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    Boynton Bch, FL ...60 mi N of Port of Miami, 60 mi W of Freeport, Grand Bahama

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  1. Just made Platinum ourselves! As you can see (if you expand the signature below) we are certainly not new to cruising, but fairly new to Royal. We're probably going to "bounce around" different lines, as they are certainly more alike than different.
  2. ...This is true. Quads tend to sell out quickly during Spring Break. Also, another reason is that it might be a "themed cruise" (dance/performer/religious) so a travel agency may have blocked a huge amount of cabins in each category.
  3. Just off the Navigator OTS this morning. I can confirm that he was definitely on this sailing. Saw him in his office/cabana and decided to say hello. Shook his hand and chatted for about a minute. He was real cordial and it didn't appear to me as if I was bothering him.
  4. I'm 6'1" and never had a problem with the soap dish. Shower curtain is another story. Said I would prefer dinner first before another intimate encounter.
  5. We were on the ship this past March. Ship was beautiful. We didn't notice (and certainly didn't spend our cruise vacation looking for) anything ripped, bent of broken. The exterior hull did have some rust, but that is certainly expected. There were workers at almost every port with white paint and rollers touching up the hull. The ship is in great condition.
  6. Allure appears to be leaving Port Everglades! https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/
  7. You're absolutely right! I had it backwards. Nice catch!
  8. Not Royal, but on topic... also today, Carnival Conquest and Carnival Magic flipped ports. Carnival Conquest going from Port of Miami To Port Everglades. Carnival Magic going from Port Everglades to Port of Miami.
  9. If anyone wants to watch the Carnival Magic coming into her new port at Port Everglades... https://www.portevergladeswebcam.com/
  10. Well, it kind of does matter. Not so much for me, as I've cruised almost 50 times on all different style and size of ships. But THIS time, I convinced this group to sail on the Navigator, so I was hoping for an immediate WOW from them. No worries, I'm sure they'll love the ship and have a great time!
  11. Been to Nassau many, many times. The downtown area is safe to walk around during the day. If shopping is your thing, head right when you leave the port and walk along the water, about 7-8 minutes until you come to the Straw Market. Typical Bahamian trinkets/souvenirs. All kinds of shopping along the waterfront and one street behind these shops, on Bay Street. As someone else mentioned, if you enjoy fish and conch, The Fish Fry is an area along the water that has a bunch of booths set up that offer fresh fish. To get there, take the #10 bus, located at the corner of George St. & Bay St. (across from the ice cream parlor) not far from the Straw Market. The bus is $1.25. US cash accepted and exact change is needed. Also, like others have said, the area is safe, but you do need to keep you "antenna up" and be aware of your surroundings. BTW, great town you live in! 🙂
  12. We convinced our family group of 14 to book the Navigator OTS for June. When we boarded the Allure OTS this past November, upon entering the ship for the first time on the Promenade Deck, the ship certainly had a WOW factor. Then we sailed on the Adventure OTS in March, and we boarded the ship on Deck 4, between the aft elevator bank and the MDR...Meh! So, my question is, when boarding the Navigator OTS, what will our group witness first? WOW or meh? Thanks in advance for your answers.
  13. Certainly appreciate that! Thanks again.
  14. Appreciate the fast response. Sounds exactly what we are looking for!
  15. We were wondering about the $40 food credit. We've visited Nassau many, many, MANY times and know that food is expensive on the island. The only menus I could find online was either for breakfast or a really nice dinner menu. So, my question is do they have a restaurant/bar where the $40 food credit is accepted that serves things that I would consider "beach food". Hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, etc...?
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