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lajbec

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About lajbec

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    Cool Cruiser

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    north carolina
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    rccl
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    st lucia

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  1. Just prepay or charge your account automatically daily. Easy no brainer. Everybody gets tipped. Zero stress. Zero need to get cash or change. Yes. You can opt out but why stress about it and mess with it? Seriously. Not worth it!
  2. We didn't as we weren't paying the fare (Maya Chan paid).
  3. You should have received very detailed instructions from them as an email attachment. You walk through the port to the taxi stand. Someone will be there from maya chan. Tell them your name and number in party. They check your name from their list, they get you a cab, tell the driver where to go (sometimes they put another party with you depending on vehicle size) and off you go. The instructions include the best route through the port.
  4. I took battery powered fans on a recent HAL cruise. Worked like a champ. Lasted 7 nights and still had battery power and it didnt take up any outlets to boot!
  5. Your tips/gratuties/service fee is the same as explained above. It is either assessed to your onboard account daily or you could have chosen to prepay when you book your cruise. A separate 18% gratuity was added to your purchase price of the dining and drink package when purchased those.
  6. The only way to ensure you will be happy is to get there as soon as you dock. You need to get there before all of the shore excursion folks to stake your claim on the beach or at one of the pools. They have a website where you can read all of their terms, conditions, prices, and hours.
  7. We never felt the need to preorder unless we are offered a discount. The last time we planned on going the family that was with us complained of it being "cold" that morning since it was drizzly so we ended up not going. :-( . It ended up warming up and stopped raining :-(.
  8. Where are you going? Weve never used binoculars on one cruise and that was to Alaska. We just ordered a decent pair on Prime Day in 2017. We already had a pair that we "inherited" from my mother-in-laws closet.[emoji6]
  9. Our daughter enjoyed both. We did Med when she was 7.5 and Alaska when she was 12.5. She really enjoyed the Vatican and Valencia. Alaska she said our best day was in Glacier Bay just sitting on our balcony and looking at nature through binoculars. Of course, our child is very quite and reserved and is content, most days, reading a book or drawing. If your child is outdoorsy and very active, hiking in Alaska would be more their speed.
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