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  1. You won't regret it! We bought a place in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in October 2019 thinking it would be a weekend place with a couple weeks in the summer. Instead I have spent abut 75% of the time since March at our mountain house! And now retiring in August so will be able to continue to spend a lot of time here. Even bought a 20' pontoon boat for the 28 square mile lake nearby so now I do my own cruises! I am having the best pandemic ever!
  2. So originally booked Alaska in May 2020. RC canceled us and we took FCC of almost $3K for my wife and I and refunds for the kids. We had booked airfare for 4 to Alaska which was a little over $3K and have a credit that expires 12/31/2021. We then booked Western Mediterranean for July 2021 for 6 of us figuring the FCC and airfare credit would be put to good use. Airfare Philly to ROme is $1,600 on American Airlines which is not affordable at all. Since I don't know if we'll even be able to cruise in July I told the family that the July cruise is probably out. So I booked a
  3. 2018 we did a cruise out of Tampa for a New Year's eve cruise. We were 24 hours late leaving Tampa due to fog so skipped Grand Cayman. Highlight was when captain pulled the ship up close to Cozumel and we could see the fireworks all along the coast while the captain laid on the horn.......... Like others, we have a relatively large family so being away Christmas day is not likely to happen.....
  4. I just booked Hotel Casablanca for 11/5-11/7/21 so we'll have the whole day Saturday and most of Sunday to explore before the 8:00 PM sailing. Hotel is is in old San Juan and .4 miles walking or 1 mile by car to cruise port. $159 - $250 night depending on room. Never been to San Juan and went by Trip Advisor. Open to opinions - can always cancel and go elsewhere....
  5. We made reservations for a cruise out of San Juan with an 8:30 PM Departure time. We may or may not board in time for lunch on. Thinking about getting The Key and wondering if the lunch can be used on another day because of the late sail time? If not, what's the latest time you can actually arrive for lunch?
  6. And my wife's parents live in Glen Ellyn for awhile - not far from you!
  7. Screw the cruise lines! Buy your own! Have the best pandemic ever here. We bought a place in the Pocono mountains last October thinking we'd be here mostly weekend and vacation week here and there. I've been working from the Poconos since 3/17 and will be until at least January! We're close to a large lake so we got our own cruiser!
  8. We did Brilliance out of Tampa in December 2018. We like this class of ship. As others mentioned, the cruise compasses that have been uploaded will have the info. We actually got fogged in in Tampa so left the dock 24 hours late and skipped Grand Cayman and only did Cozumel. My wife and daughter swam with dolphins and didn't like it a little bit. My son and I went to a place that had 13 zip lines that ended with a zip in to the water and then paddled and swam through caves. I would do that again!
  9. They got back to me via email and it's 100% refund since we're more than 90 days out. They also said that the free cruise offer expires in December so can't book later. BUT they said I have another offer for beginning of 2021. Calling now!
  10. We were at Disney the last week of February before cruising the first week in March (yea - we were on CocoCay on 3/1). The lines for Star Wars rides were hours if you didn't have fast pass......
  11. So thought it was going to be great back in March when I got the email for the "free" Club Royale cruise offer for September-December 2020. We booked one for the first week of December and I upgraded for a total of a little over $841 with taxes. My job got outsourced last week and I start with the new company on 10/12 and vacation accrual starts over so won't have the vacation time. On top of that, my wife works in a school and is being told she'll have to quarantine for 2 weeks when we get back and she doesn't have the time either. I sent an email to Club Royale indicating that we
  12. New color scheme looks pretty cool: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=286196722496177
  13. Chill Island is the left cove. Cabanas to the left chairs under trees to the right.
  14. There are two excursions involving the train. One is just the train ride (Currently $124) and the other is the train followed by a catamaran ride ($179). Has anyone done the catamaran? Is it worthwhile?
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