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    Clear Laker reacted to twangster in Boarding Denial   
    There is only FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt plus SAR - Speculation and Rumors.  
    This is one of many details that we'll have to wait and see how it plays out.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from crisgold52 in Jewelry Shop Onboard?   
    You usually will not find good deals on the ship.  At every port there are Esty & DI shops.  Not really good deals even through they are advertised as such.  You need to really know your stuff to get good deals.  Good luck
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from Mrs. Thomas in September 26, 2020 Symphony   
    We were on that sailing as well.  We Lifted and Shifted to same time in 2021 last week.  We looked up the cabin fare for 2021.  It was a 71% increase from our current 2C cabin fare.  So we saved $1650 by Lifting and Shifting vs. making final payment and waiting for Royal to cancel.  Sadly I think it's Royal's strategy to wait until after final payment is due before they cancel.  What way they can float your money for 60 days.
    Too bad we lost $400 for our canceled flights.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from sk8erguy1978 in September 26, 2020 Symphony   
    We were on that sailing as well.  We Lifted and Shifted to same time in 2021 last week.  We looked up the cabin fare for 2021.  It was a 71% increase from our current 2C cabin fare.  So we saved $1650 by Lifting and Shifting vs. making final payment and waiting for Royal to cancel.  Sadly I think it's Royal's strategy to wait until after final payment is due before they cancel.  What way they can float your money for 60 days.
    Too bad we lost $400 for our canceled flights.
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    Clear Laker reacted to KJones in Cruise Planner Purchases for late fall 2021   
    FWIW, there aren't any 'sales' going on for our November 2021 cruise.
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    Clear Laker reacted to klc317 in Techy/non controversial question about the 30 day suspension of cruises   
    We were affected as well by the unfortunate events occurring with the Corona virus.  Was booked on Rhapsody on April 4th.    We were holding out on cancelling just to see what new unfolded but wasn't looking good so now its official.  But, is what it is and I appreciate the sacrifice that RC decided to take.  I really feel bad for the financial hit all the cruise industry is taking on this.
    I was curious as to where they are going to dock/anchor all these ships.  I would imagine Carnival will be following soon with a 30 day or similar suspension.    Thats going to be a huge number of ships to do something with in the meantime.    Wonder how that works?   
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    Clear Laker reacted to steverk in Extension cord for CPAP machine   
    My wife also bought an extra long cord for her machine. 10 bucks on Amazon.  Made it so much more convenient 
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from Okgladgal in RCCL Credit Card - OBC Credit Redemptions   
    It has been our experience that if you redeem online you get the credit applied a few weeks before you sail.  We have found that if you call them they will apply onboard credit within a few days of when you call.  They explained to me once they wait because if you cancel your cruise it is hard to refund your onboard credit back.  The onboard credit awarded by the card is the same as cash, so if you do not use it all it will be refunded to you in cash as the end of the cruise.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from Baked Alaska in RCCL Credit Card - OBC Credit Redemptions   
    It has been our experience that if you redeem online you get the credit applied a few weeks before you sail.  We have found that if you call them they will apply onboard credit within a few days of when you call.  They explained to me once they wait because if you cancel your cruise it is hard to refund your onboard credit back.  The onboard credit awarded by the card is the same as cash, so if you do not use it all it will be refunded to you in cash as the end of the cruise.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in RCCL Credit Card - OBC Credit Redemptions   
    It has been our experience that if you redeem online you get the credit applied a few weeks before you sail.  We have found that if you call them they will apply onboard credit within a few days of when you call.  They explained to me once they wait because if you cancel your cruise it is hard to refund your onboard credit back.  The onboard credit awarded by the card is the same as cash, so if you do not use it all it will be refunded to you in cash as the end of the cruise.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from F1guynz in Who would ever let go of your child, even if there was no glass there?   
    The latest … Family Attorney:  "Royal Caribbean is lying"  https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2020/01/23/chloe-wiegand-family-attorneys-scene-proves-royal-caribbean-lying/4553751002/
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    Clear Laker reacted to twangster in Who would ever let go of your child, even if there was no glass there?   
    I wonder if grandpa has ever come back to his car in a snow storm and found his car full of snow because he didn't know his window was open?
    Probably has a wicked air conditioning bill in the summer when the windows in the house are open.  
    Drive through restaurants must be a PITA for him.  Is the window open or not?  So confusing.
    Is he a Mac IT professional because Windows seems to give him a lot of trouble.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from diana melendrez in Young adults on clubs?   
    Young adults are allowed in bars etc.  You can tell by their Seapass card that they are 18-20.  They are not allowed  in the teen clubs.
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    Clear Laker reacted to kadmgs in Freedom vs. Liberty   
    I am from Houston, born and raised. I live 30 mins. from Hobby (HOU) and about 45 mins. from Galveston. We sailed on Liberty this past summer and loved it so much we are sailing on her again in March for Spring Break. Haven't sailed on Freedom, but I agree with others stating the extra days and savings are worth the hassle of getting from HOU to Galveston. My recommendation would be to stay in the Clear Lake area, specifically Webster either in a hotel on Bay Area Blvd. at or near I-45 or on Nasa Road 1. This would put you near or even walking distance to restaurants and shopping depending on the hotel. If you have kids with you and your flight gets in early enough, Space Center Houston at Johnson Space Center is great! Tons of hands on stuff for the kids and you can actually go into the Enterprise, the mock shuttle used to train our astronauts. There are some "nice" hotels near HOU, but the area is very limited on decent dining options. The area is straight up sketchy, though. From reading your live blogs, @Lovetocruise2002 I think you would be happier in the Clear Lake area rather than staying near the airport. I can recommend restaurants, especially knowing your love for Mexican food. 😁 
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Freedom vs. Liberty   
    Late to your post.  We have been on both ships … basically the same ship.   Galveston is a cool town and there is a lot of things to do between Houston and Galveston.  As you normally fly from Detroit.  I would suggest flying Southwest (HOU).  You will save a lot on airfare vs. IAH.  Hobby Airport is much closer to Galveston.  As Twangster pointed out you can stay at the Airport and take the Shuttle out the day of or there a good options in-between (shopping or space center) or you can proceed and stay at the Island.  You will find you will have a strong Midwestern and Tx crowd.  But just like middle Canada we tend to be more fun and easy going.   So saving on flights + cruise fare + good people makes up for the 1 hour commute from the airport to the port.  Best of luck.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from MicroBeta in Refundable OnBoard Credit???   
    We usually go to Guest Services the night before departure and cash out our refundable credit before the lines get long.  Then whatever incendentials we have gets charged to our credit card on file.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from JustmeCindy in A bunch of random questions   
    This might work to your advantage if one of the adults wants the drink package.  As you are not required to buy packages for all in the cabin for minors.  So say hubby wants package and you don't … He can purchase it and the son doesn't have to buy anything.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from JustmeCindy in A bunch of random questions   
    See above.  Welcome to the boards
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from ANGELA ROMAN in RC Rewards credit card   
    Ditto for Us
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from hsweat22 in Extension cords or power outlets?   
    @hsweat22 this is what I bought:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MYBLNA6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  
    It was $11
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from hsweat22 in Extension cords or power outlets?   
    Since the banning of extension cords and power bars and with the hope of avoiding one of Royal's '25 Orange Extension Cords I have done the following:
    - For my CPAP I bought a 15' cord to replace the standard 6' cord that goes from the outlet to the power transformer block .  You can buy them on Amazon as they are the same cords used for TVs and some computers.
    - I bought a 220v plug adapter with USB ports.  This allow for an additional plug at the desk for dual voltage devices as well as 2 spots for charging phone, tablets etc.
    - Lastly, I went to the hardware store and bought an old fashioned 1 to 3 square block 110v adapter.  
    These days as most things are USB powered … having 5 standard outlets and 2 USB outlets is all we need.  Total investment was less than $20.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from markm in Extension cords or power outlets?   
    Since the banning of extension cords and power bars and with the hope of avoiding one of Royal's '25 Orange Extension Cords I have done the following:
    - For my CPAP I bought a 15' cord to replace the standard 6' cord that goes from the outlet to the power transformer block .  You can buy them on Amazon as they are the same cords used for TVs and some computers.
    - I bought a 220v plug adapter with USB ports.  This allow for an additional plug at the desk for dual voltage devices as well as 2 spots for charging phone, tablets etc.
    - Lastly, I went to the hardware store and bought an old fashioned 1 to 3 square block 110v adapter.  
    These days as most things are USB powered … having 5 standard outlets and 2 USB outlets is all we need.  Total investment was less than $20.
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    Clear Laker got a reaction from Smokeater639 in What do YOU wish you knew before you cruised?   
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