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BillOh

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    Columbus, OH USA
  • Interests
    Curling, Golf, Marathons
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal! Did one Carnival cruise
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    St Martin

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  1. I wondered about that while watching the sailaway last Sunday, Wonder was docked with her port side facing the terminal, so I saw the wings where empty when she sailed out.
  2. I don't remember if I asked in this thread at all, do they ever let the public out on the bow in this ship? Love being on the bow of the Voyager and Freedom class, but when Oasis Allure came out they only had Diamond events out there, but they quit that in 2016 when we finally made Diamond. Would love to go out there, not sure why.
  3. So much has happened in that 5 years, but I have been thinking about that Symphony cruise a lot with Wonder coming up.
  4. For what its worth, people on our May 26 sailing have had no luck with the app, everything is being done on the website.
  5. Have fun on Allure, still Gina's favorite ship.
  6. That seems reasonable, watching as I am about 50 days away now. I hope @DennysDad comes back and lets us know what happens.
  7. Its been awhile, having been on Freedom in 2008 and 2015, but there is usually activity in the CL until 1am or so, frequently saw Karaoke up there and other entertainment. I think the MDR opened at 6:30am, but that is probably old news.
  8. FWIW, I put in what i think is an extravagant bid on all the sky class suites. I'm thinking its not likely as this is on a holiday week and the ship seems pretty full. The only other time I did a Royal Up bid was on Mariner 2 years ago, but right after I bid on a JS, I found the price was next to nothing on an upgrade to SUITE GUARANTEE which netted me a JS cheaper than the min bid. For this cruise I purchased late and the prices have gone up, I could do other cruises for the price of just upgrading to a JS. Since this is our official retirement cruise, I did put in a bid on these suites. Would love to end up in a Crown Loft Suite. Friends had one on Allure in 2013 and we loved that cabin. Fingers crossed.
  9. Not 100% true. Sometimes it takes Royal years to find out a vendor has done this and then fire them "for the safety of our passengers"
  10. Our best experience was also in Cozumel, we were on one side of the pier on Navigator with balcony facing the pier and Freedom was on the other side. It was more than an hour after ALL ABOARD time and people were still casually strolling back. We would yell, "The ship is leaving" to the stragglers to get them to run. Soon the deck crew would pretend to pull up the gangway to get people to move faster. It was fun!
  11. Where we were on Mariner in 2022 they had a GRAB N GO section between the Windjammer and the pool deck that had burgers, hot dogs, salads, utensils and condiments that you could get quickly and avoid the WJ crowd. Has that expanded anywhere else?
  12. We had Elvis as an Activities director on Jewel before his first CD job. Seems personable and active. I do see a lot of his social media posts. He loves doing Zoomba in the Promenade!
  13. Allure use to have deck 12 use as a sun deck or watch the shows, but I think all of the rear facing decks are not high price cabins. I may check out open skating this time, not sure.
  14. 40 posts after the message has been answered, it continues, the real addiction is being a Keyboard Warrior! 🙂 I will only smoke on a ship when it becomes legal!
  15. Next questions are regarding the cups for the Coke Freestyle machines. Anyone have a picture of the current cups? This is pretty low on the importance scale, but I am curious. Next, Pre-covid the cups were in your room when you finally got there, but I think I remember from my 2 post shutdown cruises that you picked them up somewhere at a table either near the Windjammer or on the promenade on day 1. Has that changed? And a silly question that just happens because I am in cruise brain mode now. I've noticed when you get to use the cups, the machine generally tells you when the cups expire and it always seems to be 2 weeks. I've never done a B2B, so I am curious if someone buys it for a week and then doesn't get it for the 2nd week, does it still work? Save your moral outrage, I'm just wondering. Although we may try a B2B in the future when we are retired.
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