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  1. I'm gonna say our Cruises resume August 1st, not because that is what CCL is doing but because of the CDC "No Sail Order" guidelines and RCI wants one week to sort things out: The CDC extended order went into effect April 15: The extended Order is in effect until one of the following occurs: The Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declares that COVID-19 no longer constitutes a public health emergency, or The CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order based on specific public health or other considerations, or 100 days have passed from April 15 which will be July 24th
  2. Thanks, just learned ya gotta call RCI vs planning via Cruise Planner Once we boarded last Saturday 8/24, late decision, I was debating then whether to order the Deluxe Drink Package, although my wife doesn't Drink, and was told I had to order it For both Her and I, every place I asked FWIW, we just turned and had Diamond Status on this cruise..we survived using the Lounge and preloaded 3 Drinks every nite on our Set Sail Pass
  3. Truth? If you bypass Cruise Planner Online and call RCI because your Spouse in the same cabin doesn't drink, can you order the Deluxe Drink package just for yourself, as long as your spouse has ordered the Refreshment Package, and not pay twice for the Deluxe Package? Thanks in Advance!
  4. Ah, but to be really sarcastic in your reply, you should have put sale in "quotes", and in your fastest voice you can muster, stated: " All Sales discounted are on select sailings only!"
  5. Popped up in my news feed around 4:30 this afternoon on my cell phone while on the train home, have yet to get an email from RCI. Doesn't help us out for our 8/24/19 cruise but wanted to share this with those sailing from August 29, 2019 – March 15, 2020. It is valid on all ships, except for Spectrum of the Seas. BEVERAGE: Up to 30% off on select sailings. Deluxe Beverage Package + VOOM Surf & Stream 1 Device: Discount varies by ship. (Excludes SC + Charter Sailings). •Deluxe Beverage Package: Discount varies by ship. (Excludes SC + Charter Sailings). Refreshment Package: 30% off onboard prices. Discount varies by ship. (Excludes SC + Charter Sailings) SHORE EXCURSIONS: Up to 25% off on select sailings. Save up to 25% on select tours on select sailings. Discount varies by ship. (Excludes SC + Charter Sailings) INTERNET: Up to 60% off on select sailings. VOOM Surf + Stream Voyage Package 1, 2, 3, 4 Device(s): Discount varies by ship. (Excludes SC + Charter Sailings). VOOM Surf Voyage Package 1, 2, 3, 4 Device(s): Discount varies by ship. (Excludes SC + Charter Sailings). DINING: Up to 50% off on select sailings. Unlimited Dining Package on 3 Night – 9 Night sailings. Discount varies by ship. (Excludes MJ, SC + Charter Sailings) ACTIVITIES: Up to 10% off on select sailings. All Access Ship Tour: 10% off. Discount varies by ship. (Excludes SC + Charter Sailings). GIFTS & GEAR: Up to 20% off on select sailings. Happy Birthday Decorations: 20% off onboard prices. (Excludes QN, SC, VY + Charter Sailings) Happy Anniversary Decorations: 20% off onboard prices. (Excludes QN, SC, VY + Charter Sailings) New! Strawberries with Champagne: 20% off onboard prices. (Excludes QN, SC, VY + Charter Sailings) New! Red Wine & Cheese: 20% off onboard prices. (Excludes QN, SC, VY + Charter Sailings) New! White Wine & Cheese: 20% off onboard prices. (Excludes QN, SC, VY + Charter Sailings) PHOTO PACKAGES: Up to 25% off on select sailings.
  6. With the shore excursion credits, it would bring the price down to $89 per person
  7. Hi Elizabeth, how long ago did you do this excursion? Thanks,
  8. I hear ya there, will most likely purchase no later than 8/20
  9. Thanks, I understand placing something in your cart doesn't lock the price in, just curious why my cart got emptied Thoughts on how long RCI lets us keep items in our cart, prior to purchasing, and then deleting them after a period of no activity?
  10. Thanks for your feedback. I do believe I've read here before that when putting items in your Cart, they should stay there till you purchase them, I may be wrong but I also thought if the price went up or down, that price would be updated in your cart, till purchased. I think I'm going to add the items back into my cart @ the higher price, won't purchase them, and monitor them daily, to see if there is another "Sale" BTW, just want to share our cruise is 8/24/19, so I believe we have like 3 days prior to our cruise to purchase whats in our cart? Thanks in Advance for everyone's thoughts and advice!
  11. Never has this problem before when placing items in my cart for future purchase, on past cruises. On August 3rd, added VOOM and Surf Two Devices at $20.99 and one Refreshment Package at $20.99 to my cart I always log off and save Cart, I did not purchase these items @ that time On 8/8, I signed into my account/reservation, and the items where still there as priced above, once again, I logged off and saved my Cart Today, I signed into Cruise Planner to check prices, see Voom went up to $24.99 and the Refreshment Package went up to $26.99, and my Cart is empty! What the heck and thoughts on why this happened?
  12. Did a search here in Bermuda POC, couldn't find any reviews of the RCI Excursion to Bermuda Triangle Beach and Nature Preserve. We have Shore Excursion Credits for both our cabins and today I noticed the price went down from $151.99 on 8/3 to $134.99 PP Has anyone done this RCI excursion (5.5 hours total, 3 hours on the beach that includes beach chairs, umbrellas, 3 course Lunch and cash bar (I bet you can't use your sail and sign card))? Is the Triangle Beach also the same as Clearwater Beach and if so thoughts and opinions about spending time here, including the "quality" of the Nature Preserve? Thanks in Advance!
  13. We'll be in Bermuda end of August on RCI. We have a $100 Credit ($50 for each Cabin) towards an Excursion and saw the Aquarium and Crystal Caves @ $267.98 for two paxs, with our credit, brings it down to $167.98 (I reserved it, it's still sitting in my Cart) Any recommendations for the same tour we can purchase from vendors @ Kings Wharf, that might be better, not as crowded on the bus, and cost a little bit less, and might be more of a personable experience? BTW, how close is the Aquarium to the Chrystal Caves? Should we just get a "bus pass" for the day, and do it on our own to both attractions? Thanks in Advance!
  14. We're on the Anthem's 8/24/19 Cruise to Bermuda (first time on Anthem, 2nd cruise to Bermuda on RCI) Just checked RCI's site/Cruise Planner and we can now book Dinning but not entertainment yet (I get it, usually have to wait 90-60 days prior to cruising for entertainment) I know entertainment schedules can change, but does anyone know what the show schedule is for embarkation day for the 5 night Bermuda cruises (ex: is there a welcome aboard show and at what time)? We book our dinning schedule around the entertainment schedules, just trying to jump start our planning, and any other show times for the rest of a typical 5 day cruise from NJ to Bermuda is appreciated. BTW, also started a tracker on the various Beverage and Voom packages, prices do indeed fluctuate, and 2 out of the 3 were tracking have gone down since March 3rd: (Voom Surf and Stream now $11.99 one device per day, and Deluxe Drink Package and one device per day now $57), and the 3rd (Classic Soda and one Voom device) has stayed the same at $20 a day BTW, I noticed for Dinning, Coastal Kitchen is complementary like MDT in the MDR, and looks like you need to reserve dinning times, have never tried Coastal Kitchen, for those of you have tried this, thoughts on the food, atmosphere, a quality of service? Thanks in Advance!
  15. Just verifying - is it still 90 days before your cruise, when you can go to the RCI website and start reserving dinner times, shows, and "entertainment"? I just tried to do above for our 8/24/19 Anthem Cruise to Bermuda (My Time Dinning and shows) and got a pop up: "Sorry, we can't reserve that right now" That being said, I do believe I can book beverage and Internet packages, though I'll wait and monitor pricing for those Thanks in advance...
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