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Chrisfromco

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About Chrisfromco

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    Johnstown, CO
  • Interests
    Cruising!! ;-)
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Carribean

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  1. Hi everyone! I am contemplating booking an aft facing veranda for an Eastern Caribbean in April. We sailed in one on the Eurodam to the Mexican Riviera in December of 2018. We loved everything about it with one exception. There was a strange vibration that wasn't constant. It would come and go. Is this typical of aft facing verandas, or was there maybe an issue with the ship? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! My other options are one of the angled balconies on either deck 4 (partially obstructed) or deck 8. Thanks in advance!! Chris
  2. Interesting responses! We are in our mid 40's and generally prefer Celebrity, but the price has gotten out of our desired range. We tried the Eurodam in December of 2018 for a Mexican Riviera cruise. We really enjoyed the ship, crew, and dining. However we found it difficult finding many people in our age demographic to hang out with. It was definitely the oldest crowd we have had in the 6 cruises we've taken. I'm looking at the Eastern itinerary on the Neiuw Statendam for 2021. I really like the feel of this ship as it seems more contemporary. Any chance this will have more folks in our range? We are not crazy party people, but we do enjoy the deck parties on NCL and Celebrity. Can we expect to find any of this on Statendam?? All the reviews showing the music venues, seem very low key. Thanks in advance for any input!
  3. Hi everyone!! We are thinking of trying out MSC in the next year or two. We would like to try one of the new ships in the Caribbean, probably February 2021. We have always booked our cruises through Costco, but MSC is not serviced as far as I can tell. Would you recommend finding a TA or booking directly? I know we're not supposed to ask about specific companies here, but I'm just not quite sure of the best place to start. I was hoping to get some OBC or some other perk that a TA may provide. Thanks in advance for any help!
  4. Hey everyone!! I'm on the Getaway leaving this weekend from New Orleans. I'm trying to decide which internet package I need. My choices are Unlimited Wifi or Unlimited with Streaming. My reason for needing the internet is that I need to be able to work some on the trip. I have to access the web for some small files to download and I will need to be able to upload files in the range of 5-10MB each. Am I ok with the regular internet or should I pay the extra for the "streaming" one?? Does anyone know the difference in bandwidth between the two? Thanks!! Chris
  5. Sthrngary Thanks very much for the info! Your review was terrific! Very helpful! The video posted above was great to get a visual of the area as well! Thanks again everyone! This is why I love Cruise Critic! So many helpful people here!!
  6. Awesome! Thank you all for the info!! Much appreciated!
  7. Hi there! We are cruising in a week or so on the Getaway out of New Orleans. Due to the ncaa championship, I had to book a hotel close to the airport. I've read it's best to get dropped off away from the actual Port terminal and just walk a short distance. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated!! As a side note, I'll be creating a YouTube video from this trip so if there's anything you would like me to cover, just mention it here and I'll make sure to get some footage. Thanks in advance for your feedback! Chris
  8. We were on the Escape two years ago and all the playoff games were on. Some just in the casino. I remember one of the games being on the large screen in Spice H2O.
  9. Hi there! Thanks for all the great pics and info!! Really enjoying it! I'm debating taking some work with me on our trip (Jan 12th) Is the internet reliable enough to upload files? (smaller than 15mb) I'm flexible in the time of day. I was thinking of upgrading to unlimited. Any thoughts on this? Thanks! Chris
  10. Hey guys, I'm going to try and attach a Google photo album of the dailies from our Eurodam trip in December. Let me know if you are able to view them. Chris https://photos.app.goo.gl/quNhRA8QGgtnaAib6
  11. Thanks for the info! At least it allows me a 1st night discount pre-cruise. Hopefully we can negotiate for a couple more onboard
  12. Hey Everyone! I just booked a 5 night cruise on Equinox for January 4, 2020. In my cruise planner it doesn't show options for dining packages? It shows a discount for 1st night dining in Specialty Restaurants but not a multi night option. Is this just a web glitch or is it not available on shorter cruises? We usually book Aqua class, but a regular balcony is $600 less. So I thought we could just purchase a Specialty restaurant package instead. Our main objective with this cruise is to get on the Equinox post "Revolutionizing" Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!! Chris
  13. I think as long as you are flexible, you should be able to have the Captain perform the ceremony. I would suggest talking with the cruise director as soon as you get on board to make arrangements.
  14. For us it was the Captain. We were very fortunate in that, we were the only ones doing the vow renewal on this cruise. It was a great experience and well worth the price. First class all the way. The Cruise Director coordinated everything and the Captain was very gracious with his time!
  15. Hi everyone! I was able to purchase a vow renewal package through our online account on HAL. This will be for the December 9th Mexico sailing. Does anyone know if I should contact HAL to arrange any other details, or is it just a set time that the ship determines? The package states that it includes dinner at the Pinnacle Grill and a photo with the Captain. It was surprisingly inexpensive. Anything else I should be aware of? It's just the two of us celebrating. Thanks in advance for your help!
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