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jrljel

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  1. So does anyone know how far out you find out if you got the upgrade or not? I have bid on 3 for my 8/20 sailing. Thanks!
  2. Thank you! I kind of gave up for right now and booked a *gasp* Carnival casino rate for August but will again be on Royal at Thanksgiving!
  3. I just posted my dilemma with this same thing. Take a look. EVERYTHING from FL is showing Closed today, when yesterday it wasn't and I was trying to book Freedom on 8/13. On Vicki's Coffee Talk today she said that many sailings were full to capacity, but I can't believe that ALL ships from July to August from FL are suddenly full when yesterday they weren't. I wish i knew what was going on too.
  4. So I looked yesterday to find a 3 or 4 nighter on Freedom just to get away and not have it cost toooo much right now, and I swear there were at least 25 or 30 different choices of cabins for July or August. So I went on today to book one, and low and behold, EVERYTHING is gone! Really? Both for Mariner and Freedom for almost all of July and August? I am devastated since I teach and can only really go during the summer months and the flights to St. Maarten or Nassau are just too expensive. Anyone else notice this? I was on Vicki's Coffee Talk today where she said that there were a lot of closed sailings, but I never expected that! Plus when I called Royal, two different people told me that Freedom had been cancelled up until Sept but I could not find anything out about that. Any help anyone?
  5. So I looked yesterday to find a 3 or 4 nighter on Freedom just to get away and not have it cost toooo much right now, and I swear there were at least 25 or 30 different choices of cabins for July or August. So I went on today to book one, and low and behold, EVERYTHING is gone! Really? Both for Mariner and Freedom for almost all of July and August? I am devastated since I teach and can only really go during the summer months and the flights to St. Maarten or Nassau are just too expensive. Anyone else notice this? I was on Vicki's Coffee Talk today where she said that there were a lot of closed sailings, but I never expected that! Plus when I called Royal, two different people told me that Freedom had been cancelled up until Sept but I could not find anything out about that. Any help anyone?
  6. Thank you both!!! I will relay that info to her.
  7. First and foremost, this is NOT for me, but for a client. This client has the dealer's choice rate as well as her wife. Since they both have it, she wants to book each separately and then once onboard, change cabins. Does anyone know if this works. I told her I had no idea and probably wouldn't chance it, but has anyone done that? Thanks in advance.
  8. I totally agree lllbcruzn4life! Makes no sense whatsoever but now I am worried about those final payments due in March. I sure hope Royal extends that due date!
  9. Just heard this morning that the Port of Baltimore is closed, effective immediately except for the two ships that are left to come back in. So Royal may not have a choice but to cancel if other ports do the same. And BTW, I am a TA and have not heard of any press release at 2 PM today.
  10. Yes, but can't rebook on the same cruise. I already called Royal yesterday to see if I could do that with my existing booking for 7/4 from a balcony to a crown loft with the family and friends rate. Was told that because my deposit was non-refundable, even if I took everything in FCC, I could not make the new booking on the same ship and sail date. Bummer.
  11. True, all true. I was hoping that the prices would drop, but it very could well be the opposite. Let's hope not! I agree that gratuities could go up, but maybe, just maybe the entire cruise industry is taking a huge hit. Nothing so far on my cruise out of Bayonne on Lady O, but I have already save a bundle. So I guess we will just have to wait and see. Thanks everyone!
  12. Since news of the cancellation policy by RCI, I fully expected cruise rates to drop significantly but haven't seen that so far much like after 9/11. Has anyone else thought that or have you seen that? Maybe I'm a little too early for that to take place and perhaps we will see the drop next week. What do you think?
  13. True! The reality is that there is very little new or innovative.
  14. Can I please ask all of you to define exactly WHAT is it that is sooo different from any other line? I see a horrific looking cabin design (which looks like everyone said...IKEA furniture all over the place, NO comfort, NO space for clothes, and the SMALLEST bathroom I've seen since the 80s Mardi Gras), a dumb ass tatoo parlor, LOTS of mats all over the place, the TINY pool (If you could even call it that), and an air that lends me to think that this is only for Vegas "look at me" types or those who would visit Hedonism. I just don't see what is so innovative. Putting all charges into the price? Yeah, not so good. What if I don't want that drink package but I'm paying for it any way? Once again, struggling to see what is so new.
  15. Just curious. Cannot get in touch with my sister who is on the ship (no emergency). I know she soooo wanted to go there so I am hoping they got to dock. Can anyone tell me please? Thanks. She is too cheap to get the internet package, ARG!
  16. Yep, I told my group to buy the passes at $79 before it opened because I really thought this would happen or they would be sold out. Two of us did do that, while the others paid $99 the next day after we booked. Looked the day they announced the Coco Beach Club would be open and the price skyrocketed to $199. Holy cow! So glad we booked early.
  17. I hope they actually check wristbands or whatever they do to make sure you belong there. I will be really ticked off if you can just go there without paying! Does anyone know anything about this?
  18. How has the weather been for those of you who have been there in the last week or so? Have you been able to dock? My sister is going on Monday on Navigator and I wanted to check that for her as well. Thanks for all the responses!
  19. Our small group of 16 all booked the Coco Cay Beach Club but when I saw video of it today, I see there are day beds right beside the pool but nowhere to book those, as are the beach umbrellas in that area. Does anyone know if you can book those beds or those beach umbrellas or do they just come with the entrance to the Coco Cay Beach Club? Thanks!
  20. Late this afternoon, there was an earthquake in the Caribbean outside of Jamaica with the effects felt to Miami. I am curious. I don't think you would ever feel this on a ship or would you? There was also a tsunami warning which was put into effect but then it was taken down. If your ship was in port at the time, what would they do? More importantly, what would you do? I suspect you would know enough ahead of time to get out but that just got me thinking. Those of you who know your stuff, feel free to educate me! If I don't answer back right away, I appreciate it but tomorrow is a really busy day for me and I will do my best to check on this throughout the day. Thanks in advance.
  21. Thanks Brillohead. I didn't read that. Where did you see it?
  22. I also suspect that the grandfather might have had too many drinks which would impair his thinking. I have not heard anything in regards to that. Anyone know?
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