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  1. I get into LGA at about 5pm. I have no sightseeing to do on the way in, I just want to stay somewhere clean, safe and reasonable. I don't want to have to go out and eat, I will be alone and will just be in the mood to kick back and relax. Then I want to get up and go to the cruise terminal to board the Dawn early after having spent the least amount of time and money on transportation. The Holiday inn express at 113-10 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, New York is 170 plus tax and has a free shuttle from the airport but recent reviews go from great to loud and dirty. I might go ahead and chance it. Am I mistaken to think that then the easiest thing to do would be to order up an Uber and have it take me to the Manhattan cruise terminal for about $30? I have traveled a lot but haven't been to NYC since the 80s and the multitudes of choices are making my head spin. Thanks in advance!
  2. I am leaving on the Breakaway 2/17/19. Due to the Mardi Gras season, there are no decent or affordable hotels to go in the night before, so I am arriving day of at 12:35pm. Cruiseline transfer is $25. Since I will be travelling alone, is this going to be my cheapest alternative? I am also thinking that there will be traffic and putting myself immediately into their hands might be easiest. What do you all think?
  3. Either they all look exactly alike or this is the same one in SF that my kids took me to. I am not a fan of fast food burgers so I didn't really care one way or another. If it is not grilled by me and topped with garden fresh tomatoes, I am not interested.
  4. I just got back from my first NCL cruise and I am off on a solo FOTS cruise soon. For once I am doing things my way. A few questions come up from my recent NCL experience: Does RCCL charge Fort Lauderdale or Florida tax on drinks from a drink package while in port like NCL did in Miami? Not that it will make any difference, just curious. Can you order 2 drinks at once like you could on NCL? (I have never had a drink package before, obviously). I like to have a couple shots of Bailey's on scooped ice cream for dessert, but I can keep it to one shot if I have to pay extra. And why is this not a thing already on ships? Yum. People used to talk about Honey Stung chicken on the original Oasis Class ships. Is that an offering still? What is open for food as soon as you board the Freedom? I know the Windjammer, of course, but if something is on offer and nice, I would try it. What is available in the free spa area? I had hoped for a thermal suite, but I did not do all the research before I booked this non refundable cruise. I think I will be able to handle it though. :cool: I see that you can order the Chops filet in the MDRs, but I doubt if I will eat in the MDR at all. I think the buffet on the freedom is great (we cruised on her in 2012). Can you order the filet in the windjammer and pay the upcharge? I know, I could go to chops, but I am not a fan of prolonged meals and will be alone and reading a book while I eat. Thanks in advance for your answers!
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