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  1. We always book thru the casino and are able to combine our offers to usually get a better room and only pay port fees, taxes and gratuities. For the upgrade to the 2br GS that was a royal up bid, nothing to do with the casino. We both get regular mail offers and for some reason my husband only gets the same via email.
  2. Thanks everyone y'all are so nice and full of great information!! Yes closer to D+ and Pinnacle. 😃 We got lucky and were in a suite on the Allure during Dorian so instead of 14 points got 20. Even better was we booked through the casino and only paid port fees, taxes, gratuities for a JS then did a Royal Up bid less than a week out, upped it a tiny bit to what was still considered a weak bid for a GS. Well 3 days out got an email that we won our bid and not only got a GS but a 2br GS!! It was awesome and we really enjoyed eating all our meals in Coastal Kitchen and using the Suite Lounge and of course our amazing suite. We will forever be spoiled. For our Oct 26th Symphony sailing we again booked through the casino and got a JS for port fees, taxes, gratuities so double points again. Can you tell were trying to get closer to D+ and Pinnacle, lol. For our Dec 1st Oasis sailing we have a balcony and just booked that yesterday and apparently its pretty booked up so casino didn't work too much with us on the price. We are excited to check out the amped up ship. We would have rather waited but my parents booked back in the spring and my dad has had some health problems and they no longer need to travel without help.
  3. Were going on the Symphony Oct 26th, Halloween sailing and will turn Diamond. We know that we won't actually get any benefits until our (booked today) Dec 1st sailing on Oasis. So just getting excited and starting to research & see what benefits we get and what the Diamond lounge on Oasis will include, etc.. Maybe we should book a quick short cruse before the Symphony to get Diamond sooner, lol. We are going with my parents on both cruises and they will not be Diamond so I'm sure we won't worry too much with the lounge but will at least check it out.
  4. I was wondering if it would fall on formal night and if so and we take costumes we will just dress up and that will be our formal wear, lol. I did start looking on Amazon for costumes and also found something fun for our door. Cant wait!
  5. Were staying at the Holiday Inn Miami Beach Oceanfront on collins Ave in October. This will be our first time cruising from and staying in Miami. What are your favorite places to eat in the area? We will probably use Uber for all of our transportation unless someone has a better/cheaper suggestion, MIA airport to hotel, hotel to eat dinner, hotel to port.
  6. Thanks for all the information! So far we don't have any costume plans but that could change but would be very basic, lol.
  7. Thank you. If you have the wifi plan does it work on Coco Cay? If we get off will we be able to text my parents if they stay on the ship?
  8. We were in CoCoCay in May and I don't remember either. We will be back in Oct with my parents and have a wheelchair for my dad. I'm wondering will we be better off using the regular wheelchair to push him to the pool with a swim up bar or will the wheelchairs with giant sand wheels come all the way to the ship to get him there and back?
  9. We just booked a Halloween cruise on the Symphony sailing Oct 26th, what have we gotten ourselves into? lol I'll have to look for some Halloween reviews to see what to expect but if anyone has any info in the meantime I would appreciate it!!
  10. Is there a way to get a PVP like on Carnival but with Casino Royale? Or do you just have to call the 1-800 number and talk to whoever answers to book?
  11. Thank you and we are working on our insurance claim with Nationwide about the port changes.
  12. For the Aug 25th sailing on the Allure when were you notified of the complete itinerary change? We were handed the information right before boarding but hear some people received an email. If you were on that sailing and received an email when did you get it? Thanks
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