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    Connecticut, USA
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    Living Life
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Wherever the ship stops

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  1. Finally won a t-shirt yesterday on the Grandeur and only because the nice lady at the next slot machine told me so. I never thought they "paid" out.
  2. Take this price asap even if you are on the fence. You can always cancel & repurchase if the price drops or cancel entirely if you change your mind. Best price I found for 3-night package on Grandeur was $69 for sailing this Saturday.
  3. If you are on a ship where you do not get your SeaPass card until rooms open, you can use the app (if available on that ship) or hand the bar staff your Set Sail Pass - that also shows what drink package you have as well. Have fun!
  4. You should have a very similar experience in the MDRs on Royal as you have had on NCL. Although there are 4 dining rooms (named and decorated differently) on the Anthem, there is no difference to the service or menus offered. Your Seapass card will tell you what floor MTD is on and you will be seated at a 2-top. If you generally eat later there shouldn't be much of a wait for a table even if you choose not to make reservations for dinner. Just note that most 2 tops I have seen on Anthem are very close to the next 2 top. Feel free to ask for a 2 top on its own if you wish, they will do their best to make you happy. Have a great trip!
  5. Surely, someone in your group should take the Playmakers Challenge! I will kick in a little OBC for it! Do you mind if I call you Shirley?
  6. Yes you can bring your own hairdryer with you.
  7. Does the other half of the "we" still want to go - alone or with a different person?
  8. If you purchase internet access via the cruise planner, you pay for and have access for the duration of the cruise. If you just want to buy access for a day (24 hour period), you have to purchase while onboard. Size of ship is irrelevant.
  9. Just what I needed to start reading this morning......a Calgon "Take me away" thread! Sqweeeeeee! They also woman-handle. Will flying be the same if I am ever not "randomly" selected? 🤣
  10. NYE is always a 'formal' night. Dress how ever you like. Dress for dinner and then change for the party times - do what works for you. MDR will have hats and tiaras and such waiting for everyone at your table. Go with the flow and just put them on! Have a great trip!
  11. You are free to roam around any ship on NYE. Just be aware that some areas with tables and chairs may be roped off. I consider them pop-up specialty packages/areas. Flyers will be left in your room a few days before NYE with all the planned NYE events and will explain what pricing includes and how to reserve space, if desired. You will be told all the free party areas as well and what kind of 'vibe' to expect in each area. Family friendly activities are also included. There is no need to spend extra on NYE on a ship if you don't want to - there is always lots to do - we like to check out multiple areas during the evening and then decide where to stay for the ball drop.
  12. The best price for the refreshment package I have seen this year is $22pppd. I think that is the new normal low price. I will be curious to see what, if any, savings can be had on Black Friday/Cyber Monday this year. It is a crap shoot since not all sales affect all sailings.
  13. Going to St. Maarten for the first time in January. Thanks for explaining how the taxi rides work. Could you share good time to grab a taxi to Sunset and how much time to allow for return trip to pier? Thank you!
  14. ooooo thanks @twangster for doing another review! Looking forward to reading about your newest adventure. Your Uber/Lyft driver deserves a medal for (eventually) getting you to the airport! The first few snowfalls here are usually similar disasters. Did you see any ghosts while staying on the Queen Mary? 🤣 Have you been through the Panama Canal before? My second cruise ever was a full Panama Canal transit from CA to FL on the Radiance. Seems like I got bucket list cruises crossed off the list before bucket lists became a thing - my very first cruise was Alaska (inside passage) also on the Radiance. Go big and all I guess.....trying to figure out how to repeat Panama and Alaska but life keeps getting in the way. Here's hoping that something post-worthy happens soon or not. Have a great trip! 🥂
  15. IIRC, we were assigned Chill Island Cabana #7. I was glad we rented one - we enjoyed the day there. We would have been happy with any #. Be aware that there are birds that nest in the big rock wall near #10 & 11. They can make some noise, but remember they live there - we don't. Have a great cruise!
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