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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from Ian T in Tendering in Southern Caribbean?   
    I took this cruise on Freedom of the Seas in January 2020 and we did not tender at any of the stops.  Have a great time!!!!
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from sryan in Summer sale 45% off cruise planner...   
    Just know that the cancel refund may take a lot longer than refunds from CP purchases prior to March 2020.  If you are okay with that, go for it!  It's just something to always consider.
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Restart Dates   
    The magic 8 ball has broken and is no longer functioning...............thanks 2020.  Pick a random yes or a random no to answer your question about the Alaska 2021 season.  Both answers are correct, potentially.  (Of course, no one knows what is going to actually happen.....)
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from coneyraven in Grand Cayman   
    We did what @KristiZ suggested and had a short morning Royal excursion followed by taking a taxi ride to a small resort on the 7 mile beach afterwards.  One of my favorite excursions and my first since returning to cruising as an adult.  Grand Cayman is wonderful!!!!!!!  You will enjoy it.
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from KristiZ in Grand Cayman   
    We did what @KristiZ suggested and had a short morning Royal excursion followed by taking a taxi ride to a small resort on the 7 mile beach afterwards.  One of my favorite excursions and my first since returning to cruising as an adult.  Grand Cayman is wonderful!!!!!!!  You will enjoy it.
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from Balsam in We aren't Stupid.....   
    Where did you get the vented COVID patients die stat from?
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    CruisinUpinLife reacted to Peachykeen in Warning - Royal Changing Ships Without Notice   
    I'm just going to throw this out there: It was only after reading @twangster trip reports that I decided to book a star class cruise with Royal (formerly went with DCL). I'm sure I'm not the only one either. For someone providing Royal with essentially free advertising resulting in who knows how much additional income, you'd think they might want to treat this person a little bit better in this situation. Don't they know who you are!!!
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from USFFrank in We aren't Stupid.....   
    Where did you get the vented COVID patients die stat from?
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from RWDW1204 in We aren't Stupid.....   
    Where did you get the vented COVID patients die stat from?
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    CruisinUpinLife reacted to Matt in Restart Dates   
    I decided to hide the posts that had the alleged dates. On the one hand, if it's inaccurate it spreads false info. If it's true, well, it says confidential and I'm not sure how I feel about posting it.  I hid the posts, so they may come back, it's an ethical dilemna and I'm not sure how I feel about it quite yet.  
    I hope you all understand. I really try not to be overly censor things at all. I hate the idea of heavy moderation, but at the end of the day, I aim to ensure we spread the correct info here.
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    CruisinUpinLife reacted to twangster in Warning - Royal Changing Ships Without Notice   
    I'm curious where has Michael Bayley gone?  Why must Richard Fain be the face of Royal Caribbean International?  
    Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has been busy and visible to the Celebrity community while Michael Bayley has become like a shy child hiding behind Richard Fain's leg.
    Time for some leadership.  Anyone can head an organization during good times and get away with blunders, it's during times of challenge that leaders become clear.  It's time to stop the blunders and lead.  
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from Chadster in When is your next cruise?   
    Navigator of the Seas Nov 13, 2020
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in When is your next cruise?   
    Navigator of the Seas Nov 13, 2020
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from Hoski in Very high drink package pricing   
    For my husband and I it is very cruise dependent.  Short cruises-probably worth it.  Longer cruises-not worth it unless we know we won't leave the ship much.  Example: 7N Southern Caribbean route stopping at 5 ports and only 1 sea day at the end-no drink package.  We did get lucky with a drink card appearing at the end of our cruise (which we had hoped for but knew it was very unknown if it would appear).  We enjoyed beverages at the port stops and brought two bottles of wine on board.
    Fast forward to our upcoming 3N cruise including Coco Cay-will definitely purchase the drink package as it's a shorter cruise and we plan to only get off the ship at the Coco Cay stop which we can use the drink package there. (currently at $52 per day but have heard of people with 2020 sailings sometimes finding $49 per day)
    I think you have to think about all of your options and decide from there in combination with the total cost.
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    CruisinUpinLife reacted to Andrew72681 in Miss Friday Photos on the blog   
    Maybe today is the day for a mental break where rather than working I pretend I’m at CocoCay all day. 
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from JohnK6404 in When is your next cruise?   
    Navigator of the Seas Nov 13, 2020
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in When is your next cruise?   
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Very high drink package pricing   
    For my husband and I it is very cruise dependent.  Short cruises-probably worth it.  Longer cruises-not worth it unless we know we won't leave the ship much.  Example: 7N Southern Caribbean route stopping at 5 ports and only 1 sea day at the end-no drink package.  We did get lucky with a drink card appearing at the end of our cruise (which we had hoped for but knew it was very unknown if it would appear).  We enjoyed beverages at the port stops and brought two bottles of wine on board.
    Fast forward to our upcoming 3N cruise including Coco Cay-will definitely purchase the drink package as it's a shorter cruise and we plan to only get off the ship at the Coco Cay stop which we can use the drink package there. (currently at $52 per day but have heard of people with 2020 sailings sometimes finding $49 per day)
    I think you have to think about all of your options and decide from there in combination with the total cost.
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    CruisinUpinLife reacted to Pooch in Very high drink package pricing   
    My 7n on rhapsody in feb is currently $46 ($54 with gratuities).  Really that’s 4 drinks per day, pretty good I think.
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from KathyC in Book excursions for late August cruise or continue to wait?   
    Great point @KathyC.  I forgot that the refunds are very delayed right now.
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Crazy Flight Prices!   
    I found my situation for a long weekend cruise out of Miami to be a little puzzling on the airline front.  STL to Miami (nonstop there, 1 stop at ORD back) on AA was $490 total for 2 people (yes this is the basic/most economical ticket which has it's downfalls but we know what we are buying).  Southwest STL to FLL (both nonstop) was $700 total for 2 people and then I'd have to transfer over to Miami.  I fully expected to need to travel to FLL but to my surprise, the Miami route it is!
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    CruisinUpinLife got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Crazy Flight Prices!   
    I found my situation for a long weekend cruise out of Miami to be a little puzzling on the airline front.  STL to Miami (nonstop there, 1 stop at ORD back) on AA was $490 total for 2 people (yes this is the basic/most economical ticket which has it's downfalls but we know what we are buying).  Southwest STL to FLL (both nonstop) was $700 total for 2 people and then I'd have to transfer over to Miami.  I fully expected to need to travel to FLL but to my surprise, the Miami route it is!
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    CruisinUpinLife reacted to KathyC in Book excursions for late August cruise or continue to wait?   
    Refunds are taking longer right now, so keep that in mind when canceling and re-booking if you don't have the funds available to wait for the refund.  I canceled a cruise planner purchase on 5/13 and am still waiting for the refund.  
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    CruisinUpinLife reacted to twangster in REAL ID Act starting on October 1, 2020 !!   
    Real ID should be renamed Really Small Font ID.  
    Rented a car in another country and poor rental company couldn't read the thing.  They took one look and said "Jesus!"  
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    CruisinUpinLife reacted to twangster in safety from illness   
    Welcome to the message boards!
    The Royal website has a link for Coronavirus updates
    https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates
    How are you getting to the cruise?  If flying there is probably greater risk on the airplane compared to the cruise ship.  
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