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I'd get a rental car & stow the luggage in the...
I'd get a rental car & stow the luggage in the trunk. Then you have some freedom.

You could visit the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Knotts Berry farm may be an option. I would not try to squeeze...
Mass at Christmas?
We're booked on the Gem Dec 22 through Jan 2. Christmas Eve is a sea day & Christmas Day we'll dock in San Juan at 4 p.m.

Can anybody confirm that there will be some type of religious service...
IMO the specialty restaurants are not that great....
IMO the specialty restaurants are not that great. Save your money for bingo. If you win, then you can go to one but all in all you will get better food for the price at a nice place at home.
No idea what's on Deck 4. Very little is...
No idea what's on Deck 4.

Very little is within walking distance of any port. The ports are quite industrial. There are taxis. We usually grabbed a cab & headed to a car rental place for DIY...
Know your own limits. Don't mix. Eat. Drink 1...
Know your own limits. Don't mix. Eat. Drink 1 full glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consume. Pace yourself. Don't chug or do shots.

Pay attention to how much booze is being...
No need to use airplane mode. You can get signal...
No need to use airplane mode. You can get signal on the ship, no roaming charges. Hawaii is a state just like any other. On board coming into port you get signal. I did a lot of work aboard ship...
I take a beach bag to the pool with me. I leave...
I take a beach bag to the pool with me. I leave the bag, my towel, sunscreen & a book on the lounge chair. The card is in the bag. It's never been a problem. Remember, the card has no value off...
I doubt they collect the luggage from your room. ...
I doubt they collect the luggage from your room. You probably have to bring it to the lobby.

You may have to be aboard the bus to have your luggage on it. They are probably concerned about...
It is a very large ship. I prefer the Jewel...
It is a very large ship. I prefer the Jewel class ships as being more manageable.

The pool deck seemed claustrophobic to me. There were just too many structures. It was very closed in.
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AnyTime dining is dining that looks just like...
AnyTime dining is dining that looks just like going out to eat at home. You walk up, say how many in your party & get seated when there is a table. At prime times like 7 p.m. there may be a wait ...
Cheapest will be public transportation. ...
Cheapest will be public transportation.

Easiest would probably be Uber / Lyft or even a taxi.
We did not give each other the socks on a Hawaii...
We did not give each other the socks on a Hawaii trip. The socks were exchanged during a mountain land vacation. Plus many people fly to Hawaii so you need socks on the long plane ride.
We travel with friends periodically. We have...
We travel with friends periodically. We have given each other the following over the course of various trips:

1, beach bags
2. beach towels
3. sun hats
4. socks
5. bracelets
6. ...
They are not "free." We generally spent $X...
They are not "free."

We generally spent $X on a cruise. When our favorite cruise line first offered "perks" like open bar for a fee, then $49 pp per day, the price of our cruise went to $X + 1....
NYC is an island. Space, especially parking is...
NYC is an island. Space, especially parking is rare & precious. Hence it's expensive. While $40 per day seems outrageous to most of America because of all the open spaces everywhere else, there is...
Depending on the time of day you may be better...
Depending on the time of day you may be better off with a subway or walking. Personally I can't be bothered looking for license plates & making sure that is my Uber/Lyft when it's just as easy to...
My husband is a night owl who works really hard...
My husband is a night owl who works really hard all year long. On a cruise he prefers to stay up all night & sleep all day. This annoys the stewards who can't get in our cabin to clean. Upon...
Don't forget to pack snacks too. The days of...
Don't forget to pack snacks too. The days of complimentary meals are long gone. If you don't bring food from home, buy something in the AP before you board. Slightly cheaper but much tastier.
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Forum: Hawaii
Posted By trish1c
Even in the heart of Waikiki my husband & I could...
Even in the heart of Waikiki my husband & I could not find much open past 11 p.m. What was open was empty.
Forum: Hawaii
Posted By trish1c
Thanks Silver Sweethearts. Johnrich --...
Thanks Silver Sweethearts.

Johnrich -- since you specifically asked about nightlife, I will share with you that my husband is a nightowl . . .he often closes down the late night bars on other...
We stayed in an obstructed view GTY cabin that...
We stayed in an obstructed view GTY cabin that happened to be handicap accessible. I hated it! There are no barriers between the floor of the cabin & the floor of the bathroom nor are there...
Staying by the airports can be dicey. All with...
Staying by the airports can be dicey. All with also increase your travel time to the port in the morning.

I'd stay in NYC. You can get a clean decent hotel in the Times Square area for under...
On a Friday afternoon with the construction at...
On a Friday afternoon with the construction at LGA, I would budget at least 1.5 HOURS to get from Times Square to curbside at the airport. It's about a 20 minute ride without traffic. One poster...
You only have a few days. Stay in Manhattan, not...
You only have a few days. Stay in Manhattan, not Jersey or Queens.

The NYC subways are great. It's a walkable City & you can always hail a cab or grab & Uber / Lyft.

What you lose in time...
priority check in vs. priority embarkation
What's the difference?

I think check in is a different line vs 1st timers & in my experience rarely shorter.

But then what is priority embarkation? Is that what the Haven people get . . ....