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  1. Sunny AZ Girl

    Adventure Deck 12 New Cabins feedback?

    We are booked in 1824 next year. I would love to see pictures of these cabins specifically on the Adventure. Are they upgraded from the older cabins on the ship like the newer ships?
  2. Sunny AZ Girl

    Brilliance- any recent cruisers?

    We were on the recent TA and the 5 night Caribbean following (21 nights total). While both cruises were excellent and would do either again, we felt that the ship is showing her age and could us a good refurbishment in places. Specifically, quite a few failed window lights (foggy windows). My husband has been in the window glass business for most of his career, so he focuses on these things. It could use some more paint in places. On the plus side, the carpet was all replaced in the recent drydock and the furnishings seemed to be good, especially in public places. I don't believe the cabins were refurbished, but our OV cabin on the TA was in excellent shape. However, our balcony cabin on the 5 night was pretty rough. The balcony was rusty in places and the bathroom had a lot of wear showing. Our main complaint on the TA was the ongoing construction on Deck 6 directly below our cabin (7000) It sounded like a jackhammer going off from 8 AM until evening and nauseating paint fumes driving us out of the cabin during the day. After several days of complaints our entire row of cabins had a meeting with the guest services manager and they agreed to stop construction on sea days and only do this in port (this was a TA, so lots of sea days!). We were also all comped 50% of our cruise price. I would think this work would be done by now. Apparently they were remodeling the crews gym. Also, the crew uses the gym 24 hours a day, so some of us were awakened by loud music and slamming doors at 2AM. This was also put to a stop by management. The ship was very clean all over on both cruises. No complaints at all about general maintenance. Cleaning going on all the time. We were happy with the food. Good to excellent. The Park Cafe in the Solarium was our favorite lunch place. The crew is one of the best and will bend over to please. Overall, nothing on the ship really would cause us to not sail her again for the right itinerary. The 5 night is a nice break and very enoyable for a short cruise. They try to offer all of the activities of a 7 night, compressed into 5. As mentioned above you don't have all of the bells and whistles of the newer and larger ships on the Radiance Class, but they make up for it in the excellent service and the more intimate feel of the ship.
  3. We were on the September 17 sailing and stayed at the Springhill Suites Old Montreal. It was a nice hotel with a lot of restaurants around, and we could walk to see the Old Montreal sites easily in the morning. After lunch we grabbed our bags and took a taxi to the bus terminal. Orleans Express was $25 pp with bags (no refunds and no changes at that price) for the trip to Quebec City. I highly recommend both the hotel and bus. Thank you! I will keep that in mind. 😎
  4. Thank you for the response. I thought that you had stayed overnight. We may be flying into Montreal, so looking at all of the possibilities.
  5. I am enjoying this review. We are looking forward to the same cruise next year. I haven't read it all yet, but you have already given me some great tips! Question is - where did you stay in Montreal?
  6. Sunny AZ Girl

    Subscribed Threads

    I have found one way to see when my subscribed threads have new posts by going to Activity>My Activity Streams>Content I Follow, but I would love a condensed version, accessible with one click and just showing the thread with new posts once, not one line for every new post. Is this possible or am I missing another way? Otherwise, i like the new site. Like anything new, it is a learning curve. But, I am learning it pretty quickly and I am not computer savvy. I have seen improvements since the first day launch and I am sure it will continue to evolve. Good job!
  7. I removed Tapatak from my phone today. No loss. They have recently started charging me for the use of it (0.99/month. It won't break me, but it is the principle). I logged onto the CC website directly with no problem and it is completely mobile friendly. I was even able to add a shortcut to my home page, so I am good. The day the new website was released I couldn't get it on my phone, but no problem today. They did announce from the beginning that it would not be available as an app since the new version would be mobile friendly, so the loss of Tapatalk should not be a surprise to anyone.
  8. Sunny AZ Girl

    What is your favorite diamond perk?

    We are D and just got a $10 discount on two bags of laundry we sent down during our 21 day B2B. However, D+ traveling with us got a free bag of laundry each. I hope that it continues because we will be D+ after our cruise next May and could use it next October with our 13 night + land cruise.
  9. Sunny AZ Girl

    What is your favorite diamond perk?

    The drinks are not counted in the Diamond Lounge anyway. The 3 drink limit is for the lounges outside of the Diamond Lounge.
  10. Sunny AZ Girl

    Question: Port in Sitka

    We will be on the Ovation in May and our itinerary shows that we will tender. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. Sunny AZ Girl

    Waiting for credit from RC

    We were given a FCC due t problems with our cabin on our recent TA. Our cruise ended Sept 17 and we just received the credit the 25th or 26th. We were able to use it for an already booked cruise and the credit has already been applied.
  12. Make sure you join the Roll Call! It is very active already. Tours being set up soon. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. Sunny AZ Girl

    What to do in "Sitka" for the day??

    Thanks, Bill! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Sunny AZ Girl

    What to do in "Sitka" for the day??

    Thank you for the review and the fabulous pictures!:cool:
  15. Sunny AZ Girl

    What to do in "Sitka" for the day??

    Thank you for the wonderful review! We are really looking forward to our visit. I also hope to see the Bear Rescue area. I am hoping that will be worth it. I was thinking of taking the shuttle there and walking back to see the other areas.
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