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  1. Either the ship or a prior guest left a small, round makeup mirror in one of the desk drawers. It helps, but it’s not a real solution. The FV is beautiful. But there are a few design fails, and that is one of them.
  2. At least there’s a mirror! We are on the Summit right now, in an FV, and there is NO mirror above the desk, which is the only wall where the blow dryer can be plugged in. That big round mirror is on a far wall, about 16 feet away. Epic design fail. I’ll post some photos when we return.
  3. We are just finishing up a New England/Canada cruise. With a few exceptions (Quebec City being one), these are not dramatic sail ins and there really isn’t a “best side.” Don’t get too worked up about them. In Halifax, once your ship docks, head over to the side facing the dock so you can see and hear the bagpiper welcoming the ship. Same before you sail, for the bagpiper bidding you farewell.
  4. You might also want to ask your questions in the Canada/New England forum.
  5. Welcome to Cruise Critic! This site is a great resource. I think you would find it helpful to spend a little time browsing through the various forums so that you’ll know where to find specific information and what to post where. Enjoy your cruise!
  6. You’ve posted in the forum for getting technical help in using the message boards. You should email CC: help@cruisecritic.com
  7. My wife and I are on the Summit right now, and we were delighted the other night to see “The Room Where It Happens” from Hamilton performed as part of the production cast singers’ Broadway Cabaret show. (Really great job by Rafael singing that song, which was very well staged for a cruise ship.) This was not part of the same show when we last saw it on the Silhouette in November. At a backstage tour this morning, I asked how new numbers are inserted in the show. It was interesting to learn that some of the songs (the ones sung by all the singers) are in each show on all ships, and that there’s a list of other songs from which the singers can choose for their solos. Fortunately for us, Rafael opted to sing “The Room Where It Happens.” It was a first for us to hear anything from Hamilton on a cruise ship. I hope you will be (or already have been) as fortunate on your cruises!
  8. It’s really not difficult to find a Roll Call. Just go to the Roll Call forum for your ship and scroll. That’s how it’s worked for years.
  9. Just a very brief sentence about Burr. There’s really no context to any of the songs sung in these little cruise ship concerts. They are less than an hour long.
  10. If you haven’t already done so, it would be good to ask on the RCI board as well. You could also call RCI’s shorex desk and ask them for more details. Which castles does this tour visit? Last summer, pre-cruise, we took a private tour out of Copenhagen that included Kronborg Castle (Hamlet’s Castle) and Frederiksborg Palace. I did not find Kronborg that interesting inside, but Frederiksborg is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever seen. Sort of a Danish Versailles.
  11. If they were still in the Château after all-aboard, they didn’t leave any time...
  12. I think it was well-received. (A great deal of Hamilton isn’t rap.)
  13. They didn’t need to say — there were six other ships in port. The Caribbean Princess was out where we were as well. I was impressed with the free shuttles, minimal to no waits on either end, and we were dropped right in the Lower Town, very close to the funicular and the steps. The only downside was not being able to walk off the ship at night and be right there in the Old City. We still had a wonderful two days. 🙂
  14. Speaking of Hamilton— a first for us last night: a Hamilton song on a cruise ship! My wife and I are on the Celebrity Summit right now, and last night we went to the Broadway Cabaret show — the six singers from the production cast singing show tunes. The usual mix of Les Miz, Phantom, etc. To our great surprise, midway through the show, one of the singers introduced the next song as having been written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, whom he described as the genius behind In the Heights and a newer show called Hamilton, from which the next song came. My wife and I and a few others applauded, but otherwise there was silence from the nearly 1000 people in the packed theatre. (Do they live under a rock?) He then sang The Room Where It Happens, with the other singers filling the ensemble roll. He did a great job, and the song was well staged and presented for a cruise ship. My wife and I were so happy that Hamilton has made its way onto a cruise ship!
  15. No whales. Did see dolphins. 🙂 You can see the shore along the St. Lawrence, and we are having a beautiful day at sea today, but I wouldn’t say the views today are anything special.
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