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doones2

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About doones2

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  • Location
    boston ma
  • Interests
    travel & family
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Bermuda and Caribbean islands

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  1. I never thought about the fact that the cost of a cruise to Bermuda is based on supply and demand. It’s not a year round port of call. I have cruised to Bermuda in the fall many times, in the summer once, and in the spring once. I definitely like the fall weather the best. I have vacationed on Bermuda twice for a week and found it to be equivalent to a cruise as far as expenses go. Airbnb’s are reasonable and with kitchens or bbq grills we saved money food wise. I guess what I’m saying is because the cruise is kind of high I found I could stay for a week in paradise instead of 2 1/2 days for close to the same price.
  2. Can anyone tell me why cruises to Bermuda seem a lot more expensive than cruises to the Caribbean?
  3. Grandma Petania you are so right about the CP balconies. We never felt like we were being observed by the people across from us. We also loved having breakfast on our balcony while watching Central Park come to life for the day and in the evening listening to music while having a cocktail on our balcony. The lights at night were magical.
  4. I sailed for the first time on an Oasis class ship about a month ago. I must admit I was very leary about sailing on a ship so large. Always sailed Freedom or Voyager class. I always had an ocean balcony but decided to do Central Park balcony. I absolutely loved it. I loved everything about the Allure. It never felt crowded even though it was sold out. The entertainment was so professional. The food in the MDR was delicious as was the food no matter where we ate. I guess I was surprised that I liked the cruise so much. I’m so glad I decided to take that cruise. 💙💙
  5. Why do you have to be so negative? You seem more upset about it than the OP
  6. Thank you. My daughter was wondering if she would have to tell the taxi driver since Explorer hasn’t been at the Miami port for awhile. I told her cruise critic will know.👍
  7. How can I find out which pier Explorer will dock at when she arrives in Miami on Tuesday?
  8. Thank you for your input. I know the wine isn’t worth what they are charging. The tray is hard to judge because I only have a picture. Never seen it otherwise. Just the tray is $25. I’m looking to have it delivered to my daughter and her husband’s cabin next week. I would like to send them something.
  9. Has anyone ever ordered the cheese tray and bottle of wine on the RCL website for their cabin or as a gift for a cruiser? If so what was it like? The pictures make the tray look skimpy and not sure about the wine.
  10. Totally agree. If I had only cruised with RCI I would be a D+ but instead I have enjoyed trying different cruise lines and I always look for price and itinerary first. I feel that eventually the perks associated with the loyalty program will get less and less.
  11. In the solarium on Allure there are cushioned chairs and love seats. Two of the love seats had people sleeping on them all afternoon. While their backpacks took up space on the chair next to them So they were taking up seating for 5. All seats were occupied A different example of chair hogs.
  12. I found a chair in the solarium while 4 chairs next to me sat empty with towels and beach bags on them for a few hours. Seems they were at an art auction. How considerate!!!!!!
  13. It’s not just Royal, NCL and Celebrity have the same problem. Worse is the people that save a row of seats at a show while announcement is being made about no seat saving. Saw it last week on Allure
  14. If I didn’t want to dress for formal night what is the other option for dinner that is no charge? Please don’t say the Windjammer.
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