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  1. I’ve been on 3 cruises so far with a Bamboo Room and for the most part, it’s either closed or empty every time I walk by. My guess is that it’s not doing that well. As for Wonderland, I love it and will be eating there again in a few months, but I think it gets very little repeat business. I wouldn’t be surprised to see either of these on Oasis, but I don’t think they make it.
  2. On the Mariner, yes...That ship is more of a party atmosphere now and I bet there are plenty of people who show up in shorts every night.
  3. There is one night that is just called “dress your best”. We definitely saw some people dressed up getting photos, but it’s not a mandatory thing. Plenty of shorts that night in the mdr.
  4. I must have the I can’t afford anything look because after 20+ cruises, I’ve had the upsell only twice. Both times in the windjammer for night 1 at Chops. Both times I said no thanks before they could get started and that was that. The waiter in the mdr usually mentions the up charge items while going over the menu on night 1, but it’s not really a hard sell, just letting us know it’s available.
  5. We were there in early April on Mariner and the place seemed empty other than the first beach areas. We were in the large pool/lagoon along with maybe 20 people total. Obviously the water park wasn’t even open yet, but the place felt huge and empty. I think it could easily handle 2 ships once everything is open and probably a third. People just need to walk past the first beach areas. Lunch time might get a little stressful if they don’t add more tables, seating
  6. I got an extension for 4 days and was told that after the initial final payment date, there would be no refund of the deposit if the cruise was canceled. Paid the rest on the third day and everything worked out great.
  7. My wife and I were on Allure last year and while she was getting the kids enrolled in adventure club, I purchased the drink package for just myself. Nobody said a word to me. My wife also bought it 20 minutes later and the person asked her if everyone over 21 had the package. She said yes, but she said it didn’t look like they checked. Soooooo, good luck. I’m guessing 1 out of 25 might let you do it, but then there’s no telling if they catch it later.
  8. I would think September is the safest month to go, but........my family is going On Symphony in Sep and there are 9 total kids coming with. Kids sail free is too good to pass up when the kids are younger than 5. I’m not so sure about pulling them out of school for a week after 5, but that’s just me. Good luck, I definitely understand how annoying it can be in the dining room and around the pool decks and the elevators and the windjammer and pretty much everywhere else onboard. I often find myself talking in my head about how there are too many kids while I have my two by my side. Lol.
  9. We are looking at doing the 3 night package, but our number 1 choice is Winderland (Symphony) and we have 10 people. Has anyone had problems finding available times at Wonderland when waiting to book onboard?
  10. I just canceled a comped cruise for Nov and got taxes and port fees refunded to my card in 2 days. The agent also tried everything he could to figure out a way to get me on a different cruise. It was a jr suite Comp and he could tell I was not happy about canceling, but the offer had expired. Stupid wedding. Just some info for those that don’t know, you can combine kids sale free with the prime free cruise for 2. Just booked that yesterday.
  11. My oldest daughter was 2 weeks away from her 3rd bday and while they sympathized with us, they said the 3-5’s was too busy. This was on Oasis two years ago. We have a similar situation coming up this fall on symphony. Next daughter will be a month shy of 3, hoping because she will have an older sister, they will allow the move up.
  12. They do a hold up to twice a day for all charges. Then they charge your card for the entire amount on the day you leave the ship. I had $1700 in pending charges on my last cruise and then they ran the card for an additional 1700 that posted the next day. One by one, the pending charges have been going away, but it was annoying for a few days as an extra 1700 was being held.
  13. Just got back from the Mariner 3 night cruise. We docked at the pier on Saturday and the stuff that is finished really looks great. The pool/lagoon is incredible. With one ship there, the place seemed empty and that’s with half the island still under construction. I think it could easily handle to large ships. A few of the crew told us that there may soon be 3 night cruises to Coco Cay only, no more Nassau. 2 days at Coco Cay.
  14. I saw something online that said navigator is going to have ages 3-11 combined on a trial basis. Has anyone seen or heard this? Sorry op, a little off your post.
  15. Kids sail free is by far the best deal. It’s the only deal that I even look for anymore as all the others seem to end up within $50 of the final price.
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