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Everything posted by KWong

  1. Looks similar to Viator. I might give it a go if we're allowed to book our own excursions.
  2. There's always people that treat the drink package like a sprint instead of a marathon on Day 1. You generally don't see them again until late into Day 2. I've never bought the package on the ship but I've certainly done my share of "sprints", so I somewhat sympathize with those "amateurs"...
  3. I got my first AZ shot 10 days ago so I'll be good to go soon. But I don't cruise (fingers crossed) until December so I can be patient about it.
  4. I can already hear folks on the DIS boards complain about more nickel and diming...
  5. Of the two mainland tours, I've done Tulum (2014-ish). Chichen Itza (which is the more spectacular of the two ruins) I did years ago (2003-ish), albeit when we were vacationing in Cancun, and when you could still climb the temple. Tulum was pretty nice. Like @JRT we got a partially guided tour and more than enough time to explore the ruins and have some fun at the beach. We did have to spend 30-45 minutes at the midpoint souvenir shop though - I don't like it, but I get it. Meanwhile, my brother and his wife did Chichen Itza off the boat a few years ago. They got back to the ship l
  6. Reminds me of when I had a warehouse job where I spent 2 days straight sorting screws. It's as exciting as it sounds.
  7. "Baby, baby the love that we had was so strongDon't leave me hangin' here foreverOh baby, baby this is not rightLet's stop this tonight"
  8. I have a Christmas cruise on Allure scheduled and would love for that to happen.
  9. I did notice that there was less cigarette smell on Harmony's non-smoking side. Allure had more smell than Harmony, but it was manageable. On Indy, the smoke got pulled to the non-smoking side whenever the doors to Playmakers opened. Overall, none of the smells were strong, but it was noticeable.
  10. Hopefully 2022 is a return to some level of normalcy. Would agree that Great Bay beach is a good place to go since you can get umbrellas and the like. My SiL is sensitive to the sun and hasn't had a problem there. In Nassau, I would look at the Colonial Hilton as it's a short walk from the pier and they'll set you up on the beach or by the pool, and should be able to provide whatever shade you need.
  11. Did this last year. Would agree that the class is worth it. It's a lot of fun, and it's a LOT of food (what you make can easily satisfy two people). Everything is set up for you, sure, but I feel like making the rice and frying the shrimp would be too hectic for the number of people they are teaching. Plus I'm likely to eat that freshly fried shrimp before it comes close to becoming maki.
  12. I think that is the key. No one knows how flights will work once cruises are back. So I'd say that this is the time to be a bit conservative and go with a later flight.
  13. Don't get me wrong. They are fine ships and there are definitely some positives about them. But it definitely wasn't for me.
  14. I'll never say never... but I'm unlikely to sail DCL again. I like Disney but I'm not a fanatic, and I was pretty pumped to try out the Fantasy. I certainly enjoyed the cruise (it's a cruise, after all)... but I didn't feel that it met or exceeded what I experienced on Royal or Princess. And given the high cost, it makes it hard to justify going back on board.
  15. Chichen Itza is my favourite but it's not one that I'd recommend going to off of a cruise, because you'll be quite rushed. Save that trip for if/when you go to a resort/hotel in Cancun. From Cozumel, Tulum is much closer, but it's not as impressive as Chichen Itza. I wanted to see some ruins from Costa Maya, but at the time the kids weren't interested. Perhaps another time for me.
  16. I'd still drink soda water over Coors Light Well, a 12 pack of water will cost about the same as 1-2 bottles of Evian/whatever is on board now, so I get it from that perspective. Plus the money you save from not buying water on board can go towards buying alcoholic beverages.
  17. I'd assume that ride shares will go MCO/Port Canaveral as well If you have time between disembarkation and your flight you could also do a one way car rental.
  18. I spent a week in Barcelona and I still didn't see everything I wanted to see!
  19. You could try this: https://pevvesseltraffic.broward.org/webx/ No cruises right now, of course, so I can't confirm that it will have them when the time comes.
  20. And recently the pillow guy has been under fire for something similar. anyway, as everyone said, it's best to simply look at the price. All the other numbers are just to entice you to buy. If you think the cost is acceptable, get it.
  21. Depends on the ship. I believe that only Quantum and Oasis class do reservations, and they sort of pop up when they pop up, probably around the PIF date.
  22. That is the usual terminal for the Oasis Class. There is an info board telling you what ship is where when you enter the port, just in case.
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