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I am reading on here about 2 days at Coco Cay on 4 night cruises, Mariner specifically and wondering if all or just some cruises are impacted. There is a Live from Mariner thread that mentions their cruise was supposed to include a Sea day but that sea day has switched to a CC day. I have a 4 nighter on Mariner in December and was wondering.  Anybody know what’s going on

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Not sure there is any pattern, but Royal has changed some sea days to Coco Cay on other sailings.

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I looked at some 4 night cruises for next year and there were some that had 2 days at CC and some that were 1 CC day and 1 Sea Day

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I guess if they have the opportunity to turn sea day into a revenue generating day they will add the extra stop.

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I think it would be too but my wife said she wants her Sea day.

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31 minutes ago, Artemus said:

I think it would be too but my wife said she wants her Sea day.

Agree, my Cruises are 50% Sea Days. Way I like it. Though one my Cruises next Apr/May they changed from West Carib to a Bahama/Coco Cay

Edited by ONECRUISER

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 Coincidentally I have  two upcoming cruises, one in December and one in January  that had the itinerary change to include  the first and last day at Coco Cay.  That means, there is no longer a sea day. 

 

Interestingly Royal Caribbean called me to see if I wanted to change to one of the few other dates that had the standard itinerary. Since both of the cruises are part of a B2B  we left it like it was. 

 

 Would’ve been better if we could’ve had the two days in a row with some sort of overnight. 

 

M

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Currently on the Mariner and just spent Tuesday and Thursday at Coco Cay along with the Navigator on both days. 

There will be more and more itinerary changes in the future. 

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17 minutes ago, Retired LEO said:

Currently on the Mariner and just spent Tuesday and Thursday at Coco Cay along with the Navigator on both days. 

There will be more and more itinerary changes in the future. 

Leo, did they tell you in advance of your cruise about the itinerary change or did you learn about it once you were onboard

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1 hour ago, Artemus said:

Leo, did they tell you in advance of your cruise about the itinerary change or did you learn about it once you were onboard

We were notified ahead of time. 

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2 hours ago, Retired LEO said:

Currently on the Mariner and just spent Tuesday and Thursday at Coco Cay along with the Navigator on both days. 

There will be more and more itinerary changes in the future. 

I'm guessing that there was less going on, on the ship for both of those days (e.g. MDR closed for lunch, fewer activities)?  

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14 hours ago, Retired LEO said:

We were notified ahead of time. 

How much ahead of time

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1 hour ago, Artemus said:

How much ahead of time

 We were notified in late August or early September for our sailing in December.  They gave us until late September to make  a change to  a few specific Mariner  cruises  with the traditional itinerary.  We could get the same category with no change in price and no penalty for changing. 

 

M

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1 hour ago, cruisegirl1 said:

 We were notified in late August or early September for our sailing in December.  They gave us until late September to make  a change to  a few specific Mariner  cruises  with the traditional itinerary.  We could get the same category with no change in price and no penalty for changing. 

 

M

Thank you. I’m also on Mariner in December and have heard nothing so I guess our itinerary is not changing

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3 hours ago, Artemus said:

How much ahead of time

 

2 hours ago, cruisegirl1 said:

 We were notified in late August or early September for our sailing in December.  They gave us until late September to make  a change to  a few specific Mariner  cruises  with the traditional itinerary.  We could get the same category with no change in price and no penalty for changing. 

 

M

I am the one currently writing the live Mariner review right now that was referenced by the OP, and we were notified of the change to 2 days at Coco Cay after final payment was made, about 5 to 6 weeks prior to our sailing, and I was not allowed to change to anything else. They stated it was a cruise "enhancement" and I was out of luck. We could have canceled the cruise and re-booked something else, but I had already made travel arrangements for the rest of our trip so stayed with this itinerary. We just got off the ship this morning, and the sailing was definitely fun; however, I did miss the sea day.

 

I let Royal know that I would have preferred they made the change for those who hadn't already passed the final payment deadline, that way folks could have switched to other itineraries if preferred without such drastic consequences.

Edited by ValleyCruiser

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17 hours ago, LuCruise said:

I'm guessing that there was less going on, on the ship for both of those days (e.g. MDR closed for lunch, fewer activities)?  

Yes, I am just off this sailing as well, and a number of activities were closed. However, on the first visit to Coco Cay, the MDR was open for lunch, but closed on the port day in Nassau and the second visit to Coco Cay.

 

There was one specialty restaurant open each day for lunch the entire cruise: Chops Grille on embarkation day for those that had The Key as well as other guests, Jamie's Italian on the first stop at Coco Cay, Chops again in Nassau, and Izumi the second day at Coco Cay.

Edited by ValleyCruiser

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4 hours ago, ValleyCruiser said:

Yes, I am just off this sailing as well, and a number of activities were closed. However, on the first visit to Coco Cay, the MDR was open for lunch, but closed on the port day in Nassau and the second visit to Coco Cay.

 

There was one specialty restaurant open each day for lunch the entire cruise: Chops Grille on embarkation day for those that had The Key as well as other guests, Jamie's Italian on the first stop at Coco Cay, Chops again in Nassau, and Izumi the second day at Coco Cay.

Thanks for the reply.  Great to know MDR was open on first CoCo Cay day. And a specialty as well. 

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On 10/3/2019 at 3:38 PM, Artemus said:

I think it would be too but my wife said she wants her Sea day.

Stay on the ship. A sea day without all the people. 

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8 hours ago, BonTexasNY said:

Are the casino and shops closed while docked in CoCo Cay?  

 

Not familiar with the overnight situation, but they are closed during the day at Coco Cay.

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1 minute ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Not familiar with the overnight situation, but they are closed during the day at Coco Cay.

 

I'll bet they open. They always opened around 6pm when we stayed in Nassu till 11:59pm

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