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    monorailmedic got a reaction from JohnK6404 in USB Charging Stations   
    Yup, I carry one everywhere (multiple cruise lines, land/air trips, etc).  The one I use (and have at home as well) is similar to the one above, but also supports USB-C PD, which is helpful for some newer devices, including laptops.  (This one to be exact: https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Anker-Premium-Desktop-Delivery/dp/B072K5ZJXF/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=usb+c+pd+anker&qid=1559514153&s=gateway&sr=8-3&linkCode=sl1&tag=chrc-20&linkId=8e62adf6f737c09a9d2c0462c5e04971&language=en_US)
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from JLMoran in Summit Revolution   
    I understand folks' knee-jerk reactions to this, but I've done multiple crossings, been around many storms, etc - never were the conditions rough in a way that I felt it would be harder to write, which seems a reasonable way to gauge how the affect would be tattooing.
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from Jaymac Radio in Autographs by Matt   
    I also sell "Cuban" cigars.
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from Mike P in Autographs by Matt   
    I also sell "Cuban" cigars.
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from mom2mybugs in Autographs by Matt   
    I also sell "Cuban" cigars.
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from RestingBird in Autographs by Matt   
    I also sell "Cuban" cigars.
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from JLMoran in Autographs by Matt   
    I also sell "Cuban" cigars.
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Autographs by Matt   
    I also sell "Cuban" cigars.
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from Matt in Gin Bar - Explorer of the seas   
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from spiralqueen in Gin Bar - Explorer of the seas   
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Gin Bar - Explorer of the seas   
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from SweetPea in Keepin' It (Star) Classy: Anthem Edition   
    There are many different types of lines out there - not just RCI and Crystal (for example).  As @JLMoran notes, we really enjoy Celebrity (especially Edge, but all their ships have been great for us) and find them a nice 'middle ground' in many ways.  If you like Royal, the good news is that Celebrity has a rather similar feel to it - but adjusted a bit differently.  This post explains the difference between the types of lines that are out there now, but I'm actually in the midst of updating that post to talk a bit about MSC and importantly, how Celebrity has become the more modern and young/active of the premium lines. 
    As someone who is generally up until 1am even during the work week, I can assure you that Celebrity isn't shutting down after 9pm 🙂
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    monorailmedic reacted to StayFrosty in Cruise to Nowhere?   
    You won’t see one of these in the US.  US laws do not allow cruises to nowhere from US ports on foreign-flagged vessels. 
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from Jaymac Radio in Keepin' It (Star) Classy: Anthem Edition   
    There are many different types of lines out there - not just RCI and Crystal (for example).  As @JLMoran notes, we really enjoy Celebrity (especially Edge, but all their ships have been great for us) and find them a nice 'middle ground' in many ways.  If you like Royal, the good news is that Celebrity has a rather similar feel to it - but adjusted a bit differently.  This post explains the difference between the types of lines that are out there now, but I'm actually in the midst of updating that post to talk a bit about MSC and importantly, how Celebrity has become the more modern and young/active of the premium lines. 
    As someone who is generally up until 1am even during the work week, I can assure you that Celebrity isn't shutting down after 9pm 🙂
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from JLMoran in Keepin' It (Star) Classy: Anthem Edition   
    There are many different types of lines out there - not just RCI and Crystal (for example).  As @JLMoran notes, we really enjoy Celebrity (especially Edge, but all their ships have been great for us) and find them a nice 'middle ground' in many ways.  If you like Royal, the good news is that Celebrity has a rather similar feel to it - but adjusted a bit differently.  This post explains the difference between the types of lines that are out there now, but I'm actually in the midst of updating that post to talk a bit about MSC and importantly, how Celebrity has become the more modern and young/active of the premium lines. 
    As someone who is generally up until 1am even during the work week, I can assure you that Celebrity isn't shutting down after 9pm 🙂
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from Hoski in Dedicated cabana attendant.   
    Wow.  I have no doubt this happened to you, but I have to say it's quite different than our experience on both BB and Nellie's.  Usually our attendant has been sitting "at the ready" within 20 feet of us (unless actively getting drinks or other items of course) and checks in regularly.  When was this? (just curious)
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    monorailmedic reacted to bcarney in Cruise Blasphemy?   
    Being from the Frozen Mitten I can't wrap my mind around the idea of sailing to places, on purpose, where there are no palm trees... 
    I couldn't pull a @monorailmedic and watch a ship sail out for a fall Canadian color cruise.  I'd be on the dock waving my hands and yelling to the Captain "you're going the wrong way!!!"
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from 4ensic in VOOM Surf and Stream question-   
    Texts will still come through - but in most cases they're not terrifically expensive to receive (depends on the carrier obviously).  Random fact - texts/SMS messages actually ride on the packets of info that your phone and the tower use to check in on each other.  That is to say, the idea that carriers ever got away charging for texts is nuts, as it requires no overhead on their part.  The text info is smaller than the packets going back and forth - much like sticking a coin in an envelope - the stamp doesn't get more expensive as whatever you can fit in travels.  Nerd-rambling complete. :-)
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from BrianAlt in Bar Crawl & Scavenger Hunt   
    Here is the crawl schedule from Symphony.  To be honest next time I'll remove the pool/mast bar as everyone skips it.  
    https://www.cruisehabit.com/barcrawl/
    The hard part is keeping people going.  I set a timer and get people moving ahead of schedule and share with the stragglers where we'll be next.  You may want to try adn give the bar managers a heads up if you can.  Sometimes they're helpful with this - sometimes they're not.
    Also, big thanks to @BrianAlt (pretty sure I've got the right username for him) for helping me make this more organized a couple years ago by sharing his schedule.
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from JennyB in Wonderland for vegetarians - Is it a magical trip of flavors or a smoking carrot?   
    Glad you found the info helpful and enjoyed the show.
    Report back and share your thoughts on Wonderland!
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from Jaymac Radio in The sweet firsts of Symphony--An as live as I can make it blog! March 2-9,2019   
    I'll always be second fiddle to Larissa, but that's alright.  It's something about 'arissas.  I mean, I know @Matt and I have never rolled our eyes together looking at Marissa, but Marissa and I at @Matt...
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from JLMoran in The sweet firsts of Symphony--An as live as I can make it blog! March 2-9,2019   
    I'll always be second fiddle to Larissa, but that's alright.  It's something about 'arissas.  I mean, I know @Matt and I have never rolled our eyes together looking at Marissa, but Marissa and I at @Matt...
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from Matt in Table assignment - linking separate reservations?   
    Welcome!  A few users have answered the main question: you can link reservations once booked.
    This in mind I HIGHLY recommend using a good travel agent.  There are plenty of reasons to do this for a single room, but when you have three rooms for different folks, you don't want to be the "point person" for any questions, special requests, etc.  Let a travel agent handle all that, make recommendations for your family, take care of linking dining and other reservations, etc.
    Below are a couple articles that talk about the benefits of using a good agent:
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2018/01/23/10-secrets-royal-caribbean-travel-agents-wish-you-knew
    https://www.cruisehabit.com/should-i-use-travel-agent-or-book-directly-cruise-line
    In full transparency, this site is sponsored by MEI Travel - but I can tell you that I and others have used them for years (actually, coming up on a decade for me) with great results.  If you want to give them a shot and support the site, you can request a quote by filling out the form right on the home page.  The important thing though is that you'll benefit in many ways from using a good agent - whoever you might choose.
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from Big Dawg Ron in The sweet firsts of Symphony--An as live as I can make it blog! March 2-9,2019   
    I'll always be second fiddle to Larissa, but that's alright.  It's something about 'arissas.  I mean, I know @Matt and I have never rolled our eyes together looking at Marissa, but Marissa and I at @Matt...
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    monorailmedic got a reaction from Matt in Liquor Choices   
    On ships with a pub that's where you'll generally find the widest selection - past what you see on the more generic menus.  On Oasis class ships, the bar by Coastal Kitchen may also have options.  Schooner and/or Champagne/R bars are the other locations that may have additional options, especially on ships without a pub.  
    Any particular spirit he might be looking for?  Below is the list of whiskies (found here: https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/menus/boot-bonnet-pub-menu-harmony-of-the-seas) on Harmony's Boot and Bonnet (pub) menu.  And no, I'd not consider Fireball a whiskey of any sort...but I don't make the menus 🙂
    Arbeg 10 Year
    Blanton's Single Barrel
    Chivas Regal 12 Year
    Crown Royal
    Dewar’s 12 Year
    Fireball
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    Gentleman Jack
    Glenfiddich
    The Glenlivet
    Jack Daniel’s Tennessee
    Jameson
    Johnnie Walker Black Label
    Maker's Mark
    Monkey Shoulder Blended
    Talisker 10 Year
    Wild Turkey 101 Proof
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