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  1. Excuse me if this has been asked already (I am sure it has), but there has been so much going on. We have an August 13 booking for 4 ($1000 paid), and we have only paid the deposit so far. We are going to cancel and rebook one for next year.. I know we will have a new $1000 deposit we will put down. The FCC from August 13 would be $1000 still right (no taxes or fees paid yet??)? Hope that makes sense. I've read so many different things, I don't know anymore. We didn't want to make final payment, and then have that money tied up as a FCC right now.
  2. Thanks everyone! I am thinking we are going to cancel, but wanted to see other's thoughts. I appreciate you taking the time to answer! 🙂
  3. Hey CC. Hope everyone is doing well out there. We (me, hubs, and our 4 and 6 year old) are currently are scheduled to do a 9 night cruise on the Adventure in August out of Nj. We live in NJ, so trying to avoid flying. I am am educator, but work a good chunk of summer.. so basically I am limited to Winter and Spring break, and beginning of August for vacation. Anyway, I'm thinking of rescheduling to the Spring Break cruise to the Bahamas on the Anthem. We have only done Voyager class, so not sure what to expect. The cruise itself will be $1500 cheaper, but also 2 nights less. We have done same itineraries already, although I like the 9 night one better. I guess I'm just wondering about experiences with younger children on the Anthem - things to do, number of passengers etc. We love the Adventure and found it to be a good size. My kids will be almost 5 and 7 for the Anthem cruise... I'm trying to figure this out now because our final payment is coming due in a few weeks for the August cruise. I'm wondering if cruises will be back by August, or if it would really be safe yet (especially going out of Bayonne). This is hard for me to consider, because we have had this booked for a year.. just trying to think ahead. Any advice? I know I have to weigh pros and cons.. any info would be much appreciated. Thank you so much.
  4. So when you guys call, do you just go right in and ask for upgrade? Anything specific way to ask that works better? I usually have my hubs take care of this stuff. LOL. If I booked through a TA, can I call or do I have to go through her? TIA!
  5. Anyone know who will be on the Adventure in August? Or is it still too far out?
  6. Ugh really? My daughter turns 6 like a month before.. she's definitely not using the perks. Thanks!
  7. Hello CC. I am looking at buying the Key for upcoming cruise. Does anyone know if kids are required to have it? My kiddos are younger (will be 4 and 6). I would think probably not, but wanted to see. Looked quickly on the website but didn't see. Might have missed it. Any personal experiences? Thank you!
  8. All very valid points! Well said. It depends on the person. Like said I am a beer drinker 90% of the time.. but it gets old and very filling on vacation, so I like to mix it up. Plus I love having something cold (besides beer) when at the pool. I like having the package so I can try different things and not worry about it. Plus it works on Labadee and Coco Cay, so it is a win for me! 🙂
  9. I would definetly say go for it. It includes bottled water (4 bucks a pop), all kinds of alcohol, soft drinks, specialty coffee, and fresh squeezed juice. If you have a drink or 2 by the pool (daquiris are a must for us on vacay), 1 or 2 at dinner, and one out at night you use it. That's not including coffee or juice at breakfast / meals or bottled water. Drink of the day is like 12 bucks.. I am a beer drinker myself, but I love being able to just try as anything... if you don't like it, get something else! Plus you can always do virgins mixed drinks by the pool! Well worthy it IMO.
  10. That is a lot. I'd recommend checking out the Blue Lagoon excursion. We did in in 2018, and it was so nice! Beach day, snorkeling, food. You can swim with dolphins and have them push you through the water (your kids would probably like that). It is absolutely gorgeous there.
  11. Have a great time! The Adventure is an awesome ship. Lots of good tips already.. I would definetly check out the arcade for the kids, and mini golf! Cafe promenade is great for quick small meals or snacks. We sailed a similar itinerary (just Bermuda instead of St. Thomas) in 2013 and it was great.. before kids though so I have nothing to offer. .. sailing again this summer with our kiddos. I'd suggest getting a few pairs of sea bands off amazon to help for motion sickness.. they are cheap and work well (I still use for vertigo). I also brought a cheap over the door shoe organizer to keep everything organized.. this is a MUST IMO - esp w/ kids. Bring some Downey wrinkle release because you can't have an iron. We bought some cheap reusable water bottles to fill up, and just tossed them after the cruise. Definetly lanyards to keep sea passes. I also got some of the vacuum seal bags for packing.. was able to fit more in our suitcases this way (but don't do too much or they get heavy). Bring some ziploc bags also.
  12. Went last August and there were 5 in port. It was busy but ok. We went to the Blue Lagoon and it was easy and so beautiful!
  13. Thanks for the feedback guys. We would be sailing with a 4 and 6 year old, so across the hall is not an option for us.
  14. Hello again CC. Looking at the possibility of booking 2 connected promenade view on the Adventure for next year. I love having a balcony, especially b/c we are traveling with kiddos that go to bed way earlier than us. 2 connecting promenade view rooms are 1000 bucks cheaper than a balcony. Hubs and I would have a place to hang when kids are asleep (we would usually sit on the balcony). Just looking for opinions for anyone that has stayed in them... especially with kiddos. Thanks as always!
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