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  1. Thanks for the feedback! I never thought to check menus in the app but I went through MDR vs CK so I was prepared when the suite concierge email me today!
  2. This is our 3rd oasis class cruise but first in a true suite. I am excited to visit CK because of all the feedback here. Three questions/recommendations: 1) would you book dinner reservations for the entire week or as you go? I am thinking there might be a night or two my husband wants to eat in MDR. 2) Tipping in CK? I know tipping is personal but do you tip and if so, what? We always tip over on cruises because we value to experience the staff provide. 3) I thought I read somewhere that CK serves lobster on night 1. can anyone confirm?
  3. make the deal, pay the deposit and reprice. as long as the cruise isn't paid in full, you can check to see if there is a lower fare and call Royal to honor it if there is.
  4. I did but it didn't bother me. apparently it didn't bother him enough to go ask. I checked us in yesterday for our next cruise and he wanted a 1:00 check in so the room would be ready. I picked 10:30 because, for me, vacation starts the minute I step on the boat!
  5. He didn't even try since we didn't have the room card. He waited not so patiently until our room was ready. Lol
  6. THANK YOU! This is our 3rd cruise since the restart and now I don't have to listen to my husband complain he can't get his vacation started without a drink.
  7. Sorry to hijack but what hotel were you staying at in Ft Lauderdale that was that convenient?
  8. We bring enough $1 bills to cover our Diamond voucher tips for the entire cruise. In the morning, we pull out the money for the day and we never have to remember how many vouchers we've used.
  9. We dud done Salsa, Salsa and Margarita in Cozumel with my early 20s niece and she had a great time. While not "adventurous," we learned how to make real salsa, guacamole and margaritas. then, after a couple of hours drinking margaritas, we learned how to salsa dance (or thats what they told us). In Roatan, we took a cab to the beach and spent our money renting jet skis and had a blast. It was our first time there and had no idea what to expect and the water was absolutely beautiful. in Cayman, we have done Sting Ray City twice and enjoyed it both times.
  10. We did Enchantment earlier this year and I would switch ships in a heartbeat! The boat is in need of refurbishing. There where two days when we had no hot water to shower before dinner. The Grand suite is nothing spectacular and the ship has literally nothing to do other than karaoke and games that are played at children's birthday parties. It was our 3rd time on Enchantment and my husband was emphatic that we are done with that boat.
  11. if you purchase the floating mat and change beaches, do you drag the mat around or can you pick up a new one?
  12. Yes, the fee is round trip, shuttles run all day.
  13. We tip on Diamond vouchers: $1 for beer and $2 for mixed drinks. its not quite the 18% but we will give bigger tip at the end of the cruise for wait staff we really enjoy.
  14. Probably, but we didn't. we felt "guilty" complaining about a "free" benefit.
  15. Word of caution. Be explicit when you do not want to use the drink vouchers. we intended to purchase two bottles of water when we were departing the ship for a port day and the crew charged them against the vouchers. $26 worth of drinks for water was disappointing.
  16. Thanks. Our state has an electronic version they populated based upon the vaccine administrator logged. I can open that proof too. I just didn't want RCC to cancel our reservation due to trouble in the App.
  17. Has anyone had issues with successfully uploading their vaccination card during check in on the App? My document keeps flagging because it says it cannot be validated and I have tried three times. It is the same card I uploaded for our November sailing.
  18. After 1.5 hrs on the phone, there are no equivalent cabins available so nothing they can or will do. Only options are rebook at non-guaranteed rate or refund. All GSs for non-offerred options are more than double, sometimes 3x, what we paid. This is the first time I can honestly say I may be done with RCC.
  19. We were on this sailing as well. I am on the phone with RCC now and they are not booking a repositioning sailing in its place. The replacement options offered do not have our cabin category available either. we were in Grand Suite and none are available for any of the offerings. They have escalated to a new department to see if they can "find" a GS. Point to all of that, dont wait too long to contact them if cabin category matters. They are essentially merging us into already booked up cruises.
  20. Purchased from: Optum Order date: 12/31/2021 Approval date: 12/31/2021 Shipped date: 1/1/2022 Received date: 1/5/2022 Expiration date: 11/15/2022
  21. We were on Liberty in Nov and while sitting in the Promenade, saw store clerks, bar staff and even cleaning crew members stop what they were doing, come out into the walkway, and politely remind someone to either put their mask on or how to wear it correctly. We were very impressed and commented on it in the survey. There is so much media on negative cruise things, we wanted them to know their crew are doing things right.
  22. we did the same thing last week. a needle, thread and two minutes of time.
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