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  1. Norris... loving your review... We are going on the same cruise next August and I'm making notes as I follow along. We're not fans of ship excursions and always either get a private guide or make it a DIY day. Since it appears quite easy to purchase train tickets online, do you think the Flamsbana train to Myrdall both directions would give us a good idea of the scenery in the area? I assume we would need to find transportation to/from the train station, unless it's within walking distance of the port (which I haven't researched yet). Anxious to read the rest of your trip notes. Thanks for taking the time!
  2. We don't drink either, and always get Wifi and OBC. That way if you want an occasional fancy coffee/tea or a soda, you just pay for it. Wifi is inconsistent depending on what ship and where you are in the world (and where your cabin is). Sometimes it's great. Generally good enough for texting and checking email. Not always good enough for streaming or uploading photos... seems to depend on how many people are online. Sea days seem to be especially slow since everyone is onboard.
  3. Agree... started packing a baggie of plastic straws a couple of cruises ago. Those paper straws are the worst!
  4. We had the same experience with Chase, but finally got our reimbursement 3 months later. It was certainly very trying and tested our patience at every turn!
  5. We had a claim due to hospitalization as well. It was an extremely frustrating experience, but did finally get reimbursed. I think they try to wear you down by requesting the same information many times... hoping you will finally give up. It took me almost 3 months to finally get my money.
  6. Totally agree... we primarily cruise Celebrity these days after reaching Diamond on RCI. Have no need for the rock climbing, slides, etc.anymore and appreciate no smoking inside. Also appreciate fewer children, although that's a generalization depending on how many teens are allowed to run around all evening on any given sailing... lol
  7. We've done it... but need to have everything go right from self debark to taxi... should be less of a problem on Sunday. We have an 11:25a flight from Seattle next year on a Friday morning and are hoping we are just as fortunate then! Being retired and not having a crisis if we have to go to plan B makes it worth the risk.
  8. My sister had a cabin like 9303... you had to unlock the hallway door and then walk to your cabin door and unlock it. Seemed a little bit noisy with the hallway door opening and closing at all hours (depending on your neighbors).
  9. We have 3 SV cabins on the Silhouette, deck 8, for Norwegian Fjords next August. We've cruised several times on S class ships and they have always had the outside connecting door. Great that we've been able to open the balcony partitions so we can walk between cabins! I have read that all the S class ships have this configuration, so hoping someone will chime in and confirm that.
  10. Broke her shoulder? While I could have sailed, I definitely could not have operated a scooter with two hands after I broke my shoulder. I assume she is near you and you know what her range of motion is? Hope your mom is feeling better... that was one injury that I would not wish on my worst enemy... so painful!
  11. Last time we were in Cozumel we were surprised by how many people stayed on the ship! I guess if you've been there multiple times, there isn't much different to do...
  12. Tender port that has had very long lines to get back to the ship each time we’ve been there. Make sure to allow at least an hour if you’re planning private excursions!
  13. We are on the Rhine right now... AmaDante left Luxembourg last Thursday and the weather and river have been absolutely perfect! The Rhine Gorge was stunning yesterday, although with a good cloud cover most of the day. Perfect temp for walking around Rudesheim village... our favorite so far! Today in Ludwigshafen and we’re going to bypass the tours and check out the big mall directly next to the ship. Have seen plenty of castles! Tomorrow is Strasbourg, then Breisach, and our week will come to an end in Basel. Water level looks perfect from where we are...
  14. So happy to hear all is well... we leave tomorrow for Luxembourg for our AmaDante Rhine/Moselle Splendors cruise!
  15. We always book 3 adjacent Sunset Verandas and have always been able to havae the balcony dividers open. Once they open them, I cannot see any way that you could close it yourself unless you brought a tool kit. It's not the entire section between the balconies that opens... just a small section at the railing. You can still sit in the chairs and not see the person sitting in the adjacent balcony. Just remember that regardless of the divider being open or not, you can hear everything your neighbors are saying (or doing) on their balcony... lol
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