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Old November 4th, 2012, 12:25 PM
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This is our first cruise on RC, have had a few on CCL. We are in our late 30s, it's been a few years since we have cruised and I have a few questions.

On carnival there is a main dinning at night, I love the food they serve duck, steak, lobster. Is RC main dinning the same? I know they have special resturants, but I'm cheep and wont spend the extra $ on that. lol
also, on CCL at the main dinning you can order more than one of any thing, (small portions so hubby always orders 2) Is it the same on RC?

How much are mixed drinks? And Buckets of beer?

On CCL you can bring a bottle of wine on board, but RC site says no to this. Somewhere I read they have changed this but haven't updated their website? Do they allow you to bring wine on? What about water or soda? On CCL we could (never did but could)

On CCL they have king size beds (2 twin put together) but on RC it says they have queen?? 2 twins = king right??

We havn't booked yet, going to do that tomorrow but still not decided if we want RC or ccl.
Thanks so much for your help quick responces please we will be sailing either way the first of Dec...
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Old November 4th, 2012, 01:33 PM
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First, your agent should be able to answer all of these questions for you - if they can't, get another agent. If you didn't use an agent, you should - their help and expertise can be invaluable.

To answer your questions;

The number of formal nights will depend on the length of your cruise. For a 7-night cruise, there will be 2 formal nights and the dinners will be a bit more special than the other nights. But in the main dining room, just like on Carnival, there are 2 options available; traditional dining at around 6:00pm and 8:30pm, or open seating. The size of the meal is the same, so if you're a big eater, by all means, order two - not a problem. We do this on nights where they serve steak and lobster - one of each, please! Or in the case of my wife, two lobsters, please!

As for alcohol purchased onboard, it's the same as Carnival, but bringing alcohol onboard is different. While Carnival allows you to bring one bottle of wine or champagne per adult onboard, RCCL does not allow you to bring any alcohol onboard.

As for water or soda, we've never had any problem, but below is there "official policy" concerning that.

As for the beds, they are the same. Twin beds, and no matter what they call them, are plenty big enough when pushed together.

As for which cruise line to pick, it really does depend on what you're looking for in a cruise. Between CCL and RCCL there are many things that are different, yet many things that are the same. As I said, talk to your agent and let them help you because it's important to find a cruise that meets your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

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This is our first cruise on RC, have had a few on CCL. We are in our late 30s, it's been a few years since we have cruised and I have a few questions.

On carnival there is a main dinning at night, I love the food they serve duck, steak, lobster. Is RC main dinning the same? I know they have special resturants, but I'm cheep and wont spend the extra $ on that. lol
also, on CCL at the main dinning you can order more than one of any thing, (small portions so hubby always orders 2) Is it the same on RC?

How much are mixed drinks? And Buckets of beer?

On CCL you can bring a bottle of wine on board, but RC site says no to this. Somewhere I read they have changed this but haven't updated their website? Do they allow you to bring wine on? What about water or soda? On CCL we could (never did but could)

On CCL they have king size beds (2 twin put together) but on RC it says they have queen?? 2 twins = king right??

We havn't booked yet, going to do that tomorrow but still not decided if we want RC or ccl.
Thanks so much for your help quick responces please we will be sailing either way the first of Dec...
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Old November 4th, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Duh, I forgot to add RCCL's policy on soda, water, and alcohol.

Below is their brand new policy effective November 1st and you'll note that now you can bring one bottle of wine or champagne per adult onboard at the original embarkation port.

But they're still not allowing other beverages.

Pete

RCCL; From 1st November 2012, guests are now allowed to bring 2 bottles of wine or champagne on board at embarkation. These are for consumption in the stateroom. If a guest wishes to consume these in any dining venue or bar/lounge, there is a corkage fee of 25USD per bottle. No other drink than wine or champagne will be allowed.
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What Royal Caribbean ship are you looking to book? They all have the same policy, but they are not all alike. Also, what itinary??
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