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I just checked with Bridget from Royal Caribbean and said the the Rhapsody is not scheduled for dry dock in 11/2019 as of today so I question the OP's original posting(maybe with other ships as well) unless can name their source of reference on original posting.

Oasis and Navigator's dry dock dates mentioned in the OP are correct.

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Oasis and Navigator's dry dock dates mentioned in the OP are correct.

 

How about the Rhapsody which we(9 with 4 cabins booked) are on in Nov 2019? Hey the OP says one thing and Bridget from RCCL says differently about the Rhapsody. Who am I surpose to believe???? and yes I know I'm a year and a half out but right now we are all on the same deck near each other.

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How about the Rhapsody which we(9 with 4 cabins booked) are on in Nov 2019? Hey the OP says one thing and Bridget from RCCL says differently about the Rhapsody. Who am I surpose to believe???? and yes I know I'm a year and a half out but right now we are all on the same deck near each other.

I don't know the OP sources, but the reason I mentioned Oasis and Navigator is because those dry docks are common knowledge. Regarding Rhapsody, I see a gap from 10/26/19 to 11/9/19, which would be enough time for a dry dock. I don't know why the OP is talking about Rhapsody cancellations.

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Rhapsody’s last drydock was November 2016. I remember the chief posting that once a ship hits a certain age they need to undergo a drydock every 2 1/2 years. Not sure how much leeway there is on that 2 1/2 years but there’s definitely a gap in her schedule that could accommodate a drydock. Some drydocks are short. It depends on what they want to do.

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Rhapsody’s last drydock was November 2016. I remember the chief posting that once a ship hits a certain age they need to undergo a drydock every 2 1/2 years.

I believe that it's at 20 yrs old when that starts - all Vision class are now of that vintage. Grandeur is already on that schedule.

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I don't know why the OP is talking about Rhapsody cancellations.

Like a stock short seller, he's betting on the negative.

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I believe that it's at 20 yrs old when that starts - all Vision class are now of that vintage. Grandeur is already on that schedule.

 

Thanks. Couldn’t remember if it was 15 or 20.

 

Also just found out that it is 2 inspections (drydocks) every 5 years with a maximum time between inspections of 36 months.

 

This means that the projected Oct/November drydock for Rhapsody meets the requirements as her last drydock was Nov. 2016.

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All of Allures April 2020 Caribbean sailings have been cancelled. Looks like they are adjusting her itineraries so she can do the Westbound TA in April. Whether or not the drydock is in the spring or fall remains to be seen.

 

Anyone booked on those April cruises should just wait until Royal calls with an offer to move you to a different date. If you move on your own before the call you won’t get any compensation.

 

 

 

Gay posted in our RollCall that her TA got a call from RCI and that they told the TA that the April ‘20 cruises for the Allure were not canceled. They said that it was a problem with their website. (I’m just shocked! SHOCKED!!! [emoji849][emoji6])

What do you say, Ourusualbeach?

 

 

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Gay posted in our RollCall that her TA got a call from RCI and that they told the TA that the April ‘20 cruises for the Allure were not canceled. They said that it was a problem with their website. (I’m just shocked! SHOCKED!!! [emoji849][emoji6])

What do you say, Ourusualbeach?

 

 

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I say if you trust what the reps tell you then I have a bridge in New York that I can sell you.:D

 

I’ve been through this before. The reps know nothing until the redeployment department in Miami releases the information. I’ve actually been told in one case that the bookings were closed because they were assigning the crew to cabins.:rolleyes:

 

I don’t blame the TA, they are just passing on incorrect information. Every year probably close to a dozen ships get chartered/redeployed and you see the same comments posted here about the reps telling them it’s nothing and they are just doing inventory maintenance. Hang tight and wait for Royal to notify you before you cancel.

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I say if you trust what the reps tell you then I have a bridge in New York that I can sell you.:D...

 

...Hang tight and wait for Royal to notify you before you cancel.

 

 

I was very involved with a Disney message board for years. Believe me, I’ve had much experience with the posters knowing things long in advance of the Disney cast members. I figured that it was very similar with RCI and the CC boards.

I’m not canceling anything yet. As you’re aware, I have a long time to wait.

Thanks! [emoji4]

 

PS - Mind if I call you Ken? I see other posters doing so.

I’m Beth, btw.

 

 

 

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I was very involved with a Disney message board for years. Believe me, I’ve had much experience with the posters knowing things long in advance of the Disney cast members. I figured that it was very similar with RCI and the CC boards.

I’m not canceling anything yet. As you’re aware, I have a long time to wait.

Thanks! [emoji4]

 

PS - Mind if I call you Ken? I see other posters doing so.

I’m Beth, btw.

 

 

 

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You can absolutely call me Ken.:)

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You can absolutely call me Ken.:)

 

 

 

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I say if you trust what the reps tell you then I have a bridge in New York that I can sell you.:D

 

I’ve been through this before. The reps know nothing until the redeployment department in Miami releases the information. I’ve actually been told in one case that the bookings were closed because they were assigning the crew to cabins.:rolleyes:

 

I don’t blame the TA, they are just passing on incorrect information. Every year probably close to a dozen ships get chartered/redeployed and you see the same comments posted here about the reps telling them it’s nothing and they are just doing inventory maintenance. Hang tight and wait for Royal to notify you before you cancel.

Yeah, really. Couple years ago learned about my 13n Rhapsody Repo being canceled here on CC. Jumped on the Alternate ship Royal was offering OBC, scored a prime Aft/corner Cabin on Serenade all before cabins got scooped up. This 2 weeks before received the Official Royal statement from that Rhap was canceled with Serenade being the offered alt ship...

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Yeah, really. Couple years ago learned about my 13n Rhapsody Repo being canceled here on CC. Jumped on the Alternate ship Royal was offering OBC, scored a prime Aft/corner Cabin on Serenade all before cabins got scooped up. This 2 weeks before received the Official Royal statement from that Rhap was canceled with Serenade being the offered alt ship...

 

 

 

Did you get any compensation from RCI since you booked before they let you know officially about the cancellation of your Repo?

 

 

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Thanks. Couldn’t remember if it was 15 or 20.

 

Also just found out that it is 2 inspections (drydocks) every 5 years with a maximum time between inspections of 36 months.

 

This means that the projected Oct/November drydock for Rhapsody meets the requirements as her last drydock was Nov. 2016.

 

Yes, it's not defined as "every 2.5 years", but as "twice in 5 years", with as you say, a maximum of 36 months between, so it could be 2 years then 3 years, or 3 years and then 2 years, or any time in between. And, it is at 15 years that the allowance to do underwater inspections in lieu of the mid-period drydock starts, so the mid-period drydocks begin at 17.5 +- years. The 5 year interval has leeway on the earlier side, but not on the later side. Certificates (and the ship's ability to sail) run out on a drop dead date based on the last 5 year docking.

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Beth when she called and told me that, I said to myself, that is nonsense I rely more on the information I get from CC then what the cruise. lines tell my TA or myself. Our cruise you and I were booked for, April 26th, 2020. apparently is still showing on the Web Site my TA uses

 

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Arent there also rumours around that Rhapsody is supposed to leave the fleet?

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Arent there also rumours around that Rhapsody is supposed to leave the fleet?
Been around for a while.

 

I've had two TA's on her cancelled

 

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Did you get any compensation from RCI since you booked before they let you know officially about the cancellation of your Repo?

 

 

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Yes was able. They just switched my lost cruise Confirmation # to the new cruise. Used same Royal Planner over 4yrs, just had text & he took care of it. Serenade was the only cruise replacement offered, price protected so actually saved $1200 over what Serenade Repo was going for at the time. Lost one nite, only 12 when Rhap was to be 13nite. Both cabins were Aft Jr Suites & got $450 OBC...

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Yes was able. They just switched my lost cruise Confirmation # to the new cruise.

I hope that it's so easy for me. But I have the added element of being booked through RCI for our original cruise and booking with a TA for the second cruise.

 

Talk about 1st world problems. Spending so much time and concern over who will service our cruise planning - the company or our TA.

 

Yes, I obsess too much.

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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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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.

 

Gay

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DryDock

 

Voyager Of The Seas: 10 September to 14 October 2019 (Royal Amplification)

Quantum Of The Seas: 19 October to 16 November 2019 ( Adding 2 Tender Boats and more)

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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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DryDock

 

 

 

Voyager Of The Seas: 10 September to 14 October 2019 (Royal Amplification)

 

Quantum Of The Seas: 19 October to 16 November 2019 ( Adding 2 Tender Boats and more)

 

 

Are life boats called tender boats or are they adding tender boats?

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There's usually only one reason to add tender boats.......

 

Biker, who wonders where and how many cabins will be added.

 

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?

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

 

Gay

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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

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

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Hi Ken. So it’s been 5 weeks or so since the Allure has been pulled from the April 2020 cruising schedule. No information out from the company. Any thoughts on what might be going on there?

 

 

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Hi Ken. So it’s been 5 weeks or so since the Allure has been pulled from the April 2020 cruising schedule. No information out from the company. Any thoughts on what might be going on there?

 

 

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still the same, Allure is heading to Europe and will undergo her required drydock as well as a European season. Not surprising that it’s taking Royal a long time to finalize this. It took them a long time last year with the Oasis when they did the same thing.

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Hi Ken. So it’s been 5 weeks or so since the Allure has been pulled from the April 2020 cruising schedule. No information out from the company. Any thoughts on what might be going on there?

 

 

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Off to Europe for dry dock then off to Asia and Australia

Richard CEO Royal Caribbean told French Media around 6 months ago "Australia should see Oasis Class by 2020"

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They use the lifeboats as tender boats if needed so I assume in this context tender boat=lifeboat.

Multiple Vision and Sovereign Class ships used only their onboard Tenders not their Lifeboats. They had 3-4ea at one time. Tender's were taller with window's, more comfortable... Unless I'm not understanding what you are trying to say.

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still the same, Allure is heading to Europe and will undergo her required drydock as well as a European season. Not surprising that it’s taking Royal a long time to finalize this. It took them a long time last year with the Oasis when they did the same thing.

 

 

 

I guess then, it’s patience that I need. [emoji52]

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