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About felicityd

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    Royal Caribbean, Cunard
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    Australia/New Zealand
  1. Thank you for all the info! I'm relaxing about it now. I'm sure we'll have a great time! By the way - I see you're going on the Pride of America in January - enjoy! We had a fabulous time in August last year. 😊
  2. Thank you! I was worried it was going to be the same set menu for 14 nights. 😄
  3. We're doing our first Celebrity cruise next year to New Zealand so I'm starting to delve into the research side of things. I've searched the boards but haven't found a clear answer to these questions, so I thought I'd start a new topic. We are in Aqua class - a lot of reviewers seem to highly rate Aqua class and Blu. What is it specifically that makes Aqua class so good? Is it the service or something else? We are in an accessible room - we tried to get a suite but unfortunately missed out. Regarding Blu, is it the same menu every night or does it change day to day like the main dining room? There are only sample menus for the breakfast available online. I've read mixed reports on the daily entertainment. I'm mostly interested in doing trivia and attending game shows/theatre shows at night - can I look forward to that while on board? Any input would be appreciated! I'm excited but I like to have an idea of what to expect. 😊
  4. Following along! We are doing NZ on the Solstice next year. Can't wait!
  5. We did a private tour with this company: http://www.privatetourshawaii.com/ They picked us up from our hotel and had us back by the arranged time. They were super flexible and I highly recommend them. Adam was our driver and he was brilliant.
  6. We had about an hour and a half after our tour finished before the bus took us back to Waikiki. We just sat and had lunch in the cafe and cooled off. Enjoy Kualoa Ranch, I thought it was the best!
  7. Hi! This was one of the best tours I did. The bus seats around 10 or 12 people and is super comfortable. The driver was fantastic - he was a local, he played ukulele and he was very knowledgeable about the movies that were filmed in Kauai, and had plenty of anecdotes. The tour was from around 9am to 3.30pm, and we did a big loop around the island. The highlight for me was Hanalei Bay. The place they took us for lunch was in Hanalei and it was really good food as well (you had about an hour in Hanalei, so after lunch you could go shopping if you wanted). It was a really good tour because of the small number of people, and I got to see a lot of the island. I felt like it was value for money. If you love movies, I would definitely recommend it. I wrote a review of my whole trip here: https://boards.cruisecritic.com.au/showthread.php?t=2542243 Enjoy your holiday!
  8. We only tried Cagneys and La Cucina, and we both equally enjoyed them. I would say that I preferred Cagneys to La Cucina but I didn't have a complaint about either one. We are pretty easy-going with food though, so others might have different opinions (for example, we've seen a lot of complaints about the food but aside from one bad experience at the buffet, we thought the food was great). I had a gorgeous pasta dish at La Cucina and the surf & turf both times we went to Cagneys, and they were delicious. Enjoy!
  9. I also highly recommend the POA cruise - yes it is a little more expensive, but it's a great way to see the four main islands. We didn't know where to go or what to see when coming to Hawaii for the first time, so the cruise enabled us to experience the four main islands and decide which ones we would come back to again. As for the reviews about how bad the ship is - honestly, we didn't have a problem with either the ship or the crew. And we found the food to be really good as well, especially at Cagneys and La Cucina. To each their own, and you make of it what you will, but we were really worried about all the negative reviews and by the end of it we couldn't understand why there are so many. We thought it was excellent. :)
  10. There were only six passengers on the Marylou tour! The smallest tour I did. Our driver just asked us what we were interested in seeing and that's what we did! I thought the price was pretty good too. Yeah I wouldn't risk doing the Road to Hana if your luau is at 5.15pm. I think there can be delays, and the traffic is quite heavy. It's a shame but I'm sure you'll enjoy the luau. :)
  11. In Hilo, we booked a tour through Mary Lou's Big Island tours - http://www.marylousbigislandguidedtours.com/ They picked us up from the port and took us to the Volcanoes National Park, Thurston Lava Tube, the macadamia farm, the orchid farm and Rainbow Falls, to name a few. Ken was our driver and he was happy to take suggestions as to what people wanted to see and do. We thought it was quite reasonable. On Kauai, I did a movie tour through the ship (not sure what ship you're on? I was on Pride of America). It was a movie tour but it was a great sightseeing tour as well, which is partly why I picked it. But there are other things to do on Kauai! If I ever go back, Kauai is the island I would spend the most time on. :) You could even just rent a car and drive it, I'm sure you'd have a fantastic time. Hanalei Bay was spectacular. I did a Road to Hana tour through Valley Isle Excursions - https://www.tourmaui.com/ Also a good way to do it, and not that pricey! We did the loop all the way around and came back to the port. I'd definitely recommend. It went from about 8am to 4pm, from memory. Hope this is a little helpful! Edited to add that we did Kualoa Ranch as well on Oahu, and it was brilliant! We also did a private tour that took us along the Kamehama Highway to the north shore, which was fantastic as well.
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