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  1. Last World Cup they showed them in the bars, in state room channels and even on the big screens in the aquatheater....my kids had the last boardwalk balcony room and it was a great bonus . 1000 EST kickoff for the WC Final is a real planning problem for me.....not sure I can get from the hotel to the port and complete embark all during halftime.
  2. The real issue is there is no one to inform to have the rules enforced. ITs nto the bar staffs job, its not he towel station guys job....and it definitely shouldnt be another guests job. Guests regulating guests is a recipe for disaster
  3. Odyssey of the Seas televisions had this feature.
  4. I also left an item on board once (Ipad mini). Process was fairly simple with the two week delay. Only issue was I had to provided Credit Card information to pay for shipping charges and I had two non-authorized charges on that card immediately afterward. Easy enough to fix, but it was annoying.
  5. Did I read somewhere that Annual Tier Comp cruises cannot be booked on new ships (less than a year in service)? I would like to book Wonder of the Seas for this winter (2022).
  6. Then don’t read the posts about Covid and masks. But for you.. the food is average, but since you’re on a cruise everyone thinks it’s superb.
  7. It was ridiculous.. it was a government reduced form with results that was signed by the nurse. The fact she signed it made it a “hand written note” in the gentleman’s opinion. There was no common sense to be applied. i have since been refunded my money (test x 3) after elevating to Michael Baiiley office.
  8. Yes to both. They didn’t accept my negative test result from the county health department. there is a table set up near the doors you would exit the facility upon return from cruise. Sign up, swab, pay, get your results. $105 for each test.
  9. Anything you would have gone to guest services for on Deck 5 can pretty much be handled by the concierge (folio issues, reprinting keys) in addition to all the items previously mentioned
  10. Their update specifically says eating and drinking.. but it appears smoking (in the casino) is also allowed. Our health and safety is their primary concern?
  11. So you’re saying on a 7 night cruise, the bionic bar gets repeat hits from new cruisers… because the drinks are so good? I think we agre, it’s a gimmick. I’d prefer the nightly visit to the champagne bar.
  12. I think the bionic bar in all the ships is a waste. Go once , maybe twice for the novelty. That’s the business model? But every tavern with a skilled and entertaining bartender/barmaid lacks them in every night. Missed the mark here Royal. And on odyssey, it’s prime real estate.
  13. Read on another board that the casino host on Allure said smoking will still be allowed in the casino … in keeping with the best interest of its customers??
  14. I would be much more accepting if Royal would publish some of their own medical data. Such as “ in the last 30 days we have seen xx cases of Covid onboard, including xx% of the omicron variant. Of these, xx were breakthrough cases of fully vaccinated passengers.” They have already instituted essentially a no vax, no cruise policy. In addition to a Covid free test policy. Without showing this type of data, i personally think this is less a medical decision, and more of a let’s stay in the good side of the CDC decision.
  15. My original post want complaining, it was meant to solicit if any others had been impacted by such vague guidance. And the documentation requirements are wholly Royal Caribbean's to determine. i did notice that in todays newest guidance they removed the restriction on “hand written” documentation.
  16. After corresponding with Royal corporate and pointing out that: 1) my vaccination card is also a hand written government form Which they gladly accept as acceptable documentation, and 2) my spouse embarked harmony on Sunday with the exact same dept of health paperwork they will be refunding me the $315 for the on site tests
  17. I would say it’s the context.. military background, a form filled out is not a hand written note. A hand written note is what is scribbled on a prescription pad. Their rules say it can be a printed document. If they will only accept machine generated forms, they should be clear. And to your larger point, the royal rep today said every ship is different in what they will accept.
  18. Cruised in August on Odyssey after cruising reopened. Probed negative Covid status with a test from your he county health department and results presented on a government form with county letterhead. Followed the same protocol for a 3 day cruise leaving today. Denied entry because they considered the identical form to be a hand-written note this time around. Charged $105 times 3 loyal cruisers because their inconsistent policies. great start
  19. Unless you are in a junior suite or above, each passenger will get 1 pt per sailing day.junior suite and above get two per night. Solo cruises can also achieve higher crown and anchor point earning rates
  20. So, my other logistical concern is capacity. Does emed have enough zoom slots available (weekend/ holidays) to handle the growing demand? i had always thought the at hkme test would be my backup but because if the h i queens did a Jan 2 Sunday sailing, it’s quickly becoming my primary option.
  21. I have cruised since the reopening and i didn’t find the testing requirements all that cumbersome, even had them done at the county health office for free. Looking for advice. I have a Jan 2 Harmony cruise coming up. With the new 48 hour requirement and a Sunday departure, that leaves Saturday New Year’s Day and Friday, the observed federal holiday to complete testing. I foresee my options being quite limited. Have the need/online test capacity been able to keep up with the demand? thanks
  22. Try the County Health Department (Free as well). WE used Clay County. Apopointments Only.
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  24. Proof of (1) vaccination status and (2) proof of negative test results within three days of boarding
  25. If I remember correctly, laundry was offered at a discount for the normal bag laundry deal. I thought RC handled the whole situation quite well. I had friends on Carnival at the same time, they were closer to FT Lauderdale and they stopped in to top off their gas not knowing how long they might have to evade and let whoever wanted to get off disembark and gave them some kind of refund.
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