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About bcarney

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    Grand Ledge, Michigan
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Islands. Any islands.
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  1. I should have explained better. My wife manages to pack our items and the 2 kids clothes into just two pieces of luggage (defying many laws of physics, IMHO). If I brought a tux (or suit, etc) it would add an additional bag that we'd have to pay to transport to and from the cruise. No thanks.
  2. Because it saves me $50 in luggage fees by leaving it at home....
  3. Here is the Diamond Lounge as of Nov 25, 2017. Besides the interior area, it has a section that is outdoors and overlooks the sports area. https://1drv.ms/i/s!AmEFZaZ67kD-iNJR3CoLU-wQ_Rmaug
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    Adventure of the Seas 11/18/17 Review

    I was on the came cruise as the OP. The CD was Elvis Pinto, he'll be onboard until Dec 16.
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    Crystal Blocks

    I don't suppose you'd consider selling that one, would you? Adventure is our favorite ship, we've been her 6 times. I'm on track for 140 soon, but somewhat unfortunately that will happen on our 11 day on Serenade next fall. Would love to have a crystal ship from Adventure instead. Would you consider selling it?
  6. He was AD on Rhapsody last spring when we sailed on her, and he was CD on Adventure when we sailed a week before the OP on this thread. He seemed a little "toned down" on Adventure. We'll be on Rhapsody again this spring and will likely see him again onboard that ship.
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    Jump RCI ship for Norwegian?

    FYI Royal has a number of 7 night sailings out of New England to Bermuda, on Anthem, Serenade, and Grandeur.
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    Glory Tours Anyone??

    Last week we did the "Treasures of Barbados" tour through Glory Tours. They were very professional, even to the point having their own check-in desk at the pier - no wandering around looking for someone holding a sign. The van was immaculate, and the driver very knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.
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    Cabin 8000 Serenade

    Thank you!!! We are booked in 8000 for Nov 2018, and we are really looking forward to it!
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    Cabin 8000 Serenade

    I don't suppose you have photos of the cabin? I can't find any, anywhere.
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    If you won a free cruise......

    I'd pick one of the Azamara cruises that goes to southern Asia. That whole part of the world is so alien and strange to me...I'd love to go there.
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    Kilt vs. Pants

    On one cruise we met a pair of gentlemen wearing kilts, and I noted that the design was from Clan Gordon, of which I am from. It lead to some great conversation. I'd wear a kilt if I owned one.
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    Half empty

    I watched a vlog about this cruise line last night, and the ladies noted that the cruise they took was only 56% full. The ship and experiences in the D.R. sounded interesting to me so I thought I'd check it out. I checked online for a Nov. 2017 cruise for my family of 4 as I already have cruises booked in the meantime. $6,800(!) for 2 INTERIOR rooms! Absolutely crazy. It's no wonder the ships are sailing half empty. I'll stick with other cruise lines.
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    Overnight in Cozumel?

    Earlier this year Royal Caribbean planned on offering cruises on Empress of the Seas that featured an overnight stay in Cozumel. During the ship's...disastrous rollout, those cruises were cancelled and all the more recent ones are to the Bahamas (ugh) and Key West/Cayman Isles, which I have little interest in. We'd like to go to Chichen Itza, but want a more leisurely excursion there and not have to worry about rushing back to the ship at the last minute. I was wondering if other cruise lines offered itineraries, even short ones, that had overnight stays in Cozumel? Any suggestions? Thanks.
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    I know this isn't RC related, but I can't locate a proper forum for it... Are there any good/inexpensive Park & Fly hotels in Cleveland? Also, any kid-friendly restaurants near said hotel for a family of 4 arriving late?