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  1. It does look beautiful. I wonder if MSC will be selling those special items onboard the ship as well as on OC?
  2. On our last HAL cruise, a woman swam in the pool with a huge blow up flamingo. She must have kept it in her room as she used it in the pool every sea day.
  3. Do they allow loungers? We have these portable ones that we bring along on travel for trips to the beach.
  4. Nashna


    We sail several times a year, usually in the winter. This summer, we sailed in the Caribbean and were shocked to see that stuff all over the Atlantic and Caribbean. I have never seen it as bad as it was in June. There were days when we sailed and constantly saw lines of this seaweed in the ocean.
  5. Nashna


    Within 12 hours of sending my e-mail. I received a nice response from The Tropicana saying that they were holding two Adirondack chairs for us in a shady section, with a small table that when we had lunch, could be changed to a larger one. We are very happy with these arrangements. Thanks to all who recommended the Tropicana. Looking forward to those $5.00 margaritas.
  6. On sea days, our June Allure cruise had folks standing right next to each other. You could not even get by them to walk to the other side. By noontime, the pool water was looking rather strange so we just used the pool in the early morning. A six foot pool would have been useful.
  7. I was a bit concerned about our 2021 Seaside cruise having two port stops on our B2B. After seeing the various tours being offered, I am looking forward to the duplicate stops. The option to stay and stargaze in the evening is really exciting. Our 2020 January Divina sailing will not have the completed YC area, so our 2021 experience will be totally different.
  8. On private islands we typically just sit on a beach chair and take a swim. Ocean Cay has all the usual offerings such as paddleboards and kayaks. What is exciting to me is the unusual island options such as: Bahama Bank Family Tour, the children's discovery program, "Help Dorami Save The Island", Sunset Champagne Tour, Beachside Stargazing, Ceclo Luxury Electric Pedalo, romantic snacks on the beach and the evening light show. Now that MSC has put a countdown to Ocean Cay opening on the site, it looks like the November 9th opening is going to happen. Let the fun begin! MSC has done an amazing job of designing unusual shore excursions for Ocean Cay. I am really impressed. https://www.msccruisesusa.com/en-us/Manage-Your-Booking/Excursions.aspx click on Caribbean and Ocean Cay for full descriptions. Our January sailing actually offers more options than are listed here.
  9. Nashna


    It sounds like a great way to spend the day. I just sent them an e-mail to reserve a spot. Thank you for the info.
  10. Nashna


    Thank you for all the great information. We are just looking for a relaxing day people watching on the water. Tropicante sounds like a good option for us. Did you need to pay in advance to use the loungers?
  11. We will be sailing on the Divina in January. Has anyone taken the Eco Cruise on Gantun Lake which includes a rainforest walk? MSC is offering this as an excursion. We have sailed through the Panama Canal so have no interest in seeing the locks. We also considered the Panama City Tour from Colon. However, it appears as though you spend a lot of time on the bus. Your suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
  12. It sounds like you have some good solid information. We have a sailing in YC this January and in January, 2021. It will be interesting to compare OC in a years time to see it totally completed.
  13. Did they mention where the YC site would be located? I wonder if they will make special transportation arrangements such as escorting to the site, etc.
  14. I believe you are correct. Fortunately, my husband was on hold for only 20 minutes and they solved his issue! Our TA had put in his name incorrectly on the reservation and it did not match up with his Voyager number or his passport. He spoke to three different people and finally got to the right person who performed a miracle and made the change. BTW...since the TA made that booking, we have made a change in TA companies for good reason.
  15. Thanks for the info. We just might forgo the internet package this time. There is something so liberating about not being tied to my phone. We are scheduled for a January 2021 Seaside cruise which does include the internet package.
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