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  1. Hello, Everyone! My husband's family is planning a family reunion vacation on the Pride of America in the fall of 2019. It's a medium sized group of about 20 people including some young kids. I haven't found very many posts about travelers with toddlers on this particular ship, so does anyone have some reviews of Guppies or port activities that would be good for toddlers? The youngest little cousins will be, at the time of travel: a 15 month old, then a 2.5 year old, and an almost 3 year old. There are some kindergartners and older kids as well. Also, we recently sailed on Carnival and they had a messaging system inside their app that used ships WiFi and it was fantastic for communicating with everybody in our travel group. Is there anything like that for NCL or will be soon? If not, what has worked best for communicating with a large group? The last time I sailed on NCL we didn't have kids, so anything at all would be super helpful while I'm in these early planning stages. Thanks in advance!
  2. Would appreciate recommendations for the better cabin on the Pride of America. I've heard some say port side was better and others starboard better. Thoughts? Also, is a mid-ship balcony important because of rough water or would a large balcony forward be a better choice? I think the large balcony cabins also have more square footage inside. Thanks for any advice! Elaine
  3. I’d like input on this category of stateroom on the POA. Would you consider this a good choice for two? Forward or aft and which deck? Any other choice you’d recommend in the same price range? Thanks!
  4. anyone been on Pride of America in & out of Honolulu recently and can give a review thx
  5. Here is my recent POA review, if anyone is interested & would like to ask me questions. Sail date 2nd Feb. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Our youngest daughter had wanted to go to Hawaii for years, and when an irresistible package deal came up on my Facebook wall I booked for my husband, myself, my 18yo daughter & her 2 best friends. We flew to Honolulu from Australia and spent 3 nights at Waikiki before the cruise. The first day we walked along Waikiki beach, went shopping, watched a beautiful sunset & dined outdoors at the pink resort. Second day was cold & wet so we bused to Pearl Harbor. Next day did Diamond Head walk which I really enjoyed, and watched the Friday night fireworks on the beach. Embarkation on 2nd of Feb went smoothly. My husband and I had the unlimited beverage package included in our deal, which was a treat this cruise. We had balcony cabins 9646 and 8544. Cabins were clean, but tiny, especially the bathrooms. Our steward, Marta was polite & friendly. We've only sailed RCCL before, on 5 two week long cruises. This ship was smaller & less grand than others we've been on, less onboard activities, small pool. But I did like the outdoor area behind the Aloha buffet where we often sat for a pre-dinner drink and watched the sunset and sail away. It was a FAR older group of passengers than our previous cruises. Almost no one around the age of our 18 year olds. A lot of people in gophers. Made my husband & I, in our early 50s, feel young. It was a bit hard to figure out how the freestyle dining worked. All of the included restaurants were booked out for the evenings for the whole cruise, until about 9pm. The reservations lady explained that people could book tables up to 3 months before they cruised. But a lot of people don't turn up to their booking, so you could get straight in, or if no tables available, they give you a beeper that works anywhere on the ship to let you know when a table is available. We ate at the Skyline restaurant the first couple of nights, then thought we'd try the Liberty, which has a dress code. I waited and was given a table there, and called my husband and girls to come. BUT when the girls turned up, looking gorgeous, we were quite rudely advised that their skirts & dresses were too short to be allowed into Liberty, so we had to go back downstairs to Skyline, and wait again for a table. Our 3 girls were insulted & upset. When we were finally able to enter Skyline, staff asked us how we were & I let them know we weren't happy. People apologised, which was appreciated, and a restaurant manager, Felix, offered us a sushi meal as compensation. It turned out that the only evening we didn't dine in Skyline was the night we ate at East Meets West. We didn't enjoy the food on the regular (included in fare) menu very much, finding it bland. There was no vegetarian sushi on the menu, but the chef made us some absolutely delicious vegetarian sushi. Staff Taylor & James were lovely. There have been quite a few complaints on cruise critic about the food on POA, but we found the Skyline to be great. Enough vegetarian options. The mushroom ravioli on the last night in Skyline was divine. The service was hit and miss in Skyline. Some staff were really friendly, like Gino. A few a little rude. I prefer the regular seating on other cruises where you have the same staff each night & get to know them, and don't have to wait for a table, but the advantage here is there is no one trying to hurry you up to leave before the next lot of customers arrive. We had an afternoon snack and a late breakfast in the Cadillac diner too which we enjoyed. The Sunday in Maui we had booked the ship's Molokini snorkel and turtle tour with Pacific Whale Foundation. The sea conditions were too rough to snorkel at Molokini so they took us to a more sheltered area. Snorkeling was quite good, didn't see turtles, BUT we were there in humpback whale breeding & mating season, and saw an amazing number of whales & calves. A magical experience. We got back just before the superbowl half time performance, so my husband & I went to the "party" in the Hollywood theatre where they had a buffet of junk food, and the game on the big screen. Couldn't really understand what was happening, but was fun to have experienced. We went to the Aloha Polynesia show. The dancers were great but the presentation was really cheesy & I thought disrespectful towards Polynesian cultures. Monday we walked to a beach that we could see from our balcony and sunbaked, swam & read , and watched the colourful parasurfers. Afterwards the girls went to find free wifi in a little shopping centre near the pier. That night was 70s FABBA night in Mardi Gras. Dancing was fun, especially while the entertainment staff were there. Tuesday in Hilo we had booked a tour with Mauka Makai tours, to see the black sand beach (no turtles that day), volcano national park, orchid farm, the Rainbow falls, and a chocolate factory. A good day out. That night my husband & I went to Lights Camera Music in the Hollywood theatre. It was OK. Then we headed to the Mardi Gras for 80s night & were surprised to find that our daughter had been a team leader in Battle of the Sexes, & she & one of her friends had somehow signed up for a dance off competition! Once the main show was over the DJ started up and he was dreadful. The floor cleared quickly and people soon left the lounge. I wonder whether he was trying to get us all to leave so that staff could close up & go to bed. And that's really the only option of where to go to party at night. There are so many fabulous 80s dance tracks to chose from, its hard to understand how bad his playlist was. Wednesday was Kona. We were tired so slept in and waited for the open tenders, that you didn't need to get up early & book, which started around midday. I had done some research, so we took an Uber and our sets of cheap goggles & snorkels to Kahaluu beach. Its about a 10 minute drive. I tipped the driver & asked him to collect us in a couple of hours to take us back & he came right on time for the return trip. It is a shallow, safe, black sand beach, with life guards. The snorkeling, on the left hand side by the lava rocks, was fantastic! A lot of the coral was dead & damaged by people having trodden on it, but there were soooo many tame, colourful tropical fish, sea urchins & anemones. And just as I was thinking it was time to get out, I realised a giant turtle was swimming along beside me! At last I saw an Hawaiian turtle! I swam behind and watched it for a while, feeling really happy. Back in Kona we ate delicious shaved ice at a place by the pier that our Uber driver had recommended. Found some free wifi. The girls stayed back for a while to swim in the beach beside the pier. Didn't have to wait long for a tender back to the ship. That night was the White Night dance party which was fun until again the DJ took over and most people left. On Thursday, in Nawiliwili, I had booked us on an adventure tour with Outfitters Kauai. We had to walk about 2km to the small boat harbour, and met up with our guides and group (about 15 of us, only 2 others from POA, the rest were people staying on the island). We Kayaked a couple of kms up a beautiful tree lined waterway. Next we hiked a couple of kms through jungle, with the guide teaching us about some of the flora and history. We could swim in a waterfall. Then we got onto a seated trailer behind a tractor, which drove us through beautiful country side to a hill with amazing views, where we had lunch. After lunch was zip-lining over breathtaking views. Then we had to hike a few more kms along a very muddy path (wear old shoes that you can throw away later if you book this) through beautiful jungle. Most people swam in a waterhole that you could take a flying fox into. Another hike followed, until we were taken back in a boat to the start. You need to be agile & fit if you want to do this tour. We loved it, despite feeling exhausted and muddy by the time we'd walked back to the ship. We went to bed straight after dinner that night. Friday I was still tired and only managed to drag myself out of bed by midday, and sat in a hot tub for a while. Later we sailed past the spectacular Na Pali coast line. Was lovely to be able to enjoy it from our balcony. We ate our last meal in the Skyline & my husband & I competed in the Majority Rules game show. Hardly anyone was in the Mardi Gras that night. Our bills were sent to the cabins overnight & luckily my husband checked them because we had been accidentally overcharged $400. But he managed to sort it out fairly easily after lining up at guest services. Disembarkation went smoothly. We chose to carry our own luggage, & left the ship at about 9.30. We were really lucky with the weather conditions during our holiday. Most days were lovely and sunny. The following day, Sunday, when we were due to fly home, the weather was cold, wet & windy, making it easier for us to say goodbye to Hawaii.
  6. We will be cruising on the Pride of America in April and signed up for their drink package "Aloha Beverage Package" I would like to confirm whether or not this package includes alcohol......I've gotten a few different responses.
  7. I think I need some help on understanding the perks of pride of america suite. I read some posts, said it includes free bottle water, drink and ect, but some said no. Anyone has the explanation for this? thanks!:)
  8. On the inside cabins, are there mini fridges?
  9. Anybody know why? She’s near McGregor Point on the southwest coast. Very unusual to see her over this way. I snapped a photo, she was there for at least 20 minutes that I saw and was still there a few minutes ago.
  10. Hi all, sorry if I posted this in the wrong place.. I couldn't find a thread with the same topic.. new cruiser here! So.. I'm hyper confused about the documentation we need to bring for Pride of America and a bit anxious because the cruise is in almost 2 months. I know for US citizens the driver's license is enough but I've read that you also need to bring a second photo ID? And also I have 3 non-citizens in my party, 2 of them with residency and one in the process of residency (but will have a valid government issued photo ID in time for the cruise but maybe not the green card yet). Everybody is currently in the US so nobody needs a passport but I would like to know if: A) its true that you need a second photo ID to board B) what would that second ID be for non-citizens (with expired passports.. also) Thanks! Btw I contacted NCL online and thats where my confusion started because they said we do need to bring passports but it doesn't seem right because its a US cruise with only US ports so its always national... so I started to google around and found out about the second ID and things got crazy! lol I need an expert!
  11. Hi. It’s Monday morning and we are in Maui on the POA. I’m not doing a live review as such this time, but I thought I would just make a few notes as we go. Firstly, I have to say that I really like this ship. The layout is a bit different from the other NCL ships and there are some quirks, such as not being able to access the deck 6 MDR from that deck (you have to use the aft stairs or walk out onto the promenade deck to get to it). As expected, the ship itself appears very quiet. The ship is in port a lot and the bars are very quiet as people are resting after busy days ashore. The fact that very few people have the UBP also means that people are spending less time there. We spent three nights in Honolulu pre cruise. We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which I believe NCL sometimes use for people who book accommodation through them. It was very nice. We used the bus to get to Pearl Harbour which was really easy. We caught it from just outside the hotel (number 42 bus) and it took about 45 minutes to get there. Coming back was about an hour as the traffic was busier. Based on our taxi from the airport as the same time the previous day, that was probably about 20-25 minutes longer than a taxi would take. The cost was $5.50 each return compared to about $100 return in a taxi. The Arizona memorial is still closed at the moment (with no sign that I could see that it will reopen soon ). It was still worth reserving a place though, as the boat takes you right out to it. Yesterday in Maui we hired a car from Dollar. The shuttle bus was prompt (and make a journey specifically for us on our return, which I though was excellent service as I was expecting a wait). We drove up to the top of Haleakalā Crater and then a little way along the Hana Highway after stopping in Pa’ia for some lunch. There were lots of places to eat there, and we also stopped at Twin Falls, about 10 miles along the highway. Well worth a stop but don’t risk the toilets. That section of the Hana Highway is very easy driving. I believe there are a lot of sharp bends etc as you go further along. Overall it was a great day. We are having a rest day today, although I am planning to go out for a walk later. Onboard, we have the dining package as well as our platinum meals, so have meals booked in speciality restaurants on 5 nights. We have done Moderno and Teppenyaki so far. We have been to both of these many times before, but I thought the food in Teppenyaki was the best we have ever had there. Moderno was also above average, and the location (at the back of the buffet overlooking the aft seating area was quite good for sail away as we could see Honolulu as we sailed away. I’ve read mixed comments about the staff, but we have found them to be very good so far. The bar service has been a little slow a couple of times (not a problem, but a bit slower than we are used to on NCL), although one of those times was because the bar was filling up for trivia. We particularly like the Gold Rush Saloon in the evening (although they were doing karaoke last night so we didn’t hang around). The Napa wine bar outside Cagneys is good for a pre meal drink and seems to always be very quiet. Anyway, that’s it for now. I don’t know how often I will report back in, but feel free to ask any questions and I will see what I can do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Ok, so I'm confused and hoping the very knowledgeable folks here will be able to clarify for me. For sailings on the Pride of America, is alcohol included with the "Hawaii Beverage Package" (up to $15) or not? I know the rules were changed for sailings starting in 2019, but still can't clarify if alcohol is included. When I booked my upcoming sailing just last night, the cruise consultant and I were joking about needing to have the free alcohol package and at no point did he say that alcohol was excluded on the POA sailings. On the details page from NCL's website though, it specifically does not state that alcohol IS included. So now I'm confused, and concerned that I've promised my other 3 travelers something that isn't there. "Enjoy a wide selection of beverages including fountain soda, juice, and non-alcoholic beer up to and including $15 USD during your entire cruise."
  13. Does anyone know how early we can give our bags to the porters on POA? I was thinking of maybe doing a downtown tour before embarking but we would need to be free of luggage. I thought I read somewhere that we won't be allowed to board until noon, is that correct? This will help me determine if we need to wait and do downtown Honolulu after we disembark to kill time or if I will need to plan something else. TIA.
  14. Hello, I'm hoping to receive some help in picking a cabin for a future cruise on the Pride of America. I'm planning a trip to Hawaii in 2020 and looking to get some insight on which suite cabin to choose. Currently, I am considering either the Owner's Suite or Deluxe Owner's Suite. I might consider other types of suites on the ship but that will be based on your input and what you tell me about your experiences in those suites. I am hoping that past cruisers that have actually stayed in these type of cabins will come forward and give what they consider their "pros and cons" for why they picked the cabin they had and what they would have done differently in hindsight. Let me know things about why you picked the suite on a particular floor (good & bad). I'm trying to get a feel for things to consider for when I finally make a decision on the actual cruise I choose. Generally, I am hoping to get a wide range of feedback about what was enjoyable for you, what did you not like (and why), and what would you do differently knowing what you now know about cruising on the Pride of America. As a bit of background, I have sailed on NCL 3 times previously... 1 time on the Pearl and 2 times on the Epic. In all cases, I sailed in a 2 bedroom Villa in the Haven. There will only be two of us at the current time, but that could change. Okay, I look forward to hearing from you. :)
  15. I have still got to finish my POA review, and will do so when I get chance, but before then I thought I would just post the reviews from our cruise last month (11th August). I hope these links work. Day 1: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0exu3s4ti6btlkx/POA%20Day%201.pdf?dl=0 Day 2: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hz21tf0kanh52f9/POA%20Day%202.pdf?dl=0 Day 3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ggb0ziyrdu3beks/POA%20Day%203.pdf?dl=0 Day 4: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w9i338iheodixp8/POA%20Day%204.pdf?dl=0 Day 5: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q97969si6xx0xcw/POA%20Day%205.pdf?dl=0 Day 6: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ad3qsonta1pvyhi/POA%20Day%206.pdf?dl=0 Day 7 (and disembarkation): https://www.dropbox.com/s/bmqvoezarn27o73/POA%20Day%207.pdf?dl=0
  16. After booking this cruise over 2 years ago, it's hard to believe the time is almost here to leave for our first trip to Hawaii. It will be our first cruise with NCL as well. We will fly out tomorrow morning(20th) from Knoxville TN to Dallas then on to Honolulu. We are flying business class with American. We have a 3 night pre cruise stay on Waikiki in a condo at Waikiki Shores that we booked through VRBO. We are told this is the only condo building that sits right on the Ocean vs across the street from the Ocean. I will post about our stay and our planned excursions to the Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, etc... I plan on posting daily(I wake up a lot earlier then my wife-ha) as internet allows. My reviews tend to be detail heavy as I've found that others have helped me so much in the planning process that I like to provide as much information as possible for others in the planning process. I'm going to try for the first time to post pictures. We will be in the Deluxe Owners Suite so I will try to post tips about suite perks, butler, etc... For perspective on how I view things: My wife and I are 55 years old with 4 grown married children and 4 grandchildren(and 2 more on the way). We started traveling solo about 6 years ago twice a year with either some type of cruise or all inclusive resort. We have found we love river cruises(been on 3 with Uniworld) and found we love small ship sailing(was on Silversea last August). Have been on Royal Caribbean(200 ton ship) and sailed with Carnival a number of times 20+ years ago. We chose NCL for the fact that the POA is the only ship that sails in Hawaii only. The reviews of the POA have been mixed at best but it is the only game in town if you don't want the long sailing from the West Coast. I tend to be a glass half full reviewer when it comes to travel as I feel so blessed to do the trips we get to do in the way we get to do them so I really focus on the positives realizing there is nothing perfect. But I will try to give a balanced review. I'll be happy to answer any questions for those considering the POA or those who are already booked on the POA for a future cruise. I look forward to sharing our journey with those who are interested. Time for last minute preparations and then let the games begin!! Brian
  17. We embark 5 weeks from today on the POA and will be in the DOS. I've read that fresh flowers will be in the suite. This is an anniversary trip(36 years) and I was thinking of ordering a flower arrangement from NCL. But if there is a nice arrangement in the suite already don't know if it makes sense to order another. Has anyone had personal experience in a DOS that can comment about the fresh flower arrangement in the room and particular ladies should I go ahead and order another or do you think the included one is sufficient? I appreciate the help.
  18. Could someone please let me know which venues are available for lunch on embarkation day? Thanks so much😀
  19. Hi All, Holiday planning for the next 8 months has begun in TheSmashingCruiser household, one idea we have is Hawaii. My question is, is there enough time to see the key sites in Hawaii on the Pride of America cruise. We would do a pre/post night stay in Oahu, so this is covered, but how about the other islands? Is a cruise the best way, or would we be better flying island to island? I'm interested to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance!
  20. Has anyone ever taken their own snorkel equipment when sailing on the Pride of America. We have cars rented for Honolulu precruise, Maui, and Kauai. Thought it might be nice to have the equipment in the car while exploring but wondered if it would be better to rent equipment as we go. We are flying first class so can take plenty of luggage and are in a suite so storage on the ship isn't an issue but at the same time don't want to take it if not much a chance to use it. Any snorkeling thoughts appreciated.
  21. I had an open mind when I boarded the Pride of America on December 29th. My husband and 11 year old daughter were delighted by the general ambiance of the ship. Having read many, many reviews on cruise critic, I was fully prepared to withhold all judgment until experiencing it myself. I also did not telegraph my research findings with my family. When we boarded, we all anticipated a positive experience, but our day-to-day actual experiences left a lot to be desired. The cabin was small, but that was expected. What was not expected was the lingering offensive odor of varnish or paint that washed over us as we rested in the cabin late afternoons and overnight. Not sure where the odor originated but it caused significant nausea issues. The barely-operable toilet was a problem from day one. By the third day, we were all using public restrooms on a regular basis because the flush in our cabin restroom was completely unreliable. That was frustrating for three people and particularly for a pre-teen who has privacy concerns. This plumbing situation is a chronic problem for the entire ship, having read legions of postings about the toilet problems on the Pride of America. By week's end, most of the public restrooms had out of order signs in them. The food was pretty mediocre. We've been on a number of cruises, and honestly, our family is very easy to please. On the Pride of America we were always able to find something on the buffet that was passable: oatmeal and toast at breakfast, a hamburger on the deck if we were around for lunch, and a salad for dinner was generally palatable. The dining room food in Skyline and Liberty was sub-par. Presentation could never compensate for the poor quality of the food. We didn't mind the miserly portions as we don't generally over-eat at dinner anyway. But really, we think NCL misses the mark overall on its dining offerings. The Teppenyaki dinner was very well presented, but the food here was less than appetizing. Our chef was funny, but he was way, way too heavy handed with the garlic. It ruined the entire meal. The John Adams coffee bar was staffed by a very capable woman who we really appreciated. The coffee there was okay, much better than that served in any of the dining rooms. But paying for it was painful after having spent a significant chunk of money for this cruise. Our daughter enjoyed very much the Kid's Splash Academy. She rushed there immediately upon finishing her evening meal and stayed until the last possible moment (usually 10:15 pm). The staff at the Splash Academy was very energetic, upbeat, and hard working. They made up a lot for her lousy dining experience. She literally ate toast and bacon every morning because her preferred food choices were terribly prepared at breakfast. Thank goodness for fresh fruit, which was fine. We grabbed snacks and water at Whole Foods in Maui, which was a Godsend. And by the way, we were not banned from bringing on a case of sparkling water when we returned from shore. We didn't try to hide it, we simply carried it through security and on board and nobody said a word about it. We paid a premium for internet service that did not deliver with any consistency. I feel like we should have asked for a refund because it was so spotty, and when it did connect, it was unreasonably slow. It sounds to me like this is a continuing problem for NCL across the line. The NCL "upgrade" program is positively sinister. Why do you "invite" guests to upgrade on a sold out cruise, dangling the possibility of suite accommodations to magically appear 48 hours before sailing. I communicated with our personal cruise consultant on the telephone and by email multiple times begging him to put us on a waitlist for a suite, and was simply told that it was a sold out cruise and not possible. We had in five different bids for last minute cancellations. NCL should not offer the upgrade bidding process on sold out cruises. It's really poor PR. None of us could figure out why on earth young children and babies are allowed in the hottubs. It was kind of ridiculous. The pool seating was pretty easily available, which was nice on arrival day. We didn't often use the pool except for the last day on Kauai, which was then jam packed onboard. The single "water aerobics" class was a total joke. The woman who "taught" it, was clueless about what water aerobic activity even means. 15 minutes long in total and it started 10 minutes late. She was completely incompetent and "taught" the class wearing long pants and a polo shirt and sneakers from the deck. They need to find someone who knows the meaning of water aerobics on future cruises. I think people would take a daily offering of that if it were given early in the morning by a real instructor. The Hawaii itinerary is lovely. We thought it was fun going to the different islands. This was the saving grace of the entire trip. We took two NCL shore excursions - Captain Zodiak snorkel and surf in Kona - it was awesome; and the Volcano Eruption Encounter in Hilo, which did not disappoint (although one of the guides from Arnotts (which was the tour operator NCL uses in in Hilo) was a horror show. We were so thankful not to have landed in her group!) Our guide was really good. Other shore excursions we booked on our own. Paddle On! Maui, is highly recommended. 2-hours of stand up paddleboard lessons at Makena Cove - what a treat! We rented a vehicle in Maui through TURO, an app that allows you to book a car through private owners. Fully insured, fantastic experience. Note to those looking for overnight parking in Kahuli: leave the car at Whole Foods/Longs Drugs overnight. Its free and a short walk to the ship. We had an aft facing balcony cabin and paid about $10,000 for this cruise. An exorbitant price for what amounted to pretty meager amenities. Can anyone give me one good reason to sail with NCL again after this experience? I welcome the opportunity to hear it.
  22. I see there is no all inclusive drink package. Is there a specialty dining package available? On their website it seems to only let me book each restaurant individually. Thanks!
  23. Here is a question about NCL Pride of America, which does a lovely circuit around the Hawaiian Islands each week, starting and ending in Honolulu. Would NCL allow us to board the ship at the first port stop, which is Kahului, Maui? We had wanted to explore in Maui for a few days before the cruise. If we could board there for the cruise, we'd save the time and money we'd expend to make the trip to Honolulu for embarkation, only to sail right back to Maui the next day! Tonight I called NCL to ask this question, and was transferred to someone who said NO right off the bat. When I asked why, the explanation was that would be a violation of the Passenger Vessel Services Act and subject to stiff fine. But when I looked up this law on Wikipedia, I learned that it applies to foreign-flagged vessels stopping in US ports. It turns out that the Pride of America is a US-flagged vessel, possibly the only one in the NCL fleet. So now I am wondering if maybe our proposal would NOT be a violation of this law after all, and while I am no lawyer, if there might be a way to board in Maui, if we could work this out with the right people at NCL. Does anyone have any related experience or know of someone who has done this?
  24. we eat whole food plant based and while I can not control the way the food is cooked etc I at least need to eat Vegan. I don't want salads the whole time. is dining in dining room going to be an option?
  25. I'm taking my 3 older sisters (their average age is 52) on their very first cruise this coming March. I have tried to explain that even though it is a smaller older ship by today's standards, how enormous it will be with more things to do then they will have time to experience. I was hoping someone had some recent Freestyle Guides from this particular ship so I could share with them the types of daily activities and how each night they will get a chance to decide what they want to do the next day. If anyone has some pictures they could share, that would be great. Thanks! Joshua
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