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  1. Looking at a year from now. Which is better weather-wise? Thankis
  2. We've been on several TransAtlantics. We don't get bored on sea days. We wake a bit late, get breakfast, look at the activities - we like trivia and bingo. Also, spend some time lying by the pool reading. Usually grab food out there. A bit of time in the casino playing blackjack. Other games and such the cruise staff put on. On Eclipse, glass blowing demonstrations. Etc.
  3. Always : Celebrity, (Princess ok too) Never : HAL : went once and was 50 years too young for the crowd and for the entertainment aimed at that crowd and the shore ex, etc. Also, on our one experience, the customer service was abysmal. There was leaking sewage and no air conditions and the front desk really didn't seem to care (In the hallways, not just in the room) and told us it was because the ship had just come from Alaska that the AC didn't work. I will say that they had the best speakers on the topic of the cruise (the Panama canal). Probably not Carnival again - obvious reasons Maybe: want to try Viking Ocean, Azamara, Disney when we have grandkids. We started on RCL and will sail them but prefer X. Agree with the Never : huge ships with carnivals.
  4. We usually cruise X but have cruised Princess. These days, mostly stay with X because of priority level. I find both to be very similar experience. One nice thing on Princess that I like is the laundromat. which is nice when you need it. Other than that, I can't think of any big diff.
  5. Yes, I am NOT asking for the guidelines, I am asking what more/most of the rest of the passengers wear. ALL within guidelines, just curious the "feel" of the cruise. More casual or more dressy?
  6. "within" suggested is a very very broad range, as others have said. A tux, a suit, a collared shirt are all still in the guidelines. So, still tends to vary by location. Which "end" of the guidelines?
  7. The one part of the question I didn't see a reply to is re: Australia/NZ cruises and attire and if they tend to be more like European (a bit more dressy) or more like Caribbean (less dressy?) (btw, my hubby likes to dress up, but since, in his mind, Tux means taking patent Tux shoes, he now doesn't take a tux, but does take suits for dressy nights. We get so few opportunities these days to "dress up" (we also live in Silicon Valley), we like dressing up on a cruise.)
  8. We are looking at booking both a NZ to Sydney and a Great Barrier Reef roundtrip Sydney. For NZ to Sydney, we are looking for Starboard, but how much of the coast of NZ will we even see from the ship? On the GBR cruise, does anyone know where the ships (Celebrity) navigate near the reef? Is it between the reef and mainland or outside the reef? Does it matter which side of the ship? thanks!!
  9. Hi. Can anyone who has recently been on Millennium (in Asia) comment on the temps on-board (i.e. in the main dining room, casino, theater, etc) Some ships are colder than others. Thanks!!
  10. Also, for me, meclizine doesn't do it, I get Scopalomine patches from my doctor. (also knows as Transderm Scop) They work great!
  11. Since all the bookings, even on board, are in the 3 perks option (none, two or 4) this is the same as not onboard, and you end up paying for the perks, correct? But I see it only says if one of the perks is the drink package, the price increases?
  12. Is this true for even the "extra handheld" in CC cabins that they mention or just the on the wall type
  13. Since we are elite, can we pre-book the surf package and get our elite discount on it?
  14. We will want to have surf wi fi on one device, however, we are elite and so we first get a bunch of minutes each. Are we best to wait til we are on board, use our free minutes and then book surf for the rest of the voyage? I think that if you book part way thru the voyage, the price is less (because you are paying for less days?) thanks
  15. Yes, I have checked Trip Advisor. Was just looking here for some first hand inputs. Thanks
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