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  1. To add, we won't need airport transfers. Right now we are looking at the Sailport Resort. Does anyone have any experience with this place?
  2. Greetings and Happy Father's Day to all you dads! After much deliberation we are considering driving to Tampa as opposed to flying due to the cost of the airline. Can anyone recommend a good place to stay park and then cruise with transfers included? I've seen some websites that have recommendations but that I'd ask here before we start looking further. Thank you!
  3. The last cruise we went on, the muster station was open as soon as we boarded (we were in the 11:30 group). We literally did the online piece while waiting to board, and the VERY FIRST thing we did was go to our muster station. It was nice because it was on the same side of the ship as we boarded, near the next set of doors to get into the ship. It could not have gone any smoother!
  4. I'm sorry this happened to you, but you absolutely did the right thing! Think I will pack some of our home tests on our next cruise just in case.
  5. I can't wait to see what this is! How exciting!
  6. Coconut Mojito Blended. I do mine without alcohol usually, but I've had it with and it was just as good!
  7. Then what's the point? I thought it was just due to the unrest.
  8. We just had a stop in Haiti on our cruise. Unfortunately, they weren't offering any excursions except those that were in Labadee (nothing to tour the island outside of the area). I was disappointed because we didn't have any options for Haitian food I would say enjoy the trip and hopefully when you DO get to go again, you have more options!
  9. According to the blog post, they will still have single-serve options. That was also on our cruise. For example, there was muesli that the attendants put on your plate, or cups of it that were already plated where you just had to grab the cup of it and go. That may be a better option if there are concerns about people touching everything. I will say I think it will be faster. I heard they are having some staffing issues, and it was a challenge for 1 attendant to try to serve two lines at each station, especially when people would stand in front of two different sections of the same side (like the fruit and the oatmeal).
  10. We were on the same cruise as OP. We have only been on 2 RC ships. Having said that, the Jewel is my favorite. It's beautiful, and the Solarium was my favorite place to go. It's very peaceful. We like trivia, and there were lots of options to play. Also, the size 9f the ship was perfect. We ended up using the stairs almost exclusively because it wasn't too long of a walk to anything. Below are pics of the Solarium.
  11. Missed it by THAT much. Just got off the Jewel yesterday and it was still crew serving.
  12. So.... a boat can be a ship, but a ship cannot be a boat (based on the definitions)?
  13. How do you use this to prevent fogging? I have an issue with my mask fogging a bunch. Usually I just spit in it (it's mine so I can do that).
  14. I agree, we didn't use our fins either. I just kept my water shoes on (stepped on a sea urchin about 20 years ago and am super paranoid now). We did not have an excursion. My advice is to go early so there isn't as much sand stirred up. When we went we saw so many sleeping stingrays...it was amazing! And fish, but the rays were my fave.
  15. The fact that things are being added gives me hope for our December cruise. Because right now it is pretty bare looking. Thank you for that!
  16. Does it matter who is in what room as long as the correct CC is assigned to the person? Is there something that gets charged by room number? Asking because we are doing something similar but different (2 rooms for me, hubby, daughter, and father in law and want it to be hubby, daughter, and me in 1 room and father in law in the other). I want to make sure we don't inadvertently charge something to him since my hubby is in that room with him right now.
  17. I agree, so they should totally accept my very low Royal Up bid in order to hook me. Otherwise, I will never know what I'm missing. I really think they are missing an opportunity to get me out of my standard accommodations!
  18. To hop back on the semantics soapbox: I see "fixed" as unable to be changed based on your circumstances. The income cannot be increased or decreased due to promotion, performance, etc. Hence "fixed". I eagerly await the next person to claim the soapbox.
  19. Good evening! We are EXACTLY 21 days out from our cruise. I know people have had a lot of success with the .pdf form and emailing it in, but I would prefer to try to use the online system first, because I am a sucker for punishment it would seem. Will it cause issues if I submit the request both via the e-form and emailing the .pdf? My current plan is to submit the e-form, wait a week, then submit the .pdf. I welcome any suggestions or comments as to how solid of a plan this is.
  20. I'm the same way. I bid SUPER low on my next cruise because I have a great room (balcony at the back of the ship). If I get it...great! If I don't...still great! Our cruise AFTER this one we don't have great rooms so I plan to bid much more aggressively.
  21. We reserve the Chops +1 package on our next cruise. We've already have our chops reservation, but how do we reserve our other specialty restaurant? Thanks for your help!
  22. We just were on the Independence in November and it was normal Grease. Not sure if it changed after we sailed, but it was fine for us.
  23. Greetings! It does not seem like RCC is offering many excursions on our cruise in December. I am looking for the BEST non-Royal excursions for Costa Maya and Cozumel. We were hoping to book something to see ruins, so bonus for anyone that has a recommended ruins excursion at either of those locations. Also, what is recommended for Belize City? I saw they have ruins tours, but I think there may be better excursions for Belize. Thanks for the help!
  24. I am having the same issue for our cruise in December. There is only one excursion showing for Cozumel, and nothing for Costa Maya. I know I am pretty far out, but it makes me nervous because there are specific things I want to do at each port, and I much prefer booking through the cruise line.
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