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    Srp431 reacted to Rob&Ana in Back to back process   
    Don't miss the back to back lunch they offer to consecutive cruisers in the dining room on turnaround day!
    Enjoy your cruises!
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    Srp431 reacted to rjac in Back to back process   
    B2B, the ONLY way to cruise. We have done many, very easy. You will be told well before hand what to expect. Yes, you will have to leave the ship (to clear you from the ship manifest) and check back onto the ship (with a new sea pass card) so you are on the ship manifest. Almost seamless and your're on the ship well before the rest of the gang gets on board! Best part is the last night on board, just look out into the hallway and the luggage and know you don't have to do that! ENJOY!!
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    Srp431 reacted to BrianB in Back to back process   
    Hi, and thanks for the replies. I'm aboard now and just learned how b2b's are handled on the Anthem at Cape Liberty in Bayonne NJ...
    Because I was unable to book the same cabin, I have to pack up all my clothes that I keep in the drawers...plus, of course all my bathroom stuff. My room attendant will take care of the clothes hanging in the closet, moving them on the hangers. He will also move my suitcase when the other room is empty.
    I, and every other b2b'er must report to the Diamond Lounge on deck 4 on turnaround day where we must show our passports to CBP and then we will be checked in. That's it! We don't have to disembark. We don't have to go to guest services. It's all done in the Diamond lounge. We are then free to wander about the ship until our cabins are ready (except those fortunate enough not to have to change cabins).
    This procedure is specifically for Port Liberty in Bayonne. I know other ports may have other procedures that may differ somewhat. 
    I think this is another good reason to start a 'Port Specific' information forum...as has been mentioned in a previous posting. I have lots of info on Cape Liberty.
    Happy cruising!
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    Srp431 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Tipping Question   
    We normally tip the recommended and usually not addition. The one exception was our main dining room staff last year on Symphony. My daughter really likes strawberries and every night for dinner she got the fruit as her appetizer. The fruit was a mix of melon, and 1 or 2 pieces of strawberries. We mentioned it to the staff after our first dinner and every night after, she received here own bowl of strawberries and after each formal night and on the last night of the cruise, they provided her with her own plate of chocolate covered strawberries to take back to the room each night. She was very excited and it really make her dinner experience a memory.
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    Srp431 got a reaction from Vwjo in Tipping Question   
    We normally tip the recommended and usually not addition. The one exception was our main dining room staff last year on Symphony. My daughter really likes strawberries and every night for dinner she got the fruit as her appetizer. The fruit was a mix of melon, and 1 or 2 pieces of strawberries. We mentioned it to the staff after our first dinner and every night after, she received here own bowl of strawberries and after each formal night and on the last night of the cruise, they provided her with her own plate of chocolate covered strawberries to take back to the room each night. She was very excited and it really make her dinner experience a memory.
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    Srp431 got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Tipping Question   
    We normally tip the recommended and usually not addition. The one exception was our main dining room staff last year on Symphony. My daughter really likes strawberries and every night for dinner she got the fruit as her appetizer. The fruit was a mix of melon, and 1 or 2 pieces of strawberries. We mentioned it to the staff after our first dinner and every night after, she received here own bowl of strawberries and after each formal night and on the last night of the cruise, they provided her with her own plate of chocolate covered strawberries to take back to the room each night. She was very excited and it really make her dinner experience a memory.
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    Srp431 reacted to DDaley in Freedom of the Seas // August 18-25, 2019   
    I posted this image on my instagram story with a caption about it not being a good idea to dangle children out such an obvious window and so many people wrote me back shocked that that's what it looked like / how high it was. I guess the lawyer's story about it being down at the deck level and in a play area was widespread. ?
    Staying on a Windows Of Freedom theme, this was our only dinner time that was before sunset! I loved being able to see the ocean roll by - note to self - early dinners next time. 


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    Srp431 got a reaction from ChessE4 in Tipping Question   
    We normally tip the recommended and usually not addition. The one exception was our main dining room staff last year on Symphony. My daughter really likes strawberries and every night for dinner she got the fruit as her appetizer. The fruit was a mix of melon, and 1 or 2 pieces of strawberries. We mentioned it to the staff after our first dinner and every night after, she received here own bowl of strawberries and after each formal night and on the last night of the cruise, they provided her with her own plate of chocolate covered strawberries to take back to the room each night. She was very excited and it really make her dinner experience a memory.
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    Srp431 got a reaction from ptod in Tipping Question   
    We normally tip the recommended and usually not addition. The one exception was our main dining room staff last year on Symphony. My daughter really likes strawberries and every night for dinner she got the fruit as her appetizer. The fruit was a mix of melon, and 1 or 2 pieces of strawberries. We mentioned it to the staff after our first dinner and every night after, she received here own bowl of strawberries and after each formal night and on the last night of the cruise, they provided her with her own plate of chocolate covered strawberries to take back to the room each night. She was very excited and it really make her dinner experience a memory.
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    Srp431 reacted to mk-ultra in Allure 9/29 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean   
    Cabin is great. Ice bucket is filled.  Plate of cookies and a couple of free bottles of dihydrogen monoxide.  Just got charged $98.15 for the complimentary internet access that comes with a suite. No way am I going anywhere near Guest Services on day one.  I’m no masochist. 
     
     
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    Srp431 got a reaction from monctonguy in In defense of Nassau!?!   
    Jamaica is the worst of all the islands in my opinion for aggressive sales
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    Srp431 reacted to FreedomClassKid in Crowded Windjammer?   
    Although I’ve seen the windjammer extremely busy, the staff always find you a seat. On my cruise they had staff dotted around the windjammer and they would communicate through walkie talkies trying to find you a seat and I’ve always got one. It’s really never an issue. As well as that you CAN take you plate or whatever outside to enjoy you breakfast lunch or dinner on your balcony or at the pool deck or anywhere! I hope this helps. ?
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    Srp431 reacted to GregD in Crowded Windjammer?   
    Like @JLMoran mentioned look for outside areas too. The windjammer can also get very crowed on embarkation day so make sure you bring a lot of patience that day. On our Anthem cruise I know I got a lot of inappropriate things yelled at me as I went ahead of the enormous line to go into Coastal Kitchen, which has its entrance just outside the entrance to the Windjammer. 
    Other prime times it can get a little crowded. We used the strategy of sending one person to secure a table while the other got some food, then swapped.
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    Srp431 reacted to JLMoran in Crowded Windjammer?   
    Some of the ships (Anthem and other Quantum class, I think Radiance class?) have an outside seating area at the far aft of the Windjammer that you can check out before carrying a plate somewhere more distant on the ships. It can get crowded quickly since there aren't a ton of tables, but if you can snag one it's really nice.
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    Srp431 reacted to AshleyDillo in Crowded Windjammer?   
    It can get crowded during prime eating times but Ive never found an issue.  And you can walk out with a plate and eat it wherever you would like.
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    Srp431 reacted to Monie71 in Crowded Windjammer?   
    How crowded does the Windjammer get? Can you take your plate and sit outside? 
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    Srp431 reacted to twangster in Melody of the Seas   
    All signs indicate Melody but until it's officially announced it is subject to change.  
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    Srp431 reacted to Matt in Melody of the Seas   
    No name for the next Oasis Class ship has been confirmed. Just rumors and speculation.
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    Srp431 got a reaction from Mrs. RoyalMoyal in Hotel recommendations for San Juan   
    Thanks for all the suggestions. We just booked at the Sheraton in Old San Juan. A King suite for $400 / night for March 20 - 22 2020 for the 4 of us
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    Srp431 got a reaction from Ray in Hotel recommendations for San Juan   
    Thanks for all the suggestions. We just booked at the Sheraton in Old San Juan. A King suite for $400 / night for March 20 - 22 2020 for the 4 of us
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    Srp431 got a reaction from Sweety in Flights to San Juan   
    thanks for the reply Sweety! I forget about Southwest. I just checked and they are around $1,200 RT. We're hoping to leave on a Friday (Mar 20), 2 nights in San Juan. Cruise is from Mar 22 - 29 (Sun - Sun).
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    Srp431 reacted to mk-ultra in Allure 9/29 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean   
    LOL.  So, those day beds go for $150 a day, and the couch I camped out at goes for $500 a day.  But, but, it’s got a TV (not pictured).  Self-proclaimed models/social influencers also started posing around the pool and walked around narrating video selfies.  Gonna go check out the pool in the West tower and see if it’s a little less douchebaggy.
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    Srp431 reacted to mk-ultra in Allure 9/29 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean   
    Exploring the pools at the W.  There are two (one each in the East and West towers). This is the East tower on the 5th floor. Shady day beds and couches if you want to enjoy the breeze while not being baked too harshly.  Bar and DJ start at 11AM. 

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    Srp431 reacted to Jaymac Radio in Cruise In To Harmony- Not Live Harmony Of The Seas 9/15/19 To 9/21/19   
    Good Moring From St. Martin 

    Today I Got Up And Well… I Rode The Flowrider. 

    Also I Am Wearing A Lovely Royal Caribbean Blog Shirt!

    After The Flowrider I Did The Water Slides.

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    Srp431 reacted to Jaymac Radio in Cruise In To Harmony- Not Live Harmony Of The Seas 9/15/19 To 9/21/19   
    Well Today Was One Of Those Lazy Sea Day!!

    All I Did Was Ride The Flowrider.

    And Eat?

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