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Yes, sorry, I am asking about Jewel. The most...
Yes, sorry, I am asking about Jewel. The most recent list indicates the CD on Jewel during the summer will finish around mid-Oct., with a "?" as to who will take over.
Still nobody listed as CD past mid-October. We...
Still nobody listed as CD past mid-October. We sail on her starting Nov. 6 for the TA ending in San Juan.
These ports have been devastated and badly...
These ports have been devastated and badly damaged, but that doesn't mean the sun doesn't shine or the ocean doesn't still throw waves onto the beach. Our plan for Feb has always been to go to...
The difference is the cruise line makes money by...
The difference is the cruise line makes money by selling snacks at the theatre. So if there's money to be made, the real difference is that people who would like to enjoy a performance for an hour...
Thanks, Bob. And many other people will be...
Thanks, Bob. And many other people will be grateful too. I gotta have coffee, and I'll do what I hafta to get it. It's not a pretty sight to see me staggering around in my nasty old nightie...
I think this is a shameful rip-off of the crew -...
I think this is a shameful rip-off of the crew - people who are not well-paid by most standards - by RCI. They are taking much-needed money out of those people's pockets and putting it into their...
I must have missed something??? Seems there is...
I must have missed something??? Seems there is charge for room service now. News to me. I did do a search to find out more, but didn't find anything useful.

I did look at the menus posted, and...
Back from our second trip to Iceland this June,...
Back from our second trip to Iceland this June, and already planning our third trip next summer. Here are a few new things to mention.

Iceland is very expensive (island, isolated, northern). A...
Any word on the CD for Jewel? I checked the most...
Any word on the CD for Jewel? I checked the most current list I could find on this thread, and there was a ?

We are sailing on the Jewel TA from Rome to San Juan on Nov 6/17
Here's one that's great with a big group, called...
Here's one that's great with a big group, called Find Someone Who. Pre-cruise prep: come up with a list of five questions that are not threatening or too personal, e.g., Find Someon Who:
Was born...
They should be an opportunity for people who have...
They should be an opportunity for people who have been involved in the roll call to get together, meet each other, possibly share info on ports and excursions, find people who want to play bridge,...
Is it possible we will see more ports using...
Is it possible we will see more ports using tendering? That could be an option too. I'm thinking of St Vincent and the Grenadines for example.
Hubby's khakis have always been accepted and...
Hubby's khakis have always been accepted and always come through just fine.
I will also add, I never went wrong by tipping a...
I will also add, I never went wrong by tipping a buck or two on every bar order, EVEN though there is already a gratuity added on every bar bill. Faster service, possibly a little more generous...
Canadian here, and while our attitudes to tipping...
Canadian here, and while our attitudes to tipping are a little less generous than Americans', the reality is that in both countries, the wait staff in bars and restaurants are paid as poorly as it is...
They offer a wash and fold special partway...
They offer a wash and fold special partway through cruises that length, and we have found it very good. Laundry comes back clean and folded. Don't be shy! A very experienced RCI cruiser told us he...
Black! Even if you get ketchup on it, it won't...
Black! Even if you get ketchup on it, it won't show. Black pants, black shorts, black long dress (for me) that goes to the beach and also to the dining room. Nobody but you knows how many times...
On our first cruise, my daughter and I booked...
On our first cruise, my daughter and I booked just three weeks in advance in early December. Huge bargain, about $500 each for five nights. You can get deals like this in the time between American...
I suggest you ask these questions on Trip advisor...
I suggest you ask these questions on Trip advisor site, the sister to this site, for land travel. On the TA site, choose Forum. You'll have to look carefully for Forum on the opening page, near the...
Yep. I hear you all. Guess I was looking for the...
Yep. I hear you all. Guess I was looking for the magic silver bullet that says, "I know you people find each other fascinating but there are others who might like a little air time here."
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You ruined five days of your cruise, and that was...
You ruined five days of your cruise, and that was a big cost. My advice is never do this. Buy what you need from the ship's store or in port, and get all the enjoyment you paid for out of that...
Suggestions? VERY Chatty roll call
Some roll calls have been terrific. All kinds of helpful ideas, opportunities to share excursions, possibilities for meeting up for shared interests on board, etc. But others become a chat-fest for...
See you onboard for the TA segment! Departing...
See you onboard for the TA segment! Departing Nov 6 from Civitavecchia, right? We also love the Radiance class, and Jewel is the only one of those ships we haven't sailed on.
Please DO go and read that Iceland thread on TA,...
Please DO go and read that Iceland thread on TA, many sub-threads on rental cars, driving and problems. Since you are travelling in late Sept, autumn, with high winds in Iceland, is also coming on. ...
Re rental cars in Iceland: Please inspect your...
Re rental cars in Iceland: Please inspect your car very carefully when you pick it up, note all scratches, pits, windshield chips, and so on. Mark them on the paper the company gives you, and...