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  1. If it's early February, remember the Superbowl is in Miami this time!
  2. As an example of how complicated the whole thing is, here's what just happened to me: I'm in a Jr Suite on an upcoming cruise. All suites of all types have been sold out for 6 months. At 58 days, RoyalUp became available and I bid the minimum for a GS. At 49 days, my bid was accepted. I can guarantee it wasn't my piddly bid money they wanted. They obviously wanted to free up my cabin, perhaps for someone who had bid the max for a Jr Suite. Or to accommodated an oversale or special passenger or something. Regardless, there is movement in inventory *all the time* Personally, I always bid the minimum. If I don't get the upgrade, no worries -- I'm in a cabin I already like. If I do, I got a steal. I'm averaging 40% success so far!
  3. We're doing our first B2B in December. We originally had the same Jr Suite cabin, but you better believe I gave that up in a hot minute when my RoyalUp got accepted for a GS on the second leg! #priorities
  4. Of course that's what Stalker Bot would say... ๐Ÿ˜‰
  5. It's really not that bad! Yes, it's huge, but the signage is good. Since you wouldn't be making a connection, you have time to go through the process at whatever speed you're comfortable (as opposed to trying to hustle to your next gate). As long as you're flying in the day before you really shouldn't stress about it!
  6. independence also has Sorrentoโ€™s pizza, which is included. Fish & Ships is extra. I might be missing some, but thatโ€™s a start at least. Hope that helps!
  7. Normally rooms are available at 1pm or 130pm. Sometimes later in special circumstances, but there will be signs letting you know the time.
  8. Welcome to the boards! Most food is included. Complementary venues include the Main Dining Room (MDR), the Windjammer, and continental breakfast room service. Beyond that, it depends on the ship -- most have other venues that offer some or all of their food at no cost. Do you have a cruise booked already? Let us know and we can give you more specific information.
  9. Lived in Cartagena from 2011 to 2014. Terrific place! I recommend it for everyone, especially foodies. Your pictures are fantastic!
  10. In Noumea, the local Agriculture officials will scan your bags to ensure you're not bringing anything off the ship. I believe we were allowed unopened bottled water and that was it. This was back in March.
  11. We do this all the time. As long as you have both SeaPasses you will not have a problem.
  12. Ooh! That sounds lovely! I don't know anything about it, but hopefully someone can give us some insight ๐Ÿ™‚
  13. Sadly no. I would looooooooove this option!
  14. They can reprogram your wow bands for your Symphony cruise. As for the app, your guess is as good as anyone's ๐Ÿ˜‰
  15. According to this very old thread, it is: Personally, I pre-pay gratuities as a way to manage my expenses. Then I can have that cost out of the way ahead of time. (You can call Royal and have pre-paid gratuities added to your cruise.)
  16. If you are asking if Royal will removed the automatic gratuity from your account and let you tip only in cash, the answer is no. You can pay your SeaPass account balance with cash rather than a credit card, yes, but the gratuity charges will be processed through your SeaPass account. Hope that makes sense!
  17. You will get lunch, but the menu may be limited.
  18. We're talking about a fake tree, yes? I have seen people with small (less than 1 meter) trees in their cabins before. But unless you're in a balcony cabin or larger the tree will really "take over" the space.
  19. It's per cabin, and no, it can be "loose". For example, you can bring 4 Diet Coke, 4 Pepsi, and 4 7-UP
  20. Or you can pick it and come back and review it for the rest of us! ๐Ÿ˜„
  21. 8 Night SE Coast & Perfect Day March 26, 2021, from Baltimore
  22. Looks like this last sailing might end up being an Unofficial Group Cruise... ๐Ÿ™‚
  23. While it is technically walkable, I will tell you that it is UPHILL from the port (either pier) to the market. If you're planning to meander that way, taking in the sights along the way then walking is fine. But if you want maximum time at the market, catch a cab. Walking back after is much easier ๐Ÿ™‚
  24. My mom uses JetBlue. It's not always the cheapest, but it is about the quickest and much more comfortable than Spirit.
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