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  1. 5 hours ago, OysterD said:

    If you don't like eating in Blu, wouldn't it be better to just book a standard veranda cabin and save a good few hundred £/$, as access to Blu is the main perk of AQ class!

    I would never book Aqua if I didn't like Blu.  As you stated it is more expensive and on many of the ships the cabin is under an overhang and the location is not necessarily the best.

  2. The official line is a corkage fee.  There have been varying reports as to whether or not it has been charged.


    We always open a bottle of wine in our cabin and carry a glass of wine to dinner.

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  3. 6 hours ago, Skippy said:

    Does anyone have info on when we’re going to get a room assigned for our guarantee cabins? We booked guarantee interior because they were the only rooms left. We sail on the 6/14 Edge Alaska. I don’t want to show up to the port and them tell us that no cabins are left. Is it like the airlines where they will oversell rooms in the hopes that people will cancel? 

    It is rare but it does happen.  

  4. 19 hours ago, Ex-Airbalancer said:

    E class ships also only have bow and mis ship elevators 

    Really what difference does it make , 

    if you want the cruise on the ship , you have make do with it 

    It might influence your decision as to what room to book or whether or not to book a guarantee class or make an upgrade bid.

  5. 17 minutes ago, jennmaybe said:

    Did you keep these in the original packaging or did you take them out to pack them? I am thinking of taking the cans out and putting a towel around them. We are taking a smaller carry-on and I don’t think the original case will fit.

    It doesn't really matter as long as they are in carryon.  There is always a small chance that when it goes through the X-ray machine a security person might want a quick check.

  6. 1 hour ago, mcatmcat said:


    I usually book ocean view guarantee or veranda guarantee.

    I have a veranda now and I wanted to upgrade to Aquaclass since it is only $200 more in total and i was told that I can"t do it because my original room is a guarantee and I already did my final paymnt and sailing is in 2 months.


    I am to the point to simply book last time



    I have sometimes called to upgrade after final payment, they never said no however they wouldn’t honor the current advertised price of the cabin I wanted, it was always more then the advertised price and the advice they gave was to bid for an upgrade.

  7. I just noticed that M class have 3 banks (front, mid, aft) of elevators and Solstice class ships (eg Eclipse) only have 2, front and mid.


    I haven’t yet travelled on a Solstice class ship.  Do the lack of aft elevators lead to very long walks for those in the back of the ship?

  8. I strongly suggest an organize walking tour.


    There are a huge number of hidden gems you will never find on your own.


    Also, there used to be a prerecorded audio tour of Grand Central station that I found interesting.


    The Met (5th ave on the park) is one of the best museums in the world. Take a doscent(sp?) tour.


    Best bars and restaurants in the world, prices to match.


    I have walked the battery to midtown, if you have strong legs it is recommended.


    Given the short amount of time I don’t think going to the Statue of Liberty is worth it, but do go to the top of one of the skyscrapers.


    Absolutely completely touristy but the open top buses are interesting. I have been going to NY since the 60s and still found it worthwhile.


    Walking in NY really depends on where.


    If it isn’t clear yet NY is one of the great WALKING cities of the world.



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  9. I recently booked a flight and they attached it to the wrong cruise.


    The flight details are fine however the cruise it is attached to finishes before the flight gets me to the port.


    I called and they said it did not matter.

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