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Mike From Syd

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    Sydney
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    Cruising!
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    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Anywhere warm

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  1. Maybe if I time it right I could get room service breakfast on the day we sail through the sounds and enjoy it on the balcony while taking photos of the first sound. Hopefully it won't be too cold/windy to enjoy breakfast on the balcony.
  2. Hi folks, I will be sailing on Ovation OTS Sydney to NZ round trip in December as a solo (in a studio balcony cabin). I understand that if I get the Royal Up offer email I will be charged double for the bidding. I would like to hear the experiences of other Sydney Solos in regards to Royal Up - how your upgrade turned out, accepted bids, not accepted bids, etc. I have a feeling I would just be better off staying in my shoebox cabin on deck six - at least the balcony is quite spacious considering the inside of the cabin. Still curious to know how it turned out for others. Thanks.
  3. Hi, thought I would try to revive this post/thread. Also happy to hear from anyone who has sailed on Ovation or other quantum class ships as a solo and what was their experience. Thanks.
  4. Hi, thought I would try to revive this thread. Also interested in hearing from people who have sailed on Ovation or other quantum class ships as a solo and what was their experience. Thanks.
  5. Just wondering which night the rum baba is usually served in the MDR on Royal Caribbean. I will be on Ovation OTS in December. Thanks.
  6. Hi All, A bit of a silly question. Is it easy to get to Kmart from NZ ports of call. I will be on Ovation OTS in December and was thinking of popping in perhaps when in Auckland or Wellington. I don't expect it to be much different from Sydney Kmart but you never know I just might happen to run out/forget to pack something and as sad as it may sound to some people it is one of my favorite stores. Thanks.
  7. I wonder if I time it right I might be able to enjoy a continental room service breakfast on the balcony of my cabin while taking photos of the first of the sounds on my Ovation OTS cruise in December. Hopefully it won't be too cold/windy to do so. Also not sure about the obstructions on my deck six balcony. Happy cruising everyone.
  8. Hi, Doing my fifth cruise with RC on Ovation in December and have not tried room service yet. The continental breakfast will most likely not be free forever so I plan on getting it at least once during this cruise. Apart from the first and last day of the cruise is room service breakfast available every day of the cruise? What do you recommend from the room service continental breakfast menu? Also has anyone done the C and A Society breakfast on the last day of the cruise? Is it worth it or are we better of with the last minute face stuffing at the Windjammer? Thanks.
  9. Dinner at chops and bottles of wine! Holy Cow!
  10. Hey John, I remember 270. A great venue - just gets quite cold sometimes. What time did the meet and mingle start and end? Thanks.
  11. Where on the ship did they hold such a record breaking meet and mingle? Was it the first night? Any photos? Have a great cruise John.
  12. I wont know for sure FlorenceItaly until the Australian 2020/21 season becomes available on March 18th. If it is not or I consider it too expensive or the solo cabins book out fast - I'm sure they will there are only 3 on Radiance ATM, I will just book a different B2B from Sydney.
  13. Fantastic turnout. I wonder what the turnout will be like for my meet and mingle when I sail her to NZ in December.
  14. With some of the best features from other Royal Caribbean ships, Radiance offers plenty of diversity while maintaining an intimate vibe afforded by its modest size. (Note: An extensive upgrade is scheduled for 2020.) Has anyone else got info on this? What will the upgrade include? If it's true and a descent upgrade it would work out perfectly as I'm considering doing the B2B that goes all the way around Australia in 2021 for my 40th birthday. It would be my 5th cruise with Royal, 2nd time solo, 1st B2B and first time on Radiance. My first cruise was on Rhapsody of the Seas - is Radiance similar? Thanks and happy cruising.
  15. I like the idea of getting the drinks package for one leg of the cruise. It would be both convenient and save hundreds of dollars on a cruise all way round Australia - more money for the ports/excursions. It would also reduce the chance of abusing the package and reduce calorie intake. I could get it the 2nd leg of the cruise so it would be a nice end to my 40th birthday celebration cruise. What about the ports of call when sailing around Australia - which ones are worth getting excursions through the ship and which excursions in particular? Do some of the ports just have a shuttle so you can wonder around on your own - does the shuttle cost extra? Are there some ports where you can just walk of the ship and there will be things to see/do. What do you think about radiance of the seas? I hear shes getting on a bit but I think that in general the service is better on the smaller ships. Is the tendering a smooth operation on the Australian ports of call. I know I ask too many questions. All advice/recommendations appreciated.
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