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New Cruise Review - Not "Exactly" what I was expecting, but NOT a let down.


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#1 Sarge6870

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Posted May 06 2013 - 01:24 PM

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#2 KeithnRita

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Posted May 06 2013 - 01:54 PM

Welcome back to reality! Thanks for the review.


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#3 WeCruiseToo

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Posted May 06 2013 - 06:13 PM

Nice review Tim – thanks for sharing!  And thanks again for the marvelous live chat from Paradise Beach – we can’t wait to go back!


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Posted May 06 2013 - 07:09 PM

Welcome back Tim!  Thanks again for hosting the LIVE Cruise Chat Saturday!


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Posted May 06 2013 - 07:10 PM

Welcome back Tim - glad you enjoyed your first RC cruise.


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Posted May 06 2013 - 07:55 PM

Thanks for sharing.
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Posted May 06 2013 - 08:24 PM

Sounds like a fair review.  I hope your next cruise rates all Excellents.


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Past Cruises:
Disney Magic, 2000: Port Canaveral > Nassau > Castaway Cay
USS Tarawa, 2001: San Diego
Disney Magic, 2003: Port Canaveral > Key West > Grand Cayman > Cozumel > Castaway Cay

Diamond Princess, 2005: Seattle > Juneau > Skagway > Ketchican > Victoria
Carnival Conquest, 2008: Galveston > Jamaica > Grand Cayman > Cozumel

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, 2010: Puerto Rico > Aruba > Curacao > Dominica > St Thomas
Emerald Princess, 2011: Ft Lauderdale > Antigua > St Lucia > Barbados > St Kitts > St Thomas > Princess Cays
S/Y Serenity, 2011: BSA Sea Base - Sea of Abaco, Bahamas

Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas, 2014: Barcelona, Cannes, Livorno, Cittavecchia, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Santorini, Salerno


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Posted May 06 2013 - 11:33 PM

Thanks for an excellent review, Tim. I hope some of the problems you mention will not be an issue on our 7-day cruise on Brilliance to Canada in October. For one thing, Brilliance will have had a nice facelift by the time you and I sail her!

I enjoyed chatting Saturday. Thanks for sharing an hour of your vacation with us!

~ Jan

 

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Oct 2014: RCI Brilliance of the Seas ~ NE/Canada

Aug 2013: Grand Princess ~ Alaska

Aug 2012: Ocean Princess ~ Ireland/Scotland

Aug 2010: Emerald Princess ~ W. Caribbean

Aug 2008: Norwegian Dream ~ Bermuda

Aug 2005: Caribbean Princess ~ E. Caribbean

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Posted May 07 2013 - 06:00 PM

Well beats a day at the office.  :D. I suppose overall expectations for a short cruise like this have to be toned a little.


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Posted May 07 2013 - 07:05 PM

That about sums up my own experience with Royal, and I have sailed on quite a  number of their ships.  I've been on 7 night cruises and not seen lobster either.  I hope to be "wowed" by food on a cruise, since I do the cooking at home, and I have never been "wowed" by Royal.  The food is very mediocre compared to other lines.  Not bad, just disappointing.  IMHO :smile:


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Posted May 07 2013 - 07:39 PM

That about sums up my own experience with Royal, and I have sailed on quite a  number of their ships.  I've been on 7 night cruises and not seen lobster either.  I hope to be "wowed" by food on a cruise, since I do the cooking at home, and I have never been "wowed" by Royal.  The food is very mediocre compared to other lines.  Not bad, just disappointing.  IMHO :smile:

 

 

John, just curious.  Do you notice a difference on Celebrity?


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Past Cruises:
Disney Magic, 2000: Port Canaveral > Nassau > Castaway Cay
USS Tarawa, 2001: San Diego
Disney Magic, 2003: Port Canaveral > Key West > Grand Cayman > Cozumel > Castaway Cay

Diamond Princess, 2005: Seattle > Juneau > Skagway > Ketchican > Victoria
Carnival Conquest, 2008: Galveston > Jamaica > Grand Cayman > Cozumel

Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas, 2010: Puerto Rico > Aruba > Curacao > Dominica > St Thomas
Emerald Princess, 2011: Ft Lauderdale > Antigua > St Lucia > Barbados > St Kitts > St Thomas > Princess Cays
S/Y Serenity, 2011: BSA Sea Base - Sea of Abaco, Bahamas

Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas, 2014: Barcelona, Cannes, Livorno, Cittavecchia, Piraeus, Kusadasi, Santorini, Salerno


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Posted May 07 2013 - 07:49 PM

neAbsolutely!  My current favorite line is Celebrity and I like the food.  I particularly like Concierge Class and having a full breakfast menu for room service with linen covered balcony table.  My wife asked for grilled veggies one day for breakfast from room service and they did it.  I have Celebrity booked for Dec and next March, on the "Solsticized" Summit, and on Celebrity Reflection, both with the complimentary beverage package, so I'll be checking them out again :smile: .


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Posted May 11 2013 - 07:49 AM

Thank you for your review!



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Posted May 15 2013 - 06:49 PM

Thanks for your honesty


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