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  1. Thanks again everyone. I'll just go Check in online. As this is all new to me I'm not really sure what to expect at a cruise terminal. I'm hoping it's a little better than an airport and that if we get there around 10am (We r travelling 600 miles the day before and staying overnight in hotel next to terminal) that we won't be hanging around for hours, or my husband will be cursing me for dragging the family there so early. Thanks again 😁
  2. Thanks for reply. So the expedited embarkation only applies to higher categories of stateroom/status or if you have purchased the key? We are in a balcony room so sounds like we are not eligible. I did consider purchasing the key but it is way out of budget. I know many of you cruise all the time (lucky things) but the cruise is costing £7k for us and the kids and that's a lot of money for us to be spending. Looks like I'll just Check in online then, probably not a big deal as we plan to get to terminal early so hopefully queues won't be too bad. Thanks again for info.
  3. So at last....I am within my 90 days and I can check in. Yippee, its our first cruise and we are all very excited! I've been glued to this blog for almost a whole year and I think I've read that if I check in via the RC App (which I have downloaded onto my mobile) then I can use expedited embarkation (we are on Indy from Southampton). But If I check in online via a laptop I cant. Is that right? Here's the problem... when I login to my account on my laptop my check in is open, but when I look at the App every morning it keeps moving the check in date out a day. So yesterday it said I could check in on the 13th, today it says the 14th. Its been doing this since it hit the 90 days. Is this normal and just down to a glitch in the App? and am I right in saying that if I check in online I cant then get expedited embarkation? thanks again everyone.
  4. Thanks everyone for replies. We are on independence of the seas.
  5. Hello, we are embarking on our first cruise in a few months time. SO excited, but having a last minute panic (will no doubt have a few more of these as the cruise date approaches). I have read somewhere about staterooms located towards the aft of the ship to have trouble with noise from the engines. We are on Indy, Deck 7, stateroom 7668. Do you think we may experience engine noise in this location? I am having a panic and wondering if I should see if I can move rooms. thanks all
  6. What is "expedited arrival" ? 🤔
  7. Thanks everyone. I honestly don't know what I'd have done without this blog site. Such a wealth of knowledge. I am sure I will have more questions before I eventually set sail....😁
  8. Quick question regarding Towels for the pool. (I am a newbie so bear with me!) I think I am right in saying that you can either bring your own along on the cruise or get one from a towel station somewhere on the ship? I've seen on this blog previously that you get charged if you don't return the towels etc, but I am wondering if you are supposed to hold onto the same towel for the whole cruise and return at the end of can you return after each day and get another one next time you are at the pool? (bad for environment I know...) thanks everyone
  9. Sorry, don't mean to hijack your post but I'm a newbie and I've got a question. You mention that you won't have seapass initially. When and how do you get your seapass? I'd stupidly assumed that we'd get them when we check in etc?
  10. Perfect, thank you hayley_bopp!
  11. 😂 not me!!! But hubby will.🙈
  12. Hi again everyone, another question for you.... Do you have to go through an induction before you are allowed to use the Gym/fitness centre? Thank you
  13. 2 accidents? I thought there had just been one? I've obviously missed the second one. Scary! My 2 boys are desperate to go on the skypad when we go on Indy later in the year but I think I'll be trying to dissuade them. 🤔
  14. Help again please everyone. I am organising things to do and places to go whilst in ports. If the ship arrival time is 10am and I want to organise something like bike hire, what time would I be ok to arrange picking up the bikes? the bike hire shop is 300metres from the port. I have no idea what the protocol is for getting off the ship at ports and how long it takes as I am a newbie. thanks again everyone.
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