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  1. I moved my 9 night sailing in October to an 8 night sailing in September 2022. Very similar itinerary, but no overnight in Athens. However, the taxes are tripled in 2022. I was paying ~$60 pp and it jumped to ~$180+ pp.
  2. I really enjoyed the Rhino Rider and Snorkeling Tour. It was such a fun excursion, and we were fortunate that there was only one other family with us. I vlogged part of the excursion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcMDyyrIYZY
  3. I was looking through my cruise planner for my Odyssey of the Seas sailing next fall and noticed that Giovanni's Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar is now available for booking. Attached is the dinner menu. The current price for my sailing is $39.99 per adult. What do you think of the menu? GiovannisDinner.pdf
  4. Odyssey will most likely continue to sail out of Rome to Greece as advertised for 2021. Hoping Oasis is in NJ since it was a big loss this summer. I remember all the marketing and advertising that went towards promoting it.
  5. I stayed in cabin 12197 on Harmony last October. I also usually stay on lower decks, but we didn’t feel any movement. I posted a vlog of our cabin. You can check it out here.
  6. When I first started cruising on Royal Caribbean, I remember they didn't have bread baskets on the table. The assistant waiter would come around and give you a single piece, and you could always ask for more. I know more recently there are now bread baskets on every table. Although I love my bread basket (and usually finish it), I notice how much bread is wasted when it is on every single table. I understand it is less work for the assistant waiters since they are already so busy, but I believe they should go back to the old method and only provide the baskets on request. I feel bad with all
  7. A few years ago I sailed on Grandeur with my mother. The maitre'd came around to each table on the first night asking how everything was. The couple next to us said it wasn't good. The maitre'd asked what was wrong and how can they make things better, etc. They just shrugged and said it wasn't good food. My mother chimed in and said, "Well I thought everything was absolutely delicious!" That couple never returned to the dining room for the rest of the cruise, which was nice because we didn't want to be around negativity.
  8. I know we all miss cruising! I went through all of our videos from Embarkation Day on Harmony of the Seas in October 2019, and created an entirely new vlog with bonus footage. Please watch and subscribe! ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: EMBARKATION DAY BONUS FOOTAGE!
  9. Many of us in New York are without power. I think the last time we had this much of a power loss was Hurricane Sandy in 2012. On the bright side, cruise itineraries did not have to be altered (even though they did move the ships out of the path).
  10. What a great read! Thanks for sharing! I am sailing to Greece on Odyssey in October 2021 for my honeymoon. This made me very excited!
  11. I haven’t done Anthem out of Bayonne, but I did Explorer out of Bayonne in 2013. My advice is to dress warm in the beginning and end of the cruise since it is cold in February. It takes a day or two to hit warmer weather. You also hit the cold by the last day, too.
  12. Pretending I am on a floating beach mat at Perfect Day at CocoCay. 🏖
  13. I think once more 2022 itineraries are released later this fall, they will extend the deadline.
  14. I don’t miss the long, hot walk down the pier to return to the ship after being out all day on a shore excursion.
  15. New cruise vlog is live! We sat down to answer frequently asked cruise questions from our friends and family. ANSWERING YOUR CRUISE QUESTIONS!
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