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  1. I’m also booked on the Getaway next June. My priority ports were Mykonos, Santorini, and Athens, and I wanted a cruise that was at least 10 days, so this one fit the bill. I wanted NCL instead of RCI (the lines I usually sail on) for the free at sea promotions and this seems to be the only cruise they offered that stopped at Athens so I jumped on it. I’m not sure why most of their Greek isles cruises don’t include Athens. I thought that was weird too.
  2. Yeah, I thought about that, too. I could live with that for a couple days. I kind of wanted to take advantage of a better breakfast since I won't be able to have lunch on the ship often due to our plans in the ports. Oh well-no biggie!
  3. I noticed this too when looking at old compasses. I'll be on a very port intensive cruise on Freedom in June, and we get to most ports at 8:00. I was hoping to be able to eat breakfast in the MDR, but if I want to get an early start into port or I have tours I have to meet up for, I guess I'd better deal with the Windjammer. Boo.
  4. I can't believe I didn't think of looking up port schedules! Thanks so much!! I think I'll trust the cruise documents
  5. That's what I was afraid of. Oh well. Thanks for your input!
  6. So I'm booked on Freedom of the Seas June 23, 2019 and I'm noticing port time discrepancies on Royal's website versus what I see in my cruise docs. For St. Thomas: Royal website 8:00-6:00 Cruise Docs 8:00-8:00 For St. Kitts: Royal Website 8:00-6:00 Cruise Docs 8:00-9:00 For Barbados: Royal Website 8:00-6:00 Cruise Docs 8:00-5:00 Antigua and St. Lucia times match up. These are some fairly big discrepancies and could affect people's plans offshore. Any thoughts as to which source I should trust? I'm leaning toward trusting the cruise docs as opposed to the website. Is this something I should call about? I really didn't want to spend lots of time on hold. Thanks!
  7. Andre was on Anthem in the Schooner last summer. We had the same seats every night. Before long, he was mixing us each surprise separate cocktails based on our tastes. He was so funny and amazing. My drink of choice would have to the Lavender Daiquiri in the Schooner.
  8. Ok, so this is pretty early planning, but I'll be in Santorini on the Norwegian Getaway June 2020 and I'm trying to come up with a plan. We'll be there from 1:00-10:00. I'd like to visit Oia, maybe the Santo Winery, and have dinner at a good Greek restaurant where I can watch the sunset. Part of the reason I chose this itinerary was the late departure time and the possibility of seeing the sunset. I've done a lot of reading on this board, and I'm pretty aware of the potential difficulties with cable cars, etc. I'm open to taking a short ship excursion that does Oia and the winery (if they even do this) if it gets me off this ship in a pretty timely manner. I suppose if I take this route, I'd have to do dinner in Fira after being dropped off from the excursion. I'm also open to booking a private tour operator for the daytime, then having them drop us at dinner. Will a sunset dinner be possible in either Fira or Oia at like 7ish and still make it back to the ship? I'm open to any guidance on ship tours, tour operators, and restaurants from anyone. Thank you!
  9. This is the case with the June 2 sailing as well. I’m not booked on it but was considering it. I sent an email to ask what was going on.
  10. I have a black short sleeved terrycloth robe that only goes to the knee and zips up. It’s so nice for letting lotion soak in after a shower and for getting ready in before getting dressed. The zipper is the best. I can’t stand regular robes and the gapping that occurs. It’s thick enough that I could wear it out on the balcony or to run out in the hallway for some reason. I think the brand is Miss Elaine.
  11. So, I'll be in Antigua on the RCCL Freedom of the Seas in June, and I think we would like to make this a beach day. I haven't seen Dickenson Bay mentioned much lately on this board. I'm aware of the other beaches that seem to be recommended here, but my husband and I honeymooned at Sandals Antigua 9 years ago and we had a room in a building right on the beach which was a wonderful experience for us. We'd like to go back to this area to at least walk down the beach and see where we spent our honeymoon for some photo ops. Is there a good place along Dickenson Bay to at least ask a cab driver to take us or do we just need to say Dickenson Bay and they will know a good place to drop us off? I know Sandals doesn't do day passes which is fine as we don't really want to spend the day at the resort. We'd just like to be close enough to be able to walk to it. Any ideas of places near Sandals where we could direct a cab to take us? Thanks!
  12. SO, I'm considering trying a European cruise for the first time for my 10th anniversary next June or July, but not sure whether it's better to book it now or when I'm onboard a Royal cruise this summer. Are the incentives for booking onboard any better than what I would get just doing it now or waiting for a WOW sale?
  13. Would they let you use your own full face snorkel mask?
  14. I will be flying into San Juan June 20th. My flight is supposed to land at 11:00 PM. BY the time I get my bags and head off to my airbnb, I'm expecting it to be at least midnight. Are there are late night food options in Old San Juan?
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