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  1. Your regular uber app will work in san Juan. We just used it last Saturday. When you disembark at pan American, go to the right of all the taxis. Uber pickup is there. We got 2 large suitcases and a carryon in the trunk. It was $10.
  2. Try Mangel Halto for Aruba as well as boca catalina.
  3. I know, right? I remember him from my first cruise on summit in April 2016 and my last one on summit in April 2018. He just made my mornings as I watched the ship dock. He definitely was not in Oceanview.
  4. Every night we got coke zeros or elite allowed drinks at sunset. Quick bartenders and the chairs and ambiance were good. We did hear the occasional singers who were good. Walking path on ship is on deck 11. I only used it to walk over to the gym! This was a port intensive cruise so I didn't really pay attention to music throughout the ship. I already commented on the free movies on the TV. Same movies on Tv were on rooftop. I think one or 2 days they played the main movie in the theater on 5. We watched the kitchen on the rooftop on our first sea day. Other movies were the latest Terminator, peanutbutter falcon, the new lion king and a few other movies. I believe the Lion King was the movie that played in the main theater.
  5. We have a cheap knock off of a go pro. Campark ACT 74. You can get on Amazon for $40! I suggest getting a wrist strap that floats for it. I think they are around $6 on Amazon.
  6. On our last day we slept in and went to the gym then just stayed on deck 4 promenade all day until 5pm drinks. Here are some final observations: The ship is really well cleaned and taken care of. We never ate once in MDR so I can't help with that. Gym was very clean with hand towels and water available after you left. Entrance is through the spa and on deck 10. No long wait to get drinks. Did notice some chair hogging in solarium but not a big issue to me Cafe bachio cakes were good. Never went in shops. Never went to any shows. Just too tired. Had no idea who cruise director was. Every staff member on ship was pleasant and helpful. We resolved an issue at shore excursions quickly and efficiently. Also as mentioned, the medical team was really good and did follow up with me with a phone call. Internet was fantastic. Celebrity app was great. Please download before your trip. Great way to stay in touch to find spouses! Plus all your info is on there right down to the folio. Your cabin will also have it on the tv. Speaking of tv - Fox news channel was on plus a movie channel. We watched once upon a time in America, and a couple of other movies. There are pay ones but a few free ones. Its just a nice way to wind down at night. Please let me know if you have any questions! We did use uber to get to airport which was $10.
  7. Onto our last port stop which was Bonaire. We rented a car with caribe auto which was a quick 10 minute walk from cruise port. We were scheduled to arrive at 8am but happily we arrived earlier and were cleared to leave at 750am. We drove to salt pier to snorkel with quite a few turtles. Then drove up to Karpata to snorkel which is north of 1000 steps. Just as good. Hint for snorkeling in Bonaire. Look for yellow rocks on the left when traveling north and parking signs on the right. We attempted to try the national park but its $40 a person and beach is 90 minutes from entrance by car. We visited the donkey sanctuary, snorkeled some more, went to the salt flats again with the flamingos... we were everywhere. We arrived back around 445pm. Our onboard was changed to 5pm from 430pm. A quick note: In the ABCs our port times were extended to an hour longer. It really helped as we were cutting it pretty close! We hung out in the solarium and drank cosmos and gin martinis from 530pm to 7pm. Then showered, hit the buffet, and collapsed in bed. Heres a quick photo display of our day. We really loved bonaire!
  8. I actually did in the first few posts re cabin. What else about the ship did you want to know?
  9. Alright Ill admit. I forget what day Im on now. Its port day #7. We arrive in Curacao. Our car rental through Avis was at the seaquarium which didnt open until 10am. But we needed to buy a snorkel mask for my husband who left his in aruba. So we headed over after gym, breakfast, and cafe mocha. A side note for anyone new to elite and ty to all who shared this prior. We were able to get 2 free laundries done. I put my name on 1st bag and my husband's on 2nd bag. We picked up our rental and a snorkeling mask and pipe at a shop next door and headed to tugboat beach which is south of willemstad. Great snorkeling there. Probably the best of the 3 spots we went to. Then we headed all the way up to knip beach. This took 1 1/2 hours due to horrific traffic. I think we got there around 1pm. We saw some interesting coral and the beach was beautiful. We then headed over to Playa Lagun which was ok but not as good as the prior 2. Then we started heading back to port. Because we wanted to enjoy our exploration, we only got lunches on st. Lucia and Bequia. We would just stop and get plantain chips at a convenience store and we had a collapsible cooler for drinks. We got ice from buffet for cooler. A lot of trips with a lot of cups of ice for these days!! This night we went to le petit chef which was pretty good and cute. Food was good. We had the 830 seating. It lasted until 10pm. You could make a different selection if you didnt like the one.
  10. Well we packed up room 1126 on the 11th floor and are now waiting on the sky lounge until we get thrown off ship. Theres no pastries left but some coffee and water. Note about rooms on 11 under the terrace rooftop. Very quiet and really convenient to the sunset bar and rooftop terrace. We plan to stay up there again. Just a nice location especially if you dont mind an inside cabin. We visited Aruba on Day 8 which was our 1st ABC island. We prearranged a rental of a dune buggy with HS rentals. They were really good. They showed us use, gave us their number and we were off. Dune buggy only went up to 35 but it was a lot of fun. We drove to the natural pool visitor center, bought our tickets, and were off. Now I will say I will NEVER do that bumpy terrible hell hole road again. I am sure my kidneys and liver moved to a different area of my body. The husband loved it but I hated that road. We did our selfies at the pool and drove back. We then visited the caves and the beaches in the park. Its just so magnificent that you can't help being awestruck. We next went to snorkel at Mangel Halto. Now I will tell you that THIS is the best place to snorkel in Aruba. Its near de palm island. The reef is a little tricky to explain but its entered from the right of the rocks then swim to the left. We came back, dropped off rental and walked back to port, stopping for some ice cream on the way. It was about 1.5 miles but we enjoyed it. We just showered, drank our drinks at pool bar until 7pm, ate in buffet, and collapsed in bed. Heres pictures of natural pool, Mangel Halto beach and the dune buggy plus an interesting name of a bar!
  11. Day 7 or the first sea day. We could finally sleep in after 10 straight days of moving non stop. Poor us! Anyway, we visited the gym, husband did work, I watched hulu shows and Netflix. The internet was excellent. We got a perk that I paid $30 for back around veterans day or some holiday to get one free perk. We obviously chose the 2 devices unlimited internet package. As you can see, I watched hulu. Netflix, showtime app and HBO app. And youtube. No issues at all. We did the Qsine seaday lunch. It was a platter of different types of seafood and lobster bisque. Pretty good. We stayed up on 12 on the rooftop from 2pm to 530pm then grabbed a cocktail from the sunset bar and went back to our room to get ready for dinner. At this point we still had not made it to the MDR and we didn't wsnt to due to our lack of acceptable chic clothing. Plus we like our privacy and dislike the closeness of the tables. We also had not made a show yet.
  12. Day 7 or the first sea day. We could finally sleep in after 10 straight days of moving non stop. Poor us! Anyway, we visited the gym, husband did work, I watched hulu shows and Netflix. The internet was excellent. We got a perk that I paid $30 for back around veterans day or some holiday to get one free perk. We obviously chose the 2 devices unlimited internet package. As you can see, I watched hulu. Netflix, showtime app and HBO app. And youtube. No issues at all. We did the Qsine seaday lunch. It was a platter of different types of seafood and lobster bisque. Pretty good. We stayed up on 12 on the rooftop from 2pm to 530pm then grabbed a cocktail from the sunset bar and went back to our room to get ready for dinner. At this point we still had not made it to the MDR and we didn't wsnt to due to our lack of acceptable chic clothing. Plus we like our privacy and dislike the closeness of the tables. We also had not made a show yet.
  13. Waiting for my husband to enjoy his plate of pastries. In the buffet, they have delicious bread and pastries at the right when you walk it. A worker will walk around buffet with them. Delicious and a must for me every day. On day 6 we visited Barbados. We prearranged with Barbados taxi service to snorkel at folkestone (not good at all), visit Animal Cave (fee to get in and will tske credit card) (do not stand near the water entrance in 2nd cave) and then to wildlife reserve. We loved this island and really enjoyed visiting the north. Wildlife reserve only takes cash. If you have a chance to go here and if you love animals, visit. The monkeys were cute. We got to see them fed at 2pm. They all come out. Deer, turtles, monkeys...etc. it was really neat. Below is the animal cave and wildlife reserve.
  14. On Day 5 we visited Grenada. A little hint when getting off ship and back on. Use the elevator in buffet area and near Tuscan Grille and go down to 2. You have to walk the hallway BUT you have an empty elevator. Happened every time we used it. We chose to hike honeymoon and 7 sisters falls with a guide. It was tough but not as bad as mt. Liamiuga. Then my husband had some moonshine and I had a beer. Guess who navigated back to the room! We relaxed in the solarium catching up with the kids who are watching our 3 dogs including our puppy. We enjoyed some delicious ice cresm from buffet and once again went to buffet for dinner. We grabbed our coke zeros before 7pm and my cosmo from the sunset bar. Fyi to former summit travelers. I did not see the coffee man at all this trip. Im not sure if he is still on. Below is one of the waterfalls and the moonshine. Also my 3 dogs who I miss but will see today. Now I must pack up so Ill finish up in a bit.
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