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    Boston, MA
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    travel, cooking, crafts,knitting
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    NCL, HAL, Celebrity
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  1. 3 Star Mariner and love HAL. Did a January 11 day cruise. This is my 2nd time on this ship. Lovely ship with terrific ambiance. HAL does have a nice feel to it for me. We had done an RCCL cruise before this one to Cuba. Absolutely bare bones, small ship but one of the few choices for Cuba in January. Have been on RCCL before. Was not expecting much. We were very surprised that we liked the food on RCCL better than HAL this year. I know food is subjective. We liked the menu better on RCCL. Did eat in Tamarind one night which is wonderful. Also did the buffet one night to see if this would make us happier. Service there was awful. We had to clear our own table when it came time for dessert. Waiter was there but skirted around us and never came near us. Who knows. Absolutely shocked that we preferred RCCL food to HAL because I sing HAL praises to all my friends who cruise. Was surprised to see HAL is beginning to charge for a 2nd entrée. We saw many people eating 2 entrees in January but don't think the charge had started then. On RCCL they kept asking us if we wanted another entrée/no charge. We didn't because we couldn't finish what we had. Also not a fan of the Orange Club concept. Probably jealousy on my part but I was not willing to pay an extra $100 a day for small dining room with expanded services. Still a fan of HAL and will cruise with them again.
  2. I hope so. Thanks. Just know on boarding day not a lot available when u first get on
  3. We will boarding the Empress on January 13. We want to watch the Patriots playoff game at 1:00. Anyone have any idea If there is any hope for this. Usually when u get on a ship the TVs only have safety info. Thx
  4. Going on 1/13/19 cruise out of Miami. What are the options for dining when you board the ship? Is the main dining room open for a seated lunch. Thx
  5. I booked the Tropicana on our own. How much is a cab from the cruiseport to the Tropicana. Are cabs readily available. How much should this cost? Will they take American money? Should we ask the cab driver to pick us up or will there be cabs at the Tropicana when we leave? I ask about $$ because we met a Canadian couple on a cruise in November who had vacationed in Cuba 4 times. They said they readily take American $$ and not to bother to change it. THX.
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