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  1. 11 hours ago, markeb said:


    Just to be clear, you will NOT find this on the ship...



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    This is the set up! If you can find Cocchi Vermouth, that is another good option. Knob Creek also has a Rye that is good, but Bulleit is my go to as well. I still prefer Makers in my Manhattan even though it is supposed to be Rye, technically.

  2. 1 minute ago, markeb said:


    The World Class Bar had some,  Not sure who has them now. 

    The martini bar will probably shake your Manhattan...


    if you want a real Manhattan, with rye, a real sweet Vermouth, and a real maraschino cherry (NOT a food died candy cherry), I suspect you’re out of luck. 

    Sorry. Manhattan snob!

    I'll own that title! LOL. But you must share some of my taste, you know not to shake it!

  3. I'm normally a Maker's guy, but can branch out. Blanton's is fantastic neat. I'll just need a decent Manhattan somewhere or I'll go insane. None of the menus really feature bourbon or whiskey drinks. Most I see are rum vodka forward drinks. I know I can order standards, but I'd like to see at least one bar/lounge not focused on fruity/sweet drinks.

  4. We are sailing on the Edge next week and I started looking at the cocktail menus for the bars and none of them seem to feature any cocktails with whiskey or bourbon as the base spirit. Last time we cruised on a large ship with Celebrity, we cruised on the Equinox in 12/17 and they had a great bar (Molecule?) by the art and watch shops. They had amazing cocktails. Does anyone know of an alternative or at least a bar that can make a decent Manhattan? Thanks for your help! 

  5. We are on the maiden cruise of the Flora next week. We are super excited. Thanks for the info on what to pack. It was pretty much inline with what I was thinking about packing. I do have a question about attire at night. It says for men, pants and a comfortable shirt. What were most men wearing? Is it cool at night? I know we are going at the beginning of the drier cooler season, but can't really tell what to bring for the evenings. Thanks for your advice.

  6. Hello,


    I'm having trouble finding a review from someone who has stayed in a sky suite that is along the vertical magic carpet track. I would like to know how much it moves, is it noisy, and anything else you can add that will help us decide if the price difference vs. privacy is worth it.





  7. Stumblefoot,


    I have a question that am hoping you can help me out with. We have cruised the Med with Regents and Seabourn and we will be on the the Muse on July 1. My question is in regards to gentlemen and sports coats. I know the official is Jackets every night except casual and formal is optional in most restaurants and public spaces, but wondered what the majority are wearing. I appreciate your help with this as we prepare to pack and enjoy our trip in a couple weeks.





  8. Hello,


    TheRoadie, I have a quick question for you. I will be cruising at the beginning of July and reservations are about to open up and we want to take full advantage of that. My question is I see the list of restaurants on their site (Atlantide, Indochine, Dame, Keiseki, La Terrazza, The Grill, Silver Note, Spaccanapoli), but which is the main dining room? I see a large space on deck 5 that says dolce vita, but I called and they said that is a bar. I can't be, it's huge. Is there a main dining restaurant on this ship other than the ones listed on their site? See attached. Thank you in advance for your help.




  9. This summer we are going on our first Seabourn Cruise in the Mediterranean and hope someone out there in CruiseCritic land may be able to help us make a decision. We have cruised on Regents multiple times, but they don't have a formal night on a 7 day cruise, so we don't know what to expect on Seabourn who offer a formal night on a 7 day cruise. We will be on a 7 day cruise and are not sure if we should bring a tux for one night or just wear a suit. The site says tux, suit or pants a jacket for their formal evenings, but in practice, how many men bring their tuxes or wear a nice suit? My plan was initially to bring a nice summery suit, because it will be HOT, and an additional blazer to mix and match, along with the suit jacket, for other evenings. Thoughts, suggestions and experiences are most appreciated!

  10. Pingpong1,


    I will be on Voyager next week and am wondering if you could help with some packing advice. I have checked the weather for the week, but am wondering what most people are wearing during the day. It's kind of hard to put it into perspective since it is in the mid 90s where I am in the States. Something just doesn't seem right packing long sleeved shirts and a jacket for the summer. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.



  11. Thank you TravelCat, it looks like we are just going to miss you. We are on the Voyager the week prior to your sailing. I'm not sure if your trip includes St. Petersburg, but I do hope that this mess in Crimea doesn't hinder our opportunity to see the city. Have a great trip and thank you again or refreshing my memory on the "Special Nights" in Compass Rose.

  12. This is our second cruise on Regents and we remember some evenings being special dining nights in the Compass Rose, but can't recall which nights. E.g. Captains dinner, etc... Are there any nights that anyone knows about that we should be IN the Compass Rose and not a Speciality Restaurant? Oh, this is on a 7 night cruise.

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