Taylor - Answered a Question by Bowker (10 Nov 08 17:32)

Usual ports are Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Arrecife as far as I know.

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a - Answered a Question by Bowker (10 Nov 08 17:43)

Arrecife and Santa Cruz in the north of Tenerife.Have you joined the meet&mingle for your cruise - good way to share shore excursions etc and knowledge.

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Aldrich - replied to a (10 Nov 08 19:17)

If you go to royalcaribbean.co.uk > contact us > FAQs and you will find M&M under before you board. This is actually the Other site - you have to register but once you get in you will find a whole world of info under the varous links. Sorry to be cryptic but if it get detailed it gets blocked! The M&M is a way to register for your cruise, you chat with your fellow cruisers before you go, get to know each other, and share tips for shore excursions. Well worth it. And on board RCI throw you a private party where Captain and other senior staff attend for a private Q&A session, free food and drink too!

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Bowker (10 Nov 08 20:06)

Hi! Thanks for your remarks & I see your sorted on the port issue by a couple of the 'guru's' of the site. Regards Wilba.

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Bowker - Answered a Question by Bowker (11 Nov 08 10:57)

Many thanks to all of you for the excellent feed back. Regarding the M&M that you mention I shall check it out, we have been with RCI three times and did not about this. On the previous question about "My Time Dining" Mr Aldrich mentions that he booked a table for 2 at 8:15 and was seated at a table for 2 at 8:15 every night, this is very interesting information as the wife and I like to mix during the day but at dinner we prefer just the two of us. I can see that you registered for "My Time" before you boarded the ship but what about the time 8:15pm was this booked when you were on the ship? Regarding NCL and there “Any time Dining” we have been with them three times and enjoyed the cruise but I found it a little uncomfortable at the end of the week because unlike RCI you do not have any Gratuity envelopes to pass on.

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Aldrich - replied to Bowker (12 Nov 08 17:57)

Hi, yes we signed up for MyTime beforehand and then on the days we were eating in the main dining room (and not in Chops or Portofinos) we would just call up the dining room, or drop by, and place a request for a table that night. Just like a restaurant! And thanks for saying 'thanks!'. (and it is Miss Aldrich!).

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Aldrich - replied to Bowker (12 Nov 08 18:12)

Answered this already but seems to have been blocked for pete's sake.....you just call the dining room on the day and ask for a table - just like calling a restaurant. We only did it a few times as we prefer eating in Chops or Portofinos! I have read that people 'block' a specific table at a specific time for the whole cruise, thus getting the same waiters every night. This seems to be of great importance to some - but not sure why!!

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