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About mcrcruiser

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    North Coastal San Diego county
  • Interests
    Organizing private tours & FUN Crpas Rolls in the casino for fellow CCers
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Cellebrity & Holland America
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  1. Use the Gym for exercise on & off cruises . Because of arthritis both my wife & I use the ships elevators . The recumbant bikes use in the gym no problems .Even leg exercises no problems ;but ,steps are a huge problem for us , We are in our 80s
  2. That is very interesting .We did not know the difference . We do not need any service animal at this time ;but ,it is a thing to keep in mind should the need arise
  3. As usual we enjoyed the smiling faces & gracious attendance from our cabin stewards & dining waiters . We attended only 2 of the shows which were very good ;but ,we did see them on our March Koningsdam Southern Caribbean cruise .We also saw a very funny comedian in the main show lounge . For the first time we had dinner all 3 specialty restaurants . Pinnacle & Tamarind were above our expectations ,while Canaletto was not over whelming . Being from a Italian family & 5 star Italian restaurant ,Canaletto was unimpressive We found the New York style pizza to be very good & the Dive in as good as usual , The buffet was disappointing in that there was ysyally only one carving of meat at one time ;but ,the pasta was delicious Eurodam sparkled in all her glory & we never saw any areas of rust or upholstery tears .We did miss the flowers on the dining rom tables & the yum yum man Since we have traveled the Mexican riviera cruise many many times we only went ashore in Mazatlan .Here we bought some Iron wood carved land animals ,2 T shirts & a Yankees baseball cap .It was hot & humid & those 2 Corona beers at $3 each tasted so good Used the gym ,mens lockers & the pool/jacuzzi on this cruise All in all we had a wonderful cruise to remember . Now we bought 2 each future cruise credits for B2B cruises in April 2021 on Koningsdam ,Mexican Riviera followed by Coastal California cruise .However ,before April 2021 we are booked on the 18 night Koningsdam from San diego ,R/T Hawaii cruise
  4. yes it us unfortunate that from time to time we run into people who have their own agenda to do harm to others .
  5. Beautiful for all who made the ultimate sacrifice for all our freedom
  6. Out of $325 OBC ,we may have the &75 from the TA which could be refundable . Got to check that one out or just uses it in a gift shop or special restaurant Thanks for your input
  7. Ah I thought so . Thanks for the confirmation .We don't frequent the ships casino ;because those slots are generally tight as a drum . Depending on cruise length ,we organize a FUN Craps Roll with a entry of 24 people max at $15 per pax . Iy gives folks a chance to play for little money & have a Fun time .Besides the odds are so much better on a craps table vs the slot machines .My travels on business for over 30 years with the Casinos & hotels in Las Vegas taught me about gaming odds .That being said ,on one of our first cruises on a older Carnival ship back in the 90s I won $300 on a nickel slot machine . Yes believe it or not they had nickel slots back then LOL😀
  8. Having taken over 40 cruises just with Celebrity(Elite + level ) & now a 3 star Mariner ,I would give HAL the edge simply because of the smiling & very helpful wait staff .Additionally we like the fact that HAL serves in the Lido buffet so people so not have their hands all over the servers . Also ,HAL is a better buy over all & a better buy in their special restaurant costs We have sailed other cruise lines as well & again we would pick HAL as our favorite . We have sailed on Princess & next April we sail B2B on Royal Princess & we read that their buffet is the very best with theme nights added in like German ,Italian ,ie .We will find out for ourselves next April
  9. If a person has extra OBC ,then plays the slots with their sail card & then cashes out what is left in the machine on their card at the casino cage ,what is to stop them from getting the cash ?
  10. With out a casino rate booking last minute ,like 2 weeks before sailing ,we wound up with a balcony cabin guarantee for $1182 total for 2 of us , for 7 night cruise & along with our CCL stock we got $325 in OBC .
  11. We board Eurodam Nov 2nd for the 7 night Mexican Riviera cruise & we never concern about the type of seas , We been in both Calm & rough sea conditions
  12. We hope that your cruise is mellow & the seas calm .Bon voyage
  13. Last March we arranged a rental at Sixt car rentals & took their shuttle to their agency close by .The problem we had was a long wait for the Sixt shuttle . think it best to take the first available taxi ,uber or lyft ride yyou can get to the rental center & always reserve your car in advance for availability & best pricing Port Everglades is just too busy a port .Tampa by far is a better port to cruise from .We did a 2nd cruise from Tampa & it was a breeze We finally decided not to fly any longer to meet a cruise ship .After 84 cruises ,we will now only take cruises from our home port of San Diego for HAL ships & or drive 1.5 hours to San Pedro Calif ,for Princess cruises
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