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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from raahc in First time using magnetic hooks   
    Those look like the ones we bought.  We used them for hats, our lanyards (for seapass cards), small evening bag, & to hold our over-door shoe bag holder to the wall. I think we got at least 2 bags of those, plus the magnetic clip type https://www.amazon.ca/ACCO-Magnetic-Clips-2-Inch-5050571613/dp/B007Z7KTVQ/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=magnetic+clip&qid=1572896474&sr=8-6
    The clips were good for a few things too, but I mainly liked to use one to hold an old credit type card to put in the slot that keeps the lights on-- we just hung it right there, & popped the card in and out as we came in/left.  You can also clip your cruise compass on the wall for easy reference
    A lot of the walls are magnetic too, not just the ceiling, so there are many places to use them
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from whitsmom in First time using magnetic hooks   
    Those look like the ones we bought.  We used them for hats, our lanyards (for seapass cards), small evening bag, & to hold our over-door shoe bag holder to the wall. I think we got at least 2 bags of those, plus the magnetic clip type https://www.amazon.ca/ACCO-Magnetic-Clips-2-Inch-5050571613/dp/B007Z7KTVQ/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=magnetic+clip&qid=1572896474&sr=8-6
    The clips were good for a few things too, but I mainly liked to use one to hold an old credit type card to put in the slot that keeps the lights on-- we just hung it right there, & popped the card in and out as we came in/left.  You can also clip your cruise compass on the wall for easy reference
    A lot of the walls are magnetic too, not just the ceiling, so there are many places to use them
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    MaryCS62 reacted to Baked Alaska in Confused on what drinks I can bring   
    Or 4 Sundrop, 4 Royal Crown Cola, and 2 Cheerwine, and 2 grape Nehi (for Radar O'Reilly)
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from ChessE4 in Setting Seapass spend limits for kids   
    My DD's first cruise (she was just shy of 17) -- DH & I didn't want to give her "unlimited" spending privileges, so we did not assign a credit card to her account.  Instead, we put cash down (can't remember how much) & told her she was free to spend it, but when it was gone, that was it.  It freed her to buy a souvenir, order a mocktail (she only had the soda package), etc if we weren't around. You will be able to see what's spent on your TV in your room -- you can' check the onboard account daily.
     2 caveats with  using cash -- 1) I think you can overspend by a certain amount before they shut the account down completely, so keep that in mind --  but you can also add money to it throughout the cruise if you start with a small amount.
    2) On the last night, you have to go to Guest Services to close down the account & get any monies back, and there can be a long line for that.
     
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from Brobbins246 in Your funniest cruise story   
    Our first cruise (honeymoon, over 30 years ago) the same day we went to Labadee was also formal night, and at that time that really did mean dressing up -- I wore a nice dress, hose, heels, etc, DH had his suit.  However, on Labadee, he DID NOT put on any sunscreen, and ended up with a terrible sunburn, especially on his lower legs.  I ended up having to put cold cloths on his legs and ankles just to bring the swelling down.  That night, he was in agony wearing his suit pants, so as soon as we were done with dinner, he went back to the room to put on "dress shorts", and wore those with his dress shirt, tie & suit jacket to the Midnight Chocolate buffet ?.
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    MaryCS62 reacted to ChessE4 in Traveling with Senior/ Need good mix of easy activites and adventurous stuff for me!   
    You go through the Cruise Planner, although it takes a little digging to find the link - I think the font is a light color or something.  The brochure is based on a particular cruise/sail date.
    Other than that, you can always search for cruises by port and then select a link for excursions.  That isn't the same thing, though.
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from JohnK6404 in Dining @ Restaurants & Drinks Package combo   
    Just a caveat with Starbucks -- on O class ships, with a free standing Starbucks kiosk, you CANNOT use the DBP for coffees, etc.  Any other class ship, that serves Starbucks brand as their specialty coffee, you can use the DBP
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from Kanelbulle in Dining @ Restaurants & Drinks Package combo   
    Just a caveat with Starbucks -- on O class ships, with a free standing Starbucks kiosk, you CANNOT use the DBP for coffees, etc.  Any other class ship, that serves Starbucks brand as their specialty coffee, you can use the DBP
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from IRMO12HD in The Key on sale on my cruise   
    I looked at my sailing next July, & it's $24.99/person/day = $1000 for the cruise. Really can't justify it, especially since one of our 4 won't use internet.  The only thing I would really like is the embarkation day lunch & the carry on bag drop off -- but I would be leary of handing over the things I put in carry on -- medications, jewelery, important papers. We were already getting 3 device Voom (don't need streaming) for $36/day (total $360), and I did notice it went down to $ 31.50/day, so I grabbed that savings.  Between that and the "oops" beverage package, we've saved quite a bit.
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from Mmcrawford in Cruising with mobility issues (bathrooms)   
    DD is handicapped (Cerebral Palsy) & we use a wheelchair when we cruise because it is safer for her, & faster for us (she can walk, but has poor balance, so crowds are dangerous and is very slow). She is not very tall(5'1") so I can't speak to the height issue.  For safety's sake, we ask for a shower chair for the shower stall, this might help your wife so that she doesn't have to balance.  Also, while we didn't use this, there is also the option of a toilet seat riser, which is basically something that's about 6-8 inches high (I think, don't quote me on that) that sits on top of the seat & makes it easier for those who need extra leverage for sitting/standing from the toilet.  Just fill out the special needs form 
    https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/allaboutcruising/guestSpecialNeeds.do
    You can specify what things you might need.  
    Also, you don't mention which ship you are on, but find out if there are any family restrooms, in case she will need assistance while you are not in your cabin -- even using the handicap stall can be a challenge, even when you are just the one assisting the person who needs it.
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from Neesa in Alternate places to eat   
    To be honest, you don't need a "party dress" -- I can't do dresses anymore (can't wear heels/hose), so I have dressy palazzo pants & nice blouses for "formal" nights -- but if you want to wear a sundress, or slacks & a nice blouse, you won't be out of place.  I also own a few maxi length sleeveless dresses that I just throw a shrug over -- takes up very little space, and jewelry dresses it up enough for me.  Go to formal night neatly dressed -- you'll be fine!
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from DebAtSea in Alternate places to eat   
    To be honest, you don't need a "party dress" -- I can't do dresses anymore (can't wear heels/hose), so I have dressy palazzo pants & nice blouses for "formal" nights -- but if you want to wear a sundress, or slacks & a nice blouse, you won't be out of place.  I also own a few maxi length sleeveless dresses that I just throw a shrug over -- takes up very little space, and jewelry dresses it up enough for me.  Go to formal night neatly dressed -- you'll be fine!
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from kittysoul in Cruising with mobility issues (bathrooms)   
    You will also find that most people will go out of their way to assist you (holding doors, letting you go first, etc) so just accept it with thanks, and pay it forward when you can. A few times, our last cruise, it was just the 2 of us going back to the cabin, and u also have mobility problems, and found that it was very difficult to open the cabin door enough to get her in -- it fit, but the doors are VERY heavy, the corridor is somewhat narrow, and it can be a challenge. A few times, I just asked people walking down our hallway to hold the door for me while I maneuvered her in.
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Cruising with mobility issues (bathrooms)   
    You will also find that most people will go out of their way to assist you (holding doors, letting you go first, etc) so just accept it with thanks, and pay it forward when you can. A few times, our last cruise, it was just the 2 of us going back to the cabin, and u also have mobility problems, and found that it was very difficult to open the cabin door enough to get her in -- it fit, but the doors are VERY heavy, the corridor is somewhat narrow, and it can be a challenge. A few times, I just asked people walking down our hallway to hold the door for me while I maneuvered her in.
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Cruising with mobility issues (bathrooms)   
    DD is handicapped (Cerebral Palsy) & we use a wheelchair when we cruise because it is safer for her, & faster for us (she can walk, but has poor balance, so crowds are dangerous and is very slow). She is not very tall(5'1") so I can't speak to the height issue.  For safety's sake, we ask for a shower chair for the shower stall, this might help your wife so that she doesn't have to balance.  Also, while we didn't use this, there is also the option of a toilet seat riser, which is basically something that's about 6-8 inches high (I think, don't quote me on that) that sits on top of the seat & makes it easier for those who need extra leverage for sitting/standing from the toilet.  Just fill out the special needs form 
    https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/allaboutcruising/guestSpecialNeeds.do
    You can specify what things you might need.  
    Also, you don't mention which ship you are on, but find out if there are any family restrooms, in case she will need assistance while you are not in your cabin -- even using the handicap stall can be a challenge, even when you are just the one assisting the person who needs it.
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Cruising with mobility issues (bathrooms)   
    You will also find that most people will go out of their way to assist you (holding doors, letting you go first, etc) so just accept it with thanks, and pay it forward when you can. A few times, our last cruise, it was just the 2 of us going back to the cabin, and u also have mobility problems, and found that it was very difficult to open the cabin door enough to get her in -- it fit, but the doors are VERY heavy, the corridor is somewhat narrow, and it can be a challenge. A few times, I just asked people walking down our hallway to hold the door for me while I maneuvered her in.
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from guittech in Cruising with mobility issues (bathrooms)   
    DD is handicapped (Cerebral Palsy) & we use a wheelchair when we cruise because it is safer for her, & faster for us (she can walk, but has poor balance, so crowds are dangerous and is very slow). She is not very tall(5'1") so I can't speak to the height issue.  For safety's sake, we ask for a shower chair for the shower stall, this might help your wife so that she doesn't have to balance.  Also, while we didn't use this, there is also the option of a toilet seat riser, which is basically something that's about 6-8 inches high (I think, don't quote me on that) that sits on top of the seat & makes it easier for those who need extra leverage for sitting/standing from the toilet.  Just fill out the special needs form 
    https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/allaboutcruising/guestSpecialNeeds.do
    You can specify what things you might need.  
    Also, you don't mention which ship you are on, but find out if there are any family restrooms, in case she will need assistance while you are not in your cabin -- even using the handicap stall can be a challenge, even when you are just the one assisting the person who needs it.
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from ptod in Voom Price Increases   
    3 of us want access for our next cruise (not til July 2020), and it was $35.98 for a 1 person, 3 device plan ($11.99/device), which was cheaper than getting 3 people 1 device each. I decided to get them now, figuring if the price goes down in a better sale, I can cancel/rebook, and if it goes up -- I win ?.  Got them in my name, so now everyone will have to be nice to me to get the codes....
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from JLMoran in Voom Price Increases   
    3 of us want access for our next cruise (not til July 2020), and it was $35.98 for a 1 person, 3 device plan ($11.99/device), which was cheaper than getting 3 people 1 device each. I decided to get them now, figuring if the price goes down in a better sale, I can cancel/rebook, and if it goes up -- I win ?.  Got them in my name, so now everyone will have to be nice to me to get the codes....
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from Hoski in Sharing / non sharing question   
    You can also bring her sea pass card with you if you were getting a drink for yourself on your card, & wanted to pick one up for her as well - in case she wanted to save your table/lounge chair, etc
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Take food off ship while in port?   
    Factory sealed packaged items are ok, it's fresh food (ie, fruit, sandwiches, etc) that you are prohibited from bringing off the ship.  My younger DD has celiac, & we've always brought snacks for her -- gluten free protein bars, crackers, pretzels etc -- in case she can't easily buy something while we are in port -- just make sure the package is still sealed (ie, don't open & put in a baggie --ok to do if you open & eat on board, not ok to bring off.)
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from JLMoran in CBD Oil/gummies - allowed on ship?   
    I remembered it because I had contributed to it ?, and like I said, it's my profession, and it's a subject I'm very familiar with...
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from JLMoran in CBD Oil/gummies - allowed on ship?   
    It was about a drug called Epidiolex -- approved for epilepsy
     
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from ChessE4 in Insurance or not   
    DD (29 now, 1st cruise age age 23) has several medical issues, 2 of which, if they occurred on a cruise, could require evacuation & hospitalization -- and because she is also mentally & physically disabled, would not be able to advocate for herself, meaning there goes everyone else's cruise. We not only get insurance that covers pre-existing conditions, we get the kind that covers everyone in the travel party if one has to be evacuated for medical reasons.  YMMV, of course, but it's a couple of hundred dollars, & well worth it for peace of mind.
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    MaryCS62 got a reaction from DMLM in Insurance or not   
    DD (29 now, 1st cruise age age 23) has several medical issues, 2 of which, if they occurred on a cruise, could require evacuation & hospitalization -- and because she is also mentally & physically disabled, would not be able to advocate for herself, meaning there goes everyone else's cruise. We not only get insurance that covers pre-existing conditions, we get the kind that covers everyone in the travel party if one has to be evacuated for medical reasons.  YMMV, of course, but it's a couple of hundred dollars, & well worth it for peace of mind.
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