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Bazza last won the day on November 8 2017

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  1. @gabeb848 the public spoke! https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/world/europe/boaty-mcboatface-what-you-get-when-you-let-the-internet-decide.html
  2. Hi @CruisingOz Grandeur booking next February has Voom packages available and they are listed most days. However I have noticed that some days they are not shown but back again next day. Managed to get a good deal last month for the 14 day trip for 2 devices with streaming for about 30% less than it is showing today so def worth checking daily.
  3. Our 3 x B2B out of Sydney in 2018 was on Ovation and she was amazing. The first 10 days were around New Zealand and the last 14 were to Singapore via Brisbane/Darwin/Kuala Lumpur - and both were fantastic. However, the middle part bolted into the 27 day trip was a 3 day 'taster cruise' which took us just off the coast of Australia. I think the same people from @CruisingOz's Carnival experience were on for those 3 days as it was not an enjoyable atmosphere! Finding people passed out in the elevators, people confined to cabins for being drunk and disorderly and having to tip-toe around vomit in numerous places was a little off-putting!! With hindsight we should have got off at Sydney with some hand luggage and spent 3 days enjoying the amazing city and local beaches!! So for the topic of the thread, would not avoid the ship but would avoid the actual 'trip'!
  4. Hi all. Maybe I cannot see it, but is there Park Cafe on Grandeur and if so where??! https://www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/en/cruise-ships/grandeur-of-the-seas/things-to-do/park-cafe Looked on the deck plans and it is either well hidden or I have looked right at it and ignored it!! Thanks
  5. Only been on 3 ships to date with 3 different companies - Ovation for 3 B2B cruises, Azura with P&O from Barbados and Musica with MSC as part of a package that included the Rio Carnival. Although I also did a 2 day marketing conference on P&O Oriana many years ago so could count that too I guess! All of the ships were great in their own way, and each cruise memorable, but I would not rush back to MSC purely due to the lack of customer service shown by the 'senior' staff and the lack of care they showed when I had an issue with the drinks packages we had pre-purchased months before they changed their package names. Absolutely no complaints about RCI or P&O, which is why I was excited to get booked on Grandeur next Feb. Even if not as modern as Ovation, it sounds like most people on here have glowing opinions of her!
  6. Dining packages are now listed so grabbed a 5 night one.... drinks packages are considerably more expensive than this time last week!
  7. Hi @Chmusar who did you use here in UK?
  8. Link is now working ? - slightly different itinerary from the 20th Feb sailing. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/en/booking/landing?shipCode=GR&packageCode=GR14D014&sailDate=2022-01-09&startDate=2022-01-09 NB this is the UK link...
  9. Hello. Looks like another of the 14 day cruise from Barbados is being added for 9th January although link is not working at the moment.
  10. Storage space clearly defined as his and hers (or whatever is most appropriate) with PIN or fingerprint access so I can actually have some storage space for my stuff!!
  11. @Matt @WAAAYTOOO @twangster and anybody else who is an expert on these matters - I have pre-paid the gratuities on my booking for next February and when I just added the refreshments package it also added a gratuity charge. Just wondered if that was normal as cannot remember that from my previous RCI trip a few years back? Thanks.
  12. Hi all from a cold and wet Wales, UK. Long time no post from me, so belated Happy New Years, and I hope everybody is doing ok in these rather unusual times. Our 3 back to backs on Ovation in 2018 gave us the cruising bug, but the ships and trips most suitable for us in 2019 and 2020 were on 'other' cruise lines (boo!) purely due to the itineraries. Please forgive us! Great news is we will be on this 14 day Grandeur trip next February so be prepared for some stupid questions! Totally gutted I only booked the outside cabin and not the balcony as when I went back a day later to change they were all gone!! Quite a few excursions are already listed so will be googling reviews/suggestions in the coming days. Stay safe.
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