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    Valley Center, CA
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    cruising....duh :)
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    HAL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Panama Canal

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  1. yeah, mine shows I'm on Regal Princess when I sail today on Royal 🙂
  2. I should know the answer to this but I don't.....and try as I might, I can't figure out how to use the search function on this board. So, quick question: I want to bring on my free bottle of wine, but I'd rather pack it in my suitcase....is this ok, or do I need to carry it on? Thanks!!!
  3. I've done the alcohol pkgs, and I have found that after the first couple of days you don't tend to drink enough to make it worth the price. Especially when you have a port days. What I have found to be a better value is to buy the Premier Coffee & Soda Package and then buy your favorite liquor to have in your room. Mocktails are included in this package so I just tote some of my rum around and add it to my mocktail. If I don't drink all my liquor, I just tote it home.
  4. Just wanted to update this post after our cruise...... 1. I would DEFINITELY purchase the Quench beverage package again. The mocktails and coffee drinks were perfect. We got a large bottle of rum for our room and tho it was slightly inconvenient to run down to my room to add a bit of rum to my mocktail, it saved me a bunch of money in the long run. Sometimes I just drank the mocktail and found it refreshing by the pool. No way would have bought a mocktail without this pkg. 2. I'm not a soda drinker so I didn't use that portion. 3. I would also pour a bit of bailey's in a cup before I went and got my specialty coffee. 4. I only purchased 2 alcoholic drinks the entire cruise. 5. We brought a bottle of wine on board for each night....paid the corkage on 5 of them. This was still cheaper than buying the wine they offered of any quality. 6. Sometimes I would order a Red Bull....they were $5.25 each if I chose to purchase. I had one of these a day.
  5. My parents just got off Eurodam yesterday. Here are a few pics of some items at the Pinnacle Grill. Salmon Pastrami - mom said super good Delmonico Steak - med rare - very good short ribs
  6. Thank you both for your quick responses. My GF just about had a heart attack when I told her she may not be able to take her flat iron. We leave here in 3 hours and you truly made her day
  7. Are Flat Irons (for hair) allowed or are they on the NO NO list?
  8. This is what happened to us. I kept thinking it was a waste of work for the room steward, but I was happy not to lug around 12 bottles.
  9. On our last HAL cruise they took our wine from us just AFTER we went thru Security. The gal asked our room #, tagged the bottles and they delivered them to our room (we paid the corkage on all but 2 bottles as expected). However, my folks just paid the corkage, they put stickers on the bottles and then they told my parents to take the bottles with them. My parents boarded at a different time. I just wondered what the correct way, as I'm trying to decide how many bottles of wine I want to lug around if they make us take the bottles with us on board.
  10. OP here.....I'm gone for a day and I wasn't here to defend myself. First of all, I thought I was starting a poll, but for some reason posted in the thread section....I've never started a poll and apparently I screwed it up. I tried to "EDIT" the post to be an actual poll but it wouldn't let me.....thus you see my edit. Secondly, I realize this is not a Nationwide Poll regulated by some government agency. I just saw the other thread that had something like 1,000 (don't quote me on the exact figure) posts and I was just trying to figure out how to find out in a ONE WORD answer the feel of people. Obviously, I needed to add a bunch more instructions regarding this. A lot of you have ADD apparently Any questions????
  11. I leave Sunday from SD and I haven't packed either
  12. Argh, ya all are making my head spin My intent of this post is for the poorer people like myself to try to sock away a little $ away at a time in OBC so we don't have shell shock at the end of the cruise. A lot of us don't have the luxury of big savings, stock accounts, inheritance, etc. I'm trying to help some people with other options instead of buying a beverage package and getting hoodwinked when they realize it doesn't pay for itself. The OBC suggestion is a way of saving a little extra money to pay for drinks rather than charging it to a cc which like some of us with the best of intentions don't manage to pay it off monthly.
  13. I'm a bad stacker too Only 3 more days and I'll be sitting down in PG with my caviar!!!
  14. Oh, I'm splurging for it......at least once
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