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  1. There are many on here that would suggest 10am. I disagree totally in most cases. Ideally, you want to board just as they are opening rooms which is typically 1 or 1:30. Otherwise you are dragging carry ons around which is going to stink for a group with so many kids. However, since you are concerned about getting reservations, you do need to get on board ASAP. My thought is that you might want to have the reservation makers get on early with the rest checking in later.
  2. I think it’s a coin flip. You really can’t go wrong on either.
  3. I was speaking to the connecting rooms, not how people should be assigned to them.
  4. Can you tell us a little about yourself/ your party? Family? Couple? Single? Retired? Still working?
  5. If I ran Royal, I would have sent this to FL via Bermuda and/or Bahamas. Why they didn’t repo is beyond me for the most part. However, there is one possibility: deep cleaning and heavy maintenance could be scheduled on the way down. Without passengers, this is a lot easier. Only thing I can think of though.
  6. There are a lot of items here. For the standard rooms, are you thinking inside or balcony. If you go with one suite, you will want to ensure it has two bathrooms as that will be your limiting factor which boosts the cost further. if you go with two rooms, send a kid with your brother as you have to pay for two people per room no matter what. As you seem to infer, you can have the kid stay with you. generally, the two rooms will almost always be cheaper given the 2 bathroom requirement.
  7. BTW, leaving SJ at night is a pleasant experience. It is very pretty sailing past Old San Juan
  8. Nope. Not according to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/UnitedArabEmirates.htm This is also based on my personal experience traveling there. However, it would not be the first time the government had outdated information and the rules changed from when I was there. 🙂
  9. Americans do not need a tourist visa. However, some of the other ports might require one.
  10. Also add in the flight length from anywhere in North America to the UAE
  11. Although this is a totally valid strategy as well 😁
  12. The only way you could be affected is if you were in a suite class cabin on a ship with extensive suite-focused facilities and there were many high end elites. Since you are on a smaller ship, it does not matter.
  13. 1. No 2. The app does not have messaging capabilities on Symphony. 3. Connectivity can be an issue in some cases. My phone kept disconnecting from the network. Also, most plans are one device at a time. You need to go to logoff.com to remove one device before adding another per the device instructions you get with the plan.
  14. You know, I think there is one thing that has not been mentioned here: time. Some of us have to worry about when the trip is (dates) as much as where it goes Do both fall under the category of itinerary? I don’t think so given the discussions here
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