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  1. So the Walgreens rapid test is accepted then? Thought it has to be a PCR test or Binax Now AG card?
  2. Thanks so much for the info & times to expect, you've been very helpful!!
  3. I am trying to preplan out my shows around my dining time. We are doing MTD @ 6:30 and have some questions: 1. What is the average time to allow for our dinner for the 2 of us in the Main Dining Room? I wasn't sure if it automatically blocks off a 2 hour window from 6:30-8:30 that you can't book any shows during that time. 2. Are we allowed to show up a little early since it is MTD (like maybe 6pm) if we are worried about getting to a show? 3.How long are the Adult Comedy Shows, Headliners & Aqua Shows? If they are held more than once during the cruise are they the exact same show or act? 4. What is a Red Party? 5. What shows or comedians aren't worth seeing? I know each person has their own opinion, but for the most part RCCL has excellent entertainment, but we have sat through a couple of pretty bad ones. I know that CATS has a lot of bad reviews, but as it is the only Broadway show that we haven't seen yet on RCCL, we are willing to give it a try this cruise.
  4. Am I able to set up an account with Navica ahead of time before we have the test kit. I am on my tablet now got my info entered in & they sent me a verification code to enter & I set my password. It wants to know if I have a kit to scan the code or if I need to buy one. My test won't be here till next week sometime, but wanted to get accounts set up for my husband & I but it won't let me go any further w/out buying or scanning the bar code on the actual test kit. Can you only set up an account right before you do the test? Also, I have my info in but can't get my husbands in on the same device, because it won't let me do anything else until I scan the code. Can someone advise me here.
  5. You earned them, you should be able to do with them as you please.
  6. Can I do my husband & I's test on my tablet? I only have a tracphone w/ no internet, so was wondering if I can download the app on my tablet & we both do our test under different accounts but on the same device?
  7. I thought I read that as of Sept 1st they are opening the Diamond lounges back up. Will they still be using the vouchers, or will we go back to the cocktail hours for free drinks in the lounge between certain hours?
  8. I'm not sure what the right solution should be, but I know I will do everything in my power to try to get a test scheduled at CVS or Walgreen and hope for the best, but I do feel that RCCL should provide a test for those that attempted to make appointments, but were unable to get in because the time slots filled quickly, or if they were tested, but don't have their results back yet. There is such a small window to get the testing done, especially for those who need to travel to get to the port or pre-cruise hotels.
  9. I also want to know the shelf life, I would get the 6 pack if it lasts a year because we have another cruise next September.
  10. Thank you! Do you have to have a medical person witness this test being taken? Where can I buy it at a decent price?
  11. Do you think there is any chance that RCCL will start providing rapid testing at the port for all cruisers, not just the children? You would think that they could at least do that for those of us that has paid thousands on a cruise and save it's passengers from scrambling around trying to find testing sites just days before their cruise, not even being sure if the results will be back in time. We have an upcoming cruise in October & I am so worried that we won't be able to be tested on the day we need to have it done & also have our results back before we leave for our pre-cruise hotel. Everything will be up in the air up to a week before our cruise, since appointments don't open up for booking till a week before you need to be tested and there are a very small amount of appointments available in our area & fill up quickly. If they provide free rapid testing for B2B cruisers & kids, it should be provided for everyone at no cost, but that is just my opinion. I don't think they realize what a hassle this is for so many people, especially where testing sites are limited. So I guess I can just hope that the only 2 places that we have an option to go in our area, is not booked full when I try to make an appt, if they are, I guess we'll have to cancel our cruise, which we really don't want to do.
  12. So if I go to Walgreens & get a Rapid Diagnostic Test (ID NOW), that specific test will be accepted? I know they say Antigen & PCR, but what about just the rapid test? I tried to go to the website & set up an appt, but they are only showing appts for the 6th, do they only open up appts two days prior to when you want to get tested?
  13. I personally like the 4 drinks applied to the Seapass card rather than going to the Diamond Lounge between designated hours. Anytime we have went to the DL, I don't think we have drank more than 4 anyways due to having to be at dinner or a show, so now we can just get drinks at our own leisure. We will also enjoy the 50% off of 2 glasses of beer & the 20% off of 1 glass of beer, just wish it was a daily perk too instead of 1 time perk per cruise, as Diamond Members I think we deserve it, LOL!!
  14. We rented a car in Anchorage & did an 8 day land trip on our own before our 7 night cruise in Alaska & it was awesome. Went as far as Denali stopping in Talkeetna, then over to Seward. If you get a chance go on a Major Marine tour to the Kenai Fjords, it was fabulous!! Our son just moved to Fairbanks in December and loves it up there!!
  15. Are they still doing the Lift & Switch? We had a Canada/NE cruise scheduled for Oct 2020 which we did a L&S to Sept 30th of this year. Now that it is going to be cancelled are we going to be able to do another L&S? I don't know if they will still be going by the same guidelines, as far as the 4 week leeway on opposite ends of your cruise date or not & that you have to be going the same amount of days. I would actually prefer to cancel, but we booked under a NRD and had 2 cruises booked so we would lose $1000 if we were to cancel. Going with a FCC it won't cover the full cost of another cruise even even if they give you an extra 25% at the increased prices of new bookings. After rereading this I hope it makes sense, sorry, lol!
  16. We are going on the Oasis and it's been awhile since we've sailed RCCL. Is dress slack and dress shirt ok for all of the dining venues or does he need a tie and jacket?
  17. I have an outside TA & their office has been closed and have a very limited staff working from home and I haven't been able to talk to anyone in person, so I called RCCL and told them I would like to do a L&S and they couldn't do it because, if it is with an outside TA, & the acct is locked, they even checked with their supervisor to double check. I am so bummed because there are only 2 cabins left in my category that I want to switch to & my TA said it could take up to 3 weeks because they are so backed up and are focusing on the cruises being cancelled now. Also on the other cruise right before it, we are switching from the Adventure to the Freedom next year (which is the Adventures replacement). On the Adventure, my category was a 6V, on the Freedom it looks like a 4V for the same catagory, will they do that (not sure if they even have a 6V)?
  18. Thank you, that is what I was hoping for!
  19. I have an excursion booked on a cruise that I plan on doing a lift and shift. I used $50 OBC and paid the rest with my Credit Card. If I cancel the excursion before I do the L&S, will they put my OBC back onto my reservation that I am switching? I read somewhere on these boards it is best to cancel purchases and excursions before you make any changes or cancel because you will get your money credited back to your card quicker.
  20. I can really relate to your debate. We have 2 cruises booked with one day in between. Canada/NE on October 8th (Adventure) & Bahama on October 18th (Oasis). I am trying to get in touch with our TA (office is closed and tried to email them to get back to me & no reply), so I called RCL 2 days in a row and was on hold for an hour & 15 minutes with no pick ups till phone went dead. I was planning on doing the lift & switch, but I am constantly second guessing myself. I really don't want to go this Oct, because if it does sail, I'm sure there will be extra precautions being in place, (don't want to wear a mask, take a chance of some ports not being open, and having the hot tubs and pools closed). What I really want is to get a total refund by them cancelling, but am afraid to take the chance. We also have a NRD, and I think the only way we will get the cash back for that, is if they cancel.
  21. We have a $500 NRD, if we were to cancel & take the FCC, is that split $250 pp or $500 that either one of us could use on our next cruise? Just wondering in case one of us isn't able to go on cruises anymore due to health reasons.
  22. I know right?! I better run to Walmart to clear them out, lol! 🩹🩹😷🩹🩹
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