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    Celebrity
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    Anywhere warm

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  1. Hi. I'm looking for some thoughts and ideas from folks who have sailed in the Haven before. We travel as a family of five (two adults, three young children) and so far have sailed on Disney (1 time), Celebrity (5 times), and Royal Caribbean (10+ times). We are Diamond Plus on Royal. We only travel in two bedroom suites. Royal is becoming a disappointing let down in terms of perks and dining. So I heard about the Haven being nice, but have also heard that NCL in general lacks in some areas. So I'm curious if anyone with a similar family as done NCL's Haven and Royal's suites and how you think they compare. We typically do a Caribbean cruise or two when it's cold here in the mid Atlantic and then a two week cruise in the summer in Europe. Thank you!
  2. Hi. I'm looking for some thoughts and ideas from folks who have sailed in the Haven before. We travel as a family of five (two adults, three young children) and so far have sailed on Disney (1 time), Celebrity (5 times), and Royal Caribbean (10+ times). We are Diamond Plus on Royal. We only travel in two bedroom suites. Royal is becoming a disappointing let down in terms of perks and dining. So I heard about the Haven being nice, but have also heard that NCL in general lacks in some areas. So I'm curious if anyone with a similar family as done NCL's Haven and Royal's suites and how you think they compare. We typically do a Caribbean cruise or two when it's cold here in the mid Atlantic and then a two week cruise in the summer in Europe. Thank you!
  3. Promo ticket. I accumulated about 6500 points on the cruise. But the casino unexpectedly did not open the last night due to a medical emergency. Wasn't able to cash in my points for anything. I've reached out to CR but so far nothing other than they'll look into it.
  4. We've been cruising with Royal since 2004. I miss the little things like chocolates on pillows, stationary, pens, shopping bags, and so forth. But what I really really wish was better was dining. Specifically quality of the main dining room at dinner and the availability of included other restaurants. We just got off Freedom and decided to eat at Johnny Rockets one day for lunch. It was $11 per person, plus $5 for milkshakes. We got McDonalds quality, and McDonalds service. I would like Royal to have places like JR that are included and then when we pay an upcharge have it be fantastic food and fantastic service.
  5. Just off a Christmas cruise on Freedom. I bought $2000 of credits and got $200 extra. All was treated as freeplay credits. Could not cash out the $2000 I bought. Did not earn points until the whole $2200 was lost. On first night had two hand pays and walked away with $5700. The next six nights were terrible. No hand pays. Played $1 machines at max bet almost exclusively.
  6. I just got back to my room And found a cert for a free balcony cruise or $1000 off. Is that all thy offer? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. Hello. I have almost 14,000 points from my current cruise. Today is the last day. What should I do now? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. Just get one and move on Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. We have used air2sea/choice for one way business class to/from Europe. We live in the DC metro area. Excellent pricing. But it seems as the inventory gets used up remaining seats become more expensive. So book early! As N example, round trip on AA in J PHL-BCN five tickets @ ~$2500 each. In the height of the season. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. On Vision now. Have had two MDR dinners so far. I’d rate the food a 4 and the service a 7. Want a ten on service? Then make sure water glasses are kept full, dirty plates cleared, food comes out hot, ice creams aren’t soupy, etc. and if the food comes out of the kitchen not right in some way then don’t bring it to me. Although I think most of the service quality issues are due to staffing cutbacks. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. $39. Seriously? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. Because I have three young kids. If it were not for them and the royal kids program we’d be long gone. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. I’m on vision now, was on Anthem in June. So these thoughts should be current. Anthem MDR was ok but not special. Was more rushed than before the new menus. WJ was almost awful, mostly because I want my food freshly prepared not a meat simmering in a sauce. Anthem had enough selections that it was passable. Speciality restaurants were decent but no wow factor. Had Giovanni’s and Chops. Don’t recall the prices but don’t care about them either. Vision Spent one night so far in MDR on MtD. Definitely rushed. I continue to strongly dislike the new, limited menus. Spent one night so far in a speciality (Giovanni’s). Service was better than MDR but not what it should or could be. Food was good but not great. Two lunches so far in WJ. Would have been three but I’m so sick of that slop that I went back to my cabin and ordered room service today. Why is it so hard to have fresh food? I do not want burgers and hot dogs! Especially if they’ve been sitting in a steam tray. Where are the made to order stations? Deli meats other than pork products? Berry fruits(rasp, straw, blue, black)? We are a couple in our thirties with three young kids who travel with us. Almost at diamond plus. Travel in suites. Royal is turning us off big time with their food trends. We sail them because of the kids activities and programs. But you’d think the young family with a free extra bucks to spend would be a target market for Royal....guess not.
  14. I am aware of deck plans which cabins are two bedroom. What I want to know is can I search for just two-bedroom cabins somehow without doing dummy bookings?
  15. Thanks. How can I find out those not to be named Web sites?
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