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SeeJennyCruise

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    Texas
  • Interests
    Cruising, Children, and Grandchildren
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Toss Up Disney and Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    St. John
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  1. Me, too, Jenny [emoji4] We are sailing the same date and I received the email yesterday. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. I was a but concerned to first time with the new peocess, but then realized you will know the cards are missing if they aren't in the mailbox, and once reported missing you would receive new cards with new folio number. No one would get far stealing the cards because the theft would be known straight away. The Sail and Sign cards are in a closed envelope in the open mail box outside your cabin door, so no one will have your folio number. The folio number is used to make charges to your account. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. And the trip down the Mississippi is not terribly scenic. I would sail out of NOLA again, but I prefer the view leaving Galveston and the first few hours out of port.
  4. Once you pay in full you complete the online check in and receive your check in time for the day you sail. The sooner you complete the online check in, the earlier your check in time is for the day of departure. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. Your review is great! I intend to post a review when I return from a cruise, but I haven't made the time to write it and organize the pictures for years. I truly appreciate the time you are putting into this effort for those of us still anchored on land. We have a small group sailing together on the Vista in October, Your review is helping me prepare the new cruisers in our group and I am getting excited to explore the ship.
  6. We are platinum and have also booked in suites. Unless you have children booked with the other parent in another cabin, I would not plan on the rest of your group boarding with you. We frequently travel with friends and family that do not have priority boarding. We try to get our friends an early check in time, and we join them in the waiting area after checking in at the priority counter. If they have a fairly early regular boarding time, you won't be on the ship much later than if you had used your priority boarding. The good part is your cabin will be ready which will allow your group to leave their carry-on bags in your cabin until their cabins are ready. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. What is available is dependent on the ship. The showers are always available. Whirlpool bath is available on some ships and is not on others. The Magic and Breeze (Dream, too, I think) have Thalassotherapy pools and those are only available with paid access to the spa. You can try the pool and the thermal suite with saunas, steam, aromatherapy with a paid spa pass on a port day when it is cheaper. I have never experienced a sales pitch when using the thermal suite or Thalassotherapy pool. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. Get the social wifi plan at $4 per day and use FB Messenger in place of your phone's SMS text messaging. It worked for me. If for some reason you can't use FB messenger, pay for internet access for the three days you won't be in port and use email to connect. You can also use email to send and receive text messages Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. That is funny. [emoji39] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. I knew there was one I had forgotten... No life jackets at muster. How could I forget that! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. Everything that was said above plus: * Addition of Punchliners (we like very much) * Addition of Cat in the Hat theme party * Addition of Hasbro show * Eliminated midnight buffet * Changed what was related to a proper afternoon tea into... I don't know what to call it * Addition of FFTF * Elimination of $5 match play card with purchase of drink in casino * IMO the short cruises are more rowdy and even less appropriate for families and people like me * The decor of the newer ships is less gaudy * Addition of Chef's Table Some I like and some I don't. Either way I love to cruise. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. Which land based vacation would give you a beach warm enough to enjoy that is also outside of a hurricane zone? We have cruised in August, September, or October almost every year for the past ten and have never missed a cruise or experienced a delay because of a hurricane. That being said, we live in the Houston area and just barely made it on a cruise out of Galveston last September because of Harvey. We cruise this time of year because it is less expensive and works with our schedule. We also cruise with travel insurance and with the understanding that our ports could change and our trip could be delayed. If you have a tight schedule, or if your trip would be ruined should most of your days end up on the ship, you should wait until late November to cruise. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. We have enjoyed the Chef's Table six times on five ships over the past seven years. The first was the best because it was all new and the wine was flowing. The last two dinners we attended, one in 2017 and one in 2016, the wine did not flow without asking for refills. The menu is the same on all ships until they roll out a new menu every couple of years. Much has to do with the Executive Chef and how he conducts the evening. Some talk too much and others are fairly dry. The same is true for the other diners. Overall, we enjoyed the meal and the people we met each time, with only one that we would have skipped. It is definitely worth doing once and we will likely try it again when the menu changes. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. That's nice to know. Thank you. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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