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    Rochester NY
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    Holland America, Royal Caribbean
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  1. Our Anthem cruise 29th (5 nt Bermuda) is providing us with these showtimes: The Gift 10pm -> 10:50 pm, Day1 Spectra's Caberet 7:30pm -> 8:25pm, Day2 WWRY 6:30pm -> 8:20pm, Day4 We have MDR early seating at 5:30pm, so we are planning of scheduling 2 of our 3nt specialty dining dates on Day 2 and Day 4. Although I expect Day 4 is the only real issue.
  2. It seems that the many responses to this thread does a great deal to explain why RCI requires the "all in room must buy drink package" feature. I don't expect the bartenders to keep track of the family groups and their drinking habits/preferences. There is usually a server approaching us trying to serve us drinks. We can each use our cards to get what we want. Or, more likely, I am at a table in the casino and my family is asleep in the room. The servers find me for the tips.
  3. We have often had to exchange our mugs at boarding since they seem to always be the same color. I don't mind mixing cups with my wife, but not our 25 yr old son's mug!๐Ÿคฎ
  4. Our RoyalUp for our Anthem on June 29th was bid on (not sure when they offered it) was bid on April 27th.
  5. When we were on the LotS b2b in early April, the silverware in the WJ was hit or miss re: wrapped vs unwrapped. Never sure from day 2 day what we would find.
  6. We have often used it away from the machines, at bars & restaurants. Cans are sometimes provided for coke zero in our experience.
  7. We are doing a land/sea trip on the noordam in July 2019. The schedule we got was with the booking confirmation. Hope this helps a bit at least. WED 24JUL19 Anchorage Area Hotel 1D 1 THU 25JUL19 Transfer Hotel/Rail Depot 1 THU 25JUL19 Mckinley Explorer: Anchorage/Talkeetna 1 9:15am 12:15pm THU 25JUL19 Mckinley Explorer: Talkeetna/Denali 1 12:35pm 4:40pm THU 25JUL19 Transfer Rail Depot/Hotel 1 THU 25JUL19 Denali Area Hotel 3D 1 FRI 26JUL19 Am Tundra Wilderness Tour 1 SAT 27JUL19 Denali Day At Leisure 1 SUN 28JUL19 Denali/Seward Coach 1 7:00am 5:00pm SUN 28JUL19 Sail from Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, US 8:00pm MON 29JUL19 Sea Day TUE 30JUL19 Glacier Bay 2,3 8:30am 6:30pm WED 31JUL19 Haines, Alaska, US 6:30am 9:00pm THU 01AUG19 Juneau, Alaska, US 4 8:00am 6:00pm FRI 02AUG19 Ketchikan, Alaska, US 11:00am 7:00pm SAT 03AUG19 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage 2 SUN 04AUG19 Debark Ship Vancouver, B.C., CA 7:00am
  8. We have had the soda and voom package on several cruises, and our son (25 yo) has had plenty of internet access. It should be more than sufficient for your Granddaughter. Enjoy your multi-generation cruise.
  9. We were on a b2b on liberty last month and had a 3-day dining package each week. We were able to book all 3 each cruise on day 1 of each cruise. We loved Sabor and visited it twice on the second cruise. The second time we ate there, we told our waiter that we were hesitant on coming back there due to the night in question being lobster night. He assured us that he would provide us with the dining room lobster (2 each) on that night along with whatever else we wanted. We booked it and , if we had not been so stuffed, he had offered us additional lobster tails. As to your actual question, Liberty does not really pick the 1st or 2nd night restaurant, Book it when you board. We enjoyed every restaurant there. Even Johnny Rockets for lunch and a milkshake.
  10. We have cruised on Anthem twice, Grandeur 3 times, a b2b on Liberty and we have a b2b on Harmony in December. There is always something that either we were unable to do on a previous trip and also there is always things we wanted to do again. We did a b2b on the HAL Veendam to Alaska ans also then did a 17 day trip to Hawaii on the Veendam. Cruising works for us.
  11. I noticed tonight that some excursions and the soda package was reduced this weekend on all 4 of our upcoming cruises with Royal. Every little bit helps๐Ÿค—
  12. On page 4 of our Noordam "Guest Booking Confirmation" there is a detailed itinerary for our July 24th D2L triple denali. Check your docs.
  13. We will be visiting Bermuda next month for the 1st time. We are bringing our passports. Not sure if they will be required in Bermuda, but we will have them onboard just in case.
  14. We have sailed on RCL for 4 years. Our first trip was given to us by a land-based casino and the package included free drinks in the ship casino. All of the following bookings have been with club royal and provided casino drinks at no charge. We always purchase the soda package for non-alcohol soda/seltzer. I will have an occasional drink at a show or dinner, but maybe a total of 4or5 on a 7-day cruise. We recently became Diamond, so we can also have 3 drinks per day during the evening period. On the last 2 cruises, I believe I used that benefit 3 times in 2 weeks. My suggestion is, if you drink 5-10 drinks a year, you would be better off spending ~$10 per drink for an occasional drink on the cruise. Unless you and your wife each have 5 or more drinks each day of your cruise, you will save big $s by not buying the packages. Whatever you decide, enjoy your cruise!
  15. For the 3 of us it was ~$900. We decided to spend it on excursions (or at the Casino once onboard). ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ง
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