Third Mate
Born in NYC, NY, raised in Haddenfield, NJ and at 8 moved to Redwood City, CA
Joined 02/2017






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I'm an avid cruiser and love Royal Caribbean. I've been using Royal Caribbean since 1977 and for the first time took a Norwegian Ccruise Line ship from Boston to Quebec. Our next cruise is to the Mediterranean in Sept of 2018. We'll be taking either the 9 or 10 night cruise depending on which one is offered. My girlfried, Penny, and I took our first cruise in 1977 to the Western Caribbean and then in 1978 we went to the Eastern Caribbean. We were so glad we took the 2 week cruise option. I would have hated to get off in San Juan.

Past Cruises

Jewel of the Seas

September 2018 - 9 Night Greek Isles (Rome Roundtrip) Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

Mixed Feelings

This cruise felt like an afterthought. I have cruised with Royal Caribbean over 6 times and this one felt like they didn't really care. We were thrilled to be given an upgrade from a large balcony cabin to a suite, but it didn't make up for our general feelings about this cruise. Our first night we had dinner in Chops Grill and it was amazing, however our first night in the dinning room didn't go so well. When we went to our table there were people already sitting there. Turned out to be the second seating people that got the times mixed up. The table we were seated at for that evening was fine but the waiter made it very clear he was put out by having to serve us when we were not his regular diners. We ended up spending 2 days in our cabin due to the virus going around the ship and missed Athens and our diner in Izumi. During the days we were on the ship there wasn't much to do. We attended a few trivia sessions, but not much else was available. The shows were not all that interesting and rather amateurish, although I must say the show the night we were in Naples was very good.

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Norwegian Dawn

September 2016 - 7 Night Canada & New England (Quebec To Boston) Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Rhapsody of the Seas

June 2012 - 7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier (Seattle roundtrip) Cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas

Mariner of the Seas

October 2008 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral roundtrip) Cruise on Mariner of the Seas

Vision of the Seas

December 2004 - 7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Vision of the Seas

Cruise Tips

Jewel of the Seas

Jewel of the Seas

Wash your hands often

Naples, Italy

It took over 2 hours to clear the ship in port so our tour was cut short. The Captain added an hour to our departure time, but the tour was still cut. Then the ship didn't leave till after 9:00 pm with no explaination.

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