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Extra Kim

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    Kalmar, Sweden
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    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    The Caribbean

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  1. Majesty is one of few Royal ships that I wouldn't sail again. But I have never sailed on Getaway.
  2. How many in this thread have cruised with a toddler? The "You won't be able to enjoy the cruise" - statement is just stupid! Sure it's different compared to cruise with adults, but different doesn't have to mean that it's bad. We would never have done 6 cruises (and one 2nts ferry cruise between Sweden and Estonia) if it would have been bad. Between December 2019 and April 2021 we have five more cruises booked and my guess is that we will book at least one more in this time period.
  3. If you are able to figure this out in everyday life, you will be able to figure it out on a cruise.
  4. We have have done six cruises with our daughter, we will board her 7th later this month. Just before she turns two years old. It's not the same as cruising without a toddler, her needs will always come first and we have left the MDR a couple of times when she was crying. The Windjammer often works a lot better. We did her first cruise when she was 3.5 months old, Genua to Hamburg 11nts on MSC Meraviglia in April 2018. We did her second cruise on Celebrity Equinox, 7nts in the Caribbean in August 2018. 3:rd on MSC Seaview 7nts, in the Med in September 2018. 4th on Harmony of the seas 7nts, in the Caribbean in January 2019. 5th on Independence of the seas 14nts, transatlantic in May 2019. 6th on Radiance of the seas 10nts, Vancouver to Hawaii, in September 2019. The 7th will be from Dubai.
  5. That's something that sometimes makes us feel bad when we are cruising with our daughter. You can tell that some crew members miss their kids when they see her.
  6. The price have gone up and down a lot. But I wouldn't say that it's very cheap for us in Sweden, the same goes for cruises in Europe and Asia. The Caribbean are usualy cheaper then any other destination for us. I think that since the Med, Dubai and Asia are common holiday destinations for swedes it likely that RC can get us to pay more.
  7. I'm Swedish and travel with my passport on all my cruises. I have been to the following islands/ports in the Caribbean and besides getting a stamp coming into the USA, no other country has stamped my passport. Aruba Antigua Barbados Bonaire British Virgin Islands Colombia Costa Rica Costa Maya (Mexico main land) Cozumel (Mexico) Curaçao Dominica Grand Bahama (Bahamas) Grand Cayman Grenada Haiti Jamaica Little Stirrup Cay (Bahamas) New Providence (Bahamas) Panama Puerto Rico (Usa) They won't stamp during a cruise stop if the cruise starts in the U.S. St. Kitts St. Maarten St. Thomas (USA) They won't stamp during a cruise stop if the cruise starts in the U.S. St. Lucia
  8. During our cruise on Harmony OTS in January, a teenager died in Labadee. I saw when they rolled him of the ship when we dis-embarked in Fort Lauderdale. A very sad story.
  9. She have two ports of call that I haven't seen on any other RC ship, Virgin Gorda and Puerto Plata. The other two are San Juan and St Thomas, we like St Thomas but San Juan feels like "been there, done that".
  10. Well, no. The longest cruise we have done was a 21nts B2B on Legend Of The Seas. By then I didn't mind getting off the ship, but if someone had asked me if I would like to do another cruise on a different ship, I would in a heartbeat. We spent a total of 25nts away from home during that trip. We sailed on Allure back in 2013 and wanted to try the Oasis class again, so we did in January this year. We sailed on Harmony. Not sure that I feel the need to sail on the Oasis class again, they are fantastic but too big for our taste. So far the Freedom class are my favourite. Didn't like the Navigator or the Majesty.
  11. Yes. They took her back into the fleet just because she can fit in the harbor in Havanna.
  12. That's another gamble, she might have left RC by then..
  13. We have sailed on all ship classes that Royal have, except for Quantum and Empress. In 2021 we might do a "B2B2B" on Vison, Odyssey and Empress. Vision are a 11 nts cruise and the other two are both 8 nts. We have done a similar thing back in 2016, then we sailed on Majesty and then Celebrity Equinox. Going from Majesty to Equinox made Equinox look fantastic (sailed on her again last year and she didn't impress like she did back in 2016). With this in mind, I "fear" that going from Odyssey to Empress will make Empress feel very old and outdated. Have anyone been on both the Quantum class and Empress? What was your experience? We are mostly looking on the Empress cruise because of the ports of call. We will be two adults and, at the time of the cruise, a 3 year old girl.
  14. I would have a look on Youtube, I know of at least one couple that used to do travel videos that had Reunion as a port of call on one of their cruises.
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