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  1. We just did a week on Reflection Sky Suite with pole. My favorite travel MUST is/are tiny battery operated candles from the dollar store...2 for a buck. I placed one of mine right behind the pole next to my bed and it was not a problem. I sleep so soundly on cruises i didn't want to bump not it, 7 days...no issues, perfect cruise but thought the butler was not worth the extra tips. Would have been just as happy with our good room steward Sue
  2. just got off Reflection Sky suite 8340 a few days ago. Loved the room and the balcony but i will say that i put a battery candle on other side of pole during the nite as i am a deep sleeper and was anxious i might run into the pole is needing to use bathroom. I ALWAYS travel with several of those tiny candles and they really come in handy.
  3. We recently used Spain Day Tours in Bilbao while sailing Crown Princess last month. We HIGHLY recommend them and thought it was the best excursion of our back to back 26 day trip. Weather was a big issue on this sailing and many folks onboard were disappointed by loosing money with companies they had paid up front and then were not able to get into port. Spain Day did NOT require payment up front and their registration process is easy and efficient. I booked directly with them through their link online and we became part of 5 small buses they brought to the port at 8 AM. Some folks were from CC roll call, others were not. Our guide spoke perfect English and showed us a wonderful day which ended in a lovely plaza where we could have free time to shop or visit a cafe. We did the latter and had plenty of time. and some great local wine. Sue
  4. Just got off Oasis yesterday from a Boardwalk balcony. we booked late and it seemed like a good deal. cruised alone with no kids and it was SOOOOO LOUD... i would NOT recommend. I actually read that maybe the week before we cruised but already had made payments and so not much we could do. We NEVER sat out there......only used it to dry out clothes. hardly any breeze either which was disappointing as we could find breezes lots of other places on the ship. I'd go with Central Park, we did that before and were very happy.....thought we'd try something new and wished we would've taken an inside rather than that.
  5. We are Elite Plus and have loved X for a long time. The Solstice Class to us was a huge step up, in spite of the silly grass which always seems to be "resting". We have enjoyed many great times on the Millennium class ships and miss the T Pool on the newer ships. Also, we enjoy the loyalty perks X offers as well as their reciprocal agreement with RCI which we have been using more often recently. We have never booked a suite but have cruised almost every other cabin type depending on how port intensive the cruise is and where. We were sooo excited about the Edge and cruised with another Elite level couple first week of January in Aqua IV cabins. All 4 of us were VERY disappointed in the balcony and also the entertainment. It was definitely too "edgy" for us. On the plus side the cabin bathroom was awesome and quite well designed, far better than any other i have been in. We all loved the new lounge chairs in the Solarium even though sadly the Aqua Spa Cafe keeps dumbing things down food wise. For us, money is always a factor as to whether to pay the premium for the balcony as room size and i imagine the bathroom would be similar. Sleeping is easiest in inside rooms with money left over for extras which they push hard on the ships. The shops were so high end i was frankly shocked. So, hard to say what you should do. I have yet to have a cruise where i just wished i wasn't there, but the real truth for us was the Edge had more of disappointments than "wows!" for us.
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