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Everything posted by Bazza

  1. Hi @Sabrinaklai Our 'real plan' is take on the 6 bottles we are allowed and then purchase the odd bottle whenever required. Or a beer or short etc. She is not a big big drinker so can't justify the deluxe package (and me having to prove I don't drink too!) so we are both doing refreshment packages. Based on the pics Twangster posted there are not enough days in the year to try every soft drink option! Annoying thing is we can take on 2 bottles for a 3 day cruise as well as 2 for the 10 and 14 day ones! I am not sure she can make them last 10 or 14 days!! Maybe I need to find a couple or family who are getting on same time without wine and get them to be my wine mule!!
  2. Maybe she should just stop drinking!!! Solves everything!!! (Don't tell her I said that!)
  3. Every cruiser should be able to take @twangster with them in their carry on.....it should be mandatory especially for 1st timers like me!! I do like your Plan 2!! Now that is thinking outside the box!!
  4. 3 B2B cruises, 2 people, 1 non-drinker - so been giving this some thought! And all of this planning for my wife who likes a nice red wine and nothing in it for me as the token teetotal person on the ship! Maybe I am risking walking the plank?! Plan 1 = we go on together with the 6 bottles in total, they take 4 off us and give us 2 per cruise (i.e. stick to the 'the rules') Plan 2= we go with plan 1 BUT on the change over days we try to take another 2 on with us when we get back on the ship hoping somehow too busy to check we already have 2 in store for us - do they have itemised records of what we brought on 10 days earlier? @twangster @Matt @Sabrinaklai you may know?! Plan 3 = If plan 2 works we try the same again 3 days later when getting on for the 3rd and final leg of the 27 day adventure - by now my wife should be sleeping like a baby every night! Plan 4 = we split up on embarkation carrying 6 bottles each (2 per cruise) hoping they don't notice!!! Hmmmmm somehow think not!
  5. Maybe I am missing something here and as a teetotal person I am obviously no expert on wine BUT if a bottle is a screw-top how can corkage be charged?!! Not a cork in sight!
  6. Very happy if the Dr is now on board Ovation ahead of my March cruise.... good work @twangster
  7. [email protected] Tell him or her it is a good time to quit!!! Can't find the article I saw before (so may have dreamt it!) but I THINK an area back of deck 5 starboard, similar on deck 15 or 16? Saw this in CC https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2567297 but that is not overly helpful. @F1guynz is the man in the know for Ovation!! Cheers PS Policy is http://bookings.royalcaribbean.co.uk/customersupport/faq/details.do?pagename=frequently_asked_questions&faqId=3101&faqSubjectId=335&wuc=GBR
  8. 55 Ovation 58 Ovation 61 Ovation I don't like change!
  9. My Ovation cruise is about 60 days but only thing showing is Pixels!!! Hoping they add more and not just wait until we are on board...
  10. I thought it was only me cancelling and re-booking to save the odd penny/cent!!! Glad I am not alone!!
  11. That seems to be a quote from experience!!! On a plus side I find a I never lose an argument when it is just me!
  12. Need somebody to select a currently uselected reaction on Matt's post so he can get a full house. I did sad only because some others were taken!
  13. Maybe the steward has access to a remote? He/she can only say yes or no! Thanks all.
  14. Hello experts Only 63 days, 18 hours and 48 minutes until my first cruise (not that I am counting - there is another thread this comment may be more suitable to!) Question regarding the TV in the cabin - can I connect a HDMI cable to run my ipad or PC through the screen if I am streaming something on Voom? Thanks Barrie
  15. Voom package on Ovation for March is lowest it has been - £9.44 per day for 1 device with surf & stream (approx $12.74).
  16. Just logged on so I could share cost for Ovation in March and saw the items below - first time they have shown Surf and Surf & Stream as separate bundles - I have not actually seen the Surf only before! £7.90 is approx $10.60 per day. I paid £9.57 per day for Surf & Stream (approx $12.80) but that is now £10.94 (approx $14.60). Hopefully will drop to the $11.99 that seems to be showing elsewhere! Damn those different currencies! We should all be using bitcoins!
  17. Hi @ChrisV Looks like you saw my post on Facebook and joined here! It is a great site full of helpful people, tips and reviews. Well worth spending time reading trough many of the threads. I am sure there was a very good one about the All Access Tour ( @twangster was it yours?) that is worth finding. Ovation does not get too many reviews at moment due to fact it is based around Australia and not North America, however, a lot of the people on here know Royal Caribbean really well and most of the tips are universal! Maybe bump into you in March! Happy New Year.
  18. Hi @Sailor_to_Cruiser I am on Ovation from 13th March from Sydney - the 10 day package is shown above, the 3 day 'taster' cruise is about £55 and then the 14 day Sydney to Singapore one is around £255. Apart from the expensive one they seem to be coming in around £18 per person per day. Based on other threads I am hoping they offer package where it may be just 5 or 6 speciality meals for around £100 instead of booking the whole thing. For now we have just booked the 3 day taster one so we can try Chops/Wonderland etc at some point! The one you have at $32 per night equates to about £24 I guess? Maybe that will come down? Enjoy no matter what!
  19. Maybe I want to throw money away for no apparent reason! I may as well back Cleveland to win the Superbowl!
  20. Crazy....unless of course the on board costs have been fluctuating massively and 20% and 30% relates to a moving benchmark!!! How about this for confusion - this is today, same time, same place, same Ultimate Dining Package...so difficult to choose which one!!!
  21. Must be ex- insurance underwriters as they have no idea how to calculate premiums either!
  22. Hi @Matt I would accept that if there were but it is a one off excursion, no AM/PM options or different dates etc!!! I have emailed them to ask!
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