I'm cheating on my true love...

sandee

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I'm trying another cruise line in 2 wks. (hey, I'll be back with my "True Love" ..the Wonder..in March!). the "other" cruise line is RCCL....couldn't resist the low price. I'd like to PM someone with a question about RCCL. If you've ever sailed with them pls. let me know. Also would like to know if DCL has cracked down on bringing sodas aboard. Keep hearing conflicting info. Anyone take sodas aboard in the last couple weeks?
 
Let us know what you thought about the cruise. There are places DCL just doesn't go, yet. I bet it doesn't have that "magical" feeling.

Have fun!
Tina
 
My bother-in-law went on the RCCL. He had a good time, but would like to try Disney, maybe that is because I keep going on about it! Some differences are: the pool water on RCCL is sea water, the captain talks ALOT over the speaker (about how many knots they are going etc.), and it seems to be more crowded. I think you will have a wonderful holiday with lots of yummy food, and entertainment.
 
I enjoyed RCCL - we went on the Voyager two years ago and are looking at possibly going on the Navigator at the end of this year. I prefer the service on DCL and the food as well. I enjoyed the size of the ship and the activities (casino!!) DD enjoyed kid camp cause there were fewer kids on our cruise and she also liked the parades on board. DCL by far has the better shows and a more entertaining staff.
 
we are seriously contemplating canceling our scheduled 7 day DCL cruise in Oct. for 7 day RCCL Navigator...we heard the ship, amenities, and kids programs are incredible...They have a Johnny Rockets onboard, free for guests(except milkshakes), as well as a res. only Italian restaurant and steakhouse.I also heard they have $millions in eclectic artwork, as well as the usual Voyager class stuff everyone knows about....

these are some compelling reasons to try this ship...

As a DCL loyalist however, I sincerely hope they get busy designing a new ship ...
 
Originally posted by sandee
Also would like to know if DCL has cracked down on bringing sodas aboard. Keep hearing conflicting info. Anyone take sodas aboard in the last couple weeks?
The current information booklet issued with the documents says no soda or snacks in coolers, no open snack containers of any kind, and no beverage containers at all in luggage. HOWEVER . . .

Some people manage to carry on soda and some have even managed to check it as luggage. Those porters who take your luggage at the terminal do NOT work for DCL, so maybe they don't care. As for taking it as carry-on, it all depends on whether the particular officials you encounter choose to enforce the rule. I bet if you called DCL directly several times and spoke with a different CM each time, asking if you could bring soda, you might get a variety of answers!

If you are set on taking soda or even a cooler, go ahead. If they refuse it at the port, at least it won't come as a surprise, because it is already in black and white for all guests. The reason everyone keeps asking if it is okay is because DCL is not consistent in enforcing their own rules.
 
If DCL would carry my brand of cola I wouldn't have to carry sodas on board. Then again, maybe I would. I know I have seen posters comment on "why carry sodas onto a cruise that cost so much $$, what a few $'s more", but it really irks me that there's a charge for soda. I know this is common practice for all cruise lines, but DCL isn't most cruise lines. If they at least offered soda at lunch I'd feel a little better about it.
 
As someone who loves and has traveled both cruiselines I wouldn't cancel a DCL but I would book a RCCL in addition. :bounce:
 
SANDEE--DCL offered soda at lunch and dinner every cruise we took. I bet we could have gotten it for breakfast if we had asked.

We took RCCL MAJESTY for a four day cruise. Could not go to their island as the water was too rough for the tender boats. We did not feel the waves on the ship and remember thinking that if they had a pier like Castaway Cay, we could have checked out their island. Instead we had a day at sea. The ship seems smaller than the MAGIC. The room was smaller than the MAGIC. They were not willing to meet our dietary requests--and all we wanted was to NOT have the potatoe on the plate. My door-key-charge-card was printed upside down. The lady at registration said it would be no problem. The fellow who took the photo for the ID portion of the card said it would be a problem and I should go talk to the Pursor. That fellow acted put-out and as if it was my fault.
On a scale of 1-10 we give the MAJESTY a 7 and the MAGIC a 10.

Jan :earsgirl:
 
Originally posted by JLSE50
On a scale of 1-10 we give the MAJESTY a 7 and the MAGIC a 10.

We sailed on the Majesty in 94 (before Majesty Cruise Line was bought out by RCCL) and on the Sovereign of the Seas in 99.

The Majesty is such a small ship it isn't hardly fair to compare them. I preferred the Sovereign, but I have to say that after our RCCL cruise, I never thought I'd sail with anyone else. The food and entertainment were fabulous, as was their own private island Coco Cay.

We are looking forward to our Disney Cruise so we can compare!
 
Cathy: I hope you love it half as much as we do. We think the entertainment on the MAGIC was FAR better than what we saw on the MAJESTY.

Jan :earsgirl:
 
Jan - I hope so!

As I recall, on the Majesty, the dancers couldn't do a full lift unless they wanted their partner's head to hit the ceiling! LOL.

Thanks!
 
Yes, you can get soda at (sit down) breakfast. I do not drink coffee, I get my cafine fix from Diet Coke!I odered it in Parrot Cay with breakfast. No problems!
I also carried on a 12 pack of soda and beer with a luggage cart, and packed a soft sided cooler in my luggage, also no problem!
 
When we book our next cruise it will be with RCCL, not that we did not like our 7 day magic, its just that we can save a TON of money by going with RCCL, we enjoy the food and my very mature 10 and 12 year olds felt the clubs on the magic were to babyish for them.....we would like to try a different line next time with the boys.
 
When we book our next cruise it will be with RCCL, not that we did not like our 7 day magic, its just that we can save a TON of money by going with RCCL, we enjoy the food and my very mature 10 and 12 year olds felt the clubs on the magic were to babyish for them.....we would like to try a different line next time with the boys.
 
I have not yet been on RCCL but posed this question on another board & responses were pretty much the same - RCCLs big ships that cruise the 7 days (Voyager class) are fantastic BUT their older , smaller ships that run the 3 & 4 day cruises are beginning to show their age and don't compare with the Wonder (cabin size, shows, etc.).
 
I wasn't trying to get around any Disney rules (never thought about it actually) but when we sailed in October, I ordered a gift basket from Shirley at the Perfect Gift and I had her include two six packs of soda.
Kudos to Shirley and her team-they even got me a swim noodle for my dd3 and managed to get it wrapped up nicely with the Mickey bag of other stuff!
 
I didn't know sodas were avail. at lunch and breakfast time. I love to eat out on deck so I've never had a sit down lunch or breakfast on any of my cruises. I know soda isn't an option at the buffet meals. I wonder why not?
 

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