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  1. When we hit the actual open water in San Juan, I had a hard time with neutral buoyancy. The local instructor told the ship instructor that he'd help me and she could stay with the other two students. I know the small number of students we had was random luck, but getting that one on one time was awesome. I don't think I would have had that in a larger, local class. From talking with our ship instructor, it seems like most cruise classes are small, so there is a very good chance to get that one on one time if you need it.
  2. I'd do that in a heartbeat. I mean...you'll already be over there. Just pace yourselves and be realistic about expectations. On a related note, I'd give anything to have one more family vacation with all three kids. Life is so short.
  3. I got certified on Adventure back in January of this year (2020). I can't remember if I posted about it. It is time intensive, so if you are traveling with people who will resent you for not spending time with them, you'll have to decide which is more important. I did all the "book learning" at home before the cruise. On boarding day, we had to check in at the PADI shop and take a small quiz to see that we actually learned something at home. Any areas that were foggy were gone over. We also fitted for gear and learned about it that same day. The training in the pool was done
  4. My thoughts: If you truly don’t care where your room is, let them assign you. If there is any little voice in the back of your head saying, “Yea....but”, pick your room yourself. Disclaimer: We do guaranteed rooms as long as it’s cheaper.
  5. I have a 7-night solo in 2021 that, with the double points, will put us up very close to Diamond. Almost feels like cheating. (close as in one point away)
  6. The other thread is basically a straw poll asking if people would volunteer. It's for fun. Many people are posting in that thread who haven't read (or don't comprehend) the initial post. There are probably some people volunteering in that thread who have read but think they should volunteer anyway "just in case". Personally, I think there are a lot of people who don't understand that this is a fan site, not an official Royal Caribbean site.
  7. I think the same. You're already in the "bubble" from the first cruise.
  8. We were originally scheduled to be on her tomorrow for the 4-night. Lifted and shifted to Monday, November 8, 2021 We added the following 3-night to it to make it a full week.
  9. This quote is from the following article: https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2020/11/06/lots-of-cruise-fans-want-volunteer-royal-caribbean-trial-cruises It's worthwhile for anyone who wants to volunteer to read the article. TL;DR --> There is no call for volunteers at this time.
  10. We will probably seem lame. We drink coffee, water, and whatever lemonade-type drink is available. It's boring but keeps our costs down.
  11. While I don’t use any of those platforms, there are millions who would disagree with you. There are a lot of things out there that I don’t like or don’t understand the attraction to, so I just don’t use them. Ultimately, it’s up to the owner of this site whether it gets locked or not. I think all the “I volunteer” posts in spite of the multiple disclaimers makes quite a statement about society
  12. I feel like most people who are volunteering have read the info that this isn’t a thread for that, but they are “just in case” because others did I’m not educated in psychology (or whatever) enough, but there must be a term for this whole herd mentality/fomo
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