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  1. like the idea of year round cruise options for Brisbane & Sydney with RCI. Radiance, Voyager or Ovation are cool..😎 middle of Aussie winter cruise to the South Pacific sounds great to me.🚢
  2. THE PORT OF GALVESTON TO HOMEPORT CARNIVAL RADIANCE IN 2021. Click here for the information from Port of Galveston's Facebook page: PORT OF GALVESTON From Carnival Cruise Line press release at https://carnival-news.com/2019/10/15/carnival-cruise-line-to-add-fourth-ship-in-galveston/ (Copy/paste of cruise line press release allowed per Cruise Critic Guidelines Copyright Infringement section) Carnival Cruise Line to Add Fourth Ship in Galveston October 15, 2019 Everything is bigger in Texas – including Carnival Cruise Line – which announced today that it will have four ships homeported in Galveston, year-round, beginning in 2021. Building on its position as the World’s Most Popular Cruise Line® and the number one cruise line from Texas, Carnival Cruise Line said that Carnival Radiance will join the Galveston-based fleet in May 2021. In addition, Carnival Breeze will return to Galveston from Port Canaveral, becoming the newest and largest ship to operate a short cruise program from Galveston. Carnival Dream will shift to six- and eight-day Caribbean voyages while Carnival Vista will continue its popular week-long Caribbean cruises. All Galveston-based ships and itineraries opened for sale today. With these four ships, Carnival Cruise Line will carry an estimated 900,000 guests annually from Galveston – more than any other cruise operator – on 235 five- to 14-day sailings a year, providing an unprecedented variety of cruise durations, destinations and amenities from Texas. “Carnival is already the most popular cruise line from Galveston attracting vacationers from all across the Southwest and beyond. With these enhancements, we’re providing our guests with more voyages, more destinations and more choices from Texas than ever before,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “As North America’s fourth busiest cruise port, the Port of Galveston is pleased to welcome the Carnival Radiance. Since Carnival made Galveston its homeport almost 20 years ago, more than 7.5 million Carnival Cruise Line passengers have embarked from our wharves,” said Rodger Rees, Galveston Wharves CEO and Port Director. “As we grow, we’ll continue to focus on delivering great service to Carnival and its passengers.” Carnival Radiance to Galveston Carnival Radiance will launch a new schedule of five- to 14-day voyages from the Port of Galveston beginning on May 14, 2021. On this route: • Five-day cruises depart Sundays and feature the seaside Mexican ports of Cozumel and Progreso or Costa Maya. • Three different nine-day options departing Fridays will be offered – one calling at Cozumel, Limon (Costa Rica), and a partial Panama Canal transit or a visit to Colon (Panama), another featuring Key West, Grand Turk, the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay and Nassau, and a third stopping at Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan), Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel. • Two eight-port, 14-day Carnival Journeys cruises visiting top destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America and the Panama Canal will also be offered departing Oct. 24, 2021 and Jan. 16, 2022. Carnival Radiance will undergo an extensive bow-to-stern $200 million renovation next year that will add all of the line’s food, beverage and entertainment innovations, bringing an exciting new option to the Galveston market. Its sister ship, the transformed Carnival Sunrise, debuted earlier this year and has quickly become a very popular addition to the Carnival fleet, which Carnival Radiance is sure to match. The extensive 38-day renovation of the ship will add a host of new food and beverage outlets including Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse created by Food Network star Guy Fieri, Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant, Bonsai Sushi, and Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub, and the first Big Chicken restaurant created by Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer, Shaquille O’Neal. All of the ship’s spaces will be transformed including the water park, youth facilities, retail shops, Cloud 9 Spa and a new Liquid Lounge home to Carnival’s dazzling, high-tech Playlist Productions shows. Carnival Radiance will reposition to the Port of Galveston with a 12-day Carnival Journeys Panama Cruise departing Port Canaveral May 2 and arriving in Galveston May 14, 2021. Fun-Filled Short Cruises to Mexico aboard Carnival Breeze Carnival Breeze will become the newest and largest ship to operate a short cruise itinerary from Galveston when it kicks off year-round four- and five-day cruises from that port May 5, 2021. The program includes: • Four-day long “weekend cruises” departing Thursdays and featuring a day-long visit to Cozumel. • Five-day voyages departing Mondays and Saturdays with stops at Cozumel and either Progreso or Costa Maya. Longer Length Cruises from Galveston on Carnival Dream, Carnival Vista Carnival Dream will shift to a new six- and eight-day cruise schedule from Galveston beginning May 8, 2021. • Six-day cruises visit Costa Maya, Cozumel and Belize or Mahogany Bay. • Eight-day cruises feature Key West, Freeport, Half Moon Cay and Nassau. • Carnival Freedom, which currently operates this itinerary, will be deployed to another homeport to be announced shortly. Carnival Vista will also continue its popular week-long cruise program from Galveston with two different three-port, seven-day western Caribbean options, with stops at: • Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel; • Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Ocho Rios or Montego Bay. Additional Information and Reservations Reservations for these sailings open today. To book a sailing, visit carnival.com, contact any travel agent or call 1-800-CARNIVAL. To learn more about Carnival Cruise Line, visit Carnival.com. Carnival can also be found on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Journalists also can visit Carnival’s media site, carnival-news.com or follow the line’s PR department on Twitter at twitter.com/CarnivalPR.
  3. All Vista class ships are serving another homeport. Magic and Sunrise are the only "newer" ships available. One would think that Radiance would stay in NY and Sunrise would go to Galveston, but I guess Carnival had other plans.
  4. Has anyone been on the Radiance? if so good or bad?
  5. Per Cruise Industry News: https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/21725-carnival-to-base-four-ships-in-galveston-year-round.html Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it will have four ships homeported in Galveston, year-round, beginning in 2021. The Carnival Radiance will join the Galveston-based fleet in May 2021. In addition, the Carnival Breeze will return to Galveston from Port Canaveral, becoming the newest and largest ship to operate a short cruise program from Galveston. The Carnival Dream will shift to six- and eight-day Caribbean voyages while the Carnival Vista will continue to sail its week-long Caribbean cruises. All Galveston-based ships and itineraries opened for sale today. With these four ships, Carnival Cruise Line will carry an estimated 900,000 guests annually from Galveston – more than any other cruise operator – on 235 five- to 14-day sailings a year, the company said. “Carnival is already the most popular cruise line from Galveston attracting vacationers from all across the Southwest and beyond. With these enhancements, we’re providing our guests with more voyages, more destinations and more choices from Texas than ever before,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. The Carnival Radiance will launch a new schedule of five- to 14-day voyages from the Port of Galveston beginning on May 14, 2021. Five-day cruises will depart Sundays and feature the Mexican ports of Cozumel and Progreso or Costa Maya. Three different nine-day options departing Fridays will be offered – one calling at Cozumel, Limon (Costa Rica), and a partial Panama Canal transit or a visit to Colon (Panama), another featuring Key West, Grand Turk, the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay and Nassau, and a third stopping at Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan), Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel. Two eight-port, 14-day Carnival Journeys cruises visiting top destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America and the Panama Canal will also be offered departing Oct. 24, 2021 and Jan. 16, 2022. The Carnival Radiance will reposition to the Port of Galveston with a 12-day Carnival Journeys Panama Cruise departing Port Canaveral May 2 and arriving in Galveston May 14, 2021. The Carnival Breeze will operate a short cruise itinerary from Galveston when it kicks off year-round four- and five-day cruises from that port May 5, 2021. The program includes four-day long “weekend cruises” departing Thursdays and featuring a day-long visit to Cozumel. Five-day voyages departing Mondays and Saturdays will feature stops at Cozumel and either Progreso or Costa Maya. The Carnival Dream will shift to a new six- and eight-day cruise schedule from Galveston beginning May 8, 2021. Six-day cruises visit Costa Maya, Cozumel and Belize or Mahogany Bay. Eight-day cruises will feature Key West, Freeport, Half Moon Cay and Nassau. The Carnival Vista will also continue its week-long cruise program from Galveston with two different three-port, seven-day western Caribbean options. The Carnival Freedom, which currently operates this itinerary, will be deployed to another homeport to be announced shortly, according to Carnival.
  6. If this is the case the island will for sure not be a american theme park like Coco Cay. It would be a new concept to have a ship year round in Australia, hence I guess RCL will start to have one based out of Brisbane, also more favorable due to the climate. Eithere we will see them begin with a Oasis Class or at the begining Voyager, if they want to base a ship year round from Sydney, due to the weather in winter there it would need to be a Radiance of Quantum Class which is made for colder climates,
  7. Below is a list of the ships in the fleet. Cruise Directors play an important role in the entertainment onboard, and their assistant is the Activity Manager. If you know the name of the Activity Manager onboard one of the ships, please reply. Adventure OTS – Allure OTS - Anthem OTS – Brilliance OTS – Enchantment OTS – Explorer OTS – Freedom OTS - Grandeur OTS – Independence OTS - Jewel OTS - Legend OTS - Liberty OTS - Majesty OTS - Mariner OTS - Navigator OTS - Oasis OTS - Quantum OTS - Radiance OTS - Rhapsody OTS - Serenade OTS – Splendour OTS – Vision OTS - Voyager OTS -
  8. rotation on EN and NV Adventure OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 9-16-19) Adventure OTS - Capt Krzyszthof Szymkarczuk Allure OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad (started rotation 8-18-19) Allure OTS - Capt Ron Holmes Anthem OTS - Capt Felix Srecko Ban (started rotation 8-14-19) Anthem OTS - Capt Henrik Loft Sørensen Brilliance OTS - Capt Ante Cavala (started rotation 8-28-19) Brilliance OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug Empress OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff (started rotation 9-15-19) Empress OTS - Capt Diego Lombardic Enchantment OTS - Capt Nils-Petter Hoeydal (started rotation 10-11-19) Enchantment OTS - Capt Toni Tomljanovic Explorer OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad (started rotation 9-8-19) Explorer OTS - Capt Malvin Bardsnes Freedom OTS - Capt Thomas Busto (started rotation 8-11-19) Freedom OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen Grandeur OTS - Capt Patrik Jukes (started rotation 9-14-19) Grandeur OTS - Capt Thordur Thorsson Harmony OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen (started rotation 8-18-19) Harmony OTS - Capt Gus Andersson Independence OTS - Capt Teo Strazicic (started rotation 8-30-19) Independence OTS - Capt Iv Vidos Jewel OTS - Capt Trym Selvag (started rotation 8-18-19) Jewel OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen Liberty OTS - Capt James MacDonald (started rotation 8-11-19) Liberty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky Majesty OTS - Capt Daniel Budzelewskiis (started rotation 9-16-19) Majesty OTS - Capt Per Kristoffersen Mariner OTS - Capt Tobias Oster (started rotation 8-12-19) Mariner OTS - Capt Toni Calne Navigator OTS - Capt Mattias Persson (started rotation 10-14-19) Navigator OTS - Capt Angel Oviol Oasis OTS - Capt Göran Peterson (started rotation 9-6-19) Oasis OTS - Capt Claus Andersen Ovation OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy (started rotation 9-20-19) Ovation OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan Quantum OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim (started rotation 9-6-19) Quantum OTS - Capt Erik Standahl Radiance OTS - Capt Espen Been (started rotation 8-9-19) Radiance OTS - Capt Marek Slaby Rhapsody OTS - Capt Trond Holm (started rotation 8-10-19) Rhapsody OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo Serenade OTS - Capt Stig Nilsen (started rotation 8-11-19) Serenade OTS - Capt Aris Medina Spectrum OTS - Capt Charles Teige (started rotation 9-5-19) Spectrum OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen Symphony OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 9-28-19) Symphony OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead Vision OTS - Capt Juan Luis Caranti (started rotation 6-15-19) Vision OTS - Capt Michael Lindberg Voyager OTS - Capt Huimin Wu (started rotation 10-6-19) Voyager OTS - Capt Pehr Pehrsson
  9. I have been on the Carnival Freedom to the Panama Canal. We went through the new locks. I would like to go back but through the old locks. Is there a way to determine from Carnival's website what locks a cruise ship will be using? I am now considering the Carnival Radiance (redone Victory) in 2021 or 2022 but not sure what locks it will be using.
  10. For Carnival, only the Fantasy class and Spirit class will fit through the old locks. Radiance will also use the new locks. EM
  11. I'm happy to welcome the Breeze back home but I sure hate to lose the Freedom. I will give a serious look at the Radiance. We're booked for a mid April 2021 cruise on the Freedom. I will sure miss her.
  12. Looking forward to the Radiance move. It looks like the Panama Canal cruises will be through the old locks and that is a cruise that is on my bucket list. We did the Freedom through the new locks last year.
  13. so this means that the Radiance does not return to NYC in 2021..Hmm..wonder what carnival will do for NYC in 2021. Keep the sunrise sailing out of this port for a 3rd year or switch it up with a different ship. Maybe we might get the Freedom..
  14. We have cruised on both cruise lines. We very much enjoyed both..but for different reasons. We find RCI to be similar to HAL inasmuch as It pays to select your ship carefully to match your personal preferences. Both cruise lines have several different types of ships. Oasis, Radiance, Veendam, and Kdam are all very different from each other. As are the other ships in both fleets. We found the service and the food to be on par. The only difference for us was the perks...RCI was far more generous in providing perks that had value to us.
  15. Both. Radiance will be based from Brisbane from Nov 2020. Sydney will have Serenade, Ovation and I think Voyager. At the moment they are only here during cruise season (Oct-Apr). To make this island work RCI will probably have to base a ship in Brisbane and Sydney over winter.
  16. The common space that is lost to new cabins are in 2 main locations: - Deck 3 Main Theater - The new theater will only be 2 decks. All of the seating that is under the balcony level of Deck 4 is gone. The new bottom floor will be deck 4 and have about 1/2 the main floor seating of the old Deck 3. However it is a flat floor with movable seating, so it can be used for multiple functions not just a theater. - Deck 5 aft. All of the public space behind deck 5 rear elevators is turned into cabins. On the current victory, that holds a lounge used mainly for Karaoke, the comedy club and the piano bar. All of these areas will be squeezed into the existing deck 4 hallways and Ionian room. They will be smaller venues on the radiance than on the victory. It is not a lot of lost space, but it does reduce the cabin to public space ratio. I have not sailed on the Sunrise, but I have been on both the Sunshine and the Victory. I noticed on the sunshine the comedy club filled fast creating long lines waiting for the doors to open. The end of the line seldom were able to get a seat and were turned away. The good seats in the main theater filled quickly since there were less of them. The piano bar often filled. There were usually people standing around the edges waiting for a seat. We often found a seat after a short wait, but we only needed 2 or 3 seats. Larger groups never seemed to get a seat and left for other venues. Over all the changes don't ruin things, but they do cause you to plan ahead and not go to venues last minute. I love the Victory, sailed in numerous times, so I would like to sail it as the Radiance and get a real comparison of the same ship before and after.
  17. We sailed on Victory four times - in fact, she was our first cruise, and got us hooked. We're booked on Radiance for a 9-day sailing next year, and we did a short (4-day) cruise on Sunrise this past August. I do find problems with Sunrise's buffet line and fully expect that those problems will carry over to Radiance - but the problems are the result of the original buffet design of the class of ship, not the overhaul (which does add passengers). Victory has two main buffet lines (Conquest-class ships have four) - and from what I can see on the deck plans, she will still have two main buffet lines as Radiance, same as Sunrise. The main buffet lines are long; they do try to open up "express" lines at breakfast, but there are some items you can get only in the main lines. At lunch there will be more options - the deli, Seafood Shack, Big Chicken, Pizza, Cucina, Guy's, Blue Iguana and BBQ. We're prepared for the lines - the only truly bad one on Sunrise was the deli. DH gave up after standing in line for 10 minutes without moving. As for seating - we never had a problem finding seats on Sunrise's Lido for either breakfast or lunch, and we eat at prime time. The only ship on which we couldn't find seating at lunch and brought our food back to our cabin was one day on Carnival Miracle out of NYC for an 8-day cruise in 2009. We docked in Freeport and back-on-board time was 1:00, sailing at 1:30. Of course, everyone waited to eat lunch until back on board, and the dining room wasn't open for lunch since it was a port day. Lido seating was not happening on that one, but that was an unusual occurrence. We're looking forward to Radiance. I just hope there are some vestiges of Victory left.
  18. Starting this off again on our new Board. Walt , could you please lock the thread on the old board. Many thanks. David. Who is cruising ? A list for Australian and NZers who are cruising, both locally and overseas on any Cruise Line. and for overseas guests cruising down here to visit and cruise with us.. *This colour denotes International Guests and Destinations. This list is not intended to replace Roll Calls or Signatures, it is merely a summary of who has a cruise coming up. Your name will only be added , should you wish it to be, by you posting personally . You can join the list by using the Post Reply button and giving us the Departure Date ,the Ship and the Destination. Who is cruising in March 2011? 29 Mar davenmarcia Pacific Jewel Crystal Reflections 30 Mar flatron Pacific Pearl NZ 30 Mar Skyrules 30 Mar Kruzein 30 Mar silky*** Who is cruising in April 2011? 01 April terrydavidphoto MSC Magnifica Mediteterranean 04 April suey Rhapsody of the Seas South Pacific 08 April purpledragon Dawn Princess Hawaii 35day 08 April Babsjo 08 April Stevie39 09 April thied Pacific Dawn South Pacific , Fiji 09 April ambo25 09 April Palocruiser 14 April Debsta Sun Princess Brisbane to Sydney (2 Nts end of Cherry Blossom ) 14 April macca46 14 April luvToCruise13 14 April Gold Coast Cruisers 14 April Billy and Charlie's Mum 16 April bussletoncruisersSun PrincessNorthern Explorer Sydney to Perth 17 April tassie cruiser Pacific Pearl South Pacific 17 April barnsey1802 17 April Debsta1802 20 April lorry like a truck Pacific Jewel 21 April Sven51 Pacific Dawn Easter Cruise 24 April dougo in oz Pacific Pearl 3 B2B cruises 29 April luvToCruise13 Pacific Jewel Going Nowhere 30 April Rasa Sayang Pacific Dawn Brisbane return Noumea/Lifou/Vila Who is cruising in May 2011? 02 May didanz Pacific Pearl Bounty Discovery ex Auckland 02 May bizzygurl 02 May dougo in oz (3 B2B cruises ) 03 May killigrew Sun Princess India and South Africa 03 May windsor26 06 May Billy and Charlies Mum Diamond Princess Asia/Alaska/Canada 07 May evansy78 Pacific Dawn South Pacific 08 May Agelmar Pacific Sun Week Fantasique ex Brisbane Return. 10 May ausielil Sea Princess San Francisco/Alaska 12 May dougo in oz Pacific PearlFood and Wine Cruise ex Auckland (3 B2B cruises) 13 May johndon Dawn Princess South Pacific 13 May mezza 13 May Zanny 14 May macca46 Pacific Dawn Pacific Islands 15 May stki Sapphire Princess Alaska 15 May Kruzein 15 May Youngjude Pacific Pearl Auckland Norfolk Queensland 21 May shaddow101 Pacific Jewel South Pacific 21 May robinph 30 May kiwipete Pacific Pearl Pacific Discovery Who is cruising in June 2011? 03 June musicorn Norwegian Pearl Alaska 18 June Motynl Sun Princess Treasures of Asia, from Fremantle 18 June Annabelle100l Pacific Dawn Noumea,Lifou,Vila. 27 June luvToCruise13 Pacific Pearl Auckland to Sydney 29 June stevedonna Sun Princess SE Asia Who is cruising in July 2011? 01 July Kiwi cruiser Pacific Pearl South Pacific 28 night 25 July Lizard© Pacific Jewel Crystal Reflections 25 July NS. Who is cruising in August 2011? 04 Aug Palocruiser Crown PrincessBritish Isles 06 Aug terrydavidphoto Pacific Dawn Queensland Coast 06 Aug bundygirl 19 Aug am1984 Pacific Pearl Tropical Dreams 10 night 21 Aug AuzzieCruiser Carnival Valor Western Caribbean 28 Aug mezza MSC OrchestraB2B Baltic/ Norwegian Fiords then Western Med. 30 Aug oysterfiend Pacific Sun Indonesia 31 Aug Palocruiser Emerald PrincessB2BScandanavia/Russia..Copenhagen to Ft Lauderdale 29 nights Who is cruising in September 2011? 07 Sep paul929207Dawn Princess Circumnavigation of Australia 07 Sep TAN066 07 Sep kiwipete 13 Sep nenasmum Carnival Spirit Alaska Glacier Bay 14 Sep Jodez Pacific Sun Flowers of Asia 14 Sep killigrew 14 Sep cookie at home 17 Sep stki Pride of America Hawaii 24 Sep nenasmum Oasis of the Sea Caribbean 24 Sep bussletoncruisers Norwegian Star Coastal Pacific.Vancover to LA. B2B with Panama Cruise 1 Oct 23 Sep Grove family Pacific Dawn South Pacific 27 Sep Mothballs Radiance of the Seas Hawaii to Sydney Who is cruising in October 2011? 01 Oct nenasmum Disney Magic Caribbean 01 Oct Billy and Charlies MumPacific Dawn Brisbane to Christchurch NZ 01 Oct bussletoncruisers Norwegian Star Panama Canal . LA to Tampa. 02 Oct cotton93 Freedom of the Seas Western Caribbean 05 Oct Johhno Dawn Princess South Pacific 05 Oct paul929207 05 Oct Dizziedi Rhapsody of the Seas NZ B2B World Rugby Cup Cruise 09 Oct nenasmum Disney Dream Bahamas 13 Oct Seadreams27 Pacific Jewel 20 Oct luvToCruise13 Pacific Pearl South Pacific 20 Oct leggyliz 30 Oct Sailaway John Sea Princess NZ Who is cruising in November 2011? 15 Nov pippin10 Dawn Princess NZ 18 Nov stki Radiance of the Seas 2 day Cruise to Nowhere 18 Nov Molly Doble 18 Nov mezza 18 Nov rugbypopsie 18 Nov yamcrzrand friends Radiance of the Seas 18 Nov Raison 19 Nov lear Pacific Dawn NZ 19 Nov horrie33 20 Nov Billy and Charlies Mum Radiance of the Seas NZ 25 Nov callmewhatever Sea Princess NZ 27 Nov lorry like a truck Rhapsody of the Seas 27 Nov Debsta Diamond PrincessSingapore to Sydney 27 Nov silverwillow 27 Nov resordanis 30 Nov CarmicCelebrity CenturySydney to Auckland Who is cruising in December 2011? 03 Dec Topaz-M Oasis of The Seas Eastern Caribbean 11 Dec Topaz-M Celebrity Solstice Western Caribbean 17 Dec Sven51 Pacific Dawn Christmas Cruise 18 Dec musicorn Radiance of the SeasNZ Christmas / NYE 18 Dec traveller4fun Pacific JewelNZ Christmas Cruise with 20 family & friends 27 Dec simmo67 Rhapsody of the Seas South Pacific , NYE 28 Dec Flipper133 Sun PrincessNZ ex Brisbane return , NYE 29 Dec barnsey1802 Diamond Princess Auckland to Sydney , NYE. 29 Dec tassie cruiser Who is cruising in January 2012? 15 Jan yamcrzr Radiance of the Seas NZ 22 Jan Jamar 72 Rhapsody of the Seas South Pacific and Fiji 23 Jan luvToCruise13 Diamond Princess Auckland to Sydney Who is cruising in February 2012? 12 Feb bundygirl Radiance of the Seas Tasmania 12 Feb coastidee 12 Feb wildweston 16 Feb Itachi Pacific Pearl Fiji Adventure 19 Feb The Fox Radiance of the Seas Sydney to Fremantle. 19 Feb robinph Radiance of the Seas Sydney to Perth/B2B Perth to Sydney 34 days 21 May shaddow101 Pacific Jewel South Pacific Who is cruising in March 2012? 06 March coastidee Radiance of the Seas Fremantle to Sydney 06 March robinph 2nd half of B2B Who is cruising inApril 2012? 05 April Dizziedi Radiance of the Seas Honolulu 05 April terrydavidphoto Radiance of the Seas Sydney, NZ, French Polynesia, Tahiti & Hawaii 15 April Billy and Charlies Mum Ruby Princess Eastern Caribbean 28 April Billy and Charlies Mum Star Princess San Francisco to Hawaii Who is cruising in May 2012? 01 May thied Pacific Dawn South Pacific 01 May ambo25 16 May killigrew Sun Princess World Cruise 16 May stevedonna updated to post no 308 on old thread and post No 1 over here.:)
  19. The loyalty thing never determines for us which cruise to take. Back when you could get double points for booking 9 months out we got 58 points each for a 29 day b2b in an inside cabin on NCL Sun. It was our third cruise, all inside cabins and we hit the highest level, Platinum, at that time. The two bottles of wine, which we give away, are nice for some. Two meals for two in specialty restaurants and free laundry plus 60 minutes each wifi were useful, but we only took one of our last 7 cruises on NCL, enjoyed the 12 nights, but our next 7 are all RCCL based on itinerary, price, and usefulness of the ships. As a nondrinker, turning Diamond next year will have little extra value for us except perhaps booking balconies on Quantum class ships. Never been on a Radiance class ship, looking forward to Brilliance, Radiance and Jewel after 9 days on Quantum.
  20. Can anyone tell me what the second bedroom is like in the owners suite. Thanks Judy
  21. Updated 10/14/19 --- corrected Thanks to everyone for their help in providing me with information on who they come across on sailings. My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS – Cian has been identified as currently on AD. Cian has told a cruiser that he will be onboard until Nov. 23 when he goes to Grandeur, ****Allure OTS – Kim Scott took over on 10/13. No idea if it is a 2 or 4 month contract. ****Anthem OTS – Kat joined Anthem in mid August for 2 months. We just sailed on the first NE/Canada cruise of the season and she was terrific. We will see who takes over from Kat in late October. Kat hosted the Quest and did a great job….I personally was not very fond of where they hold the Quest, but realistically there may be no other location. ****Brilliance OTS – TT has been reported as onboard on the completed sailing 4/20/19 and still onboard as of mid Sept 2019 by a cruiser. Based on normal contract periods, it would make sense for TT to be heading to vacation soon….so hoping to hear more from other cruisers on Brilliance. ****Empress OTS – Tanya was on board, as per a cruiser in June. Probably took over from Eric Lopez. ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? ****Explorer OTS – Katie (unknown last name, but not to be confused with Katie Turner) took over on June 26 and she is expected to be onboard until the end of October. ****Freedom OTS – Bern has been identified as on board. No information on contract timeline. ****Grandeur OTS – Katrina Blair should have returned on 8/13 and is expected to be there until 11/23. *****Harmony – Chris Turdo should have taken over on July 28. ****Independence OTS – Katie Turner took over in June and should be onboard for a 4 month contract until Sept/October timeframe….unsure of exact dates. *****Jewel OTS – Luana from Brazil returned to Jewel in mid May. As of the 7/14 sailing she was still on board. Probably a 4 month contract through sometime in Sept. *****Liberty OTS – Who is onboard NOW? ****Majesty OTS – Mickey Martin will be moving directly from NV back to MJ on 10/4. I do not know who is onboard right now, until Mickey Martin gets there on 10/4. This came directly from Mickey Martin. *****Mariner OTS – Gemma Stubs has taken over from Alex Paul late July. She is scheduled to move into the CD role sometime in Mid September. Perhaps Alex Paul will be returning at that time as the AM…..time will tell. *****Navigator OTS – Mickey Martin has been reported to be onboard. Mickey has told me directly that he will be handing NV over to Eric Lopez on 10/4. *****Oasis OTS – Drydock until November 24 (correction) ***** Ovation – Aysy took over on 9/20/19. *****Quantum – Who is currently onboard? *****Radiance OTS – Sophie is currently onboard on the 7/30 sailing as reported to me, by the CD on the ship, Mark Rous. **** Rhapsody OTS – Thiago Motta has been reported on board. As reported to me by a cruiser, Thaigo may be onboard until December. **** Serenade OTS – Nick has been spotted on the ship as AM. If someone can ask him how long his contract is and until when he will be onboard, that would be wonderful….THANKS for all the help. **** Spectrum OTS – Bonnie Bai has been identified as currently onboard at least since July 15. **** Symphony OTS – Flavio Maeda rejoins the ship on 9/21 for a 4 month contract until mid January. ***** Vision OTS – Enzo Matijaca will be on the ship until late October or Early November, finishing up a contract and heading to vacation as told to me by Enzo. Waiting to learn who is taking over from him. *****Voyager OTS – Kitty has been onboard since May 3, 2019. If it was a four month contract she would be on vacation now….so wondering who is the AM presently.
  22. Radiance had 4 in closet balcony twin last week 😊
  23. Both Royal Caribbean and Holland America include a wide variety of ships, but there are also differences in the corporate cultures. The mega ships and the Vision and Radiance as well as Empress are very different but so is the Maasdam very different from the Koningsdam. The corporate culture is more refined, laid back, and sophisticated on HAL vs nonstop action and entertainment on Royal Caribbean. I much prefer the HAL signature atmosphere but there is some overlap based on the classes of ships. I've sailed Royal mostly for their itineraries out of Baltimore but have recently become smitten with the much smaller and older Empress. Of course my favorite HAL ship was the Prinsendam and sadly it's in the past now (many lasting memories) while the Empress is almost as much an exception with Royal. It is clearly not their future but I will be enjoying it while it's around (next trip Hamilton and St. George). There are many factors in what makes a great cruise and while Holland America has more pluses for me there's an overlap. Roy
  24. We sailed Oasis last January and was not impressed. One day had to wait to enter WJ. Told there weren't any tables. Also slow in refilling empty food. Took 2 days to find made to order omelets (wipeout cafe has them), which we are used to seeing in WJ. We have now sailed all classes and prefer Radiance class or Quantum class. Will be sailing Anthem Saturday for 2 weeks. That being said we will probably sail the class again as we love cruising.
  25. It should be noted that your thread title is not entirely accurate. You're comparing Harmony to HAL, not RCI. RCI has 8 ship classes and the smaller ships (Empress, Majesty, Vision and Radiance Classes) are far different than the mega ships. I've cruised Oasis Class 4 times and loved it every time. They do many things far better than HAL. But it's not for everyone. Good thing there are many choices out there to satisfy all of us. 😊
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