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  1. We tried it a couple of weeks ago. The food was very good, but the menu is different than on the other ships. It, and the show, were created specifically for the Edge.
  2. Edward, I follow your live threads and am enjoying this. Is it OK if I email the pdf to my friends who will join us on their first X cruise next month? (They started cruising in 2017 after they told me they never wanted to go on a cruise and I found one for us to do together).
  3. Off topic, but how is the lounge? We're going to have several hours to kill there in February.
  4. Best of luck with your treatment, and I'm glad it was caught early. My sister had a stage 1 tumor 20 years ago. She had a reoccurance over the summer, and is now going through several months of chemo, followed by mastectomy (same breast). The good news is that the chemo is to shrink the tumor, as they don't think it spread. So the mastectomy will be the end of it. So I echo what Patricia said about mammograms. Don't skip them. BTW, her first was found in her baseline mammo at 35 years old.
  5. I've been on the Equinox twice and the Reflection once. I think I prefer the Equinox, although I did like the Lawn Club Grill and Q'sine (second is gone, though). I found them more the same than different though. One thing that's nice on the Equinox is the Sky Lounge - it goes more around the front of the ship. On the Reflection, there are rooms carved out of one half. That said, I'd go on either.
  6. My cruise shows the old price of 109 for a 3 pack.
  7. I was on a Princess ship tour and learned that helicopters are more the last resort. The patient has to be so sick that they would die of the ship headed to the nearest port, but not so sick that the ride would kill them. So, used as little as possible.
  8. But the big orange contraption is a nice handle that you can use to put it in the shopping cart that's the Star and Golden Princess. Shopping bag in shopping cart.
  9. My experience on the Reflection with Luminae was that when we went around 8 or so there wasn't a wait. The one exception was the night we were in Sicily, with a 7pm departure and then it was full. Katya (hostess) sent us to Michael's club and called when a table was ready. She said it was because everyone came around 7:15 because of the late port departure. My sister and I also one wait night on the Equinox but I don't remember why.
  10. I was a bit surprised to read this - glad for the OP but surprised. I thought that a willful violation of the PSVA (ie, not something unavoidable such as a mechanical problem -Grand Princess Hawaii 2016) could result in the cruiseline being denied entry to the US in the future. I could be wrong on that. In July, we were to board the Equinox in Miami. Our flight the day before got cancelled, so we rebooked on another airline, and that fight was almost cancelled too. The day was a mess, but we got there. The first stop was Key West, and I was wondering if X would let us board there the next day. Our case would have been weather.
  11. On our cruise, the control panel said it was disabled, but we were able to open and close it from the buttons at the window itself.
  12. I believe they have stated that passengers would not be on it when moving.
  13. We were in an S2 on the Equinox last year. We heard occasional noise but not much, and it wouldn't stop me from booking an S2 again.
  14. I found the IV to feel tight on space, but our bed was against the balcony so maybe your layout is better. And I didn't like the bathroom - the toilet seems to be right up against the shower, so it seemed tight. But I've been in Sky Suites and on Princess in mini suites for the most part, so my expectations might be skewed.
  15. And of course families with kids often also eat early. I went in April/May and September, so probably had the age skew at both ends.
  16. The first because it was 12 days and Alaska. Alaska tends to have a lot more older cruisers who like to eat early. I was trying not to say that.
  17. On ours, the anytimers were few, but recently it was Alaska, and that tends to have more cruisers who like to eat early.
  18. I don't think so - I think it's when people want to eat. Our last two cruises we were in Club Class. The rest of the dining room was early traditional/ late anytime. It was almost deserted by 7:30.
  19. I ordered mine for the January 20 Eclipse cruise. I hope they'll show up sometime in the next week. I think I ordered them last Sunday or Monday.
  20. I'm thinking that maybe they'll do what they do in Blu - add some basic always available items. Though if they did, it would be nice if they did it like Princess does in their dining rooms (or used to) - each night there was a different preparation offered on the basic items.
  21. oops - repetition of information.
  22. I was on one of the preview cruises, so I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts.
  23. Mine on Eclipse for January shows 109.00 for the 3 again, but if I add it to the cart it asks for time on the first night and it shows all times at 129.00. False advertising? I'm debating calling Captain's Circle and asking them to honor it.
  24. I asked about ordering from other restaurants and the hostess confirmed (we weren't eating there, just wandering the ship) that you couldn't order off the main menu as the galleys were decks apart. I asked what you'd do if you didn't like the Luminae menu - she said they'd call down to the dining room (I guess of your choice) and make a reservation for that night for you. So I guess it's either or.
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