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    bossdog421 got a reaction from coneyraven in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Thanks for this thread!
     
    I am working with this company now to change a booking i had for next year to this year!
     
    Also looks like I'll be doing my first STAR class cruise! ⭐🌟⭐
     
    Don't want to jinx it but i really hope i can get everything transferred smoothly.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Thanks for this thread!
     
    I am working with this company now to change a booking i had for next year to this year!
     
    Also looks like I'll be doing my first STAR class cruise! ⭐🌟⭐
     
    Don't want to jinx it but i really hope i can get everything transferred smoothly.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    The cruise i was talking about is officially changed to 9 night Bermuda and Northeast when attempting to book.
     
    My wife is good with it except the rep i spoke to said it would be 100 a person to move. So not going to transfer.
     
    I might still book but I'll sit on it for now and hope it drops more.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PRebecca in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    I should just say screw it and do the September Oasis one that i really want. If they can make us home school now no reason they cant give her some work books she can complete in the kids club while us parents have some fun!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    Oh man that 60 day mark is only a couple days away for me. I'll send out an email to my RCCL rep... hope she is well and still has a job!
     
    Odd that the itinerary has changed and isnt updated on the website, looking at the booking now and it still says Canada. His is on Adventure leaving from Cape Liberty in June?
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    Hi Guys! Been a while... Working in healthcare right now is nuts!
     
    Last night my wife looked at me and said, "Am i crazy for wanting to book a cruise right when this is over?" While my mind hasn't had a chance to process much besides work I instantly felt like i am ready for a vacation already. Now all i can think about, aside of work, is cruising again.. lol
     
    On my last cruise i took advantage of the Next Cruise program. I am currently booked for a cruise in Oct of 2021.  I seem to remember that one of the perks is that i could change the sailing within a certain amount of time.. though I am not 100% on that. I currently do not have access to my paperwork to check.  Can anyone confirm that?
     
    While the resume dates of sailing are still uncertain I am seeing some deals that are tough to overlook. I think May is going to be a wash, i just dont see things going back to normal, even if it is I might still have a lot of work to do to normalize the business. June.. maybe.. I see a 9 night Canada cruise in a guaranteed suite for a price that is great. Even if things aren't normal it seems the refund policy is on point. I'd like to move my next reservation from next year to this June. Hell even if it's not possible i might book it anyways.
     
    What do you guys think?
     
    Stay safe everyone! Remember Washy Washy!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    I should just say screw it and do the September Oasis one that i really want. If they can make us home school now no reason they cant give her some work books she can complete in the kids club while us parents have some fun!
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    bossdog421 reacted to twangster in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    Ships docks on day x and you are free to go off and on through to when the ship leaves the next day.   
    Typically the gangway is staffed 24 hours so come and go at all hours.
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    bossdog421 reacted to Chadster in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    Ugh...that's unfortunate! I'm lucky in that I live in Maryland, so Grandeur (and its replacement next year, Enchantment) do this Canada itinerary regularly. Whether I do June or July this year, I'll get to experience Adventure, which was the bigger push for me behind booking out of Cape Liberty this time and actually flying to the port. And with the OBC deal Royal is offering me to keep my June sailing is just too good to pass up, so that's an added motivation for June.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Chadster in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    I should just say screw it and do the September Oasis one that i really want. If they can make us home school now no reason they cant give her some work books she can complete in the kids club while us parents have some fun!
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    bossdog421 reacted to Chadster in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    Yep.
    Just for reference, here's the itinerary pulled from an email that Royal sent my travel agent that she then forwarded to me. They haven't notified me directly; the change came about yesterday.
     

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    bossdog421 reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    I vaguely remember that 60 days is the magic number.  But I could very well be wrong as I've never done that through NC.
    And the 9 night is no longer going to Canada.  @Chadster is on that sailing and it's going to Bermuda now.
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    bossdog421 reacted to Ogilthorpe in Next Cruise Booked- Changing Dates?   
    Having recently booked and revised a NextCruise booking, I can confirm that 60 days is the free change period from the original date of making the reservation.
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    bossdog421 reacted to Matt in Don't do any of these things   
    Hi everyone, I know we get heated debating which dessert is the best one to order, or if a balcony room is worth it, but let's keep these basic rules in mind when chatting here.
    No profanity No personal insults No political discussion No debating religion Keep your posts relevant and accurate to each specific thread. We can all have our little fun within each thread but please make sure the information you're putting out there is correct and current.   Topics not related to Royal Caribbean may be removed. Posts or comments encouraging cruisers to break any Royal Caribbean policy is not allowed and will be removed.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from dcm1220 in CoCo Beach Club Land side Cabana Menu   
    Correct. They brought all the food from the restaurant menu directly to the cabana. We were able to sub out a few items. They also brought me a chicken sandwich from the snack shack, not sure if that is typical though.
     
    Should be plenty of options for a picky eater. The "kids menu" had great items that teens would like too.
     
    I didnt get the picture of the appetizer tray or dessert tray, they were impressive too though.

     

     

     
     
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    bossdog421 reacted to Big Tule in Just had to repost this   
    😂😂😂
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Deedeelynn in CoCo Beach Club Land side Cabana Menu   
    Correct. They brought all the food from the restaurant menu directly to the cabana. We were able to sub out a few items. They also brought me a chicken sandwich from the snack shack, not sure if that is typical though.
     
    Should be plenty of options for a picky eater. The "kids menu" had great items that teens would like too.
     
    I didnt get the picture of the appetizer tray or dessert tray, they were impressive too though.

     

     

     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Hoski in CoCo Beach Club Land side Cabana Menu   
    Correct. They brought all the food from the restaurant menu directly to the cabana. We were able to sub out a few items. They also brought me a chicken sandwich from the snack shack, not sure if that is typical though.
     
    Should be plenty of options for a picky eater. The "kids menu" had great items that teens would like too.
     
    I didnt get the picture of the appetizer tray or dessert tray, they were impressive too though.

     

     

     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Neesa in Breezy Bay at Chill Island vs chill island day bed on coco cay   
    I can confirm. Tons of beach beds close to the overwater cabana area.
     

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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Neesa in CoCo Beach Club Land side Cabana Menu   
    Correct. They brought all the food from the restaurant menu directly to the cabana. We were able to sub out a few items. They also brought me a chicken sandwich from the snack shack, not sure if that is typical though.
     
    Should be plenty of options for a picky eater. The "kids menu" had great items that teens would like too.
     
    I didnt get the picture of the appetizer tray or dessert tray, they were impressive too though.

     

     

     
     
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    bossdog421 reacted to DandA in Sailing in harmony on Harmony of the Seas-February 16-23   
    The wake and the sunrise




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    bossdog421 reacted to DandA in Sailing in harmony on Harmony of the Seas-February 16-23   
    Dazzles, Central Park, Pool Deck and The Abyss




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    bossdog421 reacted to Hagar in Next Cruise Question   
    I don't know what happens when you are bidding for the upgrade but to upgrade normally (which is what I believe you were referencing) the OBC should increase accordingly. This would be for category or even length of cruise changes.  I have done this several times over the years for both my own travel and customers reservations. OBC from an onboard booking does "drop off" an occasional booking while being repriced. I just have the rep watch for this and put it back on the booking.
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    bossdog421 reacted to spiralqueen in Coco Cay Beach Club Over Water Bungalows — worth it ?   
    I haven’t been to the beach club or overwater cabanas, but @bossdog421 had one in his live blog. You can start reading about it on page 5 
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from LewieE in We Still Do – Vow Renewal on Harmony - 1/26/20 – 2/2/20   
    I wish i was still on vacation.......

     
    Damn it didn't work!
     
    I am 100% having the back to reality blues.
     
    This was my first Royal Caribbean cruise but it won't be my last. I'm already planning my next cruise!
     
    While looking through pictures there were a couple things i didn't post that i wanted to mention.
     
    At port arrival a glitch in the system allowed the in-laws into the suite area even though they were not staying in a suite. We were able to have them stow away at the port and at the suite lounge until they got their physical sea passes. The app had them as sea or sky class even though they weren't.
     
    I am proud to say my 8 year old daughter ate steak EVERY night of the cruise! No matter where we were that was what she wanted. The only time she  was disappointed with the steak was at the windjammer. Her favorite was from Coastal Kitchen. I thought the beach club had the edge though.
     
    This was the first time i have ever really traveled with a group, I value family time vacations because i can be pretty busy and stressed out with work. It is really important to me to create lasting memories on trips, and i enjoy getting my wife and child to myself. Traveling with a group was a lot different and i think i made some mistakes. I thought staying in a suite would give us more time together, but juggling time with our travel mates and living the "suite life" was pretty difficult. Some of what i see as value in suite amenities was lost because no one else could use it and we were supposed to be all together.  We didn't even eat dinner at CK until night 4 and as soon as i tasted my food i wished we could have eaten there more. Little things like not sitting together at shows because i had to utilize the suite seating sections might have caused some tensions with my group. I am very used to a higher end experience when vacationing but i may have to really look at things differently if we are traveling with a group again in the future.
     
    Speaking of the higher end experience. Everything that was included with the suite perks were amazing. The concierge staff,  Mohamed and Jeremias were amazing.  They were extremely attentive and put in extra effort multiple times throughout the trip.  All of the staff knew us by name and it always felt very inviting. I really liked both of the main suite lounge bartenders as well,  Marlin was the man! I made sure to give them all extra praise in the survey.
     

     
    Even though i had a great time at the overwater cabana, I probably wouldn't get one again. There weren't a ton of offerings in the beach club for my daughter aside from swimming, and the weather wasn't the best for that. I felt she probably would have had a better time on the rest of Coco Cay. Sure we could have done some of that as well but then it would have taken time away from the cabana, which i wanted to experience. She'll be 10 by our next major cruise so maybe a waterpark cabana is in our future!
     
    Drink package and drinking: I'm torn on this one. I don't drink a lot normally, only on the weekend while socializing or special occasions. I drank a lot on the cruise, but i never over did it.  Staying in a suite on an oasis class ship i probably would have been fine without the drink package and just having beer and wine 11-11 in the suite lounge. The drink package did let me try a bunch of drinks i have never tried. Pretty sure there wasn't a single thing that i didnt like. I want to thank this board for suggesting the Kraken Lava Flow.  One of my favorite drinks on the cruise!
     
    I was also pretty happy that i could order 2 drinks i wasn't expecting to be available.  Port wine was available in the suite lounge, i did some research prior to cruising and didn't think I could get it. I tried a few other bars but came up short. The other drink was a Sake and Sake Bomb, it was not on the menu. I always order a Sake bomb and a bottle of Sake when i go to hibachi. They wouldn't let us use the chop sticks to balance the glass of sake though. Something about safety.  It was still pretty damn tasty though! Don't i look classy slamming the drink in my tie? lol...

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    The survey has been completed, the bags are unpacked, and  i'm depressed it's all over. 😥
     
    Thanks for reading everyone! Doing this blog was a lot of fun! I will be doing one again on my next cruise.
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