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  1. FYI to anyone who might be reading this - I did send an email to Royal Caribbean, and a follow up email as I hadn't heard anything, and I've had no response whatsoever. Not even a customary "we'll look in to it" email. I'm disappointed that there's not even been an acknowledgement, let alone anything else.
  2. I returned from a Southampton round trip on the Navigator on Sunday and didn't experience anything like you've described. It's a shame you had such a bad experience. I don't recall many non English channels on the TV, but to be honest we didn't really watch TV in the cabin so I may have just missed them. We didn't watch that many of the theatre or poolside movies either but the ones we did see were fine, in our opinion. There were some kids running around at night and as frustrating as that is, that can happen anywhere. I did however see security watching them like a hawk. Saying
  3. That sounds reasonable. I think I'll do that. :)
  4. I know I probably should but I feel a bit cynical and wonder if RC would even care. It's the wrong attitude, I know.....
  5. We've not done an organised shore excursion before, but always preferred to use the shuttle buses and look around the ports of call ourselves. However, this time we decided to book a RC shore excursion in Gijon. It was titled 'Historic Covadonga with Asturian Lunch'. To quote the marketing on the RC website, this excusrion promsed we would immerse ourselves in Spain's rich history and natural splendor on a half-day tour including majestic mountain ranges, a sacred cave, a key battle site and a delicious lunch featuring typical Asturian fare. What actually happened was we spent too many
  6. Thank you both. Much appreciated. To clarify, I'm ok taking the medication on board in my pill box? I don't need to take the boxes they came in to prove that they are legal?
  7. Hey everyone I cruise tomorrow and I've been so flat out at work that I can't remember what I have and haven't done and we sail tomorrow so I am desperately trying to get sorted. My first question is about online check in. I *think* I have checked in but can't remember. I know I have missed the deadline for online check in now but is there any way to tell if I have completed it or not? I have a Guest Ticket booklet that I printed out a while ago, along with a luggage tag print out. Is this any indication as to whether I checked in online? Secondly, I am on two different prescri
  8. Hi everyone Can someone please remind me what time we have to get off the ship by at the end of a cruise? I can't find any information in the paperwork and the website seems to be down. Thanks in advance.
  9. Someone posted this on Facebook and I thought it was a great picture. It's the size of the Titanic compared to modern cruise ships. I feel thankful I can afford a holiday at all, let alone a cruise holiday, but this picture makes me feel totally spoiled. Not long until my next cruise - we're getting excited!
  10. I've only booked 2 RC cruises but have gone with Guarantee rooms both times. Last year it was an Ocean View Guarantee and when we were finally allocated a room we were initially disappointed to find it was on Deck 2. However, I was actually really pleased with the room in the end. The location was really quiet and there was nothing above us either. We barely felt the ship move and I'd have no hesitation in having a room on deck 2 again. This year we went to book and would have been happy taking the risk with another OV guarantee room but bizarrely, the balcony guarantee room was cheaper.
  11. I totally agree. My sister and I used to be out all day as kids and there was no phone to contact us on either! I think parents are more cautious these days, myself included.
  12. I would put my kids in swimming lessons, and not because I've waited until I'm on a cruise for them to learn how to swim or to get rid of them for some of the day. Do you have any idea how boring it can be for kids on holiday when they are surrounded by adults? Do you not think living in each others pockets for a week or longer can take its toll on everyone? Kids have boundless energy and want to be on the go all the time. We can try and make it as fun as possible but ultimately there's only so much you can do on board. This is an activity they can choose to take part in if they wish and
  13. As someone who loathes exercise but does it as a necessary evil, I can't think of anything worse than a personal trainer/coach on a cruise. Walking up to the Windjammer is as much exercise as I plan on doing :-D
  14. Hey everyone. I am looking at shore excursions and wondered what the coaches are like from Le Havre to Paris. The journeys to and from are very long and I have 2 children (12 and 7) - do the coaches have any entertainment in them to keep them from being bored? Any information much appreciated. Thanks.
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