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  1. Really?! Aren't you on vacation? Stuff as much as the plastic laundry bag will hold for a flat rate price and it all comes back clean and folded for you. That's a deal in my book. I'm not bring laundry detergent...sitting with my clothes....guarding then against walking away...etc. Get the picture? It's a Win Win in my book! I love this service and use it every cruise.
  2. Welcome first time cruiser! I like all of the creature comforts from home. So I will pack one of those wall plug that have a couple of USB Ports and a couple of extra regular plugs. I have rechargeable toothbrushes and long hair (styling tools needed to tame the mane). Also I bring a "pop-up" clothes hamper for those dirty items that I will "stuff the bag" for a flat rate and let the cruise personnel launder and return to the room all clean, folded etc. I love getting a magnetic door sign since we are always celebrating something on every cruise to let me know which stateroom is mine (they all look the same). You can bring a couple of magnetic hooks to hang a few things from the ceiling. If your stateroom is an interior room, bring a nightlight to help navigate your way in the dark if you require it. I always bring a Tervis or Yeti for water in the middle of the night. Shampoo & conditioner! Pepto chewable, tums for those ultra rich meals your tummy is not used to. You get the drift. An iPad with Netflix movies already downloaded for those moments you recharging your batteries or just having a movie on while getting ready for dinner. Sunblock! Of course if you forget anything the ship will have these items ready for purchase in case you forget anything. I'm sure there are many other things that I just couldn't think of just remember you are on vacation and look over your Cruise Compass daily to see the events you don't want to miss out on. Have a great time!
  3. For our large checked luggage, we used the Airport Valet service RC offered for our last cruise and simply took the carry on all around with us until our flight later that day. Hope this helped.
  4. Add (1) "normal" HBO Movie Channel to the regular TV Channels. Just for those nights you just want to cozy up to your spouse and enjoy the evening together after dinner and entertainment.
  5. She has a specific cruise she wants to book and will only go Oct 2020 and so we will be traveling out of a different port - that all. It will be great. Thanks again.
  6. I normally do not cruise during the "hurricane season" so I guess I have not paid that much attention to the schedule during those months. I'm trying to help my daughter plan her wedding and she was set on an Oct 2020 time. I have been waiting for the Phase II Caribbean Schedule to be released, thinking all-the-while they will have the Fort Lauderdale dates included. So this is why I'm Frustrated & Confused. She is certainly going to be quite he "Bridezilla" when I have to inform her that they are NEVER going to have dates for this month & year from THAT PORT. I really wish someone had chatted me up the last time I mentioned it when I joined this blog. Thank you for sharing your vast cruising knowledge with me. Clearly I'm not a diamond...only a diamond in the rough.
  7. Can you show me where you found anything leaving Fort Lauderdale, FL from June - October 2020? It has been like this FOREVER!
  8. There are STILL NO itineraries leaving out of Fort Lauderdale, FL for the months of June, July, August, September, October 2020!!! Are they NOT going to have ANY ships leaving this port? Is Hurricane Season scaring them THAT much!? Someone tell me what happened to this port and WHY aren't there any cruises from Fort Lauderdale at all for this timeframe? Caribbean Phase II Release?! I have been waiting for this?!! NOT HAPPY!
  9. I'm Flying Alaskan Airlines. Do they offer this service from Royal Caribbean?
  10. YES! They have an entire Halloween Party along with a Costume Contest. Be prepared! There will also be places throughout the ship all decorated in order for you to get some awesome photo's as well. So get your costumes together because it a BLAST!
  11. Inside Passage , Alaska | Juneau , Alaska | Skagway , Alaska | Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier , Alaska | Victoria , British
  12. Cruising May 2019 on the Ovation on Alaska Cruise and who has been on either of the Helicopter Glacier and Dogsledding Excursions since they are so pricey and I want to get the most bang for my buck since this is a "bucket list" item. Need suggestions please.
  13. Just not sure how active you want to be but my crew went on the XPLOR-All Inclusive Adventure - CZL3 and stated they had the best time ever. You really get your money's worth on this one and they serve an amazing lunch to boot. It's a lengthy excursion sponsored by Royal Caribbean - they make sure you get back to the ship on time as well. The weather was gorgeous for the November 2018 (Thanksgiving Cruise). Since it's your first cruise it is best to book through Royal Caribbean Excursions. I have not had a problem in the past. Have Fun! :)
  14. Best - Oasis: Boleros Bar makes the most outstanding Coconut Rum Mojito hands down. Worst - Adventure: Dining Room at 8:00 PM Service for a party of 11. We had new server trainee (1st cruise). Has to wait too long for drinks, food was cold and therefore we were always in the dining room much later than other tables.
  15. I also with y'all waiting for March to get the Oct 2020 Itineraries out of Fort Lauderdale Port! Hurry Up Please and post them.... :)
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