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About KarmaElectra

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  1. So glad I found this old post! Just got assigned the last cabin before the aft-facing ones (on a guarantee), and was worried part of the balcony would be white-walled or obstructed. So happy we are getting some "bonus space." Thanks for the info! :)
  2. Hi all, Weird question here. I want to send chocolate covered strawberries to my friends' cabin, but when I bring up photos, the presentation doesn't look all that great. I have only ever had them myself on NCL, and they are nicely arranged on a covered plate. The online photos I see from Royal Caribbean look like they are dumped/squashed all together in a pile on a plain plate, and don't really look good. I know this may not be accurate, so was just hoping someone could tell me if their strawberries were nicely presented upon delivery? And/or, can someone suggest an alternate (non-alcoholic) gift I can order for them, that you've experienced and enjoyed? Many thanks. :)
  3. Don't know if they still have it...but the main dining rooms had a beef slider with sriracha slaw, as an appetizer. Yum!!
  4. I've read that there is a very inexpensive trolley from Port Canaveral to Cocoa Beach, but it is only accessible if your ship docks at pier #1 or #3. Is this correct? Apparently the other piers are across a road, and not accessible by walking...? Does anyone know which pier the Breakaway usually docks at when sailing from NYC? Thanks in advance! :)
  5. I think the way it usually works with many cruise lines, is that the percent offered is off the price of your next cruise. So, if you spent $10,000 on this cruise, you do not get $5,000 to spend on another cruise. Rather, if your next cruise is $5,000, you get 50% off which is actually $2,500.
  6. I cruise mostly on NCL, but have done one Princess cruise. I would sail Princess again, but usually look at NCL first. I'm not a "foodie," but I enjoyed the food on both (although Princess' Italian food and pizza are much better). NCL restaurants have many more tables for two, which I like. On Princess, we were seated immediately if we wanted to share a table for 6 or 8, but had a lengthy wait for a table for two. (We did the anytime dining.) I like that NCL doesn't really have formal nights. We actually skipped one of the formal nights on Princess, and went to the buffet! I prefer NCL's shows and entertainment (although I did enjoy Princess' Movies Under the Stars!). Hope this helps...
  7. Thanks everyone...you've made her feel a lot better about eating at Teppanyaki now! :)
  8. She's pretty sensitive. (She won't die, but she will suffer if she eats it.) If we let the maitre d' and chef know at the beginning, could they prepare her food in a little corner of the grill, or is everything usually mashed together?
  9. Does anyone know if gluten free food can be safely prepared at Teppanyaki? My sister wants to try it, but she is worried that they may use sauces that contain gluten, and they might contaminate the grill. Thanks for any input. :)
  10. No. I do not smoke, but my traveling companion does. There really aren't a lot of smoking areas; I don't notice or smell anything unless I am in a smoking area with my companion. I don't know if someone already mentioned this (sorry, I could not read all 27 pages!) but years ago, the Carnival Pride was a non-smoking ship. It was pretty much a failure, and they ended the restriction. But that must have been 10+ years ago, so maybe there is now a big enough market for a non-smoking ship? I personally would not sail on it, though.
  11. I have a question about the B4 balcony cabins that are designated for two passengers (such as 12176, 12178, 12206, etc.). Do they still have a sofa or sofa bed? Thanks in advance. :)
  12. I've sailed NCL, Princess, and Disney. Sure, maybe a server is slow on occasion...but I have never had such bad service to make me want to remove a service charge/tip. All of the cruise lines have service charges (except for the high-end ones, where it's built into the fare anyway). NCL is not unique in this. I look at it this way...if I traveled to Anytown, USA and stayed in a hotel and ate out for three meals per day...my tips to maid and waiters would be the same or more than what I pay on a cruise. If paying a $94 per person gratuity on a week-long cruise will make or break a person...then I think that person has bigger problems in life and should be saving their money for rent instead of taking a cruise. Seriously.
  13. They had a fried chicken night, a ribs night, and several prime rib nights. We went once for prime rib night, and the place was packed (on the Breakaway). Don't know if there were any drink specials.
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