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Everything posted by mimi7ccr

  1. Thank you, Princeton, but I had the day of the week wrong. It will be a Saturday. Does that change anything? The Penn Station/train sounds interesting. We might do that. I went to Carmel's web page and it had a price of $52 from MCT to EWR, but did not include tolls or taxes??? Would that run it up that much, up to $85-90?
  2. What are the options for transport from Manhattan cruise terminal to EWR on a Friday morning, along with approximate costs, please? We are planning to book our return flight home around 2 or 3 p.m. Thoughts?? Thank you.
  3. I also encourage you to try the Hotel Lleo. It's right near Placa Catalunya and very close to HOHO bus.
  4. We (senior mother & daughter) are on the Vision for her TA back to Florida the end of September. As you can see, we are also near Tampa, up in Spring Hill. I will be following along, looking especially for tidbits about the ship. I'm just slightly worried it might be a long 14 days since she's getting some age on her.
  5. We just returned from E. Caribbean sailing on MSC Seaside, and I got off the ship in St. Thomas specifically to purchase Rum. We were docked at Havensight. There used to be a very cheap liquor outlet right at the top of the streets going away from the ship, but they are now gone. However, I found one right on the main street going away from the ship on the left side. Got my Brugal Anejo Rum (aged and dark) for $15.00 per bottle, large size. You can't get it in the U.S., at least we can't here in Florida. It is excellent.
  6. We just got off the Seaside last week. We had the Fantastica package and our first Etickets said we had the vouchers. So I printed off the tickets and presented them to Guest Relations, and they did give us the 2 voucher booklets, but they DID photocopy my Eticket. So go prepared and have the Etickets with you that show the drink vouchers. As nicely, and they will probably honor them. Great perk for sure!!
  7. We're on the Seaside in a couple of more weeks, so reading with great anticipation. Keep 'em comin'!!
  8. I just got our documents from our TA today and the Fantastica drink vouchers are on the tickets. It has 3 stars or asterisks right next to where it says "Fastastica Drink Package" under "What's included." And when you look at the 3 starts down below it says "12 drink vouchers." I am waiting for someone to post getting off the Seaside in April, telling us their experience. And you can be sure I will let everyone know when we sail on 4/27, if we get them or not.
  9. Thank you, RCCL Fan. That was very descriptive. We should be able to find it.
  10. We are going to Costa Maya in a couple of months and I was wondering about Tropicante. How DO you get there?? How do you really know when you are at the right place?? Could someone shed some light on this, please?? Thank you.
  11. Mine is another vote for Hotel Lleo. It's right at the top of La Ramblas, left-hand side looking up. Very convenient location. You can walk almost everywhere. Hotel is medium-sized. Small lobby but very nice rooms at a very nice price. They also h ave a small roof-top pool.
  12. Thanks so much, goneclear. Exactly the info I was looking for.
  13. She is an adult, almost a senior, like me!! I guess what I was wondering is if there is a monorail or people mover from the airport terminal to the transport center. I have located the Megabus location and it is part of the transport center near the car rentals.
  14. We're on the Vision for her September Transatlantic, so I'm eagerly awaiting the rest of your review. I know it's an older ship, but I'm old too!! LOL.
  15. We are taking a taxi to the MIA airport after our cruise into Port of Miami. Daughter is needing to hook up with a flight on Delta at 2:00 p.m. I, on the other hand, are taking the MegaBus to Tampa where I will be picked up. My bus leaves at 11:15. Our ship gets in at 5:00 a.m. and we should have plenty of time to get off with our luggage and get to the airport by 11 a.m. Should we tell the driver to let me off first at the transportation center across from MIA, or should he take my daughter to check in for her flight first?? How do we get between the airport and the transportation center for the MegaBus?? Thanks for any advice.
  16. Slightly off-topic question for Queens: Why so long from Tampa to Miami?? We are making the same drive VERY early on a Saturday morning, end of April. Which way did you go? DH wants to drive over to Yeehaw Junction and get on Turnpike and take it ALL the way down. What's your advice? Thanks so much.
  17. Thanks, Biker19. I just saw on Google maps how you stay on 395 (MacArthur Causeway) until the tunnel. Before I thought we had to exit on 2nd Avenue and then go over 5th St. Your suggestions seems a lot easier.
  18. We are boarding MSC Seaside at Terminal F, Port of Miami. My question is regarding signage from the Florida Turnpike to get over to the port. Do we get on 395 going east. Do we look for Port Signs and a tunnel sign, or do we get off on 5th Street? I just want to know if the signs will be clear for us. Thanks for any suggestions.
  19. The "sailaway" rate is the lowest price you see for a given category and it includes none of the perks, i.e. "free at sea," etc. So if you want to include the Ultimate Beverage package or UPB the rate will be usually $300 and upwards for the same category. Maybe someone else can explain it better. There's lots of information about it on this forum.
  20. Thank you for this information. We will probably do the sail away rate and get the soda package for both of us.
  21. We are debating whether to book sail away rate and buy the regular (not premium+) drink package in addition, or to pay $300/pp more and book a regular inside and get the drinks perk with "Free At Sea." Does it work out about even? We also have "cruise next" certificates to add to the mix. Thanks for any advise.
  22. I'm sorry, I meant to specify on the Seaside, but I suppose other ships might also be helpful. Thanks again.
  23. Does anyone have first-hand experience with "Easy" package; i.e., which bars were most helpful? Can you go up to bar yourself and request drink? Is cranberry vodka included? Just any information would be helpful. Thank you for any replies.
  24. Sorry, it must have been a slip of the finger!! It is definitely the 4/27 sailing. Looking forward to meeting you two also.
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