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The quality of the binoculars is questionable.  Bring your own.

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6 minutes ago, Jim_Iain said:

Agree the ones in the room are so bad they pare pretty useless.

 

 

41 minutes ago, Hi-ho-silver said:

Are there binoculars in the CC rooms on Infinity or do I need to bring mine?

 

Yes, they are not much better than you would get in a Cracker Jack box.

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46 minutes ago, Tourist1292 said:

Hopefully, the umbrellas would be at least functional.

 

We used them last cruise and they were functional.  I could see as good without the binoculars....

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1 hour ago, Tourist1292 said:

Hopefully, the umbrellas would be at least functional.

 

Actually the umbrellas are pretty good especially the large one. 

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36 minutes ago, bjahil47 said:

We buy umbrellas at the Dollar store and just leave them on board.

 

I once read that if you want an umbrella just stop by the lost and found at any major airport.   They throw out 1,000 a day after holding them for a period of time.

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Yes they are there. You'd be best served to bring your own. The fact that they remain in the room without a big reminder that you'll be charged an outrageous amount of money if you take them (like the bathrobes) perhaps is an indication that most folks don't find them very useful.

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The binoculars are rubbish even in the PH, bring your own.

 

Re umbrellas....I once used the folding one in a Mediterranean port and with a slight puff of wind it was inside out....Following that experience in the Caribbean I took the big sturdy one with me for a showery stroll in the Caribbean and very nearly did a Mary Poppins impression! We buy plastic ponchos from the $ store to use in wet weather in warmer climates and a decent kagool in cooler locations....

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I always enjoy it when someone posts a question about the binoculars. Over the years of reading CC, I have found this is one of only two topics on this board that is able to unify everyone's opinion. On every other topic, there will be a variety of opinions, some of which are firmly held and vigorously defended. But this has not been the case with the binoculars - nobody likes them. 

 

OP - as others have mentioned, bring your own binoculars if you anticipate needing them. 

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4 hours ago, SFCAcruiser said:

Over the years of reading CC, I have found this is one of only two topics on this board that is able to unify everyone's opinion. 

 

What’s the other one? :classic_wink:

 

(I totally agree on bringing your own binoculars.) 

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7 hours ago, Turtles06 said:

 

What’s the other one? :classic_wink:

 

(I totally agree on bringing your own binoculars.) 

 

I did not want to hijack this thread, but the binoculars question seems to have run its course. So, to answer your question...

"Should I get my teeth whitened?" generally produces a series of "No" responses :classic_biggrin:

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16 minutes ago, SFCAcruiser said:

 

I did not want to hijack this thread, but the binoculars question seems to have run its course. So, to answer your question...

"Should I get my teeth whitened?" generally produces a series of "No" responses :classic_biggrin:

LOL.  (I agree as well -- "no")  :classic_smile:

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8 hours ago, Turtles06 said:

 

What’s the other one? :classic_wink:

 

(I totally agree on bringing your own binoculars.) 

 

We went to Alaska and read that there were binoculars in the room to use.  A friend of mine had professional quality ones but I figured to cut down what I had to bring.  Big mistake in trying to see wildlife.  Bring your own!

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I just bought two pairs at Harbor Freight for our cruise to Alaska. Very affordable with sufficiently good quality.

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I read once that you can substitute 2 cardboard toilet roll holders for the binoculars.  You'll see just as well with them!:classic_biggrin:  Yes, bring your own.

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