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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    Agree, it’s certainly weird seeing a quiet promenade at night and empty roulette & blackjack tables but I figure it’s really a unique experience so trying to enjoy this while it lasts. 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from GA Dave in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    We had great weather today at Coco Cay & saw an empty Allure dock late afternoon to shift crew. What an experience at Coco Cay with only roughly 1/2 of Freedom passengers on the island. 

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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from Skigoofy in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    We had great weather today at Coco Cay & saw an empty Allure dock late afternoon to shift crew. What an experience at Coco Cay with only roughly 1/2 of Freedom passengers on the island. 

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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from jticarruthers in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    Last night the cruise director told us there were 1000 passengers onboard freedom and nearly 1100 crew. You can certainly notice the extra attentive service. 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    Last night the cruise director told us there were 1000 passengers onboard freedom and nearly 1100 crew. You can certainly notice the extra attentive service. 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from cdixon22 in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    Last night the cruise director told us there were 1000 passengers onboard freedom and nearly 1100 crew. You can certainly notice the extra attentive service. 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from BrianB in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    We had great weather today at Coco Cay & saw an empty Allure dock late afternoon to shift crew. What an experience at Coco Cay with only roughly 1/2 of Freedom passengers on the island. 

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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from Neesa in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    We had great weather today at Coco Cay & saw an empty Allure dock late afternoon to shift crew. What an experience at Coco Cay with only roughly 1/2 of Freedom passengers on the island. 

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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from sk8erguy1978 in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    We had great weather today at Coco Cay & saw an empty Allure dock late afternoon to shift crew. What an experience at Coco Cay with only roughly 1/2 of Freedom passengers on the island. 

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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from Allen2 in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    We had great weather today at Coco Cay & saw an empty Allure dock late afternoon to shift crew. What an experience at Coco Cay with only roughly 1/2 of Freedom passengers on the island. 

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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from Matt in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    We had great weather today at Coco Cay & saw an empty Allure dock late afternoon to shift crew. What an experience at Coco Cay with only roughly 1/2 of Freedom passengers on the island. 

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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from Yak in Coco Cay (Sat 7/31)   
    We had great weather today at Coco Cay & saw an empty Allure dock late afternoon to shift crew. What an experience at Coco Cay with only roughly 1/2 of Freedom passengers on the island. 

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    tonyfsu21 reacted to SmoothJ24 in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    I spoke way too soon I guess... ?
    I saw all my bids expire except for one, and then I saw the email, charge, and upgraded stateroom under royalcarribean.com.
     
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Children Covid Testing Type   
    Worried about the same thing here with 2 young kids. If you watch Shannon Ford vlog on Freedom from a few weeks ago it actually shows her son getting the test and they barely put the swab in his nose. I am sailing on Friday & hopeful this is the case because my kids will refuse and we will end up driving home instead of cruising. 
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    tonyfsu21 reacted to JeffB in Children Covid Testing Type   
    There is a huge problem regarding the nomenclature of the wide range of tests and collection protocols to determine if you are infected with COVID. The foregoing posts are correct regarding the type of test being used by RCL. They are antigen tests using the anterior nasal swab protocol for specimen collection. To my knowledge, for antigen testing, this is the preferred collection methodology for COVID screening and is what is being used by the cruise lines including RCL.
    Antigen tests - all of them - have a higher false positive rate than molecular or PCR tests. If the antigen test is positive on your child using the anterior nasal collection protocol, a PCR test would be performed to confirm that it's positive. Any of the different types of collection protocols can be used for this. I'm not sure which protocol is being used by RCL for molecular (PCR) testing. My guess is cruise lines are not using the the brain swab (naso or oropharyngeal swabs) see chart below. I've had a mid-turbinate swab and the anterior nares swab neither are awful. I've also had the nasopharyngeal swab. It was tolerable because I knew what was coming. Kids? Your probably right. No way. If it comes to a PCR, request it be collected by Anterior nasal or Mid turbinate collection. It is said that without the Nasopharyngeal level you may get the dreaded "equivocal" result from a PCR. Not enough specimen to isolate the virions in your tissues. 
    I like Jill's idea of practicing with a Q-tip to get them to know what's coming and that it isn't that bad but don't insert it in the nostril any further than 3/4 of an inch or basically whatever is nose picking depth for your kid.
    Good luck, I think your kids will be fine.

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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from dsmithgator in Children Covid Testing Type   
    Worried about the same thing here with 2 young kids. If you watch Shannon Ford vlog on Freedom from a few weeks ago it actually shows her son getting the test and they barely put the swab in his nose. I am sailing on Friday & hopeful this is the case because my kids will refuse and we will end up driving home instead of cruising. 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    Rear facing extended balcony. I bid just under the maximum on the Royal and owners suite and ended up with the owners suite. 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    So the page came back and I won my bid once again for Owners Suite on Freedom! 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from RWDW1204 in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    So the page came back and I won my bid once again for Owners Suite on Freedom! 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    Rear facing extended balcony. I bid just under the maximum on the Royal and owners suite and ended up with the owners suite. 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from Wilson in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    Rear facing extended balcony. I bid just under the maximum on the Royal and owners suite and ended up with the owners suite. 
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    tonyfsu21 reacted to SmoothJ24 in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    Nice… ours still says pending and we are 4 days away from sailing on the Odyssey.
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from Fairlynew in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    So the page came back and I won my bid once again for Owners Suite on Freedom! 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from Wilson in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    So the page came back and I won my bid once again for Owners Suite on Freedom! 
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    tonyfsu21 got a reaction from fireclan in Royal Up Page Gone?   
    So the page came back and I won my bid once again for Owners Suite on Freedom! 
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