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Thanks to all for the great photos and details!  Did you hear any discussion from anyone that may have rented a car in Juneau and did it on their own?  We are a party of 4 adults and currently have a car rented for about $100 and are planning on winging it. (Mendenhall Glacier etc). I was just wondering if you heard of anyone having issues with the large ship in port getting their rentals.

 

thanks!

Jess

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Maybe we should have taken a few extra spins at Endicott.  I’m missing our snow covered mountain range views.  

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Just now, Hoopster95 said:

Anyone have photos of Thriller? 😎🕺🏻

At your service! 😎

 

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2 minutes ago, Canadian Disney Mom said:

Thanks to all for the great photos and details!  Did you hear any discussion from anyone that may have rented a car in Juneau and did it on their own?  We are a party of 4 adults and currently have a car rented for about $100 and are planning on winging it. (Mendenhall Glacier etc). I was just wondering if you heard of anyone having issues with the large ship in port getting their rentals.

 

thanks!

Jess

 

We rented from Avis and went to Mendenhall and the Shrine of St. Theresa.  The car rental was uneventful, the office is about 2 miles from where we docked.  We were the furthest ship away.  We took a cab back costing around $8.  We did not see one other person renting a car while we were there.  We went to lunch while we were out there too.  I’m glad we did it.  

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4 minutes ago, CruiseKeeper said:

 

We rented from Avis and went to Mendenhall and the Shrine of St. Theresa.  The car rental was uneventful, the office is about 2 miles from where we docked.  We were the furthest ship away.  We took a cab back costing around $8.  We did not see one other person renting a car while we were there.  We went to lunch while we were out there too.  I’m glad we did it.  

 

Thank you!!

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13 minutes ago, CruiseKeeper said:

Maybe we should have taken a few extra spins at Endicott.  I’m missing our snow covered mountain range views.  

They should have left at ZOOM SPEED the fastest on the seas

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4 hours ago, dubldeck said:

as far as the app goes, can you only access it on-board? or will I be able to access during embarkation at the pier?

You have to connect to the ship's wifi for the app to work - that could be at the pier.

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Anyone watching the whales port side?  There was an announcement.  There were several whales.  Pretty cool, at this slow speed we’ve turned into a whale watcher excursion.  

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38 minutes ago, drusierdmd said:

Got Verizon 3g back at 

TY, TY

 

Was able to do a SSL connection that I wanted to do today instead of tomorrow

Thanks for the headsup

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18 minutes ago, CruiseKeeper said:

Anyone watching the whales port side?  There was an announcement.  There were several whales.  Pretty cool, at this slow speed we’ve turned into a whale watcher excursion.  

 

Yep, we were able to see them with our roller skates on from every window in Seaplex. Thx to Capt Hendrik for the announcement 👍

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39 minutes ago, Sunny AZ Girl said:

At your service! 😎

 

 

Lol!! Awesome 👍😁

Thank you Ginny 

 

If I don’t see you and your posse this evening, safe travels home. I’ve got your cards so I’ll be emailing you a few photos 

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Just now, Hoopster95 said:

 

Lol!! Awesome 👍😁

Thank you Ginny 

 

If I don’t see you and your posse this evening, safe travels home. I’ve got your cards so I’ll be emailing you a few photos 

Great! I am so glad we finally had a chance to meet in person. 🤗

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Although the "Port Valet" luggage service is provided by the Port of Seattle for free, I have read on another thread that Royal is adding on a whopping $25 per person charge in order to use this service. That sounds awfully high to me. Can anyone chime in on the amount Royal is adding on for this "free" service out of Seattle?

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2 hours ago, Hoopster95 said:

 

Yep, we were able to see them with our roller skates on from every window in Seaplex. Thx to Capt Hendrik for the announcement 👍

 

Way cool .   Next was a pod of orcas starboard side.   We missed them.  

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1 hour ago, shoreline6726 said:

Although the "Port Valet" luggage service is provided by the Port of Seattle for free, I have read on another thread that Royal is adding on a whopping $25 per person charge in order to use this service. That sounds awfully high to me. Can anyone chime in on the amount Royal is adding on for this "free" service out of Seattle?

 

As far as we know and have heard from the concierge,  it is free.   We are using it tomorrow.   

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16 minutes ago, shoreline6726 said:

Although the "Port Valet" luggage service is provided by the Port of Seattle for free, I have read on another thread that Royal is adding on a whopping $25 per person charge in order to use this service. That sounds awfully high to me. Can anyone chime in on the amount Royal is adding on for this "free" service out of Seattle?

 

The port may offer it's own luggage valet service but it isn't the same as Royal's.  

 

Royal's is offered at ports like Port Miami, Port Everglades, Port Canaveral and Seattle.  Mid-cruise you register and they (Royal) check your luggage with your airline using your record locator.  They also provide boarding passes pre-printed and ready to use at the airport.  These are provided before the ship touches the pier.  So while the Port may offer a similar service, it's isn't the same as Royal's.

 

Personally I find it well worth it.  Simply walk off the ship.  If the port also offers it, use it, but carry your own luggage to the port's service.  

 

6 minutes ago, CruiseKeeper said:

As far as we know and have heard from the concierge,  it is free.   We are using it tomorrow.   

 

Free in GS and above, the rest pay.

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9 minutes ago, twangster said:

 

The port may offer it's own luggage valet service but it isn't the same as Royal's.  

 

Royal's is offered at ports like Port Miami, Port Everglades, Port Canaveral and Seattle.  Mid-cruise you register and they (Royal) check your luggage with your airline using your record locator.  They also provide boarding passes pre-printed and ready to use at the airport.  These are provided before the ship touches the pier.  So while the Port may offer a similar service, it's isn't the same as Royal's.

 

Personally I find it well worth it.  Simply walk off the ship.  If the port also offers it, use it, but carry your own luggage to the port's service.  

 

 

Free in GS and above, the rest pay.

The offer sheet in the room was for the free Seattle service. There was no charge, your flight needs to depart after 12.

Contrary to last year some international flights were included.

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1 hour ago, twangster said:

 

The port may offer it's own luggage valet service but it isn't the same as Royal's.  

 

Royal's is offered at ports like Port Miami, Port Everglades, Port Canaveral and Seattle.  Mid-cruise you register and they (Royal) check your luggage with your airline using your record locator.  They also provide boarding passes pre-printed and ready to use at the airport.  These are provided before the ship touches the pier.  So while the Port may offer a similar service, it's isn't the same as Royal's.

 

Personally I find it well worth it.  Simply walk off the ship.  If the port also offers it, use it, but carry your own luggage to the port's service.  

 

 

Free in GS and above, the rest pay.

 

We are in a balcony, still free.   

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13 minutes ago, AlanF65 said:

The offer sheet in the room was for the free Seattle service. There was no charge, your flight needs to depart after 12.

Contrary to last year some international flights were included.

 

3 minutes ago, CruiseKeeper said:

 

We are in a balcony, still free.   

 

You guys just cost my cabin attendant his tip.  He didn't provide it.  

 

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1 hour ago, twangster said:

 

 

You guys just cost my cabin attendant his tip.  He didn't provide it.  

 

 

I was concerned since we have such a late flight.  After speaking with Bing (btw, she’s great) we confirmed with Loyalty.  He said flights up until midnight will work.   

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11 minutes ago, CruiseKeeper said:

 

I was concerned since we have such a late flight.  After speaking with Bing (btw, she’s great) we confirmed with Loyalty.  He said flights up until midnight will work.   

 

Spoke to the concierge.  Got the form even though it's too late to use it.  My cabin attendant is a dud, it was supposed to be delivered on day 3.  

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On 5/15/2019 at 6:50 PM, PCWalton1 said:

I have an ask. Have you seen this young lady? She worked the Coastal Kitchen desk on our Asia cruises last year. If you see her can you show her this picture and tell her Marie says Hello. 

 

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Hey Bill, heading to WJ tonight I was positive this lady was at the CK desk... I had to surf back for this picture. By the time I had it, she was gone and a striped officer was at the desk. I showed it to him and he assured me the woman who was there is not this lady... this lady is now off this ship.

 

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