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GRANNYOFSIX

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About GRANNYOFSIX

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • Interests
    Cruising, dancing, walking on the boardwalk ,# 1 having Granny Days with my grandchildren
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Have never had a bad cruise!! Cruised, Carnival, Royal, MSC and Celebrity

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  1. Hi......we have been cruising since 1993. We have cruised Carnival, Royal, Celebrity and MSC. We have been cruising on MSC and Celebrity exclusively since January 2017. We continue to check rates on other lines but MSC and Celebrity in our opinion have had the best rates with the best perks (I love perks)...... My husband and I enjoy dancing (Cha Cha, Shag, East Coast Swing etc) so dancing venues are very important to us. We did not care for the dancing venues on Mera very much, but that is just my opinion. We did not care for the dancing venues on Seaside at all (just our opinion) We liked the dancing venues the best on Divina because the venues were used for dancing and not so much games (like Mera) UNLESS it has changed since our last time on Divina in January 2019. So Divina wins for us in that respect. Also, walking outdoors (not on the walking track - to many people in the way and to much sun for us) is important to us. On Divina we could walk on the lifeboat deck out of the sun and not so many people which we liked. On Seaside there was no walking on the lifeboat deck because the lifeboats were tucked in. This was a huge disappointment as we thought there may be some other place to walk outdoors, but there wasn't or we just didn't find it. We could on the Mera on the lifeboat deck - it was a short walk but it was doable. So Divina wins for us in that respect. We loved the Edge bar on the Mera. Spent a lot of time there and got to know the bartenders and they truly made or repo cruise memorable!!! The Promenade was spectacular as well. The LED dome was awesome also. As for Celebrity, we have only cruised on the Equinox (6 times) and we love that ship. Lots of walking available on the lifeboat deck and great dancing in the Sky Lounge. So the Equinox does have what we enjoy also. All the MSC ships that I have been on are gorgeous. Crew has been amazing on all of them. We enjoy the food in the buffet and the main dining room. For me, the only ship I wouldn't go on again is the Seaside and that is ONLY because of the walking issue and the dancing issue. We had a great time on all our MSC cruises and we are looking forward to our next Divina cruise which is booked for 2021. Good luck with your decision!!! Happy cruising! 🙂
  2. Like I mentioned in my post, after 40+ cruises and ALWAYS feeling DIZZY AND FIND IT HARD TO CONCENTRATE AFTER THE CRUISE, this time not only did I do the Bonine, but decided to try the sea bands...............like you said, probably didn't help me to not feel dizzy, BUT something helped and since that was the NEW thing, I'm giving the sea bands credit......who knows........but it was wonderful NOT FEELING HORRIBLE AFTER THE CRUISE....... I will try the sea bands again in April on our next cruise..........then I will know for sure if they work.........crazy too, because I did not wear them on the cruise............just to the cruise and then when we disembarked I wore them during the day for about a week..........wish I knew what helped me to feel NORMAL..........
  3. Bonine for me......I take it morning and night the day before we get on the cruise.....then again morning and night the day we embark.........then once a day at night the entire cruise............then two again the day before disembarking and two the day of disembarking...........then because I do get MORE DIZZY AFTER THE CRUISE, I take one or two bonine every day/evening until those feelings subside..........sometimes in a day or two........my longest lasted 13 days..........whew......... Just got off a 13 night cruise - used Bonine as above but also used sea bands.............NO DIZZINESS after cruise...............not questioning WHY....but will always wear the sea bands.....................
  4. We are seasoned cruisers. We decided to try MSC in 2017 when Divina first came to Miami. The rates were enticing and the itinerary was fantastic. We have since been on the Divina twice (fantastica experience both times) Seaside once (YC) and recently on the repo Meraviglia (fantastica)October 28th. Lots of pros and cons...... but we enjoyed each cruise. Divina being our favorite of the MSC ships......we have another Divina cruise booked for 2021. Since you like the casino (we do too) be sure to check out the 30% savings (we always get it) on your next cruise by getting a certain amount of points in the casino......well worth it!! Do you have status with another cruise line? MSC does a good job with status matching although I believe they are a bit more strict than we status matched in 2017. If you do decide to give MSC a try, go with an open mind. We did and ended up enjoying each MSC cruise we have taken so far.....some more than others, but all enjoyable.....:) PS Easy drinks being offered now......we decided to upgrade to premium at a very reasonable cost to upgrade since the easy package is already being offered......please let me know if you have questions.
  5. Hi Nikki..........I FINALLY felt well enough today (November 23rd) to read your entire thread!!! You are amazing!! It was a fabulous read and I felt like I was on the ship again!!!! It was wonderful seeing you and Matt and spending a few evenings before dinner catching up and enjoying drinks. Hope we can do this again soon!!! Thank you again Nikki...... PS Thank you for the pen.....very thoughtful!!! 🙂
  6. Hi Arzeena.....so very sorry to hear you had a horrific experience on the Seaside cruise!!!!!! Are you on FB? Friend me and we can PM.......we did the YC once on the Seaside.......would like to hear your story.......we will miss you!!!!!
  7. Thank you so much Beamafar and Liz.....sure would be awesome and I definitely appreciate you giving me a pen!!! Hoping they still give them out on the Meraviglia!! I went to the store on Divina in January and they had pens but not the same ones that we received as a gift..........:( Thanks again 🙂 Laura
  8. Thanks for saving a pen for us!!! Hopefully we will get 2 more on the Meraviglia cruise - with yours that will be a total of five.....I will need only one more............thanks!!! Just got back from the doc. He gave me an antibiotic in case the bite gets infected. Can't decide if I should start taking it now since I know we will be drinking and there might be an interaction???? Anyway, safe travels!! Sounds like you had an amazing time in the YC...........so happy for you and Matt!!!
  9. Morning Nikki and Matt.......Sounds like you had an amazing cruise!!! Safe travels to your next destination!!! Enjoyed your thread so very much! Going to the doc today.........got bit by a spider or SOMETHING on Tuesday and it's still pretty swollen and itchy. Thought I better get it checked out before we leave tomorrow. PS I'm trying to collect these pens for my 6 grandchildren - I have two pens so far.......... Have a fantastic day!!!!
  10. Good Morning Nikki and Matt...........have a wonderful day!!! I look forward to your posts........fun thread 🙂
  11. Thinking it was probably the same duo........I specifically remember them singing Mustang Sally.........it was soooo good!!! Joe and I like to dance and although there wasn't a dance floor, we danced anyway........lol 🙂
  12. I remember them..................tooooooooooo good...........yummy!! I overindulged for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. I wonder if it's the same duo that we saw on Divina the end of January........ohhhh they were awesome!!!!!
  14. Ohhhh wow........that looks sooooo good!!!! Of course you couldn't pass up BAR NICOLAS 🙂
  15. Time will tell for sure.......... Sushi platter looked really delish.........nice you were invited to the CC dinner. I wonder why you were invited to dinner?? Has it ever happened to you before? Never happened to us.......interesting !! Have a great day!
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