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cruisinnewbie

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  1. Thanks for all of the advice, @AshleyDillo, @WAAAYTOOO, and @CGTLH! I switched to 10724. I am trying to convince my best friend and her family to book 10324, lol. She lives in SC so it's crazy for her to come up to NJ to cruise, but this whole world is crazy, so... we'll see!
  2. We’re booked in 8724, but 10724 is also available. Any thoughts on which one is better? Is the noise really a problem in 8724? I know @WAAAYTOOO mentioned liking 8724 but @jaullram mentioned noise? Thanks in advance for any advice!
  3. After all that my husband decided he really wanted this to be just us on the cruise. 🤦🏻‍♀️Still going to ask for the rollaway bed, though, to keep my kids from fighting all night! Now to wait out 634 more days... 😂
  4. I can't believe we're spoiling our kids with star class on their first RC cruise - I don't want to hear any complaining about cots, LOL! Let's be honest, I'm really spoiling myself and giving myself something to look forward to in all of this madness. And anything seems like less money when you break down the payments over 22 months! "Only" 635 days til we sail...
  5. So I just called back and a second person confirmed that my grand loft suite has the capacity for 5. This is so weird!
  6. Yes, they quoted me 30 percent off of the 3rd/4th passenger price, so not a huge amount in the grand scheme of an already crazy expensive vacation! Plus she’d pay her part of the fare.
  7. I booked a grand loft suite for me, my husband, and my two kids (12 and 7 at time of sailing). While I was dealing with other stuff on the phone with RC today, I asked about the price difference up to royal loft suite because we really wanted to invite our dear friend who’s like an aunt to the kids. When I heard the price I said, ok, never mind! But then the person at RC told me I could add a fifth person to our grand loft suite for only a small additional cost. We know it would mean bed sharing and a rollaway bed for one of my kids. We have all shared a hotel room before (contemporary resort at Disney) and were fine. Does anyone have experience with five in a GLS? Any thoughts of potential issues I’m not thinking about? thanks in advance!
  8. Thanks so much! Looking forward to another round with the call center 😂😂😂
  9. Yeah, it’s weird. There are very few excursions up but this was one of them. It almost seemed like a glitch. I bought it and I hope RC honors that even if it’s there by accident! Thanks for the tip on how to safely rebook if the price goes down.
  10. Thank you so much for the warm welcome! We are in 8724, because I read some of the posts here before booking. This site is a great resource. I appreciate all of the advice and expertise. I’m sure I’ll come up with lots of questions over the next 22 months!
  11. Oh wow! Ok I booked it figuring I can always cancel if I change my mind. I have almost two years to think about it, lol.
  12. Hello all! We now have two FCCS (or will whenever they process) - a 100% FCC from our canceled March 2020 cruise that we had applied toward an August 2020 cruise (we canceled and took the FCC a week before all ships were stopped and we could have gotten 125%, oh well) and a 125% FCC from our now-canceled August 2020 cruise. The original FCC from March had a use by/sail by date of 12/31/21. The new FCC has a use by 12/21 and sail by 4/22. The email I got from RC about the August cruise being canceled contained the following statement: And, if you previously used a Future Cruise Certificate, you’ll receive a new Future Cruise Certificate. This will be for 125% of any new monies paid on this sailing, plus the reactivated value of your original certificate at 100% of its value, with an expiration date of December 31, 2021 and a sail by date of April 30, 2022. We take this to mean that as long as we apply the FCC by 12/21, we can use it on a March 2022 cruise (that we've now booked). I spent 5 hours repeatedly getting disconnected from the call center trying to confirm this. The first two people I spoke to said the March FCC can't be used for a 2022 cruise. The third person I spoke to said it could. I feel like the language above is really clear that I can sail by April 2022 with my old FCC that I had applied to this August cruise. I'd love to hear if others are in a similar position and if I'm correct that as long as I apply the old FCC by 12/21 I can sail by 4/22. Sorry if this was confusing, my brain hurts a little from all of it! Thanks in advance for any insight!
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