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About cruiserking

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    New York City
  • Interests
    Theater, Ocean Liners, Art, Reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Princess, Holland America Line.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Europe - Caribbean

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  1. Thank you Twangster for this fabulous Live Empress travelogue. Your photographs are just gorgeous. We are boarding Empress on Sunday morning and now more excited than ever to experience this lovely little ship with the big heart. Happy Cruising. Jonathan
  2. We were booked in a Junior Suite, the minimum bid was $400 per person, I bid the maximum $900 per person. It's a great deal because this was originally a Cuba cruise and after the itinerary change we are due a 50% refund on our original fare. So the balance for this Owners Suite is just a couple of hundred bucks. Plus Royal had this suite priced at $5,600 last week. Very excited. Happy cruising. Jonathan Jonathan
  3. Just scored an Owners Suite for our Empress Western Caribbean cruise next Saturday. Super Excited. Jonathan
  4. We've sailed Anthem 4 times and have been able to sit in reserved seating. Jonathan
  5. That's a shame. We've always enjoyed this perk on board Anthem. It's pretty lame that Royal is taking some of the few nice junior suite perks. Jonathan
  6. We love the Junior Suites, lots of room, comfortable, large balcony. There's usually a pre-boarding waiting lounge, early embarkationg, dinner at the Coastal Kitchen, select seating area in the main theater along with double points. Have a great cruise. Jonathan
  7. 32 days till Empress to Key West & Mexico 212 till Anthem to the Bahamas
  8. Thanks for posting this Kao Kao chocolate tour DeepC. This looks like the perfect thing to escape the summer heat. Defintely booking this. Jonathan
  9. Egad, the Noordam is all the way in Australia?! Bring her back and loaded with Tims Tams please! Which ship cruises from Boston, is still Veendam? Will have to look into that. Where are you cruising to next Sail? Jonathan
  10. Hi Sail, thank you very much. Been a while since we've sailed on HAL. Eager to try out the Nieuw Statendam. Wish they would port a ship back in Manhattan again for the Caribbean like those great old voyages we all enjoyed on board the Noordam! Jonathan
  11. Here is the latest from Royal Caribbean per their website: Cuba Travel Policy Update - June 05, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Effective immediately, the U.S. government has implemented new regulations that prohibits travel from the U.S. to Cuba by cruise ship. This change requires us to immediately replace all Cuban ports. For all 2019 sailings on both Majesty of the Seas and Empress of the Seas, we have secured alternative ports and we are in the process of communicating the new itineraries to our guests and travel partners. For these guests, they will have the option of remaining on their sailing with the new itinerary and receiving a 50% refund or they may cancel their cruise and receive a full refund. For 2020 sailings on both Majesty and Empress of the Seas, we are working to secure alternative itineraries and expect to be able to communicate to our guests and travel partners within the next week. We are sorry for this unexpected and sudden change to our guests’ upcoming vacations and appreciate their understanding. Jonathan
  12. Royal Caribbean has already changed all of their Cuba itineraries. Our 6-night Cuba with stops in Grand Cayman, Cienfuegos and Havana, Cuba has been re-routed to Key West, Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. If you go to their website click on your cruise planner and see for yourself. Jonathan
  13. That's not the point. I paid over $3,000 to take a cruise there. Now, in addition to not going to Cuba, I don't even know if I will be refunded our cruise fare. It is infuriating that the government made not attempt to take peoples upcoming travel plans into account. There is not threat of danger in Cuba. It is purely a political stunt by an out control tyrant. Jonathan
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