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MelKaps

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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).
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Pretending I am on a floating beach mat at Perfect Day at CocoCay. 🏖
  10. I think once more 2022 itineraries are released later this fall, they will extend the deadline.
  11. 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.
  12. New cruise vlog is live! We sat down to answer frequently asked cruise questions from our friends and family. ANSWERING YOUR CRUISE QUESTIONS!
  13. When we were in the Diamond Lounge, they made an announcement that guests are not allowed outside due to the storm. That was maybe 15 minutes after we got those shots. And yes, he definitely took advantage of his first cruise as a Diamond member.
  14. The final vlog of the series is here! We experienced a thunderstorm at sea! ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: THUNDERSTORM DURING CRUISE!
  15. Another cruise vlog is live! We love sea days and exploring what the ship has to offer. Plus formal nights are a great opportunity for us to dress our best. ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: FORMAL DECOR, SABOR AND MORE!
  16. I was supposed to go on a cruise to the Baltics in June. We planned on doing a 2-day tour of St. Petersburg with a Russian tour company. Usually I like to stick to the cruise ship excursions, however, the price for a full day tour is so expensive with Royal just to be on a tour bus with ~50 people. I definitely suggest looking into other tour companies that go to the exact same places and more over 2 days with less than 20 people. Most of these companies will take care of the visa for you.
  17. Anyone else miss specialty dining? We loved our dining experience at Jamie's Italian aboard Harmony of the Seas last October. We ordered most of the menu! Check out our newest vlog and make sure to subscribe. ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: JAMIE'S ITALIAN!
  18. Wishing I was cruising at the moment, but at least the next vlog is live! Check it out below. ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: ST. MAARTEN!
  19. My favorite cruise was on Allure of the Seas in September 2017 during Hurricane Irma. Although it negatively impacted many people and islands, it was a wonderful extended cruise for us. It was a great way to celebrate my fiancé’s birthday. We vlogged our cruise experience, which you can view HERE.
  20. I first did this excursion in 2005 and made sure to book the same one back in 2017. It will always be one of my favorites! Make sure to pack water shoes for both tubing and climbing the waterfall. I vlogged this excursion and you can check out the videos below. ROYAL CARIBBEAN | ALLURE OF THE SEAS: CLIMBING WATERFALLS! ROYAL CARIBBEAN | ALLURE OF THE SEAS: RIVER TUBING!
  21. I have a European cruise booked for June 22. On the bright side, I called up today and saved over $400 on my cruise fare. I don’t mind having to cancel and receiving FCC as I have a cruise already booked in 2021. The main thing stressing me out is that we booked our flights 2 weeks before we found out about coronavirus and airlines aren’t addressing flights booked after April just yet. I also had to alert my company that I have a trip planned and they keep emailing me about my decision, but I don’t want to cancel just yet since the trip is in 3 months and anything can happen.
  22. New vlog is live! We swam with turtles (and crowds of people) in St. Thomas and enjoyed Caribbean night aboard Harmony of the Seas. ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: ST. THOMAS!
  23. I know how you feel as I am also worried about my Baltic cruise in June. We booked our flights a week before coronavirus was announced. Our final payment is in a few weeks and we aren’t sure what to do. I still really want to go, but nobody knows what will happen in June.
  24. The next vlog is live! We enjoyed our first sea day and formal night aboard Harmony of the Seas. ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: FORMAL NIGHT!
  25. After a 2+ week delay, the next vlog is here! We visited Perfect Day at CocoCay on the second day of our cruise. ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY!
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