BeatArmy2010

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  1. So about the remaining deployments...

    Jewel is doing two Panama Canal transits. i was wondering when May 2020 cruises will be posted. Thanks
  2. Favorite Cruise Drinks

    My oldest is in the Marines. I see you are in New Bern. Are you active duty? I've made many trips to the Providence area, Annapolis, New River area, Monterey, DC.
  3. Favorite Cruise Drinks

    Mudslide on deck by the pool, followed by peach daiquiris
  4. Cancelled-Carnival's Project Pinnacle

    Thanks for sharing. That was very interesting
  5. Tux rental

    Fewer people do the dressing up for formal nights, but we still do. When I see an evening gown on sale that I like, I've been known to buy it. It's also a lot of fun to get different ties and cummerbunds for the longer cruises....tropical fish when in the Carribean, a deep burgundy for Christmas....they don't take up that much space either in his suitcase. Have a great time
  6. Off topic river cruise question

    I forgot to add that wine was included at dinner, maybe at lunch also. But I am not sure about lunch. The excursions were mostly included.
  7. Off topic river cruise question

    Good morning, i have only only been on one river boat cruise, which was a Tulip Time cruise with AMA. it was wonderful. I took my Mom. We had one of the split balcony cabins on the level between the highest price cabins and the lower priced cabin. We hardly used the balcony. It was chilly. Additionally most of the time we were on tour oo tied up next to another ship or on an upper deck in one of the viewing areas. AMA did a great job. I really want to go on Duoro river cruise in Portugal or rent a boat to go on the small canals in England or France. there weren't any kids on the cruise we were on, but lots of mothers and daughters. have fun picking one.
  8. San Juan Hotel Transportation to Port

    Last spring when we were in San Juan for our cruise, we embarked at one port on the Jewel of Seas. A different port was used for the RCCL ship that came in for the day. I love old San Juan. It is worth an extra day or two before or after a cruise.
  9. Depending on your itinerary, I would take a room on the side of the ship that has the view of the Pitons on St Lucia as you sail past. For us this has been the Starboard side. When we've sailed from Barbados to St. Lucia, it is worth getting up early to see the sunrise behind the Pitons. If you are going to going to Barbados after St Lucia, then I would recommend the port side. On one visit to st Maarten, at first we thought we had a great view of the harbour, until we saw another cruise ship pulling in. Then we had a great view of another RCCL ship. BUT, it turned out that ship had a Harley Davidson cruise... It was my favorite time to be parked next to another ship. There were pirate flags all over the balconies. You could hear a "wave" of aarghs, going up and down the ship. (At Maho Beach, another story for another time....) Which brings me to another point, if there are a lot of ships in port, you might only get a view of other balconies and lifeboats. Dorothy
  10. Pocket knife

    I am not sure how many pocket knives have been confiscated. On the last trip where we took one, they had a tray of about 20 that people could get theirs back. I have always wondered about taking a corkscrew.
  11. The future of Empress

    Good morning, One of my aunts who cruises ALOT, had been trying to go on the Empress to Cuba and had been on some kind of a waiting list. She was told, by either a rep from RC or her travel agent, that RC is waiting to see what happens with the situation in Venezuela since Cuba gets their fuel from there. Although I would think the Empress would be able to carry sufficient fuel for a cruise. I do want to travel on the Empress since I think the smaller boats have very attentive staff. The timing has not been working out though. We will hit Diamond on the Legend on the sailing from Singapore to Dubai. I just need more leave time to cruise more!