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Well my husband has been after me about blogging our trip, so here goes.  He claims that he will be helping me blog, but I'll believe it when I see it.  Atleast at this moment he is sitting next to me looking at the screen and not reddit for once.

A little background on us:

I'm Tiffany, and he's Steven.  Our circus consists of four kids who are nine, seven, one, and eight months.  Steven retired from the Army last year, and I'm a stay at home mom.  We knew we wanted more time to be able to cruise, so we decided to take a stab at homeschooling this year.  So far so good, and to make it even better, it is significantly cheaper cruising when it's not over school break.

Our cruise plans:

We were originally on the Allure of the Seas September 1st cruise that got shortened by three days due to Dorian.  We stuck with the cruise, and had an amazing time and got a nice future cruise credit since we were in a 2 bedroom aquatheater suite.  It was so great, in fact, that we had to do a "grounding cruise" in a non-Star class cabin to bring us back down to Earth.  Guess it didn't work, because here we are doing another Star class cruise on November 17th.

The ship and cabin:

Allure of the Seas 

10730 (2 bedroom aquatheater suite)

We would have loved to be back in the deck 8 aquatheater suite, but since it's a last minute booking for a family of six, we were lucky to find this one open.

We will try to keep this as live as possible but with four kids and star class food coma, no promises. 

 

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We booked this cruise on 10/10 and immediately emailed Jay asking if he would be okay with us requesting him again.  Received a reply that night from Anna saying Jay would still be on vacation and that we'd have Alan.  We will miss Jay, but we are looking forward to meeting Alan.  Speaking of, if anyone has any gift ideas for Alan or would like to say anything about him, we would more than appreciate it.  We received our questionnaire the day after booking.  Now, it is just a waiting game for our genie email, but I feel like we cheated since we already know who our genie will be.

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7 hours ago, Tiffeven said:

We will try to keep this as live as possible but with four kids and star class food coma, no promises

lol

 

Thanks for any and all updates! We're cruising in a month and DEFINITELY not cruising Star Class 😭.

For now I'll live through you! 

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12 hours ago, Tiffeven said:

Well my husband has been after me about blogging our trip, so here goes.  He claims that he will be helping me blog, but I'll believe it when I see it. 

Hah!  You are all over social media that I've seen but I have yet to see Steven chime in 😉

13 hours ago, Tiffeven said:

We were originally on the Allure of the Seas September 1st cruise that got shortened by three days due to Dorian.  We stuck with the cruise, and had an amazing time and got a nice future cruise credit since we were in a 2 bedroom aquatheater suite. 

Definitely following along!  It was great to meet you guys on Allure and I can't wait until 2021 when we cruise with your crew again!  

I know you've got other cruises between now and then..if you blog all of them we can practically watch your kiddos grow up! 😀

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5 hours ago, S0nny said:

lol

 

Thanks for any and all updates! We're cruising in a month and DEFINITELY not cruising Star Class 😭.

For now I'll live through you! 

When I'm not cruising, I'm vicariously living through everybody else's blog on here.  Glad to have you following along.  Star or not, any cruise is better than no cruise.  Have a blast!

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4 hours ago, AshleyDillo said:

Hah!  You are all over social media that I've seen but I have yet to see Steven chime in 😉

Definitely following along!  It was great to meet you guys on Allure and I can't wait until 2021 when we cruise with your crew again!  

I know you've got other cruises between now and then..if you blog all of them we can practically watch your kiddos grow up! 😀

Steven said "She's on social media so much, that I don't have to be."  In other words, let the wife do the work and then he chimed in, "I'm just here for my looks."  #sigh

It was so nice meeting y'all last month. We are looking forward to cruising with you again in 2021.  We're still jealous that y'all got deck 8, but we are more than happy with our deck 9 A2.  Good point about watching the kiddos grow up.  I hadn't even thought about it that way.  

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2 hours ago, DJsMrs said:

We’re in that exact room Dec 8 - super excited to follow along!!

You are going to love it, but I warn you, you will be addicted to Star class after that.

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1 hour ago, Queenbeecruises said:

I am bursting with excitement to follow along.  Our first star class cruise is 11/30/2019 so I can not wait to read yours!!!  

 

I was just reading your blog yesterday and am very much looking forward to following along.  I would love to do a villa suite with our extended family, but we've yet to even get them to agree to a cruise.

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54 minutes ago, emsff02 said:

Following along as well. I have to wait for February 2021 for our first star class experience. We will also be in a 2BRATS, except on Oasis.

You are going to be spoiled.  I understand how waiting feels like eternity as we had to wait about 11 months between our last cruise and our September 1st cruise due to pregnancy (can't cruise after 24 weeks pregnant) and waiting for the littlest one to turn six months.  Once we got on board... or rather, once we met the genie in the terminal, we realized how much the wait was worth it.  Just keep yourself busy with blogs and youtube vlogs, and it will be here before you know it.

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29 minutes ago, DJsMrs said:

We have two more booked after this 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣🤣

 

5 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

We also had three more SC cruises booked even before we took our first one! 🤣

Even booking is addictive.   We have three more Star class booked after this and seven on ships that don't have Star class.  I need to delete Royal out of my phone, I feel like I book a new cruise everytime there is a new sale.

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4 hours ago, emsff02 said:

Following along as well. I have to wait for February 2021 for our first star class experience. We will also be in a 2BRATS, except on Oasis.

We’re doing one of those in November 2020 as well. On that cruise @Tiffeven is right below us. 

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8 minutes ago, Andrew72681 said:

We’re doing one of those in November 2020 as well. On that cruise @Tiffeven is right below us. 

I'm so excited about that cruise.  Revamped Oasis is going to be awesome.  We definitely should try to get our genies to coordinate the escape room , so our ten year olds can join.

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1 hour ago, Andrew72681 said:

We’re doing one of those in November 2020 as well. On that cruise @Tiffeven is right below us. 

 

56 minutes ago, Tiffeven said:

I'm so excited about that cruise.  Revamped Oasis is going to be awesome.  

I have the A2 for Oasis in March 2020! Down to 5 months dry dock now.

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3 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

 

I have the A2 for Oasis in March 2020! Down to 5 months dry dock now.

That's awesome!  I can't wait to read your blog.  It will help me pass the days until our November 2020 Star Class.  I probably read your "I Dream of Genie" blog five times while we were waiting for our September cruise.

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