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  1. We typically used the hallway on the other side since our room was slightly closer to that side. And didn’t realize there there was an incident on the first day! 😳🤢
  2. We were in 8086 in the aft. Maybe being in the very back made a difference 🤷‍♀️ Glad you didn’t have to deal with the bugs though!
  3. Not sure on the bugs. It was especially bad on the last night when we were on the Chesapeake once it was dark with our cabin lights on and curtains open. Maybe the Chesapeake is just buggy this year...not sure. Our room was right below the spa, so we didn’t hear anything from up there.
  4. Unfortunately, they book in different directions, so hard to tell. On our last cruise, port side faced the dock.
  5. Actually, only 1 pinnacle. It was a holiday weekend, so higher rates than normal. I am pretty sure there was not a discount for the deluxe beverage package. You could get (I believe) 20% off a beverage, but I doubt RCI would let you apply to the package. No, but maybe the Pinnacle did. The meal with a Officer was lunch and the Loyalty Ambassador, Diane, joined us as well as someone from Guest Services (but I don't remember his name =/) We had a whirlwind weekend to St. Louis to watch the Blues play, so wanted to get it in before the crazy weekend! That's awesome that you hid some ducks. This one was on floor 8 way on the aft wall. Anthem is clearly a newer, cleaner ship, and has the bells and whistles (and more to do) of a newer ship. However, Grandeur is known to be one of the nicest ships, which I totally believe. The crew is just super friendly and accommodating. From my son, I am sure he would give Anthem the nod as it has the Seaplex and he LOVES basketball, it also has an arcade (which is super cheesy but amazing to a 4 year old), and more pools (although, no splashaway bay). We like both a lot for different reasons. Grandeur is just a super chill vacation. We really don't plan to do anything, and just appreciate not having much of a schedule. Anthem is a bit busier...since there is more to do, but still a lot of passengers, you have to plan your time more (i.e. iFly, Seaplex open basketball hours, Northstar). Anthem wins food for sure. More options including some of our favs like Wonderland, Jamie's, and Coast Kitchen (for suites and pinnacles). We are about 50 minutes south of Baltimore, and it takes us about 4 hours to get to Bayonne. However, we tend to leave super early before the traffic gets too bad. I think we leave around 5am, have breakfast about 1-1.5 hours into the trip, couple random potty stops for the 4 year old, gas up right before getting off the highway, and we typically are there around 10am.
  6. After this cruise, we have 549 points. The second highest was in the mid-600s.
  7. Yep. If you head right off the ship and follow the green footsteps, it takes you right there. It’s about a 5-8 minute walk with a 4 year old.
  8. We got back yesterday from our 5 night cruise to Bermuda. We didn’t really have much planned, but had a really fun trip. https://familytimeadventure.com/grandeur-5-night-bermuda-5-25-2019/ Let me know if you have any questions from our trip!
  9. Nice! I’m going to hope this is accurate and doesn’t change!
  10. I am way late on this review, but figured I should get it out before our cruise tomorrow 🙂 https://familytimeadventure.com/2019/05/24/grandeur-9-night-se-coastal-cruise-3-28-2019/ Let me know if you have any questions about our cruise!
  11. This provides some hope. Thanks! Yes, I saw the above where it says Max 42” with 200lb max weight, which is why I was hoping to see if anyone knew for sure. When I reached out to RCI via FB messenger, I was told it was maximum 42”, but it seemed they were just reading off the above chart...and we all know how accurate their online info can be...
  12. On the website, it states that the slides at Splashaway Bay on Cococay are a MAXIMUM of 42". The Splashaway Bay slides on the ships are a MINIMUM of 42". Knowing how often the website has mistakes, can anyone who has been to Perfect Day at Cococay confirm what the restrictions are for the Spashaway Bay slides?
  13. I IF 5-6 days a week. I feel like it adds a lot of flexibility when cruising. My hubby and son will go ahead and eat breakfast and I'll just have my green tea. If I am worried that we have a shore day or excursion where lunch is questionable, I'll go ahead and have an omelet. Overall, I find keto extremely easy to maintain while cruising. The only problem has been when my husband arranged for a "keto cake" for my birthday, and based on how bad we felt the next day...not keto... We will also splurge on wine...but as others have said, any weight gain is gone within a week.
  14. Once you enter the museum, there is a big open courtyard. If you head to the right, you will see the signs for the dolphins. There is a playground with a big slide right near there too.
  15. Bermuda Fun Golf at the Dockyard will be great for your day there. You can get to the aquarium via ferry to Hamilton then bus to aquarium. It’s not super big, but there are some neat animals there. Turtle Hill is a stunning par 3 golf course and you can rent clubs. However, if you all don’t golf, they also have FootGolf there were you basically kick a soccer ball through the course. I haven’t played there yet, but looking forward to taking our son! The museum in the dockyard has big open spaces for wandering. Plus, you can watch the dolphins!
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