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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 22nd, 2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By Sheffie
St. Thomas is a very tourist-friendly island. If...

St. Thomas is a very tourist-friendly island. If I checked out the tour on this site and others and the time frame was good, I would book it. What tour are you considering?
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 29th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,315
Posted By Sheffie
I would recommend doing it. Who would want to...

I would recommend doing it. Who would want to sit for over 5 hours at an airport, even if they would let you check in that early, which I believe they do not.

Also, if you have more than 2 bags...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 22nd, 2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By Sheffie
We have never had really good snorkeling in St....

We have never had really good snorkeling in St. Maarten except for one time we had some okay snorkeling at Dawn Beach. If the wind is from the wrong way, though, that beach is too rough for...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 15th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Sheffie
Re: Segway tour

We went left, down around the fortification wall up to the old red gateway into Old San Juan. We left the Segways there and then walked up to the statue of the priest and the people with torches. ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 14th, 2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Sheffie
We sailed with Dave the other week and had a...

We sailed with Dave the other week and had a wonderful time. The ship is in excellent shape, the food is WONDERFUL, and the ports are fun. Couldn't ask for more!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 14th, 2008, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sheffie
On the Mariner a couple of weeks ago, there was...

On the Mariner a couple of weeks ago, there was only a buffet out by the pool on one night. The midnight and the chocolate buffets have become things of the past. They really were a LOT of work,...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 14th, 2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,577
Posted By Sheffie
Dave, Frosty is glad to have had his picture...

Dave, Frosty is glad to have had his picture taken with you at the bar. If I didn't have this slow dial-up, I'd post it here.

Take care.

Michelle
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 14th, 2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Sheffie
We have sailed Celebrity and Princess and just...

We have sailed Celebrity and Princess and just got of the Mariner a week ago. Yes, they are pretty similar - but it is like comparing different varieties of apples - each has its appeal.

We had...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 14th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Sheffie
We were on the Mariner a couple of weeks ago with...

We were on the Mariner a couple of weeks ago with the same schedule in San Juan. By the time the ship had cleared customs/immigration, we weren't able to get off until 4 p.m. There were some tour...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 14th, 2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By Sheffie
We like Cinnamon best. The crowd is less, the...

We like Cinnamon best. The crowd is less, the snorkeling, IMHO is better, and you don't have to pay an entrance fee.
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 14th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,315
Posted By Sheffie
We used the $20 pp valet service and it was...

We used the $20 pp valet service and it was great. After we checked our luggage in at the pier, we took a taxi up to El Morro, wandered our way back down through Old San Juan, had lunch, and later...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 14th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By Sheffie
We again went to Cinnamon Bay 1 1/2 weeks ago. ...

We again went to Cinnamon Bay 1 1/2 weeks ago. IMHO, it is much better than Trunk - the beach is less crowded, and I think the snorkeling is better. We have gone out to the island and snorkeled on...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 19th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By Sheffie
As others have said, don't take the ship's...

As others have said, don't take the ship's excursion - go on your own. There will be taxis right at the dock that will take you to the bay, and when you are ready to leave, there will be a line of...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 19th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By Sheffie
We haven't been on the Mariner YET (sail her in...

We haven't been on the Mariner YET (sail her in less than 2 weeks!), but I know there will be a rock wall, a skating rink, there is always a putting green and a basketball court. There will be...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 19th, 2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Sheffie
Lou, if you want a catamaran, the Buccaneer...

Lou, if you want a catamaran, the Buccaneer http://caymanislandsdiscounts.com/Stingray_City_Buccaneer_Excursion.htm is a nice one.
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal March 14th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By Sheffie
Last year we went on the Lord Sheffield and had a...

Last year we went on the Lord Sheffield and had a great time. You can now book this only through the ship. It looks like a pirate ship and takes you out sailing and snorkeling. Check it out.
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Forum: All Things Cruising March 13th, 2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,230
Posted By Sheffie
We have been on 8 cruises in March and April and...

We have been on 8 cruises in March and April and have only been rained upon for about 30 minutes total. I remember one time when people on the ship had some rain, and we were not being rained on as...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 13th, 2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By Sheffie
We used to book all our excursions through the...

We used to book all our excursions through the ship for the reasons you stated, and the fact that we didn't know about the great cruising web sites out there. We then started venturing out on our...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 10th, 2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Sheffie
Yes, RCI does this for a lot of airlines. It...

Yes, RCI does this for a lot of airlines. It cost us $20 per person for the service. You will see a notice in the daily paper about Tuesday or Wednesday telling about it. Go down an sign up. When...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 9th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Sheffie
If that should happen to anyone, and you don't...

If that should happen to anyone, and you don't want to chance the early morning flight, please use some service, either through the ship, or at Barrachina http://www.barrachina.com/ to store your...
Forum: Shore Excursions March 7th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,456
Posted By Sheffie
St. Maarten: The America's Cup Regatta is rated...

St. Maarten: The America's Cup Regatta is rated as one of the best excursions in the Caribbean, and deserves the rating! You get to crew one of the boats that was in the real Regatta. We loved...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 7th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Sheffie
The LATEST flight is 9:30? I HIGHLY doubt you...

The LATEST flight is 9:30? I HIGHLY doubt you could make a 9:30 flight.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 5th, 2008, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By Sheffie
Yes, you can get off the ship once you have...

Yes, you can get off the ship once you have checked in. We think about doing this all the time in San Juan, but enjoy the ship so much that we stay on her. Since you are on an RCI ship, you will...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 5th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,936
Posted By Sheffie
We have been to each of these ports and have gone...

We have been to each of these ports and have gone off on our own. We have been to St. Thomas and St. Maarten about 6 times, the other 2 once each. We always go off on our own in St. Thomas and St....
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 5th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,783
Posted By Sheffie
The last 3 or so years I have seen the "smart...

The last 3 or so years I have seen the "smart casual" basically disappear. Most people really dress up the first formal night, and not so much the 2nd one. The other nights you see everything from...
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