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  1. Brilliance does and Navigator doesn't. We chose Liberty because the new Suite Lounge is where the old Concierge Lounge was on Brilliance, and therefore, we assumed there would be windows. After I read this, I searched for pictures, and yes, the Liberty's Suite Lounge has lovely large windows, and an outside seating area. Disaster averted! 😎
  2. A suite lounge with no windows?!? Please, tell me this is not true on her sister Liberty. We board her in about 40 hours, and are looking forward to the lounge.
  3. When you're searching for cabins, click on "View Details". The description will indicate which suite class the cabin is in.
  4. I know this is tangential to your original question, but I have to recommend Prospector's Pizza when you visit Denali. http://prospectorspizza.com They have a pizza called "The Lower 48 It Ain't" that is something else. It has reindeer sausage and elk meatballs. It looks like a bit of a tourist trap, to be honest, but the food is delicious.
  5. Hooray for you, as well! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  6. So, like you, I was curious about this suite, but on Symphony. So a few weeks ago, I called RC and spoke with a very helpful man named Craig. We spent almost an hour on the phone, mainly trying to find a sailing where the Villa was available. He finally found one for October 3, 2020. I told him we had eight people, and while he checked on the price, I braced myself. So when he told me $17,331.80, you can imagine my excitement. For each of us, it was only $2,166.76! Apparently, I lucked into a combination of a sale (50% fare for second passenger, and reduced fares for the rest) and low-season. Craig told me that I could cancel within 24 hours with no penalty, so I put the deposit down without even consulting our friends (with whom we often cruise). He was so helpful and told me that he'd never booked this cabin before and he was a bit excited, too. We had already planned to have dinner and play cards with our friends that evening, so when I was telling them all about what I'd found, they were saying 'yes' before I'd even finished asking if they wanted to go. I'm so excited that I've got a countdown on my phone. Only 469 days, to go. 😎
  7. Thanks for the info. I didn't know about the facial recognition thing. Technology is staggering!
  8. So, on these boards, I have read that if a person buys the digital photo package, then during the cruise, they should have as many photos as possible taken in order to maximize the value. That makes sense. However, I have also read a comment from one passenger who says she only got about 20 pictures in the package even though her group posed for many more, and other people got many more pics ( one person said that they got 133 pictures.) So my question is, can I buy the digital package toward the end of the cruise? The purpose of buying it later would be to make sure we had enough pictures to make it worthwhile. So, is that possible, or do we have to buy it at the beginning of the week?
  9. If Haines is one of your stops, you can go to Moose Horn Laundry. We were in Haines last summer and I went there. For me, it turned out to be an excursion. I took the town's only taxi. He asked me when I wanted to go back, and he was there when he promised. While there, I got to talking with a young couple who live there and got to hear about their adventures in Alaska. On the trip back to port, somehow the conversation between the driver and me turned to hobbies. I mentioned that I love to knit. So he took me to a great yarn shop in beautiful downtown Haines. So I got all clean clothes for our family, spent less than it would have on the ship (and didn't have to wait 24 hours or more), and got to meet some very interesting locals. I don't remember exactly what the machines cost, but it was more than I would have expected. But Moose Horn is clean, neat, and in a beautiful location.
  10. In Galveston, we usually drop all luggage and everyone (except the driver) at the terminal. Then one person parks and takes the shuttle back with no luggage to struggle with.
  11. I've been wondering this. The Deluxe Beverage Package limits a guest to $12 drinks and what you ordered was $13. Did you have to pay the difference in prices? The FAQ tells me that Stars get the "Ultimate Beverage Package" (see screenshot). I can't seem to find the difference between the two. Any insight?
  12. I feel like I have to plan EVERYTHING, which to me is part of the fun. But this is part of being a Star, and I must get used to it (I say as I adjust my tiara.)
  13. Symphony, October 3, 2020
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