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    Little Rock, Arkansas
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    travel, singing, playing piano, reading
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    Royal Caribbean
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  1. wrp96

    Infinity 4-night AMA!

    I was glad to see it, but my friend in the regular line got through faster than we did in the GE line, as the GE line didn't move for over 10 minutes and when it did start moving they were alternating with the line next to us. It looked like maybe the computer went down in that line.
  2. wrp96

    JADE CRUISE CANCELED DURING CRUISE

    Hopefully you never have to go through this again, but if you ever are, send someone down to medical to get you anti-anxiety meds.
  3. wrp96

    JADE CRUISE CANCELED DURING CRUISE

    In previous events, they made special arrangements for those that were truly unable to fly (e.g. medical reasons). It usually involved having to wait for space on another cruise ship stopping in that port that was sailing back to the mainland. I know in previous events Carnival put people on RCCL and NCL ships that had availability. I imagine NCL is doing the same. But those people would definitely have to make sure NCL was aware of their issue, because the general expectation will be that you will be accommodated on those charter flights.
  4. Some people changed for dinner. Some didn't. I usually did because it was hot when we were there and I didn't like feeling sweaty, but I don't think that will be an issue in November.
  5. Sitting in the airport waiting for my flight home from Zurich after a fantastic Rhine cruise and post cruise in Switzerland on AmaKristina. I’m a gentle walker and there were times I had my own tours and they still offered them. On the post cruise, the extra excursions were worth it. And the hotels were wonderful. For my post cruise transfers, our post cruise guide literally met my car and helped me through check in all the way to security. I will try to post more when I get home, if anyone has any questions.
  6. Re: adapters. There are USB ports by the bed and European plugs. They do have a few adapters available at reception to borrow if you don’t have one. With the USB plugs I haven’t needed to pull out my own adapters.
  7. So haven’t seen binoculars for use onboard but they do have umbrellas, walking sticks, canes with seats, Nordic sticks, etc for use on tours. One comment about the AMA app. Precruise I really wondered how useful it would be but it’s especially nice because your daily cruiser is in it (they upload it while you are at dinner the night before) and you can see on a map exactly where you are on the journey. I’m currently having a fantastic time on AmaKristina on the Rhine. The chef is making me my own lunch tomorrow because he is from Indonesia and I raved about a dish from his country. They truly take care of you onboard and want to make your time special.
  8. So haven’t seen binoculars for use onboard but they do have umbrellas, walking sticks, canes with seats, Nordic sticks, etc for use on tours. One comment about the AMA app. Precruise I really wondered how useful it would be but it’s especially nice because your daily cruiser is in it (they upload it while you are at dinner the night before) and you can see on a map exactly where you are on the journey. I’m currently having a fantastic time on AmaKristina on the Rhine. The chef is making me my own lunch tomorrow because he is from Indonesia and I raved about a dish from his country. They truly take care of you onboard and want to make your time special.
  9. I’m onboard right now and haven’t seen any but I’ll look tomorrow just to maje sure.
  10. I typically pack everything in my suitcase in giant ziploc bags. It keeps stuff from getting wet - from rain, broken liquor bottles, open toiletries etc. Plus it helps organize the suitcase. And, as I fly to port, it means that if TSA has to search my bag they can easily see everything and don't have to touch my stuff.
  11. wrp96

    Upgrade to handicap unit?

    If you booked a guarantee, then you get what you get unfortunately. If you booked oceanview guarantee, and are still in at least an oceanview, then you wouldn't really have cause to complain about the "upgrade." An oceanview on deck 10 would be a 6N right at the very front of the ship. The deck 3 cabin is a 1N, and closer to the elevator (so faster access to other floors), plus it is bigger (due to being handicap accessible), so there are some advantages for this cabin over one on deck 10. Now, if you booked the specific cabin on deck 10, and truly are unhappy about the upgrade, then your TA should be pushing to get your original cabin back.
  12. We did it twice on my first river cruise, which was only one week. I was with a group, and when we boarded they had arranged for our group to do chef's table that first night to make sure we had a chance to do it together without pushing out anyone else that wanted to do it during the cruise. Then we actually did it again later in the cruise with various people we had made friends with. The food was wonderful and the windows gave a beautiful setting for the meal.
  13. I'm guessing this was a "Everyone pay me, and then I'll pay the cruiseline myself" kind of deal so no credit card protections. I know for my senior class trip, we held rummage sales etc, to raise the money which went into a pool to cover the trip.
  14. We like to announce the floors as we stop at each one: "Housewares, Shoes, Menswear, etc"
  15. Along similar lines, we had running jokes going with our wait staff one cruise. Things like spelling things out in pepper on the table after they walked away (we cleaned it up ourselves), etc. Our favorite though was the last formal night, after our waiter took our orders, we cleared everything off the table (putting it in our laps), and reset the table with plastic plates, cups, utensils, etc that we had borrowed from the Windjammer. Our assistant waiter came back first and doubled over with laughter. Our headwaiter then saw it and doubled over with laughter. Other waiters and assistant waiters delayed their departure from the station near us to see our waiter's reaction. He walked up with a full tray, did a double take, and kept walking to the station. And then doubled over with laughter. Another cruise we had a large group of us, with some in traditional dining and some in My Time. The traditional folks had a table in the center of the bottom of the dining room, and our tables happened to overlook theirs. So we, along with our awesome waitstaff (who gave us some suggestions on what to do), had fun. One night, we sent down a plate of broccoli for a person at the table we knew doesn't eat vegetables (don't worry someone else at the table ate it). As this was a Canada/New England cruise, in one of the last ports we bought a stuffed lobster toy, and then our waiters delivered it down to their table on a silver platter under a dome. The entire dining room was trying to figure out what was going on with this big production coming down the stairs into the middle of the dining room.
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