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59 minutes ago, marci22 said:

Is there an easy way to see the itinerary with times? When I looked at a couple different websites it looked like both of those sail dates have 2 nights in Hamilton.

 

Now I see that the May 11 cruise is listed separately but I still don't know how to easily view the itinerary times. I go to 'explore this itinerary' and have to scroll?

 

The website is also not accurate shows cruising, Hamilton, St George then in another spot, same cruise, cruising, St George, Hamilton.

 

Here’s my June 29th itinerary with times. I’m guessing yours would be the same. I love the 2 overnights in Hamilton. 

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3 hours ago, Yorkvillain said:

 

Here’s my June 29th itinerary with times. I’m guessing yours would be the same. I love the 2 overnights in Hamilton. 

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Yes, I did a similar itinerary in 1991 on Norwegian and it is really nice sailing into and out of Hamilton and St. George. Would like to do one of these but already have the Canada NE booked... 

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I'm booked! I have been wanting for a roundtrip out of Montreal and an overnight in Quebec City with no stops in the US. It also stops in France which is very cool!

 

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I have one of the aft Junior Suites, cabin 7690. Has anyone stayed in this one or any of the other aft ones and has any feedback? 

 

Thanks!

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1 minute ago, Avid Travel Geek said:

 It also stops in France which is very cool!

I noticed that as well - stretching both history and geography.

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5 hours ago, marci22 said:

Is there an easy way to see the itinerary with times? When I looked at a couple different websites it looked like both of those sail dates have 2 nights in Hamilton.

 

Now I see that the May 11 cruise is listed separately but I still don't know how to easily view the itinerary times. I go to 'explore this itinerary' and have to scroll?

 

The website is also not accurate shows cruising, Hamilton, St George then in another spot, same cruise, cruising, St George, Hamilton.

We originally booked for May 11 and after receiving the confirmation saw that this cruise  date was for 2 nights in St George/1 night in Hamilton so we changed to the May 4 cruise with 2 nights in Hamilton/1night in St George.

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We did this run from Manhattan to Bermuda on Song of America and Nordic Empress several times and the cruises were fantastic since we would stay in Hamilton and St Georges! Only ships of this size can be accommodated there! Another feature was that you did not have to be on board when the ship moved from port to port in Bermuda. One could stay at the local night spots or the casino!

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On 7/31/2019 at 7:23 AM, Snit13 said:

Love Empress but don't think I would want to sail her from Cape Liberty to Bermuda.  Seas can get quite rough and she is small. 

thats whats gonna make it so fun. A true sailing adventure 

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Very much psyched about this! I've done small ships to Bermuda before (Sea Venture was small but groovy) and yes, they have a "smarter" roll than the large ships but it isn't all that bad.

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On 7/31/2019 at 10:17 AM, DeadPhish said:

 

I wish any ships still sailed from Philadelphia since I live right across the bridge.

We're with you DeadPhish...it was great leaving from the Navy Yard. I guess at least with newer ships, they would need to dredge the river, and the way they operate in Philly I doubt we'll ever see any cruise ships sailing from Phila. There aren't many smaller ships anymore, which is a shame as they would fit and not need the dredging.

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9 hours ago, LDRnj-MA said:

We originally booked for May 11 and after receiving the confirmation saw that this cruise  date was for 2 nights in St George/1 night in Hamilton so we changed to the May 4 cruise with 2 nights in Hamilton/1night in St George.

And I prefer having the 2 nights in St. Georges. Also, most of the cruises tender in St. Georges. May 11 sailing docks.

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12 hours ago, LDRnj-MA said:

We originally booked for May 11 and after receiving the confirmation saw that this cruise  date was for 2 nights in St George/1 night in Hamilton so we changed to the May 4 cruise with 2 nights in Hamilton/1night in St George.

May 11 goes to St George first and then Hamilton, the only one doing it in that order.  

 

There is no easy way on Royal's site to see itineraries.  You are better off going on a TA site.  

 

Royal's site is most likely written by the same idiots who did the software for 747 Max. 

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Does anyone know why Studio Ocean Views are more expensive than Ocean Views? Usually by about $250-270pp. What am I missing?

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7 minutes ago, marci22 said:

Does anyone know why Studio Ocean Views are more expensive than Ocean Views? Usually by about $250-270pp. What am I missing?

 

Supply and demand.

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1 minute ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Supply and demand.

I know there aren't that many but they are smaller than the regular OV's so not sure why someone would pick that first.

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4 minutes ago, marci22 said:

I know there aren't that many but they are smaller than the regular OV's so not sure why someone would pick that first.

 

I can't tell you how many times people have commented here about the studios being more expensive than paying double in a regular stateroom.

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Posted (edited)

If you read Twangster's review everyone should book this ship. If you read cc reviews no one should book this ship. 

 

btw would they let both people use their BOGO dining coupons? (One on each night)

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16 hours ago, allentownahoy said:

And I prefer having the 2 nights in St. Georges. Also, most of the cruises tender in St. Georges. May 11 sailing docks.

 

They won't be tendering in St. George's. All the sailings will be docking. That was a mistake.

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4 hours ago, marci22 said:

I know there aren't that many but they are smaller than the regular OV's so not sure why someone would pick that first.

Im guessing you are trying to book 2 passengers in the studio OV, it will always come up higher. If you check with just 1 pax, you will see the Studio OV is always cheaper than even interiors. Im really not sure why they even allow 2 people to book it, since its never a savings. 

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22 minutes ago, TwizzlersAddict said:

Im guessing you are trying to book 2 passengers in the studio OV, it will always come up higher. If you check with just 1 pax, you will see the Studio OV is always cheaper than even interiors. Im really not sure why they even allow 2 people to book it, since its never a savings. 

That makes sense. It was coming up when I looked at OVs with 2 people booked. Always so much higher.

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32 minutes ago, Charles4515 said:

 

They won't be tendering in St. George's. All the sailings will be docking. That was a mistake.

It listed tendering on that sea looker site. I actually cancelled it because I didn't want to tender into St George. Anyway, saves me money.

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Is there a shuttle from Newark Airport to the Cape Liberty?  Am on a cruise on Empress of the Seas out of there May 2020.  If not what are my options and general cost?

 

TIA

DDawg

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On 8/1/2019 at 9:03 PM, fair-winds39 said:

We're with you DeadPhish...it was great leaving from the Navy Yard. I guess at least with newer ships, they would need to dredge the river, and the way they operate in Philly I doubt we'll ever see any cruise ships sailing from Phila. There aren't many smaller ships anymore, which is a shame as they would fit and not need the dredging.

 

They closed down the passenger port years ago.  They are not going to reopen it.

 

Both Philadelphia and Baltimore have long sail-outs to get to open water.  RC had a choice, wanting to invest in only one.  They decided to go with Baltimore.  Philadelphia has always suffered, in modern times, for being roughly halfway between Washington, DC and New York.  

 

 

21 hours ago, mdwcruises said:

May 11 goes to St George first and then Hamilton, the only one doing it in that order.  

 

There is no easy way on Royal's site to see itineraries.  You are better off going on a TA site.  

 

Royal's site is most likely written by the same idiots who did the software for 747 Max. 

 

I have no problem seeing the itinerary, with details.  Click on "Explore This Itineray"

 

11 hours ago, marci22 said:

If you read Twangster's review everyone should book this ship. If you read cc reviews no one should book this ship. 

 

btw would they let both people use their BOGO dining coupons? (One on each night)

 

Yes.  I would say that most people do this.

 

8 hours ago, Charles4515 said:

 

They won't be tendering in St. George's. All the sailings will be docking. That was a mistake.

 

That is EXCELLENT news.

 

I booked 'em both, B2B.  An embarrassment of riches!!!!!!!

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7 hours ago, marci22 said:

It listed tendering on that sea looker site. I actually cancelled it because I didn't want to tender into St George. Anyway, saves me money.

 

Odd.  The two cruises came out exactly the same for me, to the penny.

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1 hour ago, DeputyDawg46 said:

Is there a shuttle from Newark Airport to the Cape Liberty?  Am on a cruise on Empress of the Seas out of there May 2020.  If not what are my options and general cost?

 

TIA

DDawg

 

Shuttle, no.  Uber (and I'm pretty sure, Lyft) are available.  There are car services.  No standard shuttles like the ones in Fort Lauderdale, for example.

 

Will you fly in the day of the cruise, or the day before?

 

There are a couple (?) of hotels very close to the airport that do have shuttles to them, if you are staying there.  You would still need to get to the port the next morning.  Uber.  🙂 

 

I personally would choose Uber, even though I have no idea how much it would cost.  I take a limo shuttle up from Philadelphia.  😄 

 

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4 minutes ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

Odd.  The two cruises came out exactly the same for me, to the penny.

When are you sailing?

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