruise Planner is showing the Deluxe Package for alcoholic beverages at $45/person, which is the promotional price for one person and get the second at half price. $45/person is the sale price after the discount, which is calculated at 25% off /person. Does anyone know if this will be the best price we come across? Typically, are there deeper discounts as our sail date nears? Or will there be a better deal once we are onboard? How long will this promotion last and if taken away, will it come back? Even with the discount, it is a $700+ purchase for two, so I am a little hesitant . . . Thanks in advance for the feedback!
  17. Hello all, We're anxiously awaiting our cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas. We are scheduled to return to Galveston on Sunday, August 5 at 6:30AM. Does anyone know how long it takes to disembark on this particular ship and cruise? How smooth is the drive from Galveston into Houston on a typical Sunday, and how early of a flight out of IAH or HOU I can book. Thanks in advance!
  18. Hello CC Community, We're back again with a cruise aboard the Liberty of the Seas to the Southern Caribbean. I logged on this morning to book our meals, but was not able to coordinate with the shows, since you cannot book shows yet. Does anyone know the following: 1. When will I be able to book shows? 2. What are the show? 3. What time are the shows? As always, I'll leave a detailed review when we return. Thanks in advance for the info!
  19. Does anyone know if there is an Internet cafe or business center onboard the Breakaway? And if so, will I be able to view and print word and excel documents? Trying to avoid bringing my laptop. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  20. Can I hire any of these options to take a group of seven to the Crystal Caves? Anyone know how much? Thanks in advance. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  21. Taking the Breakaway in a couple weeks and need to take a 30-minute conference call during a sea day. Looking for suggestions on the most efficient way to make this happen. Understand that a wifi call can be affected by spotty wifi speed, but cabin phone is $4.99 a minute? Options I'm aware of are wifi call from my iPhone (AT&T), FB Messenger, iConcierge app call. Feedback and suggestions greatly appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  22. New cruiser on NCL after being a RCI loyalist for quite some time. Leaving in 19-days aboard the Breakaway from NYC to Bermuda. Always appreciative of the CC community for quick and accurate info! Here we go: 1. UBP: What "level" of drinks does the UBP include? I'm a whiskey guy, so does it cover up to Ultimate, Premium, etc.? Is there a monetary limit amount for each drink? 2. Ship to Crystal Caves: We are a group of seven, from ages 5 to 73. Any suggestions on the best way to get the entire group to the Crystal Caves? Cost info as well if available please. A little walking is okay, but not too much since the grandparents are in tow. 3. Photos: Not sure how photo packages work on NCL. If I book a package for one of our rooms, is it safe to assume as long as one person from that room is in the photo, it can be used against the package? Also, are other packages offered onboard? I'm looking for something that includes the digital version so I can print my own photos at a later time. Hopefully something for this years Xmas card. Photos of other options much appreciated. 4. iConcierge App: What is included for free? Is the fee one-time or daily? What is included with the fee? Many thanks to all in advance!
  23. First time on NCL, so we'll be boarding with the common folks. Appreciate your feedback! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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