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    Royal Caribbean
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    I would love to go to Europe! But for now my favorite has been St. Thomas

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  1. So here is directly from my cruise planner: "Savor the savings with the Unlimited Dining Package! For one low price, you can enjoy multiple entrees and visit multiple specialty restaurants every night of your sailing. And as an added perk, this unlimited package also applies to lunch at specialty restaurants on sea days. Plus, enjoy a discount of 40% off bottles of wine under $100 and 20% off bottles above $100 while dining in specialty restaurants. A courtesy reservation will be made for the first night of your cruise based on your preferred dining time. You will receive your courtesy reservation confirmation in your stateroom on the first day of your cruise. All additional reservations or changes to your courtesy reservation must be made once onboard at any specialty restaurant. For restaurants with a la carte pricing, you’ll receive a $35 food credit.*" So... for one thing it is not unlimited if they're going to give you a $35 food credit for a la carte pricing, and then cut you off. And for another thing, It confuses me above where it states "multiple entrees and visit multiple specialty restaurants every night of your sailing". I questioned whether that was saying in order to get multiple entrees, you have to visit multiple restaurants.
  2. I didn't read through the whole thread's responses. But when I was reading on RCI's website about the UDP, It sounded to me like you could get Unlimited entrees....AS LONG AS they were at different restaurants. Like you could go to Chops and Order an entree, and then later go to Jamie's and order and entree. Almost like... who would have time to do this? As a deterrant to do it at all. Because of the way it was worded on the website, I remember being confused. I honestly though can't see how Royal could allow someone to sit down and order 3 filets for one person, every single night. That wouldn't make sense to me either. You'd be getting like 21 fillets plus sides, apps, and dessert for $200. Having said that, I did think you would be allowed to order multiple apps. I can't imagine someone leaving hungry if you were allowed to order multiple apps and sides.
  3. Our cruise is Oct. 2020 and I was able to make coastal kitchen reservations for each night on the cruise planner online already. very strange!
  4. Thank you, these are the same menus that seem to be on the app for current 7 night sailings in CK. The menus look interesting for sure... my husband and I are adventurous eaters. The MDR menus look better than CK, only if the dishes were better quality. But there is something that looks pretty good each night in CK... the pasta dishes sound the best. We'll try it out and if we dont like it we will probably end up eating the specialty dining. Thanks!
  5. Its extremely difficult to find reviews of coastal kitchen in general. To me the menus in the app don’t look nearly as good as the MDR choices however I’m thinking the quality may be better.
  6. We are cruising in suites for our next cruise, and looking into the Coastal Kitchen it seemed by many past reviews that there are only 2-3 different dinner menus throughout a 7 night cruise at coastal kitchen. Yet when I look on the app, for 7 night Symphony cruises, the menu at coastal kitchen doesn't seem to repeat at all. It looks as though there are 7 different menus. Can someone clarify? thanks!
  7. I don't think it's about someone getting too drunk, but I believe the rule is in place because you cannot see broken glass in a pool, so you're not allowed to usually have wine glasses or anything of the sort near the water. My suspicion is that the rule was misinterpreted by the video poster, and someone was turned down ordering a drink that came in a GLASS cup. I could be wrong, but I would bet this is the case. No drinks at all by the pool is ridiculous.
  8. Thanks everyone for all of your replies. There are a ton of cabins on the ship that hold at least 3, so that's why it's strange. when I look at the deck plans, the rooms with sofabeds have a triangle on them, and there are TONS of them, almost half the rooms on some decks. And the sailings before and after both have tons of these rooms open. So that's why I'm extremely confused, and when I looked a few weeks ago, we basically had the pick of the entire ship. So something strange is going on. And I also wouldn't think October would be prime time for family cruising.
  9. Bump... I"m wondering this as well.
  10. I believe that cabin doesn't show up on the RCI website because it's a handicap cabin, which I wouldn't want to take anyway. (I saw one available on a different website that was handicap) Some of the kids are young, so booking two cabins would split the parents up, its just not ideal. There are some junior suites left so that is an option. But it was just concerning even if they don't end up booking, why this is happening. There is also very limited availability with specialty dining, and it's a year and a half away. I'm just wondering if a huge group booked the ship.
  11. I'm not seeing where I can book a guarantee balcony... but We are definitely not into booking guarantee cabins. But I guess i'm more just asking if anyone else thinks this is strange. That far out, not being able to choose one oceanview balcony on the entire ship all of a sudden.
  12. We are sailing on the Symphony of the Seas, Oct 17 2020. This is a LONG way away, yet there are NO outside balcony rooms left for 3-4 people. There are central park or boardwalk balconies left, yet not one outside balcony on the ship. We booked a few months ago (we are checking for other family members) and there were almost zero cabins booked last month, and tons of availability. The sailing before and after also have almost all of these cabins still available. This scares me, that some huge group booked up the entire ship. I have looked to see if there is some sort of event going on and I cannot find anything. Does anyone else find this odd? It looks like there are tons of rooms on the ship that can fit more than 2 people, and it's a year and a half away. All booked.
  13. You'll get people who say "neither!" and people who can have fun anywhere with their babies. Personally, I wouldn't have fun on a cruise or at Disney with a baby. I would probably to go an all inclusive somewhere in the caribbean, with an air conditioned room always near by, and my own large space to go back to easily to take care of the little one. Beaches, activities, huge pools, and buffets for miles would be my choice for a vacation with a little baby. Having said that, if you're the type person considering this, you'll do fine at either place. Millions of People take their babies to disney every year, and there are babies on cruises. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to both and you can't really tell someone else what would be good for their family. Especially since both options sound like a nightmare to some, including myself. The only thing to consider with cruises is that the cabins are small... If I had to choose between the two vacations i'd pick disney. Again with a larger room to go back to with a big pool, etc.
  14. You get what you pay for with the older ships, and you should know that going in. If you have realistic expectations, you'll have a great time. There isn't a "bad" cruise ship, simply because it's older. Having said that, I had a NIGHTMARE cruise and I didn't get any kind of compensation. Long story short I booked a large suite on the Carnival Pride, and it was the room from hell. It was an older boat, all the way aft, and our room shook like we were in a paint shaker. Every single thing in the room shook and rattled all day and night, the cabinets, the mirrors, the glasses at the mini bar, etc. We had to stuff towels in the drawers just to make it stop rattling so we could get some sleep, but it made us sick. The chairs screeched and vibrated accross the balcony... Found out later that ship has a known issue with their azipods or something. It was miserable and we would have traded that large aft suite for an inside cabin mid ship any day if it would have stopped the rattling. (none left) It was SEVERE. Anyway, ZERO compensation. So FYI... You're not going to get some sort of refund just for booking an older ship. That's crazy.
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