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    Royal Caribbean
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    Caribbean, Alaska, Mediterranean, New England, all

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  1. Guess the big reason for choosing 12000 was no adjoining suite forward of us. (the bridge) ? In 12502 it seems as if there was a cabin , suite on both sides. Don't know if that really matters though. Thought a little more privacy. I believe 12502 is still available, maybe think about that for the Napali exposure. Regards, Gerry.
  2. Our August 8 Bermuda on the Joy was cancelled this week.We were in the Haven on Joy. Offered another 10% discount on another cruise and we booked POA from Hawaii. Booked an Owners Suite on POA and with our previous 25 and 10% discounts, thought we were still a little ahead. Don't understand cruise line "math". Still had to pay a little difference. Oh well, regards, Gerry.
  3. Thanks folks. Looks like some great ideas. DEXDD, we booked Owners Suite 12000. Thought about those same points, although we are on starboard side. Had heard about the port side advantage though. We were in Haven in Joy for our cancelled August Bermuda cruise and with the 25% and 10% additional discounts we didn't have to pay too much difference at all. For the life of me though, I don't understand cruiseline "math". My
  4. Looking at going on the Pride of America to replace our cancelled Joy cruise to Bermuda. Looking for suite level input on one's preference. Any favorite suites, pros-cons of this cruise ? Regards, Gerry.
  5. Received the e-mail last night cancelling our 8/9 Bermuda cruise on Encore. If we choose to take the 125% FCC it states credit will be issued by 6/25/20 for future cruise use through 12/31/22. It also states that the credit is valid for one year, 6/25/21 to be used. Sooo, that means we can take a cruise using the 125% credit up until 12/31/22 but have to make the choice/book by 6/25/21 ? Regards, Gerry.
  6. Thanks for your great knowledge of these Escape class aft suites. However, is there really that big a difference in balcony size ? I know 9 is suppose to be the largest but we have been on deck 11 suites several times,( love the bed/bathroom arrangement better), and it seems to be great. Not nearly the size of the Aqua Theater Suites on Royal but extremely fine with me. Regards, Gerry.
  7. Did I miss somewhere why Joy, built in 2017 for the Asian specific market, was removed and refurbished after only 2 years ? Was there not enough volume or a smaller or newer ship replacing that market ? We have a Bermuda cruise in August on Encore however with things the way they are we might cancel if Norwegian does not and do Bermuda next August. We see the Joy is doing that venue then. Regards, Gerry.
  8. We love the deck 11 aft balcony. Beautiful bathroom overlooking the balcony. Regards Gerry
  9. Thanks again. For some reason I thought the Observation Lounge was new to Encore. Just looking at options for next year as things look iffier longer than originally thought. Have a Disney cruise with Grandkids in mid July and thinking our August 9 Encore would be a relaxation after Disney. LOL. Any thoughts ? Regards, Gerry.
  10. Thanks so much. Also, is Encore the only Breakaway plus ship to have the large viewing area in the bow ? Forget what it's called. Thanks, Gerry.
  11. Thinking of looking at the August 2021 Bermuda cruise since this year's cruise is looking less likely. We have the aft penthouse suite on Encore booked for this year. I see the Joy has replaced Encore for Bermuda next year from NYC. When I went to look at possible dates, I see where NCL is now marketing those suites in 2 categories. Regular balcony and large balcony. Guess getting that extra dime. Actually I wish they would tell and show the exact floorplan of these suites. The bedroom/bath arrangement is more important to me than a slightly larger balcony. We have cruised on Escape in
  12. We almost always stay at the Hilton Marina. The Marina does offer a shuttle to the port. We never take it and opt for a cab. Not a shuttle person. The first year we stayed there we chose to use their shuttle service and were swamped by two large groups of families. After getting mobbed we hollered "taxi please". Regards, Gerry.
  13. Thanks a lot. Was able to get Cabana 7. Our first choice. Very pleased. Regards, Gerry.
  14. We are booked on the Dream for that same date. Thinking 121 days out (hoping) things will be much better. Paid in full for over a month, 2 rooms $20,000, but bought the insurance, so without reading the fine print I think we have quite a bit of leeway. Still planning to go at this time. Regards, Gerry.
  15. Do we get billed immediately upon a cabana reservation and able to pay in advance or is it added to our onboard account to be settled upon disembarkation ?
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