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The best embarkation I've experienced was also on...
The best embarkation I've experienced was also on the largest ship in the world (at the time). HARMONY OF THE SEAS. Literally 12 minutes (I timed it) from being dropped off at the terminal to...
Looks absolutely wonderful. I hope it functions...
Looks absolutely wonderful. I hope it functions as well as it looks. Royal Caribbean/Celebrity is developing "frictionless" technology to streamline the boarding process. Hopefully that eliminates...
Cost of drinks on Cunard line ships
Well on Cunard I donít even see a courtesy top off. It does make a difference. Between that and the measure Cunard is using, they are the most expensive weak drinks Iíve experienced at sea. I...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By eroller
LGBT is pretty much universal today. FOD...
LGBT is pretty much universal today. FOD (Friends of Dorothy) is not. It's old school and dated. In fact many young LGBT folks have no clue what FOD means. If you really want to be PC, the...
Cost of drinks on Cunard line ships
I was just on ROYAL PRINCESS a couple months ago and Iím Elite status with them so Iíve sailed them often. Most of my bartenders would pour the alcohol in a standard measure then pour a little more...
Exactly. Same with me. I think this change...
Exactly. Same with me. I think this change occurred around the same time QM2 came out of her major refit. I never had issues with drinks on Cunard before that.

I sail on most cruise lines,...
Why should Cunard drink prices be judged...
Why should Cunard drink prices be judged alongside top end big city hotels? Cunard is not a top end cruise line and is not in the same calibre as a top end luxury hotel in a big city like NY. ...
I'm doubtful that a status match will happen...
I'm doubtful that a status match will happen between Royal Caribbean and Silversea. Royal will not have full ownership of Silversea, just a majority stake. This is similar to their arrangement with...
Absolutely no reason for Silversea and Azamara to...
Absolutely no reason for Silversea and Azamara to combine. They are totally separate and different products. Azamara is not luxury, and the cabins onboard the current Azamara ships will never be...
Oversold and almost denied boarding?!
Yes if it was fraud Carnival would not have even a booking. The couple would be turned away as no reservation would be on record, and they would not have had access to any boarding pass to even...
Doesnít sound like fraud to me. Sounds like a...
Doesnít sound like fraud to me. Sounds like a simple case of Carnival overbooking the sailing. Yes cruise lines overbook and this happens. When you book a cruise through a travel agent and pay by...
Absolutely it can happen. Itís rare and you may...
Absolutely it can happen. Itís rare and you may not hear about it but yes it can happen. I gave examples earlier in the thread about being bought off two different sailings (Princess and Cunard)...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By eroller
I think Deck 8 is the best location on the ship,...
I think Deck 8 is the best location on the ship, and I've sailed in the obstructed view balconies several times. I even prefer them over the hull balconies on Deck's 4, 5, and 6. Some of the...
I can't speak to this specific instance, but...
I can't speak to this specific instance, but absolutely cruise lines oversell. They expect a certain amount of fall-out come final payment time and usually it works itself out. Sometimes it...
Many ships. Voyager and Explorer of the Seas come...
Many ships. Voyager and Explorer of the Seas come to mind right away.
There is a real thermostat in the cabin so you...
There is a real thermostat in the cabin so you can control the temperature. I also like the cabin cold for sleeping and it worked great for me. Also the shower head can be removed from its holder...
Iím sorry I donít. I never had it.
Iím sorry I donít. I never had it.
Believe it or not I never tried the pizza! ...
Believe it or not I never tried the pizza!

I've sort of written off NCL for a bit. Just got tired of the never ending price gouging. Every cruise the drink prices went up, there were extra...
No they were not as Cirque-like as on DIVINA. ...
No they were not as Cirque-like as on DIVINA. There were some aspects that were Cirque-like but they also had more of a storyline and theme if I remember correctly. One night there was even an...
I loved the entertainment. My only real...
I loved the entertainment. My only real complaint was the food and presentation which should have been to a higher standard in the Yacht Club. Also getting back on the ship in the various ports took...
So glad you enjoyed it! Itís kind of old now. ...
So glad you enjoyed it! Itís kind of old now. Overall I really liked the ship but now itís on to other things. Iím most excited about Celebrity Edge which Iím booked on in Feb, and Virgin Voyages...
If memory serves correct, they are all in the...
If memory serves correct, they are all in the sun. Sorry about that. Perhaps itís changed since my cruise??
I actually never saw a single bridge officer, but...
I actually never saw a single bridge officer, but the hotel staff and crew and mainly "international" which is the norm these days on most cruise lines. So mainly from Asian countries with a...
You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the review. I...
You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed the review. I hope you enjoy the ship as much as I did.
GRAND CLASSICA Review with Ship Pics Album!
Iíve seen the pictures of the ship. Costa removed much of the Farcus decor but otherwise very little has changed. The layout and cabins are exactly the same, as are the pool decks. Just not my cup...