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  1. Well, we "splurged" for our first ever cruise (Radiance nb next week - 6 May) and were just contacted by our concierge, IIona. A pretty standard (cookie cutter) letter but I still wonder what is to expect on a Radiance class? Not many of the various options (we do have the unlimited dining package (or whatever)). Any advice? Any experience with IIona? Oh, and can I send her a schedule of when / where we'd like to dine or do I wait? Finally - and perhaps a bit "off the wall" - what happens if we decide to NOT go to a specialty restaurant after scheduling or if I want to change? Do I get some sort of penalty (you know, "loss of down and yardage"???? - OK, a bit of attempted football humor - after all it's NFL draft season). Edit: after reading this I recognized that in 2 weeks I'm likely to look at this post and shake my head... As Alan Jackson (country singer) noted in song, "I'm a work in progress".
  2. Thank you, all, for the responses. Indeed, I don't run much anymore but I do get some miles in walking. I guess even the walking is not likely to be easy. I'll do the treadmill likely.
  3. Q: Generally speaking, what is the distance on the jogging / walking track on a ship? I'm interested, mainly, on Radiance but wondering if they are fairly standard in design / length (width?). Thanks, y'all.
  4. Just a quick request since I'm a new cruiser. What is the Sea Pass like. My question centers around how I might carry it. I have several different types of lanyard (I think I'd prefer to carry it like that). Does it have a hole that I can clip into or do I have to use a lanyard with a pocket (of sorts)? Can I punch a hole in it if it hasn't one? Thank you all for your continued response to this newbie.
  5. This may seem almost too simple for most but for a new cruiser it's helpful for planning: What is a Sea Pass' description? Is it credit card - ish? Does it have a pre-punched hole for attaching to lanyard? I know it has to be like my arm... never leaving my body... but, well, perhaps someone can describe it (or better yet show a photo -doctored, of course). Oh, I'm on Radiance of the Seas. Thanks, folks!
  6. Our agent arranged for the hotel which is connected to the RCL terminal. Perhaps it's worth a look - I'll admit it seems a bit pricy.
  7. I see you're an N. KY person... We're in W. KY just north of Ft Campbell... enjoying the Bluegrass State. Retired (military)
  8. Thanks, Lexter.... but that would be my last choice... so it goes! I still will have my powder!
  9. Sorry, can't answer your question. We're on the N. bound, too. 1st Cruise - we've been trying to celebrate 50th Anniversary for 2 years with an Alaska cruise. Finally, we're on this one (after 2 other cancellations ). Hope you can find a buyer. See ya' onboard.
  10. Now that is good. Thanks Smokey. (and say hello to Sheriff Justice for me... )
  11. Thank you for your effort. Now the question is whether Radiance has the Freestyle machines. It seems to me that I read that not every ship has them yet. I guess I'll find out in a month.... (by the way a local fast food place has a Freestyle machine and it doesn't have the Powerade option. I guess that varies, too.... I'll carry some of my electrolyte powder with me... Can't even have a glass of wine without insuring I have enough!!! )
  12. I wonder if it is the Powerade Zero. I drink that at home, too.
  13. Thank you. I generally do the same since I spend a lot of time hiking / on pilgrimage. I had never heard whether or not the commercial things are available on RCL. Just an aside, I generally take along Ultima Replenisher (lemonade / 0 Kcal)
  14. I note that the suites have an expresso coffee maker. My sweetie and I like strong coffee (neither of us need additives). Is that good enough for the coffee issue in the morning (to get us going)? Can we ask for additional things for the expresso maker? (I appreciate any info).
  15. Folks, I don't see this addressed (and maybe it's not important to most people) but I wonder if there is / are energy or high electrolyte drinks available on most ships? I happen to be going on Radiance, but i suppose they would be available (if at all) on most ships. Anyone with an answer? I do have the Deluxe Beverage Package (but know that makes no difference for the question).
  16. I was able to do a complete check in online, too. I was regularly reminded to get my mobile application (which I've had on my phone for months), too. Sooner or later it will mystically appear, I'm sure! ATTENTION RADIANCE FOLKS! (I shouldn't yell!) While writing the above I thought I might check my app before I posted.. And... Yep, there is the Radiance on the RCL application!! Matt is clairvoyant...
  17. I'm on Radiance in early May (Alaska, obviously) and have had the app for more than a year... Still waiting for that particular ship to show. By the way, I'm officially within 45 days (today) and nothing allows me to register. I thought the 45 day window was the policy / procedure. Am I correct? Are these two things related?
  18. Well, either we're (my wife and I) on a nearly vacant ship, we chose to go too early, or we just flat don't have any takers on the RCB site! We've been trying to celebrate our 50th Anniversary for 2 years (this is the 3rd booking) and have 1) never cruised before and 2) Alaska is one of only 2 states we haven't visited. No matter how many aren't going, we are (and we look forward to it). Anyone, per chance, that has just not noted their trip? Perhaps, we'll be quietly alone... (Oh, and because we're alone I guess that's why the "suite" option arose!) How "sweet" it is! Finally, any DON"T MISS THIS advice? We're doing Mendenhall Glacier, White Pass, and the Raptor Center (check my tag for that reason).
  19. Unless I am missing something, I find this move perplexing. RCL stock was back to (almost) $100 yesterday - Thurstday, 25 Feb 2021 - and it was all based on trust and anticipation. Deceptive moves (clearly for $), even in a time when $ is flowing downstream, won't help in the long run.
  20. As one of the newbies on board the same sailing, I'm hoping your experience level doesn't give you a clairvoyant edge.... I look forward to meeting you.
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