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    SPS got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in 167 guests sick on Oasis of the Seas   
    I was on the Grandeur cruise last year that started two days late because of the rudder issue that kept in in Canaveral for repairs and still got the full amount of C&A points for the cruise I booked. (I received 9 points for the cruise that was shortened to 7 nights.) So, I'm sure the passengers will the points they booked for as well.
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    SPS got a reaction from mom2mybugs in 167 guests sick on Oasis of the Seas   
    I was on the Grandeur cruise last year that started two days late because of the rudder issue that kept in in Canaveral for repairs and still got the full amount of C&A points for the cruise I booked. (I received 9 points for the cruise that was shortened to 7 nights.) So, I'm sure the passengers will the points they booked for as well.
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    SPS got a reaction from MrMarc in 167 guests sick on Oasis of the Seas   
    I was on the Grandeur cruise last year that started two days late because of the rudder issue that kept in in Canaveral for repairs and still got the full amount of C&A points for the cruise I booked. (I received 9 points for the cruise that was shortened to 7 nights.) So, I'm sure the passengers will the points they booked for as well.
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    SPS got a reaction from Deedeelynn in How do y'all do it?   
    I'm not. I'm usually in the prep stages of the NEXT cruise already!
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    SPS got a reaction from mom2mybugs in How do y'all do it?   
    I'm not. I'm usually in the prep stages of the NEXT cruise already!
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    SPS got a reaction from Sweety in How do y'all do it?   
    I'm not. I'm usually in the prep stages of the NEXT cruise already!
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    SPS got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Last minute drink offer   
    This is the way I look at it, too. Yes, I drink my fair share of alcoholic drinks, but, I also drink quite a bit of bottled water and and enjoy a well crafted morning latte or two. So it all adds up to being worth it for me.
    BTW,  @krwillia, that $44/PD is a pretty good deal.
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    SPS got a reaction from tiny260 in How do y'all do it?   
    I'm not. I'm usually in the prep stages of the NEXT cruise already!
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    SPS reacted to coneyraven in How do y'all do it?   
    The end of a cruise is just the start of a new countdown -- 101 Days till Brilliance.  See what I did there?
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    SPS got a reaction from Boston Babe in Southeast Cruise-Voom and cell phone question   
    We did the southeast cruise back in January. We kept our phones on airplane mode while at sea and turned them on at Canaveral. (we had to skip Charleston because of the two day delay to Grandeur) If you keep it on network at sea, you are too far out to receive signal from US carrier towers on land and will end up on the "Cellular at Sea" network (if available) and could end up incurring additional charges.
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    SPS got a reaction from Todd W in How do y'all do it?   
    I'm not. I'm usually in the prep stages of the NEXT cruise already!
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    SPS got a reaction from Fuzzywuzzy in I guess RCCL will soon follow suit?   
    I remember the thread you referenced/posted. The poster joined this site, complained, and then has vanished ever since.
    As much I get obsessed with my upcoming cruises, I can't see how I could possibly forget that I have an upcoming vacation to pay for and have it cancelled on me.
    I'm not as organized as @tiny260 , but, I am always aware of my outstanding balance and final due date.
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    SPS reacted to princevaliantus in Now I've Heard It All !! 😂😂😂😂😂   
    Allure of the Seas? Secret Battleship? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    https://www.theonion.com/shelling-from-royal-caribbean-s-m-s-allure-sinks-car-1819580080?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=theonion_copy&utm_campaign=bottom&fbclid=IwAR21TI27_rLBrnNbLKOR-eUVJzQ_wf8JKjfgdCOq9BdwGBVFnwj8mSl12_I
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    SPS reacted to mworkman in Happy January Sailing ⛵️   
    For those of you that are cruising this month, Congrats and Smooth Sailing!
    January 2019
    4- KLA (Mariner of the Seas)
    5 - FlowBro Ty (Majesty of the Seas)
    5- Broons77 (Rhapsody of the Seas)
    5- TCinME (Rhapsody of the Seas)
    5- BeatArmy2010 (Jewel of the Seas)
    6 - yaya luvs to cruz (Anthem of the Seas)
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    6 - Deedeelynn (Anthem of the Seas)
    9- BeatArmy2010 (Jewel of the Seas)
    11 - SouthernYankee  (Mariner of the Seas)
    12 - Ashlynne12 (Brilliance of the Seas)
    12 - krwillia (Granduer of the Seas)
    12- L454S (Vision of the Sea)
    13 - tiny260 (Allure of the Seas)
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    13 - jrmende63 (Jewel of the Seas)
    13- Oliver (Liberty of the Seas)
    13 - Casino Crazy (Oasis of the Seas)
    14 - SouthernYankee (Mariner of the Seas)
    18 - mworkman (Anthem of the Seas)
    18 - kpersons09 (Anthem of the Seas)
    19 - SouthernYankee (Symphony of the Seas)
    19 - davelliott (Vision of the Seas)
    20- lauraodonnell86 (Freedome of the Seas)
    20- Irieman (Freedome of the Seas)
    24 - JohnUK (Grandeur of the Seas)
    25 - RBRSKI (Independence of the Seas)
    26 - SouthernYankee (Symphony of the Seas)
    26- Gabe (Symphony of the Seas)
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    26- Joy (Rhapsody of the Seas)
    26- Tammylee63 (Rhapsody of the Seas)
    27 - SPS (Freedom of the Seas)
    27- BTE (Allure of the Seas)
    31 - Rede411 (Briliance of the Seas)
    31- KathyC (Brilliance of the Seas) RCPeriscopers Group Cruise! 40+
     
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    SPS got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Online Checkin   
    If you have never cruised with Royal before, (your post sounds like that might be the case) the check in process can be fairly lengthy, so you'll want to dive in and get that done well ahead of time. (passport info, guest info, emergency contacts, flight info, airport transfers, etc.)
    Personally, I like to think of it as an important milestone to reach to build excitement. It also helps get things prepared to reduce that pre-vacation stress that we all experience to varying degrees. Are these reasons compelling? Probably not, but, to each their own.
    FYI: We are also sailing on FOTS out of SJ, but, on January 27th. 52 DAYS!!!
     
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    SPS reacted to Matt in Any Allure related requests?   
    Would love to hear about the chat feature of Royal Caribbean's app
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    SPS reacted to Scott M in Royal canceled my reservation!   
    Well, after 3 cabin moves and who knows how many phone calls by our TA, we are back in the original cabin we booked a year and a half ago! 
    @Matt is 100% correct when he says use a travel agent, John Ames at MEI really came through on this!
    Scott
     
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    SPS got a reaction from kontraxed in Royal Up program   
    I've had my doubts about this program since I first heard about it, but, I got the email about my 1/27 sailing of Freedom (58 Days!) and found myself visiting the bid site adding a bid for a balcony cabin.
    Sure, my bid registered on the upper scale of "weak" on the bid strength meter, but, I don't find it worth it to pay more than I would have paid at the time I booked.
    Fingers crossed. If I get picked, GREAT! if not, I'm still gonna have a good time!
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    SPS got a reaction from Mrs. RoyalMoyal in The Explorer And Voyager Of The Seas Dry Dock Rumors Page   
    I hear that every ship going into dry dock is going to have the Flow Rider removed! 😄
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    SPS got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Gym Equipment on the Serenade   
    Well, I certainly think that @twangster has fully answered that question, no further replies needed! 😁
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    SPS got a reaction from lovecruising!!! in Gym Equipment on the Serenade   
    Well, I certainly think that @twangster has fully answered that question, no further replies needed! 😁
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    SPS got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Gym Equipment on the Serenade   
    Well, I certainly think that @twangster has fully answered that question, no further replies needed! 😁
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    SPS got a reaction from cruiselife in Why do you cruise?   
    Geez, where do I start?
    1. Easy to plan ahead and have a completely paid for vacation when the time comes.
    2. It's such a relaxing vacation with no worries. We purposely avoid buying internet to be completely unplugged for a week (or more).
    3. Easy to see other parts of the world without additional travel stress. The "hotel" takes your there while providing you food, drinks, activities, & beautiful ocean views.
    4. The food. It's a great opportunity to try things you have never tried without being stuck with a steep bill for an entree you find out you don't like. Don't like it? they'll happily bring you something else!
    5. The service. I have yet to have an unpleasant experience with anyone from Royal Caribbean. Everyone has always been so friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. In particular, my wife is so appreciative of how well the staff helps her with food choices needed to avoid gluten.
    I  could probably go on and on, but, I'll leave room on this post for others to comment! 😀
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    SPS reacted to kontraxed in Why do you cruise?   
    Nice Question! I enjoy the anticipation. I normally book a cruise more than a year in advance. During that time I check out different shore excursions, prices of specialty dining and drink packages, and just chatter about the cruise. I've never been on an Oasis class ship and our next cruise is on the Symphony. I've studied the ship so much I could probably give tours now without having ever seen it. Once on the ship, I like to unpack and know that I wont have to repack until the end of the cruise. I like going to the MDR and Windjammer and leaving without having to pay a check. My wife and I don't go out much so we really enjoy the shows and all the entertainment. We always book a Junior Suite and I love going on our balcony day and night and just looking at the ocean. I think I just talked myself into booking another cruise!
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