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Baked Alaska

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  1. Which ship did you see this on?
  2. I hope this signals more Suite Class refundable deposits. We cruise suites only and I would definitely prefer a refundable deposit fare.
  3. Hello all! I'm posting this article here from The Points Guy. The lack of organization and confusion of the author's COVID isolation in Vancouver is yet another reason why I'm relieved we canceled our Southbound cruise and booked an Alaska land vacation instead. Full disclosure: we initially canceled due to a friend in our travel party choosing not to become vaccinated. https://thepointsguy.com/news/cruise-covid-isolation-hotel/?utm_source=TPG Daily Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=4410066&utm_usr=a9dbe12c394618ecf4382af7f71562504f1598219ec811560556920ab979e7be&utm_msg=3f92e09a5c484a3899396b5f45b0674e&utm_date=2022-06-04 FWIW, we chose to keep our original inbound flight and take the train from Anchorage to Seward and back when we end our stay on the Kenai Penninsula. In Seward, I have reserved a car from Turo, a cabin in Cooper Landing on the river, a fishing guide for six days, a hiking guide for one day, and other excursions planned or shooting from the hip. We choose to cruise for two reasons: the cruise experience and sample new global regions. We took an Alaskan southbound cruise in 2019, and it was fantastic. We knew we wanted to experience more of Alaska on our schedule and interest. I will miss having my food prepared for me and the other niceties of cruising, but this is why we cruise. Win-win.
  4. FWIW, the website is glitchy this morning. From the view of my browser, there are no 6-8 night cruises listing for March 20223. I know that not to be the case. It's RCG's usual performance.
  5. ^This. The Bistro menu appeared on our app but it was closed for the duration of sailing (Dec/Jan). Don't go by the app, go to the Bistro to check. I was really looking forward to going there.
  6. Our local performing arts theater has an infrared hearing impaired system. The website says that it receives audio from the house console monitor feed and that receivers are available upon request from the box office. My dad has used these in the past as he has 90% hearing loss. They help him but only so much can be done for his situation. He also has hearing aids. I wonder if this sort of infrared hearing system is available on the ships.
  7. 100% on all of this, so that is why we are headed back to MC. Why are they closed this summer?
  8. I found it if anyone is interested. http://www.jaimesbluereef.com/ Looking at Jaimes Blue Reef Facebook page, it appears they are geared more toward groups. Since I'm a solo traveler (husband and son go flyfishing) to beach clubs, I'm headed back to Maya Chan. I love their food and drinks, and the massages are the cherry on top. https://costamayabeachresort.com/
  9. Hello all! I recently listened to a podcast where Matt (?) talked about going to a day beach resort in Costa Maya that was NOT Maya Chan. I love Maya Chan, but I also like to try new things. So, can anyone refresh my memory as to what the day beach resort was? I think it was close(r) to the cruise port.
  10. We are still waiting on our FCCs. We cancelled on 14 March 2022.
  11. It's up there with passing your driver's test! How crazy is that?
  12. 100%. @bsilverBetween the three of us, it took 5 tests. Two were missing the test strip. Always ALWAYS get double the number of tests you need, unless you have a local backup plan.
  13. This is a neat read on Timothy LeDuc, who skated on Royal Caribbean Ships. https://www.wsj.com/articles/timothy-leduc-beijing-olympics-pairs-11645169772?st=u24qidp9pt453o7&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
  14. Now that I've had more time to think on this, the north and south-bound open-jaw sailings shouldn't be affected by this at all, should they?
  15. And, I guess this is just another reason why to have trip insurance!
  16. “Alaskans cannot gamble again on the goodwill and commonsense of our Canadian neighbors, who failed us last year,” Sullivan said in a statement announcing the bill. I didn't as this didn't even creep into my mind that Alaska would seek an extention to the exemption. Politically, I love it. Logistically, hate it.
  17. Noooooo. I've already bought our flights from Vancouver for our July Radiance Southbound.
  18. I received a large credit, too. Alas, it was an excursion cancelation that, as of even now, I haven't received notification from RCG. I received the refund 7 days ago. I verified the cancelation on the cruise planner.
  19. Grilled tomatoes, grilled green beans, grilled eggplant. Throw them on with the meat!
  20. I'm convinced this is the tastiest way to get your vitamin C.
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