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    Brobbins246 reacted to Baked Alaska in New & Improved Chops??   
    I definitely give the nod to Geovanni's! We ate at Chops for embarkation and a dinner and then three times at Geovanni's. It was THAT good and that much better than Chops. Where's the beef? At Geovanni's!
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in New & Improved Chops??   
    Thanks everyone.  My trip is still a year out, so plenty of time to keep watching for new reviews on the food quality before I book anything.  At this point I'm leaning towards Giovanni's.
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    Brobbins246 reacted to FManke in New & Improved Chops??   
    It appears that that is the new description for Chops across the fleet.
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    Brobbins246 reacted to SteveinSC in Happy Thoughts - Questions   
    Look, people...this is supposed to be our happy place, where we talk about things that make us happy. A sanctuary from the outside nonsense of the world. Our distraction from the chaos.  I have participated in, and observed a lot of division of opinion and ideology on this board lately.....so I figured Id give us something to talk about that we can all agree on. WE LOVE CRUISING!  So, im going to pose a couple questions to you.....
    1. Whats your favorite thing about cruising? Relaxation, seeing parts of the world, the food, the party? 
    2. If you could go on a cruise, anywhere in the world, right now.....where would you go and on which ship? 
    Kumbaya, Peace be with you, Woosah, Hakuna matata....... 
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    Brobbins246 reacted to Chadster in New & Improved Chops??   
    FWIW, it's what it says in the Cruise Planner under the description of Chops for my May cruise on Grandeur, too.
    Based on what I've read around here, I'm not sure I'm quite so stoked about my Chops lunch plans. 🤔
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    Brobbins246 reacted to WAAAYTOOO in New & Improved Chops??   
    I wouldn’t hold my breath for any significant changes. To my knowledge the Chops Menu hasn’t changed in a decade with possible addition of the (extra $$) seafood tower.
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from Chadster in Cruise Nightmares (literally)   
    Now I'm afraid to fall asleep tonight 😲
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from melmar02 in Cruise Nightmares (literally)   
    Now I'm afraid to fall asleep tonight 😲
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    Brobbins246 reacted to FroggyFlo in (Very very...) last minute reservation   
    Thanks for your answers. The reason why my reservation is late was not actually the point...
    You're right, on the App I found my dining selection (late dining). 
    I'm considering buying online a 3 night dining package. However, I If I'm not too perculiar as to dinner time (eg: I accept to eat as early as 5.30), am I sure to get a seat in all my favourite restaurants, even though I'm making my reservations ASAP onboard? I'm sailing on March 7, so the ship might not be as crowded as in peak season, especially with coronavirus issues...
    I've been on Harmony last summer,  I tried the standby line once. It was not as good as reservations, because the front seats at that stage are already occupied, but at least I've been able to see the show. I'll be careful about the aquashow, put it first on my to-do list.
     
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from RWDW1204 in Cruise Nightmares (literally)   
    Now I'm afraid to fall asleep tonight 😲
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Cruise Nightmares (literally)   
    Now I'm afraid to fall asleep tonight 😲
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Cruise Nightmares (literally)   
    Now I'm afraid to fall asleep tonight 😲
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from Okgladgal in Cruise Nightmares (literally)   
    Now I'm afraid to fall asleep tonight 😲
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Cruise Nightmares (literally)   
    Now I'm afraid to fall asleep tonight 😲
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    Brobbins246 reacted to Mariner2001 in Freedom of the Seas Fatality?   
    The defense also stated in court that they would not be using an expert in accident scene reconstruction nor medical experts regarding the alleged color-blindness. They asked for additional time due to the change in defense strategy, but their request was denied. Trial dates set for April 2nd, 3rd & 6th and the prosecution indicated they would be calling witnesses.
    https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/tribunales/nota/elabuelastrodelaninaquecayodeuncrucerorechazaunjuicioporjurado-2548730/
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from Gears in Cruise Nightmares (literally)   
    Now I'm afraid to fall asleep tonight 😲
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from SweetHomeLady in Have you ever..???   
    Only two cruises under my belt so far - April, 1998 honeymoon on Nordic Empress (its name at the time) from San Juan to the US VI's, and April, 2019 with extended family on Allure from Miami to Nassau, Coz, Costa Maya, and Roatan.  Here's what I've done from @SweetHomeLady's list....
    --Sailed with a sweetheart/spouse - spouse both times
    --Sailed with other family members - spouse, in-laws and children in 2019
    --Sailed in or out of a port in foreign country - not really, since San Juan is a US territory, but felt like it 🙂 
    --Toured the ship's galley - yes in 2019
    --Had a wardrobe malfunction on board - sort of in 2019.  My formal dress had a long, somewhat fitted skirt with a slit up the back.  My spiky high heels kept getting caught in the hem at the bottom of the slit while I walked, so the back of my skirt would follow my leg back and forth, tugging it down.  I don't know if anyone else noticed, but it was a major pain (or tug) in the ass to me.  Very annoying.
    ....From @JLMoran's list...
    --Dined in a specialty restaurant on board - Hibachi
    --Gotten seasick - not on the cruise ship, but on a deep sea fishing excursion from Costa Maya on one of those little fishing boats.  We did trolling where the boat keeps moving with the lines cast, and when my teenage son caught an 18-lb barracuda, I stood up to get video from my cell phone while he reeled it in.  Apparently rocking on a boat over ocean waves while concentrating my eyes on my cell phone doesn't work well for me.  I got the video, but was losing my lunch over the side a few minutes later. 🤢
    ....and extras from my own list....
    --Got selected to be on stage for the Not-So-Newly-Wed game on my 1998 honeymoon cruise, and won!!!!  We also got ship-famous for the duration of the cruise for our answer to the question, "What's the most interesting place you ever did the deed?" "The lobby of a hospital!!"  The game played on the ship TV on repeat for days, and people all over the ship recognized us and wanted more details. LOL  
    --Held a sloth, monkey and iguana - 2019 cruise in Roatan
    --Planned a cruise for other people - 2019 cruise for my in-laws.  They put all their faith (and credit card) in me to plan all their activities, and had a great time!!!  (I'm an uber-vacation planner so I was happy to do this)
    --My husband took his pants off and did a kick line in his underwear during Quest on our 1998 cruise  🦵🩲🦵     🦵🩲🦵    🦵🩲 🦵
     
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from DLXLDY in Really dumb question, not as if that's ever stopped me!   
    You can ask for your dessert to go if needed.  Save it for after the show to eat on your balcony or other nice place on the ship.
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    Brobbins246 reacted to Matt in Where have all the itinerary maps gone....?   
    Ditto. They seem to have been removed.
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    Brobbins246 reacted to darketower in Where have all the itinerary maps gone....?   
    I was at my local AAA getting my real id license and grabbed a RCI travel book. They still have the itinerary maps in them. I think you can request from RCI, kinda old school, but I really like the itinerary maps too!!
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    Brobbins246 reacted to JLMoran in Where have all the itinerary maps gone....?   
    @DDaley just pointed me to a great resource that will show maps of ships' itineraries -- cruisemapper.com. You can look up your ship, click on the "Itineraries" button towards the top of the page, and then scroll down to find your departure date. Click on the link and you get a table shows the ports you're visiting, and below that a map of your travel route.
    You can also click the port names in the table to get to a port info page that has its own schedule view; click the Schedule button, select the month/year you'll be there, and you can see if any other ships will be in port with you on the same day.
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    Brobbins246 reacted to SteveinSC in Where have all the itinerary maps gone....?   
    Cruisemapper is also an app. I love looking at ship locations, port schedules, etc. It's a nifty tool, for sure....and, I too am fond of the itinerary map. I love all maps, though....kind of a map geek. 
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    Brobbins246 reacted to brianmorris in Where have all the itinerary maps gone....?   
    I use the CruiseMapper app too. Especially the live maps feature - if I am on a cruise and see another ship on the horizon and want to be able to identify the ship and know where it is going / coming from.
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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Where have all the itinerary maps gone....?   
    Is there a trick to viewing an itinerary map like this on the RC website when browsing through cruises to book?  All I see lately are a list of the port stops and sea days under the "Explore Itinerary" link.  I'm not horrible with geography, but I'd rather not have to search Google Maps separately to find out where places like St. Thomas vs. St. Lucia are.  I want to see where I'll be going in the world, not just what each port is called!
     

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    Brobbins246 got a reaction from NC350 in Cruising the Caribbean with the "Cleaders" Freedom of the Seas Mar 22-29,2020   
    Following, doing this cruise in April, 2021!
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