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Hi were going on Independence of the seas on next Friday were hoping it the weather is nice to use the pool before we sail can we get pool towels added May not have access to our cabins when we first get on? 

Only sailed with P.O. Before and towels were in cabins do we have pool towels in cabins on RC?, 

Thanks

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Towels are available at the pool station on the pool deck.

 

They scan your SeaPass card for the towels.  If you do not return them, they charge you $25 per towel.

 

Only bath towels in the room.

 

Pool towels are blue.  Bath towels are white.

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6 hours ago, SRF said:

Towels are available at the pool station on the pool deck.

 

They scan your SeaPass card for the towels.  If you do not return them, they charge you $25 per towel.

 

Only bath towels in the room.

 

Pool towels are blue.  Bath towels are white.

Thank you 

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7 hours ago, SRF said:

Towels are available at the pool station on the pool deck.

 

They scan your SeaPass card for the towels.  If you do not return them, they charge you $25 per towel.

 

Only bath towels in the room.

 

Pool towels are blue.  Bath towels are white.

 

This procedure - waiting in line to turn towels in is another reason we have stopped cruising on RCCL.  What do they think?  People are going to steal them?  Just an added inconvenience.

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21 minutes ago, MixerDave said:

 

This procedure - waiting in line to turn towels in is another reason we have stopped cruising on RCCL.  What do they think?  People are going to steal them?  Just an added inconvenience.

 

People DO steal them. Or they leave them behind on shore excursions. This is a way for RCI to recover some of the loss from people that are stupid and lazy.

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43 minutes ago, MixerDave said:

 

 ...  What do they think?  People are going to steal them?   ...

 

Not steal, just leave them on the beach.

 

We were at St. Croix once, only ship docked there, with a beach right next to the dock.  As we were leaving, we could see a sea of blue towels left on the beach.  The Revenue manager said to us later that he had run through his annual budget for towels in 2 months. 

 

The pool towel fee was re-instituted a few months later.

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6 hours ago, MixerDave said:

 

This procedure - waiting in line to turn towels in is another reason we have stopped cruising on RCCL.  What do they think?  People are going to steal them?  Just an added inconvenience.

 

Never had a problem picking up or dropping off towels. Never waited in anything that rated being called a 'line'. Very quick and convenient, and if I want extra towels, or to swap out damp towels several times during the day its a breeze. Can't do that if you get them in your cabin. 

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Tip:  Only check out towels with one cruise card in your group.  Use same card to check them in at the end of the cruise.  In between, just exchange wet towels for new ones as needed without using your cruise card.

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16 hours ago, Doug S said:

 

Never had a problem picking up or dropping off towels. Never waited in anything that rated being called a 'line'. Very quick and convenient, and if I want extra towels, or to swap out damp towels several times during the day its a breeze. Can't do that if you get them in your cabin. 

On a recent Brilliance cruise from Tampa, I had 5 people ahead of me - I call that a line! 

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23 hours ago, MixerDave said:

 

This procedure - waiting in line to turn towels in is another reason we have stopped cruising on RCCL.  What do they think?  People are going to steal them?  Just an added inconvenience.

Yeah, that whole 45 seconds is a great reason to abandon ship. 

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12 hours ago, LeeW said:

Tip:  Only check out towels with one cruise card in your group.  Use same card to check them in at the end of the cruise.  In between, just exchange wet towels for new ones as needed without using your cruise card.

The towels are actually assigned to your folio number, not the specific card used. This summer we had 4 people all on the same folio, so any of the 4 cards could check towels in and out, and all be counted the same. 

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On 8/23/2019 at 9:24 AM, Tikka234 said:

Hi were going on Independence of the seas on next Friday were hoping it the weather is nice to use the pool before we sail can we get pool towels added May not have access to our cabins when we first get on? 

Only sailed with P.O. Before and towels were in cabins do we have pool towels in cabins on RC?, 

Thanks

We take those microfiber towels with us pretty much wherever we go - they come in handy as we like to get on early and sit by the pool whilst everyone is rushing around. They don't weigh much or take too much space and are relatively cheap nowadays too. With the added bonus they dry in no-time ( handy if you've got a balcony as you can put them on the back of a chair for a short while too)

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On 8/23/2019 at 12:23 PM, MixerDave said:

 

This procedure - waiting in line to turn towels in is another reason we have stopped cruising on RCCL.  What do they think?  People are going to steal them?  Just an added inconvenience.

 

Yes, they did steal them.

 

Especially taking them off on port days and leaving them at the beach.

 

Wait in line?  Not really, it goes very quickly.  Quicker than entering the ship on a port day.

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Once you have checked out your towel you can exchange them as many times as you like without needing your sea pass. You only need to show it at the end of the cruise to check them back in.  I've never waited more than a few seconds on any cruise I've been on.

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