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  1. Always, unless you already know exactly where you want to be from prior experience, check out handy tool on cruise deck plans dot com which allows you to see what is above and below the cabin you are considering. Never be anywhere near showroom...
  2. Worst cruise we took was a fancy guarantee balcony on a HAL ship....we ended up in the most forward cabin starboard, under the bridge, with shrieking wind thru balcony door that maintainance said can never be Fixed non-stop for 17 longgggg days. Never again.
  3. Thanks...that is not what ATT rep told me on the phone! Huh! The above referenced cruise ship package only covers USA, parts of Caribbean and parts of Mexico.
  4. The promenade deck cabins - which often bracket lanai cabins - are the only ones we book but, and this is a big but (hahaha), you really need to be 100% sure what is above you. Best way to do that is to use the nifty tool on cruise deck plans dot com which allows you to see what is above and below specific cabins. We have never seen the value of lanai cabins vs its near or adjacent neighbor (except for big glass door and bed position). The cruise you are considering was very nice...we were on the Maasdam from Montreal to Ft. Lauderdale and loved being able to zip in and out of cabin onto promenade deck in mere moments.
  5. We are doing a transatlantic and we are getting an ATT passport rate for 30 days...seems like we can get email via lots of data thru our phones and not worry about internet packages. HAL offers something called cellular at sea but it appears that is only useful/good for Mexico and Caribbean cruises. Thoughts anyone? (PS...we do not tweet, facebook, instagram etc to begin with and watching videos not necessary for three weeks.)
  6. There is a nifty search tool on cruise deck plans dot com which will show you what is above and below specific cabins and, sometimes, will offer comments about noise/vibrations/etc. Sometimes photos are posted, as well.
  7. That would be great if morning stretch wasn't offered at oh dark thirty! Recommend you partake of Tai Chi before Mai Tai! Balance is key!!
  8. Does anyone know if It is offered and, if so, is there a fee? Many thanks.
  9. We like the TA's on the Windstar ships that do not stop anywhere til it is time to get off and come home...….we like being on the ocean and feeling like we are truly sailing rather than crossing the ocean in a big horizontal hotel...….to each his own, eh? Peace and quiet and decent food and cabins......
  10. Dogma4

    Sky Buffet Bar

    Which cruise line operates Sky? Have you consulted the ship's website or posted this query over on the appropriate forum for the cruise line that operates the Sky?
  11. Tiggy……….forgot to mention that we are retired expats and that I lived much of my life outside the USA which certainly tends to make you experience new places/things/ etc!!! That said, perhaps you would enjoy a transit on one of the Windstar ships.....we really like them, especially transatlantic crossings which don't stop til they get where they are going...….In fact, am considering a canal trip with relatives of ours who also like small (under 200 pax) ships.
  12. TIGGY; Folks cruise for lots of reasons. For us, it started 40+ years ago as the perfect way to be left alone for days on end. Back then (when dinosaurs sailed the seas), phoning to or from a ship was reserved tor absolute dire emergencies. We both had high pressure jobs that entailed socializing a lot. So, when we were able to get on a ship for days on end without any stops, we were thrilled and have not looked back. We prefer sea days to port days (as we believe the only way to see an area is to go there and stay there and dipping into an area for a few hours just gives me an idea as to whether I'd like to return someday). We can entertain ourselves in absolute comfort and quiet on HAL ships, especially the smaller ones. Try it, you might like it!! Oh, for the Cana,l get on a ship with a walk around promenade deck and it will improve your enjoyment of the transit immensely as you can zip from one ship of the ship to the other in moments without using elevators or stairs. We always choose one of the ships with that deck and we always stay mid-ship on that deck. Reminds me of my first crossing with my parents when I was 16.
  13. What exactly are you offering as It pertains to my question, sammie?....i must be a bit thick as l disremember asking for critique of a ship we know well...And like. But,.woodinville, thanks!! Short drapes not too worrisome if you have some duct tape!!
  14. Photos match my recollection of EE cabins but wonder what, if any, ill effects folks have experienced either from ship motion to dining room (above) noise. Thanks...
  15. I give up trying to search older posts for comments about this specific cabin...have checked out cruise deck plans and have “big picture” info but first hand feedback would be great! Thanks...
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