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About LisaLisa87

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    Bethesda, MD
  • Interests
    Travel, reading, cycling
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean, Disney, Norwegian
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Med or Caribbean

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  1. You can never go wrong by choosing Joy. 😉
  2. Thank you for the input, everyone! I decided to book the Escape. I would have liked to go to Harvest Caye, but everything else tipped in Escape's favor. Happy sailing!
  3. Yes! That's the embarkation date for both cruises we're considering. Funny coincidence!
  4. You were perfectly clear. I confused myself! 😂
  5. That's very helpful. Thank you! I'm leaning toward Escape at this point since we're not spa people. UNLESS we decide that this should be the cruise where we become spa people. 😁
  6. We really aren't spa people, although I have gotten a massage on a couple of cruises. We bought day passes to a thermal spa on another line once but weren't impressed. Maybe we just haven't encountered a really great spa??
  7. Thank you! Any cons for either ship?
  8. Thanks, Jamie! I give the edge to Escape based on your lists. I don't see us paying for the go karts or laser tag on Joy. The Observation Lounge looks great, though. And we do love a private island day...
  9. Hello! We're hoping to finally use my FCC from my April 2020 cruise and have narrowed our options down to the Escape or the Joy. Both are 5-night cruises and they're within $150 of each other, so cost is not a factor. I'd book a Club Balcony on either ship (there are 3 of us and the larger bathroom is a plus). The Escape sails from Orlando and stops at Cozumel and Costa Maya. The Joy sails from Miami and stops at Harvest Caye and Costa Maya. We've never been on either ship. We've been to Cozumel several times (and really like it) but have not been to either Costa Maya or Harvest Caye. We're mo
  10. Totally agree. We stayed in a 1BR ATS on Allure and the bathroom wasn’t nearly as nice. We were on deck 11 and both the room and balcony were larger than the ATSs on deck 12 and much larger than those on deck 14. We loved the ATS and would stay in one again in a heartbeat.
  11. DH and I love Dream Cruises and watch all the time. The episode about the Allure is one of my favorites. I set my DVR to record the Joy episode on Thursday. We’re booked on her in December and I thought it would be fun to get a good look at her. Sadly, the episode was about a river cruise boat called Joy. 😢
  12. Yes — We had a close call on the way to the house from the airport!
  13. I'm definitely losing some of my enthusiasm for cruising the longer this goes on. Initially, I was emotionally invested in using the FCC from our canceled April 2020 cruise as soon as possible. I applied the credit to a cruise in April 2021 but later decided to push it out to December 2021. I'm finding that, while it would stink to be out the money if NCL goes under, I just don't care as much as I did early on. The only other cruise we've booked is a DCL cruise in 2022, and only because it's a unique itinerary (for them). I'm not going to book anything else until things are more or less back t
  14. We returned from a week on St. Thomas on Sunday. This was a 50th birthday trip for DH that had already been rescheduled twice, so we were determined to make it happen. The USVIs require a negative Covid test and screening via an online portal within 5 days of arrival. Once there, we picked up our rental car and headed off to our villa on the northside. We've visited the island 6 times while on cruises, but this was our first time staying there. We did a few of the things we've done while on cruises, like spending time at Magens Bay, shopping in Charlotte Amalie, and snorkeling via a power cat
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