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  1. 19 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

    Hoping for more of these group cruises in the near future...like maybe Allure 03/14/21...?

    @Matt I have already rounded up quite a few for you already!

    Opps was looking at the wrong week.  Yeah,  @WAAAYTOOO, @ellcee@CGTLH

     looks like all the SC ones are gone.  I would be jumping on this, if we weren't already trying to do a SC Alaska in June '21.  Can't swing B2B SC with only 3 months in between.  #DangKids  lol  These are all I see now.



  2. Just now, Lovetocruise2002 said:

    ^^^This is the best part! 

    I have always known that the RCBlog community is fantastic and in person they are nothing short of that! 

    Hoping for more of these group cruises in the near future...like maybe Allure 03/14/21...?

    @Matt I have already rounded up quite a few for you already! 

    One day I'm hoping to be able to cruise with the RCBlog community on a GC  (I'll have to ask my #Genie if @Lovetocruise2002 will be allowed back into the suites)  haha

  3. 1 minute ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

    I still am not a fan of Quantum class. The things that I did not care for last March still bother me this time around. 

    Will have to agree with you on this one ... We prefer the Oasis class much better.  But, don't get me wrong - being on ANY ship is always a good thing - ha

  4. @SweetHomeLady, we stayed right across the Hudson at Hyatt Regency on the Hudson.  This has a excellent view of the NY skyline.  Plus, the PATH station is right next door.  As @JLMoran said, it's a great way to get into the city.  If you get a chance, around page 4 on my last blog link below, you an read through how we navigated NY.  We didn't take an 'actual' tour of the statue - but went the 'free' route and rode the ferry and took pictures with our phones.  Of course, if you want to take an actual tour to get a little close that would be pretty awesome as well.


  5. Something else to keep in mind.  We cruised recently out of Port Bayonne on Anthem and got to the port right around 9:30.  It was already getting crowded, but that was because there were a lot of folks disembarking and folks showing up to embark.  The later you arrive, the more traffic you might have to sit in ... which means some of the lines inside for security / check-in were on the long side.

  6. 11 hours ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

    Hi, kjhgarden !  Welcome to the blogs.

    First off, not all ships have helipads and even for the ones that do, sometimes it's just not safe for a helicopter to land.  There are rare situations where they will air evac someone without landing the helicopter but those are very, very rare.

    I think that, as a matter of safety, if time permits, it is just a safer and lower risk situation for Royal to try and make a port evacuation vs a sea evacuation.

    They only attempt an at-sea evac in extreme emergencies where time is of the extreme essence and the risk is worth it.

    Good question though !!

    We had a helicopter evac on the Anthem around June 14 ... but there were 2 helicopters and a c-130 flying around just in case something happened.  we slowed way down, but couldn't come to a complete stop due to the seas.

  7. 9 minutes ago, Andrew72681 said:

    It's called just Countdown, The developer is Mariano Rezk and the icon is a counterclockwise arrow. It's free but to remove the ads and to access the control center widgets it was 99 cents. The first day I downloaded it the unlock was I think 2.99, but the next day it dropped down.

    I guess it's just for the iPhone 🙂  I'm a Samsung Galaxy guy - lol

  8. On 6/17/2019 at 3:57 PM, Babsy47 said:

    Before we left, I had exchanged several emails with our genie, Alan.  I let him know which shows we wanted to see (my son is a theater kid, and wanted to see Mama Mia all three times!), our food likes and dislikes, and our general schedule.  I also let him know it was my husband's birthday.  We really enjoyed all of the work that Alan put into making our cruise perfect for us, as I will try to detail as we go through the trip.

    We first met Alan when we got to our cabin.  He greated us effusively and let us know everything going on for the day.  We asked for a lunch recommendation, and he recommended Coastal Kitchen.  As we had a big breakfast and planned for dinner at Chops, we decided to have a light lunch and CK was perfect!  In addition, we had so much food in our room when we arrived, we did not really need lunch at all!  

    We had Alan on Oasis in 2017 and was amazing!  (#wth was thinking with a freaking beard on a cruise  ... )


  9. @SpeedNoodles - hope you have a great cruise.  My dad just got off this one the last week in May and they seemed to enjoy it.  Which is funny, cause they seem to like the older ships.  I'm waiting on 2021 dates to come out for this cruise for our family to hit up ... interested to see your thoughts on the ship.  Like @twangster said, enjoy the cruise and blog when you can.  Just a thought, if you have a voice recorder on your phone - you could take 'voice' notes to remind yourself of stuff for blogging later ....  😎 

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