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About welshy74

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    Cardiff, Wales
  • Interests
    Cruising 🌊🛳⚓️, travelling the world (45 countries so far) and Love Ice Hockey 🏒
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Santorini / Barcelona / Hong Kong

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  1. I’m sure you will have a fantastic cruise and the kids will love it. It’s a stunning ship
  2. It’s a specialist chocolatier so it’s certainly not cheap and there is a LOT of choice. You can even design your own chocolate bar! I cannot recall the actual cost but that was expensive. Entertaining the kids will be expensive as the fun stuff has additional charges. So put aside €100+ for each child which will cover bowling, VR maze, 5D experience, racing simulator and the arcade. Free activities are the water park and rope walk. All of this is the opposite end of the ship to the YC so you might wish to question if YC is really suited to having kids with you ??
  3. Are you implying seniors would not be rude obnoxious people??
  4. Being a winter cruise, the appeal for ice cream wasn’t really there. It looked great but I didn’t take note of the price. The kids will love the chocolate shop.. I hope they are saving hard!!
  5. No, there is no package for the gelato or chocolate shop.
  6. We saw Eccentrics and loved it but I’m not sure it’s suitable for pre teens. Didn't see any donuts on the buffet but did not eat in the buffet very often so that’s not to say they are not there.
  7. Indeed I did but it passed me to the TV info page. 🙄
  8. I was on her maiden voyage, albeit not in YC. If you have any non YC related questions then I am happy to answer.
  9. They claim its your in rooms virtual personal cruise assistant so here is an example - ME - OK ZOE! 'what deck is the casino on?' ZOE - 'You can find this out on the info channel of the TV, would you like me to switch it on?' OR ME - OK ZOE! 'What time do we arrive into Barcelona tomorrow?' ZOE - 'Please call guest services' So basically ZOE switched your TV onto the info channel. WOW! And don't even bother asking ZOE for a news update or weather forecast.
  10. Still waiting for a positive post........
  11. I have only done MSC in Europe so it might differ in N.America. Personally, as a Brit, I prefer American or British lines, simply for the culture and language. Having all the announcements in EN/IT/FR/ES/DE/PT can be a annoying and the role of the cruise director is very subdued and not at all what you would get on RCCL, Carnival etc. This is reflected in the entertainment. As for the service, it was excellent on Grandiosa and suited my taste. Its not OTT 'fake' as there is no tip culture in Europe. As for the Easy drinks package.. please look at my earlier post on this board. Its far from Easy! However you have more of a choice in package than some lines and the drink prices are a bit lower than RCCL.
  12. The only way you can be sure is to cut the power.. all you are doing is putting it to sleep. Of course there is no proof but I would have liked to have the option.
  13. The terminal is in Belize city so walking is possible, but not recommended. It’s not the safest port to wander around by yourself so I would recommended joining a tour. We took a tour to the Mayan ruins on the border of Guatemala and it was fascinating driving through the country.
  14. My dad is convinced this is the purpose.. you can’t even switch it off at the mains.. hmmm....
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