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  1. More well wishes to Laura. That extra nice room will come in handy. Take care.
  2. You can always ask but don't be surprised if they can't do it. Otherwise, everyone would be asking. They're not that great anyway.
  3. I got a survey from Royal several months ago regarding this. They are planning a beach resort for cruise passengers only. Lots of questions about AI or ala carte - upscale vs mass audience, extras like cabanas, pool, swim up bar, kids/no kids etc etc. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.
  4. John - can't believe we are going to miss you onboard by a few weeks. Would have loved to meet you in person. Galvez and Tremont do have a shuttle - you can sign up for your preferred time when you check in. We always stay at Galvez but Tremont is lovely too. It has a great rooftop bar - be sure to check it out. Galvez is wonderful - such a grand glimpse into the past. Beautiful pool area.
  5. If you want great seafood and a local institution, Gaido's is the way to go! We always do breakfast at Millers- huge portions and delicious! You can walk from the Galvez. If you want to grab some drinks on the Seawall, try Rum Shack at The Spot. And the best beach dive bar is The Poop Deck.
  6. Oh boy - permission to come aboard. Safe travels and give Bella a good tummy rub before you leave. With Allure coming to Galveston next year, I'll be interested in your thoughts.
  7. Have a great cruise on Liberty and report back. I think MJ is the suite concierge and he's a great guy so if you have any issues, I bet he will take care of you.
  8. Keith8210, when did they make that offer and did they give you a reason? Are you still able to get GS perks? For a free cruise I would totally do it but I know Mr Wolf will never give up his GS perks - he loves the breakfast and the disembarkation too much!
  9. Yeah, the "new and improved" Casino Royale does not live up to its name. We're Prime and instead of enjoying the level, we can only book ONE cruise at a time with the discounted rate and of course we only maintain the level if we cruise within a year. So much for advance planning. On our last cruise, we got our casino certificates the 6th night of the 7 day cruise. I made sure to find the host the last night as we were leaving to get updated certificates. Our offer changed by about $300. Used to be a great program - now...not so much. Sorry for your situation OP, that really does stink that they wouldn't step up for you.
  10. Is Francis a Suite or Diamond concierge? I know MJ is on now but won't be aboard for our 3/29 sailing. Bummer, we liked him. Still miss Jorge who was on Liberty a few years.
  11. Rats! Thank you for asking - enjoy your final days on board!
  12. Would you mind asking MJ how long he is onboard? We sailed with him last year and coming back March 29th. Hoping he will still be there. Enjoying your review - enjoy your last few days. And welcome to Texas!
  13. My heart goes out to this family for their loss. However, they need grief counseling and family therapy instead of a lawyer. Their misplaced anger is toxic and will just make this tragedy worse for them in the long run. This is 100% the GF's fault and he needs to find a way to process this and find a way to deal with it. Winkleman is disgusting - all he seems to do is chase any litigation he can against a cruise line. I too hope Royal does NOT settle this. Sadly, this family is not due any financial gain but rather our sincere condolences and the hope that they can find some healing to continue in the face of this tragic accident. Wasn't there a court date today in PR?
  14. I've usually seen it appear on my OBC account about 2-3 days in. I always print out my confirmation and take it with me. I've never seen it show up ahead of time.
  15. We plan on doing Infinity Bay beginning of April and booking with them directly like described above. We want to get there asap when we get off the ship. There are 4 of us. Karl - Did you take a cab and did they take you immediately? thanks for any info.
  16. So I just got the app. My cruise shows up but I'm not given any options to check in and put my boarding pass on there. I had already checked in on line and printed it but would like to have on my phone too. There's no option to scan the passport either. Anyone know where I can find it?
  17. Yep, this gets a lot more attention than is called for. Sure, certain brands and premium liquors aren't available until international waters. BUT there is still plenty of adult beverages to be had. People just need to relax and be flexible - their favorite drink will be in their hands soon. Thanks for posting this!
  18. Thanks for the review. We too have been on Liberty 4 times as well (I think) and are booked again on 3/29. I agree - the ship always seems in great condition and we generally have wonderful service. I've also thought the food has improved although we seldom eat in MDR anymore. We only did once last time. Would love to have someone other than Phil Anderson in the Schooner Bar - no offense to him but after about 15 years of Galveston cruises, we'd love someone with a little bit more energy and a new playlist.
  19. I second Ear Planes. I forgot that is part of my ritual. They absolutely help. Most pharmacies carry them and most airport stores sell them too.
  20. Great review - it's the next best thing to being there. Another bad flyer - my ENT told me Mucinex D 2 days before flying, use Afrin before takeoff and chew gum. I go all out or my ears will pop forever. 😞 You almost have me changing my mind to stay onboard in Costa Maya. I've heard so much about Maya Chan - all of it good. But the beach there is just not Roatan or Cozumel. be interesting to see how your two weeks contrast. hope you heal quick! Thanks for taking us along.
  21. We've booked directly with them 4 times and been pleased with their service. Have fun!
  22. I had a survey from Royal a few months ago about this concept. They seemed more focused on Nassau as a location so that might be another location down the road.
  23. Looking forward to this. And yes please people stop quoting pictures. geez......;) I can only imagine what the SL will be like on the 50th cruise! <shudder shake> have a great time!
  24. They have one but you have to sign up and hope that they get enough players. Sorry - no more info. We play ultimate tx hold em but recall that they would try to have a regular going.
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