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  1. I use Facebook Messenger when I'm on board. No charges or fees at all & it's practically the same as texting as long as you have the people you want to text with as your friends on FB.
  2. @sonnyJust realize that whatever dollar amount you do decide to bid you have to multiply that dollar amount by every person in your cabin. The bidding scale you see next to the room you want to upgrade to slides up to whatever maximum amount RC will accept. Slide the scale all the way till the end & then see how much that max bid would be, then you decide if it is worth it to whatever you feel would be appropriate for that cabin verses whatever you want to pay. I just experienced winning an upgrade and I travel solo, so that 440 bid cost me 880 all by myself. I even won
  3. @Flacruiser99 I don't mind at all answering your question. I had cabin #3576 on the 3rd deck, which was right across from the casino & music hall. It has an ocean view & is 182 square feet. This was given to me by RC when my original room on the 8th deck (interior with virtual balcony) became $110 cheaper than what I had originally paid. They could not give me a lower rate cause my room was paid for in full & it was less than 90 days before sailing. So..... after accepting this upgrade... I had second thoughts because of the exact location & decided to
  4. Hi Everyone! I am leaving on 11/2/19 on Anthem for 7 night Coco Cay & I put in 4 royal up bids over 3 weeks ago and tonite I received my upgrade to an Ocean View with large balcony on the 13th deck. I was so excited... not only to win it, but it actually existed & I didn't have to wait until the night before to receive this Royal upgrade! @Matt this should renew some people's faith that it can happen & happen 12 days before the actual cruise! Yippie!
  5. Hi @BrianB I am glad your B2B transition went smoothly! I'm going to be on Anthem too for the 11/2/19 - 7 night sailing to Perfect Day! Happy Cruising!
  6. Hi Everyone! I have the Royal Caribbean Visa Card & cashed in my points (only $ 150.00) so far for my upcoming sailing on 9/7/19 to Bermuda on Anthem. When you redeem these points for on board credit dollars, these "on board dollar" do NOT show up until 14 days prior to your sailing date. I had pre-booked my drink package, internet package before then. But, to my surprise, the prices decreased after I received my on board credit, so I cancelled my previous bookings & got the lower price ALONG with using my on board credit... It was a nice win, win situation.
  7. @Matt Better safe than sorry! I really feel for you. I haven't cruised as much as you yet, but I can definitely relate to what you must be feeling! Keep up the fantastic work with all of your blogs, videos & podcasts... They keep us "Cruise -Aholics" fixed!
  8. @berkeleykel I was happy as a clam from beginning to the end! When we first docked in Barcelona, the next day, there were people disembarking & embarking at that port. Apparently, Royal Caribbean is really smart about that set up. Circulating passengers on & off at these different ports. There was no charge to hold our bags in the Library or the Stay a While baggage claim area. You really have to have this set up before the stateroom attendants give you your disembarkation tags. You get a whole new set of them stating in big letters "Stay A
  9. @MattHey Matt: 8/27/19 Last night on your You Tube Video I had mentioned to you about sharing the "option" to your viewers about the "Stay A While" Program/Option that Royal Caribbean offers on some cruises. You responded to me saying that you thought that was for Carnival Cruises. I actually took advantage of this Option when I went on a 7 night Western Mediterranean Cruise on Symphony of the Seas which started and ended in Rome, Italy last August, 2018. I found out the day before the last day that for $ 35.00 per person we could "Stay a While" on the ship until 3 pm
  10. I just read that they can make a "Key Lime Pie" Martini! The recipe was on the Royal Caribbean Facebook Forum! Yum Yum!
  11. Thank you everyone (including @Matt ), our administrator for such great tips & advice. I so much appreciate your You Tube Videos & this blog!
  12. Hi Matt: I went on Symphony of the Seas last August departed Rome doing the 7 night Western Mediterranean Cruise. Enjoyed a Junior Suite & had an awesome time. I also went on a 5 night Bermuda Cruise out of Bayonne, NJ this past June. I live on 30 minutes away from the port, so it was a great perk for me. This is my question: Can you please give us some advice on departure day on whether we should have the bellmen take most of our luggage the night before. Which way is the most efficient & less stressful? I love your You Tube Channel & all of
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