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  1. On Rhapsody out of Haifa this year, breakfast and lunch in the MDR was exactly the same every single day. It was a buffet for both with pretty much the exact same items (sometimes they'd have one fruit instead of another). No ordering off a menu. In general the food was pretty dull, considering dinner in the Windjammer consisted mainly of the items already offered in the MDR. Quite the letdown.
  2. To be honest it seems a bit too busy for me. I cruise for a relaxing time away from home where I don't have to cook or clean, with awesome views and falling asleep to the rocking of the sea. Just looking at that ship exhausts me.
  3. I'm in a crown loft suite for this one! Looking forward. It's my last double points cruise, so six points a day (since I'm also solo).
  4. I've gotten the refreshment package for $14/day in the past but I think that was a special deal for out of Haifa. I haven't seen it lower than $19.99 for Europe or USA. So far this sale I've bought the internet for $13.99/day and the 24-pack of water for $13.99. Both for my Oasis trip next month.
  5. I've never had a problem being seated at a small table by myself, before or after the lockdown. If they start to seat you with a group, say you want a single table. There are plenty of two-person tables and they shouldn't have an issue with it. Best to mention when you make the actual dining reservation with the concierge (or when you're on the phone with them before the cruise; you can ask them to note the request for a single table) but it's no big deal to ask when you're there, if you're unexpectedly being seated with strangers.
  6. Just came off of Rhapsody and unfortunately spent some time in the medical clinic. I noticed that at the front of the clinic, before you get to the nurses, there's a box that has little packets of motion sickness pills you could just take for free. They dissolve in your mouth. I took a little packet just in case.
  7. Also seeing issues when looking at cruise prices. It works selecting a cabin but when you enter your Crown and Anchor number it claims it's not valid and keeps you on that page.
  8. There's definitely a broad range. Some wear black tie, because they enjoy it, and others wear khakis and a nice shirt. It really depends on the guest. They don't really police it, though I'd expect on formal night they'd gently remind people wearing t-shirts that it's formal night. But one could get away with a lot that isn't a t-shirt and jeans (honestly, some even come in jeans with a nice-ish shirt and they're fine). Personally, I avoid formal night (you're not getting me in pantyhose on vacation and I like to wear t-shirt and jeans most days, especially when relaxing). Instead, I visit the Windjammer buffet for dinner instead, or book a specialty restaurant that night. On non-formal nights in the main dining room, you can wear almost anything except swimwear. And you need a shirt and shoes.
  9. With all the motion sickness remedies and prescriptions I've tried, what's worked the best and most consistently is green apples. When I'm on a cruise I always have one or two in my stateroom.
  10. Then again, if you book one of the highest decks and the weather gets choppy, that's where you're most likely to get sea sick. There was one very bad day on Jewel of the Seas a few years ago where the spa on (I *think*) Deck 14 experienced so many people getting seasick that they called for cleanup like five times that day. I was one of them. And one of the spa employees confessed she was another. A couple employees agreed it was the worst weather they'd experienced in their years at sea. And the cleaning crew said they'd been up and down the ship nonstop all day. They were super-professional though and had cleanup down to an absolute science. This was right before the pandemic so there was no COVID risk; just a bunch of seasick people.
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