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Lovetocruise2002

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  1. Can't do the mock bookings online for this type of cabin. Normally you need at least 6 people to book it but anything over 4 people you have to call them to check. You cannot enter more than 4 guests online. And when you enter 4 guests online the royal family suite (or soon to be called 2 bdr grand suite) does not show up even if it is available. That's why I was hoping someone here might know. Typically this cabin type falls somewhere in price point between the Grand suite and Owner's suite. That's about all I know.
  2. That farewell party looks delicious! Do they always have that on the Oasis class ships? I have never seen that before.
  3. Lol! @rjac that's what I originally started with! But then I couldn't bring myself to go 8 nights without CK so we upgraded to a Family Junior Suite when they had Kids Sail Free. But I want back into Sky Class and the kids don't want to share a bed...first world problems, I know...
  4. Ok...to all the frequent suite cruisers out there...I'm trying to figure out if this is a good deal or not.... Suite prices did drop on my Anthem of the Seas sailing (March 9, 2018/8 nights). There are 4 of us going. 2 adults, 2 kids. Right now, I can get a Royal Family Suite (2 bdr, 2 baths) for $6409USD for all 4 of us. Is that a good deal? I don't even know because I have never booked that class of suites nor have I ever watched prices for that particular class either. All I know it that the exact same room was about $1000 higher last week and normally you need at least 6 to book this room but they will allow 4 of us in it. It is a March break sailing and it is for 8 nights....
  5. Lots of good details from @twangster...wanted to add that JS access to CK is for dinner only (still a great perk as I am also a huge fan of CK). Grand suite and above get all day access. Also, while you do get priority boarding with the JS, you do not get priority disembarkation. Are they worth it? It all depends what type of experience you are looking for and your reasons for booking a JS. If you are looking for a bit more space, a small upgrade in dining, or wanting to collect C&A points faster then it is worth it maybe depending on the price difference between that and a regular balcony room. However, of you are looking for a true suite experience then this is where the JS is lacking a bit. Royal had 3 suite classes: sea, sky, and star. JS is in Sea class and does not get many of the amenities that Sky class and above receive. So you are sort of getting a suite while missing out on many suite perks. Hope that helps a bit more too. Any other questions don't hesitate to ask. People are great here 😊
  6. This topic has prompted me to do a quick Google search.... http://nationalpost.com/life/food/the-important-questions-should-you-tip-your-barista-and-if-so-how-much http://www.whototip.net/tipping-in-canada 🤔 Not sure what kind of conclusion to draw....
  7. Same prices as the last cruise planner on mine for Anthem in March 2018. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a bigger discount come US Thanksgiving. I really want the Kennedy Space Center excursion to go on sale...
  8. Even more interesting is that maybe it varies different parts of Canada? @monctonguy I had to read this twice to make sure I read it correctly the first time. Born and raised in Southern Ontario, I always assumed we (Canadians) tipped less than Americans and I am surprised when I see a tip jar at the local Tim Horton's. I find this gratuities topic very eye opening.... And @rjac, @WAAAYTOOO, and @DocLC they had the WOW envelopes on Harmony in August. We used a few of them to give extra to a few crew members.
  9. I re-booked for a lower rate for my Anthem sailing too with a non-refundable fare. Did not change the ship or sail date though.
  10. I wouldn't worry about it. Our cruise in August said that right up until we left. Checked in fine once we arrived.
  11. Sorry...I cannot resist this one... @twangster...the new RoboMatt?? Lol. (see the post by @BrianAlt and @Matt) from People Connect
  12. There's still some risks with the Suite Guarantee....You could be the deck right under the pool deck (some people don't like that with the sound of deck chairs etc.) or you might end up near Adventure Ocean That's more risk than I can handle lol. In all seriousness though...I think it does make a difference and a suite guarantee does come with a little less risk.
  13. That makes 3 of us but I assumed mine was due to "Mommy brain" lol
  14. I will have to make use of that next cruise! I've always know that bottled water was included but thought the Evian was a separate package. Thank goodness for all of you and this site
  15. Wait a sec...so Evian water is included with the beverage package?? If so then I have been missing out!
  16. I agree completely with @monctonguy. The last few years we book our cruises more than a year in advance and then check prices daily. I have only seen prices rise. Rarely does it go down. You can get your price readjusted anytime before final payment. I've saved a couple hundred here and there that way. The only time I have noticed a considerable price drop is aboit 4-6 weeks before sailing but your friends probably don't want to hold out that long. So book it and watch it.
  17. I have always wondered if the CK dinner menu remains the same on all the ships that have CK. So far your last two nights are the same as it was on Harmony. Thanks for posting those. And kind of embarrassed to admit that after all the RC cruises I've taken I have never made it to the WJ for dinner. After seeing your pics I will definitely have to do WJ recon next cruise. Those desserts look so yummy 😋
  18. I don't think it's a matter of "floodgates" opening. From my own personal experience there are some cruise lines out there that offer a Military and Civil Service discount. You have to provide documentation to show that you are a government employee to qualify. Teachers happen to fall into that. I would think that doctors, nurses, etc. would qualify also as long as they are government employees. Royal does not do this but some of their competitors do.
  19. Depends which promo you are referring to. If it's the instant savings one then like @rjac said they seem to roll in into another. If it's the free gratuities for suites and kids sail free promo then I believe those end tomorrow. I don't know how often they run free gratuities. To be honest I don't even remember the last time they did it. KSF tends to pop up once every few months from what I have noticed. They just did it in August and then it came back in October.
  20. I'm starting to think that @twangster has a picture for everything...lol
  21. Some cruise lines offer a "Military and Civil Service Discount". Teachers are considered civil servants in this case.
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