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    abington, ma
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    cruising, theater
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    royal caribbean
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  1. Drink card was offered late in cruise - think it was $70 for 10 drinks (?). Didn't end up buying it, but I might on the next cruise.
  2. Taste is a very subjective topic. When I get dessert, I usually opt for the sugar-free option (that way, in my little mind, I can enjoy an evening cocktail). Some are very good, some are not. But, as my hubby always opts for the sugary options, he states the same - some good, some not. Try everything and you may be pleasantly surprised
  3. Chef's Table is great for a special occasion, but you should look at the menu to make sure it is one that you would enjoy. I have done it twice - once for my birthday. It was fabulous both times. Go hungry (and thirsty as the wine can flow).
  4. We have done this several times. We do anytime dining and just ask for a window seat when we arrive. There were times we had to wait, but never a big deal. We did let the host know at approximately what time we would be there the next night and had the same wait staff 5 out of the 7 nights. If you don't mind waiting and the table position is important, then go for it. But I agree with spookwife - usually dark or way too much sun. Have a great cruise
  5. We have used SAS several times and cannot recommend them enough. The last time we used them, in July 2019, we flew in the day before our cruise to FLL and stayed at the Embassy Suites. SAS picked us up at 11am the next morning, made 2 other stops in Fort Lauderdale, and we arrived at the Port of Miami and were on our ship by 1pm. On the way back, we called them when we were in line at customs. They picked us up within 10 minutes and we were at FLL by 11am. We purchased the round trip on line and we were quoted $20pp for the round trip. If we pre-paid, it was $30 for both of us, round trip. Both drivers were wonderful and we had a great experience. Would use them again in a heart beat
  6. lol.....but this is New England. The weather can change at the drop of a hat. But you should see some good foliage. If you’re bored, stop by and start raking!!!!!
  7. When are you leaving? I live just south of Boston and the upcoming week looks fantastic. Warm Sunday through Wednesday, bit of rain on Thursday leading to chillier weather on Friday. But I always bring at least 2 pair of walking/outside shoes. Spraying them is a great solution. Have a great cruise - the leaves are beautiful
  8. If it is something you really want to see, get there early and grab the seat of your choice. Some shows can be popular and seating at a premium. Have a great cruise
  9. We are considering doing the transatlantic on the Epic next April - price is really good, especially with the reduced air of $250pp. Is this airfare round-trip (Boston to Miami, Barcelona to Boston)? Tried looking on the website, but the information is non-existent. Any advice/help/clarification would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  10. Be a typical first-timer: Walking tour of Old Havana, learning about it's history and marveling at the architecture. Lunch at one of the many fabulous restaurants in and around the squares. Follow it up with a driving tour in a classic car. Day one complete. If you have energy, go see a show - so many to choose from. Next day, visit El Morro and tour the old fort. Go back and delve deeper into Old Havana. I will be back again in July - can't wait to explore some more. Doing a 6 hour walking/driving tour and seeing the show at Café Taberna.
  11. Sorry in advance if this has been asked before, but the search has not been kind to me. We went to Cuba on Majesty of the Seas (RCCL) in February - it was fabulous. A friend now wants me to go with her on Norwegian Sky in July - so excited to go back and do more exploring. Question - in February, we did the paperwork and had our passports stamped in Cuba - my recollection was that the visa was good for 5 years. I have a copy of the paperwork (visa application) from RCCL - do I need to do the application again or will the copy be good? Do I need to pay the $75 again? Is there anything else I would need? RCCL did it through the ship - my friend says we need to apply for visa on our own (?) Thanks for any help/recommendations/advice
  12. I always bring a copy of my passport when I leave the ship, along with my ship card and license (photo ID). Have never needed it, but just in case the worst case scenario happens...…………………………….
  13. They will be included in your documents - I got mine for my 4/26/19 cruise about a month ago
  14. Thanks for the replies - we are actually in our second year as snowbirds, so we have been very warm all winter. We are on the Serenade and just love this ship (been on her about 5 times). Will plan for warm and cool climates and bring my raincoat. If it is sunny and 60, that is shorts weather, maybe with a sweater. Hearty New Englander always.
  15. I know that Mother Nature can be fickle, but what can I expect the weather to be for my April, 2019 transatlantic (Fort Lauderdale, Azores, Cork, Bruge, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen). Will the first 6 days at sea be warm enough for the pool? I assume it will be jeans and shirts for the other ports and I will be bringing a rain coat, maybe a light jacket. Any suggestions or past experience would be very helpful Thanks
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