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  1. So what? Let's see, she got off the ship on the 2nd and had until the 8th had felt well. Covid-19 has an incubation period of between 5 and 11 days... So she absolutely could have caught it somewhere on the cruise or in New Orleans. And considering that she was Hancock counties first positive case it's pretty likely it didn't come from the community. And considering that my family boarded the Wonder on the 2nd there certainly was a level of concern. There was no news on the Wonder until they debarked in CA and reported all clean so until that time and until our own 14 day check came clean it was valid to be concerned. It's not adding to panic and anxiety, but if it makes you feel better to label it as such then so be it.
  2. So what happens to Super Mario during this time? I'm assuming that he had to debark as well?
  3. Note that there's no indication that she had it while on the cruise, just that she has it now. https://www.sunherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241226526.html
  4. Yes, most likely. We just got off of the Wonder and they showed "Onward" in the Disney Theater at at midnight last Thursday.
  5. We just got off of the Wonder and beers were pretty much $7 for a mug refill regardless of bar. We have mugs from a decade ago that were still accepted. 😀 If you're asking about particular brands then it was Abita heavy as she was sailing from New Orleans. Cove bar had Longboard, mid-ship pool bar had Stella, New Orleans bar was all Abita, Cadillac Lounge had Kronenbourg, and pub had Newcastle. That's pretty much what I remember. There was also a good selection of domestics and IPAs.
  6. By 9 A.M. last Saturday the line for Flight of Passage was already 105 minutes. The gates typically open 45 minutes before park opening and Pandora itself 15 to 30 minutes before. Last Saturday we queued at the gates at 7:45 A.M. and were near the front of the line. The gates opened at 8:15 and we were again near the front of the staging area by Tiffin's. They walked us Flight of Passage around 8:40 and we were done by 9:00. By which time the line was 105 minutes. Arrival of the Harmony that morning is 6:00 A.M. and the ship should be cleared by 7. So if you plan well you can be off by 7:30. If you were on the road by 7:30 the earliest you could expect to be at Yacht Club (or DAK for that matter) is 8:30. Basically, if you're not at DAK and in line at the gates by 8:00 you're probably out of luck.
  7. Royal Caribbean’s policy allows for decorations, but states that nothing can be used “which may be deemed by ship management as inappropriate.” And, as stated above, in general you should not use anything that would damage the door. Magnets work great on the stateroom doors.
  8. My experience in Cozumel is that they don't. But the vendors there may have changed since the last time I did a dive excursion there.
  9. Post #6 in this same thread has a photo of the list.
  10. Yes, but the signature cocktails on Anthem at the Brass and Bock only run $13, so it's only a $1 upcharge there.
  11. On Oasis class drinks are covered up to $13... so only the "Classics" would be cost extra.
  12. All pools are fresh water with the exception of the beach pool.
  13. Yes, you can. Check your cruise planner to see if you can do it beforehand or if you have to wait until you board.
  14. Not as far as I remember. The closest thing is the On Air Bar where they frequently show sports on the TVs.
  15. And those barges can also potentially go to Miami.
  16. According to this article from last December the only port on the East Coast with LNG fueling capabilities is Jacksonville -- https://www.ship-technology.com/features/lng-bunkering-facilities-around-the-world/. Well, Montreal also, but I was looking at American ports. And in 2020 Port Canaveral will join the list. As for Boston, it appears that the LNG bunker there is a receiving bunker and not necessarily for fueling ships. And in Boston they take extreme precautions in regards to that bunker -- "U.S. officials have historically treated LNG with extreme caution in U.S. ports. When an LNG carrier[1] comes into Boston Harbor, for example, for deliveries to an LNG receiving terminal in the port, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) instates a safety zone around the vessel; as such, there may be no cross traffic and no outgoing channel movements while the LNG vessel is inbound. The LNG carrier is accompanied by armed USCG and police vessels" -- https://stillwaterassociates.com/lng-bunkering-in-u-s-ports-change-is-coming/ There are LNG bunker barges but as of right now it appears that Jax is the only port with those. I'm not saying that Cape Liberty or Boston are out of the running (though closing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge everytime an LNG ship goes under is probably a non-starter), but it appears that ports that have already declared an intention to fuel LNG ships probably have a head start.
  17. Well... not speaking out of a Florida bias but I'm guessing that Port Canaveral will be in contention because they are building out the infrastructure for homeporting the Carnival Mardi Gras there. Granted, I don't know much about Cape Liberty or Boston but I don't know if they'll have the ability to fuel an LNG ship. 🤷‍♂️
  18. Keep in mind that the specialty drinks are $14 and you'll have to pay the difference between that and what the package covers.
  19. The drink package works but I've been told that most of the drinks are outside the price for the drink package so you will have to pay the difference.
  20. Since Indy doesn't have a Trellis bar it does seem that Vintages is your best bet. Their standard menu lists one sparkling wine for $12, however I don't know when they open on boarding day.
  21. Typically 10:30a to 10p on sea days and then a morning session and an evening session on port days.
  22. According to a recent Cruise Compass from the Mariner they had a 'mixed' session on boarding day. I'm assuming that means divided flow with one side doing stand up and the other side boogie boarding. I don't know if all ships are doing mixed sessions, but it looks like the single wave ships are. Personally I don't like to ride unless I have the full wave.
  23. Typically lessons are booked when you get onboard. And stand up surfing is allowed during set time periods. You can check the cruise compass to find out when those sessions are. There will be sessions starting on boarding day and could be stand up only, boogie boarding only, or mixed. Again, you'll have to check the cruise compass to find those times. Your son will be able to do stand up without having lessons and the sports staff will help him onto the board and the wave and give tips.
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