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  1. Hello all. My wife and I are taking our first cruise. Late bloomers so to speak. Both in early 60's. We are going with a few other family members. Sailing on Dec. 30th for 11 days in the Southern Caribbean aboard Serenade of the Seas. We have a large balcony room. I have read on blogs that your first cruise should be a short one to make sure it is something we like. That didn't happen. Anyone go on the New Years cruise? What can we expect? We are very active and like to have a good time in everything we do. Thank you for any advise you care to share.
  2. We have previously only sailed Disney because we were just used to it & once familiar so easy. I'm reaching out to fellow cruisers who have sailed both Disney & RC. Our daughter is 13 and of course grew up in the Oceaneers & Edge. Is there something comparable to the youth activities area's on the Harmony? Do we have to register ahead of time? We are simply bored at Disney right now & wanted to take the plunge on another line, we always heard RC spoken about on the Disney ships. Input on anything would be so appreciated, I want to relax but for me that means minimal surprises. As always thank you everyone in advance for your help.
  3. I'm taking my friend for his first cruise this coming May on Adventure. Unfortunately he has HSP (hereditary spastic paraplegia) and requires at times his scooter to get around. Even though we booked the cruise well in advance, there were no accessory rooms available 😞. I don't think it will be a big deal as he doesn't need it in the room to get around, only when we go out perusing about the ship or at the ports. Plus, our TA informed us that the crew can take the scooter and park / charge it overnight in a specified area and have it back at our cabin the next morning. I know that this topic has been broached before, but if someone had booked an accessible cabin and they aren't handicapped, doesn't RC have an obligation to transfer them to another cabin and the accessible cabin given to the people who really need it? Granted as I previously remarked, he doesn't need it in the cabin so I don't think it will make or break his experience. Also, any tips you can offer would be great as this will be the first time I'm cruising with someone who has mobility issues
  4. Hi everyone, I think I've made a mistake by researching a little *too much*, you find out info, but then you keep digging and get all the bad too! I totally understand that you can't please everyone and every cruise/port/ship/company is going to have those comments of unhappy people, but something I'm concerned about is excursions by myself with my kids. I've read a couple places that say Jamaica is dangerous and so are other ports of call. I was wanting to do some structured excursions (looking at the horseback riding in Jamaica and possibly something in Cozumel) and I for SURE am not going to roam around anywhere on our own, but wondered if anyone could share some advice? I want my kids to see some interesting things and experience different cultures, but I definitely don't want them to be in danger!! Thanks for any advice :-)
  5. Greetings! Huge multi-family get together booked on Allure of the Seas for an Eastern Caribbean fun time 04/23/17-04/30/17. Please bear with me as some of these questions might be redundant to past posts. I have scoured this site and read as much as I could and am grateful for the assistance thus far. Here are my questions... 1. I did sign up to be a Crown Member (I see future cruises on the horizon) should I wait to get on board to see if there is a bigger discount for the deluxe drink package? Right now there is the usual 20% and the currently advertised Sip and Stream (which is a great bundle) but I am holding out for a 30% discount. I have a group of 10 confirmed and possibly another 10 to join in the next two weeks. Is there a group discount? 2. How are you chosen to get an upgraded room and when do you find out? One of my sister and I have booked larger interior rooms while the other one (more fancy one) has a balcony room. We did link our reservations together and hopefully can all get on the same deck but as of today's post we are all on separate decks since we book own our own. Do I just call RCI to see if they can get us together? 3. I would like to book excursions on my own and not through RCI. A co-worker who has cruised in the past says to just wait to dock and there should be many tours trying to make a sale but I am a planner and need to know who is meeting me and what my plan is for the day. IS IT better to wait to port or find a guide in advance. 4. Is it recommended to get day passes for resorts in St. Thomas and St. Maarten? Are there not free public beaches? I have looked on resortsforaday.com and feel $100/person for a few hours is not worth it. 5. The Nassau 7am-2pm stop is relatively short. Is it possible to get a city tour and beach time in? Please share your Nassau tour guide info. 6. Looking for a tour guide recommendation in both St. Thomas and St. Maarten as well. Would like to see the cities and log in some beach time for both stops. I understand I can't do everything but would like to try to do as much as possible. That's all for now. Nevertheless, I am sure with less than 60 days to go, I will have additional questions. I AM SO EXCITED!!! Thank you all in advance for your responses!
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