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    packercruising got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in ?????   
    Wrong forum, and what kind of headline is that?
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    packercruising got a reaction from MKMAJ1 in NCL vs RCI   
    Congrats on the Not doing Carnival again. 馃檪聽We are Diamond on RCI and Platinum on NCL. We prefer RCI overall. You can always count on the Windjammer and Schooners, not matter the ship.聽 Someone did a YouTube video comparing them and RCI came out ahead on that one too. They did give kudos to NCL for the Waterfront concept.
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    packercruising reacted to Matt in cruise from port canaveral   
    Don't overlook a hotel in Orlando. If you are flying into Orlando, you may find hotel options there more plentiful and cheaper than Cocoa beach.
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    packercruising reacted to WAAAYTOOO in cruise from port canaveral   
    We rent from Hertz at the Orlando airport and stay at the Residence Inn in Coco Beach. 聽Hertz has a rental office within walking distance of the RI so you can use the car all day and into the evening (even after the Hertz office has closed). It鈥檚 very convenient. Then, for returning back to Orlando, we take a Royal bus shuttle from the port. 聽We normally avoid the cruise shuttles, but this is one exception as it is reliable and convenient. 聽
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    packercruising got a reaction from teddy in Weather in Miami in february   
    Being from N. WI, I consider it hot. Probably somewhere in between all these response聽as the opinions are largely based on where they live.聽聽
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    packercruising got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Weather in Miami in february   
    Being from N. WI, I consider it hot. Probably somewhere in between all these response聽as the opinions are largely based on where they live.聽聽
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    packercruising reacted to Matt in Weather in Miami in february   
    I need to mention that for Floridians, "cold" is anything less than a 70 degrees聽Fahrenheit.
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    packercruising reacted to wrh2016 in Weather in Miami in february   
    We cruise from Miami almost every year in February聽(couple from San Juan).聽 It is almost always in the 70's and sunny.聽 Perfect!聽聽馃槈
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    packercruising reacted to SpeedNoodles in ?????   
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    packercruising got a reaction from LilLady in Fully covered shoes in the windjammer   
    This is the Windjammer after all. It doesn't get more casual than that. The only place I wear sandals is on a cruise and we eat at the WJ a lot.
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    packercruising got a reaction from Big Tule in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    A few thoughts on our recently completed Adventure Of The Seas cruise;
    A BULLET POINT REVIEW OF OUR ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS CRUISE OCTOBER 7-20, 2019
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall we would give this ship a 4 out of 5 rating.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ports were Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland, Saint John, Boston and Port Canaveral. Disembark was in Ft. Lauderdale. Due to strong winds and choppy seas, we had to bypass Halifax.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Embarkation was a breeze, once we got to the terminal. The seapass we printed out worked for purchases on the ship until we got to our cabin and picked up the key card.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Our cabin steward was Corina and she was truly awesome!
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. We have sailed it before, in 2008, but it was refurbished not too long ago.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The food on the ship is very good. Some people will complain that there was little variety, but they must not have paid attention. Every night was a theme night in the Windjammer buffet that featured food from other cultures. There was also basic food that you could get every day. If you enjoy breakfast, the Windjammer was an awesome spot to eat because we could get almost whatever we liked. Their pastries and baked goods were really good. There was ice cream every night and a soft serve yogurt machine available all day.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Internet was very good most of the cruise. We got the single device package and traded off. No sense buying two packages when one will do.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall the service on the ship was terrific! Bar service in the MDR was really bad, though. This seems to happen a lot.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We encountered 3 major storms. As mentioned, we had to bypass Halifax and had to leave Boston early due to storms. We also had a major storm going in to Port Canaveral. We were able to cancel our planned excursion and get a refund.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You may have heard about the passenger that had a stroke and had to be medevac鈥檇. That was our ship and the storm made it more difficult.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We only had to tender at Bar Harbor and that went pretty well. We also had to pass through customs twice and that went quite swiftly.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 One minor complaint is the slowness of the elevators. Sometimes they would pass us by several times before stopping and often they were full. It really didn鈥檛 help that one of the 4 elevators was out of service often.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 By far, our favorite bar was the Duck&Dog Pub. They had the best bartenders and servers. It is also close to food and entertainment. We also liked the Pool Bar, but it was a bit out of our way, and the weather generally didn鈥檛 lend itself to spending much time there.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Speaking of entertainment, we didn鈥檛 go to many of the stage shows. The magician was really good and the ice show is always worth going to. For the ice show, you no longer need to stand in line to get tickets. Now you need to stand in line before the show. First Come, first served. The Top Tier Event was a waste of time. The house band, Mega 4 was very good and we often planned what we were going to do based on when and where they were playing. We weren鈥檛 very impressed with the pianist in the Schooner bar, but seem to be in the minority as he had quite a following. We also didn鈥檛 like the bar service in Schooner, which is something I never thought would happen. Others mentioned specific bar tenders that were really good, so maybe we just had bad luck the times we were there. 聽
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disembarking was fast and easy. Since we had already gone through customs in Boston, we did not have to do it in Ft. Lauderdale. Very hot and humid day. Plenty of taxis available, but we managed to get the last two seats on the airport shuttle. Much cheaper. We did curb side check in at the airport and I highly recommend this as the check in lines inside were very long.
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    packercruising reacted to KathyC in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    Sounds like you had a great cruise!聽 Thanks for sharing!!聽
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    packercruising got a reaction from Sarah in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    A few thoughts on our recently completed Adventure Of The Seas cruise;
    A BULLET POINT REVIEW OF OUR ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS CRUISE OCTOBER 7-20, 2019
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall we would give this ship a 4 out of 5 rating.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ports were Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland, Saint John, Boston and Port Canaveral. Disembark was in Ft. Lauderdale. Due to strong winds and choppy seas, we had to bypass Halifax.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Embarkation was a breeze, once we got to the terminal. The seapass we printed out worked for purchases on the ship until we got to our cabin and picked up the key card.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Our cabin steward was Corina and she was truly awesome!
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. We have sailed it before, in 2008, but it was refurbished not too long ago.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The food on the ship is very good. Some people will complain that there was little variety, but they must not have paid attention. Every night was a theme night in the Windjammer buffet that featured food from other cultures. There was also basic food that you could get every day. If you enjoy breakfast, the Windjammer was an awesome spot to eat because we could get almost whatever we liked. Their pastries and baked goods were really good. There was ice cream every night and a soft serve yogurt machine available all day.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Internet was very good most of the cruise. We got the single device package and traded off. No sense buying two packages when one will do.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall the service on the ship was terrific! Bar service in the MDR was really bad, though. This seems to happen a lot.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We encountered 3 major storms. As mentioned, we had to bypass Halifax and had to leave Boston early due to storms. We also had a major storm going in to Port Canaveral. We were able to cancel our planned excursion and get a refund.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You may have heard about the passenger that had a stroke and had to be medevac鈥檇. That was our ship and the storm made it more difficult.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We only had to tender at Bar Harbor and that went pretty well. We also had to pass through customs twice and that went quite swiftly.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 One minor complaint is the slowness of the elevators. Sometimes they would pass us by several times before stopping and often they were full. It really didn鈥檛 help that one of the 4 elevators was out of service often.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 By far, our favorite bar was the Duck&Dog Pub. They had the best bartenders and servers. It is also close to food and entertainment. We also liked the Pool Bar, but it was a bit out of our way, and the weather generally didn鈥檛 lend itself to spending much time there.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Speaking of entertainment, we didn鈥檛 go to many of the stage shows. The magician was really good and the ice show is always worth going to. For the ice show, you no longer need to stand in line to get tickets. Now you need to stand in line before the show. First Come, first served. The Top Tier Event was a waste of time. The house band, Mega 4 was very good and we often planned what we were going to do based on when and where they were playing. We weren鈥檛 very impressed with the pianist in the Schooner bar, but seem to be in the minority as he had quite a following. We also didn鈥檛 like the bar service in Schooner, which is something I never thought would happen. Others mentioned specific bar tenders that were really good, so maybe we just had bad luck the times we were there. 聽
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disembarking was fast and easy. Since we had already gone through customs in Boston, we did not have to do it in Ft. Lauderdale. Very hot and humid day. Plenty of taxis available, but we managed to get the last two seats on the airport shuttle. Much cheaper. We did curb side check in at the airport and I highly recommend this as the check in lines inside were very long.
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    packercruising got a reaction from KathyC in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    A few thoughts on our recently completed Adventure Of The Seas cruise;
    A BULLET POINT REVIEW OF OUR ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS CRUISE OCTOBER 7-20, 2019
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall we would give this ship a 4 out of 5 rating.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ports were Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland, Saint John, Boston and Port Canaveral. Disembark was in Ft. Lauderdale. Due to strong winds and choppy seas, we had to bypass Halifax.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Embarkation was a breeze, once we got to the terminal. The seapass we printed out worked for purchases on the ship until we got to our cabin and picked up the key card.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Our cabin steward was Corina and she was truly awesome!
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. We have sailed it before, in 2008, but it was refurbished not too long ago.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The food on the ship is very good. Some people will complain that there was little variety, but they must not have paid attention. Every night was a theme night in the Windjammer buffet that featured food from other cultures. There was also basic food that you could get every day. If you enjoy breakfast, the Windjammer was an awesome spot to eat because we could get almost whatever we liked. Their pastries and baked goods were really good. There was ice cream every night and a soft serve yogurt machine available all day.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Internet was very good most of the cruise. We got the single device package and traded off. No sense buying two packages when one will do.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall the service on the ship was terrific! Bar service in the MDR was really bad, though. This seems to happen a lot.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We encountered 3 major storms. As mentioned, we had to bypass Halifax and had to leave Boston early due to storms. We also had a major storm going in to Port Canaveral. We were able to cancel our planned excursion and get a refund.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You may have heard about the passenger that had a stroke and had to be medevac鈥檇. That was our ship and the storm made it more difficult.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We only had to tender at Bar Harbor and that went pretty well. We also had to pass through customs twice and that went quite swiftly.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 One minor complaint is the slowness of the elevators. Sometimes they would pass us by several times before stopping and often they were full. It really didn鈥檛 help that one of the 4 elevators was out of service often.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 By far, our favorite bar was the Duck&Dog Pub. They had the best bartenders and servers. It is also close to food and entertainment. We also liked the Pool Bar, but it was a bit out of our way, and the weather generally didn鈥檛 lend itself to spending much time there.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Speaking of entertainment, we didn鈥檛 go to many of the stage shows. The magician was really good and the ice show is always worth going to. For the ice show, you no longer need to stand in line to get tickets. Now you need to stand in line before the show. First Come, first served. The Top Tier Event was a waste of time. The house band, Mega 4 was very good and we often planned what we were going to do based on when and where they were playing. We weren鈥檛 very impressed with the pianist in the Schooner bar, but seem to be in the minority as he had quite a following. We also didn鈥檛 like the bar service in Schooner, which is something I never thought would happen. Others mentioned specific bar tenders that were really good, so maybe we just had bad luck the times we were there. 聽
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disembarking was fast and easy. Since we had already gone through customs in Boston, we did not have to do it in Ft. Lauderdale. Very hot and humid day. Plenty of taxis available, but we managed to get the last two seats on the airport shuttle. Much cheaper. We did curb side check in at the airport and I highly recommend this as the check in lines inside were very long.
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    packercruising got a reaction from Vwjo in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    A few thoughts on our recently completed Adventure Of The Seas cruise;
    A BULLET POINT REVIEW OF OUR ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS CRUISE OCTOBER 7-20, 2019
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall we would give this ship a 4 out of 5 rating.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ports were Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland, Saint John, Boston and Port Canaveral. Disembark was in Ft. Lauderdale. Due to strong winds and choppy seas, we had to bypass Halifax.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Embarkation was a breeze, once we got to the terminal. The seapass we printed out worked for purchases on the ship until we got to our cabin and picked up the key card.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Our cabin steward was Corina and she was truly awesome!
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. We have sailed it before, in 2008, but it was refurbished not too long ago.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The food on the ship is very good. Some people will complain that there was little variety, but they must not have paid attention. Every night was a theme night in the Windjammer buffet that featured food from other cultures. There was also basic food that you could get every day. If you enjoy breakfast, the Windjammer was an awesome spot to eat because we could get almost whatever we liked. Their pastries and baked goods were really good. There was ice cream every night and a soft serve yogurt machine available all day.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Internet was very good most of the cruise. We got the single device package and traded off. No sense buying two packages when one will do.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall the service on the ship was terrific! Bar service in the MDR was really bad, though. This seems to happen a lot.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We encountered 3 major storms. As mentioned, we had to bypass Halifax and had to leave Boston early due to storms. We also had a major storm going in to Port Canaveral. We were able to cancel our planned excursion and get a refund.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You may have heard about the passenger that had a stroke and had to be medevac鈥檇. That was our ship and the storm made it more difficult.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We only had to tender at Bar Harbor and that went pretty well. We also had to pass through customs twice and that went quite swiftly.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 One minor complaint is the slowness of the elevators. Sometimes they would pass us by several times before stopping and often they were full. It really didn鈥檛 help that one of the 4 elevators was out of service often.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 By far, our favorite bar was the Duck&Dog Pub. They had the best bartenders and servers. It is also close to food and entertainment. We also liked the Pool Bar, but it was a bit out of our way, and the weather generally didn鈥檛 lend itself to spending much time there.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Speaking of entertainment, we didn鈥檛 go to many of the stage shows. The magician was really good and the ice show is always worth going to. For the ice show, you no longer need to stand in line to get tickets. Now you need to stand in line before the show. First Come, first served. The Top Tier Event was a waste of time. The house band, Mega 4 was very good and we often planned what we were going to do based on when and where they were playing. We weren鈥檛 very impressed with the pianist in the Schooner bar, but seem to be in the minority as he had quite a following. We also didn鈥檛 like the bar service in Schooner, which is something I never thought would happen. Others mentioned specific bar tenders that were really good, so maybe we just had bad luck the times we were there. 聽
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disembarking was fast and easy. Since we had already gone through customs in Boston, we did not have to do it in Ft. Lauderdale. Very hot and humid day. Plenty of taxis available, but we managed to get the last two seats on the airport shuttle. Much cheaper. We did curb side check in at the airport and I highly recommend this as the check in lines inside were very long.
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    packercruising got a reaction from KristiZ in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    A few thoughts on our recently completed Adventure Of The Seas cruise;
    A BULLET POINT REVIEW OF OUR ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS CRUISE OCTOBER 7-20, 2019
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall we would give this ship a 4 out of 5 rating.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ports were Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland, Saint John, Boston and Port Canaveral. Disembark was in Ft. Lauderdale. Due to strong winds and choppy seas, we had to bypass Halifax.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Embarkation was a breeze, once we got to the terminal. The seapass we printed out worked for purchases on the ship until we got to our cabin and picked up the key card.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Our cabin steward was Corina and she was truly awesome!
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. We have sailed it before, in 2008, but it was refurbished not too long ago.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The food on the ship is very good. Some people will complain that there was little variety, but they must not have paid attention. Every night was a theme night in the Windjammer buffet that featured food from other cultures. There was also basic food that you could get every day. If you enjoy breakfast, the Windjammer was an awesome spot to eat because we could get almost whatever we liked. Their pastries and baked goods were really good. There was ice cream every night and a soft serve yogurt machine available all day.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Internet was very good most of the cruise. We got the single device package and traded off. No sense buying two packages when one will do.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall the service on the ship was terrific! Bar service in the MDR was really bad, though. This seems to happen a lot.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We encountered 3 major storms. As mentioned, we had to bypass Halifax and had to leave Boston early due to storms. We also had a major storm going in to Port Canaveral. We were able to cancel our planned excursion and get a refund.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You may have heard about the passenger that had a stroke and had to be medevac鈥檇. That was our ship and the storm made it more difficult.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We only had to tender at Bar Harbor and that went pretty well. We also had to pass through customs twice and that went quite swiftly.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 One minor complaint is the slowness of the elevators. Sometimes they would pass us by several times before stopping and often they were full. It really didn鈥檛 help that one of the 4 elevators was out of service often.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 By far, our favorite bar was the Duck&Dog Pub. They had the best bartenders and servers. It is also close to food and entertainment. We also liked the Pool Bar, but it was a bit out of our way, and the weather generally didn鈥檛 lend itself to spending much time there.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Speaking of entertainment, we didn鈥檛 go to many of the stage shows. The magician was really good and the ice show is always worth going to. For the ice show, you no longer need to stand in line to get tickets. Now you need to stand in line before the show. First Come, first served. The Top Tier Event was a waste of time. The house band, Mega 4 was very good and we often planned what we were going to do based on when and where they were playing. We weren鈥檛 very impressed with the pianist in the Schooner bar, but seem to be in the minority as he had quite a following. We also didn鈥檛 like the bar service in Schooner, which is something I never thought would happen. Others mentioned specific bar tenders that were really good, so maybe we just had bad luck the times we were there. 聽
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disembarking was fast and easy. Since we had already gone through customs in Boston, we did not have to do it in Ft. Lauderdale. Very hot and humid day. Plenty of taxis available, but we managed to get the last two seats on the airport shuttle. Much cheaper. We did curb side check in at the airport and I highly recommend this as the check in lines inside were very long.
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    packercruising got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    A few thoughts on our recently completed Adventure Of The Seas cruise;
    A BULLET POINT REVIEW OF OUR ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS CRUISE OCTOBER 7-20, 2019
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall we would give this ship a 4 out of 5 rating.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ports were Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland, Saint John, Boston and Port Canaveral. Disembark was in Ft. Lauderdale. Due to strong winds and choppy seas, we had to bypass Halifax.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Embarkation was a breeze, once we got to the terminal. The seapass we printed out worked for purchases on the ship until we got to our cabin and picked up the key card.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Our cabin steward was Corina and she was truly awesome!
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. We have sailed it before, in 2008, but it was refurbished not too long ago.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The food on the ship is very good. Some people will complain that there was little variety, but they must not have paid attention. Every night was a theme night in the Windjammer buffet that featured food from other cultures. There was also basic food that you could get every day. If you enjoy breakfast, the Windjammer was an awesome spot to eat because we could get almost whatever we liked. Their pastries and baked goods were really good. There was ice cream every night and a soft serve yogurt machine available all day.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Internet was very good most of the cruise. We got the single device package and traded off. No sense buying two packages when one will do.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall the service on the ship was terrific! Bar service in the MDR was really bad, though. This seems to happen a lot.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We encountered 3 major storms. As mentioned, we had to bypass Halifax and had to leave Boston early due to storms. We also had a major storm going in to Port Canaveral. We were able to cancel our planned excursion and get a refund.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You may have heard about the passenger that had a stroke and had to be medevac鈥檇. That was our ship and the storm made it more difficult.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We only had to tender at Bar Harbor and that went pretty well. We also had to pass through customs twice and that went quite swiftly.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 One minor complaint is the slowness of the elevators. Sometimes they would pass us by several times before stopping and often they were full. It really didn鈥檛 help that one of the 4 elevators was out of service often.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 By far, our favorite bar was the Duck&Dog Pub. They had the best bartenders and servers. It is also close to food and entertainment. We also liked the Pool Bar, but it was a bit out of our way, and the weather generally didn鈥檛 lend itself to spending much time there.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Speaking of entertainment, we didn鈥檛 go to many of the stage shows. The magician was really good and the ice show is always worth going to. For the ice show, you no longer need to stand in line to get tickets. Now you need to stand in line before the show. First Come, first served. The Top Tier Event was a waste of time. The house band, Mega 4 was very good and we often planned what we were going to do based on when and where they were playing. We weren鈥檛 very impressed with the pianist in the Schooner bar, but seem to be in the minority as he had quite a following. We also didn鈥檛 like the bar service in Schooner, which is something I never thought would happen. Others mentioned specific bar tenders that were really good, so maybe we just had bad luck the times we were there. 聽
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disembarking was fast and easy. Since we had already gone through customs in Boston, we did not have to do it in Ft. Lauderdale. Very hot and humid day. Plenty of taxis available, but we managed to get the last two seats on the airport shuttle. Much cheaper. We did curb side check in at the airport and I highly recommend this as the check in lines inside were very long.
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    packercruising got a reaction from Skigoofy in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    A few thoughts on our recently completed Adventure Of The Seas cruise;
    A BULLET POINT REVIEW OF OUR ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS CRUISE OCTOBER 7-20, 2019
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall we would give this ship a 4 out of 5 rating.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ports were Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland, Saint John, Boston and Port Canaveral. Disembark was in Ft. Lauderdale. Due to strong winds and choppy seas, we had to bypass Halifax.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Embarkation was a breeze, once we got to the terminal. The seapass we printed out worked for purchases on the ship until we got to our cabin and picked up the key card.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Our cabin steward was Corina and she was truly awesome!
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. We have sailed it before, in 2008, but it was refurbished not too long ago.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The food on the ship is very good. Some people will complain that there was little variety, but they must not have paid attention. Every night was a theme night in the Windjammer buffet that featured food from other cultures. There was also basic food that you could get every day. If you enjoy breakfast, the Windjammer was an awesome spot to eat because we could get almost whatever we liked. Their pastries and baked goods were really good. There was ice cream every night and a soft serve yogurt machine available all day.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Internet was very good most of the cruise. We got the single device package and traded off. No sense buying two packages when one will do.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall the service on the ship was terrific! Bar service in the MDR was really bad, though. This seems to happen a lot.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We encountered 3 major storms. As mentioned, we had to bypass Halifax and had to leave Boston early due to storms. We also had a major storm going in to Port Canaveral. We were able to cancel our planned excursion and get a refund.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You may have heard about the passenger that had a stroke and had to be medevac鈥檇. That was our ship and the storm made it more difficult.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We only had to tender at Bar Harbor and that went pretty well. We also had to pass through customs twice and that went quite swiftly.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 One minor complaint is the slowness of the elevators. Sometimes they would pass us by several times before stopping and often they were full. It really didn鈥檛 help that one of the 4 elevators was out of service often.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 By far, our favorite bar was the Duck&Dog Pub. They had the best bartenders and servers. It is also close to food and entertainment. We also liked the Pool Bar, but it was a bit out of our way, and the weather generally didn鈥檛 lend itself to spending much time there.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Speaking of entertainment, we didn鈥檛 go to many of the stage shows. The magician was really good and the ice show is always worth going to. For the ice show, you no longer need to stand in line to get tickets. Now you need to stand in line before the show. First Come, first served. The Top Tier Event was a waste of time. The house band, Mega 4 was very good and we often planned what we were going to do based on when and where they were playing. We weren鈥檛 very impressed with the pianist in the Schooner bar, but seem to be in the minority as he had quite a following. We also didn鈥檛 like the bar service in Schooner, which is something I never thought would happen. Others mentioned specific bar tenders that were really good, so maybe we just had bad luck the times we were there. 聽
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disembarking was fast and easy. Since we had already gone through customs in Boston, we did not have to do it in Ft. Lauderdale. Very hot and humid day. Plenty of taxis available, but we managed to get the last two seats on the airport shuttle. Much cheaper. We did curb side check in at the airport and I highly recommend this as the check in lines inside were very long.
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    packercruising got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Hawaii from Seattle?   
    My apologies! The review has been moved to the Live Blog forum. Thank you for letting me know.
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    packercruising got a reaction from JLMoran in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    A few thoughts on our recently completed Adventure Of The Seas cruise;
    A BULLET POINT REVIEW OF OUR ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS CRUISE OCTOBER 7-20, 2019
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall we would give this ship a 4 out of 5 rating.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ports were Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland, Saint John, Boston and Port Canaveral. Disembark was in Ft. Lauderdale. Due to strong winds and choppy seas, we had to bypass Halifax.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Embarkation was a breeze, once we got to the terminal. The seapass we printed out worked for purchases on the ship until we got to our cabin and picked up the key card.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Our cabin steward was Corina and she was truly awesome!
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. We have sailed it before, in 2008, but it was refurbished not too long ago.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The food on the ship is very good. Some people will complain that there was little variety, but they must not have paid attention. Every night was a theme night in the Windjammer buffet that featured food from other cultures. There was also basic food that you could get every day. If you enjoy breakfast, the Windjammer was an awesome spot to eat because we could get almost whatever we liked. Their pastries and baked goods were really good. There was ice cream every night and a soft serve yogurt machine available all day.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Internet was very good most of the cruise. We got the single device package and traded off. No sense buying two packages when one will do.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall the service on the ship was terrific! Bar service in the MDR was really bad, though. This seems to happen a lot.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We encountered 3 major storms. As mentioned, we had to bypass Halifax and had to leave Boston early due to storms. We also had a major storm going in to Port Canaveral. We were able to cancel our planned excursion and get a refund.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You may have heard about the passenger that had a stroke and had to be medevac鈥檇. That was our ship and the storm made it more difficult.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We only had to tender at Bar Harbor and that went pretty well. We also had to pass through customs twice and that went quite swiftly.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 One minor complaint is the slowness of the elevators. Sometimes they would pass us by several times before stopping and often they were full. It really didn鈥檛 help that one of the 4 elevators was out of service often.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 By far, our favorite bar was the Duck&Dog Pub. They had the best bartenders and servers. It is also close to food and entertainment. We also liked the Pool Bar, but it was a bit out of our way, and the weather generally didn鈥檛 lend itself to spending much time there.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Speaking of entertainment, we didn鈥檛 go to many of the stage shows. The magician was really good and the ice show is always worth going to. For the ice show, you no longer need to stand in line to get tickets. Now you need to stand in line before the show. First Come, first served. The Top Tier Event was a waste of time. The house band, Mega 4 was very good and we often planned what we were going to do based on when and where they were playing. We weren鈥檛 very impressed with the pianist in the Schooner bar, but seem to be in the minority as he had quite a following. We also didn鈥檛 like the bar service in Schooner, which is something I never thought would happen. Others mentioned specific bar tenders that were really good, so maybe we just had bad luck the times we were there. 聽
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disembarking was fast and easy. Since we had already gone through customs in Boston, we did not have to do it in Ft. Lauderdale. Very hot and humid day. Plenty of taxis available, but we managed to get the last two seats on the airport shuttle. Much cheaper. We did curb side check in at the airport and I highly recommend this as the check in lines inside were very long.
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    packercruising got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Post Cruise Review Of 2019 Snowbird Cruise   
    A few thoughts on our recently completed Adventure Of The Seas cruise;
    A BULLET POINT REVIEW OF OUR ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS CRUISE OCTOBER 7-20, 2019
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall we would give this ship a 4 out of 5 rating.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ports were Quebec City, Prince Edward Island, Sydney, Halifax, Bar Harbor, Portland, Saint John, Boston and Port Canaveral. Disembark was in Ft. Lauderdale. Due to strong winds and choppy seas, we had to bypass Halifax.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Embarkation was a breeze, once we got to the terminal. The seapass we printed out worked for purchases on the ship until we got to our cabin and picked up the key card.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Our cabin steward was Corina and she was truly awesome!
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adventure of the Seas is a beautiful ship and accommodates about 3,000 passengers. We have sailed it before, in 2008, but it was refurbished not too long ago.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 The food on the ship is very good. Some people will complain that there was little variety, but they must not have paid attention. Every night was a theme night in the Windjammer buffet that featured food from other cultures. There was also basic food that you could get every day. If you enjoy breakfast, the Windjammer was an awesome spot to eat because we could get almost whatever we liked. Their pastries and baked goods were really good. There was ice cream every night and a soft serve yogurt machine available all day.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Internet was very good most of the cruise. We got the single device package and traded off. No sense buying two packages when one will do.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Overall the service on the ship was terrific! Bar service in the MDR was really bad, though. This seems to happen a lot.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We encountered 3 major storms. As mentioned, we had to bypass Halifax and had to leave Boston early due to storms. We also had a major storm going in to Port Canaveral. We were able to cancel our planned excursion and get a refund.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 You may have heard about the passenger that had a stroke and had to be medevac鈥檇. That was our ship and the storm made it more difficult.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 We only had to tender at Bar Harbor and that went pretty well. We also had to pass through customs twice and that went quite swiftly.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 One minor complaint is the slowness of the elevators. Sometimes they would pass us by several times before stopping and often they were full. It really didn鈥檛 help that one of the 4 elevators was out of service often.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 By far, our favorite bar was the Duck&Dog Pub. They had the best bartenders and servers. It is also close to food and entertainment. We also liked the Pool Bar, but it was a bit out of our way, and the weather generally didn鈥檛 lend itself to spending much time there.
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Speaking of entertainment, we didn鈥檛 go to many of the stage shows. The magician was really good and the ice show is always worth going to. For the ice show, you no longer need to stand in line to get tickets. Now you need to stand in line before the show. First Come, first served. The Top Tier Event was a waste of time. The house band, Mega 4 was very good and we often planned what we were going to do based on when and where they were playing. We weren鈥檛 very impressed with the pianist in the Schooner bar, but seem to be in the minority as he had quite a following. We also didn鈥檛 like the bar service in Schooner, which is something I never thought would happen. Others mentioned specific bar tenders that were really good, so maybe we just had bad luck the times we were there. 聽
    路聽聽聽聽聽聽 Disembarking was fast and easy. Since we had already gone through customs in Boston, we did not have to do it in Ft. Lauderdale. Very hot and humid day. Plenty of taxis available, but we managed to get the last two seats on the airport shuttle. Much cheaper. We did curb side check in at the airport and I highly recommend this as the check in lines inside were very long.
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    packercruising got a reaction from Jjohnb in Guide to Chair Hogs   
    How long were you away from the chair?
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    packercruising got a reaction from CJS2766 in Disembarkation   
    Key or no key, that should not be a problem. We have disembarked at FT Lauderdale and been at the airport by 9:30. Do curbside check in and save tons of time.
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    packercruising got a reaction from J-Ro in Alaska out of Seattle or Vancouver?   
    We have sailed twice starting with a land tour in Fairbanks and cruising to Vancouver, and once rt from Seattle. We liked Seattle much better, but if you have never done the land portion, it is awesome, but you will want to do it first.

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    packercruising got a reaction from USCG Teacher in Recommended Cash?   
    Bummer. We have a no fee card, which is a good thing because we do not have a bank in our town anymore. We rely heavily on ATMs. It's not our fault most of them are in bars. 馃檪
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