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  1. Thanks! I had not noticed that on safety screen. I was seeing the station by looking under the "person icon" at the top where it give you your room number and date that check in opens.
  2. Has anyone been able to update their preferences online? When I use the address and login, I cannot find any place to make selections. It’s not a huge deal since we already have the refreshment package, but I’d at least like to see the list and make and pick something. Thanks!
  3. I just wish you knew where on the ship your muster station was before you boarded. Either in the app Orem on your printed set sail pass. I know we can see our stations in the app (B21 and B2 for our upcoming cruises) but it doesn’t say where they are located. Sure over time you may remember where they are on the ships, but for newer cruisers or your first time on the ship, you may not know. ideally I’d like to see something listed like (these locations may. It exist Muster Station: B21, Deck 3, Sabor Restaurant then at least you would have the name of where you need to be. I could totally see a new cruiser intending to do it and then getting distracted when they board. Maybe having a name to match the number could help.
  4. I'd highly recommend working with a good travel agent. They can make sure nothing gets missed in the process.
  5. We probably would have cashed out some, but at some ports like Barbados, St. Kits, and St. Lucia we had to take an excursion in order to get off the ship and see the islands. Since we had the FCC, we really didn't have to spend much additional money. We also learned during the "weird times" that from that point on, if we want to do something, we're just going to do it since you never know what could come up and alter your plans. We really enjoyed our excursions, we just normally wander the island on our own, so this was different. We also got to see many things that we never would have made it to on our own, so we've changed our stance on excursions for the future and may take an excursion or two when we travel to new places. We're not "beach people" so the ones we've looked at tend to be more history related.
  6. This is correct. We had a 10N Canadian cruise from Baltimore scheduled for May 2019 and was hit as part of the initial shutdown. We took the 125% FCC for BOTH the cruise and the cruise planner, when we thought we'd be back in a few months
  7. I highly recommend adding a credit card now to make things easier when you board and not require you to go by the desk on embarkation day. Once you are onboard, you can then totally swing by the desk and "pay your charges" so nothing really ever hits the card. I would not put a debit card on the account since there could be holds placed on your account until after your cruise is completed.
  8. I also wonder if some of the pricing is in relation to the number of people that have some onboard FCC from past cancellations. We had a 10 night cruise get cancelled in the first wave of things and had only purchased the Refreshment package for two people. When they offered the 125% we took it and ended up with a ton of onboard FCC that we ended up using much later when we visited places that required excursions to get off the ship. Normally we don't do excursions, but we were able to do an excursion at each port with very little additional expense.
  9. I think that’s the same thing with a lot of things. We have a local water park which is nice and a second one not too far away, so the one on island is not of any interest to us. However, we are considering dining at Izumi hibachi solely because our “good hibachi” at home has taken a nosedive. We don’t typically do speciality dining or excursions to save on cost but When we vacation, We tend to do things that we can’t do at home. I bet there are a lot of people who don’t have easy access to a water park and for them the price is “reasonable”.
  10. To be clear, I wasn’t taking shots at anyones belongs, just making a safety recommendation. I’ve been replacing that style of extension cord when I find them at my families houses and figured I would share the same recommendation to the OP. My brother in law is a fire fighter and each winter they get so many runs due to people using these cords and plugging in space heaters, Christmas trees, running them under carpets, etc.. if I offended @Walt Golasthen I apologize as that was certainly not my intent.
  11. Personally, I wouldn’t use the middle one ever. That style of cord is far too old and I’d be concerned that it isn’t 3 prong and the sheathing is probably not protective enough for todays appliances. If you need an extension cord to plug in an approved device, then Royal should be able to provide one for use.
  12. This seems like something that would best be answered by Royal directly. I would contact your travel agent or Royal Caribbean. They should be able to answer your question and make sure all sides have the relevant paperwork completed, if this is even allowed.
  13. You will want to complete the special needs form at the link below. They specifically ask about accessible excursions and can work with you to ensure you are able to enjoy all the activities. Good luck! https://www.royalcaribbean.com/resources/guest-special-needs
  14. It’s because of things like this that many of us always recommend using a good travel agent. I wouldn’t have wanted to pay another deposit while getting it all figured out and I believe a TA would have been able to prevent that.
  15. No one should panic and that was not my intent, i was just sharing how we do things and the thought process I went through the first time I saw this requirement on an excursion. While they probably won't ever check, there is always the chance that you are on an excursion that is "being tested for compliance" so in theory they could check. At the end of the day, i take whatever steps I can to minimize any hassle and shared my process. Everyone has thier process and people can choose whatever they like, not a big deal.
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