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  1. I went to Magens both pre-pandemic in August 2019 and post- in August 2021 and both times we had no trouble finding a taxi (aka converted truck/bus) whenever we decided to leave. On both occasions there were about 3 taxis lined up and waiting for return trips. I can also attest to there being no trash (??) anywhere on the beach.. maybe that previous comment was determined from the parking lot/ticket window alone? Keep in mind the beach entry fee is $5 pp once you arrive.
  2. A Panama crossing was on my list but I will make sure to look for this as a stop. Everything I know about Cartagena I learned from the 1984 romantic adventure classic, Romancing the Stone, so your skyline photo makes it look so impressive!
  3. yep, to echo what @Pattycruise said, 3:00 is the starting point I think. I have two November cruises and I have updated the check-in time 3 times on each; from 3pm to 1pm and then again to 12pm/11:30am. Once you fully check in you can continually check the app for earlier times and change your time while retaining the existing passenger information.
  4. I am very surprised it's still only these 4! Although if we go by the time it took them to change it for Cozumel the first time, we should get an updated cruise planner on Thursday.
  5. Looks like 2 excursions have populated so far for each port, hoping this means the IT team is in there now getting it switched over. As for deals, I saw last years "Spooktacular savings" sale started around Oct 29 but our sailing date wasn't included in the applicable sailings. I really hope we get another sale!
  6. You can do this now in a tricky way which is how I found all the cruises going to the ABC islands.. Some cruises only go to A and C but I wanted all three so I searched for Bonaire as a port destination and got all the results that included it! You can do this by going to the hamburger drop down menu in the upper left > Cruise Destinations > Cruise ports. This brings you to a full list of the ports RC sails to. Find the port that interests you, click on it and scroll down to the list of itineraries available that include the port. Use the blue on white navigation to scroll to the end of this list and click "View all itineraries in this category" Boom!
  7. The one thing I have left to purchase only fluctuates in price during the advertised "sales" - I do check every day. I have been buying Christmas presents and putting off my last purchase but I am hoping it goes down one more time prior to then.
  8. My Oasis sailing changed from Labadee to Cozumel and it took 8 days to make the change in the cruise planner. The same cruise changed AGAIN this morning to Nassau and Coco Cay so I am in the CP waiting place again, too. I wonder if there will be another sale before Nov 3... Halloween savings?!?!
  9. Hmm, every other day there is only one ship listed, I wonder if they will swap around the Freedom; it's supposed to go to Cozumel right before. Maybe they'll get swapped for Nassau too??
  10. I am on Freedom the day after we disembark and am now going on two IDENTICAL cruises, at first I was disappointed to miss out on Coz again, but I guess it's cool we can explore Oasis and not worry about what we may be missing on our first stops in Nassau and Coco Cay.
  11. Keep checking! My Nov 8 Freedom has gone from a 3pm check in to 1pm and then bumped again to 12pm and my Nov 3 Oasis just opened slots as early as 11am when I had previously had a 1pm check in.
  12. Earlier check-in times opened! Earliest I saw was 11:30am a minute ago.
  13. Yes, this is the correct, proctored test. Not sure why you got so many conflicting answers, it just needs to have the "Ag Card" designation.
  14. I sail November 3rd and was supposed to stop in Labadee on the 5th. Royal alerted me on September 10th that it was being changed to Cozumel.. following that timeline you'd think they would've told you by now.
  15. This made me actually lol! I have only seen a baby alligator once in New Orleans so I am on team See-an-alligator-while-in-Florida, too. Like @PPPJJ-GCVAB, I am getting off Oasis the day you guys start your adventure. Can't wait to see your posts! We S2S and get off Freedom on the 12th and I will absolutely need some fresh Oasis content to drown my sorrows! hahaha
  16. I am sailing Nov 3. The check-in window was open, we checked in fully and got our boarding time and then they closed it for the 45 day thing. It re-opened yesterday and all my info was intact as well as my previously selected check-in time. I didn't have to do anything.
  17. Looks like the excursions are up and bookable! Not when I first logged into the CP but if you go to the Cozumel link from the Shore Excursions drop you can see them.
  18. I had it made by a jeweler friend at the beginning of the pandemic, but searching 'mask lanyard' on a site like etsy yielded some great results. Like this one!
  19. I am team mask-lanyard allll day (although I havent religiously worn masks since CA dropped the mandate in June) and love how easy it is to remove to eat/drink while also not having to worry about shoving it in a pocket and all the excessive fabric touching that goes with that. I have been on two vacations since covid and we just brought a ton of varying cloth masks each to deal with the constant need to swap it out for a fresh one. I could see the lanyard being handy when you're walking the ship and moving between locales that do and do not require masks.
  20. Check in times now available! I got 12pm
  21. My cruises, an S2S to me, don't qualify for a Royal test as the second one leaves a day after the first returns, so I have a night in Miami booked. I am thinking of bringing the Binax/Voom as my plan A and having an Antigen test either booked or taken at MIA on that day in between as plan B. ... wait, Binax could still be my plan B once I have LTE in Miami! Wow. And the 6 pack is a great find. Thanks!
  22. Do you think this would work while on a cruise to test for the second one that leaves a day after? I will have voom!
  23. On my Oasis cruise Nov 3rd, the UDP has never been available for purchase and I got access to the CP over a year ago when I L&S'ed from the same cruise in 2020. I keep checking regularly but it has never appeared. My cruise directly following on the Freedom Nov 8 has had the UDP available since booking.
  24. I just took an antigen test in Jamaica for my return to the US and it only took ~2 minutes to get the result! Crazy. But that test would cost ya. I got a PCR test at the CVS for my arrival there and did get it within 2 days. I hope you get yours in time!
  25. New checkin times are open! I got 1pm.. didn’t see any earlier but better than 3 ?
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