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  1. I am seeing more and more reports of this recently, both here and elsewhere such as on facebook groups - it seems to be an active policy on Royal's part to oversell. And yes I think guarantee sales are largely to blame, and I've seen several reports of people being told their cruise is cancelled just days before they were due to leave, and always they were in a guarantee they booked late. I've seen it enough now to be very wary about booking a guarantee in the last few months before sailing.
  2. You should be fine in January, what will be more interesting is after it's dry dock.... we're on in May after the refit, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's changed to being a suite lounge by then.
  3. They’re on the UK website now at least. Inaugural on the 5th November from Fort Lauderdale. No sign of a transatlantic or initial trips in Europe - so US only
  4. I believe that in general the concierge should be able to do anything guest services can do, with the exception of handling cash. So if you have access it definitely is easier to use them!
  5. I'm pretty sure the name refers to the journey we'll have to go on to book her.
  6. Definitely yes on Explorer of the Seas - they added them on our trip in May, the first from the UK. I am 99% certain Indy did the same.
  7. I think people need to realise that this is classic trolling - the poster refuses to follow the avenue that would give them a definitive answer (contact RCL), but instead encourage other posters to try to 'persuade' them - but as no absolute definitive proof can be given, this allows them to refute any posts, no matter how eloquent or logical. So we get stuck in a loop of persuade-refute-persuade-refute. For your sanity, walk away, the OP will never be happy with your answers. If they really want a definite answer they already know how to get it.
  8. Related to this, can the D+ discount be used if you purchase the drinks package on day 2 or 3?
  9. Add us to the list of the first night never being reserved, for any of the packages. I would definitely assume nothing has been done and sort out a booking as soon as you board - if it has been booked for you then you can change it to a btter time/restaurant while more tables are available.
  10. If you look at the 2019/20 TA's, most of them are in the last week of October/First week of November. So if Odyssey is in, say, Barcelona and Athens is the last stop of that trip (so on the way back), then around 5th November would be about right for the TA.... and there's other ships doing that exact same date in 19/20, as well as a bit later.
  11. Nevermind, have now remembered - it's "DP340" if anyone is needing it!
  12. Can one of the very knowledgeable people on this board remind this forgetful old man what the code is to apply a 340 C&A point D+ solo discount to a booking made online? I'm pretty sure it's "D something 340" but it's been a while since attempting to use it and it's completely slipped my mind what it should be.
  13. We've seen this wording on Harmony before when we've been in a suite - technically it's correct - you can buy drinks at the bar if you want to, e.g. a gin and tonic. But beer and wine was free.
  14. As said above, definitely you want the conversion done by your card, not Royal. For the best conversion get yourself a credit card that provides a 'perfect' conversion rate, such as the halifax clarity card.
  15. We are definitely more interested in any initial European sailings, and ideally something from the UK, before she departs for the US as we've not got anything booked for later on next year. Fingers crossed for a cheeky little trip before the transatlantic.
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