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Danielle OG

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  1. Hello everyone, I cannot for the life of me see an option to book a cruise with a refundable deposit. The only options I am given us the room category, and then "you pick your room" or "we pick your room." Can someone please help me out?
  2. Are the massage therapists on board RMT's? Are they able to write receipts for insurance purposes?
  3. The weird thing is, we took our first ever cruise Nov 2019, and we liked it, but didn't LOVE it. However, since then, we would fondly think back on it, and have booked our second cruise for this month! We're SO excited!
  4. Symphony says midnight, on the past cruise compass, but when I look at Anthem it says 7 pm. That's a huge difference. I want to try the solarium at night!
  5. I thought the US isn't requiring proof of a negative test at the Canada-US border, just proof of vaccination.
  6. Anyone have recent passenger counts to share?
  7. This is for anyone who has recently sailed: how does one sign up for the fitness center? Do I reserve a time slot? Does it have to be in advance? Is there a time limit per person i.e. one hour? Thanks!
  8. Thank you so much for this, @twangster I really appreciate this. I will be requiring testing at the end of my cruise to head back to Canada and figured it would be automatically taken care of by Royal. At least now I know what to do going forward!
  9. Do they replace the port with something else? Another day at coco cay or anything?
  10. That's amazing! I'm sailing on Anthem in November. Can you please tell me what it was like up on the pool deck? The only other time I sailed on her it was packed so I never ended up hanging out there Was there enough chairs? Did it feel crowded up there?
  11. Yes, the plan was always to drive. We did it in 2019 and it's a nice drive, and only 8 hours. I do have a fear of flying so that's why I chose to drive and cruise in the first place lol. Also there is quite a big difference in cost. Driving to NJ from here is gas money, and parking near the cruise terminal. Flying means $800 for two people round trip, plus hotel, plus uber to the port.
  12. I have a cruise scheduled for October 10th out of NJ. I want to go so badly and absolutely nothing will stop me unless the land border doesn't open. I think it's very likely to remain closed, and I've come to terms with that for the most part. If it opens it will be a lovely surprise and I will be super excited to be on Oasis for the first time. If it remains closed, then I will be moving my cruise to Oct 2022 instead.
  13. I'm completely relying on the border opening to be able to cruise out of NJ this October. I won't fly (irrational fear), plus the cost is so much higher than driving and parking. If the border doesn't open I can't cruise ?
  14. I check Reddit news everyday. Here is an example of what the front page looks like. Obviously there are more articles if you scroll down. Each one can be clicked on to read the full article. I see a variety of Covid-related news there. As for covid cases on flights, I get that information from Canadian news.
  15. For those saying that the only reason we hear about this is because it happened on a cruise, I disagree. I'm constantly reading about flights landing with positive covid cases, full ICU's and high case counts. None of which have to do with cruise lines at all.
  16. I read that 27 people have tested positive for Covid on one Carnival ship. Source:
  17. If you wanted to get tested before travel, couldn't you go to a clinic and say you had close contact with a person who tested positive?
  18. My boyfriend and I each got Moderna, 47 days apart, so I'm thinking we're good, but my understanding is that if one of those had been Pfizer let's say, and the same amount of time apart, we wouldn't be able to sail? This really is going to affect a lot of people. Most of my family received AZ first, and a different vaccine second. I guess we got lucky having Moderna both times.
  19. just out of curiosity, did Symphony already complete it's test cruise?
  20. To all those who say Nassau, I highly, highly recommend the Pearl Island excursion. We actually preferred it to Coco Cay. Peal island is a beautiful, tiny private island with a great little beach and very few people. It was our favourite part of the entire cruise ? My answer to the question is Port Canaveral because I just don't know what to do there. Any Suggestions would be welcome.
  21. A masked day on a cruise ship is better than an unmasked day at home ?
  22. Except, that's not what we're talking about here - just masks, and the idea of having to wear them intermittently on a vacation. Everything else you've mentioned is irrelevant when it comes to face mask protocols in particular on a cruise ship. In this case, it IS just a mask. You still get to cruise. You can still have a very enjoyable time. If someone really thinks it will ruin their vacation they I guess they don't have to cruise. I'm double vaxxed, and don't think I need to be wearing a mask, but I will still respect a business' rule. Again, it is a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of things. If it's any more than that, don't go until the rule changes.
  23. Honestly, I just don't see the big deal about wearing a mask some of the time on a cruise. Seems like a first world problem. You still get to go on a cruise! I'm sure a lot of people would be happy to go on a cruise, even with tons of restrictions. It's a vacation after all. Again, it's not all the time. Maybe then I would understand. Who wants to wear a mask sitting outside on the pool deck? If all I have to do is pop on a mask when I leave my room, and head to the main dining room, where I can remove it again, I don't really care. It is a minor inconvenience.
  24. Hey all, I have a cruise booked on Oasis for October out of NJ. Provided the sailing happens, I know there is a chance that it will only be allowed to sail at half capacity. Does anyone know how RC will choose which passengers get to sail? I thought maybe it would go by booking date, or they would ask for volunteers and offer them something to re-book their cruise. Thoughts?
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