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Sounds like you are going to have a nice culinary week on the Presidents cruise.

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We didn’t get these last cruise. Thought they were for JS and higher. Do you get them at D+, or is our stateroom attendant just being nice? 
 

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4 minutes ago, aring75 said:

We didn’t get these last cruise. Thought they were for JS and higher. Do you get them at D+, or is our stateroom attendant just being nice? 
 

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We got those on Explorer 10-5 and were in a balcony cabin.

We are D+.

We bring all our own toiletries so didn't use these RC toiletries.

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1 minute ago, grapau27 said:

We got those on Explorer 10-5 and were in a balcony cabin.

We are D+.


Ah, maybe he just forgot last cruise. No worries. 

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They gave us another reminder of the events happening for this cruise. This is the page for D+
 

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1 minute ago, aring75 said:


Ah, maybe he just forgot last cruise. No worries. 

Maybe you got them because it is Presidents cruise.

Usually those upgraded toiletries are for 350+ points which we aren't.

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Last week a wash & fold bag of laundry was $24.99. This week it says $34.99. Wondering if that is just for the President’s Cruise or if the price is going up fleet-wide. 
 

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2 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Maybe you got them because it is Presidents cruise.

Usually those upgraded toiletries are for 350+ points which we aren't.


Oh. Well then, now I do feel special. 😊

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1 hour ago, aring75 said:

Got back to the room and found that “special” RCI champagne had been delivered. 
 

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The champagne was for all returning guests on my sailing, or at least, so I thought. I was gold and got that on Symphony in August.

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2 hours ago, aring75 said:


I agree it’s definitely different on Symphony and it has its pluses and minuses. At first, I felt the same way. I really like it on Anthem where you ordered an entree separate from the appetizers and dessert. However, it was nice to sample smaller portions of more than one item as well. Given the option, I prefer to order the main course, but this way was still nice for a change. 
 

You are absolutely right about breakfast and lunch. It’s basically Windjammer Lite. But I like that they take you to a table, so I still prefer it over the main buffet area. 👍
 

Thanks for pointing out the differences. I didn’t think to make note of it for anyone following along. 😊

Thanks for the info on this we have this reserved but finding that the entre is not served I'm going to cancel & either just do MTD or a speciality. Do you think it's hard to get in MTD early on the last night without a reservation?

 

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19 minutes ago, Lorey2007 said:

Thanks for the info on this we have this reserved but finding that the entre is not served I'm going to cancel & either just do MTD or a speciality. Do you think it's hard to get in MTD early on the last night without a reservation?

 


We haven’t done MTD, but hoping someone else can chime in with an answer for you. 

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1 hour ago, ryguy2008 said:

 

 

The champagne was for all returning guests on my sailing, or at least, so I thought. I was gold and got that on Symphony in August.


We made good use of it. 😊

 

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46 minutes ago, suesnake2002 said:

Hmmm gators, would you prefer this??? I think I would. 

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Is that a bear?

 

Nope. 

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Watched a few ships sail out ahead of us. Missed the first Carnival ship. 
 

Empress

 

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Carnival Horizon

 

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The Miami-Dade police and the US Coast Guard did their escort thing. 
 

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Goodbye again, Miami. See you in a week!

 

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3 hours ago, aring75 said:

Apple pie to finish things off. 
No raisins. 👍😊

 

 

 

As it should be. 

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Enjoying your review, thanks for doing this 🙂  We aren't cruising on Symphony until March 2020. If you have a chance, could you possibly find out when next year's President's Cruise is, and on which ship. Thanks a lot 🙂

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1 hour ago, suesnake2002 said:

Yes that was a small black bear. Most can be scared off with banging pots. Or barking dogs. 

Sometimes, you can just put out a bird feeder for them 

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3 hours ago, suesnake2002 said:

Hmmm gators, would you prefer this??? I think I would. 

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Not to sidetrack this thread but here in my neighborhood in SC we have both bears and gators 😲.  Coming from NJ, the country area with all kinds of wildlife, it was quite the shock to see both here, would have never thought we would see the things we do here just a little ways from the beach.

 

Thanks for the great review, we are sailing in Celebrity soon so this is a great warm up for us.  Enjoy!

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9 hours ago, aring75 said:

They gave us another reminder of the events happening for this cruise. This is the page for D+
 

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I'm not getting something. If you get daily coffee (I am assuming specialty coffee like espressos, iced etc.) but you cannot get them at Cafe Promenade... where do you get them "throughout the ship?"

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13 hours ago, Bronx12 said:

Enjoying your review, thanks for doing this 🙂  We aren't cruising on Symphony until March 2020. If you have a chance, could you possibly find out when next year's President's Cruise is, and on which ship. Thanks a lot 🙂


I will definitely try to find out. Someone else may already know, but if I recall correctly, they announced this year’s cruise on last year’s President’s Cruise. 

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