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About balkor2

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    Cool Cruiser

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    Newport news, VA
  • Interests
    Glass of Wine, Terry Brooks, Games
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    One that does not include work

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  1. One day we will all need to sit down and laugh at all this
  2. Seriously I am in great need of a get away, get of out Dodge, go fly a kite ... but refuse to go play in the streets.
  3. Have sailed out of both Cape and Balt. Balt has been the fastest from pulling to sitting at the bar. Only Boston has been faster. First experience of Cape was 2+ hrs from parking lot to Bar. That being said I never heard an official reason took so long to get on the ship. As you have mentioned the "Quaintness", agreed! Grandeur is one of the oldest ships in the fleet. Some feel she is too old. But like many will say, She is a sweet lady with superior quality in service. She is by far one of the best for a lazy chilling cruise. She will be missed.
  4. it had been my experience that Royal Caribbean International has the most and are the most loyal customers. While I would enjoy the points, If they would I would be getting 21 'free' points 😉 That would be a generous offer from RCI but I would not expect it for, really, why "should" they. Have the best Loyalty program(s) with good Loyal People. Maybe NCL needs the help?
  5. I have been having a hard time topping a trip where everything cost less than 110 a day. Hotels cost start out at 100+ a day, food usually runs about 60 per person per day [10b + 15l + 35d]. Unless you wana live off the dollar menu for everything.
  6. In my opinion the keyword is "Need". The only NEED is eating drinking and breathing. The rest is a choice, a choice to keep relations good. A choice to minimize issues. A choice that we enjoy. While we enjoy being on early .. there is no need to be "First". Enjoy being early for do not enjoy being under the gun or running late. Reduces Stress once on ship. While have not attended Broadway (Sheltered) nor have seen all the shows. Truly enjoy the talent of the most of the shows like We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia! So most of the shows will go see Enjoy the
  7. How super cool!!!! Congratza and enjoy the time together
  8. We personally have not had experience with Formal night for Carnival Recently ~ That being said I am sure they would be fairly close to others, which are No Flip Flops No Shorts No T-Shirts So I am sure something along the means of a Button up Shirt and some form of appropriate long leg covering (not good with terms for clothes LOL) Did a google on Female Business Casual - Which is what I perceive as being "formal" for MDR. And most of what I saw I would perceive as being appropriate/acceptable . Maybe that will help? If not let me know and I will do some 're
  9. Love Love Grandeur. Great crew, great service, Relaxing lazy. Chill with your loved one while drinking a Pinot Grigio while reading a book. Have been on her several times and will be on her for the last voyage .. March 26, 2021
  10. I wondered about that .. don't have that much of an issue with humidity versus snow and cold like this morning it was 26 😞 Also in Panama Social Security and health care is accepted When closer to time will go visit and see how temps are
  11. Hmm will have to check out Colon, Panama. Am considering Panama to retire (Sell everything and move there) too but unsure due to the whole Anti-Gay ~ so am all ears
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