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  1. In regard to your Coco Cay question: if there is more than one Freedom Class or larger ship in port, yes it could get very crowded at the Thrill Waterpark. However, I don’t think it’s necessary to pay the extra money for it. First of all, there are slides on the ship your son can enjoy. Secondly, there is a large splash pad area with two dumping buckets, lots of spray/splash/fountain features, as well as three smaller slides that are included. There is a pirate ship splash scape as well. In addition to the giant freshwater pool, the activities (both formal and informal) on the beach like volleyball, races and contests organized by the recreation crew, and much more, it truly isn’t necessary to spend an extra dime. There are free lockers, and a ton of lounge chairs, tables, and umbrellas all over. The drinks are included in your package, and the food at the extensive beach buffet and the snack shack are also included. Have a great time!
  2. Just to be clear, Dasani bottled water has the same ingredients. It is a minuscule amount. Not anywhere near the amount to make it an electrolyte drink as someone else mentioned.
  3. Those racing sailboats must be fantastic to be in. I don’t know much about those vessels specifically, but they must have full keels to heel like that with control and speed. It would be so exciting to tack. As always, your photos are amazing, and you are really making me want to book on Anthem.
  4. Just as an update, I live not too far from you in real life, and it was 91° when I drove by DTW this afternoon. We’re dying around here. Come on fall. The only place it should be that hot is when you’re cruising.
  5. Ok...this MIGHT help you make a little of an informed thought, but Royal just about 30 minutes ago notified their 3-night guests on Navigator (Miami) and Mariner (Canavral) that their ship will be leaving Friday at 4:30, but will remain out until Wednesday morning . Royal Caribbean ABOUT YOUR UPCOMING TRAVELS Dear Guest, After careful review of Hurricane Dorian’s path, we will depart as planned, but our arrival into the Port of Miami will be on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019, instead of Monday, September 2nd, 2019. We made this decision to maintain a comfortable cruise and avoid adverse weather on our way back home. Please know, your safety is our top priority and being onboard a ship is one of the safest places to be during a storm. Luckily, we can sail out to sea and navigate around inclement weather. Plus, our ships have the latest technology, satellites, communication equipment, along with a team of experts who closely monitor the weather. Consider these extra days on us! Below, please find our new itinerary. Image did not load. While these circumstances are beyond our control, we understand that this change impacts your vacation. If you have any pre-purchased packages like, beverage, internet, or unlimited dining, they will be extended at no additional cost. We’re also working with our airline partners regarding air change fees due to this special circumstance. Please contact your airline service provider for additional details. And, as previously shared, you’ll receive a Future Cruise Credit in the value of one day of the total cruise fare paid, for missing CocoCay, as we feel that we owe you a Perfect Day. This amount will be based on the cruise fare portion, non-inclusive of taxes and fees. While we hope you choose to stay, if you decide not to sail, we’ll provide you with a 100% Future Cruise Credit of your cruise fare paid, in hopes you’ll join us on another cruise vacation in the near future. You can expect to receive your Future Cruise Credit by Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. Any pre-purchased items, like shore excursions or beverage packages, will be automatically refunded. And lastly, if you booked a non-refundable fare, fees will be waived. We are truly sorry for the storm’s impact on your vacation. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation during this unexpected circumstance. We remain confident that your extended time with us will be nothing short of amazing. Sincerely, Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean ©2018 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ships' registry: The Bahamas. Royal Caribbean International 1050 Caribbean Way Miami, FL 33132 USA Also, I will attach the Coast Guard letter from this afternoon that could provide some insight.
  6. Just here to say you don’t need one. Twangster can confirm having recently been there, but there are so many loungers and umbrellas all over, as well as free-to-use lockers, that their use is unnecessary. Around Oasis Lagoon, there are several servers to bring you drinks. If your main purpose in booking one is for the snack shack menu service, yes it’s true you’d have to go get your own funnel cakes and crispy chicken sandwiches because you won’t have an attendant while on your chair with umbrella. But seriously, unless you’re really looking for privacy, there are plenty of chairs and available shade at no extra cost.
  7. Hmmm... very interesting information about the iSkate performances. In June, there were 2 shows on embarkation day and 1 on the Thursday sea day. We went to the 9:00 pm show on Monday, and it was crowded, but there were some seats available along the very top at the edges by the “stage end.” We also returned on Thursday at 2:00, and it was beyond capacity. There were people standing. We gave up our seats in the back as we were headed to watch our daughter dance at 2:30 in the Main Theatre, but it was packed before we left.
  8. I’m guessing it’s very crowd-dependent. Personally, I don’t think I e ever laughed so hard in my life. Admittedly, I haven’t done it a dozen times, but I’d think if you didn’t enjoy it after the 10th time, you’d just find something else to do. In June on Navigator, Studio B was full for Crazy Quest (and the X vs. Y game show immediately before). Part of the fun is the willingness of the participants to be over-the-top, and we definitely had that on this cruise. It was fantastic!
  9. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Well, I think you’re not kidding, so I’m going to respond like you are being serious. While it’s true that most mosquitos breed in standing rain water, and it’s also true it rains in the Bahamas, mosquitos are very rare especially on smaller keys in the Bahamas. There is not enough fresh standing water sustained long enough to support the mosquito life cycle. On mainland US soil, mosquitos persist because they easily breed in plentiful freshwater ponds, etc, and have since spread to areas where a bucket of water or birdbath, etc, in someone’s yard can encourage their proliferation. But on a small island surrounded by saltwater in a place that gets rain showers followed by hot, drying sun, there is no source for the mosquitos in the first place, let alone a friendly habitat for their population to continue. Mosquitos will not be a problem on Coco Cay.
  10. No mosquitoes...there is no fresh water there for them to breed.
  11. I am officially jealous!! I’d love the night party on the island!
  12. If you want the Coco Cay view, book an aft balcony. Otherwise, I don’t think you can predict which side of the pier the ship will dock on. However, every photo I’ve seen and the experience I’ve had, the stern always faces the island. view from Navigator Windjammer at 7:00 am view from Navigator Flowrider bleachers View from Navigator Flowrider bleachers looking off starboard at Majesty view walking back toward pier from island
  13. What ship? I can give you our Navigator experience from early this summer. We were part of a very large group, and would often play cards into the wee hours of the morning (4:00am-ish) at the “spillover” tables on the Promenade. (In front of the Copper & Kettle, Playmakers, and Cafe Promenade. Also, on the pool deck, there are large tables with chairs around them under the deck above. I don’t know what kind of games you are planning to play, but there are small tables and lots of seating above the Lime and Coconut, too. There is a conference room, and the doors are not locked. Also, I had asked (for a different use) about being allowed in the MDR when it wasn’t a meal time, and was told I was more than welcome to be in there. There is a lot of space around and I don’t think you’ll have any trouble. There may be parties and entertainment in the Promenade, but the pool deck shouldn’t be loud unless there is a party on a particular night.
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