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KristiZ

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  1. Welcome to the boards! No, they are different. No sake at the class, no making anything in the Lunch.
  2. Welcome to the boards! They often do not show up at all in the planner. There is almost always one offered, but you might need to ask at Vintages (if there is one on your ship) or Guest Services. They will be listed in the Cruise Compass once you're onboard as well.
  3. Yes. It will depend on the ship and the geographic location and what the supplier has available. We've personally experienced all three.
  4. With a Suite Guarantee room, you could end up with any room in the Suite category, from Junior Suite to Royal Suite. However, there are FAR more Junior Suites than any other kind of suite, so expect a Junior Suite.
  5. You would be refunded for these, provided you booked them through Royal. The refunds will show up as onboard credit, and if you don't use that credit up by the end of the cruise it will be refunded to whatever credit card you used to purchase the excursion.
  6. We ran into a situation where the specialty restaurant we wanted was completely booked the first two nights. We were able to use our BOGO on the third night, but the staff pre-charged our account on the first night. That's how they handle exceptions, since the ability to charge a BOGO disappears from their system after the second night. Just go talk to the host where you want to dine and they work it out for you.
  7. Welcome to the boards! You will also need to use them in the Diamond or Suite lounges, unless you are staying in a suite.
  8. No, when the Suite Lounge is unstaffed on Explorer the only thing you can get is coffee. Sometimes they will leave bottle of water out, but don't count on it.
  9. As long as you're "up to date" a test is not required: COVID-19 Information - U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Spain and Andorra (usembassy.gov)
  10. Well, that would be erring on the conservative side, and if you were planning on testing anyway I would do it. Just in case there are any Spanish Immigration Officers that are confused about the rule too!
  11. Looks like all you need now is your vax proof. Ministerio de Sanidad - Professionals - Health and Hygiene Controls in international means of transport and international ports and airports facilities
  12. Personally I find a cabin move to be a non-issue. If cost is your primary concern, just do the GTY on both and don't sweat the move. You just shovel your loose stuff into your bags, leave your hanging items, and let the attendant move it for you.
  13. Royal Caribbean Cruise Compass | Royal Caribbean Blog People submit copies of their daily Cruise Compasses (the ship newsletter) and Matt shares them at that link. Sort for Indy and then look for a sailing similar to yours. That should give you a good idea of what to expect.
  14. Welcome to the boards! As long as you are using the physical Visa or Mastercard from Revolut I don't see why they wouldn't accept it. I haven't tried though, so hopefully someone who has will chime in.
  15. I would pick Radiance for the ship and views, and ability to get in a bit closer to the glaciers. I would pick Ovation for the Sitka stop. I love Sitka!
  16. Welcome to the boards! I see your itinerary does not include Greece, so is everyone up to date with their vaccines? If so, since it is a 12 night cruise everyone will need either a PCR or antigen test 3 days prior, either supervised or not your choice. If you are not vaccinated or not up to date, then the 72/24 hour comment you made above applied. Regardless, testing does not need to be proctored. Enjoy your cruise!
  17. If you're looking in the app at the "reserved" description, the app is probably wrong. The app will often switch things to current ship time, not ship time for your particular cruise.
  18. It definitely speeds up checkin at the port to not have to deal with seapass cards. I remember agents having to trot all over the hall to find cards for people whose reservations weren't linked, or who got sorted into the wrong line for example.
  19. If you go to the app, go to your profile, choose "select a different sailing", scroll to the bottom to the "Get more details on ships we support", and pick your ship you will be able to select a sailing happening now. Then you can browse the activities.
  20. Depends on what you want to do. One of the best snorkeling beaches in the world (IMO) is Cemetery Beach (free public beach), and it's lovely for just swimming as well. However there are no concessions there at all so it's more of a "bring your own picnic" kind of place.
  21. Currently, the rules say you can take either a proctored or home test, regardless of vaccination status: REQUIRED TESTING FOR GUESTS SAILING FROM U.S. HOME PORTS INCLUDING SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO If your cruise visits Bermuda or Canada, test protocols for your cruise are in the next section. Guests 5 years of age and older who are not fully vaccinated must bring a negative test result for a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken within the 3 days before boarding day, regardless of the duration of their cruise. Fully vaccinated guests 5 years of age and older must bring a negative test result for a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test taken within the 3 days before boarding day on sailings that are 10 nights or longer only. Testing is not required for fully vaccinated guests on shorter itineraries. Guests younger than 5 do not have any testing requirements. Required testing for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, can be completed using any type of PCR or antigen test. It can be professionally proctored by a healthcare professional, such as your doctor or pharmacist, or you can use a home test kit. Home test kits are not required to be conducted under live video supervision. Tests must be arranged on your own and are at your own expense. 
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