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  1. If I make dining reservations pre-cruise can I use the coupons provided as a perk by my TA to get the charges re-imbursed once on board?
  2. We have had success with Princess and X by buying a case of soda (24 packs) , securing them with large quantities of duct tape then adding a normal luggage tag with our cabin number and handing it to the porter with an extra buck or two tip. On all occasions the sodas arrived at our cabin with the rest of our luggage. All previous occasions were at Port Everglades but differing terminals.
  3. On both of our recent departures from Port Everglades (one with Princess and the other with X) we wrapped one 24 pack of soda with duct tape attached an official luggage tag with our room number and handed it to the porter with our main luggage at the bag drop. On both occasions the cases of sodas were delivered to our stateroom with no problem. This would apply equally well to waters. This only works if you are driving to the port of course. Not sure how HAL would handle it but our next cruise on HAL is also from Port Everglades.
  4. Thanks for the info. Nothing there to pull me away from battling the hordes in Oceanview. As my wife doesn't do Indian food I have found that some of the Celebrity curries in the buffet are excellent which gives me a rare opportunity to indulge myself in this delicacy. Cliff
  5. We are on the 29th June sailing of the Equinox and about 4 weeks ago the X app for this sailing showed the daily MDR menu, which was a useful tool for planning special restaurant reservations . This info has now disappeared. Does anyone know if this info is provided prior to sailing or only on the day of departure. Additionally can anybody provide the menu for MDR embarkation lunch. Thanks Cliff
  6. How about Vodka topped with vodka, add 2 ice cubes then fill the glass with more vodka
  7. This thread threw up some really interesting replies for which I thank you. The later postings rightly expressed that wines are like food i.e. highly subjective. When I stated that my wife likes good wines I should have said that she was selective. The wines we keep at home are not expensive but inexpensive wines that we have settled on through trial and error I guess we can enjoy the trial and error system when on board. Once again thank you for your considered responses.
  8. Thanks for the input although in my wifes' case the upgraded drinks would probably fall in the $11-$15 range but the number consumed would be greatly in excess of 2 per day. Without seeing a price list and which wines are being offered there is no way to make a spreadsheet to help in the decision making. I guess we will look at the classic wine lists once on board ang go from there.
  9. Same dilemma for us on the 29th June sailing. According to the deck plans not only is the balcony larger but so is the cabin size. As $50pp is unlikely to get the upgrade we have opted to keep the original cabin of 2106.
  10. The only problem with the 1st night discount is that's the night they serve prime rib which is one of our favourites. We used to get the full weeks mdr menus when we boarded to research which day had the least appetizing mdr meal and then book that night or any night that was being discounted. With the X APP that allows everyone to access to this info before sailing I suspect that those evenings will fill up fast with no discounts being offered.
  11. At my age most things are on the floppy side
  12. My regular internet guru is not traveling on our next cruise as her kindergarten won't release her. As a bit of a nerd, will the minimum package meet my requirement of checking e-mails and some minor checking out AOL of about 30 mins per day? If so should I pre-book or wait till I'm on board My granddaughter says that my system should be able to handle all responses but just in case this my current set uo. Operating system Commodore 64 Search engine Amtrak RAM capacity 2 huggabites Rom capacity 4 Huggabites RUM capacity 4 doubles per evening Screen performance High Revolution of 820 pixies per acre Looking forward to your responses
  13. Our sailing included the classic drink package for each of us, which will suit me fine, but I suspect that my wife would prefer the premium as she prefers wines (and quite good ones). Can you just upgrade one member or do both have to have the same level. Also if you start off with the classic but after 2 or 3 days find out that the premium works for you better is the upgrade pro-rated or do you have to pay for the full seven days. Any responses will be greatly appreciated.
  14. Has anybody any advice as to whether renting a car in Cozumel is a good idea Any interesting and worthwhile sights to see. Are the roads and signage ok. I believe the rates are pretty reasonable and for probably our twelfth visit to Cozumel it may be an affordable way to expand our horizons? Any recommendations as to a reputable car hire company would also be appreciated Thanks in anticipation of some helpful replies
  15. Thanks so much for your helpful and informative replies. I think I will stick with my reservation of E108. Much greater info than I anticipated. Again many thanks. Cliff
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