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    Mr. Candyman reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Cococay - things to do without waterpark entry   
    Check out this blog post by @Matt for some great complimentary ideas:
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2019/04/30/perfect-day-cococay-everything-you-need-know
    Also these videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HCYe809pmE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXgfraHCI50
     
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from Yo2slick in Cell phone WiFi calling and texting?   
    Regular texting does not work on Wi-Fi with android phones. Im unsure when it comes to Apple, but believe its possible.
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    Mr. Candyman reacted to FionaMG in Breakfast?   
    One thing to bear in mind is that the buffet in the MDR is much smaller than in the WJ so the choices are more limited. It's also proportional in size to the ship, which can be a deal breaker. We found that on Harmony and Navigator it was sufficiently varied for our fairly limited needs, but on Serenade it was not, so we only went once on Serenade and used the WJ thereafter on that ship.
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    Mr. Candyman reacted to mworkman in checkin online v the app   
    We were there at 10:00 am
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    Mr. Candyman reacted to AshleyDillo in Just got an email got Royal up   
    My opinion is that RoyalUp is really only worth it if it's a bump up for:
    Inside >> Oceanview or Balcony (has to be reasonably cheap as I often find the original booking price points to be close)
    Balcony >> Grand Suite or above (has to be cheap because no double points)
    Junior Suite >> Grand Suite or above (has to be reasonably cheap or at least what you think having free room service and access to CK on Oasis/Quantum classes is worth and the internet package)
    Grand Suite >> Anything higher (has to be worth what the extra room/balcony space is worth it to you OR going to Star Class on Oasis/Quantum has the additional quantifiable value of unlimited specialty dining, drink package, internet)
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from Orange Crush in Internet   
    Definitely go with the Voom.  I'm pretty sure with AT&T, once you reach 200mb, you'll be charge a ridiculous amount for an additional 200mbs.  Also, if you trying to text with others on board, then you might want to look into a multi-device plan..   
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    Mr. Candyman reacted to mom2mybugs in Arrival/boarding times?   
    I have had to wait out side a couple times... Most memorably in San Juan.  It gets a little chaotic with people coming out but not horrible.  By 10 the doors are open and you never have to wait in a security line... No one is there!  Them you have time to check in, shop for another lanyard (I have quite the collection lol) and enjoy knowing you will be on the ship in under an hour and your vacation has begun!  Jane
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    Mr. Candyman reacted to ScooterScott22 in Towel animals   
    Yes, I’ll add my favorite towel animal from our last cruise on Ovation - the panda mascots that are on the top deck.

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    Mr. Candyman reacted to Sea Turtle in On Line Waivers   
    We got off the Harmony on 6/23/19 & can confirm that the waivers were done on tv in cabin. No longer available online prior to cruise. 
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from Skid in Advise how to take a good cruise compass scans and the future of the paper copies   
    Once you're onboard, goto the available networks on your phone and choose the ships WiFi....it should sync once you do that.
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from Skid in Advise how to take a good cruise compass scans and the future of the paper copies   
    There seems to be an update about every 2-3 weeks so maybe it'll be better your next time around.  It'll be in Beta mode for awhile so I'll give you update in a couple of months
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    Mr. Candyman reacted to ScooterScott22 in Checked Bags/Rooms ready   
    I’ll confirm that in Vancouver we were able to go through screening with our checked bags.  It was a SNAFU with boarding there but we each had a backpack and regular full sized suitcase.  We were routed incorrectly by a port worker more than once.  I thought it was going to be a problem with the size of the bags at security but they made it through.  We carried them all the way onto the ship and to the room. 
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from mom2mybugs in Advise how to take a good cruise compass scans and the future of the paper copies   
    There seems to be an update about every 2-3 weeks so maybe it'll be better your next time around.  It'll be in Beta mode for awhile so I'll give you update in a couple of months
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from Traveler in Advise how to take a good cruise compass scans and the future of the paper copies   
    There seems to be an update about every 2-3 weeks so maybe it'll be better your next time around.  It'll be in Beta mode for awhile so I'll give you update in a couple of months
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from cruisestuff in Critique my First Day Plan, Please!   
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    Mr. Candyman reacted to SPS in Drive in or Fly in the Morning Of   
    I would rather just drive down to Ft. Lauderdale the 3 hours than have to deal with driving to the airport> airport parking> taking luggage to baggage check> baggage fees> TSA> waiting at the gate> boarding process> flying to FLL> deplaning> baggage claim> shuttle/bus/Uber to the cruise port and then doing it all over again when you get back.
    But, I am also cheap and wouldn't want to pay for airfare when I don't have to!
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from JennyB in How long will items stay in cart   
    My items have stayed in there until I remove them or make the purchase.  Keep in mind just because they are in the cart doesn't mean that price is locked in.  If RCI changes the price it will be reflected when you make the purchase or the website will give you an error.  
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    Mr. Candyman reacted to Hoski in Kids club   
    We've used the kids club twice recently on both the Navigator and the Empress and I will give you our experiences.
    It's best to register the first day and get the details.  They have registration in the afternoon and evening.
    We did not run into a full kids club in December 2018 or May 2019 but they did tell us the capacity and if we wanted to make sure she got in to be there at the beginning of the session.  We only used it for the evening session and the after 10 babysitting.  After 10 is $7 an hour till 2 am.  If you aren't there by 10 you get charged in 15 minute increments at a much higher rate. 
    Age 3 and under or special needs gets a pager.  What they consider special needs varies by ship.  In December we did not get a pager for our daughter but in May we did.  Otherwise they try to call you at the cabin or track you down.  They do have access to your schedule if you have things scheduled. 
    They won't need their sea pass on them, just bring it with you.  You or anyone picking them up also needs theirs.  In December (but not May) they gave our daughter a lanyard in AO so we had her carry her card until she lost it then decided that wasn't a good idea.  She is 7
    In October we plan to have her try the day time program and keep her out more at night because she likes shows so I want to take her to a few of those.  I also think the day time program activities might be more interactive.
    Hope this helps.
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from Kelly N in Kids club   
    I believe the after-hour charge is $7 per hour per child.   I'm guessing that has to be arranged ahead of time because I've read if you don't pick them up by 10 o'clock, it's a dollar per minute charge per child; but they don't start charging until the 16th minute.
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from ChessE4 in Kids club   
    I believe the after-hour charge is $7 per hour per child.   I'm guessing that has to be arranged ahead of time because I've read if you don't pick them up by 10 o'clock, it's a dollar per minute charge per child; but they don't start charging until the 16th minute.
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from JLMoran in Would you bother your TA with a $90 price drop   
    Mine uses software that alerts when there's a price reduction but I've caught a couple reductions that my TA didn't so being self diligent is definitely best.
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Would you bother your TA with a $90 price drop   
    Mine uses software that alerts when there's a price reduction but I've caught a couple reductions that my TA didn't so being self diligent is definitely best.
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from CDunninTX in Would you bother your TA with a $90 price drop   
    Mine uses software that alerts when there's a price reduction but I've caught a couple reductions that my TA didn't so being self diligent is definitely best.
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from Douglas in Getting Teens in the same room   
    You are able to get additional keys to open the cabins.  Just an FYI, I have an upcoming sailing on Allure and I have my kids (5,8,14, and 19) in an interior cabin with my wife and I directly across the hall in a outside balcony.  I thought I was going to have to split my wife and myself apart but my TA said as long as the kids are within a cabin or two, they can be in their own cabin.  That's how I'm currently booked so I know it can be done.  
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    Mr. Candyman got a reaction from ChessE4 in What is allowed when you're 18?   
    He will be able to leave and return the ship on his own
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