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Phillip Diamond Plus

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  1. The new Diamond free drink policy has Diamond getting 4, Diamond Plus getting 5, and Pinnacle getting 6 drink vouchers. Question: Will the Diamond Lounge require you to use your drink vouchers or is it still unlimited as it has always been?
  2. 25% is probably not hardly an obstruction at all from my experience. It may be just one little pole with almost no obstruction. To give you an estimate, you might try deckplans.com ( I believe that is the sight??) Click on the ship in the upper left hand corner and scroll down to your ship. They may have a video of your cabin or similar cabins on your ship or you can look up a Royal Caribbean sister ship to seer similar cabins. The obstructed view cabins that have 75% obstruction usually have life boats that you have to look around. The ones that are 50% obstructed have a very go
  3. We booked this May 5th, 2022, 8 day Ovation of the Seas cruise. This cruise starts in Vancouver and ends in Seattle! We look forward to seeing a lot of snow on the mountains this early in the Alaska cruise season!
  4. We want to go on this cruise but we are waiting to see if US citizens are allowed.
  5. We are tentatively booked on this cruise. We have reserved a hotel before and after in Barbados. (Hope CDC will drop the Covid test requirement for reentering the US by then. We are vaccinated.) We have reserved the refundable flights on Royal Caribbean' s air which looks to save us some money. Exciting itinerary: We are really looking forward to visiting new ports! Trinidad and Tobago should be very interesting; and we especially want to visit Dominica. The pictures look like Hawaii, so beautiful!!
  6. Anthem of the Seas sailings from September this year look available for US citizens to book. But, will these cruises really be available for us to sail on in September and October? What do you think? We would really like to go on the Sept. 23rd (9 day) Northern Europe cruise to Oslo, Copenhagen, "Arhus", Rotterdam and LaHavre. What are my chances?
  7. Thank you Matt! I guess we will stay a night before our cruise. I hope that will be OK!
  8. Royal Caribbean said they will provide a covid test for passengers so they can go through customs and return to USA. I wonder if it would be possible to stay over one night in a Nassau hotel without getting another covid test? CDC says the positive test must be within 3 days of returning to USA. My wife and I usually spend a night after our cruises to enjoy the port of departure. By staying a day longer, it makes getting off the ship less sad.
  9. Do you think that the CDC has even looked at the new safety plans in place, established by Royal Caribbean, NCL, and Carnival? It seems that their requirements are very outdated and out of touch. As far as I know, the CDC has not mentioned any safety measures that cruise lines have taken. (Maybe someone knows more about what the CDC actually knows in regards to cruise lines safety policies. There must be an explanation; is it lack of knowledge or something else?)
  10. The new itinerary for Vision of the Seas from Bermuda lists Freeport technical stop? What does that mean?
  11. Does anyone know about LNG for cruise ships? According to news articles, LNG seems to be the fuel of the future because it greatly reduces pollution! Questions: Can older Vision and Radiance ships be converted to use LNG? Royal Caribbean says it is testing LNG on an Oasis ship, so maybe this class can be converted? What do you think? Will cruise ports like Venice and Key West, with environmental concerns, begin welcoming large ships again if they use LNG? Any comments?
  12. We have really enjoyed 2 cruises during Christmas on Royal Caribbean ships! Before our first Christmas cruise, we had trepidations about whether we might miss out on the spirit of Christmas. (We are Christian). But with the plethora of beautiful Christmas decorations, the Christmas music and carols, and even Santa and elves on board, we felt filled with the holiday spirit. Note: But the Santa that surfed on Freedom of the Seas looked a little too thin. Ha
  13. Thank you Twangster! What great research! I really appreciate it! I used to be do a lot of research work when I was a Graduate Assistant many years ago! So I am impressed! I am bookmarking your page for future reference. I now plan to use your 2nd day strategy when purchasing internet!
  14. Thank you so much! But there is probably a smaller discount given on 4 or 5 day cruises. Right?
  15. Does anyone know what Diamond Plus Internet discounts are loaded on the sea pass card according to length of cruise? I may be going on 4 and 5 day back to back cruises. I somehow can't even remember what it was for a 7 and longer day cruises. Just dreaming and hopefully planning on when I may cruise again!!!
  16. Yes, my wife and I will gladly wear a mask. Just to be back on board a Royal Caribbean cruise is all we require. Before when the pandemic started, we thought that we would not want to do this; but now we are used to it. So yes we have changed our mind on wearing a mask. Can't wait to cruise again!
  17. On the Oasis class ships, I have only seen this door to the Solarium on the PORT side (Deck 14)! Getting cabins close to this beautiful part of the ship would be wonderful in my opinion! The solariums on Oasis ships have always been one of my favorite places for a drink, a swim, or a peaceful place for a beautiful view out over the bow of the ship!
  18. I've noticed that the longer 10-11 day Empress Canada/New England cruises originally scheduled for later in the Summer and Fall (2021) are no longer available. Do you think that Royal Caribbean is hoping to return to Cuba then?
  19. Knowing that the CDC seems to have a 7 day or less limit as a starting point; I booked back to back cruises on Independence of the Seas in March. I booked B2B 5 night and a 4 night cruises. They have different western Caribbean itineraries. I hope that they will not be cancelled because it looks like a very fun combination! Record? :I think that I might have a record for the most cruises cancelled, mostly because of the virus but I also had one cancelled because RC changed the cruise length and itinerary. Off the top of my head, I believe I've had 5 cancelled.
  20. Thank you for your excellent and knowledgeable writing on this topic!!! I now think that I understand the "back to back" process!
  21. I have been on many cruises, but never on back to back consecutive ones. Do you need to disembark between cruises? Or has that changed? Also, do you need to get up early like the passengers leaving? I understand that there is a meeting to attend ?? Any information on B2B would be great! Thanks!
  22. I understand that if a passenger tests positive for COVID on the ship, then, that passenger's family members and cabin mates might need to be quarantined. But how about everyone else on the sailing; I would hope that they could stay on the cruise and enjoy all venues and they would not be required to quarantine when they return. Does anyone know?
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