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  1. Is anyone familiar with this Let's Get Checked at home testing kit which proclaims to have results in 24- 72 hours? https://www.letsgetchecked.com/us/en/home-coronavirus-test/? imp=cpc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5MCXs7Cp7AIVGqSzCh3UkAObEAAYASAAEgKYdPD_BwE. After I was reading about it, I found where american airlines is promoting the same test. https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/covid-19-testing.jsp. If you go through the AA link it cost $129 or if you go to Let's Get Checked's direct site it's $119. I'm always skeptical about these types of things, I was work in healthcare fraud, waste and abuse! However, once I saw AA was promoting this testing method to fly to Hawaii, the Caribbean and Costa Rico it made me wonder if it was a legitimate option.
  2. We will most likely be using it in February, assuming the world gets itself settled back down and WS sails! Will let you know how it works out, exactly where they're located and if you really need to make a reservation in advance or not. The reviews seem like it's an excellent option! Will see!
  3. There's a bagbnb in Papeete. (Google it). I haven't used them yet, but plan to on my next cruise so I can look around the market before I take the ferry to Moorea without dragging my luggage around. It seems they are inside a cafe. You make a reservation online then they disclose their exact location. They charge $6 per bag for a 24 hour period. https://radicalstorage.com/luggage-storage/papeete/manuho-e/luggage-storage-papeete-ferry-terminal?dropOff=2020-06-24T17:15:05-10:00&pickUp=2020-06-24T23:15:05-10:00&bags=2
  4. I always use a TA as they often get MUCH better pricing than what WS offers (that in itself is crazy) and I can always get the TA to give me an OBC (sharing their commission). I've sailed with WS 4 times and every time I have an OBC from WS and one from the TA. As others had said, the OBC from WS cannot be used for gratuities but gratuities can be covered with the OBD from the TA. I recently just took another $200 pp price reduction on a Tahiti cruise, losing the WS OBC, but I'd much rather spend less cash upfront then try to figure out how to use up a WS OBC which is difficult for me, as we never book ship excursions.
  5. Where do you go to see the inventory?
  6. I booked the 1/14/21 cruise while I was recently on board the Legend, as the deal was hard to pass up until I can figure out the airfare. Another line has an unbelievable deal right now starting in Tahihi and ending in Hawaii or reversing the plan AND almost no single supplement. If I had not just gotten home from the Legend, I'd probably be on my way to Tahiti and Hawaii next month. Still debating....
  7. Has anyone done this cruise in January? There's a great price on a sailing in January 2021, but I"m concerned that it's the rainy season.
  8. The wizard has been working great until New Year's Day when I noticed on the Legend, the 1/18 date is listed twice and the 1/25 date (which I'm sailing on) is gone! Is that because the 1/25 sailing is sold out? There's also a couple of new "temporary placeholders". Any clue what those are for? I will appreciate having this wizard forever! Thank YOU!
  9. We stayed at the Caribe prior to a RCCL cruise at the end of October. The resort is spectacular! The lobby is "open air" and the pools and beaches are wonderful! We are diamond for life members, staying at Hilton hotels about 250+ nights a year for work. This resort is on the level of the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort. We enjoyed the Caribe stay so much that we just booked another cruise out of San Juan in January, primarily so we could stay at the Caribe pre and post cruise. If you are paying with points, then you don't have to pay the resort fee. My only complaint is the entire breakfast buffet is not complimentary for diamond members, only the continental breakfast, with a $11 per person upcharge for the entrie breakfast. Enjoy your stay!
  10. This wizard is SO cool! I called Windstar yesterday and asked EXACTLY which cabins were available for each category as my travel agent was pressuring me with "it's almost sold out" which I didn't believe. Your cabin availability for the cruise I'm watching matched the list Windstar gave me EXACTLY and....they still have 22 of the 106 cabins left, which I wouldn't call "almost sold out". Windstar has lost their minds temporarily on some of their pricing, as my cruise went up this week by $600 pp, but my agent can get it for $900 lower pp than Windstar's price. I guess Windstar really wants you to use agents, as the price they quoted me yesterday was VERY different than the price they quoted my agent....always learning and I LOVE seeing the cabin availablility now! I have a new favorite bookmark now!
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