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  1. And any RC ship in and out of Texas also flies the Texas flag. LOL. And hangs it prominently in the centrum or promenade. As a non-native resident of Texas, I find this pretty amusing. The Texans love their flag! RC know how to pander to their audience.
  2. My 6 year old son, who was 5 at the time, wears a little captain's hat around the ship - and him meeting the actual Captain. Man, it was like meeting the REAL Santa Claus.
  3. Was scheduled for Allure Nov 2021 out of Galveston, but that was canceled and we were swapped to Liberty Nov 2021.
  4. We've always done the self carry off, and left when we felt like it, except this last time, we decided to put the luggage out and go on our time schedule. I must say - this was a MUCH easier option than I realized. I figured it would be royal pain, but honestly, no line, no waiting to get off, and bags were right there. Only glitch was my mother in law packed ALL her pants and we had a panicked search for acceptable pants the morning of departure (she worry my super stretchy pajama pants off the ship ). Pretty sure, unless we're in a BIG hurry (and we never will be, because we sail from Gal
  5. I get to wear funny t-shirts 7 days a week instead of 2. Also, I think my job will be more open to flexibility with telework - they already were pretty flexible, but i think if I asked to work part time from home in the future, they wouldn't blink. We got 2 puppies right at the beginning of this, and I'd like to be able to keep up with their potty training by being here more.
  6. You have to look at from a standpoint of risk. We use third party insurers and find a rate that covers what we find to be most important. For example, we typically cruise from Galveston, about a 40 minute drive. So I don't need insurance that covers flights, hotels, rental cars, etc... But when I travel with 4 mini crazy people I live with, accidents and injuries are a possibility. So I focus on a policy that covers heavy on the medical, less on the cost recuperation or lost baggage. This would change if we were to travel to another port, we would look at a different level of coverage. Booki
  7. There is a big difference between an actual agent that you have developed a relationship with than the so-called online travel agency sites. They are booking sites, not travel agents in any way, shape or form. I personally wouldn't consider using any of the online "agency" sites for booking a cruise. A hotel booking here and there, yes, but a whole vacation no. I've learned the hard way that they just care about the booking, not the client (like letting me fly to my connection in Miami before letting me know my second flight had been cancelled 3 months ago and they neglected to tell me th
  8. I would be more concerned about the touch pad and the drink selection. Put a washy-washy right next to it, good to go.
  9. The cruise planner prices you see now aren't really that much lower than what you'll see on board. Especially with the daily Cruise Compass specials you'll see advertised. There's not a huge advantage to booking spa stuff in advance. I would say to visit the spa, find out what the specials are, and use your coupon on something once you see what they have.
  10. 2 3M hooks on either side high up, and a rubber band bought us enough time to react.
  11. If we get one (unclear as I am too lazy to the do the math) - we may book something to replace our Galveston Allure cruise that just moved at least a year out. I am curious what the ship shuffle is going to look like after all of this. Allure was supposed to replace Liberty out of Galveston. If Allure isn't coming because the terminal can't accomodate her, will they keep Liberty here? Give us another Freedom Class? We wait and see. But I will need something between our Odyssey cruise in November and Allure at LEAST 2 years from then. Or, I could put a down payment on the new roof we need. Prio
  12. Include a Purell wipe packet in the silverware napkin roll at the Windjammer so you can wipe your hands after handling all the serving utensils.
  13. Interestingly enough, I just bought our travel insurance policy on our cruise planned this fall, figuring rates may skyrocket soon. There was an add-on option for coverage in case of insolvency. I opted to add it on.
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