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tonyfsu21

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  1. There’s no right or wrong but make sure you choose an oasis class ship…………
  2. Boardwalk Dog House followed by hanging out on deck 17 until sail away!
  3. We have the same issue regarding a picky eater and find most of the venues will accommodate the kids with something simple like a hotdog or burger exc. I can’t really recall Wonderland and if the kids ate anything from that place. Most of the time if the kids are still hungry we will grab what they want after dinner at the buffet and take it back to the room. It’s never been an issue, enjoy your speciality dining!
  4. I just spent a valuable minute of my life reading this post and there are no conditions listed. Please let us know what the conditions are.
  5. Bucket of beer & a sail away party on the balcony is one of my cruise things. It used to be enjoying a cigar on the balcony…….
  6. In Fort Lauderdale it would be more cost effective to pay the aliens to deliver passengers from FLL to the port in their flying disc. The only conceivable route would be the Dania cut off canal but there are 2 major obstacles with fixed bridges at US1 and also the FEC railroad fixed bridge rendering it unnavigable to anything of significance (especially at high tide). Taking into consideration Fort Lauderdale’s premium on land located near water it would cost billions not millions to replace a $6 Uber ride.
  7. I don’t get offended by anything so no big deal.
  8. Let me know what your skeptical about and I will try and get some answers. Are you insinuating my contractors (whose livelihood depends on me) are feeding me false information? Not a single one of the dozens that are on my payroll for 10+ years even know that we cruise so they have no motives. They told me the hotel and others around it are filled with presumably crew from both RC and Carnival.
  9. Fairly confident. I drove by and there are few cars in the parking lots which makes total sense considering the crew wouldn’t have cars.
  10. My contractors who are staying on state road 84 in Fort Lauderdale are telling me that the hotels are filled to capacity with Royal Caribbean and Carnival crew. Possible assembly prior to restart?
  11. The Casino Royale as a whole is unorganized and frustrating especially when dealing with the players program. There is absolutely zero consistency across the fleet.
  12. Parking is easy at the new terminal. The way in is much easier then the way out though so be prepared. The elevator at the garage bottlenecks and holds everyone up. Significant delays most of the time during the high traffic hours of disembarkation.
  13. Ok, I figured if NCL adopted that rule then RC would soon follow. I’m really hoping the kids can still sail when we cruise in Nov (provided any ships are sailing).
  14. If sailing resumes with fully vaccinated crew & guests I would assume those of us with younger kids are going to be left out for the foreseeable future? I guess for some this is an ideal situation but it will certainly take the family out of family vacation.
  15. Holiday sailing vibes, best use of company vacation days since many get Thurs/Fri off + The RC Blog group cruise.
  16. Roll it to Thanksgiving which IMHO (and many others on the blog) is the best week to cruise!!
  17. Exactly. They would have a tough time ramping up to 100% in 1-2 months let alone 7 days. It looks like 2021 could be out.
  18. Not intending to highjack the thread topic but have you considered deck 17 lofts? IMHO it’s the best spot to be on an oasis class ship. Your perched up high & the suite lounge + CK are on the same deck. Not to mention the lofts are great options for suites.
  19. Think about giving CCL another try. The new ships have so many options for kids & adults. I made the mistake of associating CCL with our pre-kid days partying in college and swore it off for many years. We tried 3 of the new ships and short of an RC Oasis class option I prefer CCL. We find that the new ships with 7+ day itineraries have the same vibe as RC with even better dining options and activities.
  20. 100% true. All the “pick 3 free” items you get to pick as part of your cruise fare end up costing a significant amount of money in taxes and fees.
  21. Broward County has not been sleeping during the global pandemic. They have used this time to upgrade and build at Port Everglades. The convention center and a massive hotel are well underway. The Dania Beach area has had several major chain (budget) hotels built in anticipation. Downtown Fort Lauderdale is in the midst of a construction boom as well. When operations resume, Fort Lauderdale and it’s port will be ready. Port of Miami while nice can’t handle everything. Port Everglades is # 2. Based on what I am observing, RC needs Port Everglades more then Port Everglades needs RC.
  22. I have 44 years under my belt in East Fort Lauderdale. 20 of which I have been staring at the Port Everglades from my living room. Broward County is investing heavily in Port infrastructure to accommodate more large passenger & cargo ships as well as hotels, roads, new terminals and parking. As with everything else, it’s all about politics and money. RCL will be back in full force once they suck the life out of the port of Miami. Big things will happen once cruising is back in full operation mode!
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