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  1. Trunk Bay is our favorite St. John’s beach. All the times we have been there it’s never been overcrowded. Only drawback is it’ takes a while to get there.
  2. The best thing to do now is keep checking a couple of times a day. There’s no formula for when they are released. Close to final payment date some might appear due to cancellations. Good luck.
  3. We will be on the first sailing out of Miami after dry dock. Have not had Guys or the Blue Iguana burrito bar on our last two cruises. Can taste them both right now. Mmm Mmm
  4. Has anyone else besides jamman gotten through to the excursions. Still get the oops page. We are on this cruise and the 6 day New England cruise on the 24th and the excursions have been posted for a few months.
  5. Boarding passes for both of you and he has his drivers license, and passport with him.
  6. Stay in St. Augustine. Have breakfast and see the sights. The next night I would stay in the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale area. Just a short drive to the port, no worries about unforeseen delays. I lived in central Florida and got caught up in many a long traffic delay especially on I-95 which seems to be an accident magnet.
  7. On sea days you will see beautiful scenery. The best way to see wildlife and whales is by excursion. We took a whale watch and bear combo excursion out of Icy Strait Point, it was one of my top excursions. You might see whales and bears while cruising, but they will be in the distdance. We got lucky last year and had a group of Orcas swimming about a hundred yards from the ship. There will be sightings, but you have to be in the right spot at the right time to see them. Bring a lightweight pair of binoculars along. Getting close to the glacier can’t be predicted, all depends on the amount of ice that’s present. Sailing from Vancouver keeps you in the Inside Passage, from Seattle, you go out in the Pacific Ocean and you could get rough seas before you enter the passage. Enjoy Vancouver for the day, it’s a wonderful city and one of my favorites. Look into Holland America or Princess they both go to Glacier Bay. You will get up close to Majorie and the Grand Pacific glaciers guaranteed, and sail past a couple of more.
  8. Hampton Inn Brickell. Very nice area, lots of shopping and restaurants close by.
  9. Take the Brightline from PBI directly to the Miami Station. The station is a couple of miles by cab from PBI by cab. Then Uber/cab to POM a 10 minute drive. The train takes a little more than an hour to reach Miami. You can find the train schedule and promo codes on line.
  10. We are just the opposite of you. Have not sailed a ship larger than the Conquest class. Will be on the new Mardi Gras for a back to back out of NYC next year. I’m not sure how I will feel with 4,000 plus passengers. Will be a new experience, no doubt.
  11. We are staying at the Yotel, 570 W. 10th Ave. Between 41st and 42nd Streets. The port is at 50th St and 12th Ave. It a 10 minute cab ride to the port. Never rent a car to drive around Manhattan. Public transportation is faster. It’s also about a 15 minute walk to Times Square and about a 20 minute walk to Rockefeller Center. Subways are close by also.
  12. skrufy

    Alaska in October

    I would hope for sunny weather, but be prepared for overcast, rainy, foggy, and cool weather. If you go to a glacier, it will be quite cold out on deck. Don’t want to disappoint you but Alaska begins to close for the winter mid September. Whales start heading to the warm weather for the winter. We have gone on two 14 day cruises the last week of August and first week of September. First was rainy and overcast every day except Sitka. The second was sunny except for Icy Strait Point, and Glacier Bay. Drizzled early morning in Skagway.
  13. You will have a great view of the ships coming into port. If you like history you will also. love the Queen Mary.
  14. Look on your luggage tags, they also will say priority. Enjoy the priority boarding and all the other perks.
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