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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 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 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 reacted to RickinSTL in I've been diagnosed with PCE   
    I was just diagnosed with PCE.. as of right now I’m unable to travel. The doctor said it may get better in the next 43 days, I have a follow up appointment on September 8th with Doctor HOTS . please help me through these trying times.. Pre Cruise Excitement is a disease lol
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to vanelli56 in Airfare tips, tricks, and suggestions   
    Yea. We are definitely going to be getting premium economy seats at a minimum. Maybe even splurge for 1st class since we have to go X-country. We've been banking up the travel miles/points to help pay for some of that extra cost to splurge on the nicer seats. ? 
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from IRMO12HD in Delux beverage package price increase to pay for $18 mistake?   
    Same for my September sailing on Anthem. I noticed my Harmony December 2020 sailing went up the other day to $60 for 20% (it was $56). Hopefully that goes back down a bit LOL!
    My September sailing just had a 30% off sale so we cancelled the 25% (BOGO 1/2) and purchased at the lower price. I check weekly and allow Royal's marketing emails through my filters to stay on top of all sales. Good luck getting a good price!
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Fuzzywuzzy in on board shop...Anthem....   
    The empty Pringles container can be filled with bacon from the Windjammer for snacking later on.?
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from KristiZ in WOW Wrist Band   
    Sorry, poor choice of words. It's my understanding, I can bring the bands on another sailing and have them swapped (?) for bands compatible on that cruise.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to KJ1231 in Have to drive to Cape Liberty?   
    We were on the same cruise as @rjac . There were 8 of us and lots of bags. When disembarking we grabbed a porter and bypassed everyone in customs. There was one person in line in front of us. If you disembark early it my not be a big deal. If later, I know it saved us at least 30 minutes and well worth the extra $$ I tipped the porter. He'll watch your bags while you bring the car down, too! It was less than 30 minutes from the time we swiped our sea pass card to get off the ship til we were in the car and ready to go!
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to RCIfan1912 in Have to drive to Cape Liberty?   
    Thought about it but I think that will actually be more expensive than parking? Also when we get off the ship it'll be nice to just drive home. Go and be home in 30 minutes. 
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Have to drive to Cape Liberty?   
    I'd almost suggest getting there at 10AM because the traffic builds up. It's better now with the new terminal and flow but still sucks. Have you considered an Uber since you mentioned only being 30 minutes away.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to RCIfan1912 in Have to drive to Cape Liberty?   
    Man this is why I post here now and not cruise critic. You guys are nice and helpful. CC are some angry jerks. I mean some are nice and helpful but a lot of not so nice people. I only really sail Royal Caribbean so I might as well just post here going forward. Thank you again!
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to ellcee in Have to drive to Cape Liberty?   
    VERY EASY.
    Drive up and drop bags off. Proceed to park. Pay after. Automated but there are people in case something goes wrong. I walked but it depends on when you get there.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Matt in WOW Wrist Band   
    That's my experience. Harmony and Symphony have no problems exchanging old bands, but Anthem told me no.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Skid in Southwest Ending Service at EWR (Newark, NJ) Airport   
    Good one...I'll try putting that in my GPS.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Skid in Southwest Ending Service at EWR (Newark, NJ) Airport   
    Thought so, catch 22, United gets me to most places from EWR direct but they own(?) terminal C so my Priority Pass Lounge access is useless LOL! First world problems.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Skid in Southwest Ending Service at EWR (Newark, NJ) Airport   
    Yup....before the merger, Continental basically ran EWR. Other airlines were kind of at their mercy.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from YOLO in WOW Wrist Band   
    Quick Google shows it to be hit or miss if they are reusable on next cruise. (If the new sailing honored the old band.) Hmm.
    Guess it doesn't hurt to try ?
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Skid in Southwest Ending Service at EWR (Newark, NJ) Airport   
    I believe @sk8erguy1978 uses SWF and likes it. 
    It seems every time I looked at Frontier, although the base price was good, the added fees wiped out much of the benefit or I had to sacrifice non stop flights. Last thing I want is 6-8 hours for a 3 hour flight. Just never worked out for us. I keep looking though we usually end up on AA or Jet Blue.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to YOLO in WOW Wrist Band   
    I'll check that out.  That would certainly make them more of a WOW band! ?
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from YOLO in WOW Wrist Band   
    Sorry, poor choice of words. It's my understanding, I can bring the bands on another sailing and have them swapped (?) for bands compatible on that cruise.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to bcarney in Delux beverage package price increase to pay for $18 mistake?   
    We just got off Majesty on Monday. It was one of the Cuba-cancelled cruises where we received 50% of our fare back as a refundable OBC.  Upon boarding we ordered a drink, and there was a guy there pitching BOGOHO drink packages. After doing the math it was a $47.50/pp per day plus tip - which is a far cry from the $66/day last spring.  Normally my wife wouldn't get the package, but we were cruising without the kids, and to be honest the money was already "spent" mentally, so with a little bit of arm twisting she relented and we purchased the package.
    On a side note, the refunded money covered drink packages for two, all the gratuities, and some other miscellaneous spending.  We walked off the ship with a final bill of only $94, after living large all week.
    It was most definitely a great cruise. ?
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to JLMoran in Thoughts from Royal CEO Richard Fain   
    From the linked article, I found this quote rather amusing (emphasis added):
    My translation of this from corporate-weasel-speak to English -- "We're stunned at all these suckers paying a crazy premium to sail the same ship as last year, just to visit a glorified water park where we can charge them even more money. Guess it's time to raise prices for Coco Cay sailings another 30%!"

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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from kittysoul in Port Perfume Salesmen...   
    Nothing to be ashamed of (although I would have been too) we've all been tricked from time to time. A lot of people have tricks to get you to buy stuff. We are at the point where we ignore, keep walking, or if it comes down to it, be rude. They'll act offended, but they aren't. Enjoy the cruise! 
    Edit: Also it's a good lesson for us all, keep your guard up and trust no one.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to FloridaCruiseGirl1210 in Non-beach excursion St. Thomas   
    Thanks definitely considering it! We will be on Adventure so maybe we will be at the IWC dock?
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