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  1. Thank you very much for all the replies. Great community which explains why I enjoy cruising holidays so much. Always seem to meet the nicest people. Glen
  2. I am so with you. I wish I had done this years ago and a little lighter. Glen
  3. Thank you - was very dubious about San Juan as an option - your first hand knowledge greatly appreciated. Glen
  4. Thank you - this is really helpful.
  5. Thank you Russ. Great pictures looks perfect and just what we would want. DW loves the beach so definitely under consideration. Glen
  6. Thank you. We have St Thomas as a call but my DW suffers bad claustrophobia so cannot handle wearing a mask and therefore cannot snorkel. I need to try and find a balance where she can go off and do her own think and we meet up later so St Thomas may not work for us but appreciate the suggestion. Being realistic it looks as if I may be better off trying scuba at a land based resort rather than on a cruise.
  7. Unfortunately Woodwind was fully booked so did the Samur sail and snorkel excursion through the ship - I try and avoid ship excursions as much as possible but in this instance worked out well as we were late back and they had to wait for us. Glen
  8. Thank you. Good advice re the life Insurance - not something I would have thought about - I am planning on making it back alive. On a serious note wouldn't dream of not completing the form honestly. I looked into doing an intro with a local dive school - unfortunately did not have a very good experience - they were more interested in up-selling and would only do a pool orientation. I love snorkeling and try and get in as much as possible when we cruise. Did a Bonaire drift snorkel last year and was blown away - loved every minute of it which is why I thought I'd give full scuba a try. Once again - thanks for the input. Glen
  9. Hi All I am considering trying a discover scuba diving excursion on our next cruise - Serenade of the Seas, April 2020 sailing. Anybody have any experience of doing this as a ship excursion? It is offered in either Philipsburg, St Maarten. or San Juan, Puerto Rico. In your opinion which would be the better option? In the description it states that a medical waiver is required and if any question is answered yes - a certificate from a doctor is required. How do you go about getting the medical waiver so that you can arrange a medical certificate if required before committing to the excursion? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks Glen
  10. We have done one Celebrity cruise a few years back and missed the vibe of RCI - our favorite is Radiance class. Over the years we have noticed a distinct decline in the night time entertainment and general wow factor on the smaller ships - Voyager and Freedom class did not inspire us but we loved Anthem of the Seas. Put off by the size of Oasis so have not tried it. We are going back to Celebrity for our next cruise as over time our cruise tastes have matured - the body no longer does all nighters without serious repercussions the next day despite the mind believing it still can. In our experience the lines are more similar than different. Loved the layout of Equinox our only Celebrity cruise to date - it has a lot of echos of Radiance class. The pluses for us which informed our next cruise decision and led to booking Reflection for our next cruise Feel of less people and crowding - fellow passengers seemed to be more relaxed Superior service - not that we have had any bad service on RCI it was just a notch up on Celebrity. Better Main Dining Room experience overall - we are not foodies but do 1 or 2 nights in specialty restaurants on RCI - we did not feel a need to do this on celebrity More relaxing and laid back atmosphere Celebrity offer wider choice for 10 night plus cruises to the Caribbean Wife loved Casino on both lines - again more similar than different. I'm not a fan of Casinos so indifferent on this aspect. Entertainment is there in the bars and lounges - but you do need to seek it out unlike RCI where it is all around you. I will miss the Diamond lounge for coffee breaks and early morning chill out. Hope this helps
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