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  1. Going on our first RC cruise (Navigator) at the end of Dec. I have purchased the Key and my cruise package material says my embarkation time is between 11 and 11:30. 
    Possibly silly question but does the Key allow me to board “anytime” (even earlier than my stated time of 11-11:30) or do I still have to show up at the terminal in that window but the Key has some form of separate line? 
    thanx in advance. 

  2. Planning my first Navigator cruise and I have a question about the Refreshment Package. 

    I understand that the drinks packages (refreshment, Classic soda etc)  are non sharing. But if I get my daughter the refreshment package which comes with the ability to use the coke freestyle beverage machines, can I or someone else get her a drink from those machines or does she personally need to go to the machine and swipe some kind of ID card to get the drink? (Or does the freestyle machine use a special cup and if so, is that somehow coded to my daughter - the “owner” of the refreshment package so she is the only one who can use the soda machines? 

    Thx in advance. 

  3. I was trying to figure out whether I can use the Coffee Card at the Starbucks on Navigator or whether the Refreshment Package (for specialty coffee etc) would be good enough. I started doing some more research, and came across a number of web resources that talk about “On RC ships that do not have a free standing Starbucks (all ships except for Oasis class...)” 

    I thought that Navigator does have a stand alone Starbucks, but perhaps not? (Going on our first RC cruise this December.)

    Maybe the specialty coffee you can get with the Refreshment Package is the same as the coffee you can get with the dedicated 15 punch coffee card? 

    The RC website info is not ver clear. 

    thx in advance 

  4. Thx. This is helpful. Still finding my way around all the information that is out there.  The sod’s package might be good for my 2 boys - I have also seen conflicting info about how if one person in a room gets the package then everyone does, but in the small print from what I have read on line for the Soda package it just says no sharing. If I am on a reservation with my 2 boys, I would get it for both of them but would I also have to get the package? 

    I have also been reading some posts where people have been saying that some of these drink packages are only “worth it” depending on the number of sea days. I had though that if you bought (for example) the soda package they could use it while on the ship and also while on a shore excursion at Coco Cay (although presumably not at Atlantis) ? 

    Thx again 

  5. I will be going on the Navigator over December break and apologies in advance for this NUB / rookie question. I have been going through the different drinks packages, coffee cards, etc but one thing which is not yet clear to me. If we don't have any of the drink packages, does that mean the only drink we can get in the main dining room for dinner is water, and any soda (Sprite etc) the kids order is per glass charge? 

  6. Hi. I just booked a cruise this coming Dec on Navigator and this will be my first RC cruise (I have done Disney and Regent in the past). I have just spent a lot of time on the RC website and various forums trying to figure out some of the shore excursions and spoke to a customer service rep who was helpful, but did not really know very much. Apologies in advance if these are "easy" question but I have not yet found the answers. 

    I will be travelling with spouse, 2 younger buys and 2 older girls - so different vacation considerations.

    • Boys will definitely want to access the CocoCay water park etc, girls and spouse may be content to sit by the "beach / pool" etc. I see that there are various passes for the water park (half day, half day including zip line, full day etc) but can non-water park participants hang out in the same area or are they not even allowed into that area? 
    • If the girls do not want to use the water park, are there other areas of CocoCay that would be accessible to them where they could hang out in chairs by the pool, water etc? Or do you have to pay for any "Water front" access on CocoCay? 
    • I looked at the map of the Island, but I didn't see anything that describes how far/ the distances between the water park area and the rest of the Island. How "far apart" would we be from each other if some use the water park area and others don't. 
    • There are numerous Cabana options - Thrill Cabanas, Oasis Lagoon, Chill. Each with different prices. It looks like the Thrill Cabanas (about $500?( also give everyone in your party (up to 6) water park access. But does it also allow you to wander through the rest of the areas of the Island? (Oasis Lagoon, Chill etc)? By the same token, the other Cabana prices are less expensive but are you then restricted to that area? 

    Apologies again for all these questions, just trying to get a sense of how things work on CocoCay, what I have to pay for, what I may not need to pay for (if girls just want to relax by the water, or maybe do a zipline etc). Thanx in advance. 

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