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42 minutes ago, island lady said:

 

Thanks!  Feeling much better about it already.  Actually now love the idea of going from my GS cabin on Allure to GS cabin on Wonder now.  Did not know about the suite neighborhood.  Thanks for info as well! 🙂 

 

Still hoping to keep all three legs in same cabin, hopefully if they transfer us before opening up to general booking...we should be able to make it happen.  And contrary to what "some types" may think...having to switch cabins to me is a PIA.  Have done both, and found keeping same cabin frees you up on turnaround day.  Since this is for four weeks...I like the idea of staying put.  😉  It is a personal decision.  If I have to move...so be it...not the end of the world.  But not what I booked originally.  

 

Plus keeping same cabin, we always let our cabin attendant know to not bother with doing turnaround service for us, which they are very grateful for...makes their day go by faster. 

 

Will post when I find out.  

 

 

 

 

 

I've done a lot of reading about Wonder in the last day.  Sounds great.  I'd think that they can book you in the same cabin for the duration since ALL GSs are located in a completely different area.  Anyone in a GS must move to a new location so Royal should be able to juggle who goes where to meet your need. 

 

Here are the deck plans for decks 17 and 18...the new Suite Neighborhood.

 

Deck 17, all GS

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And deck 18 with the lofted suites forward, and the single story OS aft.

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The SL, CK, and new Suite Sun Deck all face aft now, above the WJ.  Here are a few artist's renderings of the new Suite Sun Deck, stolen from Lloyd's Wonder Blocks are in the House thread, and originally from some press center photos.

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9 hours ago, ReneeFLL said:

I think I just felt an earthquake. 🤔  We are 2.5 hours late leaving Nassau. I'm guessing they just started the engines and I have never felt or heard a shaking and rattle like this before.

That would be a little disconcerning. I hope everything turns out ok.

 

 

 

3 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Thank you.

 

The mother of my DIL (I really don't know how to call her, what's the "term" in English) just phoned in tears -- a lot of people are cancelling their arrival to the wedding (due Sunday evening), and she's so sorry for her daughter

 

I feel bad for her. I had a friend that had a bunch of people cancel last minute coming to wedding. Ended up costing them thousands in food and drink wasted for the no shows.

 

 

1 hour ago, island lady said:

 

I was told it will be October before they get this transferred over.  My worry is trying to keep all three legs (four weeks) in same cabin.  😮 

Got my fingers crossed for you that it all works out.

 

 

1 hour ago, singinalot said:

 

here ya go!

Love your thread. Btw, what program did you make your schedule in? It looks better format wise than the one I created in "word."

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

Thanks I will have to look into google sheets. I love the way you are so organized. Cheers to you.

 

If you're more of a Microsoft Office guy than a Google guy, you can do something very similar with OneNote.  You can embed Excel spreadsheets in a OneNote page.

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1 hour ago, Sunshine3601 said:

That stinks!    How is the airfare?  

 

We are booked to do a b2b on Grandeur out of Barbados for beginning of February and keep receiving emails of flight changes and then saw new health protocols set by Barbados end of August that are making us consider cancelling and just drive to NJ port and do one of the 9 or 11 night sailings on Anthem.

January 20 Anthem!

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13 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

If you're more of a Microsoft Office guy than a Google guy, you can do something very similar with OneNote.  You can embed Excel spreadsheets in a OneNote page.

I have office but I haven't used it much so It takes me longer to figure things out. I've never used Excel and when I tried I got lost real quick. Funny how I can figure out complex video and photo programs but I can't figure out business software. I guess I would make a lousy accountant.

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On 9/14/2021 at 7:44 PM, bobmacliberty said:

I'd really love to switch to a mirrorless, and the Sonys look fantastic.  They still have a head start advantage over both Canon and Nikon in the mirrorless category.  BUT...I feel locked into Canon with my glass investment, especially the 70-200 2.8.  I could always sell what I've got and start over I guess.  The Canon R6 also looks very nice but a little pricey for my skill level and amount of use and $500 more than the A7R III. The A7R III hits the sweet spot nicely.  Decisions, decisions.

 

@Sea Dog

 

Speaking of cameras --

 

DH [background in optic instruments] has spent many hours in the last year looking for his "dream camera" [he now has a Nikon D7100, with a very good lenses, but heavy].

 

His latest list --

 

Fuji [all crop] : XT3, XT4, XT30, XT200, XS10

 

Nikon: Z50 [crop], FF - Z5, Z6II, Z7II

 

Sony: A6600

 

Canon: EOS RP

 

Olympus: OM-D E-M10 Mark IV 4/3

 

In red: the 2 "front runners" as of now 😉

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@dani negreanu Those are all great cameras. You can't go wrong with any of them. Out of the two in red the Fuji has a higher sensor resolution at 26.1 to Nikon's 20.9 which translates to the more megapixels the better resolution. Looks like the Fuji also has image stabilization which is good in low light light situations where you have to open up the iris and have longer shutter times. I've always been a Nikon or Sony guy and do not have experience with the Fuji but I know they make great cameras and this one looks really good.

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2 hours ago, Ocean Boy said:

Southwest opened its schedule for January. Terrible flights from Providence to FLL. This has never been an issue before. Just one more reason to consider cancelling.🤨

The flights for April, 2020 were just as bad schedule wise and the cost was just as much.  I took a hit of over $1400 for our two flights this morning, PVD-FLL for our Symphony cruise and realized I didn't purchase the EB. We have traveled with the same family for 12 years (different one than the BI family, LOL) who have a junior now in HS.  That kid has cost us thousands of extra dollars in airfare.  LOL. 

 

Adding salt to the wound is the fact that I am currently sitting on $1600 of SW credit due to expire between 12/8 and 1/8/22. I tried to use the credit last December for a trip to Aruba in January.  That was doomed when they announced 10 days prior to departure that one needed a covid test before returning to the US.  Of course I could not leave the dog for potentially 3 weeks if both of us tested positive. 

 

I am going to a) try to find a dog  sitter who knows the ins and outs of a dog with IVDD and is available to administer drugs 3 times a day.  B) is to call and beg that SW extends the travel date.  I also need to book airfare for our February cruise.  I didn't even bother looking for that this morning.  I was too busy trying to get the balance of my credit for the price drop that occurred Tuesday night.

 

Wish me luck!

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1 hour ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

If you're more of a Microsoft Office guy than a Google guy, you can do something very similar with OneNote.  You can embed Excel spreadsheets in a OneNote page.

I use excel for the finances, packing lists and itinerary myself.  I have Onenote on my desktop but haven't bother looking at it.  Guess I will take and look and see if the two work better for me than using word for notes and then excel for finances/itinerary/packing.  Sounds like a better option.

 

Thanks!

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35 minutes ago, Sheal said:

The flights for April, 2020 were just as bad schedule wise and the cost was just as much.  I took a hit of over $1400 for our two flights this morning, PVD-FLL for our Symphony cruise and realized I didn't purchase the EB. We have traveled with the same family for 12 years (different one than the BI family, LOL) who have a junior now in HS.  That kid has cost us thousands of extra dollars in airfare.  LOL. 

 

Adding salt to the wound is the fact that I am currently sitting on $1600 of SW credit due to expire between 12/8 and 1/8/22. I tried to use the credit last December for a trip to Aruba in January.  That was doomed when they announced 10 days prior to departure that one needed a covid test before returning to the US.  Of course I could not leave the dog for potentially 3 weeks if both of us tested positive. 

 

I am going to a) try to find a dog  sitter who knows the ins and outs of a dog with IVDD and is available to administer drugs 3 times a day.  B) is to call and beg that SW extends the travel date.  I also need to book airfare for our February cruise.  I didn't even bother looking for that this morning.  I was too busy trying to get the balance of my credit for the price drop that occurred Tuesday night.

 

Wish me luck!

JetBlue has some decent flights out of BDL. I don't love the extra driving time compared to PVD but that may have to be my option.

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1 hour ago, Sea Dog said:

@dani negreanu Those are all great cameras. You can't go wrong with any of them. Out of the two in red the Fuji has a higher sensor resolution at 26.1 to Nikon's 20.9 which translates to the more megapixels the better resolution. Looks like the Fuji also has image stabilization which is good in low light light situations where you have to open up the iris and have longer shutter times. I've always been a Nikon or Sony guy and do not have experience with the Fuji but I know they make great cameras and this one looks really good.

 

Dani - If your husband likes detailed technical reviews, I would suggest that he reads about these cameras on a web site called Imaging Resource.  They do a good job of reviewing most cameras in great detail.  Here are the reviews for the 2 models that you list in red.

Fujifilm X-S10 Review (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Z50 Review (imaging-resource.com)

 

I'd also advise him not to worry too much about pixel resolution.  Both have enough megapixels to print out a large photo to hang on your wall with excellent quality.  Unless you are doing commercial photography, at some point, more pixels just means larger file sizes that require more storage space and more computing horsepower to process.

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6 hours ago, dani negreanu said:

 

Thank you.

 

The mother of my DIL (I really don't know how to call her, what's the "term" in English) just phoned in tears -- a lot of people are cancelling their arrival to the wedding (due Sunday evening), and she's so sorry for her daughter.

 

We rented an apartment for the night after the wedding (15 min travel time from the wedding venue), along with our DS2 and our in laws. It's an additional expense, but it's the only family we got....

 

Sad for the Bride to not have many of her friends/relatives attending.

Smart move, renting an apartment for after the Wedding.  We almost always stay in a hotel after attending a Wedding, etc.

4 hours ago, island lady said:

 

Thanks..indeed waiting for RCI to get the transfer done.  If it works out OK...I may have just scored on this.  Brand new ship...price protected.  😉 

If it works out, which it more than likely will,🤞it will be "Such a Deal"!😁

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10 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Good evening.

It has been a lovely day today with a high of 77°F.

I have had a problem posting the last few days.

We had a nice meal last night and lunch today.

Take care 

Graham.

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Why does your food always look so appetizing? Makes me want to fly over just to have lunch with you and Pauline!

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3 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

I've done a lot of reading about Wonder in the last day.  Sounds great.  I'd think that they can book you in the same cabin for the duration since ALL GSs are located in a completely different area.  Anyone in a GS must move to a new location so Royal should be able to juggle who goes where to meet your need. 

 

Here are the deck plans for decks 17 and 18...the new Suite Neighborhood.

 

Deck 17, all GS

image.png.11a758b246c212e85f9d8802185af2f8.png

 

And deck 18 with the lofted suites forward, and the single story OS aft.

image.png.8de2b23d2ab697e9ae89c4c7850cf4de.png

 

 

The SL, CK, and new Suite Sun Deck all face aft now, above the WJ.  Here are a few artist's renderings of the new Suite Sun Deck, stolen from Lloyd's Wonder Blocks are in the House thread, and originally from some press center photos.

1631721789_RCI-WN-BGSI-SuiteSundeck-View2-200320-RET-CMYK.jpg

 

1631721879_RCI-WN-BGSI-SuiteSundeck-View1-200320-RET-CMYK.jpg

 

1631721215_RCI-WN-CGI04-SuiteSunDeck-RET-V1-CMYK.thumb.jpg.484b87f36aee20d47d808d3107f3008c.jpg

 

 

 

That looks fantastic!  Thank you so much for posting this.  I am really happy about the whole transfer now.  Very exciting!  🙂 

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26 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

I'd also advise him not to worry too much about pixel resolution.  Both have enough megapixels to print out a large photo to hang on your wall with excellent quality.  Unless you are doing commercial photography, at some point, more pixels just means larger file sizes that require more storage space and more computing horsepower to process.

So what would you say is the minimum megapixel number you would find acceptable?

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24 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

They do a good job of reviewing most cameras in great detail. 

Good advise.

 

24 minutes ago, bobmacliberty said:

I'd also advise him not to worry too much about pixel resolution.  Both have enough megapixels to print out a large photo to hang on your wall with excellent quality.  Unless you are doing commercial photography, at some point, more pixels just means larger file sizes that require more storage space and more computing horsepower to process.

While I agree with you as my Nikon D3300 still takes great pictures at 12mp, I still look for the best possible resolution to make resizing and editing look better. I admit I’m a resolution hog.

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4 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

January 20 Anthem!

Ohhh - that would me nice to meet you and Charlie.     We were looking at switching to either 1.20 or 1.31 on Anthem for the 11 nighter.   We really like the itinerary, especially love St. Maarten and Antigua and we have not yet made it on a cruise to San Juan yet.  

 

Pretty sure we are going to cancel our Oasis 9.26 sailing and just be happy with going to LBI for the month of October.     

 

I wonder if I can move funds from the Oasis sailing and combine the funds from our Grandeur Barbados sailing to use for a nice suite on Anthem sailing in January.     that would really confuse the phone rep. 😁

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4 hours ago, bobmacliberty said:

 

I've done a lot of reading about Wonder in the last day.  Sounds great.  I'd think that they can book you in the same cabin for the duration since ALL GSs are located in a completely different area.  Anyone in a GS must move to a new location so Royal should be able to juggle who goes where to meet your need. 

 

Here are the deck plans for decks 17 and 18...the new Suite Neighborhood.

 

 

1631721215_RCI-WN-CGI04-SuiteSunDeck-RET-V1-CMYK.thumb.jpg.484b87f36aee20d47d808d3107f3008c.jpg

 

 

That is really cool seating with legs in water like wading by the pool.     This whole area looks amazing.     I wonder if all these perfect looking people are here on CC too😂

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