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  1. I have a Roadtrek SS Agile for sale if you are interested. Check out RV Trader
  2. foxrunner we have the murphy bed plan. The space is amazing for the footprint. We had a Roadtrek SS Agile with power couch that made a king bed, but the rest of the space was just not enough for a long trip. Check out the LTV Unity and Regal Brougham also. We had it narrowed down to those 3 and just came across a great deal on the Vienna.
  3. We just bought a 25ft Renegade Vienna (built on Mercedes Sprinter chassis) and plan to travel the country. I still want to cruise now and then, so we will most likely incorporate them into our travel route. Anyone else ever driven an RV to a cruise port? I am trying to gather information about 7 day parking - it fits the width of a parking space, but sticks out a bit in length. I saw one parking spot say "No RVs". I would be willing to park it somewhere safe and then Uber or Lyft to the cruise port.
  4. Our first full day on Independence of the Seas the first week of December my husband woke up sick. He immediately knew what it was from several prior experiences. He had prostate cancer surgery about 4 years ago and he gets urinary tract infections once or twice a year. It has no warning until it hits him like a truck. He went straight to medical and told them what was going on. They ran a urine test and said it was fine, it must be the seasickness patch he was wearing (but he had just put it on 10 min earlier because the ship had a lot of movement that morning and he was being cautious). He told her about prior experiences where he had been told he was fine, but 3 hours later he was in an ER. He insisted they do a blood test, and the Dr gave him antibiotics as soon as she saw that test. He came back to the room and went to bed. I knew it was best for him to have a quiet, dark room so I went off exploring the ship by myself. I got back 90 minutes later to check on him to see a wheelchair in front of our room and a nurse and male employee getting him to the chair to go back to medical. He had thrown up (common with these bouts) all over himself, the bed, the floor. He said he tried calling for help, then tried to get to the phone and called 911. The nurse said she had already alerted staff to clean the room. He stayed in medical for over 2 hours to get iv's for dehydration and more antibiotics. The he was told he was quarantined for 24 hours. We knew he wasn't contagious, this is normal with this infection, but they stood their ground and he was taken back to the room by wheelchair. All he had to eat for 48 hours was a banana and lots and lots of plain water (the banana was after the 24 hours). We expected a huge bill but the total for everything was $369.83. We thought this was amazingly low for all that had to be done. Sadly, because of the quarantine he only got 2 days of a 4 night cruise and we had the deluxe beverage package. He couldn't go ashore on our 1 port day or go to "formal" night and since I didn't want to go alone I stayed with him. Lots of other tales about our 1st cruise, but we have determined not to let that color our view of cruises and hope to do another one in the future.
  5. We did Independence a few weeks ago, our first cruise also. A tip I wish someone had given was to check the main dining room for days they serve breakfast and/or lunch. Windjammer was a nightmare for me (I'm on meds for claustrophobia and anxiety) and the food not really worth it, in my opinion. The pizza at Sorrentos is ok to pretty good, but they have a sun dried tomato and mozzarella panini that I really enjoyed. Another big tip is the madness of the muster drill. I know it is necessary to attend, but I didn't know there were options for me. I got pushed to the back wall and surrounded by so many people that I got dizzy and hit the floor. We went inside to the Bolero's area and found out that it is where limited mobility and other people that just can't take the madness gather and they do the same instructional drill as outside. Have you bought The Key or any of the beverage packages?
  6. We were on the Independence of the Seas for the Dec 5-9th cruise. I noticed the ship was close to Havana when I went to bed the first night, but turned back to Miami because a woman broke her neck. My husband was in medical early the next morning and she was there with ship security and two different police uniforms (about 4 total) around her. They headed to Cozumel full speed but didn't arrive until after 1pm causing a tremendous crowd at guest relations for shore excursion problems. The ship didn't leave Cozumel until about 1030pm meaning the shops and casinos were closed until then and there a lot of rowdy people upset!
  7. It is just that I bought the tag holders with the wire hangers from Amazon last July and spent 3 hours looking for them yesterday. Now, I have nothing to put in them! 😜😄
  8. So we fly to Fort Lauderdale tomorrow for our 12/5 cruise on Independence of the Seas. We did online check-in and have our Set Sail Pass, but luggage tag keeps saying "processing, check back later". We called RCI and the guy said '"you have to call your travel agent for that" (which I thought was ridiculous) and of course our travel agent said "Oh, no,no,no,no. It will be there when you print your set sail pass." Wrong again. Now what?
  9. With the latest sale, the ATV tour to Jade Cavern is the same price at $79, everywhere else is higher. Expedia says cancel up to the day before the tour. What is the RCL policy? Advice on which way to jump?
  10. Opened the latest email from RCI and it had a chart of what is covered on Deluxe Beverage Plan. No Kraken on the list! Wait...what????
  11. Well, sounds like that is a good plan for some things, but I LOVE binges. This week my husband and I have watched the first 2 seasons of ALONE on History channel again.
  12. Vacations to Go has a 90 day ticker that updates when prices drop. You might want to give that a look.
  13. So, is Indy a card that can be punched?
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