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  1. I'll certainly report back on that one!
  2. We're not heading to the port 'til early afternoon. Slept in this morning after a rough night in Hell's Kitchen so we're having a very late, leisurely breakfast. πŸ˜‰
  3. Thanks so much for that, Dr C ... we've been on Mera before but can't remember anything about the aft of the ship. I'll have to suss that out if I get a chance later today to see the best location to do this.
  4. I was going to title this thread 'Meraviglia YIN vs Seaview YIN' but, as some of you may know, I didn't get to experience much on Seaview, so it wouldn't be much of a comparison. However, I will probably end up comparing aspects of the 2 ships, including what being in YC insides on both is like. Anyone on this sailing who wishes to chip in here is very welcome to do so as there will be many aspects that I probably won't cover, including non-YC elements such as MDR food/service, etc. Others' observations and opinions may add balance, too. For those of you with high expectations of this review, I'd lower them if I were you. My "reviews" tend to wander off-topic quite a bit ... you've been warned! I received some requests beforehand for specific info which I will do my very best to provide. However, if anyone asks for anything during the cruise, I will try to oblige, but I may not post it immediately - especially if your sailing date isn't the 28th Oct. I'm taking into consideration that those on that one won't have any other opportunity to ask anyone on a later sailing lol. We are with company on this Canada leg, so time on here may be curtailed. I will hit the 'Like' button on all posts to acknowledge that I've read them, rather than respond individually, as I just won't have the time. We have plans for most of the ports and sea days will probably be rest days lol
  5. Just had an offer from the hotel receptionist of a 2pm checkout for tomorrow when I was enquiring about luggage storage. πŸ˜ƒ
  6. Thank you so much folks! Going to see Phantom of the Opera on Broadway tonight πŸ˜ƒ Can't decide whether to chance going to the port early tomorrow or wait 'til the afternoon. πŸ€”
  7. Full Irish, actually! It was in an Irish pub and all the ingredients were Irish. πŸ˜€
  8. Floated down, more like 😁 The wine they serve in Dublin airport is powerful stuff, altogether πŸ€ͺ
  9. Well, folks ... we're at the departure gate in Dublin airport waiting for our 4.15pm flight to New York, (where we're planning to meet up with Mark and Jane ... the cruisers6 ... later tonight. They flew out yesterday).
  10. I have to say that I really like MSC's burgers (and I'm not really a burger person)
  11. So far, it seems to be just a name-change. According to MSC there are no changes to the benefits.
  12. Yes ... no problems at all. It's what most men wear when in the warmer regions.
  13. I have to admit that I was very surprised to see it on a Med cruise. They weren't even smart shorts/t-shirts, they struck me as sloppy-looking.
  14. When we were on Splendida last year, we were heading into TSL for a drink when DH was stopped. It was about 5 minutes after 6pm and he was wearing shorts. He had to put long pants on before we was admitted. That was on a 28 night repo where you would imagine they would have relaxed the dress code. Mind you, DH would usually have been wearing trousers at that time as we would dine around then.
  15. Thanks, Charles. I think I've seen that posted before, but a more recent post mentioned someone else. Oh well ... another one to get to know. πŸ˜„
  16. I agree, Charles! DH wore his tux on the first 'Elegant' night (Captain's night) on Seaview last month (I wore a gown). We were sniggered at by a group in t-shirts & shorts who were 'allowed' to dine in the YC restaurant. πŸ™„ Needless to say, the tux is staying home this week, but he's packed a sports jacket and blazer as well as dickie bows and ties. It's nice to make a bit of an effort.
  17. Thanks a mil, Cap'n. I'm planning on doing a "Live from ... " if I get the time and a good internet connection.
  18. Dear Cap'n, please don't take offence if I "Unfollow" this thread from now. I need to keep my email inbox clear from here on. However, I will be checking out the thread any time I get a chance. Also ... you can pinch my pics anytime πŸ˜›
  19. We've had a couple of pretty bad butlers, including the one on Seaview last month. MIA I can deal with, but surliness is another matter. Hoping for a better experience with the one on Meraviglia for the next 3 weeks. If the head butler is the one that I've heard is onboard, I'll have no hesitation in speaking with him should we have any issues (or, indeed, if the butler deserves praise!)
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