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  1. The closest liquor store is a state store  next to the  grocery store near the train station. It's about a ten minute walk from the ship. It's away from the boardwalk where the ship docks. It's not the duty free that most people associate with the Caribbean.

  2. 1 hour ago, Crusin Karen said:

    I thought Odyssey had a retractable roof over one of the pools? Thinking

    of booking for March from NY. One more question: are the buffet dinners in Windjammer similar to what’s offered in the MDR? And can you view menu in advance? 

    You may a find a few of the items on a given day, but don't count on it. The MDR menus are usually the same fleetwide. I don't know if the WJ dinner menus are consistent fleetwide, in my experience there's nothing in writing. Some ships may have theme nights in the WJ on occasion, and the theme is printed in the compass.

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  3. On 4/13/2024 at 2:02 PM, rjrpar said:

    We ran into very similar scams in Cozumel and Roatan last month right at the port side shops.  They always try to get you inside their store/booth to demonstrate the product and then complete the scam

    The cruise lines must be aware of this but resist telling everyone that their port stops are risky

    You fell for it, plain and simple.. That old saying still carries weight today. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

  4. Royal's IT staff has just outdid themselves. I did  a check-in for our upcoming Symphony cruise in May. I used the drop-down menu for state and guess what, New Jersey was missing, along with all states starting with "New". I guess geography is not their strong suite either. So I used Nevada just to complete the process. There's no cross checking between zip and state so I got through.

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  5. On 3/30/2024 at 10:39 PM, DragonOfTheSeas said:

    During dinner tonight, one of the crew-members dressed up and walked through the various dining rooms, entertaining the kids while they were waiting in line and at the tables.


    it appeared when he was walking that the alien was carrying him, and then he had a baby doll in his arms that moved its arms and head. It was really something. Ha ha ha.  As if the “my time dining” lines weren’t crazy enough already.😜


    he was happy for me to take his picture



    I've seen him outside the WJ greeting breakfast passengers three different cruises this year. Always friendly and happy.

  6. 6 hours ago, Beer Belly said:

    Looking forward to your semi-live review, will be boarding April 15. Interested in if it is possible to park in parking garage.

    Yes in the fall/winter when there's only one ship in Cape Liberty. In the spring/summer where multiple ships are sailing from there, it is usually just for handicap parking. April 15 should be fine.

  7. 1 hour ago, DragonOfTheSeas said:

    This is the actual itinerary. 😊






    We have been to each of these ports, so we know what to expect.


    At Port Canaveral we have booked the Ron Jon shuttle.  This takes us to Cocoa Beach. I was able to book this on Black Friday for ~$15/pp.  Even with 3 people it is not that much more than RT Uber.  YMMV




    This is a picture of Shepard Park.  the bus drops off a parking lot just across the street from the park--which is really just a small square with a nice bath house.  The small gray tent at the beach entrance is where you rent chairs/umbrellas.  There is a restaurant beside the park and a 7-Eleven beside the bus parking.  We have found this to be a very convenient location and not much parking.  


    At Cocoa Cay we have day passes to Hideaway Beach.  I originally bought the for $75 each on the day the opened.  However, the priced dropped twice since then and we got them for ~$29. That seemed like a good price for an adults only area with a heated pool. Woo Hoo!


    perfect-day-map-marketing-reveal.pdf 1.82 MB · 2 downloads


    I will likely just get off and walk around the new port area in Nassau.  It is not one of my favorite port.  However, I want to see the improvements.





    About a block from the 7-11 in Cocoa Beach is a store called The Lime Shop (or something like that). Great selection inside. You got to try their ice, key lime pie is fantastic.

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