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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from CFL in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    "Can someone send me a Cruise Compass from XYZ of the Seas?  I am going on the ship next week and I want to do some detailed planning".
    This request comes up multiple times each month.  As a Cruise Planning Addict I know exactly what they are going through.  I have the "Cruise Compass" tab on the Royal Caribbean Blog as a favourite on my browser.  Last month, I stumbled on a "hack".  I hope my brothers and sisters of the "Order of Overly Organized" [OoOO] enjoy this one.
    I use the Royal Caribbean phone APP that lists all of future cruises I have. Then I:
    Go to the bottom of the start up screen (it lists all of our future cruises) and press the "Get more details on ships we support" tab at the very bottom. Find your ship that you will sail on ... I know all of them are not there but 23 of them are!. Select the ship you will be sailing on. Find a sailing date similar to the one you will sail on (you might have to do some digging on the Royal Website to find a similar one).  I choose the one that is sailing currently or as close to today as possible. Press Daily Planner and ALL of the On Line Cruise Compasses are available for you to view. I am looking at DAY 1 of Independance of the Seas for the NOV 01 to NOV 05 sailing right now.  I know there will be these events on these days:
    DAY 1: 8:00PM Headliner Showtime (in this case Nate Weatherup) ... this was in the past.
    DAY 2: 9:15PM Ice Spectaclar: Freeze Frame! (V) ... this has not even happened yet (it is 7:49PM in Montreal right now).
    DAY 3: 3:30PM Name That 80's Tune Trivia (V) in the Schooner Bar
    I think you get my gist. 
    It is an absolute Disney World for members of the OoOO.  It is not as nicely laid out as "real" Cruise Planners', but it will definitely scratch that itch for all my brothers and sisters of the OoOO.
    I hope this helps,
     
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from KristiZ in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    "Can someone send me a Cruise Compass from XYZ of the Seas?  I am going on the ship next week and I want to do some detailed planning".
    This request comes up multiple times each month.  As a Cruise Planning Addict I know exactly what they are going through.  I have the "Cruise Compass" tab on the Royal Caribbean Blog as a favourite on my browser.  Last month, I stumbled on a "hack".  I hope my brothers and sisters of the "Order of Overly Organized" [OoOO] enjoy this one.
    I use the Royal Caribbean phone APP that lists all of future cruises I have. Then I:
    Go to the bottom of the start up screen (it lists all of our future cruises) and press the "Get more details on ships we support" tab at the very bottom. Find your ship that you will sail on ... I know all of them are not there but 23 of them are!. Select the ship you will be sailing on. Find a sailing date similar to the one you will sail on (you might have to do some digging on the Royal Website to find a similar one).  I choose the one that is sailing currently or as close to today as possible. Press Daily Planner and ALL of the On Line Cruise Compasses are available for you to view. I am looking at DAY 1 of Independance of the Seas for the NOV 01 to NOV 05 sailing right now.  I know there will be these events on these days:
    DAY 1: 8:00PM Headliner Showtime (in this case Nate Weatherup) ... this was in the past.
    DAY 2: 9:15PM Ice Spectaclar: Freeze Frame! (V) ... this has not even happened yet (it is 7:49PM in Montreal right now).
    DAY 3: 3:30PM Name That 80's Tune Trivia (V) in the Schooner Bar
    I think you get my gist. 
    It is an absolute Disney World for members of the OoOO.  It is not as nicely laid out as "real" Cruise Planners', but it will definitely scratch that itch for all my brothers and sisters of the OoOO.
    I hope this helps,
     
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from Neesa in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    "Can someone send me a Cruise Compass from XYZ of the Seas?  I am going on the ship next week and I want to do some detailed planning".
    This request comes up multiple times each month.  As a Cruise Planning Addict I know exactly what they are going through.  I have the "Cruise Compass" tab on the Royal Caribbean Blog as a favourite on my browser.  Last month, I stumbled on a "hack".  I hope my brothers and sisters of the "Order of Overly Organized" [OoOO] enjoy this one.
    I use the Royal Caribbean phone APP that lists all of future cruises I have. Then I:
    Go to the bottom of the start up screen (it lists all of our future cruises) and press the "Get more details on ships we support" tab at the very bottom. Find your ship that you will sail on ... I know all of them are not there but 23 of them are!. Select the ship you will be sailing on. Find a sailing date similar to the one you will sail on (you might have to do some digging on the Royal Website to find a similar one).  I choose the one that is sailing currently or as close to today as possible. Press Daily Planner and ALL of the On Line Cruise Compasses are available for you to view. I am looking at DAY 1 of Independance of the Seas for the NOV 01 to NOV 05 sailing right now.  I know there will be these events on these days:
    DAY 1: 8:00PM Headliner Showtime (in this case Nate Weatherup) ... this was in the past.
    DAY 2: 9:15PM Ice Spectaclar: Freeze Frame! (V) ... this has not even happened yet (it is 7:49PM in Montreal right now).
    DAY 3: 3:30PM Name That 80's Tune Trivia (V) in the Schooner Bar
    I think you get my gist. 
    It is an absolute Disney World for members of the OoOO.  It is not as nicely laid out as "real" Cruise Planners', but it will definitely scratch that itch for all my brothers and sisters of the OoOO.
    I hope this helps,
     
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from IRMO12HD in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    Glad to have helped.  However, be careful as you travel down the rabbit's hole.  I once spent almost 3 hours preparing for 3 future cruises.  I now know how Alice felt.
    Are there others outnthere that schedule each and every Martini they drink each and every day?
    😉
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from IRMO12HD in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    "Can someone send me a Cruise Compass from XYZ of the Seas?  I am going on the ship next week and I want to do some detailed planning".
    This request comes up multiple times each month.  As a Cruise Planning Addict I know exactly what they are going through.  I have the "Cruise Compass" tab on the Royal Caribbean Blog as a favourite on my browser.  Last month, I stumbled on a "hack".  I hope my brothers and sisters of the "Order of Overly Organized" [OoOO] enjoy this one.
    I use the Royal Caribbean phone APP that lists all of future cruises I have. Then I:
    Go to the bottom of the start up screen (it lists all of our future cruises) and press the "Get more details on ships we support" tab at the very bottom. Find your ship that you will sail on ... I know all of them are not there but 23 of them are!. Select the ship you will be sailing on. Find a sailing date similar to the one you will sail on (you might have to do some digging on the Royal Website to find a similar one).  I choose the one that is sailing currently or as close to today as possible. Press Daily Planner and ALL of the On Line Cruise Compasses are available for you to view. I am looking at DAY 1 of Independance of the Seas for the NOV 01 to NOV 05 sailing right now.  I know there will be these events on these days:
    DAY 1: 8:00PM Headliner Showtime (in this case Nate Weatherup) ... this was in the past.
    DAY 2: 9:15PM Ice Spectaclar: Freeze Frame! (V) ... this has not even happened yet (it is 7:49PM in Montreal right now).
    DAY 3: 3:30PM Name That 80's Tune Trivia (V) in the Schooner Bar
    I think you get my gist. 
    It is an absolute Disney World for members of the OoOO.  It is not as nicely laid out as "real" Cruise Planners', but it will definitely scratch that itch for all my brothers and sisters of the OoOO.
    I hope this helps,
     
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from MattyDubz11 in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    "Can someone send me a Cruise Compass from XYZ of the Seas?  I am going on the ship next week and I want to do some detailed planning".
    This request comes up multiple times each month.  As a Cruise Planning Addict I know exactly what they are going through.  I have the "Cruise Compass" tab on the Royal Caribbean Blog as a favourite on my browser.  Last month, I stumbled on a "hack".  I hope my brothers and sisters of the "Order of Overly Organized" [OoOO] enjoy this one.
    I use the Royal Caribbean phone APP that lists all of future cruises I have. Then I:
    Go to the bottom of the start up screen (it lists all of our future cruises) and press the "Get more details on ships we support" tab at the very bottom. Find your ship that you will sail on ... I know all of them are not there but 23 of them are!. Select the ship you will be sailing on. Find a sailing date similar to the one you will sail on (you might have to do some digging on the Royal Website to find a similar one).  I choose the one that is sailing currently or as close to today as possible. Press Daily Planner and ALL of the On Line Cruise Compasses are available for you to view. I am looking at DAY 1 of Independance of the Seas for the NOV 01 to NOV 05 sailing right now.  I know there will be these events on these days:
    DAY 1: 8:00PM Headliner Showtime (in this case Nate Weatherup) ... this was in the past.
    DAY 2: 9:15PM Ice Spectaclar: Freeze Frame! (V) ... this has not even happened yet (it is 7:49PM in Montreal right now).
    DAY 3: 3:30PM Name That 80's Tune Trivia (V) in the Schooner Bar
    I think you get my gist. 
    It is an absolute Disney World for members of the OoOO.  It is not as nicely laid out as "real" Cruise Planners', but it will definitely scratch that itch for all my brothers and sisters of the OoOO.
    I hope this helps,
     
    Curt from Canada
  7. Haha
    Curt From Canada got a reaction from The Fox in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    Glad to have helped.  However, be careful as you travel down the rabbit's hole.  I once spent almost 3 hours preparing for 3 future cruises.  I now know how Alice felt.
    Are there others outnthere that schedule each and every Martini they drink each and every day?
    😉
    Curt from Canada
  8. Like
    Curt From Canada got a reaction from Momof4crazytocruise in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    "Can someone send me a Cruise Compass from XYZ of the Seas?  I am going on the ship next week and I want to do some detailed planning".
    This request comes up multiple times each month.  As a Cruise Planning Addict I know exactly what they are going through.  I have the "Cruise Compass" tab on the Royal Caribbean Blog as a favourite on my browser.  Last month, I stumbled on a "hack".  I hope my brothers and sisters of the "Order of Overly Organized" [OoOO] enjoy this one.
    I use the Royal Caribbean phone APP that lists all of future cruises I have. Then I:
    Go to the bottom of the start up screen (it lists all of our future cruises) and press the "Get more details on ships we support" tab at the very bottom. Find your ship that you will sail on ... I know all of them are not there but 23 of them are!. Select the ship you will be sailing on. Find a sailing date similar to the one you will sail on (you might have to do some digging on the Royal Website to find a similar one).  I choose the one that is sailing currently or as close to today as possible. Press Daily Planner and ALL of the On Line Cruise Compasses are available for you to view. I am looking at DAY 1 of Independance of the Seas for the NOV 01 to NOV 05 sailing right now.  I know there will be these events on these days:
    DAY 1: 8:00PM Headliner Showtime (in this case Nate Weatherup) ... this was in the past.
    DAY 2: 9:15PM Ice Spectaclar: Freeze Frame! (V) ... this has not even happened yet (it is 7:49PM in Montreal right now).
    DAY 3: 3:30PM Name That 80's Tune Trivia (V) in the Schooner Bar
    I think you get my gist. 
    It is an absolute Disney World for members of the OoOO.  It is not as nicely laid out as "real" Cruise Planners', but it will definitely scratch that itch for all my brothers and sisters of the OoOO.
    I hope this helps,
     
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from Pooch in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    Yes ... you are correct.  The closer you get to your sail date the more accurate it becomes.  I start looking one month out at sailing with the same itinerary.
     
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    "Can someone send me a Cruise Compass from XYZ of the Seas?  I am going on the ship next week and I want to do some detailed planning".
    This request comes up multiple times each month.  As a Cruise Planning Addict I know exactly what they are going through.  I have the "Cruise Compass" tab on the Royal Caribbean Blog as a favourite on my browser.  Last month, I stumbled on a "hack".  I hope my brothers and sisters of the "Order of Overly Organized" [OoOO] enjoy this one.
    I use the Royal Caribbean phone APP that lists all of future cruises I have. Then I:
    Go to the bottom of the start up screen (it lists all of our future cruises) and press the "Get more details on ships we support" tab at the very bottom. Find your ship that you will sail on ... I know all of them are not there but 23 of them are!. Select the ship you will be sailing on. Find a sailing date similar to the one you will sail on (you might have to do some digging on the Royal Website to find a similar one).  I choose the one that is sailing currently or as close to today as possible. Press Daily Planner and ALL of the On Line Cruise Compasses are available for you to view. I am looking at DAY 1 of Independance of the Seas for the NOV 01 to NOV 05 sailing right now.  I know there will be these events on these days:
    DAY 1: 8:00PM Headliner Showtime (in this case Nate Weatherup) ... this was in the past.
    DAY 2: 9:15PM Ice Spectaclar: Freeze Frame! (V) ... this has not even happened yet (it is 7:49PM in Montreal right now).
    DAY 3: 3:30PM Name That 80's Tune Trivia (V) in the Schooner Bar
    I think you get my gist. 
    It is an absolute Disney World for members of the OoOO.  It is not as nicely laid out as "real" Cruise Planners', but it will definitely scratch that itch for all my brothers and sisters of the OoOO.
    I hope this helps,
     
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from Jill in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    "Can someone send me a Cruise Compass from XYZ of the Seas?  I am going on the ship next week and I want to do some detailed planning".
    This request comes up multiple times each month.  As a Cruise Planning Addict I know exactly what they are going through.  I have the "Cruise Compass" tab on the Royal Caribbean Blog as a favourite on my browser.  Last month, I stumbled on a "hack".  I hope my brothers and sisters of the "Order of Overly Organized" [OoOO] enjoy this one.
    I use the Royal Caribbean phone APP that lists all of future cruises I have. Then I:
    Go to the bottom of the start up screen (it lists all of our future cruises) and press the "Get more details on ships we support" tab at the very bottom. Find your ship that you will sail on ... I know all of them are not there but 23 of them are!. Select the ship you will be sailing on. Find a sailing date similar to the one you will sail on (you might have to do some digging on the Royal Website to find a similar one).  I choose the one that is sailing currently or as close to today as possible. Press Daily Planner and ALL of the On Line Cruise Compasses are available for you to view. I am looking at DAY 1 of Independance of the Seas for the NOV 01 to NOV 05 sailing right now.  I know there will be these events on these days:
    DAY 1: 8:00PM Headliner Showtime (in this case Nate Weatherup) ... this was in the past.
    DAY 2: 9:15PM Ice Spectaclar: Freeze Frame! (V) ... this has not even happened yet (it is 7:49PM in Montreal right now).
    DAY 3: 3:30PM Name That 80's Tune Trivia (V) in the Schooner Bar
    I think you get my gist. 
    It is an absolute Disney World for members of the OoOO.  It is not as nicely laid out as "real" Cruise Planners', but it will definitely scratch that itch for all my brothers and sisters of the OoOO.
    I hope this helps,
     
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from AshleyDillo in Cruise Compass "Hack"   
    "Can someone send me a Cruise Compass from XYZ of the Seas?  I am going on the ship next week and I want to do some detailed planning".
    This request comes up multiple times each month.  As a Cruise Planning Addict I know exactly what they are going through.  I have the "Cruise Compass" tab on the Royal Caribbean Blog as a favourite on my browser.  Last month, I stumbled on a "hack".  I hope my brothers and sisters of the "Order of Overly Organized" [OoOO] enjoy this one.
    I use the Royal Caribbean phone APP that lists all of future cruises I have. Then I:
    Go to the bottom of the start up screen (it lists all of our future cruises) and press the "Get more details on ships we support" tab at the very bottom. Find your ship that you will sail on ... I know all of them are not there but 23 of them are!. Select the ship you will be sailing on. Find a sailing date similar to the one you will sail on (you might have to do some digging on the Royal Website to find a similar one).  I choose the one that is sailing currently or as close to today as possible. Press Daily Planner and ALL of the On Line Cruise Compasses are available for you to view. I am looking at DAY 1 of Independance of the Seas for the NOV 01 to NOV 05 sailing right now.  I know there will be these events on these days:
    DAY 1: 8:00PM Headliner Showtime (in this case Nate Weatherup) ... this was in the past.
    DAY 2: 9:15PM Ice Spectaclar: Freeze Frame! (V) ... this has not even happened yet (it is 7:49PM in Montreal right now).
    DAY 3: 3:30PM Name That 80's Tune Trivia (V) in the Schooner Bar
    I think you get my gist. 
    It is an absolute Disney World for members of the OoOO.  It is not as nicely laid out as "real" Cruise Planners', but it will definitely scratch that itch for all my brothers and sisters of the OoOO.
    I hope this helps,
     
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada reacted to AshleyDillo in BAM! Canada US Border Re-opening begins Aug 9th ???   
    Our Canadian Suite Snob is also a Delta snob..so good luck with that!
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from jticarruthers in US Appeals court lifts CDC cruise ship restrictions in win for florida   
    One of the greatest philosophers of the 20th Century (Doc. Brown) got it right:
     
     
     
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    Stay Safe, Stay Apart, Stay Connected,
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from LifesEz in US Appeals court lifts CDC cruise ship restrictions in win for florida   
    One of the greatest philosophers of the 20th Century (Doc. Brown) got it right:
     
     
     
    ?
    Stay Safe, Stay Apart, Stay Connected,
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from LovetoCruise87 in First Royal Caribbean Ship You Went On   
    Radiance of the Seas (JAN 2006) ... 25th Wedding Anniversary.  Great ship to start, many memories, but two stand out:
    1).  We flew in the day of the cruise (please don't judge ... we were rookies with a sub-par travel agent).  Flight was delayed out of Canada (who knew that snow could delay flights).  With no breakfast and no lunch we made the ship just before the muster drill.  All venues were closed, so no food was available.  One time events for:
    HUNGER: Only once and never since ... we were ridiculously hungry on a ship.  Post Muster Drill we ate 3 meals in less than 15 minutes. SAME DAY FLIGHT: Only once and never since .. we have ALWAYS flown in the day before our cruises since that first cruise ... 25 and counting. 2).  Our first date was at a restaurant in Montreal called Portofino (a long, long time ago).  We were surprised, touched and impressed that Royal Caribbean would name a restaurant on the ship just for us.  We ate there on our anniversary, and every cruise after that until they retired the name.
    We sail on Radiance again in SEP 2022, and can't wait.
     
    Stay Safe, Stay Apart, Stay Connected,
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in First Royal Caribbean Ship You Went On   
    Radiance of the Seas (JAN 2006) ... 25th Wedding Anniversary.  Great ship to start, many memories, but two stand out:
    1).  We flew in the day of the cruise (please don't judge ... we were rookies with a sub-par travel agent).  Flight was delayed out of Canada (who knew that snow could delay flights).  With no breakfast and no lunch we made the ship just before the muster drill.  All venues were closed, so no food was available.  One time events for:
    HUNGER: Only once and never since ... we were ridiculously hungry on a ship.  Post Muster Drill we ate 3 meals in less than 15 minutes. SAME DAY FLIGHT: Only once and never since .. we have ALWAYS flown in the day before our cruises since that first cruise ... 25 and counting. 2).  Our first date was at a restaurant in Montreal called Portofino (a long, long time ago).  We were surprised, touched and impressed that Royal Caribbean would name a restaurant on the ship just for us.  We ate there on our anniversary, and every cruise after that until they retired the name.
    We sail on Radiance again in SEP 2022, and can't wait.
     
    Stay Safe, Stay Apart, Stay Connected,
    Curt from Canada
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from sk8erguy1978 in US Appeals court lifts CDC cruise ship restrictions in win for florida   
    One of the greatest philosophers of the 20th Century (Doc. Brown) got it right:
     
     
     
    ?
    Stay Safe, Stay Apart, Stay Connected,
    Curt from Canada
  19. Haha
    Curt From Canada reacted to Reigert2008 in GTY Cabin Room Assignment   
    Thanks!  I feel like we could be BFFs ?  The thing i say to my wife the most and the thing she hates to hear is "So, I made a spreadsheet to...."
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from Scoular in GTY Cabin Room Assignment   
    Before MAR 2020, I kept a database (with lots of input from this fantastic board).  Below is the data (a small sample, but with some trends if you look at it).  My plan is to start up again (as soon as the sailing begin ... I should have said that louder ... AS SOON AS THE SAILINGS BEGIN! ... and they will).  A few observations:
    1).  A few get assigned very far in advance.  These appear to be outliners (and the frequency may come down over time with more data).
    2). Just over a month before there is an inflection point where almost half have their assignment set.
    3). Almost all have been set 10-19 days before sailing.
    4). All have been assigned by the time you board. ?
     
    Stay Safe, Stay Apart, Stay Connected,
    Curt from Canada

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    Curt From Canada reacted to twangster in New CDC Guidance, no masks, no distancing...does it make a difference?   
    Look at how fast the country is progressing.  A week ago we would have had no idea this was coming.  It's great news.
    A week from now more great news may be upon us.  
    A week after that, even more great news.  
  22. Haha
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    Curt From Canada reacted to twangster in CDC Guidance for US cruises- 98% Crew, 95% Pax vaccinated. Are you OK with that?   
    FDA had approved emergency use of Pfizer for 12 and up.
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    Curt From Canada got a reaction from emmef in GTY Cabin Room Assignment   
    Before MAR 2020, I kept a database (with lots of input from this fantastic board).  Below is the data (a small sample, but with some trends if you look at it).  My plan is to start up again (as soon as the sailing begin ... I should have said that louder ... AS SOON AS THE SAILINGS BEGIN! ... and they will).  A few observations:
    1).  A few get assigned very far in advance.  These appear to be outliners (and the frequency may come down over time with more data).
    2). Just over a month before there is an inflection point where almost half have their assignment set.
    3). Almost all have been set 10-19 days before sailing.
    4). All have been assigned by the time you board. ?
     
    Stay Safe, Stay Apart, Stay Connected,
    Curt from Canada

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    Curt From Canada reacted to Matt in Five short weeks on Saturday(5/8/2021) until first cruise out of Nassau   
    Nope, no updates yet.
    When I get anything, I'll post it on RoyalCaribbeanBlog
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