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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff May 22nd, 2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,915
Posted By Sheffie
Would anyone feel comfortable booking there own...

Would anyone feel comfortable booking there own excursion in St. Thomas?

St. Thomas is a very tourist-friendly island. If I checked out the tour on this site and others and the time frame was...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 29th, 2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,178
Posted By Sheffie
8) I have been reading the boards and read that...

8) I have been reading the boards and read that you can get valet service for your luggage with certain airlines after disembarking in San Juan. You request this service the night before while you...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 22nd, 2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
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: 1,858
Posted By Sheffie
Re: Segway tour

:roll: Sheffie - where did the Segway tour take you?
Anyone know of a good snorkelling tour to take off ship if in San Juan from 10am - 11pm?

We went left, down around the fortification wall up...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International April 14th, 2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
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: 1,298
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: 1,703
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: 698
Posted By Sheffie
We have sailed Celebrity, Costa and Princess -...

We have sailed Celebrity, Costa and Princess - how does RCL's Mariner
compare?? As they are owned by the same as Celebrity - are they pretty similiar??

We have sailed Celebrity and Princess and...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal April 14th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,858
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: 1,339
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: 3,178
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: 1,395
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: 1,726
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: 810
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: 1,614
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: 1,130
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: 2,790
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: 1,915
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: 1,119
Posted By Sheffie
Hey thanks for the luggage storage idea, didn't...

Hey thanks for the luggage storage idea, didn't know they had such a thing and that's what we were looking for! I am thinking of taking a 6 pm flight but didn't want to sit in the airport for...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 9th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Sheffie
I have made it on the 9:30 flight - but its touch...

I have made it on the 9:30 flight - but its touch and go. If there are any delays at all in disembarking, you are in trouble. And, we also kept our luggage and did the "walk off", straight to a cab...
Forum: Shore Excursions March 7th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,181
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: 1,119
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: 530
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: 2,359
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: 2,007
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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