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  1. Thanks! I can't believe my cruise on The Encore was 1 month before the world would change in a lot of ways. I feel fortunate to have gone on this cruise and feel awful for the ones who were looking forward to their cruises but were not able to go. 😔 I hope you have a great time on your Alaska cruise! The Encore is a great ship with lots to do. Thank you for also posting on the thread as I was sent a notification and reread my live review again. Brought back good memories. Enjoy your cruise next month!
  2. We have a cruise booked on a 14 Day Asia cruise on the Millennium for December 6th. I was curious to see what the going rate for the cruise is currently and noticed the taxes and fees is much less to book now than what I paid. We paid $244 in taxes from our booking and now the taxes if you purchase the cruise is only $74 in taxes. Is this a sign that they removed the port taxes because the cruise /ship itinerary will be cancelled? We are debating about doing a lift and shift or just getting a full refund. We got a great deal on this cruise and not sure what to do.
  3. I just saw this video where this lady lives on the cruise ship, which I think is fascinating. But during times like this, do you think the cruise line is forced to disembark residents of the cruise ship?
  4. What is the year, the ship (any cruise line) and itinerary? What is making this cruise memorable / favorite?
  5. Never knew there was a extra glassed in area on the Monarch (Sovereign). I wonder how much the ship scrapping yard paid for each ship.
  6. The sad emotional part in the video is that at the 1:27 mark the captain /officer says "She's strong, she's going up, she's ok". Kind of brought a tear to my eye knowing her fate. I feel like the Monarch and Soverign had many more years to give. This is very unfortunate indeed.
  7. Yes you are right..wrong port it was La Spezia! Lol! In Naples we did Pompeii via public transport.
  8. I've always been in a way, not a cheap but a frugal cruiser. I'm one to look for great deals but never splurge on anything above a balcony, even if it only cost $100-200 more per person. Im in the crowd that says, "well you're never in your room anyway, so why pay more to upgrade?" When it comes to doing specialty dining, I'm in the crowd that says "Whats the point, I can get this type of meal back home, why pay more? Ive already paid for food in the dining room. Or no Ben and Jerrys, we can get free ice cream up at the pool deck" When it comes to using the spa services and amenitie
  9. Surprising a beloved and popular ship in the RCL fleet is up for sale. I guess anything below 100,000 GT is at risk of being sold.
  10. Seeing the midnight buffet in the dining room on the Navigator of the Seas. The whole set up was beautifully displayed. Ice sculptures and chocolate fountains and a ton of food! Miss those days with the special touches that used to be part of the cruise experience.
  11. I would definitely do a 7 night trip to Coco Cay and Labadee. 👍
  12. Thanks for correction on my first paragraph. Do you have thoughts on the topic/question?
  13. As Carnival announced it will be retiring most of their Fantasy class ships last week, speculation comes if RCL will follow suit and retire some of the older ships in its fleet as well. RCL has already sold and transferred some of the older class ships like the Sovereign and Vision class ships to its sister companies. It seems like Pullmatur may be seizing operations. The Monarch and Sovereign are currently disembarking valuable equipment and art off the ship. Sad if their run has come to an end and will be scrapped due to this pandemic. Monarch of the Seas being my first cruise, kind of
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