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  1. I think that might be correct, especially considering she was brought back to Royal for one specific reason, that was Havana Cuba cruises. She lacks many of the amenities that attract most cruisers these days.
  2. agree in that first article states natural deep water access, though the 2nd article does mention company owning a dredge. I think it will be a good thing for the tourism industry in Belize. Certainly will provide a safer environment for those that prefer a beach and bar scene stop. I see it as a positive for the Western Caribbean cruise itinerary
  3. harmony does not sail out of San Juan therefor you cannot bring wine on board at an itinerary stop there is a liquor store inside Pan American pier, prices are high and liquor can only be stored until you leave the ship again
  4. We have also been on both the Glory and the Majesty. The Glory wins hands down in our opinion both for variety of and available options. Note we are not generally big ship lovers and sail more on RCCL than Carnival (have done 2 Oasis class ships and they were not our favorite cruses). I like the RCCL Freedom Class of ships and in general would choose RCCL over Carnival when given the choice, but in this case Glory wins hands down. At least on Glory you can book a balcony and not have to pay Suite price for that luxury. Hope you enjoy your cruise what ever you do.
  5. Yesterday had problems with canned statement of high call volume and then they hung up on me. I found an number from when i had status on the airline a few years ago, called it, connected with wait time of 2+ hours or option to leave a call back number and hold your place in line. Yes i did that, 7 hours later I was awakened with the call back, and after another 20 minute hold i was able to cancel my flight, gentleman I spoke to was very polite and understanding. Cruise was much easier, just emailed my TA direct and a little over an hour later she responded that i was cancelled.
  6. Depends where you are from and to some degree the population density of the area as well as access/proximity to regional distribution centers.
  7. Normally in my experience, if you have spent some time in the lounge that evening, no one has objected to you taking one bottle each of water with you. Just walking into the lounge and asking for a bottle of water then leaving is iffy, at that point it becomes a definite ethical dilemma.
  8. As stated, once you have paid your auto gratuities, your tips are covered. Anything extra is up to you and there is no standard amount, that is the correct etiquette.
  9. much like the quality of food, it depends on perception of the individual. My wife cannot stand it at all and even refuses to walk through the casino area when it is closed. For me it is just barely tolerable, I would spend more time in there if it was non-smoking.
  10. yes it is. Stations 9 & 10 are in Boleros
  11. Seems like no one commenting in this thread remembers that Empress was returned to RCI fleet in May 2016 for one reason and one reason only, 4 and 5 night cruises to Havana. At that time cruisers that elected to sail on that ship were willing to forgo some amenities do to the itinerary. Majesty had the faux diamond lounge while she did 4-5 night cruises to the Bahama's from Florida. Now RCI has moved her to NOLA doing 7 night cruises, so the type of cruisers you attract are more apt to expect the standard Royal amenities, which are definitely lacking on Majesty.
  12. Just returned from a cruise on Majesty out of NOLA. So the Spring Hill on JFK was a standard motel for this brand, service was good, breakfast was Ok, was clean and did not seem in a bad part of town, mainly office complexes. I will not hesitate to stay here again, airport shuttle was convenient and quick. We just went next door for dinner at the Courtyard Bistro, but there were other places around, but not a huge selection. We walked up the street to a nearby liqueur store and even a little further down before we turned back and made out purchase. Uber we were able to get fairly quickly after retrieving our bags, but our flight was not until late afternoon so really we had no worries
  13. my experience is one item from the MDR menu (usually not the most popular one) one chicken , one fish and same old everything else. Is it food, is it eatable, sure I wish they could have diner hours for the BBQ and Blue Iguana, and guys, even if it was on a rotating basis. love that at least Guy's is open till 6, the usualy do a huge batch of burgers about 5:30 JMHO
  14. Based on cruising both RCCL and Carnival, Diamond + and almost Platinum, each has it own plus and minus. RCCL has the main stage shows, ice show and extra + water slide, best loyalty perks, also biggest ships in the world. Carnival has the advantage on comedy club, dive in movies and on boarding access immediately to room for Platinum and above NCL though i have been considering trying a cruise on them seems to not be in the value price point on a number of comparisons, really have to have an incentive to try them
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