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  1. We have a late (9:50pm) flight home from Miami on Sunday, 12/29 and are wondering what in the world to do all day between disembarking and boarding our flight home. The idea of having to deal with our luggage and boredom for 12 hours with a 14 year old is a little daunting. We ended up with this late flight due to the high prices around holiday travel and deciding on this particular cruise last minute (we will plan better next time!)... That said, we have never been to the Miami area and are wondering if anyone has any suggestions with how to spend the day and/or what to do about our luggage? Thanks!
  2. We sailed on Rhapsody when my daughter was 11. It was a Caribbean itinerary so we had a few sea days between ports. There isn't much to do for kids outside of the rock climbing wall and pool. If I am remembering correctly, there may have also been mini golf. She did spend a hefty amount in the arcade on games but she was never bored. We enjoyed the smaller ship because it wasn't as crowded as the larger ships tend to get. The entertainment was also fantastic.
  3. I used the WhatsApp app to text with my daughter on Independence in April. It worked really well and we didn't have any issues with the WiFi on board.
  4. A raspberry Collins? That sounds amazing!
  5. The BBC sounds soooo good!!! This one is at the top of my must-try list!
  6. Oh my goodness I’m feeling so inspired by all of these drink options! 78 days until I plan to try them all (in moderation throughout the week, of course 😜😜).
  7. I always get the drink package when I cruise because, let’s face it, we like indulge on vacation 😜. I have my favorites but love trying new things and am always intrigued by some of the drinks I see others with. As a true introvert, I never ask anyone what they are! So, tell me - what are your favorite vacation drinks?🍹
  8. I completely agree! I recently booked my Christmas 2020 cruise very early and was THRILLED with the price I paid (as I do with all of my bookings). I can’t imagine it getting any lower. If it does and I can reprice, that’s just a bonus.
  9. Are you saying that it's not available on the ships anymore or just not included in the Deluxe Beverage Package anymore? I just saw Kraken available on my last Cruise (Independence). It would be VERY disappointing if they aren't including it in the DBP anymore.
  10. We eat in the MDR every morning for breakfast and every evening for dinner. I only eat in Windjammer or Sorrentos for lunch and snacks. Personally, I don't love serving "myself" at a buffet when I am on vacation and enjoy having a waiter for breakfast. At dinner in the MDR, I enjoy having the same table and servers every night. They always get to know you, develop a rapport and remember my drink order by the 2nd/3rd day! The food is always really good and you can order more than one entree/appetizer/dessert if you want it or just can't decide. I can't justify spending extra on dining when the MDR experience is perfect for me.. I did pay ONCE on Indy because they had a Playmakers where we watched a football game and we were in the mood for wings (LOL).
  11. I received good news via email today! They made an additional Key available for me! I'm glad I won't have to watch my 13 year old eat lunch at Chops without me now 🤣 Hello, Hope this email finds you well, I am glad to inform we were able to obtain the additional spot that you requested; to book The Key service, please call us as soon as you can in order to pay for it please. Payment can only be made today. Regards, Kevin Velasquez Resolutions Specialist Royal Caribbean International®
  12. I'll definitely keep you posted! My daughter is 13, so technically she is an "adult". I wish they would have let me purchase two at the time, I practically begged them to take my money 😂
  13. I sure hope so! I will definitely check it out once we are on board 🙂
  14. I am cruising in 4 days... I went into the cruise planner to purchase The Key and it wouldn't let me check out, but didn't say it was sold out or to check on board. It said to call. When I called the number provided, the woman I spoke with told me they only had ONE left 🙁... There are only two of us traveling, myself and my daughter... She suggested I purchase it for my daughter so she can take advantage of the special hours for the climbing wall and flow rider and told me to email shorex@rccl.com to ask of they would make an additional Key available for the sailing for me. That's exactly what I did. I purchased the one and emailed about the other... I haven't heard back yet, but I do have a question in the meantime... In the event they don't allow me to purchase an additional Key, when it comes to special seating for the shows (which is all I am worried about with only having one Key)... Do you think they would still let me sit with my daughter in the special seating with her having the Key??
  15. Thanks, everyone. This was helpful! Now, who can recommend some good travel agents? 😆
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