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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Flying in The Day Of Cruise 09-23-2019   
    In the past year, we have taken Lyft out of FLL many times and have had no issues getting a driver.  Longest wait was about 9 minutes.
    However, our last Lyft driver who took us to Terminal A, I had specified "Terminal A Port of Miami" when I requested a Lyft and even then it was quite the challenge to explain to him where we needed to go.  Like @twangster said, English was a challenge so there was a lot of pointing lol.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to twangster in Flying in The Day Of Cruise 09-23-2019   
    On Sunday I took Lyft from Port of Miami to FLL.  I also took it from FLL to my hotel in Miami at 3am two weeks before.  Doing it again this Friday.
    No problem finding drivers.
    It does help to be specific in Lyft or Uber.  Don't just say "Port of Miami" but specify "Terminal A Port of Miami".  A lot of ride share drivers in South Florida don't speak English.  Having the exact destination in the app saves a frustrating conversation unless you speak Spanish well.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Hoski in Swim Dress Code   
    That's exactly why I'd never wear one, no matter how great my body looks. However, whether you have the everyday gym bod, dad bod, or even a bit more 'fluffy' there is nothing wrong with owning it. 
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to sabarwolf in Swim Dress Code   
    Just going to put this out there, but I happen to like my Speedo (even when I didn't necessarily have the body for it--I feel better about it now because of the fact that I have been working out regularly for the last two years). It's been my experience that some (not all) persons' discomfort with the Speedo is a reflection on their own body discomfort. Let's remember that cruising is an international past time and there are different views on swim wear in other parts of the world.  **getting off my soapbox**
     
    All this said, my husband in one of our contacts with Royal customer service asked specifically about whether or not Speedos were allowed in the pool area and Royal said yes and made no distinction about the family areas versus the adult areas.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Hoski in Swim Dress Code   
    You said it, I was thinking it! Ha! 
    I bought a pair of speedo brand bathing suit (but it's a regular man's bathing suit) just so I can do this joke: "be right back, going to put on my Speedos!" ... They are usually relieved to see a "normal" bathing suit when I return.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Guy Gadwa in Swim Dress Code   
    You said it, I was thinking it! Ha! 
    I bought a pair of speedo brand bathing suit (but it's a regular man's bathing suit) just so I can do this joke: "be right back, going to put on my Speedos!" ... They are usually relieved to see a "normal" bathing suit when I return.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from PRebecca in Swim Dress Code   
    You said it, I was thinking it! Ha! 
    I bought a pair of speedo brand bathing suit (but it's a regular man's bathing suit) just so I can do this joke: "be right back, going to put on my Speedos!" ... They are usually relieved to see a "normal" bathing suit when I return.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Chaosgirl426 in Swim Dress Code   
    You said it, I was thinking it! Ha! 
    I bought a pair of speedo brand bathing suit (but it's a regular man's bathing suit) just so I can do this joke: "be right back, going to put on my Speedos!" ... They are usually relieved to see a "normal" bathing suit when I return.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Skid in Swim Dress Code   
    You said it, I was thinking it! Ha! 
    I bought a pair of speedo brand bathing suit (but it's a regular man's bathing suit) just so I can do this joke: "be right back, going to put on my Speedos!" ... They are usually relieved to see a "normal" bathing suit when I return.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Al Horner in Swim Dress Code   
    You said it, I was thinking it! Ha! 
    I bought a pair of speedo brand bathing suit (but it's a regular man's bathing suit) just so I can do this joke: "be right back, going to put on my Speedos!" ... They are usually relieved to see a "normal" bathing suit when I return.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from twangster in Swim Dress Code   
    You said it, I was thinking it! Ha! 
    I bought a pair of speedo brand bathing suit (but it's a regular man's bathing suit) just so I can do this joke: "be right back, going to put on my Speedos!" ... They are usually relieved to see a "normal" bathing suit when I return.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from FrHoffard in Swim Dress Code   
    You said it, I was thinking it! Ha! 
    I bought a pair of speedo brand bathing suit (but it's a regular man's bathing suit) just so I can do this joke: "be right back, going to put on my Speedos!" ... They are usually relieved to see a "normal" bathing suit when I return.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to twangster in Swim Dress Code   
    I've not seen it with my own eyes but I often talk to the crew and hear interesting stories.  Bartenders who work the pool bar see a lot.  
    When Freedom came back from Europe in 2017 she had an area marked for topless sunbathing.

    Sadly did not see any participants.  Maybe all my camera gear scared them away.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Ladyxsuebee in Swim Dress Code   
    You said it, I was thinking it! Ha! 
    I bought a pair of speedo brand bathing suit (but it's a regular man's bathing suit) just so I can do this joke: "be right back, going to put on my Speedos!" ... They are usually relieved to see a "normal" bathing suit when I return.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to twangster in Swim Dress Code   
    For cruises in North America Royal is a family oriented cruise line.  Revealing swimwear will likely be called out and frowned upon.  Cruises in Europe may follow different trends.
    I'm over the Speedo limit.  As Johnny Carson said, "If you look down and can't see your Speedo, you're over the Speedo limit".
    That being said I did see some younger guys wearing a Speedo on Empress.  Some things can't be unseen.
     
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Ken23 in Have to drive to Cape Liberty?   
    Another thing not mentioned...
    Being only 30 minutes away from the port, you likely are familiar with NJ and/or the Tri-state area traffic.  
    If you are not aware of the Waze GPS navigation phone app, they have a great feature where you can put in a future time/date and it will give you a listing of how long it estimates your travel time.  Depending on  your cruise departure (weekday or weekend) could change how long it takes you.  Waze can give you a exact time to leave to arrive at 10am (or whatever) on such and such day.
    Have a great cruise
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to JLMoran in Swim Dress Code   
    Hi @Blackmagic17, welcome to the forums!
    If you're asking if thong / spaghetti-strap bikinis and speedos are the norm on the ship, most definitely not! Lots of people in one-piece bathing suits or swim trunks and a swim shirt for some sun protection, along with the folks who are comfortable in a two-piece bikini or just the swim trunks. You may have the occasional person harkening back to the 70s and 80s in their choice of swimwear, but they seem to be few and far between.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from RickinSTL in I've been diagnosed with PCE   
    On the same sailing with a few friends, we get together often and continually discuss it - ugh lol. Our next booked cruise isn't until December 2020, talk about MAJOR PCD! We will be booking something in-between for sure!
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from jenna lee in Anthem of the seas 2020   
    Welcome!
    St. Maarten / Saint Martin (you can access both): Maho Beach is supposedly fun, never been personally, on my list. We went to a different beach, one of the "nude" ones (where no one was nude) and it was - eh, a beach. Beautiful, but again just a beach.
    Adventure on Anthem: Ripcord by iFly, I loved that. (Upset it's all booked for my upcoming Anthem, hopefully my suite concierge can hook me up.) We also enjoyed the North Star. Personally never done but the FlowRider (surf simulator) looks like fun.
    It's an awesome ship, you'll find lots of adventure onboard.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from DanielB in Just booked Oasis of the Seas   
    Welcome!
    Sailed Oasis in 2010 and 2012 - loved it!
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from KricketB73 in Non-beach excursion St. Thomas   
    Just added this to my list of possibilities for next visit!
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Packing and Planning   
    Night before I order a pizza, open a beer and just start tossing stuff in a suitcase. I'm done in about 7 minutes. I will however, double check shirts, shorts and pants maybe a week or two prior to ensure they fit and are in acceptable condition, if not I'll replace them. Also, about a week or two prior I'll go to Harmon and buy a bunch of toiletries.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from KristiZ in Currency exchange on board ship?   
    The bank idea is best just note that it might take a few days for your bank to 'order' the Euros. They should also be able to convert extra Euros back to dollars when you return.
    I also bring credit cards with no foreign transaction fee and use them as much as possible to save currency and any ATM fees overseas.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Packing and Planning   
    Night before I order a pizza, open a beer and just start tossing stuff in a suitcase. I'm done in about 7 minutes. I will however, double check shirts, shorts and pants maybe a week or two prior to ensure they fit and are in acceptable condition, if not I'll replace them. Also, about a week or two prior I'll go to Harmon and buy a bunch of toiletries.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from RWDW1204 in Packing and Planning   
    Night before I order a pizza, open a beer and just start tossing stuff in a suitcase. I'm done in about 7 minutes. I will however, double check shirts, shorts and pants maybe a week or two prior to ensure they fit and are in acceptable condition, if not I'll replace them. Also, about a week or two prior I'll go to Harmon and buy a bunch of toiletries.
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