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21 minutes ago, Preziosa said:

The dailies is not Easy to Read. Are there shows in the theater, icescating shows and water shows

I put it on my phone and enlarged it, which helps a little bit.  🙂

 

There is a headliner showtime with a ventriloquist - the vaccinated on Deck 4 and the unvaccinated on Deck 5, above them.  

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26 minutes ago, Preziosa said:

The dailies is not Easy to Read. Are there shows in the theater, icescating shows and water shows

I open them on my MacBook in a separate window, I can zoom in, easy to read.  I'm only 58 though.  😄

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26 minutes ago, The sea calls my name said:

I thought it was just my Senior Citizen eyes.  Although I can't read them, I think her for taking the time to post them.

Sorry! I'll try my best to repost later!

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1 hour ago, flamingos said:

I put it on my phone and enlarged it, which helps a little bit.  🙂

 

There is a headliner showtime with a ventriloquist - the vaccinated on Deck 4 and the unvaccinated on Deck 5, above them.  

Now doesn't that make perfect sense, put them up above us so the virus can filter down on us! HA  Wouldn't it make more sense to put Vaxd up above since chance of us having it are almost nil?

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When I double click on the photo it enlarges and my computer will enlarge further, if I still have trouble, I use my large magnifying glass and I can read it all.

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First and foremost, have a great cruise and I know we all appreciate your offer to gather and pass on information.  As such, anything I mention is with the understanding that you're on vacation so no worries if it doesn’t work out.  We will be B2B in a couple of weeks on the Allure.  It's our first time on an Oasis class ship with 6 cancelations in a row with 4 of the 6 being due to NON Covid reasons and non by our hand.  We are fully vaccinated and it’s just the 2 of us.

 

My main questions center around the shows and dining.  Specifically how and when were you able to make show reservations?  We are contemplating the all inclusive specialty dining package for the 2nd week and wondering how this might work out from a reservation standpoint.  If we do it I’m hoping we can do a specialty restaurant for lunch on transition day and get in to all the best options at least once in the 6-7 pm time frame during the week.  If you get a chance and it’s convenient to ask anyone who might know and then post it, I’d be eternally grateful.  I understand the information and process might change, just looking for the best info possible at this juncture.  My last thought would be that we’re in a Junior Suite so any information on getting into Coastal Kitchen in that situation.

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1 hour ago, BecciBoo said:

Now doesn't that make perfect sense, put them up above us so the virus can filter down on us! HA  Wouldn't it make more sense to put Vaxd up above since chance of us having it are almost nil?

Hahaha...  I'm assuming the unvaxed are in the upper level since there would be less of them than the vaxed passengers especially with the social distancing seating.  You make a good point though...lol.

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I wrote up something about our first day and it didn't looks like it didn't post! Ugh! I'll try recap quickly. 1700 people onboard. Feels very empty in a good way. Staff very happy to have passengers and we brought our cabin attendant a care package of toiletries and he was SO moved. Highly recommend doing so if you can. Masks need to be worn in general spaces though it is so worth it to have a ship to yourself like this! Activities seems a little more limited than usually but I noticed they just added more to the planner so we'll see how the week progresses. We weren't able to book entertainment for this cruise pre-cruise and it seems to all be taken now so heads up to get on that. Casino was awesome on first night, no wait for tables.

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Thanks for taking the time to give us all the info.  Really appreciate it!!

 

This cruise is vaxxed for everyone 12+ right?  It seems like a large amount of unvaxxed venues to accommodate only the 11 and under group.  Or am I understanding that incorrectly?  Are there a lot of kids that look 11 and under on board?

 

I'm guessing the Coastal Kitchen is for everyone (in a suite that is) so masks required?  I guess they have to allow for kids in suites.

 

No masks required in casino?  My husband will be so excited.

 

Wow - 1700!!  People ask me why I would cruise if I have to mask.   Once I tell them my reasons they say that makes a lot of sense.  

   1. Masking will be minimal and worth the hassle to have such low capacity!

   2.  What other public can I be in such a highly vaxxed percentage of people and   

         where they had to test negative at least at the beginning?  Pretty safe 

         environment.

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22 minutes ago, cindivan said:

Thanks for taking the time to give us all the info.  Really appreciate it!!

 

This cruise is vaxxed for everyone 12+ right?  It seems like a large amount of unvaxxed venues to accommodate only the 11 and under group.  Or am I understanding that incorrectly?  Are there a lot of kids that look 11 and under on board?

 

I'm guessing the Coastal Kitchen is for everyone (in a suite that is) so masks required?  I guess they have to allow for kids in suites.

 

No masks required in casino?  My husband will be so excited.

 

Wow - 1700!!  People ask me why I would cruise if I have to mask.   Once I tell them my reasons they say that makes a lot of sense.  

   1. Masking will be minimal and worth the hassle to have such low capacity!

   2.  What other public can I be in such a highly vaxxed percentage of people and   

         where they had to test negative at least at the beginning?  Pretty safe 

         environment.

There are the fewest kids I've ever seen on a cruise even going by percentage of passengers. I do think it's extremely odd they didn't change more of the venues to vaccinated once the rules changed for everyone over 12 but I imagine it's due to it changing only four or five days before our sailing? They are even still checking for the vaccinated bracelet when you walk into those venues which I don't understand. Maybe just for training? Casino is no masks. 

 

I'm not in a suite so I can't answer suite questions but if anyone wants to call royal and get me upgraded to one I'd be happy to give you a full play by play 🤣😉

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31 minutes ago, g8rchick said:

Masks need to be worn in general spaces though it is so worth it to have a ship to yourself like this!

 

That's exactly my thinking right now. With the Sept. 5 sailing of Oasis of the Seas being the return-to-service sailing and with masks now being required in most places, we were leaning toward cancelling and awaiting better conditions. Then I saw mention about reduced capacity in another thread here. It made me think of times I went to Disneyland or even Dollywood when they closed down the part just for us ~5,000 attendees of a computer conference. It was such a blast going through there, enjoying the rides, and not having throngs of people bumping into you all the time.

 

For that reason, I'm far more interested in going on this sailing now, even if I have to wear a mask indoors at times.

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1 hour ago, BecciBoo said:

Now doesn't that make perfect sense, put them up above us so the virus can filter down on us! HA  Wouldn't it make more sense to put Vaxd up above since chance of us having it are almost nil?

Deck Five seating is a lot less than Deck Four. I guess it made sense to them to put the larger audience where there are the most seats.

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45 minutes ago, g8rchick said:

We weren't able to book entertainment for this cruise pre-cruise and it seems to all be taken now so heads up to get on that. 

Were you able to book it from the app?

 

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51 minutes ago, philps said:

I heard from staff that people where not allowed to board due to the fact they got their covid test more than 3 days before cruise. 

Oh my! I would be so upset. We leave on Allure Sunday and booked our Covid test for Thursday. Ugh. 

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52 minutes ago, g8rchick said:

I wrote up something about our first day and it didn't looks like it didn't post! Ugh! I'll try recap quickly. 1700 people onboard. Feels very empty in a good way. Staff very happy to have passengers and we brought our cabin attendant a care package of toiletries and he was SO moved. Highly recommend doing so if you can. Masks need to be worn in general spaces though it is so worth it to have a ship to yourself like this! Activities seems a little more limited than usually but I noticed they just added more to the planner so we'll see how the week progresses. We weren't able to book entertainment for this cruise pre-cruise and it seems to all be taken now so heads up to get on that. Casino was awesome on first night, no wait for tables.

That never crossed my mine about toiletries for the staff. I would love to do that, what should I put in the package?

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53 minutes ago, g8rchick said:

. Staff very happy to have passengers and we brought our cabin attendant a care package of toiletries and he was SO moved. 

Can you be more specific as to the needs of the crew?

 

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3 minutes ago, mavo68 said:

Oh my! I would be so upset. We leave on Allure Sunday and booked our Covid test for Thursday. Ugh. 

Thursday will be fine according to RCI's web site. They go by days, not hours and Thursday is 3 days before Sunday so no worries!

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59 minutes ago, philps said:

We are in a suite. Coastal kitchen is as great as always. 
ship is in great shape. 

 

Is the suite lounge still open during the day, with free bottled water, beer and wine?  

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20 minutes ago, DeanD said:

Were you able to book it from the app?

 

I'm sorry if I double.post, I feel like my responses keep disappearing. For our sailing we were not about to book entertainment until onboard but once onboard, yes through the app. In fact a lot of things are through the app now, including the dining menus. It's come a long way since we last sailed. They also are charging $1.99 a day to message through the app which was free last time we sailed. 

 

Yes to whomever asked about the show, it's Mama Mia.

 

They gave us Vax bracelets AND separate tracelets we are supposed to wear all the time. All buffets are manned. Trying to think of any other little things to share...oh 8 people max at a dinner table.  I wrote that before but I think it was in my post that didn't go through? Or I've taken advantage of my beverage package too much at this point to remember lol

 

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