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  1. We don’t do dairy either. When we travel we bring the 16 oz cartons that don’t need to be refrigerated. Usually one per day is good. Super easy. I’d be surprised if they didn’t offer some type of alternative milk somewhere on the ship though, great question. 

  2. 2 minutes ago, HicksRA said:

    I was responding to your original post and what I’m saying is that if you upgrade to a suite gty, there’s a 99.9% chance you’ll end up with a JS and nothing higher due to the new Royal Up program. 


    Ok makes more sense to me the way it’s written this time, and it’s kinda what I was thinking too. I guess I needed to hear it from people here to talk me out of gambling with a suite GTY. I’m real happy with my cabin, it’s a 1C with a big balcony, so no matter what I’m going to be pleased, (like I said Its me and two small kids) I’ll stick with my RoyalUp bid for the GS. Thanks!

  3. 6 hours ago, HicksRA said:

    With the Royal Up scheme, you can bet on an assignment to a JS. Any available GS and ups will be put up for bids. 


    Not sure if you’re responding to my original post but I specifically said I did not want a junior suite. 


    7 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

    Why not just book the cabin you want?


    I like my current cabin a lot actually. The idea of snagging a grand suite at 5700 as opposed to 7700 is appealing that’s all. It was over 10k at the time of booking, and being as this is a little girls trip I’m doing just with my daughters, I wasn’t doing that to my hubs. 


    8 hours ago, kruzerci said:

    I've had two experiences with GTY cabins.


    Thank you for your helpful information.


    8 hours ago, Merion_Mom said:

    FYI:  If you win the GS RoyalUp bid, you will not get double points.  If you upgrade yourselves to a JS, you will.


    Good info thank you

  4. 2 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

    You would most likely get whatever is the minimum category for the guarantee.


    The website does not always show the full story on inventory.

    I've recently gained access to their TA booking engine Espresso, and so I have been watching my sailing EVERY DAY like a stalker, and just today all the JS have shown CLOSED I wonder why they close some and then show the rest as WTL (waitlist) It's messing with my head, and I haven't been able to use the software long enough to get a feel for how the cycle works. Thank you for your input. I guess I knew the answer, although I have heard stories in the past of people booking GTY and getting OS or even better. 

  5. So the price to self upgrade to a GTY Suite is 200$ cheaper than what I bid for the RoyalUp offer to win a Grand Suite.


    The website is showing Junior Suites as being CLOSED. There is 1 Grand Suite, and 6 Owners Suites showing available as of 12 today. 


    We sail in 18 days. I'm so tempted to pay to get the GTY suite, however I really don't want the Junior Suite, and Im concerned I'll get stuck with that. 


    What are your thoughts? I know it's a gamble, just daydreaming and wondering WWCCD? 

  6. 1 hour ago, minikiss said:


    Last thoughts to RCCL Shame on you. to cancel 1 or 2 sailings is bad enough but to pull a ship out of a port for a whole season is the worst of the worst.



    I'm pretty sure RCCL corporate is making decisions to make the most money for their shareholders, not to make the world have perfect cruise ships in every port for humankind to enjoy. 

  7. I carry lipstick, and perfume to touch up and cash to tip throughout the day.

    That doesn't require a "big bag large enough to hold a week's worth of groceries" it's called a CLUTCH.

    We all have different priorities.

    I don't go to a resort and hang my hotel key from my neck I'm not doing it on a cruise ship either.

    I also love that other people find it convenient.

    Not for me that's all.  

  8. 19 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:


    Try for the ultra spacious ov with large balcony. Huge room, I think it has a seperate sleeping area.  Used to be called Family OV Balcony.


    Heck, I'd bid the max if you have two teenagers. 4 in a normal balcony is rough

    Totally agree. The room is massive. The only downside is, there's only 5 of those cabins so the chances of winning are slim. I've bid max on my sailing, even though it's just the three of us and my kids are little, but they would freak out over the bunk beds! 

  9. I just got a similar email, but nowhere does it mention only SEA DAYS. did we get different emails? I'll copy and paste mine:  


    (notice all the errors?)


    Dear Guest,

    Thanks for booking the Ultimate Dining Package for your upcoming cruise. We wanted to let you know about some recent enhancements we’ve made to this package!

    First things first, the Ultimate Dining Package is now known as the Unlimited Dining Package, and it’s just that, unlimited. Now, you can dine at any of our specialty dining venues for lunch and dinner, and as many times as you want! Your appetite is the limit. Some other great benefits include:

    • Discounts on bottles of wine! 40% off of bottles under $100 USD and 20% off of bottles over $100 USD. You thirsty yet? Note: Discount only applies when dining on your using your package.
    • Savings on exclusive dinging experiences: 20% off when booking Chef’s Table and any Culinary Experiences onboard.
    • Plus, now Playmakers (available on select ships) has been added to the line-up of venues. You’ll get a $35 credit to use since this venue is a la carte.

    We hope you’re as excited as we are about these changes. We know they’ll take your inner “foodie” experience to another level. And as a friendly reminder, we’ll book a courtesy dinner reservation for your first night, and once onboard you can alter it to fit your schedule. Then, the rest of your dining reservations can be made onboard.

    We look forward to welcoming onboard soon!


    Royal Caribbean International

  10. 1 hour ago, Dr. Pam said:

    I was just on the Symphony on the March 30 sailing.  Yes, there is a hot tub and it is hot! Put my hand in and  that was a no go! 😲It is situated close to the bar, so those who decided to brave the hot water would have refreshments close at hand. 😄 Regarding availability of loungers, etc. on sea days it was obvious that the chair hogs also reside in suites.  😏  To my dismay, it seemed that there was no monitoring of the situation.  We decided to stay on the ship in Nassau, and had a chance to enjoy the Suite deck.  Also, I should mention that when we were up there on a sea day and finally found a place to park, it was quite breezy.  Ladies, I might suggest bringing a hat that fits securely on your head with not too large of a brim!  Also, Suite Deck entrance was very secure.   Enjoy!

    Thank you for actually answering my questions, awesome!! 

  11. 45 minutes ago, sisocialworker said:

    we just got off harmony..and while not the same ship, we used the suite sun deck....this is on port days...the bar opens at 1pm, it is a hot tub..very hot with bubbles.....cabanas and chairs always available....all the people we met up there were very friendly 

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. 


    3 hours ago, John&LaLa said:


    Probably because it is way under utilized. 

    So you're saying you think it's empty often? I used it in 2010 on Allure and it was a ghost town most days but I assumed with the addition of the hot tub and the fancy seating that there would be more people using it. 

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