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One cruiser, if I am offered the Serenade I will probably decline and ask for something else. Sadly on our TA this past Aug and 4 days from Boston, my DH suffered a heart attack. Staff & cruise was wonderful but doubt I will book with the Serenade for that reason. Time will tell.

Beth you all set with your new booking.

Gay
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Originally posted by Desert Cruizers
One cruiser, if I am offered the Serenade I will probably decline and ask for something else. Sadly on our TA this past Aug and 4 days from Boston, my DH suffered a heart attack. Staff & cruise was wonderful but doubt I will book with the Serenade for that reason. Time will tell.

Beth you all set with your new booking.

Gay
Gay, from past experience you don’t have to worry about them offering the Serenade as an alternative. They usually stick to ships of the same class, doing roughly the same itinerary and close to the same price point. I’d be very surprised if they offered anything other than alternate dates on the Allure or similar dates on the Oasis for the price protected sailings.
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Ken I will hope for the Allure as I prefer the Ports. Never been to ST Kitts, or Bonaire, Curacao, Roatan to list a few.

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Originally posted by WaveSplasher
Quantum Of The Seas: 19 October to 16 November 2019 ( Adding 2 Tender Boats and more)
There's usually only one reason to add tender boats.......

Biker, who wonders where and how many cabins will be added.
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Originally posted by WaveSplasher
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Are life boats called tender boats or are they adding tender boats?
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Symphony TA, 10/28/18
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Maine
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Originally posted by Biker19
There's usually only one reason to add tender boats.......

Biker, who wonders where and how many cabins will be added.
Originally posted by internetwhiz
Are life boats called tender boats or are they adding tender boats?
Lifeboats can be strictly a lifeboat, or it can be a lifeboat/tender boat for dual use.

All of Quantum's boats appear to be the same (going off photos, never been on it), so perhaps they are exchanging two lifeboats for two tender/lifeboats. Planning on new ports requiring ship's tenders?
Oakland Park, Fl
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Originally posted by internetwhiz
Are life boats called tender boats or are they adding tender boats?
They use the lifeboats as tender boats if needed so I assume in this context tender boat=lifeboat.
Central Arkansas
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Originally posted by chengkp75
Lifeboats can be strictly a lifeboat, or it can be a lifeboat/tender boat for dual use.



All of Quantum's boats appear to be the same (going off photos, never been on it), so perhaps they are exchanging two lifeboats for two tender/lifeboats. Planning on new ports requiring ship's tenders?


That’s what I wondered.
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Symphony TA, 10/28/18
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Serenade TA EB, April 26, 2019
Serenade Baltics, May 12, 2019
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Originally posted by chengkp75
Planning on new ports requiring ship's tenders?
Don't think any that they have not already been to, though I suppose if they have had capacity issues at some tender port they may start augmenting with the ships' own boats.
Ontario
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Originally posted by chengkp75
Lifeboats can be strictly a lifeboat, or it can be a lifeboat/tender boat for dual use.

All of Quantum's boats appear to be the same (going off photos, never been on it), so perhaps they are exchanging two lifeboats for two tender/lifeboats. Planning on new ports requiring ship's tenders?
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Ken I just heard back from my TA who contacted Resolutions on Royal and yes they have closed all bookings for April at this time for the Allure, but indicated there were no Dry Dock, Charter or changes at this time. As far as my bookings, they are still intact. i will not stress it at this time and look forward to our Hawaii cruise in 8 months, a round trip out of San Pedro. Should there be any changes, we would be eligible for any promotions. My TA will let me know immediately if something changes.

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Originally posted by Desert Cruizers
One cruiser, if I am offered the Serenade I will probably decline and ask for something else. Sadly on our TA this past Aug and 4 days from Boston, my DH suffered a heart attack. Staff & cruise was wonderful but doubt I will book with the Serenade for that reason. Time will tell.

Beth you all set with your new booking.

Gay
I am so sorry... Reason I was offered Serenade was both ships sailed same length, same dates, were 12/13nites and both were Repo's