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constable145 last won the day on February 16 2018

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  1. Johnny Rockets is just fine. Not great. Not awful. But fine. In the just over 10 years I've been cruising, the cost has more than doubled. The quality of the food and the experience has not increased to commensurate with the price increase. What really grinds my gear is how a competing line has an authentic gourmet burger joint that is included with the cruise fare and by all accounts from those who have tried both is SIGNIFICANTLY better than Johnny Rockets...
  2. That's what you said in the Podcast- Imma hold you to that.
  3. I keep checking back every few hours to see if entertainment bookings have opened up yet. I'm a big fan of all previous aqua shows but this one sounds like I might actually enjoy the soundtrack, too. If the aqua show doesn't live up to my expectations it is @Matt's fault.
  4. I'm on that sailing as well. My then 6 year old, my folks, my brother and sister in law, and my 2 aunts. 4 cabins in all.
  5. @BunnyHutt and @Linda216 currently this setup is ONLY on Oasis
  6. We're on her in May- my ex ( the early child hood educator) suggested I pull her out of school when it is easier to do ( in SK) and when prices are better.
  7. So I like the new look of Adventure Ocean on the Oasis. BUT I find the age grouping of 6-12 worrisome. 12 year olds are obviously at a different level of maturity than 6 year olds. Previously putting 6-8 year olds together made sense. 12 year olds use different language and are exploring with different things that no 6 year old should be near ( my ex is an educator in a primary school- and I obviously work in law enforcement). A CSR on Twitter told me that it was done to keep family members together. I get that. I really do.. BUT I'm not sure what ( if any) safe guards are in place to protect an overzealous 12 year old from doing something inappropriate ( whether intentional or not) with a younger child. Full disclosure- my heightened concern is due to the fact my daughter is 6. Any parent will know that despite their best efforts, things can happen. Does anyone have any experience on the new AO on Oasis that will help quell my fears? Thanks!!!
  8. You're right it doesn't matter but these first world problems are a welcome distraction from the real world issues.
  9. That's what I thought but typically the Godmother is a licensed green Ogre of a Godmother like Allure's is...
  10. Sooooo Does she get a new Godmother?
  11. It looks like they'll make an exception to the toilet training policy. Not sure about the pools. RCI has been lauded for their autism program. This link has some useful tips ( that's where I learned about the toilet training exception) https://www.royalcaribbean.com/experience/accessible-cruising/autism-friendly-ships
  12. Michael Bayley admitted when I poised the the question to him on Facebook (if you read between the lines) that they eff'd up. I asked him why and he said " the pool is returning to the solarium on the Symphony". I don't think they expected the negative backlash they got.
  13. There are a number of reasons why terrestrial radio won't work on a cruise ship. I've got some experience in this area as I've worked as a broadcaster, broadcast technician and audio mixer.. 1. You're in the middle of the ocean. Ok, maybe not the middle.. but you're far enough away from the transmitter that reception would be shoddy at best. Many radio station transmitters are further inland in hopes of mitigating damage from nasty weather so you'd need to have a real flame-thrower of a station to get from where the transmitter is out into international waters. A NY/NJ/Baltimore departure would assuredly have more success than a Caribbean voyage just due to the amount of stations. 2. Metal. Radio Frequency ( RF) signals and metal are not friends. The ship is virtually all metal ( don't believe me, stick a magnet above your bed...) Walls are hard enough to penetrate but when they are made with metal, they are even tougher. 3. RF interference. There are a TON of RF signals on the ship... maritime communications equipment, proper portable radios used by the crew ( not the gimmick walkie-talkies that people try to use), wireless mics, cell phones, wifi... A few years ago I did a test and the amount of wifi signals I was seeing on my graph was alarming. While each of these devices use different frequencies within the spectrum, there is only so much room. 4. Electrical interference. Not only is the entire ship metal, but it also has hundreds of miles of cabling running through it. Even devices such as a microphone carry low voltage.. that's enough to wreck havoc with a weak RF signal. If you want music, you can get a spotify premium account and download your music. If you want to listen to the radio, get the voom package ( get the surf and stream) and download the Tunein Radio app. Good luck
  14. Further to my last post about the price of Chops, can anyone hook me up with a recent kids menu from Chops? The last time I ate their my genie sent up chicken fingers for my little one- sailing genie-less this time so I'm unsure what she'll eat.
  15. It's been a while since I've had to pay out of pocket for Chops... On the HOS 18 days... What is the going rate for Chops on board? Cruise Planner says 65 CAD ( about 50 USD) Can anyone who has been on board lately and been to Chops advise? Thanks
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