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  1. We used to be very port intensive......only one sea day total for 2 cruises when we first started. Now we look for itineraries that have 2-3 sea days so we have time to slow down and relax.
  2. We did that..........sorta. Went from Bayonne to Port Canaveral, Nassau, and PDCC on Anthem for NYE cruise 2 years ago. Last fall we went from Bayonne to Port Canaveral, Nassau, and PDCC on OASIS. The NYE cruise was Packed wall to wall with people, the Oasis cruise sailed at 40% capacity (LOVED IT) so it is hard to compare the experiences.
  3. Our vote would also be for Symphony of the Seas. Our first Oasis class ship, everything was modern, clean, and still had that "new ship" smell. Great mix of open spaces, places to eat, and shows. Love those Piano stairs on the way to the top deck.
  4. We went on 2 cruises and had the opportunity to see CATS numerous times...........but never went. I've heard it's THAT bad!
  5. Can we count the Aqua 80's show on Oasis?!!!! If not, We Will Rock You on Anthem was great. Least fave...............Spectra's Cabaret?
  6. We just had this happen on our cruise at end of May. Some of our tags said Diamond but others were labeled Platinum. It was not a big deal and luggage made it to our room. Our sea pass cards were all correct!
  7. Maria....we used Get Transfer(s) to book a private transfer from Venice to the cruise port. They offer longer transfers if you want to stop at the beach or other places on the way.
  8. We didn't take the shuttle to the airport but were quoted $45 and $55 per person during our research. We went to Ravenna and rode the train to Munich.
  9. We used Get Transfers for our trip from Venice to Porto Corsini. Very nice Mercedes van and driver helped with all of our bags.
  10. We booked our tours in Dubrovnik (Game of Thrones walking tour), Mykonos (went to Paradise beach on our own), and Split (Blue Lagoon 3 island tour), plus we booked a Royal excursion in Santorini (Oia and Fira plus winery bus tour). If I could do it again, we would have gotten off ship early to walk the city walls in Dubrovnik, done the GOT tour, and then rode the cable car up the mountain for late lunch. Walking around Mykonos is amazing but also very confusing. We didn't have much time at the beach after spending a lot of time in town. The Blue Lagoon was okay (bring beach shoes) but the small fishing village we stopped at for lunch was our favorite part. Our Royal Excursion for Santorini worked out great, Santorini is somewhat spread out so we saw a lot and still had time to explore on our own and ride the cable car back to the tender.
  11. Yes, we were on the May 29th Brilliance cruise out of Ravenna. We booked with Get Transfers from Piazzale Roma (Venice bus station) to Porto Corsini. Communication was a little disjointed but we found our driver and made it to the cruise an hour earlier than expected. At end of cruise, we planned to take a cab from Porto Corsini to Ravenna train station but during the cruise the Cruise Compass advertised shuttle bus transport to the train station for $10 per person. We signed up for that and everything worked great. It took less than 5 minutes to walk off the ship and wait in the shuttle bus line. Please let me know if you have additional questions.
  12. There can really be only ONE song that we can't get our of our heads.....................
  13. Yes, we have done this multiple times with no issues.
  14. Which ship and ports are you visiting? We just completed a 7 night Brilliance Greek/Croatia cruise and saved all of the cruise compasses if anyone needs them.
  15. We definitely hit the 140 point milestone during our Brilliance cruise. The block arrived after the top tier event. It definitely says Symphony! Not really a big issue for us. Might be a supply and demand issue. The gift shop was out of the cruise ship Christmas ornaments (said they sold out the first day).
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