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  1. My wife and I always go for Mytime dining when sailing on an Oasis class ship so we can book around our entertainment. However, on our upcoming sailing of Allure we are travelling with some others who are choosing to stick with traditional dining due to food allergies and wanting to ensure strict attentiveness by dining and kitchen staff. We tried to ensure them the same care and attentiveness is available through mytime dining as well but they feel more comfortable sticking with traditional. The 8 PM slot they have chosen would only work for my wife and I for 3 of the 7 nights due to times of shows we booked. My wife and I are planning on booking specialty dining on the other nights so not as to interfere with our show times but I got to thinking.........would we be able to eat in the mytime area of the dining room at a time of our choosing even if we stick with the traditional dining time on our booking?
  2. Aqua theatre show became available for booking on Jan 19 sailing on Allure last night! I guess the aqua theatre is in fact operational :)
  3. Any update? Its mid-week and still no aqua shows in cruise planner.....
  4. This is fantastic! Was very disappointed by the rumors that there would be no aqua show. BTW we will be on the same cruise
  5. Thanks for the detailed comparison! Really looking forward to my first celebrity cruise in May. hoping for a low key relaxing getaway.
  6. No Aqua shows available for booking on my January cruise even though everything else is. Is this not something Royal would notify cruisers of? Similar to an itinerary change? Would be disappointed if this was the case. The aqua theatre is one of the big draws to Oasis class for me.
  7. I feel this post may be intended as satire (at least I hope it is). If not, it seems as though you enjoy a lot of the different amenities and dining options available on ships. the reason for the 30 minute chair rule is so that other guests may enjoy the pool areas while you are off enjoying the other amenities.
  8. I wonder why this is? Royal is such a front runner with innovation, however, doesn't provide this option that other lines do. I understand it would be difficult to incorporate into existing ships but the new ones don't offer it either.
  9. Entertainment for my Allure sailing just opened yesterday at 86 days out........however, no aqua show showing available. Not sure whats up with that. Got 5 other shows booked so hopefully if the aqua show opens up it is available on one of the 2 free nights or I'll have to do some shuffling.
  10. Exactly! which makes the decision even harder! I think the aqua theatre and central park may win out though
  11. I am trying to make up my mind on the 7 night itinerary on Odyssey (Cococay, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Labadee) or the 7 night sailing on Symphony with the same itinerary for Jan 2021. I know I want this itinerary because of the 2 private island stops and had been leaning toward Symphony because we LOVE the Oasis class and because Quantum ships have been labeled 'cold'weather' ships. However, with the details of Odyssey released today it makes the decision harder.
  12. I do the exact opposite lol. Book the shows first and then dinner around my show reservations.
  13. I second this. Had the same experience on Oasis but just lucky it wasn't something we knew ahead of time. Had booked it for second night but it was cancelled due to technical issues with the floor in the pool but was able to see it on the last night.
  14. This is so pathetic, grown ass man acting like a spoiled child/teenager. What kind of an adult acts like this?! Why not enjoy your cruise? As if the captain is purposely missing ports to spite the passengers. Wanting a full refund on a cruise that was probably already discounted if it was sailing in an a stormy season. Its like cruising the Caribbean in September/October, cruises are a little cheaper and odds are pretty good that your itinerary will be changed due to storms/hurricanes. Regardless there is absolutely no reason for an adult to be acting like this.
  15. This has not been my experience although we book our dining times in advance. On the Oasis class ships I find it an excellent option. I look at the sailing itinerary, book the shows based on the itinerary (what time the ship leaves the ports it is at) and then book dining times accordingly. Even with different times on different evenings we always have the same table and waiters. I am a huge fan of the MTD!
  16. Since that article in 2017 the Ovation of the seas, The Norwegian Bliss, and Norwegian Joy (all huge ships by any standard) have all passed under the Lions gate bridge to the port of Vancouver.
  17. It will be Liberty moving to Mexican Riviera and will be offering a reposition around South America when she does move.
  18. I just recently booked two different round trips on the Eclipse out of Vancouver. Both are not standard cruises as they are shoulder season (one in spring, one in fall). I have not cruised Celebrity before however the deals offered were irresistible and included gratuities, UBP, and $150 per person OBC (and this was for an inside cabin!). This combined with the ease of no airfare it was a no-brainer for easy getaways (plus they both head south instead of to Alaska lol). I really hope this happens for me!
  19. I have never sailed on Celebrity but just booked 2 cruises with them today. They were offering some amazing onboard perks (prepaid gratuities, beverage package, and $150 per person OBC) and are out of my homeport of Vancouver so I couldn't resist. I know celebrity doesn't offer all the extra onboard activities that Royal does (slides, flowrider, etc) but its about managing expectations. These cruises will simply be about relaxation. I will continue to book Royal cruises to get my thrills.
  20. I could not agree more. The loyalty perks, while nice, are not the reason why I choose a specific cruise.
  21. I just got off Radiance this morning. Loved Samba but the location sucks. Only way to access it is through the outdoors around the sports court. If you need to use the restroom while dining, you need to go back outside, and some distance away. I think the space would be better served with a casual café or bar that would be used by the people enjoying the pool and sports decks. Perhaps a bbq pit similar to what Oasis is getting as part of its amplification.
  22. My exact thoughts when I started reading this post! Glad to see you joining this forum to post positive things! Happy sailings @Crummy!!!
  23. The biggest advantage to booking through a 3rd party is generally a lot less crowded excursion. There is a minimal risk involved such as the ship not waiting if there is an unforeseen delay or such but it is minimal. I remember doing a catamaran and snorkel in St. Kitts awhile back through a 3rd party. There were 4 of us in our group had signed up and when we arrived we were the only 4 people. The crew still went ahead and took us and we had a fantastic time! I have done similar excursions booked through the ship and they are always packed.
  24. Any RC ship sailing Mexican Riviera is welcome!!!!!!!! 3&4 night sailings even better as it would give us Westcoast peeps an opportunity for short getaways that the Floridians enjoy!
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