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Everything posted by KarenPinNC

  1. Cruise Planner is showing it for my upcoming Jewel of the Seas sailing.
  2. It is just two plus luggage. And we don't mind a shared shuttle on the way leaving the port. I haven't ruled out Uber, just want to have good options to compare.
  3. Thanks. This looks like an excellent option. Happy to see lots of good reviews on Yelp and Trip advisor, and the number one rated transportation option in Fort Lauderdale.
  4. Looking for a recommendation for reliable, not overly expensive (i.e. no limos) transportation option to get to\from our Fort Lauderdale area hotel and the Port of Miami. I know I can Uber, but with luggage will need an XL. Looking to compare prices for other options. TIA Karen
  5. I recently booked the 10 night Southern Caribbean on the Jewel of the Seas for next Feb. The early dining time was taken, and we didn't want the late dining time, so we opted for My Time Dining. Never having done this, I'm trying to understand how it works. I see that I can reserve a time each night in the Cruise Planner, but do I have to do that, or can we just show up when we want to eat? If we reserve a time in advance and then don't get there in time, or show up early, does that matter? Just want to have a good expectation so that we can plan accordingly. Karen
  6. My DH and I did this 3 years ago when staying in St. Lucia. It was a fun experience, and while I remember their being an odor, I don't recall it being something that would have kept me from doing the excursion. What I did wish I knew was to bring a cheap\old bathing suit you don't care about. The mud will permanently stain your suit. We were warned by fellow travelers a few days before, so we wore the oldest suits we had brought with us, but if I had known before we left home, I would have bought us cheap suits from Target before we went that we wouldn't care about throwing away.
  7. I don't understand how this change makes sense. If you look at the projected path of the storm and the path between Baltimore\Bermuda and Baltimore\Nassau, The Grandeur is going to have to make the return trip up the coast through the path of the storm, and it is a longer path than to\from Bermuda. I get that the weather in Nassau will be better, but don't they also have to consider the 'at sea' portion? As someone who is supposed to be on the Grandeur on Thursday, I'm concerned she won't be back on time.
  8. For those who have sailed on Grandeur of the Seas before, I have two questions: 1) How cool\hot are the staterooms? I'm in an interior cabin. Just trying to get an idea of what sort of pajamas I should pack. 2) Is there a lounge on board that will show NFL games? TIA! Karen
  9. Fun fact! I grew up on BW3s (originally from Ohio and this was the hang out back in the day). I know that the third W was Weck, and I think I even knew that it was beef on weck, but I still didn't know what the heck a weck was. Certinaly never heard of kummelweck. Now I HAVE to have one.
  10. Thank you both. This is very helpful, especially for a first time Royal Caribbean cruiser. What exactly is a kummelweck sandwich?
  11. I'm on the 9 night New England\Canada Cruise out of Baltimore on the Grandeur next month. My mother and I fly in (separately) early in the morning (around 7:30 am). According to the website, the cruise terminal opens at 8:00 am, but is it frowned upon to arrive way earlier than your assigned window (Set Sail pass says 11:30)? We are planning to either Uber or taxi, and wouldn't mind getting a bite to eat first, but we'll have all of our luggage in tow. So right now I'm thinking that we retrieve our bags, get a quick bite at a place that is outside of security, then head to the cruise termi
  12. This may be the most viable option. It is going to kill some time, though, to Uber to the airport, rent the car, then drive back to the inner harbor. I had hoped to do an Enterprise Pick You up from the Enterprise office in the inner harbor and then just return the car to BWI, but they tack on about 60 to the rental car price to do that.
  13. Thanks for the info and thanks for calling the Hyatt. I've been googling my heart out but not finding very good info. I had come across the train idea, but I think it is more trouble than it is worth for a few hours.
  14. This would be perfect, but it looks like currently RC only offers it from Fort Lauderdale and Port Canaveral.
  15. Newbie\first time poster here. I've searched the boards and don't see an answer to my question, so here goes. Sailing on Grandeur of the Seas out of Baltimore 9/13-9/22 (Mother\Daughter get away). Flying in to BWI and landing at 7:25 am. Current plan is to Uber from BWI to the port. From what I'm reading, the earliest we can get to the port is around 10. We're trying to figure out a plan of what to do between the time we land and heading to the port, especially as we'll have luggage. Suggestions? The bigger concern is the day we return. Mom's return flight is at 4:20 and mine i
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