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Hey Paul. Off topic. Just saw you and your wife...
Hey Paul. Off topic. Just saw you and your wife on House Hunters. Good luck in Louisiana. Beautiful home. :)

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I agree Ernie. I detest the Destiny class design...
I agree Ernie. I detest the Destiny class design and Carnival has rode that horse for years. Now it looks as though they're going to use the new LNG platform across multiple lines.

I like what I...
True. Richard Fain made a statement a few years...
True. Richard Fain made a statement a few years ago during one of the earnings call that the company was looking to move out the Vision class. One Quantum class ship replaces two Vision class ships...
Very interesting. I lost interest in RCI several...
Very interesting. I lost interest in RCI several years ago. Celebrity is now my go to cruise line but the new MSC Seaside looks interesting. RCI has turned too family/kids friendly. Most of us saw it...
Thanks! We will probably squeeze something in....
Thanks! We will probably squeeze something in. Enjoy those upcoming cruises.
We flew out of Venice in 2013 and 2014 and I...
We flew out of Venice in 2013 and 2014 and I would not chance it. I found check-in and security to be slow. Even flying Business class made for a wait to get checked in.
Congratulations. That will be two great cruises....
Congratulations. That will be two great cruises. We love PS. Having fun with getting the house set up. I keep a photo diary as we go along and update as more is complete.:)

I still read CC almost...
Doing well and thanks. Taking a break from...
Doing well and thanks. Taking a break from cruising. We decided to purchase a vacation/eventual retirement home in Palm Springs last year. Took six months to remodel and now we spend all available...
This is not the case. X has brought in a younger...
This is not the case. X has brought in a younger cruiser. Bars go late into the night. The ships have a Miami DJ in the martini bar and at midnight it's still going strong. The Solstice class feel...
Hey Ernie. Excited for you. I know you will write...
Hey Ernie. Excited for you. I know you will write a great review and post plenty of photos. Can't wait to read the review.:)
Terminal 18
Terminal 18
I feel the same as you. I look at Celebrity as...
I feel the same as you. I look at Celebrity as the RCI for adults. No water slides, rock climbing walls which leads to a lot less kids and a more laid back atmosphere.

When it comes to comparing...
I saw the commercial on TV tonight and it wasn't...
I saw the commercial on TV tonight and it wasn't any better. I think Celebrity needs to go back to the drawing board.
The biggest difference for me was the ships...
The biggest difference for me was the ships themselves. RCI builds WOW and Carnival is still trying to catch up to RCI and NCL.

I won't comment on food or entertainment as it has been a while for...
I do not like the new ad at all. Celebrity missed...
I do not like the new ad at all. Celebrity missed the "boat" on this one.
I have cruised twice on the Reflection. A great...
I have cruised twice on the Reflection. A great ship and the entertainment was very good. If you feel the price is good go for it plus it's fun to try other cruise lines.
When we were about to take our first cruise on X...
When we were about to take our first cruise on X I was a little nervous due to the posts on this board. What I found on board was a very good product. Perfect? No but I have yet to have a perfect...
It has more to do with VW and the parent company...
It has more to do with VW and the parent company but like you we have two Audi's in our garage and they're the best cars that I have owned. Better than anything Detroit has ever turned out.;)

As...
We much prefer X over RCI for many of the reasons...
We much prefer X over RCI for many of the reasons that you listed. Both are great cruise lines but X gives us more for what we like in cruising. Still love the Oasis class ships.
I left RCI due to too many families on board....
I left RCI due to too many families on board. Looks like X is now going after the same customer. X is making too many changes and not in a good way.
Really great photos Dave. Thanks for sharing. ...
Really great photos Dave. Thanks for sharing.

I will be the oddball here.;) The Quantum class does not interest me so I would take the Reflection as my favorite of the three even though I really...
I think that it's good to step out and try other...
I think that it's good to step out and try other lines. Celebrity has become my go to line now. The only time that I would cruise with RCI is to cruise on the Oasis class because there is nothing out...
I loved the Molecular bar but looking at the menu...
I loved the Molecular bar but looking at the menu for this new bar leaves me thinking that I would not try it. Guess the martini bar will now be my bar of choice. :)
Actually it's not surprising. I would say typical...
Actually it's not surprising. I would say typical of the X board.

OP I agree with your comments 100%. Very nicely stated.:)