Posted January 28th, 2014, 04:22 PM
Some things don't belong in an official review, but some other interesting points:
Mentioned the young couple from our M&M who did The Quest. They were experienced Royal cruisers and I figured they knew what was happening. NOPE!:
The poor young girl was totally embarrassed when she had to switch clothing with her husband. She put his shirt on over her top before she'd take hers off, then after tried to hide in a corner to get dressed again. Our section, of which they led, was mostly Spanish speaking older people who had no idea what the heck was going on, and were basically no help.
DR: Last time using MTD we had the same table each night. Don't know what happened here, but the first night we were on one side of the DR with a different waiter and asst. The waiter wasn't very talkative, and the asst must have been new - he didn't seem to understand his job, and also didn't understand English very well. I had coffee after dinner, so did the woman at the table next to us. He never brought her cream for the coffee even though she asked three times - I finally let her use mine. The other nights we were in the same area, but at two different tables, which caused the woman near us to have a fit - she actually accused us of stealing her table! Hey - I just sit where they tell me. What's the big difference if, in a row of three tables, you're right, left or center? As I mentioned before, she and her hubby were rather demanding, but thanks to that Barb got Escargot every night since the lady demanded it, and when Barb saw it she asked about it, so she got it too.
Nice overall bunch of cruisers, much nicer than our Explorer cruise out of NYC. It was a pretty good mix of ages; not a lot of kids, but some, a number of older retirees, but a decent number of all ages, unlike the January Celebrity cruise we did a few years back where the average age was about 85:
Explorer OTS 2/04; Serenade OTS 2/05; Voyager OTS 2/06; Sovereign OTS 7/07; Liberty OTS 5/08; Grandeur OTS 2/09; Enchantment OTS 6/2010; Celebrity Eclipse 1/2011; Crown Princess 1/2012 Disney Dream 12/2012;
Explorer OTS 5/13
Disney wonder October 2013;Liberty of the Seas 1/2014
Enchantment OTS May, 2014...
October 2014 Majesty OTS;
LIBERTY OF THE SEAS 1/2015
LIBERTY OF THE SEAS - JUNE 2015
Adventure of the Seas - October 2015
Brilliance of the Seas - January 2016
Carnival Ecstaasy - August 2016
Oasis of the Seas - September 2016
Anthem of the Seas - October 2017