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  1. Does anyone else think Grandeur may never sail again? I'm booked on her final sailing next March, but I fear with the Pullmantur bankruptcy and the expected staggered restart of cruising that she might not come back for those last 6 months at all. Tell me I'm crazy! ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜ž
  2. The first limitation will be if the ship even has the ability to make prints. Several of them don't anymore. The ad has generic text for that reason.
  3. Wait to use the FCC until the due date, or at least close to it. Once you apply a FCC, it becomes hard/impossible to reprice the itinerary
  4. I have not done one with the same itinerary, but I would absolutely consider it! You'd have the option to explore a different area at the stop the second time, or (even better!) just stay onboard the ship when most other people are on shore.
  5. Welcome to the blog! I love Grand Cayman ๐Ÿ™‚ If you've never been, I'd say Stingray City, snorkeling, and the Turtle Farm are the easiest highlights. It is always nice to have a Royal excursion (in the morning!) when you're at a tender port. Then there's no worry about standing in line. @LetsTryThisPlace lives in Grand Cayman, maybe they can help answer your questions?
  6. If you don't want to L&S, I think your best bet is to just wait it out. That's the only way you'll have the full refund option -- if Royal cancels.
  7. Ohmygoodness yes! I can totally picture the black masks with the satin stripe on the edge! Or covered in sequins! Yes... I see a new revenue stream for the fashion industry! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  8. I did the cancel-and-rebook thing about 10 days ago on an internet package. The refund took 5 days. Longer than normal, but no where near 90 days.
  9. You will need to wait. You have to show a current (more recent than 90 days, I think) stock ownership at the time of request. I try to do mine at 30 days prior, but not earlier than that or it'll get rejected. Hope that helps!
  10. A Rubbermaid Cocktail! I remember those... I mean, I remember *hearing* about those, from other bartenders. *cough*
  11. Jewel of the Seas, December 22, 2020
  12. One way to "fix" this is make sure your wife's name is first on the next reservation. Typically the first passenger pays the highest rate.
  13. Me, I'd take the giant window and full suite benefits any day over a balcony. Having the concierge club is totally worth it, unless you're already Diamond Plus. And the potential free entertainment tour and suite reception and anything else? Sign me up!
  14. And if theyโ€™re going to do staggered reopenings, with just a couple of ships to start, they wonโ€™t need full crews right away.
  15. 119 days since we got off Spectrum of the Seas 185 days until Liberty of the Seas
  16. Welcome! The status on the blog comes from posting, commenting, and reacting in the blog. The "levels" are the same as C&A as a little homage is all.
  17. It was actually the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 that changed the industry dramatically -- before that the airlines could actually make a profit while flying with empty seats. Prior to the Act, airlines were treated as a public utility. With the removal of federal rules and introduction of the free market concept, both prices AND service went down ๐Ÿ˜‰
  18. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/oasis-of-the-seas/deck-plans/1859/03
  19. DBP is $41 on my Liberty 11/1/20 sailing! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  20. We lost our June 7 Jewel of the Seas Arctic cruise, which has been a bucket list trip forever. Even scored the Intern Special for it ๐Ÿ˜ž There is no comparable sailing next summer, sadly. So we'll be looking to add a couple of sailings, likely in the Caribbean since we'll be moving back to that side of the world before the end of the year. As soon as we have a move date, I'll be back to planning and plotting! ๐Ÿ˜„ The good part is that Arctic cruise was more expensive than some, so we'll be able to get a couple trips out of our FCC.
  21. One of the reasons my husband keeps me around! ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜„
  22. What do you call a fish with no eyes? FSSSHHHH.
  23. Haiti is the one that requires a 6 month validity, of those ports. The other two are "a U.S. passport valid for the duration of your stay" only.
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