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  1. Found an article which was from the NY Post about Serenade of the Seas which is presently off of Barbados. It is a crew member interview. Being that it is the NY Post and inclined to sensationalism the title says horror...lol Read it. Fake news headline! Royal is doing the right thing for all the crew members presently on the ships. https://nypost.com/2020/04/10/cruise-ship-worker-reveals-horror-of-coronavirus-quarantine/
  2. Wow really sounds like RCL was trying to keep that information on the crew member quiet! I guess we need to be realistic. 27 people from Wuhan on the ship. They had to get to NY by plane either through Newark or JFK airports. Probably visited Manhattan as most tourists do and stayed a few days at a hotel in the city visiting all the city tourist spots. If any of them test positive I hope the CDC will tell us where they traveled through, visited and stayed.
  3. FYI I work for a company that purchases from China, The Chinese government will not tell anyone what is really going on. I received a letter from one of my suppliers that has 2 factories in Wuhan today. The factories are not opening after the Chinese holiday and will not open under government issue. There is no date as to when the workers will be allowed to travel back to the factory. He told me anything that will be shipping after the working ban is over will be sterilized...yeah right lol I don't believe that at all and I think he said that just to keep his customers. I truly think the numbers are not correct that the Chinese government is stating as to how many are sick and how many have died.
  4. My daughter is presently on Symphony and even though the ship is huge the first 2 days out of Miami were rough. They closed the top deck and then the following day the pools were closed. They were like wave pools! Very windy and a lot of movement. When they left St Kitts to go to St Thomas the sea was calmer.
  5. We like to go to the art auctions onboard. That said, I have never bought anything as most of the prints you can find online at a better price. There was an article last year in the NY Times about Peter Max having dementia and Park West Auctions. Google it. I swear they had shills bidding this last cruise. Pictures were being bid on that in the past no one ever bid on before and for big money too! Just do your homework.
  6. Did you book a cruise using your 10% myvegas coupon? If yes this is great news! I was getting upset yesterday when I saw the must usefor sailings before March date because I want to book something for September 2020 now and the 10% was a big savings. Please let me know if they took it! Thank you
  7. We just got off Anthem last Sunday 12/8 and it was the Royal Swedes
  8. OK so we leave this Sunday on Anthem of the Seas and I was looking to rebook a few things at Black Friday sale prices. There is nothing! I don't know if it is the timing of the cruise or just that Royal runs so many "specials" throughout the year that that the sales are non existent for my cruise. The prices I paid for the deluxe drink package $48 per day and the deluxe with voom $58 per day are less than what they are showing on the website. Showing up as deluxe $52 per day and $65 per day with the voom. Even the excursion in Nassau we booked is higher priced today too. Just goes to prove if you see a sale to grab it and if it drops you can cancel and rebook.
  9. We are sailing 12/1 also and I plan to check the Black Friday deals too. I have the same message as you in my cruise planner.
  10. Thank you...missed doing it last year and plan to try to do it this year!
  11. Is there a cost for the puzzle room on Anthem and if so how much per person? Thanks
  12. Thanks! Didn't do it last trip so it is on my to do list this time 😀
  13. I remember reading that there is an escape room on board Anthem that is not advertised. Is it still around and where do I go to sign up? Thanks!
  14. I paid $48 + tip for the deluxe beverage package and it is presently showing $52 for my upcoming Anthem cruise. On our last Anthem cruise we paid $46 + tip per person as a Black Friday deal. I am hoping that it will go down again!
  15. For our last cruise we had to park in the outside lot which is no problem at all. We asked about the indoor parking and they told us because of the other ships that use the port the only parking that was available in the indoor lot was handicap only. They leave plenty of handicap spots so don't worry. I saw a few cars being directed their. Just mention you need the handicap parking to the guys that direct traffic and you will be fine.
  16. So sad the BOGO is gone. Did that the last 2 cruises and it was well worth it. Hoping Black Friday will bring some surprises!
  17. Just curious...BOGO is now only offered to Diamond +?
  18. Which machines are your favorites? Any big winners out there on a favorite machine?
  19. Hi All We usually play the table games but want to give the slots a spin 😉 What are your favorite machines to play and why? Someone told me the penny slots were good but you need to bet at least $2.00 each time. Thanks!
  20. What day are you getting back to Cape Liberty? Saturday morning will have traffic. Sunday will be easier. I live on Long Island and it takes us 45 minutes to get home leaving the ship between 7 and 7:30am Either day figure on at least 2 hours travel time if you must go to LGA as there is ongoing construction. A 12pm or 1pm flight would then work. Newark really would be easier.
  21. Has anyone done the Jet boat small group tour booking through Viator? Is it worth the cost? You are now booking the best value for your money on this 1 hour Jet Boat tour. Enjoy speed, spins, wave riding, sliding, and more all while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Expect to get wet! Thanks
  22. We did the tour that RCCL offered. It would be perfect for your grandmother. The bus meets you right outside the port. We went to the Citadel and had time to get out and watch the changing of the guard. The tour guide was non stop facts on the way to Peggys Cove. You will learn a lot! Walking at Peggys Cove does have hills and rocks so the walker is perfect for her but I would not recommend walking on the rocks with her. You have time to visit the shops, see the lighthouse and get a bite to eat.
  23. I just purchased our deluxe drink package at $48 pp It was $55 pp before this weekend sale. If it drops lower on black Friday I will buy it at a lower price and refund back my credit card. I used $100 onboard credit towards it too. I got the deluxe and my husband got the deluxe with Voom. You need to call to get the packages this way as online you can only add 2 of the same packages. Also I was told if I do repurchase later I do not loose my onboard credit as they just apply it to the lower price packages. For us it is worth it. We are not big drinkers but drinks at the pool add up even if they are mocktails, fresh OJ in the morning, bottled water especially Evian throughout the day, speciality coffee multiple times a day, cocktails before dinner and wine or after dinner cocktail or coffee with a shot. Every time I order a drink I order a bottle of water too. This way I have for the cabin later
  24. It is $100 per person still. Melia is $137 but that is all inclusive with food and drinks included for the price. I can't see the price for Atlantis online. Does anyone know?
  25. Has anyone done hotel day passes in Nassau or Paradise Island? I see Melia, Hilton and Atlantis offer them. The Hilton site says the hotel is walking distance to the port. Thanks!
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