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About Sirtate

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    Ontario, canada
  • Interests
    travel, aviation, food...
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL (so far)
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
  1. Vibe is about $100/day per person... It looks fancy... There is no limit to the drinks package, just a cap on drink cost. ($15/drink) Look up menus online to find out if your favourite drink falls under the cap... We had no problem with the price cap, plenty of wines by the glass are under cap, and all the popular beers and booze are fine. Our mimosas in the morning were made with Prosecco, however (The Horror!). Cagney's and LeBistro were wonderful. Only one entre, however... Eat breakfast at Cagney's on Sea Days... Avoids the crowds... Sent from my LG-H933 using Tapatalk
  2. We stayed below $15 to make the best use of the Bev.Pkg. We also spent time in the USVI and PR buying drinks, so that added up... It wasn't detrimental to the least to see the charges, nor did it hinder my ability to buy more drinks... It really just got lost in the nickle and dimes of gratuities and pictures and 'stuff' we charged to the room... Sent from my LG-H933 using Tapatalk
  3. Yes. There are taxes on alcohol while in US territorial waters. It isn't much... We paid about $15 for a 7 day. Sent from my LG-H933 using Tapatalk
  4. We really enjoyed the house band at Syd Norman's pour house. (60s, 70s, and 80s rock) Their sets start at 9pm and run until midnight... You'll want to be there around 830 to get seats. Sent from my LG-H933 using Tapatalk
  5. they are an evolution of a Bloody Mary... they have always been a Bloody Caesar where I'm from. (Ontario) maybe its because im old... Menus dont have unlimited space for the whole name, and people do like to shorten names, so; Caesars are commonly ordered. try ordering a Spag and Balls at an italian restaurant... youll see what i mean...
  6. awww... bless your heart... a bloody Caeser is similar to a Bloody Mary... vodka based but it uses a concoction called Clamato ( tomato juice and clam broth) sold in Canada by Mott's... (there are other brands, but they are just posing) generally spiced up with Tobasco or Frank's hot sauces... and garnished with (ideally) pickled beans, or other goodies like stuffed olives or stir sticks with pepperettes and cocktail onions... with celery salt around the rim... they are quite good... and native to Canada (Alberta, i think)
  7. I'm not worried for their safety, but being there in the rain would be disappointing... it certainly is wet there... look at the reflections off the streets... (the 'almost live' cameras are pretty cool)
  8. I was trying to get the Free At Sea promo... Ended up booking a sailaway balcony (BX?) and buying the UDP with an intention to find airfare elsewhere. But the promo kept jumping up. So I called because I couldn't figure out how to get a promo. She fixed my booking, put me into a BA room, which had the UDP, 3 Specialty dinners and free airfare included. (Or WiFi, I guess) Even with the 20% gratuity, I'm ahead by about $200. Our friend called the same Direct inward Dial number Faith (our Cruise Consultant) gave me, and was able to cobble something like our package for the single traveller s
  9. I've noticed some shows and such to book, as well as reservations for dining, but nothing about an 80's night or what movies might be shown in the evening or such... So I'm interested too. Sent from my LG-H933 using Tapatalk
  10. No experience here, but those people who were refunded their cruises on the Pearl were not refunded the trip insurance. Sent from my LG-H933 using Tapatalk
  11. I attempted to book online, and botched it. Called the 800#, got a nice person in Miami who fixed it and threw some perks at me... I was very impressed... Our friend who decided to come with us called her, and booked also... I do hope there is a commission, or that sales are tracked and fun things are awarded to top performers. (Or both) Next time, I'll just call... (I'll do research online first, of course) Sent from my LG-H933 using Tapatalk
  12. Beef needs to be aged at least 18days... If it's 'fresh', it'll shrink too much when you cook it... And yes, lobster isn't available fresh to the majority of the population... There are cargo planes leaving Eastern Canada daily for Japan for that reason. Even in the middle of North America, where I live, air freight lobster is much better than 17hr old truck lobster... And 3x the cost... Still nowhere near as good as; 'the boat just got back, let's boil seawater on the beach in a fire, lobster'... (That is THE best, and until you've had it, you won't know how quickly it deteriorates) Se
  13. Lobster needs to be fresh... Just because it has been refrigerated live, doesn't mean it'll be fresh. After about 1day out of the water, his energy reserves are gone (he's hungry) and the flavour of the meat will be off... After a few days, ketosis will set in and the meat will taste worse... This is a long time for the little critter to be stressed out without food and water... A cruise ship can't find cold water lobster in the Carribean. It'll have to be flown in from New England or so, and would already be a day old when it arrives on the ship. Frozen is out of the question.... So, i
  14. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will allow you to enter the U.S. with up to five liters of alcohol duty-free as part of your exemption - as long as at least four liters were purchased in the insular possession, and at least one of them is a product of that insular possession. Additional bottles will be subject to a flat duty rate of 1.5% and subject to Internal Revenue Service taxes. Please note, only one liter of alcohol purchased in a cruise ship's duty-free shop is eligible for a duty-free exemption, although if at least one bottle purchased on board is the product of an eligible
  15. Exactly... Hardly worth the effort sometimes... Although, you could buy it at duty free in Canada on your way home... (The duty free stores along the Can/US border stock favourite items for homeward bound travellers) Sent from my LG-H933 using Tapatalk
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