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  1. Came across cruise ship singer Byron James TikTok whose been performing on Oasis and Wonder. Actually, my wife brought this to my attention since I'm not a TikTok aficionado, so I thought I'd share. Performers life onboard If you'd like to check it out: https://www.tiktok.com/tag/cruiseshipsinger?lang=en
  2. Least favorite = Cats, Cats & Cats (yup, tried it 3 times) Favorite(s) = Mama Mia and Grease
  3. May, 2022 on Harmony - - Junior and Elaine, Suite Concierges and Vacancy in CK were truly outstanding. Taking picture of name tags is a great idea!
  4. We are now looking for another cruise to book. I will take one for the team and go too (the things I do for my brother). The sacrifices we are forced to make!
  5. We were fortunate (?) to sail on the first RCL cruise from Port Liberty on a Canadian itinerary in May 2004 on the Voyager. It was so new, there weren't any directions to the port available, but as lifelong NYers, we found our way. As I recall, Voyager made it's way up the Hudson River, turned around, past the Statue of Liberty and under the Verrazano Bridge. What a great view and experience. Also worthwhile to get up for the early morning return to NY
  6. We were in a suite on Harmony in May. A fellow cruiser suggested we try the Banana Split in CK that's on the children's menu. 2 days later we tried one after lunch. Only regret is we didn't do it sooner. A must try at least once!!!!!!
  7. We used the RCL terminal garage in May and parking was tight. We ended up parking on top deck right next to elevator. Couldn't have been easier, but if the garage is pretty full in May, I would imagine it will be completely full in season.
  8. In May we did a B2B in Port Canaveral - RCL Harmony to MSC Divina. We decided to take eMed tests with us on Harmony and had a proctored test via ZOOM 2 days before the Divina embarkation. We then had our negative test results printed on ship even though we had email confirmations (yep, suspenders & belt) because we weren't sure what MSC would need. We wanted to make sure before disembarking Harmony that we were Covid negative. Just as an aside, 2 days after disembarking Divina my wife tested positive and I tested positive 2 days after her., All is OK now, but thinking back we're glad we tested BEFORE getting off Harmony.
  9. All is good....... There are things much worse than a rainy day on beautiful cruise ship!
  10. Jeff Arpin is onboard right now
  11. Yes, along with the Suite line. Make sure you get on the "correct' line for Key. A little difficult to find outside terminal. It moved fairly quickly, much shorter than those without and efficient once you get into terminal for actual checkin
  12. Boarding wasn't bad for us (Suite & Diamond+) with 11 am boarding time. When we arrived at 11, lines were backed up at the outside checkin before entering the terminal. Obviously, many passengers were there early were being processed slowly without regard for boarding time. Once inside terminal, checkin was pretty fast and efficient. On board, its a full ship but all is great. While it appears there are a lot of new staff members in training (restaurants, staterooms & casino) they are are all very cordial and welcoming. I'm sure staffing up and getting up to speed is challenging in these times. Today (Monday) is a rainy day at CocoCay and cruise entertainment staff supplemented onboard offerings with lots of additional events (movies, towel folding, trivia, etc) to fill the void.
  13. And no need for masks in terminal
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