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  1. Royal Caribbean is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and we'd like to hear from you! Please share your favorite memories of cruising on Royal Caribbean International -- perhaps you were celebrating a milestone event, or you have special memories of your first sailing long ago! What made sailing on Royal Caribbean special for you? OK, go!
  2. This is a personal memory, too, but more so this is a cruisecritic memory. It was 2006. October. Freedom of the Seas. One of the largest Cruise Critic Meet & Mingles ever was held on board -- over 350 of you joined us on that sailing! Not only did it take our breath away -- but the folks at Royal Caribbean were floored! Were you there? If any of you have any pictures to share, that would be awesome.... Laura
  3. 50 Years of Sailing on Royal Caribbean - share your memories and stories with us!
  4. LauraS

    Bogus reviews

    Hello: I'll be happy to respond here. Truthfully I do not blame anyone for putting in an anonymous cabin number, especially when writing a full-fledged review of their cruise that might contain negative comments. We ask for sail date, and we display the month and year. It wouldn't be too difficult for someone to figure out who wrote the review. We use a number of factors and algorithms (including real humans!!) to moderate our cruise review content before it appears on the site. It was obvious to us the member used an anonymous cabin number to submit. If you have any additional questions, please write to me at: community@cruisecritic.com as broberts suggested.
  5. Hello Everyone! We're pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Regent Seven Seas Cruises to offer you Official Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle parties on board all of their ships! Registration begins today for sailings and will allow you to enjoy an opportunity to get acquainted with fellow cruisers with whom you've communicated here on Cruise Critic. The first parties will be held on board: Seven Seas Explorer: May 11, 2017 Seven Seas Mariner: May 13, 2017 Seven Seas Navigator: May 13, 2017 Seven Seas Voyager: May 02, 2017 Click here to Register to Attend a Meet & Mingle and for more information. Regent Seven Seas Cruises will be providing a private lounge (or other venue) as well a hosted one-hour cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres. Your will receive an invitation delivered directly to your stateroom with the date, time and location of the party. This makes it easier than ever to meet up with your Cruise Critic friends; some of whom you've been chatting with online for months, even years! Be sure you invite your family and friends to take advantage of this great offering from Cruise Critic and, especially, the hospitality from Regent Seven Seas Cruises! Laura Note: Parties will be held when there are a total of twelve (12) persons registered to attend. Registration closes 30 days prior to sail date.
  6. Download the "Official" Door sign here! Doorsign You will need Adobe reader to download the doorsign. If you do not have Adobe reader, you can download here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readermain.html Laura
  7. It is of the utmost importance that EACH AND EVERY ONE of you guard your personal information VERY carefully when posting on these, as well as other, message board forums. I realize that a few recently-registered members have offered their assistance to you, claiming to be NCL Employees. Since you have NO WAY OF ACTUALLY VERIFYING their employment with any cruise line and anyone can lay claim to to being even the King of England if they want, PLEASE DO NOT POST your personal information on the boards. We aren't trying to discredit anyone who actually does work at NCL. But they must understand the venue in which they are participating.....anonymous. I'm sure they are really only trying to help, but offers of "customer service" really don't belong on this forum, and would only encourage those who aren't sincere in posting in a copycat manner. I thank everyone for their cooperation. Laura
  8. We'd like to thank Daniel Skjeldam and the entire staff over at Hurtigruten for visiting with us last week. It was a pleasure working with you all. Thanks, also, to all our members. You asked some great questions! Finally, if you have any ideas for a future Q&A, please let me know. Laura
  9. This FAQ is in the process of being created by our Royal Caribbean Community members. It should contain answers to the most commonly asked questions about cruising on Royal Caribbean ships. Additionally, the following resources are available to you: - Cruise Critic's Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Profile & Ship Reviews - Member Reviews for RCI Ships - Cruiser's Choice Poll Results - Royal Caribbean's Website The Rules Are Very Simple: Please feel free to add content, making sure you are leaving your OPINIONS at the door, so to speak. In other words, back up your contribution with facts -- by linking to appropriate information. NO discussion/questioning is allowed in this thread. Post your contribution as a REPLY to this posting. Community guidelines are in effect; this thread will be monitored and Cruise Critic reserves the right to remove any contributions without notice. ___________________ This is meant as a way for you to contribute back to the Community. Please treat it with the respect that it deserves. Questions/Comments/Concerns? Please feel free to send us an e-mail at: community@cruisecritic.com
  10. Hello All: We're pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with MSC Cruises to offer you Official Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle parties on board MSC Divina and MSC Seaside! Attending these gatherings will allow you to enjoy an opportunity to get acquainted with fellow cruisers with whom you've communicated here on Cruise Critic. Click here to Register to Attend a Meet & Mingle and for more information. MSC Cruises will be providing a private lounge (or other venue is provided) as well a either a hosted one-hour cocktail party and/or coffee service, or hors d’oeuvres. Your will receive an invitation delivered directly to your stateroom with the date, time and location of the party. Be sure you invite your family and friends to take advantage of this great offering from Cruise Critic and, especially, the hospitality from MSC Cruises! Laura Note: Parties will be held when there are a total of six (6) persons registered to attend.
  11. Enter the Contest Enter to win a 7-night Romantic Danube River Cruise aboard an award-winning AmaWaterways river cruise ship.
  12. Hello all: There isn't a problem with creating new topics for roll calls. The problem is that our Find Your Roll Call tool isn't picking up the new ones and including them. As someone mentioned, the best way at this time to find a Roll Call (after checking if it is in the tool) is to browse the forum itself. Do a check or two; if you don't see it create one. Laura
  13. Pssst! Have you seen the new Carnival/Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle button on this forum? Look to your right. Yes...the right. See the button just above the NEW TOPIC button? Click Join the Party, well..to join the party! (It will take you to the Party Registration Page!) There will now be Official Meet & Mingle Parties on board your 7-day or longer Carnival cruise! Enjoy! Laura
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    Me

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  15. We're pleased to offer you this oppportunity to ask any question -- any -- about cruise insurance. Should you buy? When should you buy? What does "pre-existing condition mean? How much should it cost? What does it cover. Be as specific as you need to be in your questions! Steve will be here on January 7th to answer your questions -- go ahead and ask now! Here's some information about Steve: Steve Dasseos is recognized as a leading travel insurance expert in the United States. Steve’s helped over 173,433 travelers understand travel insurance and how it benefits them. He owns TripInsuranceStore.com which is a popular and very informative travel insurance website. “The TripInsuranceStore is hands down the best site in the entire industry for booking trip insurance. I've spoken many times to Steve and he has always taken the time to educate me on the ins and outs of buying trip insurance properly. The trip insurance industry is a minefield and you better know what you're buying or you could be left out in the cold if the time comes to make a claim. You have to be a jailhouse lawyer to be able to navigate through the legal jargon and be confident you have purchased the right policy at the right price. Why go through all that trouble? Spend the time to read through Steve's blog and you'll be amazed as I was at how little I knew about this industry. The TripInsuranceStore is the ONLY honest broker out there offering trip insurance at a fair price coupled with a complete tutorial on which trip insurance you should buy!” Steve Helveston, Carrollton, VA “Steve, after twice buying trip insurance through you in the last six months, I've been telling friends and family that this is what they need to do before their next trip and that this is the place to get it done. The insurance provides peace of mind. And your outfit makes it easy to get. We had to cancel a European trip because of illness and not only got reimbursed, but when the insurance company questioned one item, you stepped in and quickly got us back another $100.” Philip Siekman, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Steve - the interview was wonderful - you sounded great! After talking with you it's clear why you are so successful - you project a great deal of warmth and sincerity. Keep me in the loop - we are always on the lookout for new things to benefit consumers. Asa Aarons, wjcl.com/ask-asa blogtalkradio.com/justaskasa "The Trip Insurance Store is an online insurance agency that also allows you to book your protection right from the site, but offers so much information in such a clear and concise manner that we found it to be one of the best Web sites we have ever visited. Not only can you compare the coverage of several travel insurance providers side by side, each covered component is described and explained in a manner that makes it easy to understand. We applaud and appreciate that, since the choices and conditions can be overwhelming. Another thing we liked about the Trip Insurance Store is that there are live agents you can call toll free to clarify any questions you might have." Jana Jones, Cruise Writer, CruiseCritic.com “I call you because I know you understand how travel insurance works.” Laurie Berger, Los Angeles Times Steve has been featured in over 347 newspapers, magazines, radio stations and books including The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Forbes, Family Circle, CruiseCritic.com, CNN Travel, Fox News, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, CBS MarketWatch.com, Town & Country Travel, The Today Show, She Knows, Frommer's, New York Times, Life Goes Strong, The International Herald Tribune, Time, Undercurrent Magazine, The Plain Dealer, Ski Magazine, Howard County Times and The Complete Travel Detective Bible.
  16. LauraS

    Cuba

    Makes me want to visit Cuba. Lovely photos; thanks for sharing!
  17. Just as an FYI I've linked this thread to the nice dev folks over at Tapatalk. Also, although Jenn is doing her best to help here, we didn't build the Tapatalk app and to be even more honest -- experiencing the same issues that you are. The Tapatalk folks are uber helpful, and they do have a specific support forum for users, if you are so inclined. Thanks for your understanding, and know that we are still working with them to get the login issue taken care of.
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    Again

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  19. So as you can see I was able to login and post on this thread using the newly updated Tapatalk app. I realize there may be some issues with staying logged in and we’re looking at that at this time. So far I haven’t been logged out… Crossing fingers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    testing a countdown clock

    testing that same countdown clock in my signature
  21. LauraS

    Count Down Clock

    To edit your signature, click on your Member Name, and choose Account Settings from the dropdown. You'll see the option to change your signature on the left side. As CC Help Jenn mentioned, the old Cruise Critic countdown is not supported, so you may want to find one you like somewhere else and use that.
  22. While you may have been able to find the page, more than likely they aren't advancing (actually counting down). So, they are no longer official in that my team will not be able to help you with them going forward.
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