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rikitikitavii

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    West Palm Beach
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    Cruising
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    RCCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska

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  1. Ok, so the Maitre' D lied to me!!
  2. Tip in Euros. We were told that the staff could have difficulty exchanging on the ship.
  3. Avgjoe and wendy, We have sailed mostly Carnival, Royal and NCL, but we have been on two MSC, Seaside Bella Balcony and Sinfonia Aurea Suite. On both we had a great time. The Seaside was Caribbean, and there is a large international passenger base, we were given 7:30 dining time at a table for two. The time gave us the choice of going to early show(less crowded). Sinfonia a Mediterranean, our choice dining, sat with other English speaking passengers. The crew seemed more friendly, although it is a smaller ship. I think that you would have a good time on MSC even not in YC. We are booked again in Seaside in YC in December. Just want to try it, and Divina Bella in March.
  4. Match Game, We were on this same cruise, embarked April 2nd. Must say this was one of our best cruises, great itinerary, great staff, food was very good. Easy embark and disembark. We had a wonderful time, no complaints at all. Cabin 1210 - Suite - Aurea experience. Rick
  5. My best guess is that with two ships to fill, they are having to offer these OBCs and other deals. The last several times we sailed, the ships were nowhere near capacity.
  6. When we were on Seaside in August, Master Chef at Sea was more of a game show, not a cooking class. Not sure if they offer actual cooking class.
  7. They had no glitch taking my money for a December cruise cabana. Although it is more than a glitch, there were 2 types of YC cabanas. One for ocean front and one for ocean view, both designated YC.
  8. We are sailing Seaside December 7, booked YC oceanfront cabana several weeks ago, just checked. No listings for our cruise for any YC cabanas.
  9. beshears, There is also a post with the daily schedule for Classica, this closely resembles Celebration, with different location names. Each ship follows pretty much the same schedule, menus, etc. I can understand wanting to get to a warmer environment, although today it feels like summer is already here. High of 83 today.
  10. From our experience, MDR - Preboard you choose dining time and get a card with the time for both nights. Que up at DR and host will take you to your table. Now that they have 2 ships, they are not at capacity and we sat by ourselves. Prior we would sit with others. We are content with selection in MDR and have had no issues getting two entrees. Usually not at same table. breakfast and lunch: MDR is open for breakfast, not lunch. First morning I would recommend the champagne brunch, about $15. Only if you drink champagne, mimosa, bellini, etc. Activity on board: There are not a lot of activities until the afternoon. They also have a BBQ about 2:30 or 3:00 on the 2nd day. Hope this helps, enjoy!!
  11. Mart, There are two ships out of WPB, so not sure which one you are thinking about (Celebration or Classica)? Celebration is an old Carnival ship, and Classica is an old Costa. We have sailed both several times and prefer the Celebration over the Classica. Just our preference, but have had good times on both vessels. Classica seems a little more upscale as far as the ship itself goes, more marble, teak floor in bathrooms, larger cabins. We have never done the Groupon pricing, seems the dates are mostly weekday, we have only sailed Friday- Sunday cruises. If you drink wine, I would recommend the wine tasting (about $15 for 4 wine stations), and the brunch with endless champagne based drinks (mimosa, bellini) for about the same price as the wine tasting. Check other posts for reviews ( keep in mind there is a time share company that uses these ships for a sales promotion, so some reviews are reflective of this. I agree with FLA Mike, coming to WPB just for a 2 night cruise may not be worth the cost, driving or flying, as we use it as a quick weekend getaway.
  12. The cruise ship has options, or check out Shore Excursioneer.
  13. I only remember seeing these machines at the buffet area.
  14. You should not have a problem. Take the same precautions you would at any other port. The ship docks in what I would describe as an industrial area. There are buses / vans that are available to take you to Freeport / Lucaya, about a 10 - 15 minute drive.
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