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  1. The list above is helpful as I believe the package is good for drinks up to $15.
  2. If I remember right Bulleit is included if you like a Kentucky Straight. Not a bad one. I’ll see if I can find the list. Randy
  3. Nic6318: thank you - we typically use local excursion companies but our friends booked this one, All: ladders are no issue. As to extended periods not touching bottom, we normally wear our snorkel vests especially if the water is rough. I consider us OK swimmers. I’m thinking that I may be taking the challenging part to the extreme. Also, I may be underestimating our conditioning reacting to our desk jobs. We’re not unfit just not what I remember being in good condition. zqvol: I’m thinking like you are. If it’s rough, it’s rough. If not, probably easy. I think we’ll book it. If it proves too difficult I guess we’ll watch with a cold soda in our hand 😎. Thanks for everyone’s input.
  4. Nic6318: thank you - we typically use local excursion companies but our friends booked this one, All: ladders are no issue. As to extended periods not touching bottom, we normally wear our snorkel vests especially if the water is rough. I consider us OK swimmers. I’m thinking that I may be taking the challenging part to the extreme. Also, I may be underestimating our conditioning reacting to our desk jobs. We’re not unfit just not what I remember being in good condition. I think we’ll book it. If it proves too difficult I guess we’ll watch with a cold soda in our hand 😎. Thanks for everyone’s input.
  5. NCL Excursion: Stingray City & Barrier Reef Snorkel Where: Grand Cayman Ship: Breakaway When I read “Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.”. We’ve snorkeled before and don’t consider us total novices but as we age (early 60’s) we don’t consider ourselves “physically fit”. Obviously Stingray City is rather benign - no concerns there. Your thoughts on whether we pop $200 with our concerns? We’re not vegetables but don’t consider ourselves fit either. When the activity level is “Challenging “ it’s a concern. Maybe I’ve never noticed. Anyway, opinions are welcome especially if you’ve done the Barrier Reef Snorkel. Thank you all in advance. Randy
  6. To Flamingos: I’ve certainly been exposed to chair hogs but not to this extreme. To Brit: I’m glad you enjoyed it. It was certainly not for me by comparison to other lines / ships. As mentioned, Andreas was certainly not my style bot to each their own. 😀😀
  7. Scenario: 1) First RCL after about a dozen cruises on other lines. 2) OV cabin, deck 3 - friends had balcony, deck 7 - some of these opinions below were also shared by them. 3) 12 night including Christmas and New Years. 4) I typically avoid mega ships. 5) Bought beverage package First of all, my opinion of cruises is “no such thing as a bad cruise, just some better than others”. To make this short, some comments: 1) I was disappointed in the lack of comfortable bedding. They were horrible. 2) MDR reasonably good. 3) Service was good by most 4) Virtually impossible to get chairs near pool area, either level. Chair hogs with no RCL “towel police”. 5) As a Makers Mark drinker, it was in short, almost nonexistent supply. I heard some complaints about it when I inquired so I wasn’t alone. 6) Cruise Director - not impressed. 7) cabins were smaller than expected. Great storage though. Anyway, I could go on but I believe you get my point. I’ve done other ships on a repeat basis but will not on Serenade regardless of it going into dry dock or not. For the price paid for a Holiday cruise, the value was not there. anyway, my 2 cents - have a great day.
  8. Just got off Serenade. We uploaded our pics from a iPhone. It worked fine and one less to do when checking in.
  9. I truly don’t. As harsh as that sounds, everyone worries about the “emotional support “ and forgets about those seriously allergic...... God forbid they would have travelled 25 years ago without “muffy “ 😡😱
  10. Here’s my take (even though unpopular): you knew rules. You exceeded / broke rules. Now you complain them enforcing rules. .???? R
  11. We must be on the same cruise. I emailed a lady I know in SXM. According to her, I’m not planning on much. Not a lot of shops there that has ever interested us anyway. We’re planning on a beach day. we spent a week there 6 months ago and I’m sure the storm damage is still pretty brutal anyway.....
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