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Of course I can´t judge for the current sailing...
Of course I can´t judge for the current sailing but actually I think the "salty" thing is more the German taste. For us most of the stuff on US cruise lines is bland.

And it´s funny to read the...
electro, BTW, if I fly into Havana/Varadero...
electro,

BTW, if I fly into Havana/Varadero from Germany I have to pay 25 Euro for the Cuban Tourist Card. If I fly via the US or take a cruise ship out of an US port I have to pay 75 USD for the...
No, it´s not an RCI rule it´s a rule by the US...
No, it´s not an RCI rule it´s a rule by the US government applying to all cruises out of the US.

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(there are no restrictions for Germans or other Europeans either but it looks like we...
According to the FAQ from RCI it affects all...
According to the FAQ from RCI it affects all passengers not just US citizens.

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Yes,it affects all cruises out of the US with...
Yes,it affects all cruises out of the US with port stops in Cuba. RCI has sent out an email to all customers and updated their FAQ. You have to book a tour now - either with the cruise line or a...
Ken, That´s correct. The only thing I wonder...
Ken,

That´s correct. The only thing I wonder is why are they building the engine room section in Warnemünde at Neptun Werft. Meyer Werft had a big announcement that all LNG engine rooms are built...
It´s all about .... money! Obviously Fincantieri...
It´s all about .... money! Obviously Fincantieri had a better price...

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You won´t be disappointed by Herculaneum. But out...
You won´t be disappointed by Herculaneum. But out of Salerno I´d prefer Paestum. Way closer than Herculaneum.

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Yes, Celebrity does allow it. I was able to take...
Yes, Celebrity does allow it. I was able to take my Mom with me to the cocktail hour. Actually there weren´t too many people there anyway.

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Exactly, except boarding... the non Diamonds can...
Exactly, except boarding... the non Diamonds can of course board with a Diamond as long as they are in the same cabin.

But no drinks, no Diamond Club social hours...

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Don´t get confused... steel cutting was at Meyer...
Don´t get confused... steel cutting was at Meyer Werft in Papenburg. Keel laying was today in Warnemünde at Neptun Werft (which is owned by Meyer too). Why? Neptun is building the engine room blocks....
As for the laundry: They do have complimentary...
As for the laundry: They do have complimentary washers and dryers (2 each plus soap).

Back in 2012 we had an overnight in St. Louis and left on disembarkation day at 8:30 am.

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Never had any problems with taxis in Barcelona....
Never had any problems with taxis in Barcelona. They are pretty well organized and even when there´s a long queue you don´t have to wait too long. 9:30 am is not a good time as by then all pax have...
Pretty likely... it was the same for Allure and...
Pretty likely... it was the same for Allure and Oasis (although I only disembarked after the TA).

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Based on my experiences with Harmony (2016) and...
Based on my experiences with Harmony (2016) and Allure (2015):

Symphony will use two terminals, B and C (C are the aft cabins / luggage tags with even numbers, B the forward cabins / luggage tags...
Talltalling, Genova has an aquarium close to...
Talltalling,

Genova has an aquarium close to the cruise port

https://www.acquariodigenova.it/en/

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Although my DD is almost 18 yo I have to agree...
Although my DD is almost 18 yo I have to agree with Lollipop´s Mom. We took our DD on her first cruise (BTW Illinois river and we´re from Germany) at the age of 18 months. Her first blue water cruise...
Flight is about the Wright brothers. ...
Flight is about the Wright brothers.

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Read my post, yes, in some ports you can just get...
Read my post, yes, in some ports you can just get off and walk around a little.

My suggestion would be to go with the HoHo busses which are offered in almost every port. You can sit on the bus and...
Actually none of the ports is really stroller...
Actually none of the ports is really stroller friendly and you might find lots of cobblestones or uneven pavement.

As for the ports:

Civitavecchia is about 1.5 hours by train from Rome....
There are no hotels near the port. The W is...
There are no hotels near the port. The W is opposite the port you have to go all the way around. So the closest hotels are in the La Rambla area.

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WOW bands do have a RFID chip inside which can be...
WOW bands do have a RFID chip inside which can be reprogrammed. They do come in four colors: black, white, blue and yellow. They are 4.99 USD and available at guest services (unless you are in a...
Way too early... situation is changing on a daily...
Way too early... situation is changing on a daily basis.

I saw a letter given to the current passengers informing them about what´s going on and safety instructions (like do not go on an...
Some RCI ships are up for sale too... ...
Some RCI ships are up for sale too...

Nothing special...

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Actually this has nothing to do with the current...
Actually this has nothing to do with the current Catalan separation movement.

Barcelona is well known for pickpockets and more (although a robbery in a hotel room while someone sleeping in it...