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About LibratPDX

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    Portland OR
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    Travel, SCUBA, snorkeling, scrapbooking, reading, movies, music, shopping, farmer's markets
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    CC, X, NCL, HAL
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  1. I thought that was the error message on my app but I should have screen-shot it. It could have also been the horrendously slow internet connection, sea days are the worst!
  2. Just off the Magic; Anytime MDR opened at 5:30, buffet dining officially started at 6pm but the deli is open 11am to 11pm.
  3. My airline (American) would not allow me to check in online because the WiFi wasn't secure/private. I didn't try using one of the PC's onboard.
  4. Same here, LOVE Chef's Table, I've enjoyed it at least half-a-dozen times, they really do a fantastic job!
  5. I found this nightlight, it's rechargeable, motion activated AND magnetic, perfect for cruise-ship cabin walls 🙂 Amazon Prime baybeee
  6. Jiji's was one of the few things I loved about the Vista (Dream class ships remain my favorite). IMO it's Chef's Table quality Asian food at an amazing price!
  7. I'm not familiar with how Pampered Chef parties work. It doesn't cost a dime if you don't schedule anything.
  8. The Ladies Pamper Party is listed in the FunTimes. You get the lower-than-published price for attending and participating in the party; most people who show up know about the discounts. You basically follow their steps and give yourself a facial. Then at the end of the party, they talk about what is offered on the flyer and they encourage people to be vocal to get better pricing. Kinda cheesy but the deals are the best!
  9. Usually on Sea Days, anywhere from 11am to 3pm (it's usually about an hour long). On my last cruise there were some evening times but I don't know if those are only on Sea Days or if they do it every day (or if they only do it if/when they're not getting enough bookings). The prices are only good for that day and sometimes the next morning. Just remember to tell them at the beginning of the appointment that you don't need any products (unless you want something, then be very specific or tell them your limit and ask what they would recommend). They like to give you a card showing all of the products the used on you but there's no hard sell.
  10. The writing on the flyers are the prices we paid after attending and participating in the Ladies Pamper Party, some initialed by the person authorizing the prices at the end of the party. Yes, I got all the services, extended time, and hot stone massage added on for the scribbled prices.
  11. I've never seen TD, but I recognize MDR "main dining room"
  12. For the absolute best deals, attend the Ladies Pamper Party (men are welcome to attend)! At the end of the "party", they offer package deals at a much better price than is ever published. My samples are from two separate cruises.....
  13. It's only worth it on the Dream class ships, not a fan of the Vista class Thermal Suite, as ccd228 mentioned, they don't have the amazing thalassotherapy pool.
  14. The thing I enjoyed the most was that there were NOT constant announcements. No push to shop at Diamonds International, no reminders of what activities are coming up next, they seem to trust that everyone can read the daily schedule! I get SO tired of the CD's announcing EVERY.LITTLE.THING on Carnival ships, just stop! I had a good time but definitely missed the atmosphere and fun of a Carnival Piano Bar! The Celebrity version was mostly a snooze. The Carnival steakhouse was better than Celebrity's....
  15. Sea Day Brunch is usually in the aft dining room on deck 3. It's also the dining room for Sea Day Tea at 3pm, usually deck 4; I haven't been to tea lately, they keep cutting back on the goodies 😞
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