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  1. I'm a solo traveler too. I do 5 day cruises. I'm going on a 5 day Sensation cruise on Monday. I got a good deal because it originally was going to Cuba, but cruise line had to cancel that, so a lot of people cancelled the cruise altogether. The best deal I ever got was through NCL. 2 years ago in October after the big hurricane wiped out the eastern islands, no one wanted to switch to a western caribbean cruise, so again people cancelled cruise. I got a balcony with no single supplement and with a sale price! Thanks for your review. Looks like you had a fun time!
  2. Enjoying your review! The shrimp on that ship looks so good! I love a good shrimp cocktail. Ok, I have been to st. Maarten twice - once to orient bay beach and once to mullet bay beach. Can someone explain/educate me on great bay, Holland house, I have never heard of this. Sounds like another good beach. Thanks for taking time to post photos, looks like you are having a great time.
  3. The waiting is the worst. That’s the one negative about cruising, when the weather goes bonkers and the cruise lines have to wait until last minute to inform you of the cruise plan. To all those with Bermuda cruises, hang in there.
  4. I did it 3 weeks out. I am a solo traveler and NCL had a great deal of NO single supplement plus a great sale price and I got a balcony. I was able to choose my room too. I do agree with Saint Greg about it being only a week out because you might get stuck with whatever room they have left. (under pool area, below all the kitchens, next to crew work areas) See what ship you want to go on and check out the deck plans and call to see if what rooms they have left. I always have to pick my room because I am a very light sleeper, but if this is not a problem for you, and you don't have any preferences about staterooms, then I say go for it and have a great time! Happy 20th anniversary!!! Congrats!
  5. @PelicanBill Thank You. @Brina424 I’d be nervous too, especially if I had my grandparents with me. My one and only experience with bad weather is the cruise line cancelled our cruise. I realize that does not help you, and I don’t want to add to anxiety. Call Royal and see if or what their Plan B is. The waiting is the worst. Sending you good thoughts and wishes.
  6. October 2018 Carnival Conquest - Margaritaville was very packed and extremely loud. We walked thru Margaritaville and then walked down to Jack's Shack. The water was much better down at Jacks Shack - no seaweed. The water in front of Margaritaville had a lot of seaweed. Jack's Shack was packed by the time we left to go back to the ship at 3 pm. Walked back down the beach to go back and we walked back thru Margaritaville to go on ship and we wanted to check out the pool to take a dip, and someone working there was fishing out a used tampon from the pool. Needless to say we did not go in the pool. Yikes! We had a fun day at Jack's Shack. There is a guy with a bunch of different kinds of inflatable mats and you pay $10 and you can use any of the mats or toys all day. Happy Sailing everyone!!
  7. Turn right Jerry!! Turn to the right!!
  8. TD 10 has me worried, I’m flying to Miami on Sunday 9/22 to board ship Monday 9/23. Nassau on Tuesday, Half moon cay on Wednesday, Grand Turk Thursday. Glad I bought insurance.
  9. Thank you for your response. One question - do they have umbrellas down on the beach with lounge chairs?? That's where I want to be, but I need shade. Glad you liked the beach. Thanks again.
  10. Reading a good book in the Serenity Area (adults only) of the ship.
  11. We loved it. We rented a cabana/bungalow for $200 #8 it is for 4 people. There was 2 of us. Very small inside, table 4 small chairs, a/c, they delivered drinks (2 sodas, 2 waters per each person). They also gave us small veggie and fruit tray and chips and salsa and guacamole and sour cream. There is loungers out in front of your cabana. There is rocks as you get into water but once you are in water a ways out no rocks. We went in October 2018 so it was not crowded at all. We were the only ship there. There were no people out in the extra loungers in front of our cabana, so our view was not blocked in any way. The food area was crowded when we walked by it.
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