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About CateW

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    Weston, CT
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    gym, reading, sewing, movies
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Cunard, Oceania, NCL
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  1. Have a wonderful trip! We are doing Iceland on QM2 next summer and I can't wait to read all about it, enjoy every minute!
  2. Great review! I hope your recovery goes well and you are up and around asap and are pain free.
  3. Gazroberts80, thank you so much for sharing the menu's from your sailing. We're doing 21 nights on QM2 next summer, round trip NYC and there isn't one night where I couldn't find something that I would like (seafood and vegetarian). We're in Brittania Club so I know there will be a couple of other choices as well. I can hardly wait!!!
  4. Because that's what we American's do, it was a token, nothing more. Actually, I'm not really even sure what his job description is. I would never dream of having someone unpack or pack for me and I am certainly capable of making my own reservations.
  5. We are platinum with Cunard and normally sail Brittania Club, where I have always found the service to be exceptional. Our last cruise, because it really wasn't selling that well, we did a Queens Grill upgrading about 2 weeks prior to sailing. We always do auto gratuity and then tip above that for service. We tipped the QG maitre'd well because he allow some off the menu dinners for me (nothing crazy and nothing that wasn't easy to do, normally a dinner salad) and asked to repeat a delicious Canyon Ranch Dessert a few times. We also tipped the wait staff but since we only do dinner in the dining room, tipped what I thought was fair based on the service. Our room steward was excellent so he also received extra. My one pet peeve was the butler, who from the outset he made it clear that he just delivered food and canapés. I did tip him as well, but nothing over the top since he didn't really do anything over the top. I would actually prefer not to have a butler, even in the grills.
  6. There are so many deli's, you won't have any problem finding a place for breakfast. For dinner, if you fancy Asian, I love this place: http://www.taorestaurant.com/.
  7. We haven't flown in about 3 years and have cruised out of NY or Brooklyn during that time, but we are thinking about a b2b cruise that would require flying for the winter. We'll see.
  8. We're considering a b2b in February March 2020 (and since it is not part of Explore4) am wondering if it makes sense to purchase the Signature Beverage Package in advance or wait until we board. Any advantages either way?
  9. I have been eyeing a cruise to South America on Marina in January for several weeks, the entire cruise was waitlisted. On a whim, I checked again this morning and there were several PH1's available and a guarantee for a PH2 but everything else still waitlisted. It is coming close to the penalty period (in a week) so maybe that's why but I can't help but think that someone who is waitlisted missed out. Ironically, I was able to get the exact cabin that I wanted (7135) which I think will be ideal for this cruise.
  10. I was able to make all my reservations for my 10/19 sailing this morning.
  11. You can find them here: http://www.beyondships2.com/norwegian-dawn-menus.html
  12. CateW


    I'm thinking about that right now!
  13. CateW


    Good point! Thinking back on it, I did bring my laptop and probably could have streamed (maybe) since I have CBS all access. Too bad I didn't think of it.
  14. CateW


    I'm so sorry to see that you had to leave the ship for a family emergency. I hope that everything works out and that you have the opportunity to sail Azamara again soon!
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