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Everything posted by markinct

  1. My wife and I just got back from a Thanksgiving cruise on Anthem. It was our first time at CocoCay. If you've never been there you are in for a treat! Since we were more interested in a peaceful day I booked the 'day pass' in the Beach Club and it was so good that I booked it for this cruise when we got on board. It was a great day at the beach and a great lunch. This picture was taken in the afternoon at low tide.
  2. We didn't have The Key... but I noticed the special check in spot for it. Very tempted to get it for next cruise! This was my first time on a Quantum class ship - I thought it was an awesome cruise. And like always, it seems I didn't do half the things I wanted to do.... Well, there's always the next cruise!
  3. Well, our report time is in just 3.5 hours, and I'm just now figuring out if I should drop my wife off with the bags, then park, or park and then walk in with the bags. Thankfully, that's the only problem we have this morning!
  4. We're looking forward to this cruise - this will my first Thanksgiving cruise. I hope the three of you have an AWESOME cruise!
  5. Even though it's only a 2.5-3 hour drive, we're heading down the night before and staying near EWR. I really do not want to start our vacation getting stressed out because there's an accident on a bridge, or something. Plus I have some hotel points to use up, so we'll get a start on our vacation a day early.
  6. Thanks for the reminder! I went for an 1130 check in time, now I'm already thinking I should have opted for an earlier one!
  7. We stayed at the PanPacific in Vancouver the night before our Alaska cruise. There is definitely something to be said for a pre-cruise splurge for a hotel. Your vacation starts when you leave your house, why not enjoy the time before you board?
  8. Just two more days! I hope everyone has tested negative and is ready to go!
  9. But resharing with other people is what keeps the culture of this blog/message board going!
  10. I'd say that's a healthy way to make sure you haven't missed a step!
  11. Could it really be this easy? Since it's in the NYC Distortion Zone I sort of assumed it would be a far greater hassle!
  12. Having extra Future Cruise Credits on hand, my wife and I just "YOLO" booked the Thanksgiving cruise aboard Anthem. So, let's talk Turkey!
  13. That's awesome! Though it's sad news that your train trip got cancelled, I'm glad to meet a veteran of a Radiance Alaska cruise!! There's a small-ish group on FB for the cruise, just search for Radiance of the Seas, June 17th. I hope switching cruises hasn't messed up your airline reservations too much!
  14. My wife and I are sailing on Radiance on the northbound route on the 17th.... please don't mess the ship up too much.... I hope you have an awesome time on your pre-tour and the cruise! Are you planning on doing anything in Vancouver after the cruise?
  15. This is the cruise my wife and I booked for ... 2020, then 2021, and now (knock on wood) 2022. Who's with us??
  16. I do have on board credit.... It's almost worth while booking a cruise without on board credit to see if it acts better....
  17. I have been getting this as well. I have tried different browsers, disabled extensions, etc. The stupid thing is it gets the language in step 1. Why does Royal Caribbean test changes to their website... in production??
  18. You summed it up better than I could. If the things that make cruising such an attractive vacation option are removed or reduced, is it worth it?
  19. I'd say there's no wrong answer here. For some (like me) the compromises will likely outweigh the fun and joy of cruising for a "normal"-ish cruise with ports of call. But if it's an "out and back" to Coco Key or Labadee, I'd be far more likely go because I don't think I'd have the feeling of "missing out".
  20. I really hope your cruise on Radiance happens. A Panama Canal cruise is definitely on my bucket list. I got the opportunity to see the Mira Flores locks from the land side many years ago. It's impressive what the engineers were able to accomplish so long ago.
  21. One of my colleagues had COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. He still suffers from insomnia and 'brain fog'.
  22. I'm not sure if fairness is on the agenda where the pandemic is concerned.
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