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Royal Caribbean Cruisers -- How Are Things Where You Are? (was "Routine" ​ 😁 ​day in lockdown... how was yours?)


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2 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

That had to be a very sad day.     Is that a maseratti that will be going inland tomorrow?   May want to get an extra early start as I suspect the traffic will be horrible with lots of people heading inland or to east coast. 

 

it’s a Porsche Panemara. Nate tells me it’s more rare but honestly I’m clueless 🤷‍♀️

my aunt and uncle’s house is about 25 mins from here and that’s where we plan to take it 🤞

 

1 hour ago, bobmacliberty said:


We’re going inland…all the way to Vancouver. Seriously, we live in a moderate flood risk area and our home sits a few feet above the flood zone. We should be OK. Hoping no one else

sees any significant damage. 
 


Basement?  In Florida???

 

by basement I mean ground level 🤣 behind the garage is an entire enclosure for a man cave and storage

 

1 hour ago, maggieq said:

So sorry you and fellow Floridians are having to go through this. 
 

Wow!  What a lovely house/neighborhood you live in!  And the cars……😊

 

if you can, please keep us posted.  

I will. Thank you!

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10 hours ago, ckrobyn said:

.I am headed on a B2B on Explorer out of Miami, leaving on November 6th 😀 Really looking forward to 14 nights onboard.

For the first time, I placed bids on higher cabin categories (I am sailing solo so I really need the extra space of a GS lol)  I am currently in a balcony (unfortunately not the same one, but a few cabins apart) for both weeks. Wondering if anyone on here has ever won their bid? I am absolutely fine in my balcony, but the waiting game gives me something to do for the next 40 sleeps before I board!

 

We won a bid an amazing 7 weeks in advance of our 8/18 sailing on Adventure.   We went from a JS to an OS with just a middle-of-the-ground bid.   We were notified just a couple of days after we placed our bid!     Hope you are successful and have a wonderful cruise.

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51 minutes ago, Tree_skier said:

Praying for all my FL friends safety.  As much I would love living in Florida it is times like these that will keep me out west.  

 

We decided to escape the heat today and headed up the mountain to Lake Arrowhead for lunch.  

 

It was gorgeous and 15° cooler up there.

 

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There's a cute little village and some really neat but expensive shops.  Heading to Longhorns for dinner back down in Rancho Cucamonga. 

I was born in FL and have lived here most of my life with 5 years in CA. In October of 1989 I was home alone with our 4 week old son when the earthquake hit during the World Series. I was terrified as everything fell out of the cabinets and later on seeing the destruction. I guess it depends what you are used to because I couldn't understand when people say they would rather be in an earthquake than a hurricane. At least we have notice and can leave.

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11 hours ago, ckrobyn said:

I cheated on Royal in late June and sailed NCL for my first cruise back since Covid started....It was incredible to be back on a ship, but I missed Royal a lot.....so.....I am headed on a B2B on Explorer out of Miami, leaving on November 6th 😀 Really looking forward to 14 nights onboard.


I'll try to keep her in one piece for you... she may have recovered from my B4B in October by then!

Assuming, of course, that I can still fly to MIA on Friday to get on her....

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10 hours ago, Luckynana said:

Question about disembarking on our cruise.  In the past, Jim and I have either driven to the Port, or had arrived with a group by bus.  Since our daughter will be picking us up, what time do you think would be the best time for us to get off the ship...would it be much less chaotic the later we disembark?  Or, do you think the passengers will be arriving for their cruise pretty much after we disembark, adding to the traffic?  Thoughts???  Alas, it's probably going to be chaotic no matter the time...sigh...


Not sure what port you're looking at, but for MIA or FLL, I'd plan on a 9:30 pickup.  Most of the mayhem seems to be from 7-9, with everyone hustling to get to the airport.  And with the earliest "arrival times" being 10:30, hopefully the next group of passengers won't be arriving yet. 

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27 minutes ago, Gardener5b said:

We won a bid an amazing 7 weeks in advance of our 8/18 sailing on Adventure.   We went from a JS to an OS with just a middle-of-the-ground bid.   We were notified just a couple of days after we placed our bid!     Hope you are successful and have a wonderful cruise.

Not lots of perks but you will love your OS , only problem with suites is you never want to go back to regular cabins, at least we didn’t.

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7 minutes ago, brillohead said:


I'll try to keep her in one piece for you... she may have recovered from my B4B in October by then!

Assuming, of course, that I can still fly to MIA on Friday to get on her....

Hoping you get to MIA this Friday!

5 minutes ago, brillohead said:


Not sure what port you're looking at, but for MIA or FLL, I'd plan on a 9:30 pickup.  Most of the mayhem seems to be from 7-9, with everyone hustling to get to the airport.  And with the earliest "arrival times" being 10:30, hopefully the next group of passengers won't be arriving yet. 

Thank you!  We're sailing out of Cape Liberty in NJ.  9:30 it is!!🥰

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Good news for today is that we got our guarantee cabin assignment for the cruise and it’s not awful 👏🏻

 

here’s a glimpse of tonight’s sunset

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We have former neighbors and friends from CO in town. They have a flight out of Orlando tomorrow afternoon…fingers crossed for their safe departure

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4 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

😂 I saw this pop up in notifications.  When I opened it up I first saw the ribs and thought what??? 😂. Then saw the Disney car.  😂.  She would love it.  Yesterday while leaving church I asked Kenzie where the car was at.   She grabbed my figure and walked me to the car.

I have a lot to catch up on.   Been busy here.  Kenzie has another new cousin.  RJ.  
I got to run again…. More later.
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We are now Great Grandparents .

It’s been awhile but you may remember my oldest daughter has taken in few few guys over the years from Rwanda while they attended college.  A few have become close. Two became like family so much that they have been 

 

 

Congratulations. Beautiful!

 

 

3 hours ago, singinalot said:

 

oh yes, it was a very hard decision for him…and very hard for him to do.

big dreams in the future, tho.

 

I vote for a Bugatti Chiron.

https://www.bugatti-broward.com/bugatti-model-comparisons/lamborghini-aventador-vs-bugatti-chiron/#:~:text=With a record-breaking top,fastest supercar in the world.

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2 hours ago, Gardener5b said:

We won a bid an amazing 7 weeks in advance of our 8/18 sailing on Adventure.   We went from a JS to an OS with just a middle-of-the-ground bid.   We were notified just a couple of days after we placed our bid!     Hope you are successful and have a wonderful cruise.

Oh wow - 7 weeks in advance of your cruise? I just found out that the RoyalUp program is handled by a 3rd party, so there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to how upgrades are awarded. Curious, were you notified by email or you just saw a new cabin # on your reservation?

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2 hours ago, ownedbypets said:

I was born in FL and have lived here most of my life with 5 years in CA. In October of 1989 I was home alone with our 4 week old son when the earthquake hit during the World Series. I was terrified as everything fell out of the cabinets and later on seeing the destruction. I guess it depends what you are used to because I couldn't understand when people say they would rather be in an earthquake than a hurricane. At least we have notice and can leave.

We lived in the foothills of San Jose during the Loma Prieta earthquake. Mike was at Moffett Field and I worked in Silicone Valley. Building I worked in you had to have a key card to get in or out of it. I’ll never forget it. I was trying to leave work when it hit. I couldn’t get out and the emergency release button wasn’t working or at least for a few minutes it wouldn’t. I freaked out.
 

Our other building that was just completed was in the same parking lot. It was all glass. All I could see was this wall of moving glass. It was scary since I thought it was going to all break out. It was amazing there wasn’t any broken outside glass. They build the buildings on rollers or something. Unbelievable how it works. I also grew up with hurricanes and I would much rather be around them. As you said you can run when necessary. My co-workers thought the opposite. They were afraid of hurricanes.

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Something I posted on the main board that happened on Sunday.

 

Got off the Allure yesterday. The ship docked in the opposite direction so they could use some cranes for work on the port side. Line was long getting off. It started past the aft elevators on deck 5 and went thru the MDR then onto the jogging track and back forward of the ship to depart. There was a crew member who was standing at the entrance of the MDR making sure no one cut in line from the side. Line was slow moving so we over heard a conversation.
 

Passenger tries to cut into the line and crew member says she has to go to the back of the line. Passenger looked back at the long line and says her group number was 5 and she has to be at the airport in 30 minutes. They are now up to group 28. Crew member told her she should have gotten up earlier. 😱  I turned to my husband thinking I didn’t hear what I just heard because no crew would ever be so bold and tell it like it is. Yep, I heard right. I was so happy she stood her ground even when the passenger kept trying to talk her way into the front of the line. Later as the line snaked around I could see her way behind us. That crew member made my day. 🥂 😁

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47 minutes ago, ReneeFLL said:

Passenger tries to cut into the line and crew member says she has to go to the back of the line. Passenger looked back at the long line and says her group number was 5 and she has to be at the airport in 30 minutes. They are now up to group 28. Crew member told her she should have gotten up earlier. 😱  I turned to my husband thinking I didn’t hear what I just heard because no crew would ever be so bold and tell it like it is. Yep, I heard right. I was so happy she stood her ground even when the passenger kept trying to talk her way into the front of the line. Later as the line snaked around I could see her way behind us. That crew member made my day. 🥂 😁


Awesome!!!

 

I can't believe that anyone would think they could get to the airport in 30 minutes if they were still on the ship and not even in line to get off.  

I can see it now: "I shouldn't have to wait in line to get off the ship because I waited too long to get off the ship," followed by, "I shouldn't have to wait in line for Customs because I waited too long to get off the ship," followed by, "I shouldn't have to wait in line to get a taxi because I waited too long to get off the ship," followed by, "I shouldn't have to wait in line to check my luggage with the airline because I waited too long to get off the ship," followed by, "I shouldn't have to wait in line to go through security because I waited too long to get off the ship."

I am so sick and tired of people not taking responsibility for their actions!

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9 hours ago, Luckynana said:

Hoping you get to MIA this Friday!

Thank you!  We're sailing out of Cape Liberty in NJ.  9:30 it is!!🥰

I agree, 9:30 would be a good pick up time at Cape Liberty.    When you walk out of the terminal stay to your right  and text her the zone number you will be at then she can just pull right up to the curb and load luggage and off you go.

Good luck with your tests today😍

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9 hours ago, singinalot said:

Good news for today is that we got our guarantee cabin assignment for the cruise and it’s not awful 👏🏻

 

here’s a glimpse of tonight’s sunset

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We have former neighbors and friends from CO in town. They have a flight out of Orlando tomorrow afternoon…fingers crossed for their safe departure

The photos are beautiful.  Is that beach area part of your development or a restaurant area?   Looks like a great place to hang out😍

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7 hours ago, ReneeFLL said:

We lived in the foothills of San Jose during the Loma Prieta earthquake. Mike was at Moffett Field and I worked in Silicone Valley. Building I worked in you had to have a key card to get in or out of it. I’ll never forget it. I was trying to leave work when it hit. I couldn’t get out and the emergency release button wasn’t working or at least for a few minutes it wouldn’t. I freaked out.
 

Our other building that was just completed was in the same parking lot. It was all glass. All I could see was this wall of moving glass. It was scary since I thought it was going to all break out. It was amazing there wasn’t any broken outside glass. They build the buildings on rollers or something. Unbelievable how it works. I also grew up with hurricanes and I would much rather be around them. As you said you can run when necessary. My co-workers thought the opposite. They were afraid of hurricanes.

We were in Fremont at the time so not that far from you.

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Seems they are going to close the Tampa Airport today at 5pm and they will be turning off some of the Power in the City of Tampa because of the storm surge.

 

They said they are doing this to save some of the equipment rather then it be under water when the power is live in those underground lines.

 

Could get 3 months of rain in the next 3 days in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Sarasota area........their average per month is usually 6 inches.

 

NFL is considering moving the Chiefs/Bucs game from Tampa to a neutral site this Sunday because of the hurricane.

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1 hour ago, singinalot said:

well, i was up from 3-6 watching the storm.

here’s the latest but we’re still going to brace for impact

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What is the nearest body of water from your house and how far from it are you?

 

You are near New Port Richey right?, so you might be better off now since prediction now is for the direct hit further South in Sarasota

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1 hour ago, singinalot said:

well, i was up from 3-6 watching the storm.

here’s the latest but we’re still going to brace for impact

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Denis Phillips is a great meteorologist!  My girlfriend who lives on Anna Maria Island got me hooked on following him, even though I live in MI!  Stay Safe!!!!

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