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  1. South Pacific starting in Australia and ending up in the US or Canada.
  2. Fixed - just had to reload the APP and Wonder was accessible - Doh!
  3. You can get direct flights from DFW to FCO.
  4. Direct flights if possible. Get there a day or two early.
  5. Anyone able to bring this cruise up on the APP yet? It shows up but when selected I get the beloved, "Still working on fun" banner. Totally understandable - but it is only 196 days out and they're done working on the fun for our Allure cruise which is 336 days out. So I guess its easier to finish fun on the older ships.
  6. Cruise ship NORWEGIAN SUN hit iceberg, damaged, bound for repairs VIDEO | NORWEGIAN SUN - FleetMon Maritime News Enough damage to force an early return.
  7. We too had issues before our June Med cruise. The NAVICA APP would not recognize our tests as valid and after calling customer service, directed to use the web site to run through test. Took about an hour to get through 2 tests. As we were testing from our hotel room internet, very concerned with drop-off before completing the test. Still don't know why the tests would not show as valid with the APP.
  8. Equinox is much smaller than Oasis and does not have any toys. Pools, hot tubs, bars & restaurants. Smaller ship, better crew/passenger ratio, and I've experienced a better service and dining experience. Celebrity and Royal are different in what they offer. Royal is clearly more of a family with/ or without kids line - lots of ship activities (water slides, rock climbing , carousel , escape room, rock climbing, ice skating, and far more eating/drinking options) whereas Celebrity is more focused on adult clientele - no toys. Quieter, focused more on dining and entertainment. Both have casinos. Oasis class offer large theater productions and aqua theater, Celebrity - more modest entertaining offerings.
  9. When ever I pay off, I call RCL and ask for a 0 balance folio. They've alway's been good about it.
  10. Sailed them once, and it was enough (just like Carnival). Remember the service was exceptionally bad.
  11. Not sure it really mitigates anything, catches a few carriers. But most likely a lot more un-confirmed +s are getting on-board. As we've moved on to living with this bug, might as well drop it. A zero infection case strategy is impossible.
  12. I just rechecked my final folio, and did not find any service charge for adding $$ to casino account from ship account.
  13. As of 2 weeks ago, I didn't. Had about $200 OBC in my bank. I went to the casino and asked to move money from my ship account casino account. They gave me a ticket to play in the machines, which I promptly played a spin then cashed out at the window. I didn't see any charge on my folio. Other than the amount I moved.
  14. The service is definitely better as there's a better guest/crew ratio. Regarding the food, there are good menu days and less attractive menu days. If you're not satisfied with the menu on a particular day, you can order from one of the 4 MDRs also. We've done that especially for appetizers.
  15. Odyssey in Naples with us this morning
  16. Currently sailing on a 3 June Med itineraries. 1968 boarded, ship has a 1% infection rate. Service great. Masks required in casino, theater and Celebrity buses. All our ports have been normal as protocols are dropped Italy, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro. Hoping the dropping of US return testing is real as we fly home early next week. No official word from airline or cruise line.
  17. Great. Current in Italy and fly home next week. Have not seen anything from my airline or any change to VeriFLY. Doesn’t come into effect until 12:01 AM Sunday. Have tests just in case.
  18. It's just a crap shoot. But, wouldn't let that get in the way of a good cruise, especially if you're getting the right price. If there's an issue, the ship will steer away from the bad stuff. And there could be itinerary changes. You just don't know in the Caribbean, which is I favor Alaska, west coast or Med cruises during hurricane season.
  19. Yes - innovative hull design - different angle on the bow . Also the blue coating is more than just a paint - its has a special composition to resist barnacles and reduce drag. All the ships will end up with that same coating as it reduces fuel consumption.
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