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  1. A picture of the packages is in this thread https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2625612-bottles-of-wine-prices/?tab=comments#comment-56628734
  2. On the Dream a few weeks ago there were 2 packages offered. Both were for 6 bottles- the standard package was at $ 22 per bottle- the premium was $ 32 ( I think ). you get 6 coupons and maybe 6 different wines to choose from. You could only redeem them in the MDR- although you could take the wine with you for drinking anywhere on the ship. There was something in the Fun Times about it the second day and info at Cherry On Top
  3. Costa Maya was not part of the itinerary for this cruise - 2 days @ sea, Roatan, Belize, Cozumel, day @ sea
  4. Meril on Girod St is another good place. Has small plates so you can get a few and share
  5. I didn't care much for Blackjack duo- but don't care for country music anyway. I thought the tv in the cabin was way too small and was fixed so you had to be in bed to watch anything properly. I did like that the fridge was empty- a usual pain for both pax and steward- does anyone ever buy anything it is stocked with? Bobbi ( Markmom ) no, I didn't see your son, but we don't encounter the fun squad much on our cruises
  6. We flew in on Friday to enjoy a day with our daughter and sil. Lunch at a local beer garden and dinner at Cava- the owner is friend with the kids. Harry Connick sr is a regular and the owner brought him by and introduced him to our table- great food and a fantastic banana flambe prepared table side. First time in a Cove balcony. Enjoyed being close to the water and people watching when in port.We had to move the chairs in order to get a decent view. Cabin 2276 and the 2 to the right ( and I assume it’s the same on starboard ) don’t have life boats above, so the view is a little better than the other coves. We got lucky with our team the first night with Your Time dining- Wesly, Gede and Gede- and requested their area for the entire week- efficient and friendly- never took more than an hour for dinner- but it wasn’t rushed either. I was disappointed that the only option to be waited on for lunch was the pasta bar on deck 11- di not like the sauces at all or the sea day brunch- which did not have a single selection for us to ‘lunch’ on. Had to return on the last sea day just to redeem our drink coupon- we don’t drink at breakfast. We took advantage of the wine bottle package. Found out you can only redeem those coupons in the main dining room- not a major problem, although we did have to pay full price in a lounge one night. There is a happy hour on embarkation and sea days- the only white wine was a chardonnay, red, a cab. We don’t go to the production or comedy shows, but do enjoy the live music. Initially I didn’t like the set up in the atrium, with the stage over the bar- in the end I prefer it that way. I also like the couches facing the stage on deck 4- much more comfy that sitting at a table for 2 and turning to see the band/ individuals playing. We did like the fact that there were only a pair of speakers set on stage for the atrium- other ships overdo ith with both the amount of speakers and the volume- one could actually have a conversation while the music was playing Allure Strings were ok- different than what we often encounter on other lines Other days had Dave Moretz- electric/acoustic guitar/vocals with self accompaniment - you have to see it to get it. Recap Acoustic played in the lobby as well as Ocean Plaza afternoons- also good Ms Drumz also played in the lobby as well as up on the Lido - very good steel drum with recorded backing. Showtime Brass was playing on embarkation day in the lobby- I thought they were a bit stiff until I saw the play with Lunar Sea in Ocean Plaza that night, making the band a 7 piece. The first 2 sets were jazz, the third rock with a male and female vocalist- this band was the best band I ever saw at sea. Each set was different and each musician talented- jazz, pop, rock, funk, Motown- they played it all. We caught one set by Kemar in the piano bar- SRO- he obviously was good- never got back though. Our POC were: Roatan- walked to the beach and got our passports stamped- after you get off the ship and get to the plaza ( beach to right ) make a left towards the craft market ther’e a building on the right with a red roof- stamps for donations. Belize- Coral Gardens Shark and Rays and lunch on Cay Caulker- great coral heads/ formations but not enough time there- too much time for lunch. Tried to get our passports stamped- the kiosk is all the way through terminal 4, but was closed that day Cozumel- snorkel and beach with Fury- coral a waste of time- too close to land- beach ok, burger and mac salad good. For Carnival and Princess ships once you get to the plaza go past the fountain and you’ll find a wide set of steps to the right, go up the steps and around the corner to a door. Got our passports stamped there This was our fist time on a CCL ship in over 4 years ( have been working on the bucket list) Was not disappointed and would book another Chris
  7. We flew in on Friday to enjoy a day with our daughter and sil. Lunch at a local beer garden and dinner at Cava- the owner is friend with the kids. Harry Connick sr is a regular and the owner brought him by and introduced him to our table- great food and a fantastic banana flambe prepared table side. First time in a Cove balcony. Enjoyed being close to the water and people watching when in port.We had to move the chairs in order to get a decent view. Cabin 2276 and the 2 to the right ( and I assume it’s the same on starboard ) don’t have life boats above, so the view is a little better than the other coves. We got lucky with our team the first night with Your Time dining- Wesly, Gede and Gede- and requested their area for the entire week- efficient and friendly- never took more than an hour for dinner- but it wasn’t rushed either. I was disappointed that the only option to be waited on for lunch was the pasta bar on deck 11- di not like the sauces at all or the sea day brunch- which did not have a single selection for us to ‘lunch’ on. Had to return on the last sea day just to redeem our drink coupon- we don’t drink at breakfast. We took advantage of the wine bottle package. Found out you can only redeem those coupons in the main dining room- not a major problem, although we did have to pay full price in a lounge one night. There is a happy hour on embarkation and sea days- the only white wine was a chardonnay, red, a cab. We don’t go to the production or comedy shows, but do enjoy the live music. Initially I didn’t like the set up in the atrium, with the stage over the bar- in the end I prefer it that way. I also like the couches facing the stage on deck 4- much more comfy that sitting at a table for 2 and turning to see the band/ individuals playing. We did like the fact that there were only a pair of speakers set on stage for the atrium- other ships overdo ith with both the amount of speakers and the volume- one could actually have a conversation while the music was playing Allure Strings were ok- different than what we often encounter on other lines Other days had Dave Moretz- electric/acoustic guitar/vocals with self accompaniment - you have to see it to get it. Recap Acoustic played in the lobby as well as Ocean Plaza afternoons- also good Ms Drumz also played in the lobby as well as up on the Lido - very good steel drum with recorded backing. Showtime Brass was playing on embarkation day in the lobby- I thought they were a bit stiff until I saw the play with Lunar Sea in Ocean Plaza that night, making the band a 7 piece. The first 2 sets were jazz, the third rock with a male and female vocalist- this band was the best band I ever saw at sea. Each set was different and each musician talented- jazz, pop, rock, funk, Motown- they played it all. We caught one set by Kemar in the piano bar- SRO- he obviously was good- never got back though. Our POC were: Roatan- walked to the beach and got our passports stamped- after you get off the ship and get to the plaza ( beach to right ) make a left towards the craft market ther’e a building on the right with a red roof- stamps for donations. Belize- Coral Gardens Shark and Rays and lunch on Cay Caulker- great coral heads/ formations but not enough time there- too much time for lunch. Tried to get our passports stamped- the kiosk is all the way through terminal 4, but was closed that day Cozumel- snorkel and beach with Fury- coral a waste of time- too close to land- beach ok, burger and mac salad good. For Carnival and Princess ships once you get to the plaza go past the fountain and you’ll find a wide set of steps to the right, go up the steps and around the corner to a door. Got our passports stamped there This was our fist time on a CCL ship in over 4 years ( have been working on the bucket list) Was not disappointed and would book another Chris
  8. You can take it with you or leave it for the next meal. I believe the bottle offered are available in certain other venues but not everywhere
  9. I live in NJ. It took a week from time ordering to delivery for 2 $ 100.00 cards. Guess it varies from state to state. It takes forever to receive mail sent from Florida
  10. I bought my tux after our first CCL cruise years ago and I still wear it with different dress shirts and ties for each 'elegant night'. We have cruised on Paul Gauguin and Windstar - both say no formal nights, on the captains reception night there were many in tuxes and gowns- and I left mine home. I won't be doing that again 🙂
  11. The search on this site has either got worse or 'better' making one be more specific. I just want to see a current list of bottle of wines available with prices- can't find one. HELP
  12. What day/ time was the Diamond/ Platinum party?
  13. We plan to spend some time at the beach. Are there excursion operators at the pier if we want to do something else.
  14. For our upcoming Dream cruise our dining time is unassigned /waitlisted for My Time. Late seating is available but we never eat that late. Early seating is closed. Will we end up eating in the buffet or paying for specialty restaurants? Do they check your cabin # for My Time? Our Platinum status gets us nothing as far as regular dining times. Suggestions?
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