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jamacka

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About jamacka

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    Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Interests
    Family, health, hot sand, water ocean & striving to be what the world expects a good Canadian to be
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Barbados

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  1. We didn't bother and didn't have any problem with altitude. However there were a couple of people who had issues. On fellow had to stay at the hotel and miss the tour of Quito because he wasn't feeling well. The hotel has oxygen on hand for people who are suffering from the altitude. There was also a lady who was just finishing chemo and she too was having a hard time. She did make it on the tour in Quito but they managed to find her a wheelchair. Bring your own walking sticks. Their's are terrible wooden poles with useless straps that don't work on your wrist. The re are sho
  2. Oh you're going to love it!!! Flora is beautiful and the small size is really nice. You're pretty much only one deck away from where you want to be.
  3. The backpacks are exactly like what someone mentioned earlier about the little white backpacks they give people in Aquaclass on the big ship. Only the ones we got on Flora were grey. They aren't much but like I said, you'll find you really have very little to carry. You won't want to carry a lot because it can be hot, you have to take them off to put your life jacket on and some excursions can involve scrambling over rocks and through water. You aren't allowed food or snacks so really, a camera, sunscreen, water and maybe a light layer is all you will need. Unless you're on a snorkelling
  4. These were the Flora water bottle we got. Lovely. From a practical aspect, however, I found they weren't quite big enough and I like a cap that can be operated with one hand like a flip top that can be popped open easily if I'm using it in the car etc.. And it would be handy if the cap was somehow attached to the bottle so it can't be dropped or lost. But they are lovely and insulated so water stays cold. And I especially love that they clearly make the point that disposable plastic water bottles are a no-no we should be avoiding not just on the island but everywhere. I also brought a
  5. We got the water bottles at the hotel. Drawstring backpacks were in the cabins
  6. All cabins. and the drawstring backpack they provided was usually more than adequate for the excursions. You bring your water bottle and camera, a thing of sunscreen and maybe a n extra layer but you're not allowed to bring food onto any of the islands so there's not need for a big backpack to carry a lunch or whatever.
  7. We were on the Flora and there were refill stations in every cabin on that ship. So incredibly handy since we drink water almost exclusively. Also, there are hand washing stations directly outside the dining room in addition to the Purell station. Also very appreciated since we're solid germaphobes. LOL
  8. Celebrity Edge is sailing from Fort Lauderdale to Rome, leaving April 19th arriving in Rome on May 4th. We have a stop in Barcelona. You'd still have to get home though. You could always see about taking a Cunard TA from Southampton.. maybe take a nice train ride from Barcalona (Or Rome if you stay on after Barcelona) to Paris then London then hop on the Queen Mary 2 out of Southampton on May 6th and sail directly back to NYC.
  9. Traffic is stupid in that Miami-Fort Lauderdale corridor at the best of times and keep in mind that you will be contending with morning rush hour traffic as you leave the ship. Your transportation will head out of Miami on the I-95 and it is not a fast trip in heavy traffic.
  10. As other's have mentioned, it's hurricane season. But don't let that deter you!! In November 2018 we sailed from Southampton to Boston-NYC-Bermuda-Ft. Lauderdale on Celebrity Silhouette and we were faced with a major storm that required we take an extra day to divert our course to avoid. We were suppose to stop in the Bahamas but we lost that port because of the extra sea day. But sea days are lovely. We did hit some rough weather. Our balcony furniture was all lashed down for the first few days and we weren't allowed outside on deck 5 and really didn't want to go outside even on the top
  11. Yea... pretty sure Cunard goes back and forth between Southampton and NYC pretty much year round like a weekly bus route.
  12. I agree with what Natashac85 says. It's worth it to learn how to count calories but just as important as that is actually measuring out the proper serving size as recommended on the package. Sometimes it's pretty devastating to find out just how small a serving size is but it makes a difference. I used myfitnesspal.com to lose weight. I confess that it's a bit laborious at first as you have to look up and enter absolutely everything you eat (sometimes you can just read the products barcode with your phone) and you can create and save "meals" if you frequently eat the same combi
  13. Our cruise offers the funicular to the top and then hike back down. We're wondering how steep and long the trail back down to the monastery is?? Can anyone give a brief description of the trail?
  14. Hi, we're on the TA on Celebrity Edge from Fort Lauderdale to Rome (April 19 - May 4t). It surprises me that Celebrity does not offer and post-cruise city-stay tours in Rome once we get there. I see that they do offer a pre-cruise tour in Rome so why not also have a post cruise one. 🤔 Anyhow, we don't fly home from Rome until May 8th giving us 4 days to kick around, finding our own transportation and accommodations etc.... We can take a ship arranged transfer from port to Rome when we get there but it ends up dropping us off unceremoniously at a train station where we will then
  15. There were no kids on our cruise but I can tell you for certain that they have kid size goggles. I have a small face and I was given a child-sized mask. I also brought my own mask and snorkel and just decided to use my own. I don't know about wetsuits sizes. At the very least consider buying your kids a rashguard shirt as an extra layer to wear under the wetsuit or alone. I was glad to be wearing mine. As for activities, as far as I know there are no kids activities but ages 11-13, your kids will have no problem staying busy just with the excursions we all sign up for. The only requir
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