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About spanner14

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  1. I didn't know Royal had started putting lifeguards on duty. That can only be a good move, IMHO. When my daughter was younger, despite being an excellent swimmer, she was jumped on in the pool by two teenage boys who hurt her back and pushed her under. My husband was in the pool but it happened really quickly. No lifeguards to stop the teenagers running around the pool and running and jumping into the water. Daughter is 18 now so can use the Solarium, but even so, if I have to wait five more minutes for my food as a result of lifeguards being employed, that's fine.
  2. RC's Explorer of the Seas next August - I suspect the high prices and huge jump between stateroom categories are due to timing (departs during school holidays), departing from Southampton (always pricey in June-Sep) and the 13 night duration. It's fine; we're trying a Promenade view for the first time, and that cruise will tip us over into Platinum on Royal so we can then return to Celebrity as Select. :)
  3. "Personally I would rather pay a little more and at least have a veranda. If it cost a few dollars more for the extra perks I will also pay the extra as the cost is often less then the benefits and value of enjoying a balcony." How very fortunate for you. As a disabled cruiser, I long for a balcony, but on my upcoming cruise I can't afford one as the "few dollars more" is actually almost two thousand dollars. It's interior promenade view or no cruise, so I will be delighted with my cheap room. Don't fret though, I will "only" turn Platinum/Select during this cruise, so you won't be contaminated by having to come into contact with this particular "bottom feeder" next time I cruise with X. Being in the UK we have been given drinks packages though, even though we are nowhere near your lofty status. :) By the way - in my experience, "telling it like it is" is often used as an excuse to be extremely rude about other people. Not a nice trait.
  4. Ship - Eclipse Deck - 8 Cabin # - 8101 Class – OV Starboard or Port Side - front Bed near?(balcony or bath) – bath Quiet Cabin (With comments on problems. Note if connecting. ) – Quiet apart from some anchor noise. Not a problem. Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. – No balcony, great view from the front window. Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - Was wind a problem? If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? Any specific problems with this cabin? On scenic fjord days there is a large gathering of people outside the window, so check that the curtains are closed before you get dressed! Any other comments? Being right at the front, seasickness was more of an issue in windy weather.
  5. Ship - Eclipse Deck - 10 Cabin # - 1028 Class – Accessible Concierge Class balcony Starboard or Port Side - Starboard Bed near?(balcony or bath) – bath Quiet Cabin (With comments on problems. Note if connecting. ) – Not connecting, quiet. Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. – Standard, no obstructions. Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - normal Was wind a problem? No. If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? Any specific problems with this cabin? None. Any other comments? Lovely room, nice to be able to look along to the bridge, plenty of space for w/chair. Liked the automatic door.
  6. It's truly shocking. Every time I try to log into my C&A account I get "cannot locate that member number. Please try again." Can't see my past cruises or even search for a new one from my account.
  7. Thanks everyone - going to go for the deck 7 promenade and enjoy the people-watching. :):)
  8. Thanks so much, adelaidemay! That's great. I'm not sure the virtual balcony is worth potential noise from the pool deck. So it's a fully windowless interior but with double sofabed OR a promenade with rollaway.... I don't suppose anyone has photos of a deck 7 promenade - accessible or not? Thank you!
  9. Ah, ok, thank you. No, the only accessible OV is one of the large panoramic ones on Deck 12 and it's over my budget. :loudcry:
  10. I know. At least accessible cabins are bigger than usual though. Every cloud...☺️
  11. Thank you. I think Deck 9 would be quieter but I'm slightly claustrophobic and worried about how I'd be without either a window or the "virtual" window. I quite like the idea of the Promenade view but again am a little worried about noise from parades etc as I do get sensory overload when pain is particularly high.
  12. Hello! :) New to Explorer and our last two cruises were both on Celebrity. Looking at an accessible stateroom for 3 for next August and have the following choices: Accessible interior on deck 9 (sofabed) Accessible interior with virtual balcony on deck 10 Accessible Promenade view guarantee (guessing deck 7) (both these have rollaway bed) Despite only having rollaway bed for our teenage daughter, I'm tempted by the virtual balcony on deck 10 as long as there isn't a lot of noise from the pool deck upstairs. All opinions welcome though as all these categories are new to me. Thanks in advance!
  13. Wow - :o - even in August? I must make sure I pack my travel sickness meds then! Thank you.
  14. If, like me, you can't easily find your edocs in your email folder, it's because they're sent from documentation at rccl.com as opposed to from Celebrity. Took me a while to figure out why they weren't in the search results with my invoices etc.
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