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About PigsCanFly

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  • Location
    Rochester NY
  • Interests
    golf, gambling
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Holland America, Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    St Martin

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  1. We always cruise with our son who is a fullsized adult. He prefers the sofa bed and often has it left closed to sleep on. Climbing up/down to upper bunk is less convenient for a 6'2" adult male. He did enjoy it when he was much younger though.
  2. My wife and I are also in our early 60s. We sail on Holland America with our son (27yo). We have sailed on several cruises on HAL and have 3 booked. We love HAL for the crew. The entertainment has never disappointed for us. The Planet Earth shows are phenomenal and the Lincoln stage shows also enjoyable. The main stage shows are not Broadway but are always great. The food is very good. We celebrated our 25th anniv. with my mother , our son and 2 great friends on the Veendam in Alaska. We also took the Veendam to Hawaii and have sailed Neiuw Amsterdam, Noordam and Zuiderdam . I recomme
  3. The jr suite we are in was casino comped. All we paid was the 3rd person costs and a small upcharge for 2 of us for the 2 person to 3 person upgrade (and Tax/Fee/Port). I am the only drinker (wife and son do not) and I do most of my partaking while in the casino (Masters tier) with an occasional use of the Diamond drinks when the casino is not open. I will keep the RoyalUp $ for casino play. To each their own.
  4. We got a Royal Up Bid request for our Sept 26th Oasis cruise on Friday and again today. Minimum bids ranged from $5000. pp (Royal Loft Suite) to $300. pp (1 br Grand Suite). We are 3 in a Junior Suite and will likely not be bidding. We like Junior Suites. But maybe it implies that the ship will sail!
  5. We cruised out of Galveston once 2-3 years ago. We flew in and out of Hobby, but we stayed overnight in Houston at both ends and booked and used a limo service to get to/from the ship to the hotel. The BW provided shuttle from/to the airport. It all went well. I believe the limo was Groundlink.
  6. I just checked our access to cruise planner , final score wait 15 minutes beat access 10-0
  7. I hope that it sails. We are on it the week after you!
  8. We are also due to be there on Odyssey on that day. I hope that we can each wave from our ships.
  9. The drink vouchers are nice perks during days that the casino is closed. They will fill in for the tier perks with the free drinks. I usually leave the casino late in the evening with a bottle or two of water for the stateroom. I am certain that I never came close to the 3 per day Diamond drinks even when they changed to any bay during the HH. I might have used it 2 or 3 days during a seven day cruise at the pub for a draft.
  10. As long as they do not require us to get tested in Canaveral or Lauderdale the day before we sail the second half. ( realize it is not really a B2B, but it does raise the same concerns as the OP). We are also on a "real" B2B in November on Symphony and a December B2B on Rotterdam. Did I mention we were really having cruise withdrawal? As for the Victory Casino cruise, I imagine we will likely be saving our gambling $ for the second half.
  11. We have a B2B in Jan'22 getting off Sym in Mia and boarding Ody in FLL the next day. We are also on a B2B in Mar'22 , getting off Rhap in Tampa and boarding Harm in PCL the next day. We are all vaccinated and hope that does help with a B2B procedure.
  12. We are in NY state and were able to get to get an app from NYS showing that each of us has a complete vaccination. Not sure if other states offer that. We also keep our cdc paper copies with our passports.
  13. We have been on Oasis Class on deck 6 a couple of times. Not in the last 18 months, so not sure exact room #s. On that class, deck is handy to anything on the Boardwalk. we have never had issues from entertainment venues being noisy in our room. Our only cruise stateroom noise issue was a VERY loud family next door , whose family discussions (not arguments) came thru the connecting doors. At least it happened during daylight hours, so not really an issue. We had a 8th floor Boardwalk balcony right next to Dazzles on the Oasis and the only sounds we heard from the Balcony was the Merry-go
  14. I believe that you have stated it very well. We cruise because we enjoy the cruise experience. We do some stuff that others do not. Good for us, good for them.
  15. We are booked on the Enchantment out of Baltimore on Oct 21'2021. We hope it goes as planned.
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