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  1. 10 hours ago, AshleyDillo said:

    I just did an over the water cabana and it was already assigned when I got on the ship. It was in the welcome letter.

    However we did a beachside Beach Club cabana in September and didn't have anything in the cabana for us with respect to an assignment or even a shore excursion ticket.  

    The maps are misleading because they all are ocean front. They stagger them so you wouldn't have another cabana right in front of your view.


  2. Hello fellow cruiseheads,

    How are the cabanas assigned? When we purchased an on land beach club cabana the person on the phone couldn't give us a cabana number. We have looked at Matt's map of the CocoCay cabanas and would prefer an ocean front one. When will we know our cabana number?


  3. We are full tilt vacationers, the lads say "we don't take vacations, we go on trips." We are on an empty nest cruise for the first time with two other couples that are dear friends. I'm trying to tone it down a bit and take things slower. Smell the flowers and relax. This could happen and fall under something new to try or more than likely will be a never happen. I think I need a relaxation coach!

  4. 20 minutes ago, AlwaysRollin said:

    For anyone following, I just got off the phone with RC and they told me that the jet ski tour is not being offered as an excursion.  I'm surprised that it was available before and not now. Something must have happened to make them not offer this anymore.

    Perfect Day Cococay Wave Jet Tour - Driver A

    Strange still on my Cruise planner!

    Perfect Day Cococay Wave Jet Tour - Driver A

    Go full octane on an exhilarating tour around CocoCay and the Berry Islands as you drive…

    From*$109.00USD Adult   $109.00USD Child
  5. On 10/25/2021 at 7:39 PM, 904Duval said:

    You should wait for a drop in price. You could wait for the Black Friday sale after Thanksgiving. I would pay about $100 pp or less for the Beach Club (BC) pass.  The lobster and grouper lunch is worth it. And 2 ships gets a little crowded.  But the BC has a max capacity.  
    I would book the regular cabana right now. It includes admission to the beach club for 8 people.  So with your current group you’re getting the cabana for $200 at current price or if you could find 2 more people it’s way worth it. 
    You can always cancel whatever you book in the cruise planner when you get a better price. 100% refundable until a few days from sail date. Takes about one week for the refund to post on your credit card. 

    Will price drops occur with 2 ships at C. Cay? Doesn't booking a cabana create more scarcity and drive prices up? I understand you can always get a refund, but I'm wondering if you are sort of working against yourself? 

    Thanks for all the great tips!

  6. We are on the Allure and the Freedom is scheduled for the same day (April 21, 2022) at C.C. The Beach Club full day pass is  $200 per person. Given the crowd level on the island do you think the price is warranted? I know this is hard to answer but would you spend the money to get into the club? The over water cabanas are out of reach at $1,700 and the regular cabanas in the club are $1,400. We are a group of three couples if that helps. 

  7. On 10/13/2021 at 10:23 AM, twangster said:

    My shorts are hiking pants with zip on legs.  Shorts by day, long pants for the MDR then immediately back to shorts for the rest of the night.

    I fly with them too.  Planes can be cold but when you land in Florida I can't stand having long pants on while lugging my luggage around so I get off the plane and immediately remove my zip on legs.  

    I envy you,those zip off always rubbed me the wrong way. My lads love the zip off shorts!

  8. 11 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

    No way would I accept a 5 or 6 night cruise when I had booked an 8 night - even for a switch from AL to WO.  IMO, the screw-up on the airfare would seal the deal.  It's unfortunate that there are other couples involved - that makes the choice more difficult.

    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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 8 minutes ago, Pen said:

    Not really, we grouped voom with our drink package, we would rebook our drink pkg and take advantage of the voom that comes with the Key.

    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! 

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