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    Some place no one else has ever been

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  1. There are signs that read limit your time to I think 30 minutes on the loungers. Some ignore them and stay a long time. If it isn’t full capacity as long as you want for the loungers. There are other things to use in there besides the loungers and you can use as long as you want. We were in AQ went to use PG, all the loungers were full. Were told to come back a little later. All the loungers were still full with many of the same people. We gave up. The next day the loungers were full so I took a picture with my iPhone. Turned in our key card and told the attendant that we will be back in 30 minutes and have a picture of the people in there. Came back about 40 minutes later and all of the loungers were still full. Looked at the pictures, same people, showed it to the attendant and she went with us and shamed a few to leave. The others just laid there as if it didn’t apply to them. A few minutes later some more passengers came in and they still wouldn’t give up their lounger. I said those that came In to tell the attendant as I have a picture of those others being there over an hour. Got some dirty looks but I It did get results. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  2. Celebrity charges $69 for the premium and then the gratuity that pays for the BTs wages. i can buy a decent bottle of bourbon for $40. I am sure that X doesn’t pay that much for it. Even if they did I wouldn’t be drinking a whole bottle every day. If I did drink one bottle every day they would still be making $29 off of that minus the cost of the mix and garnish. Buy a bottle of rum or vodka at a duty free store. It doesn’t cost much. Have many rum drinks and martinis can anyone drink in a day? Not a whole bottle. what about a case of beer? 24 bottles in a case. Does anyone drink a case a day? A decent case of IPA is around $32 for me. That amounts to $37 profit off that case if I drink that much per day. Figure out the bottled water. A case can’t cost them more than $5. You can’t consider the overhead that is involved because it was paid for with the cost of the cruise. If you choose the drink pack as a perk you aren’t paying the full cost of the package but it helps to sell cruises and add to the price of the cruise with extra guaranteed income. At the end of the cruise during the galley tour they will issue a sheet listing the amount of food and beverages that were used during the cruise. The amount of liquor and cases of beer isn’t as much as you would think. My SIL returned from a 7 day cruise on NCL. She got drinks in the casino thru a promo and got all of her drinks from there while playing or not. . She only drinks Limon and Coke. At the end of the cruise the BT told her that she went thru 2 bottles of Limon and he knows that because she was the only one drinking Limon. She said she gave him $20 at the beginning of the cruise and a lot more at the end after we asked her if he was trying to solicit a tip. How much is a bottle of Limon? Not much but some consider it a premium rum. Drink up 🍸🥂🍻🍾🍷🍹
  3. Have you ever visited Copper and KIngs in Louisville? It is very unique and a nice place to have a drink. There is a outside patio and inside bar. There is a decent HH. They also have a free tour. The bar doesn’t open until 4 or 5, don’t remember but that is when HH starts. they use wine as their base and distill that so it is actually brandy . Then age it in used bourbon barrels in a cellar that is subjected to very loud music for the vibrations to help the product age in and out of the wood in the barrels. https://maps.apple.com/place?address=1121 E Washington St%2C Louisville%2C KY 40206%2C United States&auid=3767251818945944400&ll=38.257114%2C-85.730415&q=Copper and Kings drink up 🥂🍻🍷🍸🍾🍹
  4. We usually sail in AQ and one is because my wife loves the PG. We have recently sailed a few times in a SS. Being E+ we get a free pass to PG for one port day. We didn’t use it. There were too many other things to do and enjoy. Even now when in AQ our use of PG gets to be less and less. We sailed on the Edge in AQ doing a B2B for 14 days total. Used the PG one time and that was because the of the placement of the loungers. They are directly under the slanted window with the sun shining directly on you. Didn’t use it at night because there was too many other activities and nice places to hang out Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  5. If you like 101 you should try BIB ( Bottled in Bond) bourbons. They are sealed in a rick house, aged for 4 years and bottled at 100 proof plus other restrictions. Here is a good article about it https://www.seriouseats.com/2015/10/what-is-bottled-in-bond-whiskey-budget-bonded-bourbon-rye.html I have Evan Williams BIB, Heaven Hill BIB, OGD bib and being a pool player JTS Brown bib ( it was what Fast Eddie drank in “The Hustler” ), and J W Dant bib. Whenever I see BIB I buy it. We drive from Mi to FL for the cruises and always stop at a Total Wine Store in KY on the way home to stock up.. There are some in FL and some in Atlanta. Check the website for prices in the different states. Costco has the best price on bourbon but limited selection. I tried their Kirkland Bourbon a few years ago and it was terrible. It tasted like kerosene. Rumors at the time was it was the same as Woodford because the bottle looked similar, wrong. I have heard that the product is now different and better. Regular OGD (Old Grand Dad) is the same mash bill as Basil Hayden. We were told that they are limited by their fermenting vats and the difference between the two is the aging and etc. and look at the bottles, they are almost the same. Love Bourbon drink Up 🍷🍹🍸🥂🍾🍻🥃
  6. No brainer. Start the Roll Call, read the suggestions on how to make the title. Being the starter doesn’t obligate you to anything. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  7. Tell them to go snipe hunting. 🤗. Or if one a S Class ship worm hunting on the lawn. That is like the urban legend of someone hiding $100 bills in the Bible left in hotels to reward people that read it. happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  8. They do have Jack. They need it fr those that only know Jack and Coke. Don’t know what cola they use. Not a fan of that drink, Jack or Cola. Mainly I am a old fashion or Sazerac drinker as they are may standards and go to, but will try any drink. I never knew about Sazerac until we had a trip to NOLA. I seen a article about Bulleit rapid growth. It is a decent bourbon. We toured the distillery a few years back. Found out that the label was put on crooked accidentally and when Tom Bulleit seen it he like the uniqueness and look so now the labels are put on crooked. https://www.gobourbon.com/how-bulleit-is-building-their-bourbon-future/ a few years back Caesar’s properties in Vegas limited one of their bourbon selection for comped drinks to Bulleit. That alone would contribute to the sales and It didn’t hurt when it became one of the few bourbons on X. X also has Bulleit Rye. We always order a Whiskey Blu when dining in Blu and get one for the road (take out). It use to be made with Knob Creek but now it is Bulleit. drink up 🍸🍷🍹🍾🥂🥃
  9. Sign him into the children’s program. It will keep him busy and he won’t want to leave. He will love it. Heard many say that their kids won’t like it but they were wrong. They said that their kids didn’t want to leave for dinner or lunch or leave the ship when in port. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  10. How many ships and cruise lines are there? Would it be possible for someone to know about every cabin on every ship? Unless a TA deals exclusively with one or two cruise lines it would almost be impossible. The TA that I deal with owns his agency and knows a lot. He has a secretary and I always deal with him directly. He only deals with a few cruise lines and learns a lot from his customers feedback. happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  11. They use to have Blantons, Booker, Baker, Basil Hayden, Knob Creek, Woodford, MM and JIm Beam. I think they changed distributors and now only have MM, Woodford, Bulliet, Jim Beam, Woodford Double Oak, They also have 10 High that some BT tried to pass off instead of using Woodford telling me it was a premium and just as good 😱 it may also be due to the cost and limited quantities of the others. Best bet is to look at all the bars and see what they have and ask as they may have some brands not in view. Stock constantly changes drink up 🍻🥂🍾🍷🍸🍹
  12. I am not a fan of Karaoke but some of those that perform are pretty good. We have also been on cruises that had talent shows using the passengers on board. i would rather see them than the lame productions shows that are mostly “dancers” doing nothing but prancing around in costume or carrying a prop. I have seen better performances at our local HS. I am sure if they held talent and Karaoke contests offering a decent prize of $1000 SBC or more or a free cruise we could see some great entertainment and if nothing else have a few laughs. Remember the Ted Mack talent show where they used a hook if the talent was bad? Could even do the ship has talent with a staff panel giving their opinion and the audience voting. With that cheap entertainment they could also use the money to have more real lounge type entertainment like they use to have in Vegas. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  13. The Summit was recently Revolutionized. The cabins may have changed from any previous sailing info. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  14. I am sure Ashley has many fans but I am not one of them. Seeing her once was enough. Now when she is performing we skip it like we now do with the production shows. 👍🤗 happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
  15. You will have more overhang in your original location. We try to avoid the sun and like the shade instead of the hot sun beating down on us and didn’t have a problem with the aft. Happy cruising 🌊🚢🇺🇸🌅
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