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  1. 3 hours ago, wordell1 said:

    There probably wasn't a cabin available.

    This is likely the answer. Just b/c they allow you to bid for a RoyalUp does not mean that there is actually a cabin in that category available. They allow you to bid b/c there’s a possibility that someone in that sold out category may either cancel or win a RoyalUp and move out of their cabin, leaving a vacancy for someone else to move up and so on, down the line.

  2. 17 minutes ago, VoidoftheSeas said:

    Well, we got the news that our Star Loft was switched to a Grand Suite 1BR. That's disappointing, but we also got an email that they are retaining all of the Star Class benefits and amenities for our sailing with a $300 OBC thrown in to boot. 

    I'm still disappointed about the room change, but this makes it at least tolerable, and I'm still thrilled about the itinerary. 

    So glad to hear that they are doing this !  I know it's a disappointment to be downgraded in size and location but having them honor the SC benefits, including the Genie, will make it palatable.  

  3. 11 hours ago, VoidoftheSeas said:

    We had a Star Loft room on the Allure. I am not optimistic about our chances of retaining a Star Class room on Wonder. Looking at previous comments about these types of changes, I expect that Royal will not do anything to remedy the situation if we get moved to a Sky Class room.

    Perhaps they will allow you to shift your cruise to a different Wonder date.  I know that isn’t one of the listed options but with the huge SC category disparity, maybe they will consider that option.

  4. 2 hours ago, Christie said:

     the 7 year old is in adventure ocean

    7 year old ?!  Where has the time gone ?!  I remember when she was a newborn.  Holy cow !!  She'll be graduating from college before you know it !

    You'll be Star Class, right ?  So no need to worry about something to do.  The Genie can help you set up a clinic somewhere on the ship and you can see a few patients.  Might as well work if hubby is going to work, right ?  LOL

    It's good to see you on the boards.  You've been gone waaaytooo long.

  5. 37 minutes ago, beccaball said:

    I have a cruise booked that has been rebooked 5x do to covid cancellations from 2020 & 2021. Now please do not bash on me,.... but I can not get a covid vaccine. I have (APS) antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.... My doctor has advised me not to get the vaccine because of this. So what are my options?

    Do I wait it out & hope that the mandates change in March.....do you think that it would change by then?

    I truly do not want to reschedule and have FCC....I'm to the point where I'd just really like my money back since I can not get the vaccine so I don't feel like this will change any time soon?

    What is the suggestion? I'm tired of booking and rebooking etc (As I know alot of you are)

    There are now provisions for medical contradictions !  You will just need to contact special need ([email protected]rccl.com).  Here is the response I got back from them regarding this issue:

    Thank you for contacting the Access Department.
    Vaccine accommodation requests are only being considered for active reservations. Please send us your reservation number and a doctor's letter on the office letterhead with the following information:
    •    Name and DOB of the guests who are requesting an accommodation
    •    Medical reason that the guests are unable to be vaccinated
    •    Confirmation that they are medically fit to travel
    Best Regards,
    Patrick Burden
    Access Advocate
    Good luck.  The tricky part, of course, is getting your doctor to sign the letter but it shouldn't be an issue with your medical history.  Keep in mind that even if they allow you onboard, you will most likely STILL be excluded from some activities and venues.


  6. 19 hours ago, Jill said:

    Wow just read the WHOLE thing! 

    Welcome to Florida! Been here 32 years! We are between St Augustine and Jacksonville. We will be passing by you next month on our way to Miami (Symphony) and again in March to PE (Wonder). We’ll honk as we go by! 😁 

    Another 3 weeks or so and the hot, hot weather will be behind us. 9 months of beautiful weather ahead! 

    I’m sure y’all will love it here! 


    Thanks, Jill !!  We do love it.  We are soooo glad we made the decision(s) we did.  We were actually pleasantly surprised at the summer heat.  Maybe we were just prepared for it to be much worse, but it was no worse than the summers in VA.  I think the "hot season" is just longer than it is elsewhere...but I've been MUCH hotter in TX than I ever was in FL this summer.

    Closed on the house on 9-15 and we are busier than ever with all of the add-ons.  Got the garage epoxy floor done, ceiling fans, pendant lights and plantation shutters all installed.  My motorized bamboo curtain will be installed probably on Thursday.  Signed contracts for the water treatment system and the emergency generator on Thursday and got the contracts all in place for the bird cage enclosure.  The built-ins will start in late October.  The move is Sunday, 9-26.  Can't wait to be done with all of it !!

  7. 2 hours ago, fireclan said:

    I cancelled our Sept. 5th Oasis from NJ sailing several weeks prior to sail date due to protocols (we're not vaccinated) and Royal continued sending emails/notifications as if we were checked in and sailing. So I guess we may have been considered a "no-show", but my TA assured me we were officially cancelled. It was strange (and sad for us) to keep getting these communications day after day knowing we were cancelled and not cruising. Our expectation is a refund as this cruise, and our next three, were all scheduled prior to current protocols. My TA says Royal has been "very understanding" regarding refunds due to protocols so we shall see, I guess. No $$ has shown up yet.

    This is my exact experience with our cancelled 9-13, 9-17 and 9-20 Mariner cruises.  We cancelled a number of weeks ago (also unvaccinated) and were assured that we would get a refund but we keep getting emails about health questionnaires and notices that we are checked in and ready to sail, etc. !  Normally I know exactly when my cruise is officially cancelled b/c I will get a notification of cancellation of cruise planner purchases (UDP, DBP, etc.) but I haven't gotten any such CP cancellation notifications yet and 2 of these 3 have already sailed.  I guess they are desperately holding onto our money as long as they possibly can.  

    Interestingly enough, I also have 2 other cruises similarly cancelled (10-3 and 10-10 Allure) and both of those cruises have been completely refunded already.  The 3 Mariner cruises were upgraded casino comps so that might be the difference.

  8. We dove a number of years ago (St. Maarten, as I recall) but had not cruised in many years, prior to that.  Nobody asked, nobody checked and everything was fine.

    I am now faced with another "too old" issue.  Now that we are both over 65 we are no longer allowed to dive on Royal Caribbean excursions.  My diving days had pretty much been done already so it's not really that big a deal, but I don't like the idea that I CAN'T dive on a cruise, if I wanted to !

  9. 2 hours ago, CFL said:

    I'm really hesitant to go to CVS for our pre-cruise Covid tests.  We received our vaccines there but despite many hours on the phone with their customer support, our vaccines never showed up in the app. My concern is taking the test at CVS but not being able to access the results. For those of you who got the vaccines at CVS, do the results show in the same place in the app as the vaccines?  We'll probably either do the home tests/Walgreens just for peace of mind. 

    I am also a bit leery of CVS.  I needed an antibody test so I scheduled one online with a CVS nearby.  When I got there for the test, they said they don't even do the antibody tests at that location.  I called around and got conflicting information and finally ended up just going to a LabCorp office to get it done.  I will not be putting any faith in CVS - particularly for something that is time-sensitive.

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