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  1. Thank you! We are sailing on Allure over this Easter and your report is appreciated! She should be full by then.
  2. I envy you,those zip off always rubbed me the wrong way. My lads love the zip off shorts!
  3. We had free champagne around midnight on New Years Eve, and free is my favorite kind! The cruise was a great way to welcome the New Year.
  4. The other couples do complicate things but we want to cruise together and have a shared experience. I wish Royal was being more transparent about what is going on with Allure. I'm wondering if they are going to complete the refurb, or if they are moving her elsewhere. I thought the move to Texas was in Oct. 2022. Wondering if @Matt has the inside skinny?
  5. We were booked on Allure on the 8 Night Eastern Caribbean over Easter this coming April. We got an email saying we were being moved to a Allure 6 Night West C. on the same start date. When talking to Royal folks on the phone they are saying we are being moved to a 5Night Western C. on Wonder and it is now a day earlier. We need to figure out if we can affordably move our flights or get our money back. The problem is no one from Royal will promise that the cruise dates are firm. Royal says everything will be announced on Oct. 20th, which is the same day we loose the refund. Does anyone know what is happening? To make it a little more complicated our great rate flight was just cancelled and flying over Easter isn't a bargain. Did I mention we have two other couples joining us! The rate we have right now is quite low around $1.900.00 for a Jr. Suite and our friends are in Ocean View Balconies for $1,600.00. If we moved to Symphony 7 Night it would be $2,400 for an ocean view balcony. Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.
  6. We are sailing with two other couples on Allure in April 2022. The other couples are in Ocean View Balcony rooms and have had price drops of about $700, so their price is about $1600 for an 8 night cruise. When we booked in October 2020, a Junior Suite was less expensive than an Ocean View Balcony, so we booked the Junior Suite. We have only seen a $49 price reduction and are now paying 2X what the Ocean View Balcony friends are paying. We are on the phone right now with Royal checking our price again. No change in price for us, the JR and all suites are sold out. Keep checking folks it's like Christmas when the rebate fairy smiles on you!
  7. No luck today but saved a little over $200 on our next cruise in the past by rebooking's. Thanks for the heads up and keep cruising!
  8. ...and another angle is the motion sickness issue, if you need to be amidships then book your room. Another thought is if you are a light sleeper and noise above can impact your sleep, book your room. Most of the seasoned folks here seem no to be effected by these issues but as always ymmv.
  9. Do Jr Suites follow the above rule? We are sailing on Allure. Thanks!
  10. Any ship hanging out in "Davy Jones Locker".
  11. Just a thought you could share your Voom account and not need every family member to have Voom. We purchased the Key last time and it was fine, but I wouldn't pay for it again.
  12. The Key is pretty expensive for what few perks it provides. If your in-laws aren't going to get Voom, then I definitely would not consider the Key. The boarding together part of your question is difficult to answer because we don't know how Covid protocols will impact boarding. My guess is that your in-laws will be assisted by the RC staff if they need help finding their room. Welcome to the boards and ask questions!
  13. More than likely! Royal has sales as regularly as the tides. Some are Super Moon tides and some quite low. Keep checking and enjoy the fact that you are planning a cruise!
  14. Our next cruise will be over Easter in 2022. We are staying in a jr suite and they are currently sold out. I'm wondering if it is worth it to attempt rebooking for a lower fare? No more inventory exists, so why would Royal lower the price?
  15. I posted in the wrong category, can someone move me to general disscusion?
  16. We are sailing on Allure over Easter 2022?! We are in a Jr. suite and they are now sold out. We have repriced once and saved $100! My question is now that the Jr. Suites are sold out is it worth calling to reprice. We don't use travel agent and I know those fine folks would take good care of us. We are independent New Englanders and can't ask someone to do something we could do ourselves. Do the experts here think prices will continue to fall given no availability in the cabin class? THANKS!
  17. +1 Gratuities rate can increase between booking and cruising. I don't understand folks that want to tip crew out individually. Many of the crew are behind the scenes and it is impossible to reward them. We make sure to reward someone that has been good to us, but a good review is worth more than any tip I could afford.
  18. Like a proper person they should run the hair dryer and then the royal flush!?
  19. I will check with our friends to be sure they weren't up charged. Rooms are getting scarce as this is a North East vacation week, actually it is over Easter. Does Royal decorate the ship for Easter? Any special events. The kids are in college so this is going to be an adult only cruise.
  20. Friends of ours are joining us on our next cruise on Allure of the Sea! ? They are in an ocean view balcony and it is a connecting room. They will have a strangers in the connecting room. My question is how much louder is the connecting room than the a regular room? The connecting room is closer to ours than a open regular balcony room. An open balcony room on the same floor is available. Should they switch out the room due to noise levels?
  21. April 2022 DBP = $58 best price so far. Last cruise it was $48 but that was pre Covid pricing. We don't have any private island days, so that is kind of steep. Royal I'm challenging you bring back the intern!
  22. This is not an official website for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Mr. B is speaking from his experience with Royal in the past. You will need to contact Royal for their answer/response. Best of luck!
  23. This is also a great way to beat the Drink Package rule that if one person in the cabin gets the package everyone must. The only downside is you might like us end up in different muster stations. No biggie but something to consider.
  24. Enjoy the precious family time. Plan to see the ship as it is a destination in its self. Also if you like Broadway style shows, checkout them out. If you don't love them at home then I'd just go to one, to have the experience. The solarium is a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of ship life. I'm not a suite person so enjoy that too! I'm hoping my kids will take the bride and I on our 50th. We just hit the 30 year mark!
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