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    MelKaps got a reaction from Dan Curtis in Favorite all time cruise and ship   
    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.
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    MelKaps got a reaction from JohnK6404 in Favorite all time cruise and ship   
    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.
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    MelKaps reacted to Jill in Virtual of the Seas boarding now!   
    Y’all ready for a cruise this week? Abe Hughes (Cruise Director on Oasis) is doing a virtual cruise so jump on board! Here’s today’s cruise compass. I’ll post the link to his Facebook so you won’t miss out this week! 
     
    https://m.facebook.com/cruisedirectorabehughes/

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    MelKaps reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Future Cruise Credit (FCC) question   
    Assuming there are no agency fees/penalties, you should get a total refund/FCC for everything, eventually.
    Pre-paid gratuities, taxes and ports fees will be immediately (5-7 business days) refunded to the original form of payment.  The remaining value is the cruise fare.  That will be presented in the form of a Future Cruise Credit(s).  Important to note:  EVERY cruiser will receive his/her own FCC in the amount of their individual cruise fare.  Only the person to whom the FCC is provided can "spend" the FCC.  So if there are 2 adults and 2 children on the original reservation, 4 FCC's will be provided.  Only the person's name on the FCC can "spend" it on another cruise.  In other words, you cannot take your children's FCCs and apply them to a cruise that just you and your husband are taking as a replacement cruise.
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    MelKaps reacted to JohnK6404 in What about the crew? Thinking of them.   
    Check out Chris' vlogs... he's been assigned to Oasis since the amplification and is giving us an idea of what they are doing during this period... he also has a running thread on this forum... 
     
     
     
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    MelKaps reacted to SpeedNoodles in Feeling Discouraged....   
    Ok, first, if you're reading a forum where people are shaming other people, leave that forum.  That's unnecessary.  We don't do that here. There's no reason for you to feel badly about a cruise like that. 
    $50 is plenty because it truly is on top of what is expected.  If you WANT to leave more, that's fine - if you want to leave less, there's nothing wrong with that either.  I've left less, I've left more, depending on my particular room steward.  
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    MelKaps got a reaction from Vangrizz in Royal Caribbean Vlogs: Harmony of the Seas   
    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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    MelKaps got a reaction from raahc in Royal Caribbean Vlogs: Harmony of the Seas   
    The next vlog is here! Embarkation Day Part 2 includes a tour of a Central Park balcony, inside look at the Diamond Lounge, and dinner at Chops!
    ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: EMBARKATION DAY PART 2!
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    MelKaps got a reaction from pachanga5 in Towel questions - what to pack?   
    No need to bring your own towels. The pool deck provides beach towels. All you need to do is scan your seapass card with the crew member to check out the amount you need. Make sure you return the towels, otherwise you are charged $25 per towel not returned by the end of the cruise.
    You are allowed to take them off the ship for excursions and use them on the ship at the pool.
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    MelKaps got a reaction from JLMoran in Royal Caribbean Vlogs: Harmony of the Seas   
    The next vlog is here! Embarkation Day Part 2 includes a tour of a Central Park balcony, inside look at the Diamond Lounge, and dinner at Chops!
    ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: EMBARKATION DAY PART 2!
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    MelKaps reacted to twangster in Who would ever let go of your child, even if there was no glass there?   
    I wonder if grandpa has ever come back to his car in a snow storm and found his car full of snow because he didn't know his window was open?
    Probably has a wicked air conditioning bill in the summer when the windows in the house are open.  
    Drive through restaurants must be a PITA for him.  Is the window open or not?  So confusing.
    Is he a Mac IT professional because Windows seems to give him a lot of trouble.
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    MelKaps reacted to SpeedNoodles in No response from post cruise team   
    Like, on a phone? 

     
     
     
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    MelKaps reacted to TJ! in Last day of cruise and luggage   
    That's actually really smart lol.
    I saw people riding up with all their luggage and was wondering where they were going since the buffet is on the other side of the ship.
    Now I finally realize these were pros.
     
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    MelKaps got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Last day of cruise and luggage   
    If you decide to carry the bags off yourself, the elevators will be crowded. A great tip is to take an elevator up with all of your luggage before riding it back down. 😉
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    MelKaps got a reaction from JLMoran in Royal Caribbean Vlogs: Harmony of the Seas   
    Yes, I have footage from each day of our cruise. I am hoping to upload a new vlog every week, but sometimes I am too tired when I get home from work to edit and fall behind. 😂 Some days I have so much footage that I have to divide the vlogs into 2 parts (Embarkation Day for instance). My goal is to definitely have all the vlogs uploaded before I leave for my next cruise in June, which is very achievable. 
    Thanks for watching and I'll be sure to post in this thread every time a new vlog is up!
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    MelKaps got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Last day of cruise and luggage   
    If you decide to carry the bags off yourself, the elevators will be crowded. A great tip is to take an elevator up with all of your luggage before riding it back down. 😉
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    MelKaps got a reaction from cruisellama in Royal Caribbean Vlogs: Harmony of the Seas   
    Hi Everyone,
    Two years ago I started vlogging my cruise ship vacations on YouTube (MelKaps). Since 2017, I have sailed on Grandeur of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Celebrity Solstice, Adventure of the Seas, and Harmony of the Seas. I cruise with my fiance and he has quite a personality and he definitely benefits from my Diamond status since he is Diamond, too. All of our vacation vlogs can be found on my channel.
    Yesterday I uploaded our Harmony of the Seas Trailer for our new series from our vacation in October.
    I love capturing our favorite moments and memories on video and I enjoy sharing them with the world. I would appreciate if you can check out our travel adventures as new cruise vlogs are coming soon!
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    MelKaps got a reaction from raahc in Royal Caribbean Vlogs: Harmony of the Seas   
    Yes, I have footage from each day of our cruise. I am hoping to upload a new vlog every week, but sometimes I am too tired when I get home from work to edit and fall behind. 😂 Some days I have so much footage that I have to divide the vlogs into 2 parts (Embarkation Day for instance). My goal is to definitely have all the vlogs uploaded before I leave for my next cruise in June, which is very achievable. 
    Thanks for watching and I'll be sure to post in this thread every time a new vlog is up!
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    MelKaps reacted to raahc in Royal Caribbean Vlogs: Harmony of the Seas   
    Thanks for posting!  Did you do a video for each day?  Just wondering if any other videos are attached, or they show up automatically after viewing Day 1?
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    MelKaps reacted to mook1525 in Symphony vs Oasis   
    Cats or no Cats?  🙂
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    MelKaps reacted to DublinFC in Wonderland on Harmony .....   
    This is great to know.  I wasnt sure if this was an option.  Everything I watched/read seemed as if we were, like @MelKaps said, mercy of the waiter.  Being a different experience I just thought that was how it was set.
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    MelKaps got a reaction from DublinFC in Wonderland on Harmony .....   
    I tried Wonderland and I was disappointed, mainly because I have dietary restrictions. I felt uncomfortable the entire time with not knowing what food was going to be brought out since we had to "trust the waiter." For me personally, the food was just too out there for me. I ended up having Sorrentos pizza later. My significant other enjoyed Wonderland, but also felt uneasy with how the experience went. He wants to try it again, but I told him he would have to go alone.
    Overall, I am glad I tried Wonderland once, but I think I had too high of expectations.
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    MelKaps reacted to AshleyDillo in Wonderland on Harmony .....   
    You might as well try it if you have the UDP.  It can be quite the food adventure if you're into that.  Make a super early reservation for Wonderland and a super late reservation somewhere else..then you have a backup if the food isn't to your liking and you need something more to eat  😂 
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    MelKaps got a reaction from JLMoran in Royal Caribbean Vlogs: Harmony of the Seas   
    Check out part 1 of Embarkation Day aboard Harmony of the Seas on October 13, 2019.
    ROYAL CARIBBEAN | HARMONY OF THE SEAS: EMBARKATION DAY!
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    MelKaps reacted to Buzzard05 in Stateroom Hacks   
    Man...where were you a week ago with that tip when my razor kept falling to the shower floor and exploding into pieces?  This tip is HUGE!
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