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  1. I've just checked all the Alaska 2022 sailings on the UK site and none have air fare included. However, all 2021 (July to Oct) sailings on Jewel of the Seas (out of Cyprus) include airfare and transfers from UK airports.
  2. @Brogan - here in the UK it's interesting for various reasons: Gove & Boris have indicated that "vaccine passports" will involve a combination of options (vacinnation, negative pcr test, or positive for covid within last 6 months). We will need to wait to see if apps are able/allowed to distinguish between the 3 options (and whether there's a difference between domestic or international use). Government ministers have also indicated that vaccine passports may not be implemented until September time (after adult population has been fully vaccinated, making passports a mute issu
  3. I've just booked the Anthem of off Southampton this summer, and Royal has said that I can get the kids pcr tested at the port free of charge, and that it would delay boarding by a couple of hours whilst results are turned around.
  4. Well RCI just allowed b2b on July 25th and August 1st sailing . I will need the vaccine and my 2 nieces will need a negative pcr test (within 5 days of sailing), but Royal confirmed that if I "forget" to get the tests done then they will provide the test free of charge at the port (would just delay boarding for a couple of hours whilst you wait in the queue to be swabbed and for results to be returned). Still eyeing up Cyprus for later on in the year though...
  5. I was just about to ask about the health warning... However, have they missed it... Once lockdown is fully lifted in the UK (circa June 21st) then we will be allowed to travel anywhere in the UK...Anthem is only doing UK itineraries for UK residents only.... technically they won't need vaccinations or negative tests...‽
  6. @Brogan @Mike.s - got to be tempted with Cyprus options with airfare included...
  7. Has anyone booked on this cruise and the one immediately afterwards? Where you're travelling with under 18 Yr olds that require a negative pcr test to cruise? What is Royal requiring for negative texts on the second cruise?
  8. Ok that took 25mins to get through... They were unable to book 25th July as system broken on dining options ... Also advised they are not doing back2back cruises because of the kids requiring negative PCR tests, and even though you can purchase the 2 cruises separately, it's in the t&c's...not that they're making that clear to anyone!!! They also only had all the info dropped on them this morning - how organised is Royal, NOT!!! So not booked yet, but wanting 25th July
  9. @Brogan @Mike.s Anthem on sail already... Will let you know how long I have to wait on the phone when I finally get through...I have a discount card that doesn't work on the website arghhh. Wish me luck
  10. I reckon they are booking to full capacity. If they need to reduce numbers, so far they cancel the entire sailings and "re-debut" the ship. This is what just happened for Anthem of the Seas out of Southampton, although they also changed the itineraries as well.
  11. They didn't tell you on a cancellation email, you had to find the link to 125% OBC. They subsequently sent a reminder email weeks later with the link in it. @All - if you don't get a link for 125% OBC do a search in the FAQ on Royals site for the link - it's standard on all purchases where they cancel on you. I am however still waiting for all FCC and OBC from cancelled May sailings
  12. Then I'd ring them and ask about the lift and shift option. When you lifted and shifted the first time, did the drinks package also shift?
  13. I haven't seen any drinks included promos on Royals uk site for absolutely ages, so I'm thinking it may be a travel agent bolt on...
  14. I had my 2020 cruise cancelled before lift + shift existed. They cancelled and refunded the on-board items to my cards and issued FCC for the fare. I then had time to wait for black Friday to book drinks packages at a decent price, as RCI had hiked all the prices. Although recent weeks I've seen cruise planner sales that reduced items back down to black Friday price points (in the uk). If RCI has packaged the drinks package in with the Headline price, then there lift + shift promise to match prices to next year would need to be honoured. If its a travel agent that's added it then you
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