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    Royal Caribbean
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    St.Thomas, and the Caribbean

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  1. We also are booking the Haven (H9 Haven Spa Balcony) from the get go..and since those are limited in number, we feel like it best to book as far out as possible to secure that type of cabin...We like that we are getting a nice cabin in the Haven, and being able to enjoy the Thermal suites as well! Did the same type of suite on the Getaway last year...Right now on our sailing of the Encore in May 2020, the H9's are sold out...So we are happy with our rate and will just continue to monitor it in case any better rates happen to come up..I have never been lucky at gambling so feel better to go with the sure thing! We love the services of the Haven and are looking forward to sailing on the new ship!
  2. Encore...b/c of Broadway show Kinky Boots!!! And it's newer..plus Choir of Men show looks great..and the new Italian restaurant Onda!!
  3. Hey there...thanks for all the info! We will be on an Avalon cruise on June 27th from Nuremberg to Budapest...so hoping for the best...It's coming up fairly soon!
  4. Same here JS...we will be on the Encore in May 2020 and plan to use our specialty dining and the rest in the Haven!!! Can't wait either!
  5. We loved that coffee too, yum!!! And what a great view looking out to the ocean! Fabulous!
  6. Flourisgirl...we were were in the Haven the Getaway, it was nice that they took us down the back private elevator to join our shore excursions...I also liked that they did the same to get us to our different shoes and into the seats reserved for Haven guests...Those were nice touches!!!! Can't remember about getting back on the ship, but I think they had an entrance for the Haven guests...Just makes it hard to think about doing a different category since those perks were so special!
  7. When we were on Getaway, we loved dining in the Haven restaurant...food was awesome and matched by excellent service! It's so much more personal than the MDR..and they all knew our names by about the second day! We like to do the 3 specialty dining choice so we do get some variety...then we enjoy the Haven restaurant on the other nights..It feels like a good balance...So hope you really enjoy the Haven restaurant!
  8. I'm with you FLAHAM, hoping for something new and exciting!
  9. We really enjoyed the Haven on the Getaway and are looking at doing the new Encore in the Haven next May headed for Bermuda (which we have never done). Did the Haven Spa suite, which has the awesome unlimited access to the Thermal Spa suites...loved that for cloudy days, etc! Plus I feel like NCL is really outstanding with the entertainment and looking forward to seeing the Broadway show, Kinky Boots plus Choir of Man and so on...Enjoyed all of the perks the Haven had to offer, and don't really think Carnival can compare at this point...
  10. Oh dear, so might be a risk, but as some say here you never know! Sure do want to go on the new NCL Encore and see Bermuda so I think we probably will!!!
  11. going to do a Haven Spa.but I think they are up on a higher deck...going at the very end of May so maybe it will be more like June weather....lol, if luck is with us!
  12. Thanks again Charles...yes, we are looking at the Encore and I may try for the last week in May, gets me a little closer to June! I do like warmer water though, so that is a consideration!
  13. Charles...thanks for your info..we are looking at May, but who knows I guess about how the conditions might be!
  14. Hello...we are considering the NCL Encore from NYC to Bermuda next May...have done several Caribbean cruises where generally the waters were very smooth....have heard off and on that the crossing from NY to Bermuda is often a rough ride! Hoping not, b/c really interested in Bermuda and the NCL Encore! Any thoughts or experiences to share? Thanks!
  15. Trying to decide on our Avalon Legendary Danube cruise whether to chill out and do some sightseeing right in Passau where we dock..looks like some interesting sights...or to take the full day excursion to Cesky Kromlov which we hear so many good things about?! We are doing quite a few excursions, which is what has me thinking about staying close or whether to take the drive to see Cesky Kromlov...tough to decide! Is there plenty to see in Passau or would we be giving up on our chance to see Cesky? Thanks!
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