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  1. We've had a similar situation where we, as Diamond members, have access to the complimentary drinks every evening. As my wife is not a big drinker we've never gotten the drink package and honestly have never come close to spending ala carte what would would have spent on the package. However, when the cost of the drink package on our recently booked Brilliance cruise next September dropped to $43 I felt it was definitely worth a go. Between the alcohol, beer, soda and specialty coffees I think we will be able to take good advantage of it and I've been really wanting to try it out to see how
  2. There are so many variables at this point I have to say I'm not sure. We have a cruise booked for next January and I honestly think its a 50/50 or less chance things will be in a position that I would take that cruise without the vaccine. Cases were low in my area when we went to the stay-at-home order so I'm very confident it's not something we've been exposed to. Certainly the number of infections at that time and the cruise lines response on how they are handling the situation will weigh heavily on the final decision. Let's all root for that vaccine! :)
  3. A no win situation for everyone. Shut it all down, slow the virus and "flatten the curve", and make it manageable and everyone will be bitching that it wasn't that bad and why'd we go to such extreme measures. Keep everything operating and have this thing rip thru the country taxing our health care system and everyone will bitch about not shutting everything down. I'd be curios to know how many cancellations they've had. Probably cheaper having these ships going no where with skeleton crews than sail at the occupancy levels they might have been seeing.
  4. item #2 was especially true for us in San Juan. I have no idea how much time it saved us but the lines were long.
  5. Just returned from a 5 day on Explorer and can report back that on our sailing the formal night was day 3 not day 2. Also I never saw lobster on the menu. Night 4 we ate at Giovanni's but I got a peek at the menu that night and didn't see it.
  6. We also were on this cruise. You may have seen us at our favorite activity, sitting at the edge of the solarium pool enjoying beers and cocktails. I booked one of the deck 12 balcony cabins, these were added on the last big renovation. The positives, very close to the spa and solarium, easy access to the upper decks. Also the balcony is all glass looking out, not the punched opening in like the lower decks. The cons. A LOT of stair climbing to get down to, and back up from, the promenade, theater, studio B, etc. I was proud of the fact that we only rode the elevator a handful
  7. All correct. Just got off the Explorer where the internet isn't the fastest and made several wifi calls from my iPhone.
  8. For those that had points under the old system and are trying to figure out how they converted, here is the formula: Conversion from old cruise credits to cruise points: If credits were 1-4, points = credits * 7 + 1 If credits were 5-7, points = credits * 7 + 3 If credits were > 7, points = credits * 7 + 13 I had 5 credits at the time so that translated into 38 new points. At least that is what I was credited now. Earlier they made a mistake (that I honestly didn't catch) that gave me diamond status for two cruises that I shouldn't have had. By the ti
  9. Heading out on a five nighter on Explorer this Sunday. It is doing the 9/5 rotation so I'll report back when I return. I'm going to be "that guy" on formal night though. Just slacks and a polo shirt for our group, we are all "packing light".
  10. I purchased mine on line and they sent it to my home. The Sunpass is definitely setup with tourist in mind. You can go online and enter your rental car and plate info and set the expiration. That way if the transponder doesn't get read properly they charge you instead of your rental car company.
  11. I did this as my mother lives in Florida and we also often fly into Orlando for cruises that leave Miami and Port Everglades. Saves the hassle of stopping and some of the tolls in the Miami area are cashless.
  12. Its been a few years back but when we did get the bridge and galley tour when we stayed in a GS.
  13. Your status does not change until your next cruise.
  14. Took the words right out of my mouth.
  15. Yes there are taxis. Disney does provide free wifi on property but I do not know how well it will work outside some of the resort areas or at Disney Springs. It also tends to be rather slow in my experience although I haven't been there in a year and it always seems to be improving.
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