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  1. I tried this once... The ship was sailing full for the second leg, but they created a waiting list. I did not clear the waiting list. Others have this same idea, I guess... I was on a cruise that was not sailing full- they sent a note to passengers to see if they wanted to stay on. I wish I could have taken them up on that offer. I don't know if they do that anymore.
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    The good, bad and the ugly!

    That is just not fun... I wonder if there was a charter group that focused on art aboard for your cruise... Either way- No bueno!
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    Diamond Princess-is she looking tired?

    I loved the Diamond... If you have some time, book a stay in the Izumi Onsen. It was a lovely little escape.
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    Best MDR Table Size for Solos

    Us Cackilacky Girls have to stick together! I love traveling alone... It is so easy- and a bit indulgent, even a tinge selfish. I typically book in TD in the MDR- This lets the waitstaff get to me a bit.
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    Best MDR Table Size for Solos

    I second site blog here on CC in the form of Live Froms... I am getting ready to pull the trigger on an independent blog site... If I can get it figured out.
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    All Aboard Time vs. Departure Time

    As I almost always DIY or book privately, I shoot for an hour before departure... just to hedge my bets.
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    On board drinks prices revealed

    This is one of those times that I am grateful that I am not a drinker. I typically trade out my mini for Perrier or a coffee card. I bring water/ sparkling water on board with me. (With that said, I want to make it clear- I am not judging... I know that it is a vacation and people spend on what they value. I don't hesitate to book the Sanctuary or the Thermal Suite.)
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    Best MDR Table Size for Solos

    You can do it on your Cruise Personalizer. Personally, I request a table for 2, knowing they will not pair anyone with me- which is my preference. I use meals as times to catch up on my blog and reading. As a rule, I am pretty shy/ introverted/ socially awkward in person- I opt not to inflict that on other people!
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    Being escorted aboard

    I have been in a suite at least 6 times... I have never had an escort. Like an above post- I was escorted on an NCL cruise.
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    Ground transportation to and from port

    Uber and Lyft are so easy to use. I hope you take the plunge and try it! I will say- years ago- when Uber was new- I signed up and just took a "trial run" to see if I liked it... I was sold!
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    Crown medallion

    Yes. You can use it to open your cabin door and to make on-board purchases.
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    Chairs removed to make more room?

    Thank you... It will be a long 34 days with just a couch and a desk chair... not that I am complaining (well, too much)- the extra comfy chair would be very nice to have.
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    Balcony camera??

    And there you have it!
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    Bringing back Alcohol on return flight

    They do make special padded bags to use to pack bottles of liquor and wine. Not sure if they are fool-proof, but it might protect your investment.
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    Chairs removed to make more room?

    I am not happy about this. Does anyone know if they are taking out the aux chair in a mini on the Coral?