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  1. Brand new Courtyard at McHenry Row (across the street from the port) should open before end of this year.
  2. Yes, I did go with Joy's, in the Joy Cat as I hoped and it met my expectations. Boat is in like new condition, very spacious and fast. Only had about 6 from my roll call but they honored price quoted which was for 8 I think. We then went in opposite direction from Soufriere to pick up a group of about 10 who were all together from a wedding at their hotel. Did not mind this. Cold water available. Beer and punch only come out on the way back for safety reasons. Fast trip to little harbor at Marigot Bay. Very picturesque, just a slow drive by, then on to Soufriere and best views of Pitons from the water. Docking at Soufriere and transfer to van for trip to mud baths and waterfall. Lines at both locations but not unbearable. I was on Celebrity Silhouette and there was at least one other ship in port. Then to Joy's residence for a nice lunch just as described. Back to dock at Soufriere and Joy Cat then goes to beach area (Sugar Beach? I think) adjacent to a nice resort. Small public area but you can use beach in front of resorts area. Just not their loungers unless you want to pay. At beach for about an hour, then back on boat for transport back to cruise area. So it covers all the bases for most popular day in St. Lucia for first timers. Crew was personable and capable. Very satisfied with the experience.
  3. Get one aft of forward staircase. They are bigger and have more room between bed and dresser unit. Just back from cabin 1168 on Silhouette (numbers may be different on EQ) but you will find similar. Also avoid ones on deck 3 that connect. You sacrifice some entrance way footage. The ones I have described above do not have a sofa, just a chair. If you want a sofa and same layout as balcony cabins opt for the ones forward of forward staircase, but these are smaller than those aft.
  4. Just back from Dec 9th Silhouette and the one day free use of PG on port day was Elite perk described in Welcome Letter. 3 drinks loaded on your card for use between 5 and 7 any bar except World Class Bar.
  5. Bump up. Sorry just had to do it. Hoping Reed Princess will opine.
  6. Check all sources, sales, travel planner, etc. For my upcoming 12 nights on Silhouette the price for the 8 night package is same as the 10 night. 9 nights more expensive than 10, and if you add the 11th it is almost $75 pp for just that one extra meal. This has been the pricing for the past month.
  7. Watched a video tour last week of the cabin of someone on an early preview cruise and they displayed the "tomtom" in their IV.
  8. Yes we did sail together a long time ago. I'm guessing Zenith in Feb 06. I've been off the boards for the last 10 years during a period when I was working for the cruise lines. Retired now and leave on my first cruise since Feb 09 next week, so back on the boards. Don't see you posting as much. But I do know a fair amount about New York. Feel free to contact me at hmw608 at aol dot com. Howard
  9. Turtles, enjoyed all of your review, especially photos. I board Silhouette on Sunday. Happy Holidays to you.
  10. Thanks for quick reply. Is there any jazz type group?
  11. Growing up the only dressing we ever had was Thousand Island homemade w/ketchup, mayo and relish. I'm a little bit more worldly now, but on past cruises if I asked for Thousand Island early in, waiter had it for me every night. I think they used the same recipe above. Do they still serve Celebrity dressing, was similar to TI. Hey CruiseStitch or Nebr.Cruiser, do you know if Ray Brown Jr band is still onboard? Thanks.
  12. Here are the package prices for my cruise next week on Silhouette: 8 nts..........265 pp 9 nts..........299 pp more than 10 nights 10 nts........265 pp same as 8 nights 11 nts........353 pp or $88 pp for one extra meal. Can anyone explain?
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