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Hi all-   Newbie here.  Planned our 1st RC cruise for Aug 2021, before the world changed. We booked Allure's new ultimate panoramic view suite. I realize no one knows what will happen, but just in case the rooms aren't built .... should I put a deposit on another room  ( so many people need to rebook cruises I'm afraid inventory will disappear)?    Would RC offer something else or just tell me sorry, out of luck?  

We don't have a lot of extra $ but if we don't make that cruise date we may have to wait until the following summer before we cruise. 😞

I was hoping one of you experienced RC cruisers may have some experience/insight. 

Thank you!!

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Welcome to the blog !

If you really want to sail on that date in Star Class, I recommend that you switch rooms ASAP.  If the amplification does not occur....or if those rooms are not added for whatever reason, you will just be out of luck.

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I know that no one knows exactly what will be for sure.... but  I just rescheduled my cruise (that was to be on Harmony May 3,2020)  to May 23-30, 2021 on Alllure.   On the RC webpage, they already have all of the 'new' restaurants and bars and such listed as what they have... can someone tell me a quick list of what the current restaurants and bars are...just curious...  thanks!

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2 hours ago, kittysoul said:

I know that no one knows exactly what will be for sure.... but  I just rescheduled my cruise (that was to be on Harmony May 3,2020)  to May 23-30, 2021 on Alllure.   On the RC webpage, they already have all of the 'new' restaurants and bars and such listed as what they have... can someone tell me a quick list of what the current restaurants and bars are...just curious...  thanks!

Take a peek at some of the recent Allure Cruise Compasses... they all have the hours of operation of every food venue, etc... start with the "Dining" and "Evening Planning" columns in each Compass...

https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/cruise-compass?ship=274

 

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13 hours ago, Esmom said:

We booked Allure's new ultimate panoramic view suite. I realize no one knows what will happen, but just in case the rooms aren't built .... should I put a deposit on another room  ( so many people need to rebook cruises I'm afraid inventory will disappear)?    Would RC offer something else or just tell me sorry, out of luck?  

You might be out of luck, but past history shows that they do try to work with you in that if those rooms aren't there, they might offer you another ship in star class and price protect you.  Or you might be out of luck.  All I know is that this is a very unusual situation with Allure and there are many people who booked those cabins, expecting them to be there.  I feel for you all, truly. 

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More official word from Royal as far as confirming the delay but not being able to commit to if or when the amp will take place. Which is obviously understandable. 

IMHO, having read a lot about what we're all dealing with right now, it would be hard to believe cruising in earnest will be back before September or October at the earliest. It seems like even when things get more towards 'back to normal' large gatherings will still be a ways off. I'm considering moving my December 2020 Allure cruise to March 2021 on Symphony in case the amp doesn't go through.

 

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4 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Any news on Allure ?  Is she still in Southampton ?  As I recall, Cadiz had closed until 3-26.  Just wondering I’d Allure had been able to enter dry dock.

Still at Southampton port..

 

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I wonder what they will do for Allure? Normally they would just cancel a few cruises at the end of the dry dock if it's coming out late and obviously they probably have all of the parts and pieces per say waiting for Allure to arrive. However, in this case I wonder if they will want to get as many passengers back on ships ASAP and not cancel any cruises just because they want the dry dock this year? Hard to say because its a lose lose situation. She would be the only Oasis Class Ship that would be different really if they didn't amplify her, which could be good and bad for different preferences. 

On a quick note, I've been reading this blog and comment board for a year now but just signed up to comment, so I have a question. Is the pre-gold notation near my username based on ranking on the blog or can you change it to reflect your crown and anchor society status? If so, how do you change it?

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16 minutes ago, Matt31 said:

On a quick note, I've been reading this blog and comment board for a year now but just signed up to comment, so I have a question. Is the pre-gold notation near my username based on ranking on the blog or can you change it to reflect your crown and anchor society status? If so, how do you change it?

It is not a reflection of your actual C&A status. It is a fun thing that @Matt created and its related to the number of posts you make. As you post more, the status will change. 

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On 3/26/2020 at 1:52 PM, WAAAYTOOO said:

Any news on Allure ?  Is she still in Southampton ?  As I recall, Cadiz had closed until 3-26.  Just wondering if Allure had been able to enter dry dock.

I haven't seen an update on the Cadiz port specifically, but I did find an article that Spain's parliament extended their lockdown until April 12th.  Considering Spain reported that the last two days also had the two highest number of deaths, I don't really expect Cadiz to reopen anytime soon.

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1 hour ago, Atlantix2000 said:

I haven't seen an update on the Cadiz port specifically, but I did find an article that Spain's parliament extended their lockdown until April 12th.  Considering Spain reported that the last two days also had the two highest number of deaths, I don't really expect Cadiz to reopen anytime soon.

Thanks.  Very helpful information. 

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Hello, thank you for your forum, I am French, and I will normally travel on the Allure of the Seas next September, but according to this website, the renovation is canceled, no more details.
Sincerely, good courage and stay at home.

https://cruisefever.net/royal-caribbean-delaying-upgrades-on-two-cruise-ships/?fbclid=IwAR31abAgsWN26ueWURbXHuHX8j-3vfZqcpPqX8uO3iyOwo1ghjjxo1GwEEg

Alexandre

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3 hours ago, Alexandre-fan-de-rccl said:

Hello, thank you for your forum, I am French, and I will normally travel on the Allure of the Seas next September, but according to this website, the renovation is canceled, no more details.
Sincerely, good courage and stay at home.

https://cruisefever.net/royal-caribbean-delaying-upgrades-on-two-cruise-ships/?fbclid=IwAR31abAgsWN26ueWURbXHuHX8j-3vfZqcpPqX8uO3iyOwo1ghjjxo1GwEEg

Alexandre

Hello @Alexandre-fan-de-rccl welcome to the message boards! I also have a trip on Allure coming up in November this year and we're going regardless of Amp. I've never been on an Oasis class so I'm sure I wont be disappointed either way!

Hoping we get back to cruising soon!

 

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I recently messaged RC about the amp- I'd go either way but I'm booked in a suite that was to be built as part of the amp and don't know if I can/should switch rooms(non refundable deposit).    Knowing how busy they are I was plesently surprised they responded.  🙂

They wrote: with global developments rapidly evolving, we're reviewing all options to bring Allure into dry dock this year and determining the extent of enhancements we can make ..."

Of course they don't know what's going to happen but it sounds like they are not giving up on the idea of some changes.  

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Sorry if this has been discussed here, I don't recall seeing it 

We know the AMP is on hold but do we know when the regular dry dock maintenance will be done? It doesn't sound like they can do it now while things are shut down, so am beginning to wonder if the regular dry dock maintenance will affect Allure's schedule for later this year. Any idea?

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On 4/1/2020 at 9:47 AM, WAAAYTOOO said:

Probably making fresh water

This is the cruise ship equivalent of doing donuts in the snow covered parking lot at school.  Can you envision the smile on the face of the Master as he skids through the open sea...

List to the left,.. left,... left,...

 

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