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Everything posted by rudychance

  1. Oh, the Xiang menu was our least favorite at CT from the eight selections we've been fortunate enough to enjoy on our three VO cruises. We loved the Mexico offerings. The short ribs and chocolate dessert were fabulous! ! But, the last wine was so sweet, DH couldn't drink it. We didn't upgrade or have SS package on the Med Odyssey though, so yours will probably be better 🙂 Enjoy.! !
  2. Really? I've been on three VO cruises and booked for fourth. Have never seen anything remotely like Parsley experienced. Sorry if offensive, but, live and let live unless you're paying for other's fare. Oh, never bought SS, but love a good Manhattan, some venues on different ships served better than others 🍸
  3. No bad reputation, just like holding the stem; more enjoyable for us 🍷😁
  4. But they use the dreaded stemless glasses at the Chef's Table if you don't have the Silver Spirits package or upgrade for the wine pairings. At least, that was our experience on the Sky when we decided not to purchase either on the January, 2018 sailing. Not the case on the Sea in 2017 when we had shipboard credit and chose the SS pck. Any feedback on other ships/sailings?
  5. 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.
  6. 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 !
  7. 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!
  8. 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?
  9. 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 😊
  10. WOOPS, meant the window next to the couch in PV's.
  11. 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.
  12. The lobster really was fabulous; I hope we can crack the mystery without missing a favorite menu at the Chefs Table ! 😘
  13. 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.
  14. Ha, enjoyed watching the upbeat video posted by lilhunny; ah, to be young 😀
  15. 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 :)
  16. 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?
  17. 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
  18. 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: :(
  19. 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 !!
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