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  1. Yes, they definitely vary. For budgeting purposes, you could just fill in with whatever the highest price you're willing to pay, at least until you've been able to track prices for awhile. My thoughts, though: Waterpark - I doubt you'll see the waterpark at $65 for a peak of the summer cruise. Especially if Summer 2022 is the first summer of "normal" cruising. If I remember correctly, other commenters saw them $100 +/- (or more!) for Summer 2019. Chops +1 - I don't think this is even offered anymore (at least for a 7 night)? On a 7-night Harmony sailing, our dining package opt
  2. Puerto Rico & USVI are included with Verizon plans. No roaming / international required.
  3. Concurring with @markmand @twangster - though my opinion is based on land travel in Europe and not a cruise. I've always gotten a couple hundred exchanged ahead of time from my bank. The rate is average, but it gets me through until I reached my destination and can find an ATM if I'm in need of more cash. The vast majority of merchants accept credit cards. You can usually get the best conversion rate through the credit card company than cash exchanges, especially if your card doesn't have a foreign transaction fee. Some vendors will ask if you want to run your card in euros or USD - always o
  4. For my 11/22/21 Vision sailing, only 2 of the 10 excursions I might be interested in are priced lower than last week. No changes in Dining or Other Activities either. Drink packages is tempting though! DBP $40/d (previously $54) Refreshment $18/d (previously $30) Soda $6.50/d (previously $10 maybe?)
  5. I think it's +/- 4 weeks, not months?
  6. My experience was essentially the same as @monctonguy's. Hopped out of the Lyft car at 10:45 and was on board within 35min. They had already started boarding and everyone who might have been waiting for their C&A tier to board had already boarded. At that point, being "just" gold status didn't matter. If I were considering the Key, I would leave expedited boarding out of the equation, unless the boarding process significantly changes once cruising resumes.
  7. This could vary by local transmission/ testing capability factors. I had planned a road trip (completely voluntary, non-essential travel) from CA to Seattle and requested a test through my doctor (Kaiser insurance) as a precaution prior to staying with friends/family. Kaiser had no hesitations about getting me tested even though I didn't knowingly have contact with anyone who had tested positive and didn't think I would have it. They had me take the test 10 days before my scheduled departure, since it's been a toss up whether it takes 1 week+ for results or a quick turnaround. I got my resul
  8. Within the port there is a free swimming pool, but if you want a lounger/ chair, you may have to purchase some food/ drinks. The main beach area is a couple miles away from port, and if I recall other posts on this forum, it's not advised to walk there due to narrow road shoulders.
  9. And only one of you needs to purchase EBCI - you'll board separately, but one of you can save the other a seat.
  10. I stayed on Harmony's Deck 12 in one of the interior rooms, which is about as far forward as you can get on that ship. Didn't feel much movement, with the exception of a single morning towards the end of the cruise.
  11. I have zero experience in book a cruise in a foreign currency, so just curious and wondering aloud … Do US agents offer the exact same promotions/ rates (or almost exact) as Canadian agents, and the difference is just in the exchange rate (and associated fees)? If they do, then it seems like it would be better to book in $CAN as opposed to $USD. But if the offerings vary, I would imagine it’s entirely possible that the US agency could offer rates that are still cheaper even after accounting for the exchange rate and fees... in which case it seems like it would make sense to boo
  12. @Neesa I can't answer about whether RC accepts copies. But the county I live in allows you to request an original birth certificate via mail (would probably need to get the request notarized), or via a company called Vital Check. You might want to see what the options are for the county you relocated from.
  13. Our 11-night sailing on Vision was a $450/p deposit. Our past sailings on Freedom & Adventure (all 7-night) were $250/p.
  14. That's a good bonus! But of course, the number of points needed to travel could increase once normal travel traffic returns. I've noticed the number of points needed for my more frequently flown routes has increased over the years. Southwest also has a shopping portal where you can purchase items and a variety of gift cards using your Rapid Reward points. So it's almost, sort of, a little bit like cash, so you're not stuck with just flight credits. I used all my points loading up on Starbucks and Target gift cards so it's like free shopping and coffee trips for me!
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