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  1. I am sailing Feb 7th. Probably the same sailing as the OP. I was trying to avoid lobster night. So I booked on the Nassau day. Also have early dining.
  2. Is it possible to pick up a driving tour from the dock in Aruba on a walk up basis? Trying to play it by ear and not overbook our time. Prefer an A/C van or bus and a 3 to 4 hour tour of the island. Doesn't need a beach stop. The official ship excursions seem to be open air buses. I don't really want to go a pre-planned tourist trap shopping market stop. I've had some taxi tours in other locations and really enjoyed them.
  3. I have been following these boards for a while and I have seen questions about favorite drinks, favorite food, etc. But other than random mentions in trip reports, I really haven’t seen a summary list of favorite entertainers. Not the big production shows themselves, but the rotating bands, headliners, lounge acts, etc. I’ve seen good ones, but some just seem to be on a different level. I’ll start out with some standouts for me with my limited experience on my most recent sailings of Allure and Grandeur. Centerpiece - On Allure of the Seas last year the rock band named Centerpiece performed in Dazzles off and on in the evening. Excellent band especially the lead guitarist. I wanted to hear them more. Their sets were amazing. Las Vegas Tenors. This was a Headliner group also on Allure and a lot more entertaining than I expected. My whole party enjoyed this group. Gary Caouette – Stand-up Comedian. He had the ‘required’ cruise jokes, but many were more creative than I’ve heard before. If I’m guessing the punchline before it’s delivered, as in most of the comedians I’ve seen on board, then the performance doesn’t really stand for me. I really enjoyed his sets and as a plus, he didn’t rely so heavily on ‘adult’ shock humor which I think is a crutch. What are some of your favorites and why?
  4. I called this hotel and the person I talked to said their lot is too small. They don't offer a park and fly or park and cruise option. You might want to verify this with the hotel.
  5. Which one was it? I enjoy watching ship tour videos. It gives me tips on what to see and subtle differences between ships.
  6. Saw this on another site 'Sean and Stef Cruise Buddies.' Appears that the storm isn't centered on Coco cay.
  7. Not for embarkation ports but RCCL is getting into the hotel business. https://www.caribjournal.com/2019/03/31/bahamas-royal-caribbean/
  8. Mainstays 24 Pocket White Shoe Organizer Walmart # 554949152 This is what I bought for the door based on a recommendation. It was perfect in size and matched the hooks to the bathroom door hooks perfectly.
  9. For our last cruise I was very impressed with the cabin steward. She seemed to be a magic fairy that was never in the way and had everything we asked for without any delay, like wine glasses, etc. She was exceptional and I felt deserved more than a minimum. We didn't ask for a lot but for everything we did, she was on it.
  10. I took a shoe organizer with metal hooks on Grandeur in March 2019 (packed with the checked luggage). It was not confiscated. I put the metal hooks on the inside of the bathroom door and the hooks on the door and the organizer lined up almost perfectly. I did not try to hang it over the door itself, I can see how that might scratch the paint or jam up the door in the door frame.
  11. We did the same thing the last time at Labadee which surprised me. We prefer a pool to a beach, but I still like the private islands we have visited. We planned on a later start but after considering a lackluster BBQ lunch versus the Windjammer and searching for a comfortable beach spot, staying on the ship won out. So relaxed on board. No crowds and it was great.
  12. We had a stop in Labadee on one cruise and stayed on the ship. There were two reasons, We're not beach people. And the food available to us on the ship was better than the last time we were there and ate BBQ. Then on a trip with an overnight stay at Nassau I mostly stayed onboard. After we had completed 3 ports I had a snorkeling trip purposely set up for the 2nd day. I wanted a day in between the port days but it was cancelled due to low interest. I could have rescheduled for the first day in port but I was tired of running around. Other than a quick walk down the shopping area I stayed on the ship. I didn't think I missed out on anything. I'll just go another time. It is super relaxing to be on the ship when in port. The only thing that is any kind of irritation is some of the things that might be shut down, like bars or towel stations.
  13. On grandeur they offered a plate cover in the Windjammer if you needed it. Similar to room service covers. It probably avoids cleaning up a spilled mess.
  14. Good idea. I didn't realize there was a Solarium bistro on Adventure. I thought they were on bigger ships. Thanks to all. Windjammer is fine except the first day when everyone is there.
  15. Sailing on Adventure in Nov. I didn't book any speciality dining. I tried a 3 day dinner package on our last cruise and didn't think it was worth extra expense. The thing that I would like to know is if the windjammer is overwhelming on that first day, can i do a walk in lunch in Chops? I don't really want to prebook. If the windjammer isn't nuts I'll just go there. I have never seen a discount on Chops lunch. I assume the on board cost is the same as prebooking. I think walk ins are available on other days but I'm just not sure if they are also available on embarkation day. Ok don't want the key so that isn't interesting to me at all.
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