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Eric Chao

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  1. Do people from RC read this forum? If anybody from RC reads this post, i urge you to immediately put HEPA FILTERS on your ships. As per CNN article in this link, CRUISE SHIPS do NOT HAVE THE HEPA FILTERS thus allowing viruses to spread via the AIRCON SYSTEM currently in place. This is a simple and cheap solution which all cruise ships should immediately implement, excerpt as follows " "Cruise ships in principle look like a building, so their air conditioning systems are similar to those in buildings," says Qingyan Chen. "There's nothing wrong with that in normal circumstances, but with a viral outbreak that's a problem, because the filters they use don't block viruses." That means that the ventilation systems may have spread the virus from one cabin to the next, by recirculating contaminated air that contained tiny droplets expelled by sneezing or coughing passengers." https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/airplane-cruise-hygiene-future/index.html
  2. hi friends, in case all the specialty dining restos are full, and you have the UDP Can you just eat at the MDR and take out sushi every night from IZUMI? or even the other restos? in other words, instead of a full sit-down meal, can we just order some of our fav dishes at any specialty dining as TAKE-OUT? thanks a lot
  3. update - UPD is back!! i guess they temporarily removed it to create an illusion of it being sold out
  4. HI FRIENDS i didn't know that the UDP could get sold out. Here i was, checking and checking the price of UDP hoping to see it drop. It NEVER dropped even thru the Thanksgiving sale and Christmas sale... only the percent discount WENT UP, but the actual price remained the same until a few days ago when the UDP disappeared from our cruise planner Apparently, it got SOLD OUT!!! Sometimes waiting too long is not a good idea too... oh well
  5. Hi friends Would our google chromecast work on the stateroom TV? So we can at least let our kids watch on big TV rather than on our phones? Thanks in advance
  6. hi friends, we now have 61 members in our FB GROUP ROLL CALL. Welcome to join us there too. just search FB for - Ovation of the Seas - September 17, 2020 but don't forget to include the HYPHEN to make sure you're in the right group see you all!!
  7. wow! our cruise BASE PRICE suddenly went up by US$ 400!!! yahooo this gives RCL the opportunity to offer a BIG BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT tomorrow of US$ 400!! fantastic savings!!!
  8. Guys Are the menu's diff for lunch vs dinner? I saw that lunch at JAMIES is USD 25 and dinner is USD 42 Why is this? Thanks a lot Eric
  9. hi friends I can't quite understand RCL's fine print on this issue we have 2 children both under the age of 5. We wish to purchase the Unlimited Dining Package. But SHOULD we still purchase for our children since they supposed to be FREE OF CHARGE anyway? Hope someone can explain clearly super thanks eric
  10. hi friends, we are first time cruisers and want to try out the UNLIMITED DINING PLAN. However, we also want to try the MDR, WINDJAMMER, etc... would it be a good idea to book all our nights at specialty restos JUST TO MAKE SURE that we have a reservation.... and then on certain nights, if we dont feel like eating at specialty, just dont show up and go to MDR instead? is this something people often do? is there a penalty imposed if we dont show up for our reservation? we don't want to be an ASS about depriving others of their chance to eat at specialty restos. i would gladly call them and cancel my reservation if im sure i wont be going ... hoping for your enlightenment 🙂
  11. hi friends is it possible to NOT get our luggage immediately after we debark the ship on the final port of destination? my idea is to leave the luggage with RCL for 4 to 5 hours while we go exploring areas nearby the harbor so we are luggage free. Then go back to harbor after 5 hours to get luggage and take taxi to our hotel. because our hotel is about 1 hour away from the harbor, im thinking this could be a good way to at least see the nearby sights before having to drive so far away is this DOABLE? will they dispose of our luggage if we dont immediately retrieve them? or will they keep them safe like in the airports when you dont immediately get your luggage they will store it safely somewhere right? hoping someone could reply much thanks eric
  12. thanks so much CHESSE4, i will look into these links MAHALO!!!
  13. hi friends is there any way or place in the cruise terminal of honolulu, that we can temporarily store luggage safely? if we can do so, then it frees us up to go exploring nearby waikiki for about 5 hours then come back to cruise port to retrieve luggage and take taxi to our hotel which is about 1 hour away .... it makes a lot of sense to do this IF THIS IS POSSIBLE im having a hard time to get some information on luggage store right AFTER DEBARKING from RCL ship... hope someone knows something 🙂
  14. thanks for this very informative reply, will duly consider this
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