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  1. 1) Allure 2/14/21 & 2/21/21 2) Allure 2/14/21 & 2/21/21 3) I already had my heart broken with my back to back on the Freedom cancelled for October 2020, so not getting my hopes up again.
  2. We are doing a back to back on the Freedom in October. I can’t believe all the amazing islands we will visit. If you like islands, Freedom is the best choice.
  3. Thank you everyone for all this great information! the reason we didn’t try to switch rooms for week 2 to book the same week 1 was because we have a family promenade for one room and didn’t see any other family rooms available. We really liked the rooms we picked and figured it was worth the hassle of switching. I had not thought of putting our new luggage tags on for week 2, great advice just in case. I will plan to speak to both our old/new stewards. I’m looking forward to a new experience. btw - we do have people over 21 in all 3 rooms.
  4. Last summer I booked the Freedom for 10/18/20. We have three rooms, interiors with promenade view (7607, 7611, 7613). We saw a really great price for the sailing the week prior so we booked 3 interior guarantees for the 10/11/20 sailing. I’ve been searching but I’m hoping some of you can help fill me in. - Since we won’t have the same rooms both weeks, do we just pack everything? Do we get tags and they move it for us? Or do we move it to the new room? - Do we do the muster again on the second sailing? - Do we need to tell guest services that we are on the second week or do they automatically know and provide info? - We are planning to use the turn around day in San Juan as a port day and explore the island. I assume that’s allowed? Anything else I should know? Thanks for your help! This is my first time doing two cruises in a row so I’m excited and nervous.
  5. Thanks for a great review, I’ve enjoyed reading this as I’m going on Regal on 2/9.
  6. When I was on Harmony in October at chops they said you could only get two appetizers - we weren’t trying to get more they just informed our table of this before we ordered.
  7. I’m trying one of these cabins in October. We booked 7607, 7613 and 7611. The primary reason we chose these was because of the availability of the family cabin 7607. If you book one, be sure to let us know what you choose.
  8. Thanks for posting, I’m looking forward to reading the rest. I’ve been on several RCCL cruises and I’m going on my first Princess Cruise next month on the Regal Princess.
  9. I was on Harmony in October. It’s a great ship. Don’t miss the shows. Grease was fantastic. We did the specialty dining package and loved it. Our favorite was 150 Central. The only meal we didn’t like was the Chops Caesar salad at lunch, all the other specialty was wonderful. I posted a full review on here if you want to search for it. You'll find the layout similar to Allure. I did find the windjammer much busier on Harmony then it was on my cruises on Oasis and Symphony. So much so after two days attempting to get breakfast there we started going to main dining room. I highly recommend trying the mdr for breakfast - there is a buffet and be served side. Enjoy your cruise!
  10. My family is looking forward to movies under the stars for our February cruise. I can’t wait to find out what movies are playing. Enjoy your cruise!
  11. I didn’t find it any more “mature” then the movie. If you would let your kid see the movie then I’d let them see the royal Caribbean production. It was an amazing show, the cast on harmony are very talented.
  12. Thanks for the rude comments about my family. First we paid $200 for over 400 photos split between 7 of us and got ALL the pics. Yes this might not have been the best one, it’s just one I had handy on my phone to show the other person the border of. Didn’t your mother ever tell you if you have nothing nice to say to not say anything at all? If you want to critique the photo quality go for it but to insult a 15 year old is just wrong.
  13. Yes, on both ships we got photos with the ports/borders. Here’s one of them.
  14. We did the digital package on Oasis two years ago and on Symphony this year. We had three rooms, I bought the package for my room but we took a group pic when boarding and it linked all of us to the package. My niece and nephew stay in my room so most of our combinations include someone in my room, however we’ve always had all pics (even just adults in one of our other rooms included). We actually had several hundred pictures of three other families show up too that I had to remove. With the kiosks it’s easy to search through the unassigned pictures. im going on Freedom next October, I bought the digital package on Black Friday for $119.99.
  15. I went twice in October, both times were fantastic. There were five of us and everything we ordered was delicious. Service was impeccable. The one thing I forgot to get a picture of was the Caesar salad they make table side, it was the best Caesar salad I’ve ever had. On our second visit they brought out six of the lobster Thermidor tails to go with our meals. I’m from Maine and eat lobster often yet found this prepared very well with great flavor. I don’t typically eat cruise lobster cause it’s not as good as home, this was a pleasant surprise. here are some pictures of our food at 150 on Harmony.
  16. We got wings from Playmakers to go on the Symphony in April. We then ate them on our balcony while watching Hiro.
  17. Thanks for the review. I’m sailing on the Regal in February. It’ll be my first cruise on Princess. I appreciate hearing your thoughts.
  18. my muster station on Royal Caribbean just last month was in the dining room. On my previous two RCCL cruises it was in the outside theater so there were plenty of seats.
  19. I'm so happy my cruise (I'm the OP) was with the old HD. I would have been really upset w/ the changes. It's not fair at all to passengers who are paying the same thing to be limited and have no idea before their cruise what they are getting.
  20. Wow, I was on Harmony w/ the unlimited dining plan on 10/13 and it was great. I would have been very upset with the way yours worked. I didn't want multiple visits but we did do sabor late afternoon for snacks a couple times before our dinners without issue. We got Izumi Hibachi w/ only the $4 up charge if we wanted two proteins. It is awful that people don't know what to expect in advance. I had heard things on other ships about the Hibachi fluxuating rates, so I had gotten it in writing from Royal about it being covered for one protein - I printed it and brought it with me incase they tried to charge more (luckily they didn't). I'd suggest anyone going in the future bring lots of print outs with them just incase.
  21. I find it absurd how frequently they change things and how it varies from ship to ship. Royal should have one policy across the fleet. With that said, I was on Harmony on 10/13/19 and we were able to have lunch at Chops on embarkation day. Jamie's was closed for a group. If you google Royal Caribbean FAQ's on their site it says lunch is included on embarkation day depending on availability. I would print that off and try.
  22. I'm going on my first Princess cruise on the Regal in February. A few months back I purchased on my cruise planner the Unlimited Soda and more package. Since then, Princess discontinued that package and is selling one called the Classic Soda package. Mine is still showing in my purchases. My question is - will there be any issues on board since I purchased the old discontinued one? Any recommendations for mocktails under this package? I plan on getting some virgin strawberry daiquiri's but looking for other suggestions.
  23. I'm just starting to read the boards here to prepare for my first Princess cruise in February 2020 on the Regal. I've only been on six cruises before, mostly Royal Caribbean. We are doing an extended family cruise and since my parents love Princess, that is what we chose. I will say though that reading the Royal Caribbean boards in anticipation of those cruises this year I did see negativity and the same people posting over and over. I just learned to ignore some people and take everything with a grain of salt. Sure the pool deck is crowded, but did I find a chair - yup. That's how I'm planning for Princess. I'm trying to learn what I can about the medallions, how things work as I have a better cruise if I know what is included or what planning I need to do. Don't let others get to you, set your own expectations and enjoy.
  24. I just did a cruise with my uncle who’s had two strokes. He can walk but very slow and gets tired fast. We brought his collapsible wheelchair. It was easier then a scooter for our group. He had a regular room (he wanted a boardwalk room with the rest of us in a row). If he doesn’t have an accessible room, you’ll want a room with the bed away from the door to have room for the wheelchair/scooter. Book whatever drink packages when you see a good deal (maybe Black Friday)? Then cancel if not all your party goes. At Coco Cay, we pushed his wheelchair right to the pool, there were paved walkways. They did have trams too, we just enjoyed the walk. In St Maarten we did an Island bus tour. They were able to put the wheelchair in the compartment under the bus. It was a fun little tour. I hope you have a wonderful trip and make some great memories!
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