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Floridastorm

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  1. Since the Allure is the type of ship that seems to cater to families and kids (lots of kids) with all of there kid type activity, especially on their Caribbean cruises when school is out for the summer, I am wondering if there will be mostly adults on this TA? Since school age kids will be in school in March and their families will not go without the kids, I'm assuming that this TA cruise will be mostly kid free. Am I correct to assume that?
  2. I agree. Any type of time changes, east or west, are no fun especially for we old timers.
  3. That is the information that I was looking for. I did figure that a cabin over the Promenade might be somewhat noisy at times and that the Central Park area would be what it is supposed to be, serene. I myself like the forward looking cabin as being ex Navy movement of the ship or weather doesn't affect me. However, my wife and I were in an extremely forward cabin on Holland America R/T to Hawaii where the seas were pretty rough most of the time and both ways. She did not appreciate being bounced around 24/7. So, on the Allure it would be one of the cabins over Central Park or possibly an Ocean View cabin. Don't really like balconies as you can always have loud neighbors outside or even smokers although it's not allowed. Thanks for the info. Appreciate it.
  4. Royal Caribbean considers the cabins that overlook the Central Park area and the Promenade area as INSIDE CABINS. Even though they are considered inside they all have either a window or a balcony. just like Ocean View cabins but without the ocean view. Thanks for the insight into both types of cabins.
  5. I was thinking the inside cabin with only a window and no balcony. I guess that cabin should be even quieter as there is no way to open the window. Thanks
  6. Strongly considering this TA for March 1, 2020. In reviewing the deck plans and cabins it's difficult having never being on the ship to determine what is acceptable considering you are on the sea for 13 straight days. Choosing wrong can make for a long voyage. That being said, I am looking at one of two types of Inside Cabins. One is the standard Inside, without a balcony, that overlooks the Central Park. Are these cabins somewhat quiet, especially after 11 PM. Does it make a difference how high up the deck is. Is deck 9, which is one level above the Central Park, more noisy than deck 14 which is 5 decks above? The other Inside is forward facing on the bow. Deck 7 would be Cabin 7510. How is this cabin for quietness and also for motion since it is right up front? Any and all information would be most appreciated as I would like to take advantage of the very good pricing for this cruise.
  7. I will also place it on the RC forum. But, this forum is specifically referencing CABINS and that is what I am inquiring about.
  8. Strongly considering this TA for March 1, 2020. In reviewing the deck plans and cabins it's difficult having never being on the ship to determine what is acceptable considering you are on the sea for 13 straight days. Choosing wrong can make for a long voyage. That being said, I am looking at one of two types of Inside Cabins. One is the standard Inside, without a balcony, that overlooks the Central Park. Are these cabins somewhat quiet, especially after 11 PM. Does it make a difference how high up the deck is. Is deck 9, which is one level above the Central Park, more noisy than deck 14 which is 5 decks above? The other Inside is forward facing on the bow. Deck 7 would be Cabin 7510. How is this cabin for quietness and also for motion since it is right up front? Any and all information would be most appreciated as I would like to take advantage of the very good pricing for this cruise.
  9. Thank You. We normally would not cruise on a Disney World type ship like the Allure but considering it's a transatlantic crossing and normally on the Holland America, Celebrity, and Windstar ships there is very little to do and it does become somewhat monotonous. At least on the Allure one would never become bored. I will consider your advice. I cannot even imagine what one of those suites are like on the Allure. Unfortunately I don't want to take out an equity loan to pay for it.
  10. Before I actually brought up photos and a couple of videos of the Promenade Deck on the Allure I thought that it was a standard Promenade Deck like Holland America or Celebrity has which surrounds the ship, faces the ocean, and is used for strolling and possibly fast walking or jogging. That apparently is not the case and is not the type of situation I am looking for. So, will have to pay a little bit more to get an Ocean View cabin. Thanks for the info.
  11. We're considering Allure of the Seas for a Transatlantic Ft Lauderdale to Barcelona. Looking at a Promenade Interior View Cabin. Deck 7 either Cabin 7319 or 7325. Will there be any disturbance from Deck 8 Dazzles Lounge or in the case of 7325 Deck 7 the Rock Climbing Wall? Primarily interested in relative quiet from 11 PM until 8 AM. Is the Promenade Deck itself relatively quiet? Thanks folks
  12. I rest my case. No sense to go on.
  13. Oh for crying out load. Use your common sense. How do you think there are thousands of Chinese students, to include thousands more from other countries, studying in the US if it were that difficult to obtain a student visa? The problem is that if anything it's too easy to obtain a visa to the US. Pretty soon we're going to have half the world's population in the US and the citizens will have to move somewhere else.
  14. Doesn't seem to be so convoluted and unfriendly as there are thousands of Chinese students studying in US colleges. How many American students are studying in China's colleges? Hmmmmmmmmm.
  15. I'm not interested in getting into world politics and why things are the way they are between governments. This convoluted visa system is a result of a paranoid Communist Dictatorship and not of any type of reciprocity. IMO there does not seem to be any sane reasoning behind their monitoring of where and how cruise ships transport their passengers in order to satisfy a strange visa requirement. Once again, I could care less what China's reasoning is for implementing such ridged rules. I'm too old to be jumping through hoops in order to go on a simple cruise. Just too many reasonable places available out there where they are happy to have my business without all of the bureaucratic nonsense. As I stated, Singapore has a multitude of cruises that depart from there and where an American citizen can obtain a 90 day visa upon arrival. One of the sane governments.
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