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  1. MrSchwump

    A Regal view.

    Very nice!
  2. MrSchwump


    The Key West Cooler is a heck of a drink on the mocktail menu. The virgin Pina Colada is good too! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. MrSchwump

    Wheelchair assistance at embarkation port

    Don’t know about SF but they are great in Ft Lauderdale. My wife had knee replacement and we were on board by 11:30. They whisked us through. Super nice people and very helpful! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. MrSchwump

    Ocean Medallion on Regal Princess

    From a passengers point of view, is the ***** anything more than a different kind of room key? It seems that most of the benefits go to Princess. It speeds up the embarkation process, allows them to ID you anywhere on board and offer you opportunities to buy more stuff, provides them with data on passenger movement and tells them which spaces get utilized and when. I don't see a lot of upsides for me as a passenger.
  5. MrSchwump

    Beautiful beaches around Falmouth?

    What’s the entry fee at Silver Sands? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. MrSchwump

    Just how bad is Princess’ food?

    I think the food in the MDR is not as good as it was 10 years ago. Also I find the service much more leisurely. Two plus hours for dinner is not my thing. We mostly ate in the buffet last time and will do the same in February. I like the ability to mix dishes, to make a giant salad if you want. The bread selection is better too. You can time things out better to make a show or other event you might want to do. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. TT’s Tourist Paradise, right on the main drag in Castries. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. MrSchwump

    First timer suggestions

    We used Carson Moore a few years ago and were very pleased. We did a lap of the island. We stopped at the peak of a ridge overlooking the east coast. Then we went down to Bathsheba which is very scenic. We stopped at Gunsight Hill (?) a Colonial era fort. Then we headed back to town, stopping at a beach where we got a flying fish sandwich. I think we paid about $90 each so $110 is probably about right. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. MrSchwump

    East or West Caribbean?

    We’re doing the Western in February on the Regal. Mostly because we’ve done the Eastern itinerary the last 2 years. Last February STT and SXM were in rough shape but we had no problems with roads or other tourist related needs. I’m looking forward to Cozumel as it’s a great place to rent a car. You can go at your own pace and not be tied to someone else’s timetable. I’ve not been to Jamaica and despite all the cautions that are spilling forth, I’m looking forward to it. We probably won’t do much there because spending and hour and a half to two hours on a bus isn’t my idea of vacation fun. I’ll at least look around. I’m not that jazzed about Grand Cayman. The tenders are a pain and overall it seems very sterile. Not much local flavor. But it’ll be warmer than home so it still wins!
  10. MrSchwump

    Magic Acts?

    On 2 different cruises, a year apart, they had a comedy/magician. I can’t recall his name but he was very funny. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. MrSchwump

    Distilled water on ship

    It’s free via the cruise personalizer. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. MrSchwump

    T.V. Options?

    The TV channels on Princess are limited but there are a ton of on demand content available. Movies, travel videos and even Love Boat episodes. Besides, you can watch TV at home! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. MrSchwump

    Car Rental in Cozomel

    We’ve rented a car a couple of times. I think Cozumel is a great place to do this. The roads are generally good. You can’t get lost. There’s just one road that circles the island. I like being able to stop where you please for as long as you please without a bunch of noisy drunks in a van. Use caution. Pony up for the insurance. Have fun! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. MrSchwump

    Bikini Beach Club on Orient Beach?

    All of Orient was topless. The CO side was to the right of the rocky area. I think Panchos was the only bar on that side and then there was Club O. Perch Lite is on that side now. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. False. We visited Orient Beach in February and it was all there. What was gone were most of the beach bars and along with those, the huge crowds. It was very nice. We saw other beaches whilst there and all appeared fully intact, though less crowded than usual.