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About tcruisin77

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    Little Rhody
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    Besides cruisin'? Golf, camping, and spending time with our family
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    Princess, Disney, NCL
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  1. We had a family oceanview on the Escape and it did have a curtain dividing the bed and the sofa/bunk area. I wonder if the Family category of mini-suites includes the curtain also.
  2. Open Bar is honored at Great Stirrup Cay.
  3. I love to order French Onion Soup on cruises.
  4. Thank you for the trip down memory lane! We were across the hall in the 5100s and did many of the activities you mentioned. I’m sure we crossed paths a few times that week! Happy planning for the next cruise.
  5. If you take the Forward elevators, you will walk past the Atrium and O’Sheehan’s before you enter the casino. If you take the Aft elevators, you will enter a corridor with some tables and machines on your right and the Skyline bar on the left. I’d say an aft cabin will be closer to the casino. Skyline is open to the casino, but you do not need to walk into it to access the casino.
  6. We took a three night Parents Getaway on the Sun last August and will do one again this summer. There are some nice videos out there that show you cabins and public spaces to give you some ideas of what has and hasn’t been updated in the 2018 refurbishment. On our 3 night there were 2 singing and dancing shows; not well known titles like on the bigger ships. We didn’t go to those. We did see the comedian on night 2, but I think those change often depending on contracts. In addition, there is karaoke, game show type entertainment, and musical performers in the lounges. If the menus are the same fleet wide, you could search some trip reviews posted here on the boards to see what is offered. I’d recommend Teppanyaki, La Cucina, or Le Bistro. There are 2 dining rooms for complimentary sit-down dinner. We ate Specialty on the three nights so can’t speak about busy times but did enjoy breakfast in the aft dining room. It wasn’t accessible by the main deck; you had to go up one deck and down a special staircase to get to it so maybe that one would be less busy... Enjoy your trip!
  7. We traveled on the Escape in a party of 10 in March. Ages varied from 3-79. The kids had a ball on ropes course, water slides; mini golf, and splash academy. Older folks had a ball by the pool watching little ones, playing bingo, watching shows in the theater, visiting the casino and meeting up for dinner with the whole party of ten. My mom enjoyed going to the library and getting crossword and sudoku puzzles everyday. I truly think the Breakaway will have something for all generations. We did GSC and the day after that day, everyone wanted to stay on the ship and enjoy her rather than go off to Nassau. The time we didn’t get to go to GSC, we went to a Blue Lagoon in Nassau and enjoyed a beach day. We all really enjoyed our multigenerational cruise and hope to repeat it in 2020 if the price is right.
  8. I get my yearly fix of the Cupid Shuffle when we cruise. 😊
  9. We registered in the terminal prior to embarkation. I think that’s the earliest you can register.
  10. If the decks are set up like Breakaway and Escape, we’ve liked cabin 5146. You’d be below Guest Services and we never had an issue with noises from above.
  11. Some of my family visited Cagney’s a total of three times last week. Twice the upcharge was brought up. The two times it was, it was for parties of 2. The party of four didn’t have the surcharge.
  12. How long is the cruise you are looking at? The Open Bar concept is offered on short sailings like their 3 and 4 night Bahamas or Cuba cruises.
  13. We were in a 1B category cabin in August. It was not a sideways, but was comfy and plenty of room for two people on a three day cruise. Are all bathrooms (which was the only part of our cabin that was just mheh) the same regardless of being Family, etc? If so, for the length of the cruise and the number of guests in the cabin, I wouldn’t put too much $ into an upgrade. Enjoy your cruise!
  14. We originally planned to stay on the ship and enjoy its amenities without such a crowd on our Nassau day last year. But when GSC was cancelled, we decided to go to Blue Lagoon for a beach day. There are animal encounter and Segway options at Blue Lagoon, but we just did the beach pass that comes with a lunch. The ferry ride over (approx 45 minutes) and back was nice. It was crowded at the entrance, but we kept walking and found a nice quieter patch of beach. Blue Lagoon was very clean and had some nice paths to walk over and see the other beach (which was closed off due to rough water). Beach BBQ lunch was okay. When you return, you walk a few feet to the Customs Line so that was pretty convienent too. Enjoy your vacay whatever you choose!
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