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    Royal Caribbean
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  1. We would love to see longer itineraries on Oasis class. Maybe someday...
  2. Enjoying your review, as always, Andrew. We’re on this same itinerary next week on Allure. We’ve never been to Roatan before. Do you or any of your readers have any recommendations on where to spend the day?
  3. This has been great fun as usual. Six more weeks until it’s our turn. Since you seem to like Starbucks, do you know whether or not the Starbucks on board accept their gift cards? Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
  4. Your trip reports are always such fun. Thanks so much for taking the time. Sounds like you’ll be on Allure before us. Our turn doesn’t come until St Patrick’s Day, 2019. I can’t wait.
  5. Another good way to get from dining room to theater for someone with mobility issues is through the casino. All the seats at the slot machines give them places to sit and rest if necessary. That’s what my mon used to do.
  6. We always put Allure first because we like the Samba Grill restaurant. We were disappointed that Harmony didn’t have at least a small pool in the Solarium, but I do like the cabins on Harmony. They have a design like the Quantum class ships that I think works a little better than the older ships. But, as many have said, you really can’t go wrong with any of the three.
  7. Why can’t I have a husband that tries to convince me to do that!!!
  8. This will probably end up being one of your most memorable adventures. Even if things are less than perfect, those tend to be the vacations that we talk about, and laugh about, the most. Have a wonderful time. We’re on this itinerary next March. We have a long 200 days to go. We’ve never been to Roatan, so I’ll be interested in anything you can tell us about that port.
  9. When we leave from Ft Lauderdale, we stay at the Bahia Mar. it’s closer to the beach than those hotels on 17th St, and it’s closer to some pretty decent nightlife. There’s plenty of bars and restaurants along the street at the beach and many have live music. And it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to get to the pier on cruise day. Just another option.
  10. Wow. I feel like such a slacker! We only have one. :)
  11. Our favorite ship!! My advice would be to book the diving show at the Aqua Theatre early in your cruise. This show is susceptible to weather. If your show should get cancelled due to weather or rough seas, you want to be sure you have plenty of opportunities to reschedule.
  12. I’ve loved following along with your pictures and videos. I’m not usually an early riser, but I really have to try it at least once so I can enjoy a quiet sunrise with the ship to myself. Unfortunately, I have to wait until next March to try it. Thanks for taking the time to do this.
  13. These ships are very different. Allure is my favorite ship, but there were some nice features on Anthem. The layouts of the cabins are similar to Harmony which I liked. The 270 Lounge is a nice spot and has some interesting entertainment. There are fewer entertainment options than you’ll find on Allure. No Aqua Theater, no Boardwalk, no Central Park, no Rising Tide Bar. I presume Anthem will still be leaving out of Bayonne. Leaving out of New York was a different experience also. We’re from upstate New York so it was nice not to have to fly. But we were on a 10-night cruise. The first 2 and last 2 nights were too cold to enjoy our balcony. That’s a big deal for us. We use it a lot. Because it’s a cold weather ship, the Solarium is totally enclosed. It was great while we were north, bit it was hot once we got to the Caribbean. The Atlantic can be a different sailing experience also. It was a bit rougher than we were used to. Didn’t bother me; I like a little rocking. Some members of our group weren’t doing so well with it. Have a wonderful time on whichever you choose.
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