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Everything posted by rudychance

  1. Yes, the policy changed within the last week because we could book our excursions on 3/9/19 in the early morning hours for Star sailing 5/25/19. Then we got an e-mail the day before booking specialty dining that the hours were 12 pm west coast and 3 pm east coast time. We were able to book restaurants at exactly 3 pm.
  2. I tried to attach pics of the main and infinity pool, but they didn't post. Anyway, you can do short laps in main pool and swim around or hang on the back of the infinity for great views. Lots of fun !
  3. Thanks for the great review; it brought back fond memories of our West Indies Sea cruise last December (17) 😁 We only did one included tour in Guadeloupe and a paid rainforest by tram in St Lucia- enjoyed both, but went to beaches or stayed onboard since DH had a terrible cough. It was wonderful ; yes, spoiled forever with outstanding food and service. We went again on the Sky (had a PV) , unfortunate rainy weather entire cruise . We are looking forward to an amazing Med Odyssey on the Star in May . The only place we had trouble finding a table was outside near the pool grill, but there's not many. Enjoy planning your next VO cruise!
  4. No, not at all difficult for us; it's simple. Follow recommended tips automatically placed on your charge ; give more to favorites, ie, those who go beyond. Wait, what is the problem?
  5. No, it was a hinged door, you're right. Just reminded us of the old ships with balconies had wooden doors and were so hard to open. Yes, it's nice looking out the picture window from couch, but we love the sliders 😊
  6. WOOPS, meant the window next to the couch in PV's.
  7. We didn't like the wooden door at all on our Sky cruise, a PV1 on deck 6 aft. Very disappointed; we were sure to get sliding door (5029) for upcoming Med Odyssey in May. Rep described the difference as needed "bones" to the ships. It's a matter of preference, I think some like the window next to window with the door. In any event, we had plenty of storage space in DV and much more in PV as light packers.
  8. The lobster really was fabulous; I hope we can crack the mystery without missing a favorite menu at the Chefs Table ! 😘
  9. Looking for any info to help pick specialty restaurants for our Med Odyssey cruise in May, 2019. We enjoyed lamb in Manfredis and awesome half of a whole lobster in MDR on our 1st cruise. That was on the Sea; then didn't have either on Caribbean Sky cruise. Can't decide what nights, we have a PV, so booking is coming up. Can anyone share experience to help? Thanks much.
  10. Ha, enjoyed watching the upbeat video posted by lilhunny; ah, to be young 😀
  11. Thanks, Deirdre, great info !! Yes, we love the low rise area of Aruba and go every December. Thing is, we go before Christmas to avoid massive crowds and high pricing. If we take the TA on Viking my petsitter can't care for our four spoiled fur babies and haven't had luck finding another. :( Thanks again :)
  12. We've been on two VO cruises and have the Mediterranean Odyssey booked for next May. Would love feedback on the Transatlantic Portugal to Miami offer (12/16/18). Weather could be rough , for sure. This would be instead of Aruba, beautiful place, beach, weather Thoughts?
  13. WOW ! What an amazing stroke of great luck. We went on both itineraries this past year (DV on Sea and PV on Sky) . We loved , loved the 10 day Southern on the Sea. Turquoise Seas, just OK. Congrats :o:o
  14. Thank you so much for answering so quickly ! Actually, we must keep up our yard and pay for care for four pets; this is the longest cruise itinerary we've booked, so I'm not anxious to add more days . The new add on looks enticing, but, yikes, the price:eek: :(
  15. Already deposited on this cruise . Please help me decide if the extra $$ is well spent and fun. We have done very little of Europe, so would love opinions since it's almost 4K more for three days. Thanks so much !!
  16. Look at the menu for the night (s) you're booked when you board. If nothing is appealing, X-cel and go to the Restaurant or World Café. No one will reply with hate mail at all. It's much discussed for the weird tasting offerings. We ate there on the Sea last month; we would've been hungry from the "foam" and other offerings, but were already stuffed from the lunch venues and just called it a night . Have fun !
  17. Thank you so much for your quick responses:) I will follow your advice; I also wish we could get a non stop departing, but there isn't one available from CLT to VCE; best itinerary I could find (for spring 2018) is a short connection through Philly. Thanks again, look forward to reading your review for 10/18, LeRenardrouge !
  18. Hi, my DH and I sailed on the Seas last month and are looking forward to going on the Sky late this month. We're planning on booking the Mediterranean Odyssey for May 2019 while on board. I had read that for the 3rd Viking cruise, the Custom Air fee was waived. Does anyone have any info on that ? Also, does the custom air allow you to pick your flights (ie. there is a non stop from Barcelona to CLT), or just get better connections and earlier ticketing? Thanks so much in advance ;)
  19. Thank you Scuba, Islandhop and Cher - what a relief we won't have to share the beach with potentially 3K people if everyone gets off and half just uses the pool:cool: We haven't cruised for years and have been renting condos on the beach in Maui, St. Thomas and Aruba, so hope the crowds don't overwhelm. Cher - have the BEST time and I'll look forward to your review. Have a great week, everyone :)
  20. Hi cher, could you post a quick review of your day at Osprey on this thread when you return, please. I'm sure it's great and welcome any feedback and tips. Have a great cruise ;)
  21. OK, mates, mums the word about Osprey - I hope they serve an early lunch since we have to be back to ship a 1:30 PM.
  22. Keith, I thought we would definitely do that for the short port call, but it looks like there'll be two large ships in port at the same time, with over 6300 passengers. I haven't been yet, but it seems like it will be very crowded - that's the most visitors expected in the entire month :eek: from the GT port schedule. We'll take a taxi to Osprey; thanks so much for the info and pics, scubacruiser; it looks gorgeous.
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