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  1. Out of curiosity I just took a quick look at the CVS site. Despite the fact that there are several CVS store in our area, the closest offering a test is 45 minutes away. We would be driving past 3-4 on the way to the closest test site. I have a cruise in Nov 2021 so no immediate concerns but I can see I will need to take a harder look when that time gets closer. Planning continues to be important.
  2. Is there a comparison site for annual policies? I've typically booked after making those comparisons to buy the short term policies. I have a few things booked so far in the coming months, (YOLO Book it) so an annual would probably be the way to go. Haha
  3. I am Platinum level and get small discounts on balcony rooms. It's been enough to make the difference between window and balcony rooms be somewhat negligible. (Can't wait to be diamond which should be early next year) Would I be able to book for my sister and her husband to join us on a trip I have booked already and get my discount on that 2nd room?
  4. I saw something about a UK 10/20 sailing being cancelled but no follow up on the comment. I was also booked on this 11/7 sailing but was nervous about it happening because of the 14 day guideline. Yesterday I changed to 11/28 sailing with the WOW sale pricing. So hopefully 11/7 sails but if not I'm covered (at least I think so).
  5. Dinners I know are higher but I've never paid attention to the lunch prices. Right now chops is $24.99 and Jamie's is $22.99. Is it really higher on board?
  6. We are sailing on Anthem and I would like to have lunch at Jamie's and Chops. Are the pre sailing prices different than on board prices. The lunch prices never seem to change.
  7. Are you on this sailing? I have this booked.
  8. Are there any day pass resorts in the Port Canaveral area or anywhere within a reasonable drive of there (1/2 hour north or south)? All inclusive would be best. I've only done one daily resort pass in the past but it was outside of the US. I enjoyed it and wanted to find something similar for this Port stop from NJ if it exists.
  9. With all the extra tasks the ports seem to be doing for health protocols, especially home ports, I wonder if port charges might rise. Maybe spread among all the passengers it wouldn't be noticeable for passed on. But they are doing something additional with most passengers so it would seem the extra expense would need to be accounted for somewhere. I don't know if anyone is in tune with port charges, but I think it's an interesting question. I find the behind the scenes business interesting.
  10. I saw this with my own kids on cruises, join early to make friends when everyone is the new guy. But I wasn't sure what was done with teens. Their programming seems to be a lot less structured.
  11. I would like my granddaughter to cruise with us. I think she would do really well with the teen club but hasn't been on a cruise before. She would be 12 or 13. She might be a little shy at first. Do the counselors start out the week with any icebreakers or organized activities? We would be either on Anthem or an Oasis class ship. When I read the cruise compasses it looks less structured than younger kid programs but initially I would hope for some group activities.
  12. The PM is for tracking workouts. Nothing extra is needed to operate the rower. You can just start rowing. The PM connects with Bluetooth to my phone. The data from the wprlout is stored on a temporary log, then when wifi is available the log can be transmitted to the web based Concept 2 logbook and my Garmin account.
  13. That's better than my times so far but I'm getting better. Any idea about monitor models? I think PM 4s can be used to load data onto some kind of medium but I do not know how to do that process. I only have experienced the PM5. Specifically I have upcoming trips on Anthem and Oasis.
  14. I have recently started rowing on a machine at home. I would like to continue while cruising. I think there are Rowing machines but I can't get any confirmation. I have a Concept 2 (which is the most popular) with a PM 5 (Performance Monitor). That allows me to log my data so if the PM model is known that would help also. Anyone know what ships have them and what brand / model?
  15. I've never been but isn't Captain Jacks on Coco Cay a paid venue? That would not be included?
  16. I have a question. What if we used the package for lunch and dinner, then wanted some bar snacks later at Playmakers, Portside or Vintages. Or maybe Johnny Rockets (I've done a few late night burgers on my trips). Would the package cover these extra visits? I've seen people describing progressive dinners where they get different portions of the meal at different restaurants. I assume it would work the same way. Are any island (Coco Key or Labadee) special spots included?
  17. We stayed in Cabin # 7206 on Adventure of the Seas. It is up in the front of the ship and has two porthole windows. The room is quite large but because it's an angled wall it's not all useful space. It is good for storing luggage or packages and it gives the room a larger feel. I liked it and would pick it again if sailing that category.
  18. Is there a list of Stateroom Obstructed View Percentages? If so it would be a great thing to have. I booked a boardwalk room on Oasis and saw a photo someone posted on-line of the view, so I know it's ok. But having a reference would be a good thing to have.
  19. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/are-there-restrictions-for-onboard-activities#:~:text=Height%20and%20Weight%20Restriction%3A%20Guests,clothes%20and%20closed%2Dtoe%20shoes. I was looking for rules and weight limits for various activities. In the website listed it shows a different listing for Bungee Trampoline and Sky Pad. Are there different activities? I noticed the weight limit was different. Bungee Trampoline Weight Restrictions: 30 lbs. minimum, 220 lbs. maximum Bungee jumpers must wear socks, shirt, shorts or pants. No wet clothing or jewelry permitted while bungee jumping. Sky Pad℠ Age Restriction: 5 years of age minimum to jump, 7 years of age minimum to jump with the VR set Weight Restriction: 20 lbs. minimum, 240 lbs. maximum
  20. I booked Thrill Water park and I'm on the fence whether I want to keep the reservation. It's just my wife and I and she is not into slides. I got a decent price but I don't know if I want to run off and spend part of the day there. The other thing I noticed is some of the cool slides are multi person. My other option is taking an hour and doing some snorkeling. I have my own stuff. But I have seen conflicting reports about snorkeling there. Has anyone else faced the same dilemma? How long can I wait to decide? Can I wait until the day before to get a refund? The weather could also play into my decision.
  21. If doing slides in the Thrill Waterpark, what do you do with sandals/flip flops? Do you just leave them with your other stuff? Or is there a place to put them near the slide entrance? I don't like to walk around too much in bare feet on hot pavement. Or really anywhere. I assume water shoes are not allowed on slides?
  22. I am sailing Feb 7th. Probably the same sailing as the OP. I was trying to avoid lobster night. So I booked on the Nassau day. Also have early dining.
  23. Is it possible to pick up a driving tour from the dock in Aruba on a walk up basis? Trying to play it by ear and not overbook our time. Prefer an A/C van or bus and a 3 to 4 hour tour of the island. Doesn't need a beach stop. The official ship excursions seem to be open air buses. I don't really want to go a pre-planned tourist trap shopping market stop. I've had some taxi tours in other locations and really enjoyed them.
  24. I have been following these boards for a while and I have seen questions about favorite drinks, favorite food, etc. But other than random mentions in trip reports, I really haven’t seen a summary list of favorite entertainers. Not the big production shows themselves, but the rotating bands, headliners, lounge acts, etc. I’ve seen good ones, but some just seem to be on a different level. I’ll start out with some standouts for me with my limited experience on my most recent sailings of Allure and Grandeur. Centerpiece - On Allure of the Seas last year the rock band named Centerpiece performed in Dazzles off and on in the evening. Excellent band especially the lead guitarist. I wanted to hear them more. Their sets were amazing. Las Vegas Tenors. This was a Headliner group also on Allure and a lot more entertaining than I expected. My whole party enjoyed this group. Gary Caouette – Stand-up Comedian. He had the ‘required’ cruise jokes, but many were more creative than I’ve heard before. If I’m guessing the punchline before it’s delivered, as in most of the comedians I’ve seen on board, then the performance doesn’t really stand for me. I really enjoyed his sets and as a plus, he didn’t rely so heavily on ‘adult’ shock humor which I think is a crutch. What are some of your favorites and why?
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