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  1. Having said that, this one is particularly close and is quite striking when looking out my balcony window. Easily taller than the ship.
    8 points
  2. TL;DR - All is well. Christmas is coming. The BOGO process is a Charlie Foxtrot. I promised a live blog for this sailing but in keeping with my utter unreliability for doing live blogs, I have failed again....this being day 3 already. I will skip all of the pre-boarding and boarding details as these are not of particular interest to anyone and it was entirely uneventful. All went well. We are here. The ship is in great shape for her age. We sailed on Adventure relatively recently so there haven't been any changes since that time. Sure, she needs paint in some areas and there are patches of carpeting that are in need of replacing but these are purely superficial issues and have not impacted our enjoyment at all. We are in a Panoramic Ocean View Suite (VP), a room which was converted at the time that part of the spa was removed. The room has an ENORMOUS panoramic view with ceiling-to-floor window panes. It makes for a really lovely view....particularly at sunrise and sunset. LOTS of space. There is a large-ish closet area that they advertise as a second bedroom but that's not fair. It's just a couple of bunk beds in a closet with a curtain. Yes, it provides additional beds. No, it is not a second bedroom. There is a bath-and-a-half (full bath and second toilet and sink) but the full bath is somewhat disappointing as it is the same size and layout of a typical stateroom bathroom with a space tube shower (ugh). Nothing special there. It is considered a full suite so we have access to the Suites Lounge and all of the suites' amenities. Breakfast is in Giovanni's on this ship (it's typically in Chops) b/c Chops is on Deck 4, forward and Gios is the only specialty restaurant on deck 11....and it is in an unusual place (instead of being located inside the Windjammer entrance as it is on most VY and FR class ships, the entrance is outside of the WJ). The food and service have been very good. It's a good thing that the VP is considered a full suite b/c we would otherwise be denied access to the Suites' Lounge on this sailing. There are 65 Pinns onboard this sailing (and I'm sure we are #'s 64 and 65 in seniority !). Only the top 30 are permitted in the Suites' Lounge and we certainly are not among those 30...but since we are in a full suite, we are allowed in. As may be expected, the SL is an empty wilderness and the Crown Lounge (CL) (or Clown Lounge as some are calling it) is a whirlwind of chaos. Since the only [public] computers that I am aware of are located in the back of the CL (there are 2), that is where you will find me in the AM. At least there is SOMEwhere to get on a keyboard ! As one would predict, there are many families and children on this sailing but I have not found it to be a concern. Everyone is having a wonderful time and the children are all looking forward to Santa's arrival. There was a show in the theater last night called "Can't Stop the Rock" which we fully intended to attend but failed (we decided that the hot tub would be a better thing to do)....but I heard it was tolerable. We went to the ice show on our last AD sailing so we will probably skip it this time but as I recall, it was very typical of all the ice shows and definitely worth going to if you haven't been before. We have not stepped foot inside the WJ and intend to keep it that way. Our one night of dining in the MDR (so far) was fine. Welcome Aboard is one of my least favorite MDR menus and that happened to be the night that we decided to eat there (having eaten lunch in Chops on boarding day....didn't think 2 big meals in one day would be a good idea). We will also eat in the MDR on Christmas evening and one more time during the last part of the sailing...which night, escapes me at the moment. We have a 3 night dining package plus 2, BOGO which works soooo well for us. Speaking of BOGO I thought I would relay the mechanics of using the BOGO on AD...or at least, on THIS sailing on AD as it never seems to be the same process, even on the same ship ! We ate at Giovanni's last night (night #2) and told the server that this represented the use of the first of our BOGO dinners and that we would be eating in Chops later in the week. Knowing that it is MANDATORY that you pay for your BOGO meals on nights #1 or #2, we requested that the server go ahead and charge us both, full price for our Gio's meal. That utterly confused her....so she called the manager over. The manager finally decided that the thing to do was to call Chops, have them charge us for our [yet-to-be-consumed] Chops BOGO and then when we get to Chops later this week, we will already have pre-paid. PERFECT ! Exactly what we wanted. We paid for our Gio's BOGO and went home full and happy. Later that evening we checked our onboard account. Gio's was charged...but no Chops. UGH. So this morning when enjoying our breakfast in Gio's we queried the manager...what happened to our charge for Chops ? Blank stare. So she got on the phone with someone...the final determination is that they will charge us for the second BOGO when we get to Chops in a few days. WHAAAAT ? I thought the charge had to be completed NLT day 1 or 2 ? It's an utter mystery and it's yet-to-be-seen whether or not this process will actually work but if I get to Chops and have some bill-issue, I will turn full Karen and somebody's going to be sorry. LOL I will report back. This is already waaaytooo long. That's what I get for waiting 3 days. I will catch up later. Merry Christmas to all ! Santa comes tonite !!!!
    6 points
  3. We head over to the main beach. Where we find a motherlode of King penguins. ... and some Elephant seals. Some Chinstrap penguins shuffled in.
    6 points
  4. At this point there are so many icebergs it's not worth taking any more pictures of them. They are everywhere.
    6 points
  5. Supper at CK It was filet night and the service and food was outstanding. One thing I really like about CK is their portion sizes. You leave feeling comfortable, not stuffed. Everyone had the filet and we all loved it.
    6 points
  6. CanHardlyWait

    Merry Christmas

    Wishing a Happy and Healthy Merry Christmas to All. And a Fantastic Wonderful New Year. Peace, Love, and Joy folks!!!
    5 points
  7. Of course fur seals and elephant seals abound as well. All of these animals coexist peacefully. More pups! Our zodiac driver tells us they are now much larger since his last visit a few weeks ago. Seal condominium.
    5 points
  8. A colony of Macaroni penguins. Similar looking to the Rockhopper penguins we saw in the Falklands but different. These little cuties are a big bigger. Penguins like to nest in the hills for safety so there was a penguin highway climbing the hillside. Too many to count.
    5 points
  9. As we got closer to Cooper Bay land was emerging through the mist. All around the ship marine life was seen. From seals, whales and penguins it was quite active. Penguins are fast! I was lucky with this shot. Of course more icebergs. Finally we were close enough that the mist faded and we could see the green land of South Georgia Island.
    5 points
  10. It is Christmas morning. I am up early at 6:30 and sitting on the balcony while I write this. I am really enjoying the porthole balcony on Beyond because I like that it is a real balcony and not the Infinate Veranda. It feels like I am sitting in a cute little nook. Yesterday we were in Grand Cayman. It is a tender port. We decided to stay on board and enjoy the ship. We went to the Elite and above Captain's club coffee and breakfast at Le Grande Bistro. I enjoyed the setting and we were only 1 of 3 couples there and got a window seat. I ordered a Cappaccino and the Salmon, capers and bagel plate. The salmon was very fresh. Next we explored the ship. Eden Cafe and the dining room were both open that morning for breakfast only. We sat on the second floor of Eden for a while and read giving the guy time to clean our room. I decided to take advantage of the empty ship and go to the pool.. This was a great choice, I blew up my chair float and really enjoyed the rest of the morning. The Edge class pool was as great as I remembered it from Apex. There was one small child at the pool. I think her mom was having a hard time because Celebrity definately offers a lot less for small kids and youth to do in comparison to Royal Caribbean. There is a kids club, but I don't think Beyond currently offers a nursery option for children under 3. We like that, but we are sailing as a couple without children! Because of laws in Grand Cayman, Cafe el Bacio, and the pool bar were the only official bars allowed to be open while we were in port. We did lunch in the Ocean view Cafe and they did have a beer cart. In the afternoon, we ordered some Margaritas from the pool bar and took them back to our room. We had a pre-dinner drink at the World Class bar. I really like the setting of this bar on beyond..It is an upscale experience and is a nice place to go when the Martini bar and Craft social are crowded in the main Grand plaza area. Dinner was a Le Voyage. This was a new restaurant to us so we were very excited to be eating there on Christmas Eve. It was also Chic night so we dressed up and wore our santa hats last night. They offer a tasting menu and a regular menu like Eden. Since we had pre-booked our dining and also had the premium drink package we ordered off of the regular menu. I ordered a white white with the appetizer course and a red with the main course. For appetizers, hubby and I ordered the crab salad, the shrimp dish, and the salmon that came with mini pancake type breads. All were good. The crab salad was fresh, I liked the sauce with the shrimp, and the salmon was very fresh and had Caviar on top. For our main course, we both ordered the Filet medium rare. It was very good. For dessert I ordered teh Coupe Cafe'- Cardamom.. It was an ethipian ice cream, chocolate financier, and chocolate mousse! It was amazing! Greg ordered teh Sauerkirsche Black forest cake. It was very small and unique with great presentation.. I enjoyed trying both desserts. Next we went and grabbed the only seats we could find near any bar in the centrum area which ended up being at Craft social. The officers had christmas caroling at 8:10 and the centrum became quickly packed on all 3 levels. It was a fun experience. I enjoy the small perks from Celebrity on Chic night like the rose you get in your stateroom! We have a day at sea today for christmas. I have now watched the sunrise while writing this. I will go to the gym, but I want to get coffee first! Today will be laid back. I may do ornament making later this morning. We have dinner in Normandie. The chrismas day menu looks good! I will probably order the chateaubriand Birlland-Savarin and there is a Buche de Noel on the menu for dessert tonight! It looks to be another wonderful day.. Tomorrow we sail through the Panama canal which I am looking forward to!!
    5 points
  11. Balcony observations: Most of the ship roll is gone now that we are in the shelter of South Georgia.
    5 points
  12. I think at this point, you should just have one long continuous blog .... You and @Lovetocruise2002. It can be 3k pages long with 24.2M views.
    5 points
  13. Grease was scheduled for tonight but I cancelled. I never cancel but it wasn’t until 9:30pm and we are tired. Plus the open spaces, restaurants and elevators are really hot and we couldn’t handle the possibility of 2 hours in a hot theatre. Berty had popcorn delivered and we may catch a movie. We have an early morning tomorrow with the private flow rider session at 7:45am I think I am glad we are not on deck 17. I know how that sounds because I love deck 17 lol but elevators getting to and from CK tonight were awful. We will definitely get in our steps and take the stairs when we can. Night all, Merry Christmas
    5 points
  14. No, sorry I will clarify. Berty used his genie powers and had our stateroom attendant do it. I was getting some pushback from the attendant on getting more star class laundry bags and having a few items pressed for tonight. Berty took care of it without me even knowing. I came back from lunch to a clean floor.
    5 points
  15. I'm not one to take dinner pictures in a nice restaurant because, well, I feel it is a bit tacky. Tonight will be an exception. Hmmm. A song book. A hint of things to come? The recommendations for tonight, but not the full menu. The "Whole-roasted Christmas Goose": It was very good. Actually pretty great. Wait, what is this... Time to open that song book. Actually I knew all the songs already. But wait! Whale spotted to starboard! To the windows!
    5 points
  16. This has been our day cruising up the coast of South Georgia Island. Destination unknown. Bertrab Glacier maybe? Some of the more interesting icebergs. Northern part of the Ross Glacier I think. This went zooming past pretty close. Our friend the Albatross bringing us good weather. Antarctic Prion. Weather has been variable. It's sunny then it's not. Clear then misty. Where did that Albatross go?
    4 points
  17. @twangster ... your pictures are always awesome and inspiring. It is official ... we will not be bringing our cameras on our Antarctica cruise in January. Instead, would you be so kind to: 1). Take lots of pictures of: Gerlache Strait Paradise Bay Schollaert Channel & Dalhan Bay Elephant Island Cape Horn 2). I like Icebergs and my soulmate loves wildlife. A good mix will add to the illusion that they are our pictures. 3). To cement the illusion ... Superimpose the likeness of my soulmate and I on the best of the pictures in each location. Use stock photos of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. We are not "exactly" twins, but our friends are not that observant. ... or just keep doing what you are doing, whatever is easiest. Curt from Canada
    4 points
  18. Merry Christmas from somewhere in the Gulf We woke to a beautiful morning. Sunny and no wind. I’ll post more about our private flower session in a bit. Just sharing our morning view.
    4 points
  19. 4 points
  20. The experience lasted nearly 90 minutes. Giant Petrels seemed quite intrigued by us. This one was very curious and came right on over. Final photos. Time to head back to the mothership.
    4 points
  21. We had dinner in Chops last night - Christmas Eve. TBH I had completely forgotten that Chops has the special holiday meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas day (night) so I at first I couldn't figure out why some of the people had strange, rolled-up paper menus. It finally dawned on me that these were the Holiday meal menus ! So the fact that we did NOT have the [needlessly expensive] special holiday menu didn't matter one single bit. We were seated as normal and given the normal Chops menu and had the normal wonderful meal that we always have. This meal was the first for us of our 3 night dining plan meals, so we didn't even pay full price for this meal ! IMO this was the perfect way to handle this situation. Let those that want to pay more do so but don't penalize those that don't want to get the special upcharged menu. Well done, Adventure ! Called at Puerto Plata, DR today. First time here. We decided to just get off the ship and walk about the port area. I couldn't believe how big and nice it is ! Better than Costa Maya, and I think CM is pretty big and nice ! They have a really nice complimentary pool with swim-up bar and a complimentary (I think....the sign was a big confusing to me) lazy river which looked like fun....but I know my fat a$$ will not fit into one of those floating tubes. I know b/c I embarrassed myself to an astronomical degree trying to do one at a resort in COZ once. Nope. Never again. The Valiant Lady is also here today. We got off and back on again before the VL really began to disembark, thereby beating the bulk of the horde. We met a wonderful guy, who owned one of the eat/drink concession who is a former Royal Caribbean employee - 18 years. He managed to work, save his money, put his children through college and then retire (from Royal), start his own business and be wonderfully successful. What a great story and I couldn't be more proud to have helped him (and those like him) achieve their life's dreams. They help us achieve our vacation dreams and it's nice to know that the favor can and IS returned ! He thanked US for being loyal to Royal and it almost made me cry. It's Christmas Day ! YIPPEE !! I hear that Santa found the children on the ship, which is a huge relief. I don't know how he manages to find ALL the kids, no matter where they are, but once again - complete success !! Merry, Merry Christmas to everyone !
    4 points
  22. Those temps!!! Yikes! One would think you were back in Canada lol I am likely in the minority here, but I find the iceberg shots more fascinating than the birds. Also, Merry Christmas my friend!
    4 points
  23. The guys are very happy with their beer options; Strongbow, Coors Lite, Shinerbock and Corona with limes. The only thing they don’t have onboard is Coors Banquet. The rate at which the beers are replenished certainly has changed as Reyd gets older.
    4 points
  24. There will be no landings as The South Georgia Islands have closed to landings due to the Avian Flu. The new goal is to still see wildlife maintaining IAATO guidelines for a safe distance from wildlife as one would on land from the zodiacs.
    4 points
  25. tinerary MIA > nassau > PDCC > labadee > falmouth > MIA (same as last time, but hopefully FAR better weather!) some general details we will still fly in and out of FLL. guess we will roll the dice on those ubers we are in a standard aft oceanview balcony on deck 10, BUT i have submitted RU bids for a JS. and also a grand suite, but again; we have NO business winning that bid. a decent amount of OBC this time around but i have prepaid my gratuities so that it doesn't eat into my half of the OBC this will be my fifth time on oasis and J's third and probably the closest thing we will ever do to a B2B or S2S sailing. (until we retire???) other interesting things to note the new, larger duffel has arrived. it is already stuffed with all my cruise specific gear since i have made diamond plus, we will get our BOGO dinner!! i think we will do giovanni's on night two maybe? portside BBQ will be night one, as is our custom aboard oasis while J did not make diamond (because i can't do math; she's one point off), i did make diamond plus!! so it will be exciting to see what comes of that -- since i will never in my lifetime ever reach pinn. (unless i marry into it????) if i never hear an ALPHA ALPHA ALPHA call, it will be too soon. also i don't even want to THINK about snow in february for when we leave. let's just.... think of sunny, happier thoughts!
    4 points
  26. in just 42 days... we go on oasis AGAIN. let's just hope it's less eventful than the last time. also! check in was this week and i snagged the 10:30 slot!! since we are not in a JS this time around (at least, not yet), i am looking forward to having that spot
    3 points
  27. @Neesa The CLS is now $1070pp. The OS is $780pp, that one was originally $4400, so a nice price drop. The GS is $600pp.
    3 points
  28. Yup, pre cruise Lindsay “our private session will be enough, I don’t care about the star class session”. Post flowrider Lindsay “I think I will be there early tomorrow”
    3 points
  29. When I was maybe 17 years old - way back in the last millennium - I got the Hong Kong Flu and to this day that is the sickest I have ever been ! It was awful. All I could do was lie in the bed. I couldn't move. Just remember - that which doesn't kill you, makes you stronger ! I absolutely, totally and completely believe that this is true !
    3 points
  30. After a rushed breakfast it was time to zodiac. I was in the second group called today as they mix up the order so the group #1 isn't always first. Ross glacier. Zodiacs always travel in pairs for safety so we had a short wait while the next zodiac was loaded with guests. Heading towards land it didn't take long to see our first greeter. Many young pups were everywhere.
    3 points
  31. 21 days to go. I meant to update a little while ago, but I caught the flu. I have never had the flu in my life......it is horrible, I would not recommend, zero stars. I can say that I feel like these next three weeks can't go by fast enough. The RUBs of my Allure sailing went down by about $200 but these prices are still insane for a 4N sailing. All the sailings had offers but I only put in bids for the Mariner sailing because they were acceptable. Though I doubt I will win because the sailing is almost sold out on the website. Speaking of the Mariner sailing, my GTY has not be assigned officially. My setsail has the deck and muster station on it but no official room. The thing I dislike is having to use those basic luggage tags. I am a light packer, nobody else is . But my brother and I will be sharing a 29in checked bag. Then we each will have a carry-on and personal item. My mother just said she will have three bags . I didn't realize that the Mariner sailing starts on MLK day, so the potential for a larger number of tiny humans is there. But after cheating death, this won't cramp anything . Amazon.com: UPPACK Travel Backpack For Women Men Travel Bag Watreproof Hiking Backpack College Laptop Backpack for Traveling on Airplane Travel Essentials Carry on Backpack Flight Approved Light Purple Large : Electronics I finally broke down and brough one of those travel backpacks, because they seem to be a little more efficient than my other bags I have been traveling with. I also want to shout out @asquared17 for recs on other travel accoutrements. Especially the squeeze pouches, they are 100% better than silicon containers. I keep hoping that the ability to book my UDP dinner would pop up before I leave but sadly, it hasn't. However weirdly enough Giovanni's has sold out for lunch on Wonder. But most of the shows are still available to book.
    3 points
  32. The iceberg shots are amazing! Wonder how deep down they go?? Just makes me think about Titanic……crazy!!
    3 points
  33. OCSC Mike

    Merry Christmas

    Back at ya and to the entire RCB community!
    3 points
  34. Day Seven - Cooper Bay, South Georgia Islands Merry Christmas! Position report: Almost there...
    3 points
  35. We came back from supper to find Santa had visited. No idea if this is a ship wide gift but we usually get something on each holiday cruise. It includes 2 beach towels, 2 hats, beach bag and zippered pouch
    3 points
  36. Sailaway/Graduation Celebration The sun came out and it turned into one of our best sailaways. We celebrated Reyd and Michael’s upcoming graduation. The in room appies were perfect and the best part, I didnt have to do any planning. Great way to start our cruise.
    3 points
  37. Meanwhile, waiting back in the suite...
    3 points
  38. Zodiac groups have been shuffled so my group is now early in the morning. That means an early bedtime tonight.
    3 points
  39. It’s a Christmas Miracle , the Captain just announced everyone has completed their muster drill. Call me shocked.
    3 points
  40. Christmas Eve menu for The Restaurant
    3 points
  41. A man walks into a bar… oh wait, Iceberg! Christmas tunes with Tomás.
    3 points
  42. for my side hustle, i spent the last 14 hours wrapping gifts for my client and... i would like to collapse now. my wrapping station:
    3 points
  43. WOW. it took me a week to decompress from all of the final 24 hours worth of cruising shenanigans. (also work was insanity.) but, it wouldn't be a liveblog if i didn't do a recap at the end PROS: despite our being on maybe the most diverse sailing i've ever encountered -- demographic and cruiser familiarity wise -- it was a really respectful sailing. there was not a lot of shoving or pushing, children were all well behaved, elevator shenanigans were extremely limited, if at all noticed. our cabin; 12232 was our junior suite on the port side. to be honest, i typically prefer cabins on the starboard side because you tend to find the view there, but it was peaceful and quiet. we had neighbors, but they were (repeating, but worth it) not too loud and always quieter in the evenings. there was a TON of space in the cabin. all the nooks and crannies! coastal kitchen; the host at CK got us in for dinner almost every night. we could have gotten a standing reso for the week if i hadn't foolishly thought we'd want to eat later. (more on this later) the food and service were excellent every night and it never once felt overcrowded or rushed. in fact, we are usually out in 45 mins for our dinners and we definitely stretched to more of a 75 min dining time. it was kind of nice. the ship; despite being the oldest ship in her class, oasis remains clean and tidy. the gnomes were in central park! public bathrooms always smelled and looked clean, and the public areas of the ship were spic and span! VINTAGES not us but the actual vintages; roman and sherman in the vintages bar always had a fresh bottle of champagne and frosty cold glass to pour it into. if you know me, you know much i love my bubbles and you know how important a cold glass is to me. this was a huge callout on harmony, since their glasses were not cold, and they were stacked above the warm sanitizer, which made the bubbles go flat very quickly. the crew; everyone on board was so friendly and kind. it was a busy sailing (more on that later) but the crew were outstanding. there was always a smile to be had and friendliness all around. for this reason (among others) i am excited to be going back on her in about a month or so. CONS: the weather i know, i know. this isn't really something that the crew have any control over but i have never sailed with such bad weather before. we didn't get sun until the last day, or day and a half and it was never consistent. i am used to maybe one or two bad days, but a WEEK of poor weather was... totally uncharted territory for us. i would prefer not to repeat that, if at all possible The Happenings y'all. TEN (10) ALPHA ALPHA ALPHAs. 2 deaths one medical evacuation (resulting in a delayed EVERYTHING.) and one man overboard?! WHAT EVEN WAS THIS SAILING?!?! LIKE SWEET LORD. i am so sad for the families impacted and grateful that we were fortunate enough to get home on time (more on that later) but HOLY COW. i've never been on such an eventful sailing before!?!? to be quite honest, i hope i never am AGAIN. disembarkation; okay so. all things considered.... it could have been MUCH WORSE. BUT. MY LORD. standing in line for three hours outside on the running track on deck 5 turned my hair into a limp floppy mess. we were all damp and bedraggled. we did make our flight!!!! it was legit NINE minutes from curb to clearing security at FLL. (and this is why i LOVE FLL) to be fair, i had upgraded access through united, tsa precheck and clear -- but this would have NEVER EVER happened in miami. ever. i later found out they closed the airport DOWN due to flooding shortly after we left. ....let's all just take a moment to reflect on that, shall we???? (again.... how the HECK did we even get home that day?????) FINAL OBSERVATIONS: the crew on oasis are veterans. even the newer crew members were just really friendly and great; but there was a general sense of seniority and hey we know what we're doing here vibe in the best way. which, honestly, is pretty great, considering how many emergencies occurred that week. the last 24 36 hours aboard. i will never forget sitting in the solarium and hearing the captain tell us that we were going to be late back into port the next day. or the subsequent panic while i tried to rationalize if i would be better off moving our flights, or rolling the dice; and what it would look like if we couldn't make it home at all. while it was nice not to wake up at 5:30 on disembarkation morning, there was an eerie sense of being that entire time; like a ghost or a person who had overstayed their welcome. oasis, we love you, but we have to LEAVE. <-- was literally my tagline the entire time. by the grace of god, there were no major disturbances (at least where we were). a fight ALMOST broke out next to us but somehow was diffused. when i tell you it could have been much worse, it really really could have. even our disembarkation neighbor/buddies were all nice and friendly. everyone was sharing their observations and where were on cruisemapper, etc. it was nice to have some grace about it since we were all terrified that we were going to miss our flights. i've also never seen such a large group of self assist cruisers EVER. despite corralling us off the ship through the MDR (that was a new one), the disembarkation itself was really smooth. much better organized than our time aboard harmony. we were shot. i don't ever remember being this tired on a cruise before. J and i were both wiped. i think we really need the down time and the shorter days and insane workloads have been getting to us. we are already telling each other that the next cruise can't come soon enough. i do regret that we missed the aqua show, but again; we would have never made it. thankfully, we can see it in february! we found the best spot for the pool deck and you best believe we will be taking those seats again also: YA GIRL IS NOW DIAMOND PLUS!!!!!!! HUZZAH! good thing too, because i miscalculated J's count and she is is ONE MEASLY POINT AWAY from diamond. it's because we did the 6-nighter on the demon ship last december... oh the regrets that i have. anyway all of this is just in time for me to start the new liveblog!!
    3 points
  44. I’m just glad I secured mine when it was $1500pp
    2 points
  45. This is the first time kayaking has been a go. A Giant Petrel playing chicken with the kayakers.
    2 points
  46. Got a little ahead of myself. Briefing for tomorrow at 16:00 today. The current plan is for a stop in Cooper Bay in the morning followed by an afternoon stop at Royal Bay.
    2 points
  47. @Jax i am slightly disappointed in you.... there is no truffle pasta here.... my heart is breaking
    2 points
  48. Suite Decorations Berty decorated the suite with a variety of pictures of us. It took us a moment to ask him “how did you find these”. Well, he was resourceful and pulled them from Facebook.
    2 points
  49. I have mixed feelings about this suite. I have not had any noise issues per se. I have heard others say that if you happen to be unlucky enough to hit foggy weather while in this suite, it’s a nightmare, as the fog horn is RIGHT outside your window and it’s horrifically loud. No fog for us, so far. I have 2 objections to this room and they both have to do with its location. While neither Dan nor I get seasick, we have noticed that there is significantly more movement due to being on the bow of the ship and high up. You feel every little bump and swirl. The second objection is simple - this room is on the other end of the ship from where we spend most of our time. Luckily the VY class is pretty “short” so even if you have to walk from bow to stern, it’s really not that big a deal….but it’s still a bit inconvenient and you know how much I LOVE to walk - NOT ! My objection to this suite is the same one I hold against the new Panoramic Suites on Oasis and Allure. I just don’t want to be THAT far from the Suites Lounge and CK. In summary, I don’t think I will book this suite again….but frankly, the price was right for it on this cruise. I will do my best to get that for you ! Right back atcha !
    2 points
  50. Our Starlink gateway city has been Santiago, Chile up to this point. This means from the internet’s perspective we appear to be in Santiago. If you require access to resources that are geo-restricted you may want to think about a VPN service.
    2 points
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