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  1. Royal Caribbean has ships and passengers immediately impacted. Spokesman Owen Torres told USA TODAY in a statement, "We are aware of the announcement and are analyzing the details to understand the impact on our itineraries. In the meantime, we are adjusting the itineraries of our June 5 and June 6 sailings, which will no longer stop in Cuba. We are communicating with our guests about those changes."
  2. I have done the many in a mini thing a few times... Its not as bad as one might think. Last time happened to be on Majesty. I found we spent minimal time in the cabin. Teen club gets out at 1Am and your other is an adult. My fiancé and I were asleep by the time they got in. I know you said girls but try to pack light. We have found that we can pack in a large and small carry on type each. We do clothes in the larger carry on's and the smaller ones each get a snorkel set , a bottle of wine (in the adults), a few bottles of water (in the teens ). a smaller yet rolled up shopping bag, misc stuff... We use the little remaining space and the rolled up shopping bags to tote souvenirs. I keep my bag in the trace between the bed and wall. Fiancé does as well. The kids unpacked and left bags in closet. Where you ladies will feel the small space squeeze will be when doing hair and makeup. There is a chair at the desk and a second cushioned one across from the mirror. The bathroom is very small but a third can prep in there. We found it best to let me shower and change first and vacate the cabin to go wander around on deck while their ceremonial war paint applications takes place. I'm a boat captain by trade and understand the finer points of shower shave and dress in that small bathroom in just a very few minutes. We plan to do many in a mini on Independence next April. The GTY part makes me crazy. I too am a planning oriented person. Also being at sea so much in my job, I often don't have access to a printer for docs and set sail passes. I let them know that for our last cruise and they were good about assigning fairly quickly. That gave me time to print out our stuff before heading out to sea to work...
  3. Mine didn't show on the app til almost sailing day...
  4. I actually lived a short while in Montego Bay when I was real little kid. Took ride to Dunn's with folks a few times. Showed my blood daughter Dunn' when she was young and now with future step kids in tow looking to relive it one more time. Excursions showing up now include what I'm looking for,,, Dunn's River (Not BS "Adventure falls") and then some tubing. (No I'm not in the least worried about tubing. I love it... Now the questions shift. RCL has a Dunn's+ Tubing trip available. Past experience has taught me that "official excursions" are usually much more expensive and far less personal . In Costa Maya and Cozumel this last trip , for example , we did far better with outside vendors... Problem is you don't always know who to trust. I trust referrals. So.... If you have someone you could recommend I'd love to hear it.
  5. Now that's the kind of reply I was looking for... Thanks! Now I got to get ahold of a map pf the place so I can micro plan... I got a map this last trip but GF absconded with it... 🙄
  6. Did a weeklong in Alaska... Think it might have been my favorite trip to date...
  7. Wow I hit a hot topic! 😀As for the newbies I never got any points. On the sailing solo, I enjoy having a baritone voice but the GF would see to it that I would become soprano if I went that direction. 😮 Some great ideas coming through though... Keep em coming...
  8. I have done the cruise ting for a long time. 20+years doing RCCL but only a few in that time. My busy work life kept me from doing anything "regular basis". Now that I'm slowing down some I'm looking to do more and more RCCL cruising. Did one last year, again this year, already booked next year and may add one in between. Even looking at transatlantics when the kids get off to college. Was wondering if there was ways to get more points per cruise. I've always been goal oriented and would like to reach that mark...
  9. I'm a fishing boat captain by trade. I can "read" water better than most. Just trying to get an idea where to start looking. No time for formal excursion as the kids will be zip lining and doing the coaster for most of the day...
  10. I was floored at the number of items they carry beyond edibles...
  11. A little follow up. Royal Caribbean has been good about getting me in touch with the spa vendor and so far they have shown a lot of concern and willingness to fix it...
  12. The tour itself about two hours log. Very hands on and informative. We took taxi. Its off beaten path in a fairly rough looking neighborhood but well protected by heavy gates...
  13. Fresh on all the RCCL ones I have been on... Think I had salt on all of the Older smaller ships I took for short Florida Bahamas cruises...
  14. Prior to heading to Cozumel, I saw a hot button for my GF that would make her day. A Chocolate tour? I decided to educate myself on chocolate and its relation to the Mayan culture. While searching around I stumbled on a tour up in town. I compared it to the one the cruise line offered and due to its hands on nature and very small class size the tour at Kao Kao won the coin toss. I can see a couple reasons it isn't sanctioned by the cruise lines. Small class size would be short on profit and its located pretty far into the residential part of town off the beaten path. We had time to shop in their little store before the class began. Not just candy. Soaps, hair conditioner, perfume, hair rinse , body wash. My GF aired my wallet pretty good on this stop. Class. Extremely informative. I will forever look at chocolate differently after it. It's history is interesting . More or less a symbol of wealth even used as a sort of currency. We learned that chocolates that we normally see in the stores are sorry knock offs of the real deal. We tasted 27 different kinds of real chocolate and each unique. From there we made our own coarse dark chocolate bars while our guide prepared a native chocolate drink with a chili added for a really fascinating kicker. I took the tour as my GF is a chocolate aficionado. Thought I would be bored but really enjoyed every second of it. Never too old to learn something!
  15. Not excursion... From the beach? Ariel shots looks like good structure near the beach. We don't want to burn up a lot of hours on formal excursion as we want the kids to do Zip line and Dragon tail coaster as well. Anybody with input?
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