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cruising grandma

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    Bartlett,TN,USA
  • Interests
    cruising and grandmothering
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity and Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean

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  1. I booked a gty ocean view balcony on Allure leaving Sunday, and was assigned cabin the next day. I think was booked in June. It may depend on how many cabins they have left when you book.
  2. Over 100 cruises and always tipped porters and always received luggage.....only time I know of anyone NOT receiving cruise luggage was years ago in Barcelona. As the porters were loading a huge cart full of luggage, the entire cart, luggage and all fell into the water! Dock workers quickly”fished out” all they could, but we spoke to several cruisers who never got their luggage, others who got theirs all full of salt water! Royal Caribbean cleaned the clothes, but other items were ruined. I personally would rather tip porters and not fool with lugging luggage, but to each their own.
  3. I’ve heard complaints and greenbacks work magic for many cruisers.🤑😡
  4. Yep, I heard about those. I have friends (a couple)who booked 2 solo cabins. It was cheaper doing that than getting one cabin, and they’ll receive double C& A Points. Then, there was the $18 a day drink package glitch for many cruises. Royal Caribbean is honoring the price.
  5. My husband and I did a similar “contest” on a cruise years ago. It involved even going to bars in ports for items. Like you, it was days to find all items. This was very time consuming. We won.....a coffee mug each! Learned our lesson..... We’ve been on winning teams of Quest....took a couple hours at most....lots of laughs and we didn’t care what the prizes were. Like you, when you know the time and effort involved, you feel the prize should be much better.
  6. Guess I’ll go check out the main board...so how long do those new disturbances take (generally) to get to Florida? My Allure cruise is 9/8.
  7. I know this is all about Dorian, but has anyone noticed there’s another disturbance right off the African coast?
  8. I must agree with your mom. If at all possible, I always fly in a day pre cruise.😉 Good luck to y’all!
  9. Do you cruise with your brother and mom? I think we’ve met.😀
  10. Have you checked with your airline? Many are allowing a flight change free if you were flying to Florida.is your hotel non refundable? Check your travel insurance policy and determine what they should cover. Mine even covered a non refundable, non changeable three nights hotel in Waikiki I had booked on Priceline
  11. Concerning travel insurance, read the policy. Different insurance covers differently. I purchase yearly travel insurance through Allianz and have had to submit a claim for full cruise refund on Celebrity from Honolulu to Vancouver and three nights hotel refund in Waikiki. Keep all your receipts and your trip itinerary. Delta returned my sky miles to my account and credited back the fees to my credit card.
  12. Those future cruise credits bought onboard did not have expiration dates. I just used one I bought in 2013 for my next Allure cruise. However, the future cruise credit I received from a hurricane affected cruise did expire in a year.
  13. Royal Caribbean has on their website the changes for cruises. They are showing several ships leaving Wednesday. Of course, I know these changes can be updated, depending on port conditions and closures. I recall Miami having a sailboat in the port area they had to get removed before reopening that port a couple years ago. We have many cruise friends living all over Florida, including Port St Lucie. Hopefully, your dad won’t be in his winter trailer home next week.
  14. The future cruise credit will have a number, and $ amount and can be used toward a cruise, probably within a year. I’m happy for you and your family making other plans, and hope you all enjoy Seattle. My daughter’s family were there pre Alaskan cruise in June and really had a great time.
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