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  1. Not only are they reimbursing themselves for the $18 dollar drink package------ But also the Oasis repairs, and the extended sailings of those during Hurricane Dorian. But, what I still cannot comprehend is the prices that are listed on ships sailing the Caribbean next summer--the highest I have seen in awhile. But, watching closely for reductions. Safe travels.
  2. We booked on board our Allure sailing for our next August cruise (the non-refundable deposit), and found our a new angle that I am sure others already knew about. To begin with I track cruise prices and compare them to what I pay. This cruise (August 16, 2020) recently showed a 4% reduction on a GS. I went to the TA who is managing the booking, and she called. RCI said sure they are eligible for reduction.........................but I had her ask RCI about our OBC. And the rep goes to our TA...... They would lose their $600 OBC. I go can you ask her why we would lose our OBC. She goes this is a WOW sale, if it were a regular reduction they would not lose. So, still tracking the prices. Overall it was not worth their sale. Safe travels.
  3. Andrew, hope all is well after your two week hiatus cruise and all is back to normal, routine and all. I just keep checking to see if you finished your review....... Take care Sue
  4. I would, especially with the new dinning packages that cruisers can purchase. This way you get the day, time and place you want. Enjoy
  5. I forgot to place your thread in my favorite list on computer last night and had some issues finding it this morning.
  6. Glad to sea you are doing this live thread. Hope you are taking extra clothes and such, just in case of an extended cruise. Safe travels,
  7. Well, looks like the DH will not be renting a tux on board. Damn!, now he will have to pack two more shirts and possibly another pair of pants to wear on these nights -------------------------- less suitcase room for me..................... Just saying. We did like dressing up a bit, it was fun, but I guess the business casual look will do him ok. Safe travels
  8. Do you need to book Cortrans ahead of time, or can you just get them as a at MCO, upon landing. The reason I am asking is if you would have a flight delay and miss your time. Thanks
  9. I must be the foolish one, having never studied Latin....................mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 🙂
  10. I think I figured it out. After the Oasis suffered damage, lost revenue and from missed cruises.................. and last week the free extended sailings on pre-existing cruises because ships could not reach port to disembark...................................... RCI is now for your bookings ------- offering balconies at a low excursion rate. (To recoup costs) Will be installed before you sail. Only one person in cabin has to book for all. It comes with two chairs and a table. The new balconies will come with a clothes line for hanging your wet items. (towels, bathing suits, bras) Details to follow. FYI pun intended. Do not know what got into me to do this but whatever. Have a great day.
  11. Being an ex-smoker (8 years smoke free), I know all to well how the smoking habit made me need a puff or two. I was amazed when traveling through Atlanta airport that they provided indoor smoking rooms. As I walked by them, they were filled with passengers. I did not notice any cig smells when I walked by. On the ship, I do notice the smell in the casino (Allure) when on the non-smoking side. I also noticed people sitting at machines when the casino was closed smoking. Whatever. I also agree that a safe, covered location needs to be provided that smokers can go to and have their breaks. They are on a cruise and relaxing. And cruises still permit it. But no matter where the area would be, it would probably still make some unhappy. But of course it is not a perfect world. and You cannot make everyone happy. We are leaving on a land vacation to the house of mouse in Fl in a couple weeks. I want to see how their new no smoking policy in the parks fares..................... Safe travels.
  12. Once again, thank you for taking the time to let us follow your cruise adventures. Good luck to Owen with his hockey tryouts. I am sure Lisa is ready to get home and back to normal day to day routines..................until the next cruise. Take care. Safe travels.
  13. So, have any members of your fan club that were on land and should have been cruising since Sunday, that embarked on Thursday made their presence known? I was just curious. I think it would be neat to meet fellow CC'ers. I think it is awesome that you do your live review of your travels. I am thinking I may give it a go next summer. By then I should master pictures and dialogue I have only been able to do after the fact threads. Must be the age thingie, Anyway, as I have said before................................ Thanks for the review.................... Love it.............................................. Take care and safe travels.............................................. .....................................Sue............................................
  14. Cougar??????????, Lioness(s)??????????? Yup, thats me (well Not being ridden, but nicknames)............................................ Thanks for the humor I'll have to take pictures next August of the merry go round..................................................................(oh so far away) 😞 Safe travels.
  15. Let your worries go away. We love the Allure, having sailed her 5 times, and every time was shear pleasure. The crew is the friendliest we have ever encountered (compared to Oasis, Freedom, Mariner and Explorer). Also, we did notice some wear and tear on some of the chairs in lounges, but saw new chairs in other venues, so must be replacing over time. In fact after our May cruise this year the staff was treated to a crew party for passing Coast Guard inspection and guest surveys scores being high. Enjoy, we do. Safe travels.
  16. No dedicated suite area yet on Coco Cay, but wondering if the new construction (that had already started) prior to this past hurricane in progress if there will be one incorporated................................But in reality, doubtful. Just hoping Coco cay does not get damaged too bad. Safe travels.
  17. I cannot remember which Hurricane caused damage to Labadee a few years back. On Barefoot beach two of the water front cabanas have yet to be rebuilt. The concrete base is still there. Just saying. Safe travels.
  18. Hey I kinda like O-H-I-O Yea we had a little earthquake here. Yea, that tornado was devastating, lives were lost, but tragedy does make people come together and get closer for those in need. Yea, been snowed in......................just a few blizzards and whats a few feet of snow! But it is a nice place to visit. Got two extra guest rooms. Be safe
  19. Andrew I cannot even imagine what you are going through. As long as you and your family are safe. Yea one can say an extended unplanned days at sea are awesome, but, the little things in life----- the day to day responsibilities of our daily life still goes on. You seem to be managing quite well, you definitely are a planner and deal with change. I am sure everything will work out for Owen, praying they do. Now, looking ahead to next year --you should probably move your end of summer tradition of cruising up a week or two. I mean August 16, 2020 on Harmony looks good. Will give you plenty of time to get home and prepare for Owen's school and hockey (Oh golly gee, I am on that August 16th cruise...................well what do you know 🙂 ) Oh, I was thinking. Maybe BOB will let you change the title of your thread to: Harmony of the Seas August 25th to September 1st ISH. Summer days drifting away. Thanks for posting. Love the thread Safe travels!
  20. I guess that will teach me to ask ..............................questions As RoseAnn Rosannadana on Saturday night live would say...........................(May she Rest in Peace) "Nevermind" Thanks for the "heads up" Safe travels.
  21. How the airlines helped us during Hurricane Charlie. When Orlando airport closed for three days, we got the last rental car at 10 am to go to Tampa--- at Disneyworld rental place. During the drive we called the air line and they re-booked us on a 6 pm flight to Pittsburgh. Well traffic being what it was we would not make it. So as the husband drives I am on hold on my cell phone for 2 hours waiting to book another flight. As bumper to bumper traffic goes, I got the husbands cell phone and called Pittsburgh and see if they could help us. Keeping on hold with mine. I just called the airport (Pittsburgh) and asked for our carrier, stating it was an urgent situation....................they connected me 🙂 The airlines added another flight leaving from Tampa at 8pm --we got the last 3 seats. So, we made it to Tampa aroung 6:15 ish after bumper to bumper traffic. We check in and the earlier flight we thought we could not catch was delayed because of the storm was a connector and no flights were going to Atlanta. So our direct flight to Pittsburgh, left before the other flight thru Atlanta. Made it home safely. Keep your options open. Safe travels
  22. Congratulations to Owen on the scavenger hunt as well as the teen wave event. Question, I as usual missed something. What is the significance of the straw and the pill box? Also.................................Be safe. Take care.
  23. Toad445 I want to know your secret!!!!! You are so lucky getting to do 2 parks in 7 hours. And get to do your rides. I mean traveling from the port. Arriving at Disney either Magic Kingdom, or Epcot. If at MK, getting dropped off by transportation center. Getting to park, either Monorail, or /ferry or bus drop off. Getting in park. Walking to first attraction. Doing fast pass (es) Then Epcot Probably did monorail (guessing) Or mini mobile uber Getting through security Going to attractions. We have only done land vacations to Disney World. Never attached it to a cruise. We still get amazed at how much travel or (down ) time it is to get from one theme park to another. Let alone getting in. We are the unlucky ones. Thanks for sharing. Safe travels.
  24. I agree it causes an environmental concern when waste harms animals. I took a pak of plastic straws on our last cruise. Never used them. Brought them back home. The only time I thought I would use them was to enjoy a frozen strawberry daiquiri..............not needed. Drank those beverages tooo fast ...................paper worked well. Just saying.
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