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  1. Thank you for the good information. After looking at the list of wines and not being happy with the minimal choice of wines in the "Easy" wine package, I was able to change to "Classic" through the website where I originally ordered it. Yayy!! :D
  2. I have done 'Guarantee' cabin several times on other cruise lines and have been satisfied with the outcome. Sometimes a cabin is assigned within a few weeks, other times it's not until a few days out. Yes, it's a crap shoot, but if the price difference is enough then I wouldn't hesitate to do it. My attitude is that as long as I'm on the ship I don't care where my cabin is, but that is just my personal feelings. I would only do this if the price is right, otherwise I also prefer picking my cabin location. But you do need to remember that where ever you end up on the ship you can't really complain, because that's what you agreed to.
  3. Thanks for the information and the pic of the list of wines in the two packages. I wish I had waited before I purchased the 2 "Easy" Wine Packages thinking that was the better way to go. Live and learn. Will try to change this but not sure how easy it will be.
  4. We did buy "Easy" thinking it would have better wine choices since it said that they were chosen by their sommelier, but from your pic of the list of wines it looks like "Classic" has more choices to offer. We actually bought 2 Easy wine packages to cover us for the 2 weeks onboard. Maybe this was a mistake! How easy will it be for me to change it to "Classic" I wonder.
  5. We are cruising on the MSC Magnifica in Europe in less than a month, and we purchase the Water Package of 14 bottles of 1 liter mineral water. Can anyone explain how it works? Do we have these 14 bottles delivered to our room on embarkation day or do we pick them up somewhere? We also have purchased the wine and water package for the dining room and also were given the 12 vouchers each for drinks. Can anyone enlighten me as to how all of these will work? Will we get a booklet of 12 vouchers each and need to carry these around to give for our drinks or is it loaded on our cruise cards? Thanks in advance for any information you can give us.
  6. We are on a cruise that docks in Amsterdam at 17:00 and leaves the next morning. What can we do in about 6 hours once we get off the ship. We'll probably want to get back on the ship by midnight. We would like to maybe see Anne Frank house or one of the art museums and do a canal boat tour or whatever is best to see the canals. Do ships dock close to the center of town? What is most important to see in Amsterdam to get a feel for this city? Anything we should try eating that is typical of this city? I desperately need help planning for the 6 hours, I've done some reading but not sure how close or easy things are to get to. Thank you in advance for any advice or suggestions you could give me.
  7. I am also cruising on the Magnifica, but in August, and I asked the same question of the reservation department and was told no they don't have any transfers available to the airport or London. My husband and I will be taking a taxi to the Southampton Train Station and train into London, where we will stay overnight before heading to the airport. There is a bus company (National Express, I believe) that does Southampton to the airport, You will need to take a taxi to the Bus Terminal. Hope this helps!
  8. Keith, I'm loving all the information that you are providing. Can you tell me if there are ATM type machines that provide Euros on board the ship. There were on other cruise lines when I did the Med cruise three other times. I know the exchange rate wasn't as good as on land but it did make it easier for us. Thanks again for all your great information!!
  9. These large groups might explain why the roll call for the Epic 8/21 from Barcelona is dead. No action whatsoever. Odd to me since on all our other cruises there was so much interaction and information sharing. This makes sense now!! Not liking this at all!!
  10. I know several people going on this cruise and it was just posted at the Royal Caribbean website that this cruise is going to St. John's, Canada. Temps are high of 60 degrees to low of 40 degrees. Sorry this happened, but enjoy the ship and port any way!! Have fun everyone!
  11. I have always traveled to Italy (all over) with my two kids and husband and never had any problem finding a quad or 'family room.' In fact in recent years quads have become more and more common. My suggestion is to go to venere.com and put in your dates and information and see what hotels come back with quad rooms, then check on trip advisor to see which has the best rating and review.
  12. We just returned from the Ruby Princess July 29-Aug.10 cruise and I definitely did not think that Mykonos and Monte Carlo were a waste of time. In fact we enjoyed these ports very much because they gave us a 'time-out' from the full days of touring the major ports. We slept in a little later on these days and strolled off the ship around 9:00 or 9:30 rather than the 7:00 or 7:30 am days on the full day port days. In Mykonos we took the bus to the beach (Plati Yialos) and after a few hours there we took the bus back to town and walked to the windmills and through the town, bought some souvenirs and a delicious gelato and then we were ready to go back on the tender to the ship. Took lots of photos of the beautiful white homes/buildings with the colorful trim and beautiful flowers. All in all a very enjoyable and relaxing day, and these are definitely needed on a 12 day itinerary with 7 or 8 intense port days. In Monte Carlo we walked to the old town (upper part) and walked the quaint narrow streets and just took in the beauty that is this place. Enjoyed a gelato, actually it was a two gelato day! Saw the changing of the guards. Shopped and took lots of photos and basically just enjoyed this place. Since we walked off the ship (we docked) about 9:30 we didn't leave ourselves enough time to visit the Casino. Oh well, that will be something for us to see on our next Med cruise! We would never consider this port a waste of time. Would I have liked a longer port day? Sure, but then it would not have been as relaxing as it actually turned out to be. I would definitely have liked an overnight in Istanbul and would give up one of these ports for that. There is so much to see in Istanbul! This was a great cruise and itinerary. I enjoyed each port and each day for what it was, never considered any port a waste of time.
  13. Le Bistro for ambiance (ask for a table by the window). The food is great and definitely not what I would normally cook myself. Love the chocolate fondue!
  14. US Dollars are accepted every where and almost always your change back from a purchase is also in dollars. The exchange is 1 US dollar for 1 Bermudan dollar.
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