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DDaley last won the day on November 3 2021

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  • Birthday 08/22/1986

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  1. Oh thank you for the umbrella suggestion! I have an SPF one I usually bring with an arm clamp so any chair can be a shaded chair and I've added it to my list. We were already planning to each have a camel pack for the ruins, I drink around 150oz of water a day so I will need it in that heat!!
  2. My cruise this summer includes a tour of Ephesus but doesn't dock in Kusadasi until 1pm, around what time is the rush hour you mentioned? Hoping we may miss it with our arrival that late. Looks like the only other ships in port that day are 2 of the smaller, tall-ship style cruises.
  3. Yes, definitely. We were off the ship by 7:20am, taxied to the airport and had our rental car by 8. El Yunque was verrryy easily drivable from the airport (around 35 min) and within the rainforest, itself. A lot of the most scenic things are right off the road. I doubt you will ever find a tour that leaves that late in the day so this is definitely the way to see it.
  4. I am excited to hear about the Greek ports and Kusadasi since I am visiting them on another cruise line this summer (and Chania/Souda post-cruise). What an amazing balcony you had in Rome!
  5. I love that! I ended up texting a bunch of the art pieces on Oasis to my best friend (we both went to college for BFA in Art & Design) and he was loving them! Please enjoy the two I deemed funny enough to keep: PS. I love traveling solo! I have never been on a cruise alone but I would definitely be open to it. Being able to decide what YOU want to do when you want to is the best. Have the best time!
  6. This just happened to me too! I had put it in the cart at $78.99 per day for DBP+Voom and the current sale raised it to $88.99. I was able to purchase the other day at the lower price I had placed it in my cart at. A savings of $80! Very cool, always save your cart!
  7. Wow you guys all scared me and I went to buy the DBP+Voom for my Nav cruise out of LA and it was still in my cart at a lower price than currently advertised. They let me purchase it at the price from the cart! Its currently $88.99/pd but my price worked out to $78.99/pd. Thanks to Royal IT for this glitch, always save your cart!
  8. What you did was exactly right! Guest Services shouldnt be too bad if you go right upon boarding and don't wait till late afternoon or early evening when the line will be longest. Your 20 year old can be the adult next time, RC says to stay alone in a room you have to be 21!
  9. My magic number is around $400/night for the cabin which is the cheapest rate for a JS I've seen amongst the many cruises I've priced over the past few years. According to my data (which is only 92 cruises that interested me between 2020 and 2023, priced for 2), the average JS/night price is $566.
  10. I did exactly what you're asking before my cruise in November as our flight landed at 6am and we didnt board till noon. We dropped the bags at the Holiday Inn Port of Miami-Downtown since it's right by the entrance to the port and strolled around Bayfront Park and had some breakfast and cocktails until it was time to call the Uber. I walked right in and asked the concierge to hold my bags since we were checking into our cruise later and they don't question whether you're a guest or not. I always tip them upon my return.
  11. The most I have paid is $75/pd for the package that includes Voom. With Voom for 2 devices priced at ~ $13.87 for a 4 night cruise, I get to subtract that value from the $75 for my break even per day price. That puts my drink intake at $61.13 which divided by $10 cocktails is only 6-7 drinks a day. My fiance and I easily hit 7-10 drinks each depending on sea days so in the end even $75 is worth it. My 7-night on Explorer is scary, even at $69/pd its over $1100.. thinking I will bite the bullet but yeeesh. On our S2S in November I had final bills of $2 and $1.60 so it's definitely nice to have had come disembarkation!
  12. I really liked El Loco Fresh, Park Cafe and Solarium Bistro for breakfast.
  13. Wow, I can't believe you got a balcony to Alaska at $1900, I am looking now for 2023 and the cheapest balcony rooms are on OV/QT at ~$2500 for a 7 night from Seattle. I love the extra room in a JS but only book them when the per night rate is around $400. $757/night seems crazy crazy high to me; according to my extensive cruise pricing spreadsheet, the highest I have seen a JS is around $600/night on an OA class.
  14. I was wondering when my expiry date was, I ordered off your recommendation and sorta remembered early Jan. I have 3 left! Guess my fiance and I should test now just to use them.
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