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Everything on the ship was closed on our June cruise. As far as shopping/casino. Only bar I remember being open was the pool bar. We got off to look around but I won't get off this weekend. While Oasis Lagoon pool was very nice, I'm just as happy to stay on board by a relatively quiet pool on deck.  Now, if they could just get rid of those movies at sea and the stupid people tricks videos. 😕

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22 minutes ago, QuickGold said:

That's not from FB. It's verbatim copy and paste from here: https://is.gd/iKycLm

You're right, but it was from a post from that page on FB. Last time I linked to their site here on cc, my post got pulled. There are a few other cruise sites that have the same info

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Just got a letter about our cruise on the Navigator October 4th. Our stay has been extended until 10pm, with night time activities and a BBQ. Just curious if anyone else on any other sailing have received this notice?

 

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Are the nighttime activities a mix of excursions (to pay extra) and included?  If so, do you mind sharing what is included?

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13 minutes ago, FloridaGator said:

Just another way to gouge more profit out of cruisers.

I have been to Coco Cay twice since the changes, and have not spent a dime. 

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19 minutes ago, brookmill18 said:

Are the nighttime activities a mix of excursions (to pay extra) and included?  If so, do you mind sharing what is included?

I am thinking (do not know for sure) that the night time BBQ will be included. Not sure what activities they are planning, but I am excited to check them out. 

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Funny enough, our 4 night sailing on Mariner (4/19) seems the only one not getting the double stop in April??  Do they have to stop in Nassau or could they do a sea day for that and still do 2 stops in CocoCay?  

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Im probably in the minority but honestly ... I'm a little sad that this itinerary doesn't start until after my Navigator cruise on 9/16.

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56 minutes ago, Mikew0805 said:

Just got a letter about our cruise on the Navigator October 4th. Our stay has been extended until 10pm, with night time activities and a BBQ. Just curious if anyone else on any other sailing have received this notice?

 

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Sunday in Nassau.... most of the shops closed. 

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7 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Sunday in Nassau.... most of the shops closed. 

I have not gotten off the ship in Nassau the last 3 or 4 times I/we have been there. That is a "sea day" for us. It's unfortunate for others that may want to shop, but not a negative for us.

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19 minutes ago, brookmill18 said:

Just curious if RCCL "has" to stop there with the CocoCay stops?

 

 

They probably don't have to stop there, but it's very close to Coco Cay, so it's probably hard for them to resist.

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The Bahamas government is making stops in Nassau and Freeport a requirement for further private island development. Disney's recent agreement for a second island included them agreeing to increase Nassau and Freeport stops by 40%.

 

They likely also have some requirements for RCL to continue to make stops in the real ports too.

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2 hours ago, FloridaGator said:

Just another way to gouge more profit out of cruisers.

Wah wah. I've been to the new CocoCay twice and havent spent a single cent and had fantastic snorkeling, great beach time, and not to mention how great the pool was.

 

I'd 100% take that stop over paying $30 for some 2 hour beach excursion that doesn't even supply drinks.

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I'm on the 4-day Mariner December 23rd sailing, but no changes to our itinerary.  There are already two ships in Coco on our "sea" day, and i doubt they would move our Nassau day which would give us the 25th and 26th at Coco.

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20 hours ago, Mikew0805 said:

Just got a letter about our cruise on the Navigator October 4th. Our stay has been extended until 10pm, with night time activities and a BBQ. Just curious if anyone else on any other sailing have received this notice?

 

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Dang... we are on Mariner Oct 4th, but I guess since we are at coco cay sunday it would not allow for extra time in order to make it back to Cape Canaveral in time..

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On 8/14/2019 at 3:38 PM, cruisegirl1 said:

On our  past few cruises to the new Coco Cay, the casino was closed when the ship was  DOCKED. 

 

Most everything on the ship  ( except the spa, WJ and a few bars) will likely  be closed  when at Coco Cay

M

 

When Enchantment and MJ stayed late in Nassau,  the casino opened around 6pm

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On 8/14/2019 at 2:53 PM, Cruisegirl6 said:

Not for those who can't be in the sun , for those who do not like the beach/sand and those who don't do the zip lining, slides and such.  But definitely better than Nassa I guess???

 

You can get all the way to the big pool and never step in sand

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23 hours ago, depplep said:

Everything on the ship was closed on our June cruise. As far as shopping/casino. Only bar I remember being open was the pool bar. We got off to look around but I won't get off this weekend. While Oasis Lagoon pool was very nice, I'm just as happy to stay on board by a relatively quiet pool on deck.  Now, if they could just get rid of those movies at sea and the stupid people tricks videos. 😕

 

I love Chive TV

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Just now, John&LaLa said:

 

When Enchantment and MJ stayed late in Nassau,  the casino opened around 6pm

 Yes the casino will open  in the early evening , and even opens  in the early evening  while the ship is docked in Nassau  until closer to   midnight.    This is almost always the case. 

 

  I was mainly referring to during the day.  Those who prefer to stay on the  ship during the day, will not have the opportunity to go to the casino until early evening. 

 

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1 minute ago, cruisegirl1 said:

 Yes the casino will open  in the early evening , and even opens  in the early evening  while the ship is docked in Nassau  until closer to   midnight.    This is almost always the case. 

 

  I was mainly referring to during the day.  Those who prefer to stay on the  ship during the day, will not have the opportunity to go to the casino until early evening. 

 

m

Wondering too about activities during the day.  We love sea days as there is lots going on and things are open.  Guess less things and maybe no bellyflop contest, no MDR lunch, no scavenger hunts, etc etc 

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