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About jdg623

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    Central Florida
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    planning cruises and exploring theme parks
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    Royal Caribbean, Disney
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  1. Got that right. Their IT is a joke. They totally messed up my and DH accounts - eliminated all his points including his C&A# and gave them all to me - plus when my husband tried to log into his account w/ his email/pwd it came up with my name and information. Took multiple calls to multiple people, spent countless hours over the past month to get it fixed. No idea how it happened - my husband and I have separate emails and passwords so it definitely wasn't us - and of course they won't admit it was their fault either.
  2. The one and only time we've done it so far was on our recent Radiance cruise. We waited till we got onboard to book and ended up w/ a substantial discount. If you go, I'd recommend waiting to book, and asking upfront for a discount. Unlikely they'll offer one. Our experience was fabulous - it was held in a private room, unlike other ships I've heard about that cordon off a section of the MDR. The chef and sommelier spent a good deal of time explaining the selections, and food/wine/service was first rate. We are considering doing it again on some of our upcoming cruises, hoping to repeat our wonderful first experience!
  3. I think Pekes & Polls will definitely go; perhaps they will shorten the Invitation to the Jellicle Ball (that's always been my least favorite part of the show). Probably shorten some of the individual numbers as well - I don't think they'll eliminate any of them. Guessing based on changes I've seen over the years (since the first time I saw it on Broadway in 1982)
  4. Disappointed to hear this as we thoroughly enjoyed our Chef's Table experience on Radiance and have a couple of upcoming Mariner cruises with extra OBC we were considering spending on the Chef's Table. I don't think we'd enjoy this location. Is it unique to Explorer class (or Mariner itself)? Having the private room on the Radiance really enhanced our experience. We will definitely check out the location on future cruises before we reserve.
  5. Alaska was a big bucket list, one time only trip for us, so we chose the Radiance, which does one way cruises, then added a land tour. If you do the round trip cruises, you'll miss so much of Alaska. The land portion was amazing, and by far our favorite part of the trip, although the cruise was fabulous. Whatever you choose, enjoy - Alaska is indescribably beautiful, photos really don't do it justice. You've got to see for yourself!!
  6. You don't say when your visit will be, and that could make a big difference in wait times, but I agree with other posters: you're talking about an extremely expensive day and most of it spent in transit or waiting in line. Wait times for the HP attractions can be hours. I live in the area and have an AP. I waited 2-1/2 hours the other day for the new Hagrid coaster (totally worth it, it's awesome) and that was a "short" wait. The other HP attractions could be anything between 30-120 minutes. If you purchase the Express pass, or are willing to do single rider lines, your wait may be shorter. Honestly, if you can manage it you'd be much better off planning a vacation at the park. There is so much to enjoy at Universal, it'd be a shame to miss most of it b/c of the limited time you'd have as a cruise port stop.
  7. I had to re-register for all 3 of the M&M's I had previously signed up for, including our April, 2020 Harmony sailing.
  8. Thanks! We were hoping by being a bit farther back the slide wouldn't obstruct the view as much. Feeling a little better about staying on the Boardwalk again 🙂 Sorry for hijacking the thread, John, and thanks so much for your review! Really enjoyed taking the journey with you.
  9. Can I ask which cabin? We used to love Boardwalk cabins ---29, even as far back as --17 b/c of the gorgeous wake view, but have been a bit concerned with the addition of the Abyss. We're on the Oasis next year in 10317 - will we be able to see anything through the slide?
  10. Just note, if you have thick and/or long hair, or actually want to style your hair, the hair dryer in your stateroom will be worthless. I finally started bringing my own.
  11. We were on Radiance in June in aft cabin 9260. We loved it, although I did move around a lot during our Hubbard Glacier day - got some great pics from our balcony, also went out on deck up front (great views but a bit crowded), and down on promenade deck 5 (less crowded, closer to water) All excellent views, different perspectives. If you're lucky enough to snag an aft - don't give it up!! 🙂
  12. Oh please don't book an obstructed view aft cabin. They're awful - big deep balconies with lounge chairs, having to look at the ugly wake of the ship. Check out some of the pics that have been posted. They're terrible!! 😉🤥
  13. I was on the Festivale in 1979, my second cruise. The first was Holland America Statendam in 1976. I remember getting a booklet printed with the names and home towns of all the passengers. That'd be quite a hefty book on today's ships!
  14. I agree. CATS is one of the most popular stage shows of all time. It's been seen by millions and has grossed billions worldwide. It changed the face of musical theatre. It's not for everyone and I respect that. But it wouldn't still be around if most people felt the way many on this board seem to feel. I love CATS. I saw the original Broadway cast back in 1982 and have seen it countless times since then. Whenever we're on the Oasis, I attend all three performances. I'm the one up front singing (silently) along with the cast to every song. 😎
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