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MelissaM

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  1. Just checked back and booked the photo package all digital for $119! 3 night dinning still at $105 but booked it anyway just in case it goes up and will re-book if lowered.
  2. Cruise Planner for Ovation of the Seas Alaska Aug 21, 2020 Soda package down to $6.50 from 8.99 Refreshment package down $19 from $28 The Alaska Blanket $19.99 from 29.99 The Polar bear hat my 7 yr old wanted $14.39 from I think around 24.99 --- Ultimate drink package is $51 not sure if that's down as we don't buy it and dinning packages look about the same but I will keep my eye out. We want the three night and it's running at $105 right now.
  3. I forgot one of my magnets on my door last cruise. I hope the next guest loved Westie dogs.. but honestly who doesn't.
  4. The Giant Apple PIE!!!! Also the brown bread with the fruit in it with the honey butter is the best.
  5. When we went to chops on Adventure I ordered the kids steak for my 7 yr old son. The server suggested he just get the fillet because it was more tender and she didn't upcharge me for it would have still been $10. Then my son fell asleep at dinner so she didn't charge us at all! It was great customer service.
  6. You should check out you tuber La Lida Loca - just got back from a Spectrum of the Seas cruise from China to Japan and vlogs it all.
  7. Don't miss the 70's disco party on Adventure. I also recommend hanging out in the Imperial Lounge for anything - music, trivia, ect. The staff in there is great.
  8. I'm sorry I didn't do chef's table so I'm not sure where it was located.
  9. I bought arcade credits for my son on the cruise planner prior to the cruise to save some money. I could add him as the recipient of the credits without turning on spending on his sea pass card. I also added $10 more on the cruise using my card to pay but his card to add on the credits. So he was never allowed to add on credits by himself.
  10. I think it depends what you prefer. I like all options that's why we did two specialty restaurants, 1 MDR and 3 nights at WJ's. I don't always like being tied down to a dinner reservation and a 2 hour meal. I also have a 7 year old, so our plans often change. If you do love specialty though it's always more cost effective to book in advance a package. So maybe do the 3 nights instead of ultimate. Also I agree with Adventure only has a few specialty restaurants so meals may start to repeat. Our next cruise is on Ovation in Alaska and I am def considering more specialty packages as they have more choices including Wonderland.
  11. You have the same reaction to Italian as I do Bagels. hahahah. As a original New Yorker I just looked at them with distain and moved on in the buffet. Glad you enjoyed all your dinning at Chops and Chef's table!
  12. As a person who works in Insurance (auto) I am all about insurance. The medical costs will be astronomical without it. I just picture myself walking down the stairs tripping and breaking my leg. Getting sick is one thing but having a real issue is another. Also you may have to be left off the ship at a port if it is that serious. The insurance is not that expensive. Last trip we took for three people (one minor) was about 94 dollars total. This was for 6 nights and about 50k in coverage for medical. (we drove to port so didn't need flight added in) You can choose your coverage. Say you want more medical but less luggage. The amounts vary. Again anything can happen, a broken bone, the flu, more serious inj. Not worth the risk.
  13. Thanks for letting me know. I wasn't sure about it. We got on board at 10:45am and I just went straight to the Specialty restaurant and added him.
  14. Ahoy there, My family just got off the Adventure of the Seas 6 nights Canada New England out of Cape Liberty. I thought I'd share my dinning review. First, I bought Bogo specialty dinning package. This included one specialty restaurant the first two nights of the cruise. As Adventure has a limited amount of specialty dinning we did Chops on the first night and Giovanni's the second. Chops - it was good not great - my steak was a little overcooked but still tender, the side dishes were yummy we had the cheesy tots, spinach and mashed potatoes. I added my 7 yr old son to the reservation when we got on the ship as kids are only $10 dollars but you would have to pay full price if you book in advance. He ended up falling asleep at the table during dinner and our great server did not charge us for his meal. We ended up just adding that to her additional tip we left. Giovanni's was excellent! The bread service was awesome - mix of rolls/focaccia with oil/vinegar, olives and garlic side. The meal was also excellent you can choose appetizer, pasta and a main dish. I ended up with the pasta of the day which was a pesto rigatoni and the eggplant parm. Dessert was a mix of whatever you wanted off the cart. I had the tiramisu of course. We ended up in the buffet for an additional dessert that night and found out the theme for night 3 was tex-mex -- well you know we had to be there for that. I may have eaten my weight in nachos. The Windjammer was the best part of this trip. All meals were great. The bread and cheese options fantastic. The last night they had Manchego my favorite and feta with herbs. I also ate probably about 50lbs of Honey Butter on the brown bread with fruit in it. We ended up for dinner there on the 3rd night, 5th and 6th night. 5th night was Caribbean night and was our favorite night by far. The last night they had an apple pie the size of a house. The baking was also on point. The cakes/pies and all the treats were really delicious. The main dinning room was ok. We went on night 4th. The food was good but came out luke warm. It was like if you go to a wedding and they are trying to bring out all the dishes at the same time, they are just not going to be hot. We had my time dinning and had mad a reservation in advance. I heard if you did not you waited a long time. After that night and missing Mediterranean night at the buffet we vowed only to do the Windjammer. - They did have Lobster night on the 5th night which was only Lobster tails. I don't like seafood and my husband had a full lobster meal in Bar Harbor so we skipped it. People did say you could ask for as many tails as you could eat. Café Promenade did have pizza, sandwiches and treats but the pizza appeared to be just frozen and then cooked, it wasn't great but my son loved it. My son and husband did sushi making class. It was $30 but you ended up making 4 rolls, 1 hand roll and 1 nigiri- which you got to eat at the end, worth the $30. Overall high marks to the Windjammer and Giovanni's. We never went hungry and I am proud to announce I only gained 5lbs - which is 2 less than the average.
  15. I booked a BOGO package for my cruise that leaves this Saturday but that was early on and it's no longer available, only the Chops +1 - Maybe it's not replaced, just sold out.
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