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Royal Caribbean has higher prices for drinks. ...
Royal Caribbean has higher prices for drinks. Many cocktails are $12 or $13 now, depending on the ship. They bump up the prices to make their drink packages seem like a good deal.
Cunard did this on my last crossing. One of the...
Cunard did this on my last crossing. One of the guest lecturers was an astronomer and he hosted the evening stargazing events.

But, as several people have mentioned, you just need to get to the...
I wasn't a big fan of the 'Fish of the Day with...
I wasn't a big fan of the 'Fish of the Day with Chef's Vegetable Choice'. On Anthem a few months ago they rotated between 2 or 3 fish, with the exact same sauce and vegetable sides ever day. On...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By karl_nj
On Cunard I've only sailed on QM2, so I can't...
On Cunard I've only sailed on QM2, so I can't speak about the other ships.


I think it depends on the kids. My kids have enjoyed sailing on QM2. There are so many pools available on QM2, they...
It's a long day, so when we did this cruise last...
It's a long day, so when we did this cruise last November, we decided to have lunch at a sit down restaurant, Skipper Canteen, at 2pm. Worked out very well, it was a nice break in the middle of our...
OK, yeah. Spacious Ocean View. Holds 4...
OK, yeah. Spacious Ocean View. Holds 4 passengers:

Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
One double sofa bed
So basically they expect 2 people to sleep on the sofabed.


My kids...
Spacious Oceanview or Ultra Spacious Oceanview? ...
Spacious Oceanview or Ultra Spacious Oceanview?

I thought only the Ultra Spacious Oceanview slept 4-6 people, where as the Spacious oceanview slept 4. Passengers 3 and 4 would sleep together on...
Yes, now that I'm back from my cruise, I think...
Yes, now that I'm back from my cruise, I think that is the case. However they appear to have more then enough paystations available, with someone there to help you at each one. So there is really...
Anthem had shrimp last week. I think that was...
Anthem had shrimp last week. I think that was the only protein choice actually. I didn't recall seeing chicken.

They left the tails on them, which is a little annoying. Since you then need to...
OK, thanks. I won't chance it then, since I...
OK, thanks. I won't chance it then, since I don't want to be "that person" blocking the lane.

I just figured that since the garage seems to be run as the same company that runs the Port Imperial...
Does anyone know if the parking garage exit gate...
Does anyone know if the parking garage exit gate machines at Cape Liberty accept credit cards, or do you have to use the paystation before you go to your car? At some parking garages, if you are...
No, they only do "traditional" dining; your...
No, they only do "traditional" dining; your waitstaff rotates with you.
It may not be a fire hazard, but leaving anything...
It may not be a fire hazard, but leaving anything on the balcony is against the Guest Conduct Policy:

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/content/en_US/pdf/Guest_Conduct_Policy.pdf

Save the...
Corkage Fee - Corkscrew
Room service will deliver a corkscrew and wine glasses to your room. I guess they may charge these days, with the room service fee.


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Not an American company??? Their headquarters is...
Not an American company??? Their headquarters is in Miami!


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That's not a good sign. No real promenade deck on...
That's not a good sign. No real promenade deck on that ship.


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I thought Miller was the champagne of beers :-) ...
I thought Miller was the champagne of beers :-)

I'd rather drink the racer 5 though.


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However, these days there are a great number of...
However, these days there are a great number of "open house" hours, so that shouldn't really be an issue. I think it's quite nice, since it allows all parents to spend some time with their children...
On the other hand, planning to arrive at 3pm if...
On the other hand, planning to arrive at 3pm if you are driving a long distance is also a bad idea. It would be quite disappointing to show up at 3:50 and be denied boarding.


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I took a cruise to Norway on Royal Caribbean's...
I took a cruise to Norway on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas 2 years ago, out of Copenhagen. Compared to pricing out of US ports at the time, all the drink prices were raised 18% and rounded...
Don't come visit Manhattan then. $8 for 16oz is...
Don't come visit Manhattan then. $8 for 16oz is not unusual. And you still need to tip on top of that.


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I think I may need to send an email to Cunard and...
I think I may need to send an email to Cunard and see what they say.
Cunard Included Gratuities
I'm hesitant to bring this up, as any mention of Gratuities always tends to cause problems, but I noticed something very interesting on my recent QM2 crossing.

I'm a US resident that re-booked...
This particular evacuation was done on the U.K....
This particular evacuation was done on the U.K. side.


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Thanks for the update. That is great news. I look...
Thanks for the update. That is great news. I look forward to checking it out next week.


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