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  1. What about for kids? We'll be at sea the day of my niece's birthday, do you think they might do anything special? like if you had to give it a percentage - what percentage do you think it is that they might surprise her with like a special slice of cake at dinner or something? We've cruised for birthdays before but never on the actual day of any of our birthdays (usually after) so this is a new one for us : )
  2. Normally I'd agree but what we saw this past year....folks were on another level to put it nicely. Routinely banging into our stroller, pushing it, stepping on it -- it was a mess. Don't even get me started on the ECV one of our family members had - but essentially it seems like people really hate disabled folks...they really do Anyway, we'll never be back at that time of year again. We said "HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH" sarcastically for the entirety of the two weeks because everyone around us looked and acted completely miserable the entire time. Very rare to encounter folks who even held a door open behind them like that is how wild it was - where were even basic manners? guess we'll never know. but we've never experienced the kind of vitriol and flat out rudeness anywhere in the world (and we're from New York City okay supposedly the rudest city in the world or whatever) as we did those two weeks at Disney World it was WILD
  3. sorry (not sorry) but your way of thinking is what keeps people in prison for minor infractions (just an example) for extended amounts of time wasting tax payer dollars and lets other very guilty people walk free bc our prisons are too overcrowded to keep them
  4. No according to Puerto Rican authorities he'd be charged with negligent MANSLAUGHTER. for a tragic accident. Yes people should take responsibility when they make mistakes however this very much seems like an accident not you know...murder... so no I do not think that her grandfather should be in PRISON wasting tax payer dollars over a tragic accident that he's going to torture himself over as long as he lives anyway
  5. tbh this is a very bad example because we were at Disney for two weeks over the Christmas holiday and the safest place for kids was on their parents shoulders. Really rude and NASTY people in every single park were pushing with no regard for who they were pushing. Older folks? Pushed. Children? Pushed. Pregnant women? PUSHED. Parents with babies literally in their arms? PUSHED to the ground. Yeah we actually saw someone elbow a woman with a baby in her arms so hard she fell to the floor - for no reason. Anyone's kids could've fallen and gotten trampled with the way grown adults behaved in Disney World just this past Christmas. It comes down to selfishness
  6. Based on the videos and pics from the other thread on this I don't think it was obvious at all that it wasn't glass actually. It was their first day on the ship and it seems like a BUNCH of the windows are always open so it kind of just looks like a pattern of some blue windows and some clear windows. I know if it was my first day on the ship and I wasn't the type of person to look this stuff up beforehand - I wouldn't just expect that some of those would actually be open and not just clear windows. The family isn't trying to buy away their grief or accept responsibility at all. They're facing actual legal charges from the Puerto Rican authorities they 1000% needed a lawyer yall are so messed up that YOU have to toss blame and accusations around at the people who are enduring the tragedy. The way folks are so callous on these boards when something tragic could happen to ANYONE is just on another level...
  7. well Puerto Rico has pretty strict laws about negligent manslaughter in which the grandfather could be charged for so they absolutely 5000% need a lawyer immediately... not everything is about money...
  8. I have never ever seen a Havana wristband being sold on eBay and if you go search right now there are zero results...
  9. I hope that they let her go in with you guys. You paid a premium for the Family Harbor room as well so everyone talking about Havana leeches or whatever are just being mean
  10. so glad to hear they'll make it right!!
  11. for US citizens sure, but under GDPR which is in effect for all EU citizens all you have to do is request a copy of the information a company has on you and they have to provide all their data to you as is with no edits/changes and within a timely manner. So, if an EU customer requested their info and received something that noted they were a problem customer (because Royal would not be allowed to delete that before sending it along) for example, you know it would turn into an outrage echoed across all customers everywhere especially the ones who can't legally request their file as easily to see what RC said about them (aka US folks). so RCI wouldn't risk bringing themselves that kind of negative media attention by putting those kinds of notes on customer files
  12. Thank you for asking this! I saw this too and I was like "??? so is it 273 per day or for the whole voyage?" really confusing. Maybe because it's so early for me (over a year out) they didn't proofread
  13. I don't think they would do that under GDPR. Even though that only really is for folks living in the EU my company still had to do a major overhaul to our information security systems globally to make sure we were in compliance even though we're not in the EU (but we deal with EU customers so...). Anyway they'd be in big trouble if a person requested to see everything the company had on them and they read that they labelled them a chronic complainer or problem customer. Wouldn't be a good look for them
  14. ... I thought they were part of the pre-paid grats...does this mean we need to bring more money on the cruise for tipping even though we pre-paid? Why wouldn't they be included????
  15. uh yeah drinking and eating things there is literally what people are dying of and the government is trying to cover it up saying perfectly healthy folks had diseases they did not have so...
  16. Hopefully there will be some reviews that are a bit more specific to this route after the one that leaves this November but it's killing me in the meantime because I want to know what folks have thought ahahaha
  17. Like everyone above said - just keep checking a few times a day. We booked the Horizon for December in April and it was already sold out when we booked. I checked every day for maybe the last two monthsor so (I kept forgetting to do it before oops lol). I was refreshing A LOT on Monday and around 5pm I refreshed the excursions page and the "Sold Out" wording was gone and I thought I was losing my mind because I was not expecting it to become available. I never checked in the middle of the night or early in the morning. I checked during work hours only essentially. I would forget to wake myself up and do it at odd times like folks suggested so maybe I could've gotten it sooner if I had. But basically - just keep checking and you'll probably be able to snag one
  18. I agree. Minimum TWO of the reported deaths occurred in LR and I would feel better about our sailing if they went to Amber Cove instead. I think we just won't get off the ship - we can swim on the ship which is what we would've done off the ship anyway. It just doesn't seem like it's only alcoholic beverages that are dangerous either so it just feels safer to not get off the ship and risk it. I know it's dramatic but I'd rather be dramatic and safe than not dramatic and sorry
  19. Our Dec Horizon sailing is going to La Romana -- we'd rather go to Amber Cove. We know we're being a bit dramatic but TWO of the deaths happened in LR so we might just...stay...on...the...ship. We can swim on the ship and that's all we were gonna do off of it anyway so we'd rather be dramatic and safe than sorry you know?
  20. Thanks!! That's really helpful!! I don't quite know where that would be because we pre-paid those already but I'm sure I'd see something pop up with the option if it became available so that's good to know!
  21. Does Carnival now allow you to Bid for Upgrades the way that Royal and Norwegian do?
  22. Anyone ever done the Jewel Hawaii/South Pacific? There are 13-14 day Spring and Fall sailings for 2020 and while it sounds amazing -- I can't find many reviews using the search. Like...what do you even do on the ship for four straight sea days? Any insight at all is greatly appreciated!!
  23. We just booked this inside room and realized there was an empty space next to it. Does anyone know what it is thats there? Is it a crew member elevator or something? We're worried it might be noisy now. Should we switch our room? There are other ones still available
  24. Just went on Royal Caribbean in May on the Oasis of the Seas because they had the best price for the itinerary but we will never sail Royal again. Once was...enough. There are SO many differences between Royal and Carnival. The food in Carnival's MDR is 5000% better than RC. The first night on RC I got my meal and it was...not good. The waiter felt so bad that I didn't like it like it was his fault and I felt so bad for making him feel bad because he didn't cook it it wasn't his problem. Then another night the menu just did not have anything appetizing on it so we didn't go to the MDR. That has never ever happened on Carnival - they always have tasty menus and the food has always been superb. Also, RC closes their buffet quite often? We didn't get it and neither did the 50 or so other passengers trying to get in. Everyone we ran into trying to get in and finding out it was closed were like "??? i paid this much money and I can't even grab a snack?!" honestly 100% went up there too often and every time it was closed except for actual dinner time. Every cooking class or demonstration is paid for on RC. We really wanted to do the Guac class but decided not to at the last minute which was probably a good choice. RC very much felt like a cash grab all the time and we've never felt that way on Carnival. A lot of stuff was extra all the time constantly Oasis of the Seas was a beautiful ship and seemed well maintained but it was...too big for us. It took too long to walk where you needed to go. Everything seemed really far away from each other and while it wasn't hard to navigate (or get lost - impossible) it did seem like things were inconveniently placed from each other. Like the Kids Cub is way forward at the top of the ship but everything else is basically at the back of the ship just as an example. But we never had to wait too long for an elevator except for when coming back from Port so that was great. Shows on Royal were pretty great I'll also give them that I know this is controversial but: a lot (not ALL) of the other cruisers on Royal were...terrible. sorry not sorry. Like just a very entitled feeling and a lot of folks looking their nose down at you but like...I don't know you? We've never met? We're on this same cruise together? how are you somehow thinking you're better than me, a stranger you've never met on the same ship doing nothing except breathing the same air as you? It was just wild. and we've been to Disney World at Christmas so we know what wild is. Also, we saw a few grown adults be rude to children at activities and we were like yeah...NO THANKS. If those are the kinds of people cruising Royal we'll stay on Carnival where we've never seen an adult lowkey push a kid out of the way to get on line for something or purposely take the seat a child was saying they wanted just to be mean? spiteful? and that one was directed at the kid I was with (regarding the carousel which itself was really awesome) so I'm a bit extra bitter about that in particular. we don't really know why folks would act out in that way but we've never seen it on carnival so... I just realized this sounded like a Royal bashing and I didn't mean to - we had a good time. However, there was a lot left to be desired and while the ship itself was great and the itinerary and dates worked best for us we can't say we'd go again. Lots of people declare their undying love for Royal but based on our trip we just can't see why Edited to add: There was nothing to watch on TV on RC. I'm pretty sure there was no movie channel and if you wanted to rent one it was $12. We didn't do Room Service on RC because you have to pay for it to be delivered but we have a certain affection for late night room service sandwiches and chips and cookies from Carnival which is...you guessed it - free. ALSO IT WAS REALLY HARD TO FIND THE ICE CREAM MACHINE ON RC????? One of our fav memories of cruising is getting Ice Cream whenever the heck we wanted on Carnival. On RC we found there were two by the two pools (one near each pool) but they were only open sometimes and also they generally did not have ice cream even when they were open which was just ??? how?? On the last day we found another ice cream machine by the flow riders which was open and actually worked so we wished we had known that earlier Edited again to add: Staff for the most part on RC were really great and friendly and nice. Also, it felt like there were always cleaning carts in the hallways? Which we don't remember seeing much (if at all?) on Carnival. It's not a big thing and we literally do not care about the carts in the hallway as everything was very clean all the time but it was just an interesting observation for us. Also, the Casino was...small? and like weirdly shaped? and the Dining room...dont get me started on the dining room...it was three levels but we were only allowed on one level and the chairs were awful. you could barely pull yourself into the table. and it was all the way on deck 3 forward and you could really really feel the rocking of the ship there
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