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  1. Does anyone know the exact sailing that SIX will debut on the Getaway in April? All the updated press release said April 2020 for Getaway. Sailing April 12 and still shows MDQ as the show, but that could always be wrong. Edited: Kept reading: April 23rd it says, so April 19th sailing. Darn it!
  2. Ovation - Aysy was on as of the Vancouver to Honolulu sailing 9/20. (Not sure if she was on prior or if this was her first for this contract.)
  3. In fact, the Johnny Rockets Express on Navigator was never that busy at all when I was on a 9-night in April. Instead, across the deck El Loco Fresh was bumping as soon as it opened and all throughout the day. Fresh quesadillas, tacos, nachos, etc. and it was actually hot and tasty. My favorite new add to the Navigator. I hope to see it on other ships!
  4. What a lame inaugural too...4 nights to Nassau and Cococay. I mean I'm certainly not surprised by Cococay since they are pushing it as hard as they can.
  5. Unrelated to ship v. ship, but to the route: do we go through immigration in Vancouver at Canada Place before heading out (Seattle, Sea Days, Hawaii)? That would be similar to what we did when I did the northbound Alaska route.
  6. Was on in April (9-night) and I didn't see this as much of an issue as the segregated space for star or suites or whatever deck 12 forward. It's roped off and at least for our sailing, I only saw 2-3 people in there during sea days. Maybe its sailing specific and I understand they should have their own space, but I think they need downsize or monitor and notice it was way underutilized. As far as Navigator's flops, I agree with the 3. It is a shame that the Bamboo Room is a flop because it is my absolute favorite RCI bar. The problems are this: dark room/no ocean view at all, under-trained staff (was talking to them and nobody wants to work there because of the extra prep work and length of time it takes to make drinks), and quite honestly some of these drinks are over people's heads, unless you're into tiki drinks/culture.
  7. On Navigator, I had Truly (only mixed Berry) and Henry's Hard (Lime). Only found them in the carts that the bartenders were pushing around the pool deck and maybe the pool bar (but can't remember).
  8. Was on Navigator in April - also only offered the fixed menu online for prepurchase. We booked it the day of embarkation and it was all a la carte pricing. They do not offer Hibachi tables but do offer some delicious hot rock dishes that we took advantage of. Izumi was not busy - however this was back during the 5/9 rotation, so maybe demand was different.
  9. Only Mariner and Navigator. I am interested to see if they will add it to remaining Voyager class ships, as it doesn't look like they are to Freedom or Oasis class. The thing is, the drinks take semi-skill and knowledge and time to make...so I while I absolutely loved it on the Navigator and spent many nights there on the 9-night, I know they had a hard time keeping bartenders happy there. They just don't want to learn it and do all of the prep that it takes to run a successful, semi-authentic tiki bar.
  10. I would definitely say Seattle versus Vancouver/Anchorage. You have that seasonal nonstop on Frontier and close by here in Pittsburgh, we have a daily nonstop on Alaska Air, which is amazing. If you did end up doing the one from/to Vancouver, as others have said, the Amtrak Cascades is a nice, beautiful and cheap option to get to Seattle.
  11. I would say no more than any other cruise. I sailed over Easter (ending on Easter) and we had a ton of kids, even with it being a 9-night (before it switched to 3/4). There were times where there were a lot of kids in the hot tubs, especially on the pool deck. On deck 12, one above, less so. And those ones are bigger!
  12. Alaskan Brewing Co. has some great beers! I love their Icy Bay IPA and Freeride Pale Ale. Would be great if they had some of those!
  13. If you do the 3-night package, you can also probably use at least one of your D+ BOGO dinners. Why not use the package the 1st night and then 3rd, 4th, etc. and use the BOGO on the second? There's nothing about the 3-night package that says it must be used the first three nights, only that one needs to be used the first or second night.
  14. Oasis repositions to Bayonne in early May 2020. Allure has drydock for her amplification in March/April 2020. Harmony is obviously stays in PC. Navigator does short 3/4 sailings. Mariner is in PC doing the same. Freedom stays in San Juan. Liberty stays in Galveston. Independence does the short sailings from FLL. Explorer seems like she's also in dry dock for March/April, after sailing 5/9. Obviously Voyager stays in the Pacific. Adventure does 6/8 from FLL. So it seems like it's mostly due to the fact that Allure and Explorer are dry-docked at the same time...can anyone confirm that?
  15. Isn't Dazzles essentially the same thing as Music Hall? Bands, DJ, dancing? Maybe just more focused on those cover bands and not a genre of music.
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