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  1. Great review from both of you.  I couldn’t agree more on the Lack of time on Nassau.  We had owed my youngest a redo because the last time at Atlantis he was too small for many of the slides and had to sit out while his 2 big brothers did the crazy slides.  It killed me this year to pay so much for a couple of hours but I promised.  We did our own excursion and taxi so we got there as early as we could and headed back at 2:00....we actually ran out of time so didn’t do the lazy river due to long lines for the slides but he got to do the slides and that was the goal!  Now we NEVER have to go back again!  Honestly I recall going super early and staying late years ago on our Disney Cruise.. it’s Not worth it to go now with this 3:30 deadline!  

  2. 22 hours ago, flyguyjake said:

    How far out is your cruise? We are sailing on Symphony in 3 weeks, usually we get the email by now. Nothing yet, not even the 1 month out initial survey.


    I never got the letter from my genie because we were not originally Star.  We were sky class so I received the letter from concierge a week before and concierge booked all my dinners.  Then the day before my cruise I received my bid upgrade to star.  I never actually heard from genie until I met her at the port.  

  3. We were fortunate to receive upgrade to Star and I have no idea what to tip because I never researched tips for Genie or the state room attendant.  Both were amazing!  I think I have read st least 100 per person for genie but what amount for room attendant who was always stocking the room with cocktails and treats.  Thanks 

  4. I got my Royal Up upgrade email this morning!!!!  Hooray!!!  We are cruising on Symphony Sat.  I made the offer on Mar 2nd.  Status change from Sky to Star so I think a great deal, but my 'nothing in life is free' radar is on and wondering if I had originally overpaid!  LOL


    We were in 1 bedroom Aquatheatre and got upgraded to 2 bedroom - $600 per / total $1200.  I canc our adult drinks pkg and my 2 kids refreshment pkg and my 2 night BOGO this morning and come out even! 


    Hope this info helps others.


  5. On 4/5/2019 at 8:13 PM, lovelife said:

    This piqued my curiosity so I checked my upcoming sailings that are on ships with Coastal Kitchen and find I can book CK through the cruise planner only on Symphony.  I am Pinnacle and in balcony cabins on all but Harmony where I am in a junior suite.


    Symphony  -  Yes

    Ovation  -  No

    Harmony  -  No

    Oasis  -  No



    Very interesting.... I leave sat on Symphony and am sky class yet I do not have access to reserve coastal kitchen in my planner.  Fortunately I was able to make reservations there with our suite concierge via email that I received on Friday.  This is our first RC Cruise so perhaps lack of having any ‘status’ is the reason we did not have that option in our planner.

  6. Hello, I am in a sky suite on Symphony and leaving in 2 weeks however Coastal Kitchen is not offered in my cruise planner as a choice for dining reservations.  I think I read somewhere that the concierge contacts us prior to the cruise for such reservations but if not, I'll just head there when I board.  (If I can find it..........first mega ship!!!) 

  7. 1 minute ago, Host Clarea said:


    Looks to e sometime between March 1, 2020 and May 24, 2020.  There is a non-revenue TA in that period.

    Thank you... that would be great to have her all ‘amped’ as they reference!  I think that is great news for a late June cruise.  My only concern is if it got delayed ... I read an old post where people had such an experience and had to rebook on another ship ... we are an easy going family but unfortunately our schedules are not real flexible so having to change last minute would be torture.  


    This is just so aggravating.  I booked BOGO for my upcoming Symphony cruise in a Sky suite a year ago. I think there is a bit of doublespeak and interpretation involved now that I have gone back to look at the fine print.  I am thankful to OP and these boards because now I will be prepared with a back up plan to avoid drama and disappointment.  My husband and boys love steak houses!  Our original plan was for Chops and Wonderland.  Wish us luck! It looks like it will be up to my specific sailing mgmt.'s mood/rules or perhaps concierge?


    So does BOGO = Dine Drink and Discover (NO CHOPS)  OR  Specialty Dining Pkg (NO CHEF'S TABLE /WINE PAIRINGS)?  Or does NO RESTRICTIONS ACTUALLY MEAN NO RESTRICTIONS? 







    Dine, Drink, Discover promotion cannot be redeemed in Chops Grille.  Offer is subject to availability and change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time.



    *Specialty Dining Packages must be booked at least two days prior to boarding and may not be available for every sail date. Each reservation must be used on the first and second nights of the sailing respectively. Packages include service charge and food portion only for dinner. Beverages not included. For venues with a la carte pricing, package includes a $30 food credit. Participating venues and cover charge prices vary by ship; additional charges may apply for food selections. Not available on holiday sailings. Not valid for premium experiences including Chef's Table and wine pairings dinners.



  9. 2 hours ago, RFerrington said:

    If you do win the SC upgrade I feel sure that they will refund your money for the DBP  It may be in the form of OBC to your Sea Pass account but I'm sure your Genie will make sure you get your money back !


    13 minutes ago, tinkr2 said:


    I find it impossible to believe that you would not get a refund. I agree that it might be in obc if you find out late. But most people do get notified earlier, rejections seem to be in the 24 hour window.


    Good to hear!  Thanks for the feedback!

  10. 6 hours ago, tinkr2 said:


    Whereas if I moved to Star class on RCCL, Ido get all the perks .


    This is what I had raised earlier... so if sky class suite wins a star class suite, I assume that would include drink pkg?  But I already purchased drink pkg at a tiny Black Friday discount.  So I will assume that I won’t get upgrade bid ... but oh if I do,  my drink pkg was a waste of money because u have to cancel earlier than the bid notifications.  🤔

  11. We (Husband and Wife and ACTIVE TEENAGE BOYS) will be in St. Kitts for the first time in April.  I had booked all the other island excursions right away but St. Kitts was my last because I was struggling with the same thoughts,,,,,beaches, snorkeling and excursions are not geared towards active teens like I have found on other islands (Western Carib more so).  That picture of people laying out on the catamaran looks heavenly to me,,,,but my boys would hate it!  LOL.


    Last week I finally booked Carambola Beach and Parasailing which is right there on the pier.  The boys will also love snorkeling (with water shoes due to the sea urchins) right off the beach.  I did my homework on Tripadvisor to come up with this plan.  


    Our boys ages are 18/15/11.  In the past on other islands we've done jetski/snorkeling a few times and for something different I was looking at the speed boats/snorkeling excursion on St. Kitts.  But the youngest was too young for Parasailing when we did it years ago, so that is what ultimately helped me with my decision.


    Good luck!!! 

  12. On 2/18/2019 at 7:38 AM, WatchHill said:

    I agree about Kelly's Landing. As a Bostonian who still remembers the original Kelly's in South  Boston, the chowder is the best, and the seafood, fried clams and scallops, is great. We always manage to stop by for dinner on every  trip through Ft Lauderdale.




    Wow, I had to shout out....fond childhood memories of Kelly's in Southie.  Not many people even know it was there!  I'm looking for a hotel to stay the night before which is why I am on this board .......now I will have to try this Kelly's Landing!

  13. 53 minutes ago, 37645 said:

    Yes so my cruise isn’t even on there yet as we are much too far out. But if you select the ship then you can select a specific itenerary for the coming like two months I think. 


    So so you can see everything that people cruising now can see and it takes the place of a cruise compass. It took me a bit to find out how to do this but once I did, now I look at the app as any of the upcoming cruises and it’s very helpful. Thanks 


    Good idea, I will do this tonight!  Thanks.

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