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  1. There are a few bars near the port that are jumping during the evening. Problem is they are expensive. Everything cost more there. Why spend for something you already paid for if you already have a drink pack? You can get a Dark and Stormy or Swizzle on board that is already part of your package. When in Bermuda donโ€™t make the mistake that many do. The TIP is included in the price and it claims so at the bottom of the receipt Donโ€™t TIP extra unless you want to add to it. Many donโ€™t realize it and end up TIPing 40 % . ๐Ÿ˜ฑ i think that you will enjoy X as it will give you the experience you are looking for. There is always different styles of performers in the lounges, the flair BTs at the Martini Bar are entertaining, and usually is a comedian. The X shows that you need to attend are the Liars Club and Not so Newly wed shows. They are adult and hilarious. The Production shows are typical song and dance that some like and most donโ€™t, Those that donโ€™t are long time many time cruisers and there are many on X (wonder why?). Same old same old and the shows are about HS level, or could it be that I am bias and spoiled by our local HS that just produces an exception show? Sorry. The guest performers are usually SRO and the encore Matinee performance isnโ€™t for others to see the show as it is always completely different. Just another option on a sea day. Why not the performer is on board and canโ€™t get off until the next port. Book it, enjoy it and I guarantee that you will book another while on board. (You need to look into it while on board, the benefits are great) We were hooked as soon as we walked on board and were greeted with the glass of bubbly and then walked into the atrium and said WOW that was after 20 cruises on Carnival that we loved and enjoyed and 15 on Princess. Havenโ€™t gone back. Now have 24 on X most have been over 10 days except for Bermuda cruises. The other thing to consider is that the Summit is a M Class ship that has been refurbished. The S Class ships are much nicer and different but both have their charm and we book both. Donโ€™t judge by one cruise. Another thing to considered is the passengers. You are sailing out of NJ and the crowd is different than the passengers out of FL. ๐Ÿค—. The residents in both areas use those cruises as cheap vacations and we enjoyed their company and life experiences. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ… Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  2. You can open the balcony door yourself but it wonโ€™t make the balcony any bigger. ๐Ÿค” The balcony is what it is. The door just lets you out to it. if you have a IV cabin the balcony can be part of your cabin to make your cabin appear larger or the whole cabin could be considered a balcony with the window downs and the bifold doors open. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  3. They are in bed because what they use to be able to do all night now takes all night to do. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ Donโ€™t worry about what others do. Take the cruise and you may be surprised that is better than your perception. Compare it to Vegas if you ever been there. Do you like the Belaggio, Venetian, and Wynn, or Circus Circus, Excalibur, and Downtown. If you like the later than you wonโ€™t like X. On X you are treated like a adult and not a wanna be spring breaker. It is promoted as Modern Luxury (debatable about what that is) and not the Fun Ship. It depends on your idea of what you want in a cruise. A nice relaxing experience for adults or a go go go need to be entertained all the time with constant reminders to do so? Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  4. I donโ€™t know why they are complaining. It is no different then it was before, you get complimentary drinks in Michealโ€™s or now renamed the Retreat lounge. Luminae is for suite guests only and you donโ€™t get complimentary drinks there either, you pay for them by having a drink package or ala carte. Since they added a designated special sunny area reserved for suite guests why would they think that drinks would be complimentary there? With that line of thinking they should also give free drinks in the theater in their reserved section or in their suite. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  5. I am sure there is now High Tea as there is high coffee https://www.stravacraftcoffee.com/products/peace-wellness-focus-hemp-infused-coffee-30mg Willie Nelson now has his own brand for sale happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  6. We were on a cruise and there was a young couple with a a baby a few months old, the bays slept most of the time and we didnโ€™t hear a peep. I would rather be next to them then the loud boisterous groups of 4 traveling together or the life of the party cackling hen that wants to make sure everyone in the room know that she is present and having a good time Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  7. Rumor is that X will have footstools available in the Spa for rent. You can get a hourly rate, daily or cruise rate. This will give everyone the option to have one on their balcony, those in CC and AQ will receive a discounted rate. They can also be carried around and used almost anywhere on the ship. There will also be a different type sold in the gift shop that can be taken home as a reminder of Xโ€™s โ€œ Modern Luxuryโ€. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  8. Looking at the photos of the cabin it doesnโ€™t look as if much or anything has been โ€œRevolutionizedโ€ or changed from how it was. It appears as if most changes were made in the public areas. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  9. I have always worn a tee shirt and boxer shorts dining in the MDR. How do they know what I am wearing under my clothing? ๐Ÿค” Am I supposed to go Commando? happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  10. Donโ€™t want to quote and repost all the photos like many do that takes up a lot of space in a post just to ask or make a comment. Are all those photos of the outside areas in post #10 the Retreat area that are now for suite passengers only? Thanks happy cruising๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  11. Items from the past, the nice metal pens were replaced with plastic. Since the Edge is basically paper less I guess there is no need for a pen. I donโ€™t remember any type of writing instrument in our AQ cabin. There is is no place for a pen in the current paper holder from the Edge. The paper holder is also smaller in size. happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  12. On the Edge in AQ we were given a gray key card holder. I donโ€™t think they are leather but a big improvement over that idiotic rubber one that was supposed to be adhered to your phone. Years ago the card holders were X blue and the material was a little thicker. They may have been leather. They were replaced with faux leather and still X blue but the material is a little thinner. I always carry my key card in one as it is easy to retrieve form my pocket and also doesnโ€™t โ€œstickโ€ to the screen of my IPhone if it is in the same pocket. The tote bags also use to be a lot nicer. Having sailed many times in AQ we know what we are supposed to receive. There have been a few times in the last 2 years that we had to ask the attendant for those items and one was on the Edge. Our attendant came aboard the first day of the cruise and was new to X and didnโ€™t have a clue. We had a B2B in the same cabin. He did remember during the second cruise but our new neighbors didnโ€™t get their stuff. They werenโ€™t very happy when they seen our card holders when sitting in Blu. The next day thanked us for letting them know about it. It is almost as if X is telling them not to supply anything unless asked. Or it it could be a ploy of the attendants because on the other ships they would always tell us that they found some as if they were doing something special to justify a more generous tip. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ… .
  13. Why donโ€™t you contact the Navy? They still have a base there. In March we were docked at the navy pier and had to go thru their base to get to and from the ship. happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  14. No key holder for AQ but they do get beach towel service. ๐Ÿ™„. Very useful in Alaska or the East coast / Canadian Cruise. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
  15. Very few if any cabins on the M Class ship ever had footstools. The balconies arenโ€™t deep enough. There were never footstools on any balcony when we sailed in AQ on any M Class ship except for the very large aft balconies on deck 11. Happy cruising ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿšข๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒ…
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