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  1. On 4 night Serenade in mid December got DBP and Voom for $53.
  2. Wondering about Brilliance out of Tampa..... As a result of the ongoing COVID-related circumstances around the world, and in abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International is pausing operations for the following ships: Vision of the Seas’ return to cruising is postponed until March 7, 2022 Serenade of the Seas sailings from January 8 – March 5, returning after dry dock on April 26, 2022 Jewel of the Seas sailings from January 9 – February 12, returning on February 20, 2022 Symphony of the Seas sailings from January 8 – January 22, returning on January 29, 2022 We regret having to cancel your clients’ long-awaited vacations and appreciate their loyalty and understanding. Our top priority is always the well-being of our guests, our crew and the communities we visit. Despite stringent health and safety measures, including vaccination and testing requirements for guests and crew, and extensive contingency planning, we have had to move forward with this decision. Our teams will continue to consider every option and resource to keep cruising safe and enjoyable as the world and the cruise industry continue to adapt. Guests affected by these cancelations will be notified shortly and presented the below compensation options to consider, provided they did not already cancel under our Cruise with Confidence policy. For Serenade departing January 8, 2022 ONLY: Booked guests will receive a 100% refund of all funds paid, which will be returned to the original form of payment. Additionally, a 100% Future Cruise Credit will be issued in hopes of welcoming your clients onboard with us in the future.
  3. Read this also...believe it was for Carnival cruises! Also read yesterday that NCL was sticking to its original cancellation policy if people cancelled due to new mask policy this past week.
  4. Agree with ChrisK2793. Last week saw people being told to put their mask on if they were carrying drinks in unvaccinated areas. So glad we got through our cruise before new mask policy. It was ok wearing masks in unvaccinated venues, but would definitely have been a problem for us to wear masks in designated "vaccinated only" areas such as theater, nightclub, bars, etc.
  5. Just got back from a wonderful Serenade cruise. I asked for a new pillow since I like a feathered pillow. Receive a wonderful pillow and want to order it. Label said Harris Pillows. However, I do not know what size to order. We had beds put together in a regular balcony room. Not sure if this was a standard or queen pillow. Does anyone happen to know?
  6. Recently read that it is held w/karaoke on the Serenade
  7. Not sure if we need to shut off while in the cruise terminal or when we board to avoid charges.
  8. Can you put in a plastic holder attached to lanyard? Is seapass same size as credit card? Can they do barcode through these? I remember having a hole put in them for lanyard, but read this is no longer done?
  9. Got negative tests yesterday from Walgreen in less than an hour. Although I was enthusiastic about getting back to cruising, I really couldn't get fully excited until our results came in. Elated after receiving results. Has anyone else felt that way?
  10. Not looking to sit out nude, but thinking about people on 7 possibly "looking up our robes" as we stand at rail
  11. We will try to stop by...Have 2 friends with us and not sure of our schedules yet. Thanks for invite!
  12. 8514...I didn't want to be over the large white overhang on Deck 7 so picked 8514 in front of ship instead. Today I found something showing that this cabin overhangs the extended balconies on Deck 7. See photo. Did we give up our privacy? Thinking that choice will give anyone looking up at us from Deck 7 a view of us sitting or standing at rail of our balcony.
  13. With Deluxe package....Do you just give your Sea pass card to bartender or must you sign for drink?
  14. We will be there! Hope to get done with 5:30 dinner in time to get to deck to see ship go under Skyway Bridge.
  15. We are scheduled to sail on Serenade at 5 PM from Tampa. Really would love to be on deck to see ship go under Skyway Bridge. However, if the ship leaves much later than 5, we may not have enough time to finish our dinner in time to see this. Would it be possible to dine in master dining room at later time without having My Time Dining that day?
  16. Read somewhere about an ugly sweater event on RC. Does anyone know how this works? Not sure if I should bother bringing these with us.
  17. Can I use Voom's wifi to check stocks, banking, etc? Is it secure or should I just not do so? Thanks
  18. Thanks so much for all your help with this...One more thing please.... If I set my phone to Wifi calling as suggested, does this mean I can call from the ship to the US without fear of any extra charges?
  19. 1. Can text and send email if using Voom onboard 2. First step - airplane mode on, mobile data off 3. Second step - go to connections and hit RC Wifi Text and email as usual. Can I make calls if I'm using Voom (set calls to Wifi calling)? Thanks
  20. Our Covid test is scheduled for Saturday, two days before we cruise. My husband and I are in a cabin and we linked our reservation to 2 friends in another cabin so we can dine together. If one person IN A CABIN tests positive, does that mean the other couple cannot cruise? (I think not, but want to be sure) Also I know we can cancel in 48 hours under Cruise w/Confidence, but what happens if we take our test at 10 AM on the second day before the cruise (Sunday for Tuesday departure) and are positive. Would that be too late to cancel? (Technically more than 48 hours before boarding the ship.) A definite worrier here!
  21. The Royal App is great, showing everything there is to do onboard ship. Question is though, on Radiance class ships is there any other way to see what is happening rather than carrying a phone with you everywhere? I seem to remember on some ships there being "boards" where you could push a button and see what's going on.
  22. 12/02/2021 09:24 AM EST The Biden administration today said it would soon require private health insurers to cover the cost of at-home Covid-19 tests as part of an effort to tamp down infections during the winter months. The new policy means that the more than 150 million Americans with private coverage will be able to get reimbursed for the rapid tests as long as they submit their expenses for reimbursement. The change represents the core of a ramped-up effort to encourage more widespread testing, in a renewed bid to slow the virus' spread and better track the emerging Omicron variant. The administration today also unveiled a wide-ranging strategy aimed at making Covid-19 vaccines more widely and easily available ahead of the winter.
  23. Found out today that if I check for travel only on Covid test, Walgreen will bill my insurance company $100 for test. United Healthcare will not pay for it. However, if you check anything else on the form, it will be paid by the CARES Act so they do not bill the insurance company. CVS said the same thing, but would even charge more if for travel only is checked. Has anyone come across this?
  24. I think this is the answer as to why I cannot book my test ahead of time. CVS changed their policy, or so we were told. Appointments open at midnight for that day. No more two weeks in advance appointments. It goes by where you live. In my area, cvs has never been able to book rapid tests more than a day in advance. Walgreens is a week ahead of time which is what I did in October for our cruise and what I’m doing for our cruise in December.
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