Originally posted by Bob1958:
Thanks for the review, Rich. We've been on the Emerald and found it to be great in every way. I also don't want to drag formal wear on cruises but the Horizon prepares a variety of great food if you want to skip formal nights. I had no idea you would have to re-imbark when taking back-to-back cruises. You'd think they'd make that easy for you.
Plus the fact that you only have to leave the ship to go through customs (which takes getting off & maybe 10 seconds at the desk) & re board immediately. There were 350 people doing a B2B & we waited in the dining room until everyone else had disembarked & all filed out together. & get to an open pool. No one bothers you to attend the muster drill although on the Grand they did have the announcement blasting through the speakers, the Emerald was toned down so you could hardly hear it. We sat in the back of the ship & watched the Solas depart during the whole drill.