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About Catrin

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  1. Not nearly as nice as HMC. The beach is rocky at first but then lovely a bit out. Plenty of chars under cover if you prefer shade but get there early. Food was terrible - we ate very little and ended going back to the ship. Overall it was a good day - but not that slice of heaven that HMC provided. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. The Ecstasy..... brand new in 1992. Our honeymoon and first cruise. Dont remember much ... except how “huge” she was, how ugly she was, and how cabin m11 up front was the worst cabin ever. Ahhhh rookie mistakes. But. It got me hooked!!!!! Thanks for the review! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. Back from the Splendor today. Bluetooth Speaker. It's a good one. I still say the packing cubes were a life changer!!! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  4. We are also going to Princess Cay and considered a Cabana as we lived our Cabana at HMC. BUT this is no value. Does not include any beverage or snacks. Walk a ways to the water. I think I'm just going to be happy with a clamshell or chairs in the shade. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. We like getting on early - and we are lucky we can. Just to start vacation early. Get lunch. People watch. Unpack. Enjoy the early buzz. Something about being on the Lido Deck on Day 1 is so much fun. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. Thanks for the review. Do you know if they had big taco shell salads at the burrito bar? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. Same situation! We were in line for pizza one late night. The couple in front of us were saying they were sick of pizza. They had no idea the MDR was included. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. We used UBER about $40 total Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. After 19 cruises in 25 years - it's amazing how it's different now. - like others, we pack less. Although I STILL tend to overpack. Use packing cubes. Repeat outfits. Simplify jewelry. - do less. Use to bounce from show to trivia to bingo to music etc. now we are content doing NOTHING. - no bingo. No casino. I think it's been at least 5 cruises since we have done either. No reason really - we just got sick of giving our money away. - spend time alone. I usually find a quiet area in the shade or inside to read. He hangs out at the pool. - gym. Part of the daily routine now - food. Just LESS. Cruising has become so less about food for us. While we enjoy it, we don't feel we have to have dessert at every meal, breakfast is light, etc. still love that Ice Cream however. - bedtime. We used to feel we needed to stay up late - dinner, show, bar (midnight buffet), etc. Now early to bed, early to rise. - ports. We take advantage of free or cheap offerings. Research. Trolley in San Juan, grand Turk beach etc. stay on ship days are the best. - photos. Hardly any. We don't even stop on formal night. But most of all, we are more than content to do NOTHING. it's no longer go go go. It's more go find a quiet corner and stare at the sea for hours. [emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. Will concur. Sneakers a must. Flips not allowed. So much fun too!! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. Went to Nassau on our honeymoon cruise 25 years ago. 20 cruises later and we haven't been back. Besides seeing Atlantis we really don't have any desire to return. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. New England schools have vacation week Presidents' Day week. That's a huge vacation week and you may find more families that week. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. We had normal twice a day service last cruise. No problems. After breakfast and after dinner. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  14. Yes.... had it on the Magic three times in April! Blue iguana. That's why I'm asking about the Splendor!! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  15. Raisin Bran encrusted French toast. Seriously. It's that good. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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