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Contributor Level: Second Mate
Apr 11, 2013

Hit the Windows restaurant right when they open at 5:30pm and you can get a seat right by the windows.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 20, 2015

Bring a good pair of binoculars for the great views you will see.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
May 28, 2015

Eat at one of two main dining rooms as much as possible for exceptional steak, seafood, etc. If you do that most of the time (rather than the buffet), no need to pay for premium dining. Also, a great 24 hour diner on board has amazing chicken wings and fish n' chips... beats the buffet!

Contributor Level: Third Mate
May 12, 2015

Cabins are very small so upgrade whenever you see a price drop on Orbitz. Get midship to save yourself from extra walking. You will be walking miles every days on excursions so it will really be a life saver.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Oct 03, 2014

Try to get a window in Windows dining room. Cabins are small, a balcony is a must. I always tip cabin steward on the very first day; results are amazing. Ask to share table with others; you are bound to meet at least 2 interesting passengers. Don't purchase pictures from Photo Gallery until last day

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 21, 2014

Dining at Raffles is good and expedient. Multiple choices all day long.

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 04, 2014

Loved food at Raffles, less wait and good variety.

Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 12, 2014

See Manuel in The Shanghai Bar for great cocktails and he's very funny too!

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jul 11, 2014

Not much difference between the Garden Room and Windows, but no dressing up for the Garden Room, so if you want to be casual, stick with Raffles and the Garden Room. The sushi restaurant was great, also.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jun 07, 2013

Try and make reservations for the sit down complementary restaurants.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Feb 13, 2016

At the Windows most nights we got right in but on the nights we didn't we got a buzzer to let us know when our table was ready. The buzzer works everywhere on the ship so we went up to the Atrium and had a drink while we were waiting.

Contributor Level: Purser
Feb 10, 2016

Might not want to sit by the windows in Windows Dining Room; vibration of the engines disrupts comfort during your meal

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jan 27, 2016

The WI-FI service expensive, so plan to "unplug" for a week. Makes for such a better restful, un-distracted vacation!

Contributor Level: Purser
Jan 05, 2016

Book the earliest time possible to get off the ship (so when they fall behind schedule, you are not stuck for hours like we were).

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Dec 01, 2015

my time dining-make a reservation time before you board or you will be waiting a long time

Contributor Level: Purser
Dec 01, 2015

Here's a tip............cruise with another company!

Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 22, 2015

We booked our entire trip on Priceline and so glad we did because we got a window room plus the ultimate food and beverage package and onboard credit. We recommend getting the ultimate food and beverage package if you drink at all and love food! We got it at a discount through priceline, so worth it

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 22, 2015

We booked excursions through Shore Excursions as well as the ship. The former were much cheaper and smaller groups, just as well run - easier in one sense in that you just walked off the ship whereas the ones through the ship required meeting in the large hall then waiting to be called like cattle.

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 08, 2015

Get to the pool early.....place your towel and dine. If you do not return within the hour staff will remove your towel and you'll be looking for another chair.

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jul 09, 2015

Arrive on time to the theater when the call excursions. They are unbelievably efficient. If it says your excursion will leave at 7am, you will leave at 7am.

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