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Reina del Mar

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    2016 Liberty of Seas B2B

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  1. Sorry, not sure if there was a M & M. Travelling as a group with a child, we kept ourselves to ourselves
  2. We cruised B2B and needed to change cabins to be close to family. Told to pack everything that wasn't hanging. Did the walk around with cruise staff to enable zero count. Steward was meant to be moving everything to new cabin. I know stewards are busy on turnaround day but our things weren't moved as early as we would have liked. Passengers for 2nd cruise started embarking. We didn't want other s to walk in and find our possessions in their cabin, so we moved everything ourselves. New steward was furious with first steward and went to give him what for! Found the experience pretty stressful. Have another B2B booked but no cabin change.
  3. If you don't have pack able puffer jackets , you could use vacuum bags for your jackets . They are available in Dollar stores.. Just pop jacket in and sit on it..no vacuum required.
  4. No personal experience, but just a few thoughts. Have a look at the website t1 resources.uk or type in a search for airlines allowing an extra bag for medication. You may be allowed an extra carry on bag for medication and insulin supplies. Of course this means you will need to be able to carry the extra bag but maybe a wheelie case/ rollaboard and a backpack? Might need to contact Cruiseline for storing insulin depending on size of fridge in cabin.
  5. Yes, am talking about putting key card in slot. Can't remember which ships if I am honest..but always carry an old key card. ...I am a chronic overpacker and take ' the kitchen sink' !
  6. I would ring back and speak to another agent. You might find someone else more sympathetic to your situation and change your sailing without incurring a charge. If the new agent can't help, ask for a supervisor and keep elevating as necessary. If you are calm and respectful, they should be too.
  7. Have done two cruises so far this year. On Majestic Princess, Australia/ Asia in March I would say 80% of passengers wore lanyards. On Oasis of the Seas in the Mediterranean, in May about 20% of passengers used them. One thing I noticed on both cruises was the number of people taking flasks to buffet to take coffee/ hot water back to cabins. For a cruise 'basket/ box', I would suggest..deckchair towel clips, bar shampoo/ conditioner, torch, battery tea light for night time bathroom visits, car air freshener for bathroom, old hotel card or old set sail pass to keep electricity flowing (some ships), clothes pegs to pin clothes on balcony to dry (Not really approved), travel clock, sun screen, small first aid kit(ridiculously expensive onboard), few sweets, instant coffee (if not having coffee card) washing sheets/pods if cruising on ship with self service launderettes, lip salve, wet wipes, pen , waterproof phone carrying case if beach/water involved Am sure others will mention hanging shoe rack, folding laundry basket, blow up hangers, highlighters, bingo dabbers, antiseptic wipes to wipe cabin down on boarding in case of noro virus ,whiteboards for messaging others in party, magnetic hanging clips but we have never needed them. Most of these items are available at Pound/ Dollar stores. Just consider what you and your party might use. You could end up needing an extra suitcase if you take everything suggested !!
  8. Recently cruised Oasis out of Barcelona. Had Drinks' package as travelling in group, so didn't try to take any wine aboard. However, just thinking about it, wasn't asked about wine at check in and didn't notice any tables set up to hand in alcohol bought at ports. That could have been because I wasn't looking !!
  9. I mention this at every opportunity in case someone from Princess reads this.... The equivalent coffee shop on Royal Caribbean ships has coffee and tea available at no extra charge...same as in buffet( not speciality versions) ...it is self service but I think some drinks should be available with food, without incurring an extra charge. Princess, please take note !
  10. Thanks folks for your answers. I have usually found helpful, jovial responses on Cruise Critic.
  11. Thank you so much. Thought so but wanted to be sure.
  12. Not sure whether to post here, or in Australia Ports' Section. Which terminal in Sydney would Ruby Princess sail from in Sydney please ? Many thanks.
  13. Not sure to be honest..was shattered after the flight from Dubai and didn't pay much attention..except to the meter . Was a taxi from the organised rank outside airport. We were stuck in queues for almost the whole way, so don't think it was a scam!
  14. Had read taxi from Sydney airport to Rocks area was 50-60 Australian dollars. In actual fact, since we travelled during a drizzling early morning rush hour, we paid $120 Australian. (Holiday Inn on George Street) We were two adults, two large cases and two rollaboards.
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