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We were on a cruise in the North Sea in 2014 and...
We were on a cruise in the North Sea in 2014 and our ship was doing its best to avoid a Cat 2 hurricane. We had two days of 40 ft. waves the actually came up to our balcony on deck 6. Dear wife...
Agree, also, having lived in Germany were...
Agree,
also, having lived in Germany were tipping is not significant and service is included in the prices of what your order, I prefer the US custom of tipping. It incentives the server to...
Frank, We have done 10 Celebrity cruises and...
Frank,
We have done 10 Celebrity cruises and last April/May we did our first Royal C cruise on a 23 day transpacific from Sydney to Seattle. We loved the Diamond Happy Hour, which was better than...
Usually guarantee cabins are offered closer to...
Usually guarantee cabins are offered closer to the cruise when the cruise line determines that it needs to sell out remaining cabins. On our upcoming NCL cruise this Friday, I noticed a guarantee...
We love the Diamond Happy Hour with free drinks...
We love the Diamond Happy Hour with free drinks from 4:30 until 8
We did the 23 day cruise on Explorer of the Seas...
We did the 23 day cruise on Explorer of the Seas in April/May from Sydney to Seattle. Because we were elite on Celebrity, we were diamond on Royal C. We enjoyed the Diamond benefits immensely. ...
That is fair treatment by Royal
That is fair treatment by Royal
Tony, We cruise NCL and Celebrity the most, but...
Tony,
We cruise NCL and Celebrity the most, but both lines have gone to price bundling including promos that we don't want or need. We don't drink like a fish and don't want the drink packages. ...
Better to allow pricing without promos.
Better to allow pricing without promos.
Wrong, the rules don't allow smoking on...
Wrong, the rules don't allow smoking on balconies. If someone is upwind of me, I will smell it and complain to the housing manager.
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10% of cruise fare is way too much. We had a...
10% of cruise fare is way too much. We had a suite on our Japan and China cruise with a fare for two that ran about $6000. Tipping $600 is over the top.

We didn't use our butler a lot, mainly he...
First Morning? We wanted to book for dinner. ...
First Morning? We wanted to book for dinner.

I tried to book earlier than 60 days, but could not until 60 days prior. Apparently, unless you are in a suite, its 60 days.

We have a group of 6...
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We like to visit some of the specialty...
We like to visit some of the specialty restaurants on NCL cruises. You normally get a discount from purchasing. One thing that I don't like is that if you try to reserve tables, frequently NCL only...
Can we turn in the sparking wine for a bottle of...
Can we turn in the sparking wine for a bottle of non-sparkling wine?
Dear wife and I are in our early 7os, but can...
Dear wife and I are in our early 7os, but can keep up with a younger group. I walk 3.2 miles every other day and still cut my almost acre yard every week.

However, we find that certain activities...
I have organized cabin crawls, sail a ways and...
I have organized cabin crawls, sail a ways and Murder Mysteries. The Murder Mysteries take a lot of work, and there is no play, just people with roles that have guidance, not a script. They are...
We are booked on the Dawn 14 September cruise...
We are booked on the Dawn 14 September cruise from Boston to Quebec City. Hopefully, Florence will not interfere with our cruise.

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We are elite on Celebrity after 10 cruises, so we...
We are elite on Celebrity after 10 cruises, so we took advantage of RCI recognizing that and giving us Diamond status. We did our first RCI cruise last April/May from Sydney, Australia to Seattle on...
We did a day and a half in Bermuda on our TA on...
We did a day and a half in Bermuda on our TA on the Celebrity Eclipse. We had a great private tour of the island for a full day.
I had booked a tour with Heidi. Our tour included most of the...
We do My Time Dining on Royal and Select dining...
We do My Time Dining on Royal and Select dining on Celebrity. You can request a specific waiter, but one of his/her tables may not be available. We like dining about 7pm, not at 5:30 or 6 or for...
As for the “free at sea” items, they are not...
As for the “free at sea” items, they are not forced upon you. You can book a cruise without them.


People say this on cc boards, but I have not found this to be the case, except when booking...
Either way it is a liver killer
Either way it is a liver killer