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Everything posted by whitsmom

  1. I think if you use a debit card then they may put a hold on your card (I've never done this though). I always use a credit card and have never had any holds.
  2. In all of our cruising, the only time we had a horrible bed was on the Radiance in July 2018. It was so uncomfortable. We ask for a mattress topper and it was just a lumpy hard cotton thing that reminded me of a moving pad. That still didn't stop us from having one of the best "bucket-list" cruises ever!
  3. This is what we do also. We did this on the Oasis with no issues.
  4. We booked a cruise for the week before Thanksgiving and my daughter & son-n-law will be taking the kids (13 & 11) out of schools. It is considered educational visiting other countries; however, I think they have to do a report on the places we visit.
  5. We like having breakfast in the main dinning room. We had never done that before until our last two cruises. We did love breakfast and Johnny Rockets on the Oasis too. We have never done the specialty restaurants before; however, we have 3-night specialty dining on our upcoming NCL cruise in November. We like having the same wait staff throughout the week. On our NCL cruise coming up they have my time dining so I guess I will find out if I hate it or love it.
  6. Me too! I would rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
  7. https://www.amazon.com/Cruise-Organizer-Holder-Retardant-Pocket/dp/B01HH6NLQ4/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=cruise+door+organizer&qid=1566495511&s=gateway&sr=8-6 This is the one I have used for years. I cost a bit more; however, it is mesh and easy to pack and store. It is the first item that I pack!
  8. We usually do $3-$5 per bag so that was right on as they had 12 bags.
  9. We have something similar for hubby's medicine. I have copy of Rx receipts inside the pocket just in case. We have never been questioned so far. I don't take any controlled meds so we don't have to carry the original container.
  10. We went on the Radiance (Vancouver to Seward) the a 3-day post tour to Denali. Used my hoodie, my fleece jacket, and I had a fleece vest that I wore more than anything else. However, inside Denali the day we were there was extremely HOT (80's) that we weren't expecting. We loved that trip.
  11. We started checking of our Bucket List too: Alaska (cruise & Land) - July 2018 Iceland (Magical Northern Lights Land tour) January 2020 Scotland, England, Italy and more
  12. Majesty (Western) in 1995! My daughter was just going into the 11th grade. Wow - seems so long ago. We had our one and only inside cabin. It was so small that we had to go out into the hall to change our mind! LOL. One night we had very rough seas and walking back to our room we were all over the place. My daughter was laughing saying that everyone would think that she was drunk!
  13. Surf and Stream for sure if you want to FaceTime.
  14. On the Oasis, it was on the pool deck; however, it did close up way too early for my Hubby and Grandkids liking!
  15. I always take magnets with clips and use them for all kinds of stuff (walls, doors, and even the ceiling)!
  16. This is the one we will be using from now on. Our Grandkids gave us this one for Christmas.
  17. We always decorate our door. It makes it so much easier to spot your cabin when all the doors look alike!
  18. We always do smart casual and then nicer/fancier stuff for formal nights. We do "dress up" fancy as a rule so we make it fun for us and get some good family pictures in the process. That being said, what everyone else wears has no baring on my experience at dinner and once they sit down - no one will know that they have shorts or pants on at that point.
  19. Thanks! This makes me feel more comfortable to fly now!
  20. We will leave ship as soon as possible. Thanks for the info as that will help us decide what to do.
  21. Looking for flights for upcoming November cruise out of New Orleans. I need to know what will be the earliest time for flight after we disembark. The best savings are early in the morning; however, I'm not sure what would be the safest "early" time. All of the afternoon flights are $$$$ and we may end up driving if we can do morning flights. We have a good cheap flight going down but we fly home on the Sunday before Thanksgiving!
  22. The Kids Sail Free is great; however, it doesn't work with the school breaks. This would work in your favor as you are tied to the typical school breaks. Our Grandkids loved the Oasis.
  23. Check Go Shuttle. I have used them several times at various airports.
  24. We have used WiFi calling (AT&T) using VOOM on the Oasis and Radiance. It worked great. We could use our phones perfectly including FaceTime. Just make sure that you have WiFi calling turned on before you start your cruise.
  25. We flew into Vancouver for our cruise a day early and we used Go Shuttle.
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