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The Big Booper

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  1. I can't figure out where the karaoke scene was filmed. It looked like the ice rink but there were tables for the audience watching and not the arena seating found on the ships.
  2. Is Strings about the history of a violin down thru a few hundred years? Too lazy to hoop up my external hard drive which has loads of pics dating back to 2005.
  3. We were on Silly in December for the usual 7 night cruise instead of the abbreviated 3 nighter you had. Our 2nd time on the ship. The ship has Love and Marriage one night @ 10:30. There are several full bore production shows in the theater, somewhat avaunt garde, which should be looked at. Well done. The sushi place on deck 5 used to be a crepes restaurant for a $5 charge. I believe it is now an ala carte dining spot. As previously noted, on RCI the happy hour runs from 5:30 to 8:30 AND you don't have to be in the designated lounge as you do on =X=. 3 free drinks nightly are preloaded on your SeaPass card which can be used at most bars on the ship. But the SkyLounge on S ships offers great views that the enclosed lounges on RCI don't offer. RCI gives balcony discounts for D and D+, I don't know if =X= offers them.
  4. Enjoying your review. We have not decided on our 2017 travel plans and are considering HOTS and a couple of smaller ships. We have been on Allure and Oasis total of 5 weeks in the past.
  5. RCI ran promotions for years, Diamonds in December. Extra point for cruises sailed in December. We did several holiday 14 night cruises out of NY on the Ex. 3 points each. Good times.
  6. What terminal at PE is Silhouette using now?
  7. What terminal is the Silhouette using at PE? We will be on it on Dec 11.
  8. Bring a big zoom for your camera. The SOL will be on the port side while docked and you can get a decent shot while at the pier.
  9. As others have said, the only reason this ship was transferred from Pullmantur (RCCL's Spanish subsidiary) back to the main US company was to service the Cuban market, where only a smaller ship could get into the harbor. The trend lately is that RCI has been missing deadlines on renovating or even finishing a new ship, look at the first couple of weeks sailing on Harmony or the month's delay on the Empress. This is on the head office in Miami.
  10. We were at Orient on Jan 21. off the Allure. The new stores are all complete, with wooden planking in front. There are several stairways down to the beach level from the raised store level. No sign that any of them have been leased out yet.
  11. Just off the Allure (Eastern route). She was jiggling quite a bit during the week, more so then on our 5 previous cruises on this class.
  12. Happy New Year Enjoyed your pictures on Flickr. We leave this Sunday on Allure. You should really try one of the big girls just once.
  13. Spain is right behind Greece in going over a fiscal cliff. Pullmantur must be having severe problems to transfer 2 ships back to RCI.
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