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    Oxford, MS
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    cruising, Ole Miss football, my 2 wonderful boys
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    don't really have one. Favorite port to embark so far is San Juan.

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  1. Saint John, New Brunswick you can take a 2 hour tour on one of their City Transit buses for $25 US. Harold was our driver/tour guide and he was a fount of information. It was a great tour! In Bar Harbor, we actually did 2 tours with Oli's Trolley. The first one is of the downtown area for 30 minutes and cost $15. The second was the 2 1/2 hour Acadia National Park tour which was $40. In Halifax, we rented a car and drove up to the Wolfsburg area and toured a winery and had lunch there. We also drove to a couple of the Titanic cemeteries. All totaled, I think it was about $125 for car rental and gas (which I just had them refill since I didn't want to drive around finding a gas station - way more expensive or I could have done the entire day for about $100).
  2. We were in Bar Harbor on 10/4 and the tender to town was nice and smooth, but the tender back at 3:30pm was rough. There were waves that we hit that broke over the top of the tender and water came in through some holes. The people that were sitting up front got so wet. It took almost 30 minutes to get from the pier back to the ship because of the rough water. I was so thankful I had taken my Bonine or things could have gotten really ugly.
  3. Just an update - we made our flight with plenty of time to spare. We did not do self-assist, we were in Group 3 & 4 which was right after the self-assist, suites, and those with RCL status. That being said, we had some luck in that a group from Atlanta that were on the same flight as us let us cut in line so that saved some time. They had said they were in line for an hour when our group was called. The other thing that saved us some time was that we got a porter to take our luggage to the taxi area and we were able to bypass that line as porters got priority status from the guards. We made it to the airport and were through security by about 9am. Would I do this again? NOT EVER if I can possibly avoid it. It was just too stressful - although some of that could be the angst I felt from my mother.
  4. Could be. I haven't responded to it. I just didn't want to take chances that it also might be legit if someone did actually lose something. Yeah - well I am an Ole Miss Rebel for a reason I guess! :)
  5. This is a long shot, but I just received an email about an item found in Cabin 9256. I was in this cabin 9/29-10/6. The item is not ours as my mother nor I lost anything. If you were in this cabin and lost something, here is the email I received: Thank you for choosing to sail with us on your recent cruise vacation. We hope you had a wonderful time! Our records indicate that an item has been found on your recent cruise that might belong to you. If you left an item(s) when you disembarked, please visit www.chargerback.com and create a Lost Report, providing a detail description of your lost item(s). This will initiate the mailing process of your lost item. Please note, in general ships store found items for 30 days. Thank you for cruising with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Sincerely, Lost and Found Team Royal Caribbean International CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE: This message may contain confidential or legally privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or taking any action in reliance on these contents is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by responding to this e-mail and then delete it from your system. Hope you can get your lost item returned to you. Cross posted on the Roll Calls for the 2 cruises prior to mine and the one after mine.
  6. Not sure if it's the best, but my mom and I are doing a Lighthouse Tour in Portland through Portland Discovery Tours. Guess I'll find out in October if it's the best port for tours.
  7. My mom and I are doing a tour of Portland on a fire truck. Check out portlandfiretours.com. We are then going to eat lunch and then take a Lighthouse Tour through Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours (portlanddiscovery.com). In Saint John, NB (I assume that's where you are talking about) we are doing a tour on one of the city transit buses. Check out thinktransit.com. It's only a 2 hour tour, but we're going to play the rest of the day by ear and just see what we can find to do. As someone else mentioned, Trip Advisor is a great resource for finding tours such as this. It is actually where I found these tours. No they aren't private, but they are also not a cruise ship excursion so they are much smaller.
  8. My mom and I are doing this tour this fall. I can come back in October and let you know how it was. As for websites, try thinktransit.com and then click on City Tours. I found the tour via TripAdvisor. They don't take advance reservations and payment is only via cash, but for $25US, mom and I thought it was worth trying. The pickup/drop off point is "just up the street from the cruise terminal on Water Street".
  9. Guess I'm going to have to build in a little extra time to turn in my rental car and get back to the ship then. Might have to cut one of the Titanic cemeteries.
  10. It was 9 years ago that this happened, and I thought I had read somewhere that back then there was no priority boarding for Jr. Stes. I know Coastal Kitchen didn't exist on the AOS 9 years ago. Good to know for future reference though if I'm ever sailing with other friends or family.
  11. I was thinking the same thing. Maybe they are "loosening the purse strings" a little more trying to keep shareholders happy.
  12. But mine was a refundable deposit! I wanted the refundable deposit because my mom is 82 and "just in case" something came up and we had to cancel. So far so good, doesn't look like we'll have to cancel. In fact, my mom is renewing her passport so hopefully we'll find ways to use it over the next 10 years! 😀
  13. Gosh I hope so! We continue to be shareholders for a reason. I would think they would make it worth our while...even if we don't sail with them often.
  14. I originally submitted via email about 6 months before the cruise and then again via snail mail 5 months before the cruise. I guess you could submit right after you book the cruise if you wanted.
  15. No! That's why I was so surprised. I booked online direct with RCCL and it was part of the booking deal. I don't remember what the sale was - 30% off each guest and $100 OBC or something like that. I booked it 18 months ago and I've watched a lot of football since then and consumed much alcohol drowning my sorrows, so my memory isn't quite what it used to be. 😄
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