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  1. Depends on the time of the day. Traffic in Seattle is terrible, if you are coming in the morning it'll be really slow about 30 to 45 minutes. Uber and Lyft are allowed to charge more for the ride to and from the airport as well as staying in the Seattle area. Strange that the city council allowed it but nowhere else can they do this? You might want to price it for Lyft since they allow it on their website.
  2. Good place to eat by Pike Place or SeaTac by the airport is 13 Coins. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner when they are open, wide variety of food. https://www.13coins.com/
  3. That's a good place to stay it's close to Pike Place market, walking distance to many waterfront attractions. There's construction going on to reinforced the retaining wall but hopefully will be done by summer.
  4. From the crew video they don't have microwave ovens unless there's one in their cafeteria. I'd skip it and just give them gift cards as they are able to receive packages. That way they can get whatever they really need.
  5. Found some pictures of Wonder. Can't wait until March 4th! https://www.instagram.com/p/CZBo9XroIkk/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CVsuUYlBO3E/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CUjTCiQBHwj/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CUxU2TrhMwP/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CV5HM9rsuG0/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CTpHt3QhR3H/?utm_medium=copy_link Play area under construction: https://www.instagram.com/kento1701/p/CYzVKAbBPNF/?utm_medium=copy_link Pool deck: https://www.instagram.com/p/CV45T5-B-pN/?utm_medium=copy_link Auqa Theater: https://www.instagram.com/p/CV2vjrVhR6O/?utm_medium=copy_link Central Park under construction: https://www.instagram.com/kento1701/p/CVW4DDjhpmX/?utm_medium=copy_link Ultimate ABBYS: https://www.instagram.com/p/CU54zDHhTR-/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CUXYhDmhAYg/?utm_medium=copy_link MDR: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUQxAkZB_fZ/?utm_medium=copy_link
  6. Absolutely!! So excited for this to happen! Hope they give out something acknowledging this as the inaugural sailing!
  7. @twangsterThanks for the explanation. Seems a lot of work just to earn more points, we cruise a couple times a year but always stay in a suite because it's our only vacation time. Think if I make diamond plus I'll be happy as those perks seem pretty good for the amount we cruise. This seems to be a great strategy if you are young and want to achieve pinnacle early on.
  8. Laura Schwerzler Stratigic Account Manager at Royal talks about Royal in general but at 18:00 minutes she talks about Wonder in specifics.
  9. Looking at this video from January 19, 2022 still finishing up some areas.
  10. Royal Theater Deck 5: Notice how the guys go back to work when he walks out. Must be the boss.
  11. Oh didn't even consider doing that!? Woohoo lots of Alaska cruises to book. Can this work if we are already booked on cruises?
  12. @twangster when we make diamond, if I take some solo cruises and make diamond plus does my wife get that status because we married?
  13. Here's a link to vetted PPE not just n95 mask but other stuff as well. It's pricey but it's vetted to be what it says it is. https://www.projectn95.org/
  14. After reading this I'm no longer concerned. NEW SOUTHERN RESTAURANT AND BAR HEADLINES ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S CULINARY LINEUP ON WONDER OF THE SEAS The Mason Jar Joins 20-plus Dining Experiences for the New Ship’s Debut in March 2022 MIAMI, Jan. 19, 2022 – Royal Caribbean International takes adventure tableside aboard the world’s newest wonder, Wonder of the Seas, unveiling a lineup of more than 20 dining venues headlined by the debut of The Mason Jar Southern Restaurant & Bar. On board the highly anticipated ship that sets sail in March 2022, families and travelers alike also have in store an unmatched variety of flavors that range from Italian classics at Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar to American sports bar favorites at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade, to New England-inspired dishes at Hooked Seafood. Where southern comfort food meets Royal Caribbean’s hospitality, The Mason Jar invites guests to share a meal, drinks and memories in a warm, casual setting. Every detail serves up southern charm in the new specialty restaurant, and setting the scene is farmhouse-style and rustic decor, live country music, even a cozy porch decked out with a swing for lounging and a great photo op, and a dedicated bar at the center of it all. On the menu are southern staples and new twists on classics the whole family can enjoy for brunch, dinner and late-night bites, beginning with freshly baked buttermilk biscuits and jalapeno cornbread. Brunch favorites range from savory johnnycakes topped with barbeque pulled pork to the Sweet-Tooth Cinnamon Roll. At suppertime, highlights include fried green tomatoes, authentic southern fried chicken, crab beignets served with lump crab dip, and shrimp and grits. And for a sweet ending, there’s everything from traditional pies to spiked floats and shakes. Plus, keeping the good times rolling is a robust collection of more than a dozen American whiskeys and a lineup of southern libations, such as the classic mint julep dusted tableside with powdered sugar and the Mississippi Moonlight – made with blackberry moonshine, blackberries and lemonade, and served in a chilled mason jar. Whether at a table for family dinner or at the bar for a bite, a nightcap and live music, The Mason Jar will be a hotspot day and night. The Mason Jar is just the beginning, with Wonder serving up a variety of restaurants, bars and lounges to choose from across eight signature neighborhoods. From Central Park to the all-new Suite Neighborhood – an Oasis Class first – more dining highlights on the upcoming ship include: The Vue – The happiest of happy hours can be found at this new cantilevered bar. The Vue offers panoramic ocean views by day, and after sunset, it shines bright with a colorful mosaic canopy overhead. Giovanni's Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar – It’s a family-style affair every day at Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, the first on an Oasis Class ship. On the menu are freshly made, authentic staples, from hand-tossed pizzas to charcuterie boards and veal meatballs, to an extensive wine list, wine flights and cocktails, like an Aperol Spritz and Negroni. Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade – This popular venue brings guests of all ages together to catch the big game across dozens of big-screen TVs, battle it out in friendly competition at the arcade, and munch on bar fare and ice-cold draft beers. El Loco Fresh and Cantina Fresca – The grab-and-go spot for Mexican delights, like made-to-order tacos, burritos and quesadillas, now debuts a dedicated bar called Cantina Fresca that serves a selection of “aguas frescas,” margaritas and other Mexican staples. The Lime & Coconut – This signature pool deck experience is at the center of the Caribbean vibes, with multiple poolside bars and live music. Vacationers can also enjoy more options, such as Wonderland, Asian-inspired flavors at Izumi, American steakhouse Chops Grille, American seasonal dishes at 150 Central Park, Johnny Rockets, Starbucks, Sugar Beach, and more. Whatever the mood on any given day, Wonder introduces a culinary lineup that caters to guests and their varying palates. Throughout the ship, travelers can also complement their meal with a unique set of Caribbean-inspired drinks, bold and spirited classics, and even zero-proof cocktails as part of Royal Caribbean’s reimagined beverage menus. Setting sail for the first time in March 2022, Wonder will call three marquee destinations home during its inaugural year: Fort Lauderdale, Florida (March-April); Barcelona, Spain, and Rome (April-October); and Port Canaveral, Florida (year-round, starting November). The new ship’s combination of firsts and favorites will bring to life adventures across thrills, dining, entertainment, technology and more as travelers sail to locales in the eastern and western Caribbean, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Cozumel, Mexico. In Europe, vacationers can head to the western Mediterranean and visit must-see places, such as Naples and Florence, Italy; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Provence, France. For more details about Wonder, including sailings now open for bookings, visit Royal Caribbean’s website. About Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean International has been delivering innovation at sea for more than 50 years. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel that features the latest technology and guest experiences for today’s adventurous traveler. The cruise line continues to revolutionize vacations with itineraries to 240 destinations in 61 countries on six continents, including Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in The Bahamas, Perfect Day at CocoCay, the first in the Perfect Day Island Collection. Royal Caribbean has also been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 19 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards. Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers can call their travel advisor; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN.
  15. So this is a specialty restaurant? Dang it should have bought the unlimited dining package!
  16. Found this under the FAQ'S: Q When can I check-in for my Royal Caribbean cruise? A PLEASE NOTE: We are hard at work uplifting our cruises for the health and safety of our guests, crew, and the communities in which we operate. We are guided by the recommendations of our Healthy Sail Panel and the requirements of countries where we sail. For guests of scheduled sailings, we will provide clear communication about what you need to know for our cruises in advance of your sail date, including check in dates, health and safety information, app notifications and all of the activities available throughout your cruise. Our cruise check-in window opens closer to your sailing date, which differs from our traditional check-in timeline. When it’s time to check in, we recommend you use the Royal Caribbean app to check in all guests on your reservation. The app provides a quick and easy check-in process so you can start your vacation sooner. Updates include: Your arrival time at the terminal - a scheduled arrival time at the terminal on your sail date The required Health Questionnaire – only available in advance in the app Our reimagined Safety Briefing - Simply tap the Safety icon on the homepage to launch the Safety Briefing, whether you’re in the terminal or you’ve just stepped onboard, to complete the first steps of the Safety Briefing before heading to your assigned Assembly Station. Remember all guests must complete the Safety Briefing before the ship can sail. Extended app check in window - Check in using the app until 8am the morning of your sailing As before, guests may also check in using our website up to 48 hours before sailing. Guests must complete check in, however, using the app or at the terminal. We highly recommend completing check in using the app for the easiest, fastest, and complete check-in experience. Royal Caribbean International requires guests to be checked in no later than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled sailing time*. Guests arriving late will not be permitted to sail. When you Check-In at the terminal, show your SetSail Pass in the app to the terminal agent to scan and complete the check-in process.
  17. Could you please link this video I'd like to see this. My TA hasn't heard anything of this. Why would only this TA know this?
  18. Why would it be canceled? It's been delayed already and had plenty of time to get it finished.
  19. Yes you see how many cruises other's have\are taking!? Like @Matt, @twangster wish I could get that much vacation time.
  20. Alaska is a premium destination so everything costs more. It's also a intensive port itinerary consider how much time will you actually be spending in the suite/cabin. Ovation has many activities and things to do. We get a suite because we don't take many cruises due to time off constraints. If you only cruise a couple times a year then sure splurge and get the junior suite. We had a junior suite on Ovation last summer and it was okay but I wouldn't pay that price difference.
  21. I'd have to agree with @WAAAYTOOOthat's a lot to up grade especially when you can use that money for an amazing excursion which in Alaska are not cheap. You could do a float plane ride and walk on the glacier or plane ride and ride one of the dog sleds. Even have a customized personal excursion created just for you by Private Journeys.
  22. Hmm. Don't think I'll be getting those as we only book suites because of limited vacation time, want to make the most of each.
  23. @twangsterthanks. I didn't think every sailing would get this discount. I just tell my TA what I want and she gives me the price. I've asked her about using my C&A discount but I'm so low on the totem pole it doesn't amount to much, more for future reference, hoping to be there by this summer.
  24. Don't you need to be past final payment to do check in? Final payment is Feb 9.
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