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  1. Probably not. I love staying on Bermuda but at least each day we can do something different - a beach day, culture day, city day. And chat with the locals at the pub.
  2. I'm not disabled but I ended up breaking a leg and having surgery shortly before a cruise. Luckily they were able to work things out for me as I needed more room to shower (and sit) due to the cast. I was really worried about those elevated bathrooms and tiny showers in an older ship, it would have been miserable for me. I realized how difficult it is to get around older ships from that experience, I gained a lot of perspective about what disabled folks deal with from that experience.
  3. Haven't been on the Joy but have been on the Bliss which I think is similar to the Joy with the observation deck and go carts. I prefer the Breakaway, I felt too much outdoor space was taken up by the go carts and laser tag. Much smaller Vibe and H2O (not sure if either is on Joy?). But it would also depend on the time of year as I'm assuming you are cruising from NYC? During winter months it would probably be okay to have more indoor space. We chose Breakaway over Joy., btw.
  4. Yea - we got onboard credit and double points so we're happy about that...
  5. I didn't realize it was that strict. We purposely booked when we did due to the 15 day cancellation thru Oct 31 with hopes that we can get vaccinated before then. We used cruise next voucher for our deposit. If things stay as is, we will cancel if we don't get vaccinated by mid-August. I would have loved to book the cruise to the Canary Islands from Lisbon in November for my birthday as that's one of my dream cruises but too many variables with flights to Europe.
  6. Ha,ha - good catch! That's for this year - 2021. My brain is fried after last year..
  7. Well, we just bit the bullet and booked a late September cruise on the Breakaway out of NYC. Got an Aft Balcony cabin - woot! Fingers crossed it's a go - so excited!
  8. We have been on the Getaway, Breakaway, Escape and Bliss. Depends on what you like to do. We hang out at bars/restaurants on the Waterfront and District Brewhouse (Escape and Bliss) in the evenings so we like to book cabins on Deck 8 if possible. When we sailed on the Getaway we had a high Aft facing balcony at first, we could not sleep due to be under Spice H20. We got moved down to a lower deck and it was our favorite stateroom ever! If we are cruising on Breakaway Class ships, we tend to book decks 8, 9 and 10 now...
  9. Ha,ha! I had to giggle at that one. I took my parents on their first cruise when I was in my mid-30s, a surprise and a gift for them. I did my own thing at times. They fell in love with cruising and started going with my sister and her family. I probably would have gone with them if they had offered with just me and the parents. Having my sister and her family included would have been too much drama.
  10. Yawn. The cruises we were looking at are $320 more for a $200 OBC. Haven't gotten far enough along to see what the "free airfare" would be but I'm sure it's no deal...
  11. This is my dream cruise!!! I always wanted to go to the Canary Islands since I was in middle school (lived in Spain at that time). Thanks so much for sharing!
  12. Also remember BPCL also offers options to stay at resorts in the Bahamas. Like somebody mentioned, it would be more like an overnight ferry in that case. And now that they are going to Nassau, there are the other huge resorts. I just did the out and back but I like the option of stay a few nights in the Bahamas and returning on a cruise ship. I know Europe had a hop on/off cruise line going for a few years (EasyCruise?).
  13. I remember this, too! We were a military family and lived abroad. I thought we showed our shot records and passports when entering countries in what is now the EU? Looks like you were a State Dept Kid?
  14. Another vote for the Getaway. We haven't been on any Gem class ships. But sounds like your interest are about like ours- entertainment and food. We love the Waterfront on the Breakaway Class ships. We also go to the Comedy Club/Howl at the Moon often when on those ships.
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