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  1. In case there’s nothing on the computer itself, you can always use Google Docs. It’s Google’s online word processor, and you can access it from any browser.
  2. lol This sounds like our EXACT situation last week, as we just flew home from our cruise this past Saturday. Four out of the five of us had passports for our trip, but my husband only had his DL and BC. We went out of Ft Lauderdale and cruised to Mexico. There was no problem at all using just the DL and BC. You don't need to bother with the passport card. :)
  3. Loving this thread, Robyn! Just got off Freedom this past Saturday and already miss her. One of the greatest cruises, ever!!! Enjoy! And just my two cents: My group went to Chops last week aboard Freedom and it was AMAZING! My husband is especially picky and he couldn't eat enough there. We was an awesome meal!
  4. Thanks for the responses. I know they did a big refurb on Freedom and I thought I had heard they took the showers out of the fitness area? Maybe it was a different ship.
  5. Since it's been 10 years since I've been on Freedom of the Seas, do they still have the locker rooms in the Fitness Center, along with the shower stalls? TIA
  6. Wow, I just checked out your review and pictures. It looks BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for all the details! Great job.
  7. How was is this from the port? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. I never had a problem with traditional dining before, never even thought of how a change might be better. So when we booked our Quantum cruise before the ship was even built, I had read about DD. I was SO, so excited to try it! I thought it would be great to come back from an island and not rush to get ready for dinner at a certain time. Also to pick whatever restaurant I felt I wanted to dine at, depending on what mood we were all in. I couldn't wait to try it! Then after about the 2nd or 3rd night on Quantum, I severely missed traditional. Our reservations that I made previous to our stepping foot onboard QOS had disappeared once we got on QOS, however fortunately we were able to walk right into any restaurant without barely a wait, so that wasn't an issue at all. I found the service was not like you had with traditional dining at all, and I felt the servers felt the same way. A number of them had even stated that to us. And you could just tell. Something that I thought would make a perfect cruise even more prefect, I came to severely dislike. I missed walking into a dining room and knowing which waiter I was going to have. I missed the personal aspect of it all. I missed a lot of things! I cannot wait to go back on Freedom in November and get back to traditional dining. So I was one who actually was eagerly anticipating DD with every ounce of soul in my body, but who ended up pretty much loathing it. The majority of the passengers on our cruise felt the exact same about DD. I do hope QOS and AOS finds something that they can work with and succeed for long-term, given all the different restaurants that there are. But I can't wait to step foot in the same dining room every evening once again! :D
  9. Darn it, Terri! We will be there on 11/10! Aw man, figures! I've been there twice before, and I think I remember it being about a 15 min drive to Paradise Beach, but it's been awhile lol. I was hoping someone might've just been there more recently.
  10. Great, thank you again! Lol How far of a taxi ride is Cucumber Beach or any of those other resorts?
  11. Great suggestions, thank you both!
  12. How far of a taxi ride is Paradise Beach from the cruise port? We will be on Royal Caribbean. TIA
  13. Hello, new to Belize! I'm looking for a beach that is close to the ship but that's also nice and has food and bathrooms available. My mom cannot walk far and for health reasons, has to stay close to the ship for sure. We just want to relax on the beach for the day. Any help is appreciated, thanks so much! :)
  14. This will be our first time in Costa Maya and it really looks awesome! One question: My mother cannot be far from the ship for health reasons. She also cannot walk too far. Is there a beach that is nearby the ship that is nice? We would just like to take a taxi and relax on a beach that has food and bathrooms available. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!:)
  15. My family and I did this on our December 1 sailing. It was my husband and I and our 15-year-old daughter, and my parents. We enjoy DreamWorks, so for us all it was totally worth it. The group for breakfast was small so we really had a lot of time with the characters. It was very very enjoyable and the food was delicious! I'm not one who likes to pay for extra things, but this was totally worth it to me and to my entire family. ***Christie***
  16. St. Kitts is absolutely beautiful!!! We've been to Shipwreck Beach...what a gorgeous little crystal green beach at the base of a mountain, complete with monkeys! Paradise! Also my husband went to Cockleshell this past time (my daughter was quarantined so I couldn't go) and he said it was as gorgeous as Shipwreck. Beautiful island!! ***Christie***
  17. This is exactly what we did every night, except for one night when we went to Chops. But for the complimentary restaurants, we would just walk up each night between 6:00-7:00 and got in each time with no problem whatsoever. I had previously tried 3 times (before the cruise) to book reservations and they kept disappearing. So I hoped for the best! lol And it was fine getting in at those times, no problem. We ate at all the complimentary restaurants with no wait.
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