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  1. On 8/18/2020 at 12:54 PM, WAAAYTOOO said:

    I really wish they would go back to rotating the bread options nightly.  You used to get a whole new option of warm (I won’t say they were hot...they rarely were) breads to select from every night.  Then they went to the same few standards every night and then finally, you were stuck with whatever selection of bread they put on your table every night.  That was about the time we stopped eating in the MDR - ever.

    When I first started cruising on Royal Caribbean, I remember they didn't have bread baskets on the table. The assistant waiter would come around and give you a single piece, and you could always ask for more. I know more recently there are now bread baskets on every table. Although I love my bread basket (and usually finish it), I notice how much bread is wasted when it is on every single table. I understand it is less work for the assistant waiters since they are already so busy,  but I believe they should go back to the old method and only provide the baskets on request. I feel bad with all of the wasted food and it hurts me to see all the uneaten bread.

  2. 1 hour ago, ehw51 said:

    We had dinner in the Solarium last Dec, a couple came in and ordered 4 entrees, one was a special order.  Nice looking young couple. The meals came, and they complained about each of them. Then they went to get desert, didn´t like any of them either. We talked to the waiter when they left, one bite out of each of the dinners and the deserts just left the rest. Classless

    A few years ago I sailed on Grandeur with my mother. The maitre'd came around to each table on the first night asking how everything was. The couple next to us said it wasn't good. The maitre'd asked what was wrong and how can they make things better, etc. They just shrugged and said it wasn't good food. My mother chimed in and said, "Well I thought everything was absolutely delicious!"

    That couple never returned to the dining room for the rest of the cruise, which was nice because we didn't want to be around negativity.

  3. 1 hour ago, JLMoran said:

    That was a heck of a lightning bolt you caught! And your SO was standing in water during that?? 😮 😱

    And he's funny when he's had a few! 🤪

    When we were in the Diamond Lounge, they made an announcement that guests are not allowed outside due to the storm. That was maybe 15 minutes after we got those shots. 

    And yes, he definitely took advantage of his first cruise as a Diamond member. 😂 🍺 

  4. I was supposed to go on a cruise to the Baltics in June. We planned on doing a 2-day tour of St. Petersburg with a Russian tour company. Usually I like to stick to the cruise ship excursions, however, the price for a full day tour is so expensive with Royal just to be on a tour bus with ~50 people.

    I definitely suggest looking into other tour companies that go to the exact same places and more over 2 days with less than 20 people. Most of these companies will take care of the visa for you.


    On 3/4/2020 at 9:25 AM, CruzOnBye said:


    Inner Tubing/Rafting & Dunns River Falls with Buffet Lunch (currently at $124/pp & 5 hrs 45 mins duration)-

    Ride down the White River (or similar) on your tube or optional raft and then experience the beauty of the world-famous Dunn's River Falls in one fascinating tour. Admire Jamaica's north coast on your way to the White River and gently tube down the tropical valley to the beach at Shaw Park. After a delicious lunch, visit the legendary Dunn's River Falls, where you can embark on a 600-foot-climb up the waterfall. 


    I first did this excursion in 2005 and made sure to book the same one back in 2017. It will always be one of my favorites! Make sure to pack water shoes for both tubing and climbing the waterfall. I vlogged this excursion and you can check out the videos below.





  6. I have a European cruise booked for June 22. On the bright side, I called up today and saved over $400 on my cruise fare. I don’t mind having to cancel and receiving FCC as I have a cruise already booked in 2021.

    The main thing stressing me out is that we booked our flights 2 weeks before we found out about coronavirus and airlines aren’t addressing flights booked after April just yet.

    I also had to alert my company that I have a trip planned and they keep emailing me about my decision, but I don’t want to cancel just yet since the trip is in 3 months and anything can happen.

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