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Jasukkie

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  1. The only thing that wouldn't be included are top shelf upcharge liquors. You would then have to pay the difference from $13. I tended to use one for the fresh squeezed OJ in the morning, a drink by the pool in the afternoon, and a cocktail with dinner. Shared the 4th with my travel companions. It's a great perk. The bar menus are available in the app, but you really aren't limited to the menus. Just ask your bartender.
  2. My husband and I booked connecting balcony cabins to take advantage of double points and very nice solo pricing. I'm really looking forward to having our own bathrooms and the location is perfect for us. I really hope we don't get moved. This is for Anthem next year.
  3. Well, I was very polite and only getting a simple cappuccino last month on Ovation but they said two punches for large, which is what I've been told in the past as well. I've never been on Oasis class so maybe that matters?
  4. I always share my card punches, not a problem. In case you don't know, they will do two punches for large drinks.
  5. Best backup plan...marry/date/parent an airline employee for flight benefits. Of course there do have to be open seats available.
  6. I could be wrong but I think it was free. I had prepaid bags but I think the only charge was the normal airline bag charges you would pay at the airport. As I said, I may be wrong but I don't remember there being a charge for the service itself.
  7. Things will probably change by May but on my restart sailings there have been very few, if any, teens. That could mean more of less opportunity for trouble depending on the teen. Good luck!
  8. Just checked in on the webcam to see you floating by so smoothly. Have a great cruise!
  9. Yes, we did this on Ovation last month. Put our bags out the night before and the next time we saw them was on the baggage carousel at Newark. Very convenient.
  10. I've done two cruises since the restart. I would say both experiences were more for introverts than for people looking for a party scene. Things are just quieter. There are activities for those that want them, but they may not feel the same with less people. Personally, it was cruise heaven for me. My only complaint is no Windjammer in the evening. My cruises had very few children. There were just a handful on my Alaska cruise, very well behaved and stayed with their family. Again, just makes it quieter. I cruise to relax, not sure how I'm going to feel when things return to full occupancy.
  11. Everything is relative. I remember being in the Bahamas in January a couple of years ago and people saying it was too cold to swim. It was bathwater compared to what we swim in back home in the summer. I'm also on a January Navigator sailing, bringing my swimsuit.
  12. Thanks for this great thread. I will be on next month, as a shipload of love winner. I've gone the last few months thinking this would never happen but it looks like it will afterall. The food looks amazing. Are these all included or are any of these an upcharge? Are there discounted drink of the day specials? It really looks so interesting design wise, can't wait to explore. As others have said, I find the "sailor" thing pretty cringe, and not something that would actually appeal to younger people. It will be interesting to see where VV ends up demographics wise.
  13. We did this at dinner every night we didn't bring our own wine. You just hand your server your card and tell them to use your vouchers. Could not be easier. It's a really great change in my opinion. I'm not saying I won't sail other cruise lines ever again but Royal has definitely done a good thing for bringing people back. Sitting in a an overcrowded diamond lounge during happy hour is not everyone's cup of tea. This lets you enjoy your drinks with companions who can't access the DL.
  14. I realize I read your post wrong, but the same applies.
  15. It's nothing you have to hide. I "bought" drinks for a travel companion with my vouchers every day. They are use as you please. In this case your wife is gifting you drinks. Enjoy!
  16. Cards are lost and fall apart all the time. You can get a print out of your record from your state, or from the place that vaccinated you if they are still in operation. If time is limited, my experience was that the staff looking at your card are looking for the two doses and dates and not so much at your name. If some part of it is correct, I think you will be waved through to the next checker.
  17. I've sailed twice since the restart and had very different dining experiences so it really varies by ship and current guidelines. Really hoping Windjammer opens back up for dinner before I cruise again. I really like having space and going at my own pace. Especially love ships with open air dining in the back.
  18. I have seen sort by suite price on travel agency sites. Not exactly what you are looking for but it might help.
  19. That is a dream B2B. Enjoy all that for me lol. I'm going to have to cruise a little less frequently to save up for something like that.
  20. The double points definitely worked on me. I just had my first cruise as Diamond and with my 2022 bookings I am one point shy of Diamond+. I really wish I could have found an 8 night that worked for me but the 7 nighter I just booked made the most sense. Going "solo" in connecting cabins at a great price. All that extra space for the same price I usually pay for one cabin, sold! The only problem is how hard it's going to be to go back to full capacity. At least Windjammer should be open for dinner by then.
  21. We had no trouble cashing out that nonrefundable OBC in the casino on Ovation. No need to buy things you wouldn't have in the first place. We walked off with $1200 cash from the casino.
  22. We turned on our OBC into cash in the casino without a problem. Had zero expenditures on board due to the Diamond drink vouchers. Walked off with $1200 in cash. Great cruise.
  23. That highlighted sentence makes no sense. Perhaps it's supposed to be something like "please bring this to the attention of the staff and the Chefs will make it for her". I have to request veggie burgers in Windjammer for example. I'm not sure why they won't just have them out, but it's not a problem if you know to ask. I also find it hard to believe the kitchen is permitted to have outside food brought into the preparation areas.
  24. I was on this sailing as well, just a wonderful time. There were two formal nights but honestly you'd be hard pressed to tell which ones they were. Some people dressed up every night, some went to the actual formal night in tee shirts. Yes, no problem being seated alone. There were two solos each at their own tables near us. If you have traditional dining I would go to the dining room after boarding and just make sure you have what you would like. My daughter and I were seated with a couple on Adventure which surprised me. If you have MyTime dining it won't be an issue. Service was next level quick and responsive in the main dining room. No need to hesitate if you aren't happy with your choice, replacement took no time at all.
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