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  1. We will be leaving out of Barcelona, spending the night before the cruise and site seeing the day of embarkation. The ship leaves at 1800. Travel agent recommends being at dock at 1600. I would love to time it so we spend as little time as possible in line waiting to board. (Wouldn’t everyone! 😁) I’m thinking 1400 might be a sweet spot. Any opinions? If it matters, we are on the Sovereign in May. Thanks!
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    looking to cruise the med - like advise if Pullmanur are good?

    Littlenige - Thanks for coming back to post this! I just got approval for the time off from work to book this cruise for next May. 😁 l really love to be able to walk or jog the whole way around the ship, so that is a definite plus. Everything else we can deal with. I like wine more than mixed drinks, and I’m not too much of a wine snob either :') Did you find the ship to be crowded? Any other places you would recommend if we were seeking out an area outside for conversation with our glass of wine?
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    Pullmantur Horizon - ship questions

    Thank you for the response. We are changing our plans and will probably end up in an outside room on the Sovereign. However your response is helping me plan the next cruise, which will be with my husband. I think the Waves benefits are definitely something we will be doing. Thanks!
  4. My sister and daughter are looking at a Mediterranean cruise on the Horizon next spring. I have a few questions for anyone that has been on this ship. - Is there a jogging deck? - What is the gym like? - Junior suite - opinions on 3 people in the room, preferred room location or deck, difference from a grand suite and if that is worth the increased cost. Thank you!
  5. How was it? I am looking at booking this cruise for next year, and there is just so little information available about the Monarch!
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    The waves and spring break

    We are looking to cruise the Caribbean in April or May and are very interested in a Pullmantur itenerary out of Colon. Does anyone know if the end of April will still be spring break time? We would like to avoid those crowds. Also, if we book junior suites on the Monarch does that get us into the Waves area? (and therefore it wouldn’t matter if the ship was crowded maybe?)
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    Water in MDR for U.S. residents sailing Mediterranean

    For our cruise in April I had to “buy” the water package - for free- by going in to my sailing and adding it. I remember it being towards the end of the beverage packages
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    MSC Orchestra from Germany

    English will be one of the major languages, just not the only one. ;) I say don’t worry! Plenty of people from the UK, Australia and New Zealand. You will have a great time!
  9. Thank you for such a thoughtful, balanced review. There are some iteneraries that I am considering, mostly in the Mediterranean, and this helps me get the right mind set. Now I’m off to read your other reviews
  10. Wow! What a grand adventure! You must be having a great time planning. Only 47 days to go. The Preziosa is another ship without too many reviews. So feel free to post a bit when you get back;) Have a great trip! Kathy
  11. The Baltic area is on my list too! That list is getting longer. This was the longest cruise we had ever been on, and I was surprised that we were not bored, or tired of “the same food choices” or anything negative, really. Now I feel much more comfortable about looking at longer trips. Is yours a back 2 back cruise?
  12. Thanks, Ken! I want you to know that I read your Davinia review as part of my research, so thanks for all the port information! And that led me to Gambee’s reviews - which are also fun to read. Especially since it looks like we may have a Caribbean cruise coming up in the next year...
  13. You are indeed! I’m looking forward to visiting your home land in a few years. Thanks for reading!
  14. Thank you! I hope you have an opportunity to post a review and pictures of your trip. It sounds wonderful. Have a fantastic time!
  15. Thank you so much for reading along and commenting. I’m only wishing the cruise was longer so I would have even more ports to discuss! Maybe someday we will do one of those month long cruises. Maybe in New Zealand!:D It’s on my list;)