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About Kmkub

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    I want to visit them all!

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  1. I completely agree that this is a serious issue that should be allowed to exist on the individual cruise line threads.
  2. My most recent visit from Roto Rooter convinced me I shouldn't even be flushing these at home.I put them in the trash; land or sea.
  3. No. Hurricane season starts in May, but typically, they don't arrive until August. We have had three on record, earlier than May, but the last one was in the late 1930s, if I remember correctly. (My husband is a hurricane expert, so I learn this stuff through osmosis.)
  4. Not a chance. If I saw one, I would smile politely and then giggle later.
  5. Thanks for the information. I had no idea. This point, though, genuinely surprises me. I would have guessed the exact opposite.
  6. We've done eight cruises and have never had a non-refundable deposit. I didn't know it was a thing until I saw this thread.
  7. People who don't think it's important to follow the rules. There are always signs telling you not to do what you do.
  8. Princess upgraded our cabin for our first ever cruise, about two weeks before sail date. It was a fantastic surprise. (We had selected forward, to save the money, and got upgraded to mid-ship.)
  9. I think the world is filled with selfish people who think everyone else is just an extra in their own personal movie. They are completely unaware that their actions might impact other people. (And/or they don't care.) I could provide a long list of examples; sneezing without thinking of others is just the tip of the iceberg.
  10. Your solution sounds good in theory, however, people who don't already know that their sneezing spreads germs flying everywhere, are unlikely to be convinced by a sign (that they may never even see.)
  11. Thank you so much for the menu pics which give me some insight as to what I can expect in January in YC. I'm ridiculously excited that we get to have this experience!
  12. The best part of cruising is that it is a completely flexible experience for the cruiser. For us, we are 15 minutes from Port Everglades and around 45 minutes from Port Miami. All of our eight cruises were out of one of these ports. We could certainly afford the cash to fly to other ports, but it is time prohibitive, due to the nature of my husband's job. A land vacation doesn't give us the opportunity to truly unplug and relax completely. We both have jobs where we'd be constantly bothered via text or phone calls from work. A cruise let's us say, "too bad/so sad, figure it out 'til I'm back." We are only moderately interested in sight seeing. On a land vacation, we have to have a car, we need to drive to a restaurant, so my husband can't have a beer. A cruise makes perfect sense for us. Sitting on our balcony, ordering room service, and watching the ocean go by - very attractive. Our phones are turned off and in the safe, where they will stay for most of the cruise. We come back 100% relaxed, and ready to take on the stress that awaits us at work. Ports are just a side-benefit. We end up in Cozumel a lot. We have no need to get off the ship, though we'll always get off the ship if we end up in Aruba. The ship is the destination for us.
  13. Thank you for the very thorough review. We are new to MSC and sail Divina next January. Very exciting!
  14. There are several differences between the two. We really did enjoy the Getaway, but the Jade was a whole new experience for us. It's the smallest ship we've ever been on and we loved it. We almost always take at least 7-days, so the 5-day may have been the difference on availability.
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