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  1. Just for fun, I looked up the chefs table wine pairings and after going through the wines, the $25 doesn't seem that bad. The $25 basically covers the upcharge on glasses that would be over $13.

    The pinot grigio in the first course, I couldn't find on the menu in vintages on the app, so I'm going to assume normally is $13 or less.

    The Conundrum in course 2 is $16 in vintages

    The Peter Yealands Marlborough is sold by the bottle for $50 in vintages, and others in that range go for $15 a glass

    Chablis Premier Cru in course 4 is $21 a glass

    The 50th anniversary Robert Mondavi is $105 a bottle in vintages, so $26ish a glass by other comparisons. 

    Add up the differences over the $13 that the delux beverage package gets you and those wines and you get $25

    As a wine drinker myself, I'm looking forward to this in February when I'm on Oasis. 

  2. Like @WAAAYTOOO said, your best bet is to call them. That being said, we have 6 in a 2BRATS as well. Passengers 5 and 6 are the same rate as numbers 3 and 4, so if the two youngest are passengers 5 and 6 dropping them off shouldn't cause a reprice. I have booked a few of these rooms with 4 originally, and the base rate never changed when I added guests 5 and 6.

    You may lose your deposit for the two, or get it back as FCC depending on the CWC rules for your sailing.

  3. 34 minutes ago, Firemanswife2 said:

    We usually fly into our port city the day prior to a cruise. However, looking at RCCL flights to Barbados and it has one arriving day of the cruise. This makes me nervous.  I am afraid if we have a mechanical and the flight is late or canceled, we are completely out of luck.

    When you call Air2sea you can still select a flight that comes in the day before. Just tell the agent on the phone you want to do that. I did this with my last cruise just before the shutdown.

  4. @Steve in OrlandoI've done dolphin encounters at both Nassau and Cozumel, but not Sea World. Reading the description of the Sea World experience it sounds very similar to what we did in Nassau at Atlantis. In Cozumel, there was the opportunity to be pulled by their dorsal fin, pushed by a pair of dolphins by your feel, and other close encounters. If you have had this experience before at sea world, I don't think you will find any added benefit. I've done two dolphin experiences only because the one at Nassau was without the kids with us. When we were in Cozumel, we had the kids too, and they had not done a dolphin experience before, so that's why we did it again. Doing the push/pull, while neat, is not so amazing that had the kids not been with us we would have done a different excursion. 

    Hope my rambling answer helps....

     

  5. On 8/22/2021 at 3:42 PM, DanielleB said:

    Hello, can you tell me if you feel this excursion was worth the price.  My kids are really interested in swimming with dolphins and there are too many to choose from.  

    @DanielleB Welcome to the blogs. I don't exactly remember what I paid. I do know that we had a great time and that's all that really matters to me. The higher the price, the more "interactions" that you have with the dolphins, so if the kids are really interested in doing this, I would pull the trigger and go for it. When we were there, we had a lot of fun with the dolphins etc, the food was good, drinks were decent and then went snorkeling after so it was a good day. 

  6. We were there on our last liberty cruise. We did the dolphin thing, so most of everything was included. The food we had was decent, the drinks were okay - they weren't using top shelf booze by any means. There are plenty of areas for swimming etc. We brought our own snorkel mask that we got from amazon. They are really great, don't take up much room in the luggage, and saves us a cost for gear down the road at other destinations

    Here is a link

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VRHNSFD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  7. We did the VIP excursion at Chankanaab on out last liberty cruise. We had a good time. The manatee encounter is brief. You are standing on a platform and the manatee swims around while the keepers feed it lettuce and you can touch its back. I believe that the photographer took pictures. As far as the photo package, it was in the undreds of dollars and was not worth it to us. For a ball park price, on their website booking tickets on your own, adding the photo package was $50 per person for 10 pictures

  8. 15 hours ago, JLMoran said:

    So, we went up and did the college visit. And the college that had been my daughter's first choice for close on two years is suddenly one she isn't even going to apply to. Few reasons:

    First, she went onto niche.com and found it has a lot of negative reviews from students on just about every front. The quality of the professors, the academics, the housing... Biggest issue being that multiple students reported that professors don't take students experience into account. They reportedly teach everyone as if they're rank beginners with no accommodation for people who, say, already know color theory quite well or have a lot of experience drawing in perspective. Or just did the work of creating an AP-level art portfolio that got a 4 or 5 when evaluated.

     

    This is interesting. A friend of ours had a daughter just graduate from the school I believe you are talking about and was in their art program. I should reach out to her and see if she had the same experience. I usually take online reviews with a grain of salt because people are typically more apt to leave negative reviews than positive ones. If your daughter is interested, I bet I can put her in touch with my friend.

     

    PS, I'm glad you are all healed up, and I'm never grossed out by pictures!

     

  9. 9 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

    That's exactly the way it's been going for me.  SOMEtimes it will let me into 1 CP but once I leave that one, it will not allow me back into any other or even back into that same reservation.  If I wasn't using Incognito I would swear it was some kind of cookie issue.  It's MOST annoying.

    I've been having the same problems too for quite some time now as well. The beverage package intern must be at it again.

  10. Entertainment becomes bookable much closer to your sail date. Excursions for your TA may also take longer to show up considering everything that is going on. I have an Oasis sailing in 2023 that shows excursions in some of the Caribbean ports, but my Norway Cruise in July 2022 has nothing yet. 

  11. You should edit your cart. The cruise planner is confusing with their language. For the day bed as well, its per daybed, so you would book under 1 person, and then have access to the up to 4. Technically, the way you did it, you just purchased two day beds. 

    For the second part of your post, yes, you can invite others to join you in your cabana. In the cruise planner, you purchase it under 1 guest name. When you get to Coco Cay, you will be assigned a cabana number, and you will check in at the entrance to the cabana area. Once there, the attendant will give you wristbands, and ask you how many people will be joining you. I believe I have also been asked names of those people as well. 

  12. @UDPrincessmy kids are older than yours, my youngest was almost 5 for his first cruise, but have had a good time in the Adventure Ocean programs, so utilize their services for some free "babysitting." Go through some of the live blogs. There have been a few of us with kids that have sailed star class. (i'll try to find some to link here) One common thread with all of them are that the Genies are good at making the kids feel special.

    Edit: Here is one I remembered about with some younger littles

     

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