1. We are bringing 4 bottles of wine on Westerdam. Best way to bring these to avoid breakage? In my carryon, which I then awkwardly carry around until I can get into my cabin? Or... Packed in some way?
2. It looks like no matter what I do I will not fit in to any of my normal cruising long gowns. I will bite the bullet and buy one in this temporary size but how many formal nights do you think I will have on this Westerdam 3/4 cruise? Two? Do you all think I should have a long gown for each formal night? And.... If I book the PG for formal night- still formal or regular nighttime wear? Also, can you take a stab at it and tell my which nights you think will be formal?
3. I just booked Maasdam 10/6 Atlantic cruise (Montreal-FLL). I booked an interior because I wanted to make sure I grabbed a cabin before everything is sold out (and vacation money is tight- we are out of here for Westerdam in three weeks). Personally I am fine with an interior, and this is an extremely port heavy cruise, so we will be up top/in port almost every morning. Then again, it will be cold at sail away. Those who have been on Maasdam/this voyage: do you think I should upgrade to an OV ASAP? The proverbial window is closing fast on that. DH is worried about the "coffin" factor but he doesn't know what he's talking about- to me an interior is more like a womb. And what about the porthole cabins? Could that possibly be worth it?
4. Trying AYW, or should I say, AD this cruise. Thoughts about what time to hit the MDR so we don't get crushed?
Thank you so much!