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    Princess, Royal Caribbean, Disney
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  1. In regards to suing Royal Caribbean, you would need to do it Miami. It is in the contract.
  2. And your bet would be wrong. That is not how it works in the restaurant/bar business. On the soda side of the house, they go Pepsi or Coke but not both. Beers, wine and hard alcohol come from different distributors and restaurant/bar businesses will play each of them against each other.
  3. If you book a cabin that has a non-show, you will be refunded the port fees and taxes. The OP has a situation where they may or may not have a second cabin mate. Easier to change the name after the fact than try to add a person to a cabin. Several years ago, my wife was going to do a trip with my MIL to Israel. I decided to do a Caribbean cruise during that same time frame as I had no interest in joining on what was essentially a pilgrimage. When I booked the cruise, I put my wife's name as the second person in the cabin. Lol and behold, the Israel trip was postponed due the fact that missiles were being fired. My wife was able to join me on my cruise with no fuss and no muss.
  4. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carnival-cruise-line-selects-pepsico-as-preferred-beverage-partner-300957283.html
  5. Not really and it is slower than a taxi. We did the tram outbound and a taxi back to the port. Next time we will do a taxi each way.
  6. I stand corrected in regards to beverages not being returned at the end of the cruise. I was thinking about when people would buy bottles of rum etc in port and bring them on-board. They would ask you go to a table and check them in and you could retrieve on the last day or so of the cruise. Some shops have a delivery program back to the ship where this is not an issue, but others do not so you have to carry the bottles back to the ship. Agree with the need to contact Special needs and health care provider about necessary documentation needed to bring on "outsized" bottles of water etc.
  7. It is 12 bottles of non alcoholic bottles that are less than 500ml or less per cabin. If they found that you brought more than 12 bottles of non-alcoholic bottles they "could" confiscate the overage until the end of the cruise. For non-medical reasons if you bring bottles of non alcoholic beverages. greater than 500ml in size they may confiscate at will. Doesn't matter if the total volume is less than 500ml x 12, as long as a bottle is greater than 500ml then it may be confiscated. This is no different than bringing one 1.5 liter bottle of wine vs 2 750ml bottle of wines. The 1.5 liter bottle is subject to the possibility of being in confiscated. While the 2 750ml would be passed through even though the total volume is the same. The rules are what they are. Now if they are equally enforced and how enforced is a different story.
  8. Coco Cay is a small private island owned by RCCL so the beaches are "free". There is no taxi's per se. They do offer trams which are free, which should fit your needs. For Nassau, there is a free beach to the right of the exit from the pier. Their is usually transportation from the ship to the exit gate, I think tips is form of the payment. Once exit, you can get get a taxi to the free beach. It should not be more that $4 each way. An alternate would be using the Jitney's, basically the local public bus service. They are privately owned but the fares are posted.
  9. Over the last two years. Escargot would be on the menu for 3 or 4 days on seven day cruises. Then a break of one day and then another appearance. On shorter cruises they were every day.
  10. I would give bigeagle the benefit of the doubt. When RCCL instituted this policy I had to figure out what 17.5 oz equated to ml, and why there was as weird number in regards to the ounces. When I started to look at water bottles in my grocery stores, some are listed in at 16 ounces while other were listed at 17.5 oz/500 ml. Scale this up to quarts vs 1 liters. Don't let certain people know that certain US business are basing some of their rules based on the meter system. 🙂
  11. Also you are allowed to bring 4 bottles of wine on board when boarding the first cruise. Just make sure you have the paper work for the second cruise.
  12. Yes 12 500 ml non-alchohol beverages and 2 bottles of wine. Cross posted with Bob
  13. I have to laugh at "jumping into bed". Because of hurricanes we have twice evac'ed to a Hyatt Place (wife's company payed for it). We have cat that looks to be part coon cat. He has short legs and weighs 16 lbs. Needless to say he is not a jumper. He is normally an outdoor cat, so staying inside is a treat for him, and really wants sleep on the bed in the hotel room. He would launch himself partway up the side of the bed, and then claw his way to the top. It was hilarious watching him do this. BTW: Hyatt Place is discontinuing the breakfast for everyone sometime in Nov. You either have to book a room rate that includes it are be part of their "rewards" program (not sure if it is status dependent) We really like Hyatt Place's
  14. gatour

    gma cruiser

    For Grand Cayman...STINGRAY CITY. It is the one excursion we go on over and over. Jamaica. Dunn's River Falls Belize. Mayan Ruins.
  15. John and Lala, In regards to unpacking, we have a system. Whomever's bags arrives first unpacks, while the other party leaves the cabin. Alleviates the bickering. If I am the first, I take the fewest number of cabinets and leave as much hangers as possible. If she is the first, I just leave the cabin, have a few drinks. Return to the cabin and unpack my suitcases, utilizing what ever storage is still available.
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