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  1. I would probably recommend booking what you think you may want later on and then if you want to be spontaneous cancel that later booking and go at the new time if it’s free.
  2. We went around 8 early on in the week and it was not a problem to the specialties. I think it would be much harder towards the end of the week. We are only 2 people.
  3. I just got off the Escape and although we normally are in the Haven we were in a balcony this cruise. Given the overnights in Bermuda and an unusable Haven Courtyard when we sailed last June, I decided to try a balcony room instead. In summary, we enjoyed ourselves much more than we thought we would. We arrived at the port at almost 1 and were on the ship very quickly. Our rooms were also ready quickly. The room was an ok size and the balcony is not much smaller than the Haven. We didn’t have reservations but were able to go standby to restaurants and were seated without much wait. I found we explored more of the ship and enjoyed the Waterfront for some quiet time out of the sun. While we enjoy the Haven, I was pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed ourselves not being in the Haven and at a fraction of the price.
  4. I like NCLs flexibility with eating timing. You can get something to eat 24 hours
  5. This week they have had (I apologize if the names are not correct I am going from memory): Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spider-Man into the Spider-verse, A Star is Born and Aquaman (this one in 3D in the theater). These are the ones I remember.
  6. Unfortunately the water always tastes like coffee to me. I bring a thermos and fill it with hot water from the buffet. I also bring my own decaf tea because sometimes it’s hard to find in the buffet and I don’t feel like asking for it.
  7. The Haven sun deck is quiet at sail away compared to the the other open deck. The kids may like the other areas more with music and everyone having fun going under the Verrazano. Just something to consider.
  8. Thank you all for your helpful replies!
  9. We are considering booking the Insignia. We like to spend time in the cabin but I could not find any information on in cabin movies. Are these included on demand? What tv channels are available? Thank you.
  10. On the Escape last week, biscotti. Never seen that before and they were delicious. Their paneer is pretty good in the Indian food section when it is available.
  11. I went on a snorkeling excursion this week on Grand Cayman and it was great. I recommend this to most people who can handle a little rocking in a smaller boat and that can swim. Some general observations /suggestions: -If you cannot swim I do not recommend a snorkeling excursion or stay on the boat. There were a couple poor swimmers that were not comfortable at Stingray City in 3-4 feet of water. The crew was great but the couple sounded terrified in the water. Listening to the screaming I’m not sure if this was the right trip for them. -The stingrays are big and think you have food. They get very friendly. If you or your children or parents are afraid of this this may not be the trip for you. Or stay on the boat. -If you are prone to sea sickness carefully consider if this type of trip is right for you. The boat rocks in the open water. I do not think it was a good experience for the person vomiting for hours. The rest of the people, although sympathetic, also did not enjoy watching the vomiting or the bag of vomit spilling on the deck.
  12. We went December 2017, brought vests but did not have to use them. If you snorkel further I recommend travel fins to make it easier, going between the areas had some current. We saw the usual fish, nothing spectacular but easy from the beach.
  13. Does anyone have more recent ideas for getting to the hotel from the airport for an elderly lady traveling alone? The taxi seems expensive. Are there shuttle bus options?
  14. Was this a prank by the bartender? ‘Thanks for the tip, here’s some bacon.’ This is the funniest reply I have seen in a long time. Thank you for the laugh!
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