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  1. Bella O

    Uber in Bermuda

    Thanks so much!
  2. Bella O

    Uber in Bermuda

    Any app based uber/rideshare in bermuda?
  3. Bella O

    Bermuda Beach?

    How much would a cab be from St George's to Clearwater beach?
  4. Thanks so much for the review. We are considering Christmas Week river cruises so this was so helpful!
  5. Thanks so much for your review. We are on the Anthem next June, and I was questioning whether the genie added much value - And it sure sounds like it! Just the info I needed.
  6. Having sailed twice on NCL in the haven I can see why RCL will be adding this; they simply need to to compete in this arena. Im sure they will add this to other new ships.
  7. We've been in the Haven twice, once on the Escape and once on the Getaway, which was the same cruise you are doing. One of the best benefits with this cruise is the priority disembarkation in the ports. This is especially vital in Russia, where passport control can be looooong. It was an amazing perk to be one of the first on the line! You will meet in the CL as soon as they give the all clear. Do utlizie this - its the best! The snacks everyday are great. Don't be shy to let your butler know if you prefer certain snacks. I kept forgetting! Breakfast in your room on early port days is fabulous! We loved the restaurant both times, but if I'm remembering correctly, the menu doesnt change, so we really enjoyed the specialty dining venues. We did not eat in the main dining rooms at all. I think you made the right choice to stay in the Haven - its great to enjoy the proximity to everything the first time. Also on this itinerary you will hopefully be in all the wonderful ports so there is not nearly as much time to just enjoy the room/balcony. About the ports, I would suggest using a private tour provider for Russia so you will see the maiximum amount. People that took the ship's excursions here just didn't get to see as much. We did take a ship tour in Finland which was fabulous. You will love this cruise, soak it all up!
  8. So it’s a difference of about $350 dollars. According to RCCL the room and balcony are quite a bit larger. But like the above poster said, based on photos and utube it looks the same or maybe even smaller. Just wondering if the photos are a fair representation of the room Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So wondering if any experts out there know if the owner's loft suite is worth extra $ vs a grand loft? Both are Star class suites. I thought the owner's loft suite would give us a larger balcony, but looking at a video of the room it really doesn't seem like it. Anyone ever been in both suites?
  10. I booked last week through RCL's web-site for a 2019 anthem sailing in a Grand Loft (Star class). Lots to choose from in that category but I was interested in the Owner's Loft. It would show up as an option until you clicked on it, at that point it would say not available. Just had a feeling that either there was a glitch on their web-site or they were intentionally holding back that room. Sure enough today when I had time I went on an on-line TA and the Owner's Loft was available for our sailing! I called RC and had booking moved to that room with no issues. I don't know why this happens but it does. I have decided next time I will probably use a TA - my husband just prefers more control and doing it ourselves, but I've had it with their web-site!
  11. It's best to prepared for all kinds of weather. We did this cruise 2nd week of June last year, and we had tempertures that ranged from the cold low 50's to the high 70's (I believe it reached above 80 degrees in St Petersburg). We had rain one day, and sunny weather for most of it. We stopped in Iceland for a few days on the way over and that was for sure the coldest (and rainiest). We were far forward and with the wind we really couldnt use the balcony most days
  12. Thanks for your review! Will be taking this cruise, so your info is helpful.
  13. I too never received an invoice/statement via email like they always used to do. It doesn't seem right that they don't automatically send this. I've never bought something in which they don't email a statement with breakdown of costs and total price to be paid or paid. This seems really shady to me. I will never book on their web-site again.
  14. And just a reminder that suite reservations are always non-refundable. Im guessing all rooms will have non-refundable deposits down the line.
  15. My favorite of any ship/line I have ever cruised is Allure. Best ship ever! My least favorite was the Vision a year ago. Really showing her age, and entertainment was really poor. I guess I like them big:D Cruising Anthem next year, and I'm a little nervous with the reviews, but it'll be our first time ever in a Star class room, so I think we'll be more than happy.
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