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Adventure Ocean Availability
Renee600 posted a topic in Royal Caribbean DiscussionWondering if Adventure Ocean program will be available to us on our sailing 2/20. I realize we may be faced with limited options, but worried it might be so significantly scaled back to the point of not being helpful to us or fun for our kids. Any recent experiences you can share would be appreciated.
Notifications from Adventure Ocean
SummerJoy72 posted a topic in Royal Caribbean DiscussionWhen we sailed on Allure in 2017, we were disappointed that there wasn’t an easy way for the counselors in Adventure Ocean to notify us regarding our son as we weren’t sure how our he would do. They had a few “radios” and we were lucky that they weren’t all gone the first time. Another time, the counselor acted strange and said they couldn’t give them out. We kept going back to check on him every 30 minutes which wasn’t relaxing at all. We are cruising in 2020 and we now wonder if there is a system in place for parental notification. TIA!
Snacks in Adventure Ocean?
Durham Mama Bear posted a topic in Royal Caribbean DiscussionYou all have been amazingly resourceful so far! I was wondering about food at Adventure Ocean. My son, who will be just short of six when we take our first cruise, will likely be there much of the day time when we are at sea. I know about the kids' dining options at the dining room, but is there food available at OA for the kids? He seems to be hungry (hangry, more like it!) ALL THE TIME, and it would be awesome if they either had regularly scheduled snacks or a pantry with food. I haven't seen anything about this on any website! Thank you all. Valerie
Anthem Deck 12 Balcony
Hodges65 posted a topic in Royal Caribbean Discussionbooked on Anthem 11/25/18; settled on Deck 12 BUT then realized I am directly opposite ADVENTURE OCEAN!! YIKES! My children are grown so my tolerance level is a bit low. I suspect I should try to move cabins. Any feedback?
Newbie questions about ship life
JLMoran posted a topic in Royal Caribbean DiscussionSo I'm taking my first cruise ever, on Freedom of the Seas (8-night Eastern Caribbean sailing in March/April of 2018). I have some general questions I haven't found answers for after listening to the podcast and searching the blog and these message boards. Apologies if these have actually been asked a million times already. First question is about the main dining room. I'm looking at the deck plans for FOTS, and I see that there are three areas labeled "Dining Room" -- Leonardo Dining Room on Deck 3, Isaac Dining Room on Deck 4, and Galileo Dining Room on Deck 5. Are all three of these combined actually the "Main Dining Room"? Or are they distinct in terms of appearance, menu, any background music, etc.? Related to this: I have the Early Dining assignment (5:30 PM) and my family's cabins (connecting balcony rooms) are on Deck 8. Will we be assigned to just one of these dining rooms for the entire week? Any way to predict which one based on our cabin deck? Do we have to eat in that assigned room for all meals where we choose a dining room option, or can we go to, say, the Galileo room for breakfast even if we're assigned the Leonardo room for dinner? Does it even make a difference if we do? Next question is about stargazing and taking photos of the night sky. I've read here that at least some of Royal Caribbean's ships have at least one planned stargazing event on the helipad. Are passengers allowed on the helipad at night when there is no planned event? Just want to know if I have to make sure to find that announcement in the Cruise Compass and tell my family that I'll be doing that no matter what else they might want; I live too close to bright cities to ever get a good view of the night sky, and being able to actually see the Milky Way and maybe take some long-exposure photos to capture it is something of a bucket list item of mine. Related to that, are passengers allowed to bring a tripod onto the helipad in that situation? Long-exposure shots don't work when holding the camera, so at a minimum I'd want to bring a very small (I'm talking 6") folding mini-tripod I own that I could set up, or something like a Gorillapod that I could wrap around a railing or post. Next question is about the Adventure Ocean program. Both my kids will be with me, and they'll be 14 and 17 at the time. Are they able to just go to the teen lounges without actually signing up for Adventure Ocean, or do they need to be signed up so it shows on their sea pass card that they're allowed in? Besides those teen clubs, does the ship staff typically do anything special for teens during the day on sea days? Or is the expectation that kids that age will just roam the ship on their own and do their own thing with or without their parents? Last question is about what people's experiences have been with the staff when it came to special events. My TA has noted on our reservations that it will not only be our first ever cruise, but our 20th wedding anniversary and our daughter's graduation from high school. When we went to Disney the first time, we got big buttons to wear and the staff went out of their way to be extra helpful and make the stay even more enjoyable than it already was. I've heard / read multiple comparisons of Royal Caribbean to Disney in terms of their effort to "wow" their passengers, so I'm curious if anyone here has traveled under similar circumstances and gotten similar "TLC". That's it for now, at least. Thanks in advance for whatever help you can give! - Joe -
Adventure Ocean and Disabilites
VinRD posted a topic in Royal Caribbean DiscussionHas anyone had experience with Adventure Ocean making accommodations for kids with disabilities? My family is cruising this summer. Our daughter is intellectually disabled. She is an adult but fits in nicely, both socially and intellectually, with kids who are in the 6-8ish year old range. Does anyone know if RCCL will allow her to participate in Adventure Ocean activities with younger children? Thanks.