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Everything posted by AshleyDillo

  1. Pretty much. If you're definitely going to book that cruise no matter what, might as well lock in the room that you want and play the repricing game. Only cost to you is the opportunity cost of your deposit that Royal holds. Also need to remember that repricing will negate some OBC offers, so that needs to be considered.
  2. Only up until final payment. After that you can get upgraded at no cost if a room category above yours is cheaper than what you paid but you won't get any money back. I should qualify..this is on US bookings..some countries have different rules when it comes to this.
  3. My logic as well. Plus I've seen folks post social media conversations with Royal asking this question and they were advised they can share the 3 free drinks. The Diamond/D+ offers letter that is left in the stateroom doesn't mention any rules regarding the drinks other than they are limited to the Diamond drinks menu and can only be ordered during the happy hour timeframe mentioned. The offers letter also states that the food/drink in the Diamond lounge are for consumption only in the lounge.
  4. Maybe just a media sailing? Hochberg is on it..it's from Port Everglades since Terminal A is tied up Friday and Saturday.
  5. You get a discount that is equal to purchasing the 24 hours (1 day of Voom surf & stream). If you elect to choose the single day option then it is free. Your 24 hours starts at the point you make the purchase. Or you can apply that credit towards purchasing a package to reduce the overall cost. Royal doesn't offer a package that charges by the minute; you can purchase a single day at a minimum.
  6. Don't be surprised if group sales tells you the same thing about boarding within your assigned window. A lot of times they're just trained to answer phones and haven't really experienced going on a cruise! I wish they would let us stay on the ship until 3pm..that would be a fantastic option for my 7pm flight out of a San Juan 😣
  7. You are allowed to use the vouchers to purchase a drink for someone else. They aren't transferable for redemption by another person, but the drinks you obtain by using them are yours to do with as if you had purchased them at full price.
  8. Unless the sailing is running a reduced solo supplement, the total cruise fare you pay for a solo is the same total you would pay for two people. If you book for two people, you will pay port fees and taxes for two people. However when that second person no shows you, they end up refunding one set of port fees and taxes. If you don't want to shell out the second set of port fees and taxes upfront, you need to cancel the second person before the final payment date.
  9. I am on that cruise as well with a large group. I don't even know what my check-in time was because I always aim for being at the terminal between 10-11am. San Juan is no different except we won't sail away until the evening. Might as well spend the day enjoying the ship!
  10. Cafe Promenade is 24 hours with desserts and sandwiches/wraps. No soft-serve 24 hours. Sorrentos (Pizza) is usually open until 1-3am. Not sure if the Sorrentos on Oasis has a bar for drinks but they do have the Coca-Cola Freestyle machines where you can use the souvenir cup that comes with the drink package to get soda. Room service is 24 hours but it costs $7.95+18% to use it..but you can order as much food as you like at once for that price.
  11. If you don't get that option on the app (not sure it allows it) then do it from your account page: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/account
  12. Surprisingly yes..overpriced just like all Starbucks. You can use the app on the ships but you can't redeem any of the rewards.
  13. Ticket and Transportation Center. It's basically a hub where you can catch the monorail to Magic Kingdom, the monorail resorts, EPCOT, or the ferry over to the Magic Kingdom and then they also have the buses to Disney Springs and the other non-monorail resorts and other parks. Jump on the monorail loop around the monorail resorts and get off and walk through them all. They decorate for the holidays and there's tons to see. Then take the monorail loop to EPCOT..it's like a free 20-minute ride roundtrip.
  14. Scroll to the bottom of the select your sailing screen and Click on other ships we support.
  15. 2day media sailing on Nov21 out of Port Everglades and then repo to Miami likely. Terminal A isn't available Friday and Saturday so understandable for it to go out of PE.
  16. Ditto..it's there on mine too when you hold and drag the other little circle icons to the left. Still no BBQ menu, though 😞
  17. It's on the main screen that shows the ship where you click for the deck plans! It's on the Nov24 sailing too...same screenshots as above apply.
  18. You have to know their full name that they have on their reservation. You search for them by that name and request to add them. The push notifications weren't working when I was on Harmony in May, but I have heard that they are now. However they won't work if you lose connection from the ship's wifi. The messages will still come through but you won't get a notification once you reconnect back to the wifi (say for example you get off the ship in a port and someone that stayed onboard sends you a message -- it won't notify you when you get back to the ship that you have one waiting without opening the app).
  19. I'm curious where this came from. AFAIK the smokestacks were originally retractable but they added scrubbers to them for emissions standards that don't allow them to retract. I would assume they're removing those scrubbers and using an alternative solution so they can be retracted again.
  20. They're fixing it during the current AMP/drydock to make them retractable.
  21. It doesn't need to be on your luggage tags as that won't make a difference. But it should be on your pass.
  22. Yep..done this..slipped the bottom insert with the chip on it into an empty clear card holder and added to my lanyard. Placed that under a cup and filled at FreeStyle machines. My reasoning was to just to be able to use the smaller cups readily available everywhere so I didn't have to lug around and use a dirty cup. I also like some flavors only available in the FreeStyle machines.
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