Hi! We're on this cruise, too, and have enjoyed reading your posts.Now a few questions for you all:
1) What's the latest on the paper navigators? My 9 year old DD loves going through the Navigators and doesn't have her own phone yet - do we have to plan to get to Guest Services each day?
2) What's the best laundry strategy? Early morning? I forget what I have done in the past.
Thanks for the info, especially on laundry!Hi! We're on this cruise, too, and have enjoyed reading your posts.
To answer your questions:
1) It's been reported recently that if you ask your Stateroom Host, they will put the daily Navigator in your cabin during nightly turn-down service. We plan to do this because we like the paper layout better than the app and also because we like to keep them. It's amazing how many times we've referenced old Navigators!
2) I think laundry is going to be tricky on this particular itinerary. It's a long cruise, and many people will extend their trip in Europe before and/or afterward. For sure, the 3 sea days will be jammed packed with people trying to get their laundry done.
Thank goodness there are three laundry rooms onboard. I find the most frustrating part is that the washers take less time than the dryers, causing big back-ups as the day goes on. Early morning is probably the best time, maybe after a time change.
I am following this report with interest. Just off the Magic yesterday and made an OBB for the 10 night Norway/Iceland cruise next August. I am already researching port activities, particularly in Iceland which will be a real highlight for us (having visited the Norway ports previously). Your Reykjavik port times look better than ours (we arrive 6.30pm day 1, and leave 6pm day 2). I like the sound of the Jewels of the North tour, but also the Mývatn baths (if we can’t get to blue lagoon, this looks like a good alternative). However our kids will be 8 and 5 at the time, and I’m not sure if they’d enjoy the baths.
We picked up paper navigators every morning at guest services. I’d read they were available the evening before, but this wasn’t my experience. I checked most nights before bed but the next days ones weren’t available yet.
Captain Marvel was on our cruise, with a scheduled meet and also wandering around deck 5 a few times. This was our best ever cruise for random character meets. Pluto, goofy, Spider-Man, captain marvel and princesses were often wandering about in the evenings.
I hope you have a wonderful trip!
Was their still good availability of excursions at the silver booking time? I know most recommend booking privately, but I don’t know if I’d feel comfortable with that on our 2nd (and longest) day in Reykjavik. It would be a real shame not to see the bits we want to (probably the Golden circle tour).I will definitely do a trip report and happy to answer questions
I got everything I wanted at Silver - I did stay up until midnight to be sure. A lot of the more seasoned cruisers went private AND we went private for our long Reykjavik day. That said, with your itinerary, I would indeed try to get Golden Circle through Disney. I 'think' that Golden Circle (maybe with BBQ) was still available for Silver.Was their still good availability of excursions at the silver booking time? I know most recommend booking privately, but I don’t know if I’d feel comfortable with that on our 2nd (and longest) day in Reykjavik. It would be a real shame not to see the bits we want to (probably the Golden circle tour).
I will be interested to hear about how rough the seas are between Scotland and Iceland. DH gets motion sickness, and I want to be prepared! Don’t want to put him off cruising.
Once again, have a wonderful trip and I look forward to the report!