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  1. I bid very close to the minimum, but not the minimum dollar. In total, I spent $1800 for my husband and I to have an unobstructed balcony on the Liberty after the RoyalUp was accepted. We originally booked an inside cabin for <$1500. I felt it was a pretty good deal as even with our C&A discount, the balcony was over $2K when we booked.
  2. My last RoyalUp bid was accepted 18 days before sailing, Feb 2019. I am hoping I get another acceptance before we sail on the Ovation on Sept 13th!
  3. Good grief! That stinks! We are taking this cruise on the 13th and I was afraid of this kind of weather. I’m just glad we don’t have to worry about a hurricane and hoping for the best. 🤞 Sorry it ruined your views! My family and I went to Mt Rushmore last year and we couldn’t see it for the first two days due to fog.
  4. Well I am hoping our diamond plus status helps, then! I read the other thread linked here and I guess our plan would be to try to make the reservation And see how it goes! Thank you!
  5. We are sailing on the Ovation in two weeks and we booked a junior suite. We have never sailed in a suite before so I was looking at additional perks and I am excited to try Coastal Kitchen! Is it limited access to CK as a junior suite guest or can we make dinner reservations as available? Thanks!
  6. We received our seapass cards at the terminal! We sailed on the Liberty in Feb.
  7. Hi! We are going to be on the Ovation in September on the last sailing. Since it’s the end of the season, I’ve been finding less adventure type excursions than peak season sailings offer. Does anybody have any suggestions on best experiences for this time of year?
  8. We arrive between 9:30 and 10, typically. We are diamond plus so we usually don't have to wait very long after security to board the ship. Two years ago when we sailed on the Allure, we arrived later than we ever have and walked straight onto the ship after security at 10:30 because they were already boarding our group.
  9. That is so helpful! Hoping it’s all isolated here as well!
  10. This morning somebody did a #2 outside of the windjammer, crew have masks on while wiping down surfaces in and around the Adventure Ocean area and they called crew to the theatre for “Alpha Alpha Alpha”. Based on my MIL’s account of being on a recent RC cruise with a norovirus outbreak, it’s sounding like people are getting sick on this ship. Anybody have suggestions, or experience?
  11. Thank you!!! I started following him on Twitter per your advice and I saw this this morning! Worried for nothing 🙃
  12. Has anybody experienced fog in the Galveston port? We just drove from Iowa to Galveston and the fog is thick! My husband made a joke about our cruise being delayed, as it appears it will be a problem tomorrow when the Liberty is supposed to be coming in. So now I’m worried about my (our) vacation. Has anybody else experienced delays due to fog? How long were the delays, what is the protocol, what does RCI do?
  13. I put bids on two suites and a ocean view balcony room for our upcoming cruise on Feb 17th. I bid a little over the minimum on all three rooms in November. On Feb 1st, I was notified that my RoyalUp bid was accepted for the balcony room. The immediately took payment from the card I used to make the bid and our stateroom was reassigned immediately as well.
  14. I have only been on the Allure and the Liberty and what I have found is that freedom class onboard shows are not reserved ahead of time. You either go to the first or second show time each night, each night is a different show.
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