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  1. The Mrs. and I did Anthem (NJ->Pt. Canaveral->CoCoCay-Nassau-> NJ) during the cold months. I did a write up on it. Also we went last summer on a 9 nighter and had a great time again. http://www.cookingyo.com/anthem-of-the-seas-2016/
  2. The mayor of NYC and the Governor of NYS have no bearing on Anthem. You need to follow Gov. Phil Murphy and the State of New Jersey and Hudson County, NJ for further developments.
  3. Yes you can bring a fan, corded or battery operated. I do every cruise.
  4. I go to the Oasis Lagoon, throw my stuff on a lounger and hit the pool. I stay there all day by the swim up bar. Team DX so no worries.
  5. Drop your bags at the pier, (there are different spots depending on which deck you are staying.) Check in and get your sea pass then go hop in a cab and explore OSJ.
  6. Hoping there is a group Hotel. Planning on going a day or 2 early to drink some Sam Adams Brick Red with Sir Shotsberg!
  7. Hated Jamaica, I would do the Grand Cayman / Cozumel itinerary.
  8. RCBlog group cruises are fun. There are a lot of adult activities, we sometimes have cake, we definitely have booze, we also play Jenga and do shots, and try to get the pub singer to hate us. And as an added bonus you get to hang with the Cookingyo family. Well worth the price of admission to a group cruise. ???
  9. Are you referring to onboard VOOM versus what your cell phone provider has ON LAND? Being on a ship is not overseas, it is at sea which is a lot more expensive. VOOM doesn't work off the ship with the exception of CoCoCay. So if you could clarify what you are trying to accomplish we can give you a better answer.
  10. The Spa Jr. suites are really great for 2 people. The split bathroom, along with the secluded hump balconies make it a win.
  11. It is no secret that till she goes in to Dry Dock next year that Allure will have a modified schedule which includes San Juan. RCCL can not currently fix the issue on this side of the pond.
  12. If it is walking all over the ship in robes we call them Yetis. We had a good laugh on the Symphony TA by doing a whole Yeti bar crawl. PHOTO CREDIT: TWANGSTER
  13. It pisses me off that the family and their lawyer are trying to blame Royal and save some face for the inept grandfather and his actions. Let's face it. Grandpop messed up and it cost him his granddaughters life. He is not the victim. It's that simple. I don't care that the child used to pound on hockey glass or whatever. This is a 150 foot high cruise ship and not a hockey rink. Even if it was solid glass it is negligent to allow a child to pound on glass, especially exterior glass. I can see RCCL placing fixed glass in those spots to settle this case along with shelling out some $$$$$$$.
  14. We have been skipping the MDR the last couple of cruises. I like to have a couple of specialty dining meals (normally formal nights) which I don't mind being 2 hours. Otherwise I'm hitting up the Windjammer and we are normally done in 30-45 mins. Previously our MDR experience had been averaging 2 hours.
  15. PANTS! Seriously, I realized at the airport I forgot to pack pants for our 14 night Panama Canal Honeymoon trip. Good news is there was a GAP in the airport and I bought some pants. Wait.... What about formal wear....? I was married in a kilt so I wore that whole kit for the 3 formal nights so no need for pants...
  16. The crappy thing is the group price was the exact same price as the RCCL web price. So this was a case where I lost money booking with a TA. It happens, and going forward I wouldn't apply it to group cruises. I'm saving up for the 1,000,000 point Oasis class cruise they offer around Christmas for sailing in January anyway.
  17. It would really suck to tow that ship to Europe to be repaired.
  18. Initially it looks like worst case is Adventure and Grandeur this summer. In the fall Mariner and Harmony are in port in the same day.?
  19. Here is a 12 panel Panorama of the island I took. All the stuff on the right side of the island looks new. Check it Out.
  20. http://www.cookingyo.com/navigator My son and I stayed in 7692. We also stayed on an Aft on Deck 10 on Explorer of the Seas. I can supply pictures of Cabin 1394 if needed.
  21. Complimentary Voom is a Sky and Star class perk. So no, as those classes are available only on Quantum and Oasis class ships.
  22. You only need the set sail pass to check in and maybe board the very first time. Depending on the ship you will either be issued a Seapass or one will be on the door of your cabin. The Sea Pass is a plastic credit card and is your official ID / charge card for the entire journey.
  23. I am on team Baltics. (as long as it isn't over 4th of July ?)
  24. I would bring a 360 camera. I used the Insta360 One and had good results photographing and filming minus gravity checking it on the helipad of Explorer otS.
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