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  1. That's how I think I'll be. And miss sitting our on the balcony before bed each night and in the morning. I watched a few videos of the ocean view cabins on vision and I wasn't real impressed. The spacious OV looked okay but there's none available
  2. Has anyone who's obsessed with balconies gone to an Oceanview before? I'd be curious to hear your thoughts
  3. So far we're keeping the corner aft js. As much as I'd love to save over $2k, I think I'd miss the balcony too much and wouldn't feel like the typical cruise.
  4. Just an Oceanview. A balcony is only like $300 total cheaper than the corner junior suite. Tortola and Punta Cana are two islands royal rarely goes to which is what drove the cost of this cruise up I believe
  5. I typically sit out on the balcony every night and also every morning while we're docking in Port. And with this aft balcony being a wraparound, the loungers would be nice as well
  6. Agreed. A balcony is only like $300 cheaper than a junior suite on this sailing so no point in going to just a normal balcony.
  7. Hi all. Looking for opinions from you guys. My wife and I are sailing a southern Caribbean cruise in March on vision out of Puerto Rico. The itinerary is attached. We've always done a balcony, junior suite, or even a grand suite depending on the deal. This cruise we currently have coveted corner aft junior suite 8088. The rate was higher than we paid for Symphony last year, however even when we booked, regular balconies were higher than our balcony on Symphony. I'm looking at the itinerary and how port intensive it is. I'd love the corner aft, how ever if we went to an Oceanview balcony, we'd save a little over $2,000 dollars by downgrading. We do currently have $600 on obc with the JS so if we downgraded we'd lose most of that. What would you do? Normally I'd say no way to an interior or ocean view because I love being on the balcony at sea and before bed and when waking up, but the port intensive and one sea day has me intrigued. We'd save $2,000 now but lose $600 obc so end up ahead by about $1,400 in the end. And go!
  8. With a port intensive cruise to Punta Cana, Tortola, st Lucia, barbados and Antigua, I'm hoping price goes down. We've always gotten our monies worth at $60 a day but that's with more seas days and less than impressive islands
  9. Our next cruise is quite a ways out, but wondering what the best price is that someone got for the deluxe package within the last 6 months? Symphony in March we paid I believe $58 a day. I seem to remember the year before we paid roughly $40. I know typically the bigger ships seem to price higher. We'll be on Vision.
  10. I got the Embassy suites for a little less than $200a night in March which I feel is a pretty solid deal
  11. Anyone recently stayed at the Embassy Suites?
  12. I just booked an express deal for the Embassy suites in San Juan for March. All the hotels are extremely pricey and this one was on sale for a little under $200 a night plus the resort fees. Is this a good deal? Who's stayed their recently? It seems like it has very good reviews
  13. That's what I thought. And I'm guessing the $100 obc I got for booking onboard I'd keep but I'd lose the additional $200 I got for booking during one of their promotions
  14. In March we booked a 2020 cruise while on board and paid the $100 pp cruise deposit and got the $100 obc. If we change ships and sail date, do I lose all of it? Just planning ahead in the event we have to cancel and go on a cruise out of Florida since flights and hotels have been astronomical for San Juan lately.
  15. Does anyone have recent pictures of 8088?
  16. That's my thoughts. I haven't been to Tortola in years and never been to Punta Cana
  17. Did I make the right decision? We were on Symphony this last March and booked Vision next year because of the itinerary. It goes to Barbados, st Lucia, Antigua, tortola and Punta Cana.. We mostly did it because of the last two ports. As far as I know, royal rarely goes to either of those ports which is why we're paying more for this cruise than we paid for symphony. We were able to get corner js 8088 as well. Is it the right decision? Thoughts!
  18. Following along! Kind of in your same boat. We did symphony this March and have Vision out of Puerto Rico booked next March due to its awesome itinerary. Worst part is the balcony cabins are currently selling for higher than what we paid for a balcony on Symphony!
  19. Life goals except with my wife lol
  20. I think I remember seeing Mario in a trev and Chels vlog. If you haven't watched their stuff, they're phenomenal and I believe sponsored by royal or something l
  21. Hi all. My wife and I attended the welcome back thing for platinum and above for the first time last week. We've always just skipped it on previous cruises. The top cruiser on our cruise had I believe 2,000 nights at sea. That got me to thinking what is the highest you've heard of? We're slightly behind with a little under 100 but we're also still in our late 20's. Lol
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