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  1. 1030 is a good time to arrive there on a 1 ship sailing day. Mind you there will still me many passengers disembarking or at least making their way out of the terminal at that time so it can seem a little confusing but they really do it well there.
  2. Not a fan of the Gift. Spectre on the other hand does change some depending on the cast or some other factors I am not privy too. On our trip at Thanksgiving on Anthem it was a new cast/lead and it was very good. We Will Rock You is decent but I dont find it a show that I have wanted to see more than 2 times. I do think that RCL needs to look into rotating some of the shows around though. I get the expense and all (its been discussed here before). Personally I would rather see them bring in new talent with new shows a little more often.
  3. Last 2 times were on Anthem. While closet space is plentiful there is no walk in closet. I dont think it varies by cabin but I am not 100% sure about that. We were in 10232 and 11232
  4. It should really be noted here that some things that are mentioned here are not the same for all ships. As example we have only traveled JS for the past 5 cruises and have never had a walk in closet. The "free" deliveries to your room also depend on the ship AND the room steward you have. As @WAAAYTOOO mentioned Coastal Kitchen access is nice but its not on all ships. I may have missed what ship the OP was looking at but I would probably be more specific about which ship you are looking at so people that have actually traveled on that ship in a JS can give you specific perk info.
  5. Just for comparison sake I looked at WaterCountry for the price of admission. $62.99 for a day. That is an entire waterpark. I realize that ECL will continue to charge what the consumer will pay but I thought it worth pointing out.
  6. Whatever you decide to do you are going on a cruise!!! have a great trip!!!
  7. Spend 40K on cruises to get a free $15 towel. Makes sense.
  8. Thank you @Jill - we paid $79 onboard at Thanksgiving and I have to say it was OK for a bit but the stairs are killer and really after you ride the slides a few times we were done. Not worth the money for us really. Forget about the cabanas. As far as I am concerned RCL has out priced itself already on them.
  9. I would agree on the arrival time. If you plan to get there early they load the ship early in my history (5 years running on the Thanksgiving Anthem sailing) then the lines get a little backed up driving in but I have timed it a few times looking down from my perch at Johnny Rockets. The longest I have times a car from the point that you can see cars enter at the corner is 17 minutes to porter/long shoremen check in. After that it is a breeze through the actual port and you will be able to check in quickly and board the ship straight away. By the way when I have timed it that is at peak time. I would say 11-1. After that there is almost no traffic at all.
  10. If you are driving down from Foxboro you are really looking at a 3.5 hour drive straight through. We drive from just north of boston, have done this trip many many times on the day the ship leaves, parked at the super convenient garage directly next to the port and have never had any problems. We, of course, watch the weather and such up to the point of departure and if there looks to be a storm then we could easily drive down the day/night before and stay in a hotel if needed. Obviously I am not sure what your reasons for wanting to travel the day before are, many here will tell you they never travel same day, but it is such a short drive you can really save on the money you will spend on the hotel with the 100% convenience of driving yourself, parking at the port and not worrying about a Lyft/Uber or shuttle where you have to schlep luggage around. Leaving the ship is even easier because you are not waiting for a ride and if you walk off the ship you can be home in Foxboro by 10:30 AM.
  11. I am sure that you will enjoy your balcony. We never sail without one now. Even with everything that you have read here it is still a great space to be able to go outside and get fresh air or look at the views and normally noise etc are not a problem at all. most people are pretty respectful. We especially love the balcony because we keep the door open some at night. The ocean waves sounds and the breeze are fantastic for sleeping :) Enjoy!!!
  12. Used the app for check in at the pier as well. Found it very convenient. I did have paper set sail passes with us as a backup but probably wont bother to print them again.
  13. We just got our Emerald pins in our cabin on Anthem at Thanksgiving. It will sit in a drawer. I actually think its still in my suitcase along with other stuff I always leave in there. I will never wear it. Its still in the package. If someone wants it send me a message directly and I would be happy to mail it in the US for you at no charge.
  14. I was on Anthem last week and i can say that the dress code is pretty much dead. At least it is not enforced in any way. Personally when we get ready for dinner that means a shower and a change into nicer clothes. Long pants, SHOES!, and a shirt with buttons at the very least. We are frequenters of Chops and even on Thanksgiving Day there were many in shorts, flip flops and t shirts. If they are not going to enforce it then I say wear whatever you are comfortable in. It is clearly the trend. There are other cruise lines with much stricter dress codes and if that is your thing then go for it. Its your vacation. Enjoy it. Be comfortable in whatever you feel right in.
  15. Assuming this is a New England/Canada cruise there should be no customs to go thru at the port for departure in Maine. You should have more than enough time to get to your excursion.
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