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    The Great State of South Carolina
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    great food, great wine, and awesome company!!
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    Grand Turk & Antigua

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  1. I really can't comment on too many of the wines on the new wine list, because we generally bring a bottle per day with us for however many days the cruise is. In fact, our last 7 day cruise we brought 8 bottles (1 Champagne) in order to have mimosa's in the morning. Wine tastes vary between regions, but I have found very few reds I don't like, whether from California, Germany, Australia, or anywhere in between!
  2. Those pictures of the food are making me very hungry!!! Thanks so much for the live reports!
  3. Enjoy your time in Alaska. I lived there four years and would recommend August, if possible. That tends to be the least rainy month and temps in the 70s. It is very pleasant and extremely beautiful. As far as ships, my wife and I are huge Princess fans for many of the reason stated above. Heading out on the Sky in about 6 1/2 weeks. Take lots of pictures!!!
  4. Carry the bottle to the MDR with you...and to save space for the Kitchen, just hang out long enough to finish the bottle!! :)
  5. We usually have a party of 12 (6 couples that like to cruise together) and still go with 6 tops. The service is better and we can always mix and match on any given night to change up the conversations! :)
  6. Depending on the itinerary, I find the drink package to often not be worth the squeeze. For instance this December we are going for 7 days on the Sky Princess. Four days are long port days, so won't drink much on the ship. Plus, we usually bring a nice bottle of wine for each night at dinner. Just couldn't consume enough drinks to make it pay off. Figure 7 drinks a day at about $10 on average to make it worth the effort...and see if you are good with that based on your port days. If so, go for it.
  7. I'm trying to think of what food I don't like!!! Not many...not while I'm on a ship sailing the seven seas!! Enjoy it all!
  8. Simple rule: never gamble with money you are not willing to part with...then it doesn't matter what the payouts are. If you win something, it's bonus. For the record...the massive casino/hotels in Vegas are paid for almost exclusively through slots. The gaming tables are just a way to bring in the high rollers and potential for a big take by the casino. But don't think for a minute it's not the slots that pay the bills!!
  9. Funny how vacations vary from person to person...we spend mornings rushing to get things done and on the road to work...so, we love sitting down and being waited on in the MDR (if we aren't pressed for time...i.e. meeting for an excursion)...it's nice to sit and relax, order a meal, take your time eating and enjoying each other's company...good thing we are all wired different or the buffet or MDR would be overcrowded. LOL!!
  10. Besides the Fit Bit bracelet, do they make a wrist band specifically for the Medallion? Where can you go to order Medallion "stuff" prior to traveling to the port? Thanks in advance.
  11. I will be boarding right after you disembark! Smooth Sailing my friend!!
  12. So, take this for what you feel it's worth...I received a message from the guy that posted the above photo...he confirmed with his contact working there in Italy...that is indeed the Sky Princess. The reason the Seawalk doesn't look correct is because they had problems with the panels when they took it on a test run and had to pull them off. There will be panels covering the openings as opposed to the Royal or Regal. Like I said before, no reason to believe the guy is intentionally misleading anyone...but I will consider his confirmation to be legit. Either way, 130 days from now I'll be on her and sailing the Caribbean!!! Yippee!!!
  13. So much for that, I guess. Strange someone would post a picture on a Sky Princess page of another ship. I see no reason they would want to deceive the readers. Apologies to everyone for a false alarm!!
  14. Hence, the reason for this conversation. I'm trying to confirm the validity of the photo.
  15. Thanks for posting this. It seems the other photo could be mistaken. The gentlemen said the ship has made 4 test runs and should start official sea trials in 3 weeks. I guess we will know if the site you posted shows her sitting alongside the dock. Very strange!
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