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  1. We have one cruise scheduled for November 2021 and one scheduled for April 2022. We will see if either one happens. We had a November 2020 and April 2021 cruise cancelled. We just shifted the nonrefundable deposit to later cruises. Better than losing our $500. I guess we will sail eventually.
  2. I feel like this is the way it is on land, so if I can be on a ship, I would be accepting of restrictions. Anything to go somewhere. I spend a lot of time on my balcony, so ,unless the waves are wearing masks, that wouldn't be any different. We usually eat in specialty restaurants and the main dining room, but being served in the buffet would be fine. Tables spaced apart would actually be nice. I don't like being too scrunched. All the open restaurants around here look exactly like the video. It does seem funny to see entertainers with masks, but that the way it is.
  3. We moved a November 13th Anthem cruise to April 11, 2021. The first RCI rep said we couldn't and would lose our deposit if we didn't pay the full price by August 13th. My husband hung up and called again. The next rep said we could and had no transferring our deposit and prepaid tips and gratuities to the April cruise. My advice: if you don't like the results from one rep, hang up and try again. You never know what you may get.
  4. My husband and I have gotten the flu shot every year for many years, and we will be the first in line to get a Covid-19 vaccine. Anything to get life back to normal. My husband is high risk if he gets the virus, so a safe vaccine will be welcome news for us.
  5. We noticed the change in fares on the website. We noticed the drop when we looked at the information for the specific sailing. We thought maybe the virus scare would affect prices. Some sailings are lower, some have gone up. Anyway, because fares fluctuate almost weekly, we decided to act right away since $700 is a huge savings for us. We wanted the same room. When we finally got through, we told the rep our reservation number and we got the discount. The non-refundable deposit still applied. It was very easy. If you want the same room and the published prices have dropped RCI will ho
  6. We heard the message about not sailing within 2 weeks and thought, "No telling how long they will be putting out that message" so we just waited on the phone over an hour until we got someone. It took all of 5 minutes to get the discount on our cruise because we weren't changing rooms. Some people have waited over an hour and others have gotten through in 2 minutes. I don't know why there is such a variety of time when trying to get through. There is a special number for calls related to coronavirus posted on the RCI website.
  7. We just saved $700 on our Anthem cruise in November this year out of Bayonne. With the health situation changing daily, it is hard to predict if we will be able to go, but at least we have a cheaper room while we wait to see what happens. This is for a balcony room for two people. It did take a long time to get a rep on the phone!
  8. My husband and I are planning a possible cruise on Freedom of the Seas on October 14, 2021 out of Cape Bayonne. The ocean view balcony rooms on starboard side deck 6 on the "hump" are all available. Rooms such as 6340 and surrounding. I have a couple of questions: These are near the stairs and above the promenade on deck 5. Will there be too much noise? Since the cruise is in the middle of October, would we enjoy a balcony anyway? We have been on this itinerary before but at the end of August. We love the ports and a balcony, but we are not sure under these circumstances if one
  9. Your daughter could not be any cuter. The monkeys would probably make me cry too! We just went on the Harmony in December and had a great time.
  10. My husband has congestive heart failure and has a hard time breathing when he walks too far. He found out there is a bookstore in the main section of Portland, and I couldn't keep up with him trying to walk to it. (Yes, he is passionate about books!) So if he can walk around Portland without trouble, you will be able also. I found it to be a quaint, beautiful town. He had no trouble in Bar Harbor either because he was seeking a good lobster tail which he got at Geddy's. Have fun!!!
  11. My husband and I are going on the Anthem in November for our 30th anniversary. We just got off the Harmony and loved it, but I have wanted to try this class of ship. From your pictures and commentary, it seems we will not be disappointed and will have a wonderful celebration. Two70 sounds like a venue we will enjoy!
  12. I thought it had many more inappropriate hand gestures than the movie. I agree the cast was talented, but the Harmony show would have been much better if the extra gestures which were not needed were left out. I don't feel the movie version was quite as suggestive.
  13. We were there last week. The air temperature was 80, so just right for sitting under the umbrella. Chill Beach water was a little cool, but easy to adjust to. The pool was way too cold for us. We got in up to our knees and got right out. The whole island is very nice though.
  14. Sorry to hear about Ruza. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved fur child. She had a good life living with people who loved her and enjoyed her so much.
  15. We had an aft balcony on the 8th floor and used the elevators there frequently. I felt the wait time was not long. Maybe it was the times we were using them. My husband has congestive heart failure, so he can't go up even one flight of stairs without trouble getting his breath. Also, we had to solve two issues at guest services and got great treatment from the staff. We had bought the galley brunch tour and found the tour had too many people. It was hard to hear the head waiter, and my husband wasn't too pleased with the lunch. We were told there would be prime rib which definitely wasn
  16. I like the red light/green light elevator feature also. The aft elevators haven't been too bad so far. We usually wait after shows for the crowds to go away. Why rush just to wait at an elevator. We watched the Thin Line last night. I was completely impressed!!! Love, love, love your door. We should do the same-only we have 4 cats to make pictures of.
  17. We are on this cruise also, so it will be interesting to see what you think and experience. We are from Richmond, Virginia but chose to drive down. It is an easy drive going 95 South. Much better than 95 North! I hope your pain stays at a minimal level. I am also a retired school teacher. When I heard people talking about not liking cruises with lots of kids, I tell them they don't know noise until they have spent all day with 30 kids in a class room during a rain day without outdoor recess. Kids on cruises are mild compared to that!
  18. We were on the Adventure in August 2018 and had a great time. Some folks think she is just the right size- not too big or small. We ate at both of the specialty restaurants (Chops and Giovanni's) and thought they were great with excellent food and service. I would sail on her again. She is well loved and taken care of.
  19. We took the RCCL bus tour that just went to Peggy's Cove. The trip on the bus was excellent. The tour guide had on his Scottish kilt and gave much background on Nova Scotia and Peggy's Cove. He was very informative and made the 45 minute bus trip fly by. We could definitely tell how much he loved Nova Scotia. Peggy's Cove is beautiful but hilly. You should be able to get good views just from the parking lot near the bus. I think the bus trip would be easy and a good way to learn about the area especially since your Peggy will get to learn about the Peggy's Cove Peggy which is a very in
  20. I love, love, love Royal Caribbean corn beef hash, so I can relate! I have it every breakfast. Thanks for the review. I will be on Harmony the first week of December eating corn beef hash!
  21. My husband had a fluid overload due to heart failure while we were docked in St. Thomas. We also had to leave the ship (Oasis of the Seas) and go to the hospital. I just want to share my agreement that the Royal staff was excellent during a very stressful time. The St. Thomas port authority was excellent as well. The people hired to deal with these crisis situations are very well trained and do their jobs well. Even the ambulance driver was a delight. I had a mini tour of St. Thomas given by him on the way to the hospital. I called this the "Ambulance Excursion" that is only offered to a
  22. Sandy beaches, crystal blue water, rum punches, time with your family, a ship that is a floating resort...what's not to like? You will have a blast while your friends are sitting at work wishing they could be in the Bahamas!
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