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  1. I hardly saw it used on Navigator either. It has a glass front and is in the middle of the Royal Promenade which seemed like a terrible location to me. I sure wouldn't want to sit there getting my hair done!
  2. I'm on the same itinerary in November. We have a sea day after Roatan. Is it still too far to make it "home" at the reduced speeds?
  3. Keep in mind that they haven't announced Allure itinerary changes for sailings after October. It's possible (likely?) that the itinerary and/or port times advertised will change.
  4. Last time I cruised, the port change insurance was offered. So if I book, I'd choose that, but would probably still rather reschedule/cancel.
  5. As far as I know, they weren't offering this itinerary before November. If anyone knows differently, I'd appreciate details!
  6. Royal hasn't announced any Allure itinerary changes (due to the azipod issue) for sailings after the end of October. I'm scheduled for a Western Caribbean itinerary on Nov. 17th. I've tried calling them twice, most recently a few minutes ago, but haven't been able to get any answers. If Allure isn't going to be fixed until the 2020 dry dock, doesn't it seem logical that they'd know by now what the real November itineraries would be, or would it be in flux this late? It bothers me that they're selling cruises based on an itinerary and times that seem unlikely to happen. Right now we're scheduled for Cococay, Sea Day, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan, Sea Day. Are these doable with the current azipod issue? Yes, I know they can change the itinerary according to the cruise contract. I'm guessing they could stop at San Juan five times and call it a cruise. But the cruise contract also says I can cancel, and I might choose to reschedule for a time when I can at least hope to get to the current ports for a full day. While I'm excited about going on the Allure again, I'm really a port person!
  7. For my last cruise, all that was available was a deck 3 cabin and I've always been on seven or higher. I booked it anyway. But I called a couple weeks before the cruise and a deck seven had opened up. I realize that wasn't your question, but if you'd prefer a higher deck, it's worth trying!
  8. I also take a couple of these tea lights because I sometimes visit the bathroom in the middle of the night and don't want to turn the light on. For me, one's enough to give the light I like, but I take the second as an extra. They're small and super light weight. I tried dollar store ones first, but the ones I got were very hard to switch on and way too dim. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EDKGFGU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  9. I take these two sets and love them. Keep in mind when you look at their pound ratings, that those ratings are based being on a metal ceiling with nothing between the metal and magnet. On walls, and depending on the thickness of the walls and wallcoverings, the magnets will only hold a fraction of their rated pounds. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075J9WNSY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y5Y9Y34/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  10. Post on the Princess board to get the best recommendations. On Royal and Carnival, I think it's most often recommended to have the second person be a no show.
  11. Sailed Navigator a few weeks ago, and had one non-surge protected extension cord in my carry on, and one in my checked bag. Both were the simple brown cords. They said all were banned when I arrived with my carry on and confiscated it. The one in my checked bag made it through although I didn't end up needing it.
  12. I was there a few weeks ago. I went to Jaimie's and my son and his girlfriend went to Maya Chan. Next time I'd do Blue Kay. I walked down there and the beach was much nicer.
  13. Following this and appreciate the reviews and input. I'm thinking about trying NCL, so it's helpful!
  14. I was never very interested in packing cubes until a cruise where my luggage didn't arrive until day 5! Since then I try to fit as much as possible in my carry on. Inside my carry on, I keep a packing cube that will fit in my "personal item" (a backpack). That way if the plane is full and I have to check my carry on, I can put that packing cube in my personal item and have as many clothes as possible with me. I use the medium cube from the set linked below, and it's amazing what I can fit in it - two pairs of shorts, bathing suit, cover up, dress, sweater, long pants, top, running shirt, running shorts, sports bra, short socks, 3 pairs of underwear, PJs and sandals. These aren't compression cubes, but zipping the cube does compress its contents. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078VZXNYX/ref=twister_B017XCZX18?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 I use a few other packing cubes since I have them, but mostly for organization. I use ziplocks as well.
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