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  1. Platinum = Crown and Anchor status. You are Platinum (30-54 points) Choice = Casino status. Choice is the lowest category. It means you've gambled at least once but not very much.
  2. This happens to me frequently. I have found that uninstalling the Royal Caribbean app and then reinstalling it will fix the issue for me.
  3. On Enchantment, you will definitely feel the ship moving. Usually it's minimal. Sometimes, it's a lot. It is rarely nothing. Enjoy whatever cruise you go on.
  4. We loved the 12 night Southern Caribbean itinerary. The ports are great. Southern Caribbean is fabulous for weather. For the 5 ports, we island hop. We travel at night while we sleep and are in a new port every day. No thermal suite on Enchantment. If you can enjoy 6 sea days (3 down, 3 back) with limited activities, you will love the ports.
  5. I think we all know that it has been more than "once".
  6. I've sailed the Enchantment twice this year (12 night Southern Caribbean and 9 night Bermuda/Bahamas). I'm sailing again in October. @Tmsmith is right on. If you want activities to do, you will be very disappointed sailing the Enchantment. I actually cruise to do nothing and rest. I read, play games and do puzzles. I love hanging out on the outdoor pool deck and by the indoor Solarium pool. I don't eat Specialty restaurants. So... the Enchantment is perfect for my wife and I, plus usually cheaper. Cruising is all about expectations and what you personally want to experience.
  7. Wow, a lot of mean spirited replies. The OP obviously had a bad experience. There is no reason to attack them or call them fat and a liar.
  8. I've sailed on Enchantment from Baltimore twice so far this year. 1. Currently Bermuda is requiring a BTA (Bermuda Travel Authorization) that costs $40 per person. You must provide basically the same information that Royal requires (proof of vaccine, passport info, negative test before arriving) 2. No outbreaks on Enchantment that I've heard about or seen 3. You will test up to 2 days before embarkation. You should know if you are negative or positive before arriving at the port of Baltimore. No other testing is required for vaccinated guests unless you have symptoms or close contact with someone who has symptoms or tests positive 4. There have been many reports of various venues and entertainment being shut down across the fleet because they can't be staffed because of Covid quarantine by crew. It didn't seem to affect much on my March and May cruises on Enchantment 5. There is not a lot of action on Enchantment late in the evening. You should check the "cruise compasses" from itineraries that are similar to yours. (available on this site) 6. Like everything on land, nothing is working quite as well since pre-Covid, even on the ships. But, I enjoyed the cruises and adjusted my expectations accordingly. 7. Parking is $15/day. They only charge you for each night on the ship, not partial days. (e.g. 9 night cruise was $135, 12 night cruise was $180)
  9. I just got off Enchantment on Saturday (5/14). 1. Masks: A few of the passengers are wearing masks. Not many 2. The Covid Climate in Bermuda is pretty lax. No masks that I saw. The ferry from Dockyard to Hamilton was packed solid with people.
  10. I am on the Enchantment, May 5, 2022 sailing to Bermuda and the Bahamas as well. My DW and I just received our Bermuda Travel Authorizations today (May 4). Here's how the process and timing worked for us. 1. About 30 days out, we applied for our BTA and entered Passport info and picture of Vaccine card. 2. Two days out from the cruise, we both did the proctored eMed tests and got negative results at 7:30 a.m. (required by Royal) 3. At 7:30 a.m. two days before the cruise we finished our BTA applications by uploading a "pdf" of our negative tests. 4. DW got her approval the next day (one day before the cruise) in the morning. I got mine the day before in the late afternoon. We had to electronically sign and initial the form before it was completed. YMMV
  11. For me it usually lasts a couple of days. I actually like it. It makes me feel like I'm still on the ship!
  12. I always carry my luggage off. I've found that if I leave during the end of the self-assist time, the halls are empty. On our last cruise in March 2022, self-assist started at 7:30 a.m. We left our room at 7:50 and walked all the way to immigration with no one ahead of us. Immigration agents were talking and just waved us through.
  13. It gets a little more complicated if Bermuda isn't your first stop...
  14. The Bermuda Travel Authorization has to be completed or you will not be allowed to board the ship. If your ship is sailing to Bermuda, you must show your approved Bermuda Travel Authorization on embarkation day before you are allowed to board. You can start your application up to 30 days out from your cruise. You must pay the $40 when you first apply (non-refundable) to the government of Bermuda. Your application includes Passport info, Vaccine card image, and negative test. You can enter all of this information 30 days out... except for the negative test results. I plan to complete my application by uploading my negative test results before I get on the ship (on May 5). I will use the same test results that Royal requires me to bring with me on embarkation day. You will not need Voom, since you can't board the ship without having completed your application.
  15. Can anyone who has sailed from Baltimore since the restart share about the embarkation process? Are they enforcing arrival times? How long are the lines? I'll be sailing soon. Thanks!
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