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  1. That’s what I am thinking too. That they change my existing booking on the Spectrum to the new Wonder of the Seas to Japan on 5/30/2020. We (and my group of 21 people) booked the first week the itinerary came out. The prices were unbelievable good. I will have to wait and see what Royal will change is to, assuming that is what this code Red is referring too.
  2. May 30, 2021. It was supposed to be out of Shanghai to Japan for 7 nights
  3. I think that they will replace Spectrum with Wonder for our cruise to Japan out of Shanghai. Now I wonder if the itinerary will be the same. I am disappointed because I wanted to try a Quantum class ship. We’ll see what they come up with.
  4. This explains why my sailing for May 2021 is now on hold and like the RCL Rep said “code red” for possible redeployment, I guess I will have to wait and see what happens to my booking.
  5. Thankfully I am already booked but RCL has stopped all bookings for our sailing in May 2021. They said it was coded red and alerted for possible redeployment. What does that mean? A possible change in itinerary? Different ship?
  6. This is on Spectrum of the Seas, cabin 7250. First time booking a single cabin as DH and child are staying home. The rest of my extended family is coming along so I won’t be by myself. Can’t wait!!!
  7. Does anyone when this week the itinerary sailings for Summer 2021 the cruises out of China will come out? They said this week but nothing so far today.
  8. This week is when they said that the Asia (first phase) itinerary sailings come out for 2021 and 2022. I checked today and nothing yet. Maybe tomorrow.
  9. I’ve been looking for an interior cabin without the screen and can not find it. Is this now the new standard for the Quantum class ships?
  10. I have been to China before on a land tour and it was amazing! This time we want to go in a cruise to Japan with a group of family and friends.
  11. I see that in a few weeks the China schedule deployment will come out. However I see that it says “phase 1.” Any idea on what that could mean? I am hoping to book for Summer 2021 out of Shanghai/Hong Kong to Japan.
  12. You are right, they are forward cabins. At the very front of the ship. From the pictures I’ve seen not all of those cabins have the pole. But I don’t know which ones do and which ones don’t. Again I’d be going on the Spectrum, if that makes a difference.
  13. I was looking at cabins 11101, 11510, and such from decks 8-11 that are on the corners of the Aft of the Quantum class ships. These are oceanview cabins that appear to have a lot more space than even a regular balcony cabin. What can you tell me about them? Any downside? I heard some of them might have a pole going through the middle of the cabin. Don’t know which ship or deck this applies to. I am planning on booking one of these cabins for 3 people on the Spectrum of the Seas out of Shanghai to Japan.
  14. RCL was our first choice since we are most familiar with this line as diamond members. My next choice was Celebrity: not available for the Summer in Asia. Princess was similar and their itineraries are 15+ days, for which we cannot do as we all work. I have a feeling many retirees go on that line. NCL has terrible reviews. The rest are the higher tier line like Azamara which will be prohibited in price to 99% of the people in our group.
  15. Ive looked but they don’t sail to that area in the Summer. With kids, that’s the timeframe we must adhere to.
  16. Oh boy.... One of the reviews state: ”it took two hours thirty minutes to get on ship ,as people where jumping queues and removing barriers,we where literally pushed out of way,food was rubbish ,we eat off classic menu every night for eight days.windjammer was a no go area ,as chinese would again push you out of the way ,tables not cleared ,nowhere at all to sit.coughing up phlegm was a everyday scenario , with some even spitting on carpeted floors.”
  17. My husband and I have been on many, many cruises. We just came back a few months ago from our second Mediterranean cruise with relatives and friends (18 of us). This same group agreed on a cruise to Japan Summer 2021. The itinerary had not been released but I think is safe to assume it will be on the Spectrum. Which DH is excited about because it’s a new ship. However reading the reviews on the Spectrum and the Quantum, which was previously on this route, I am worried, very worried. DH and I have been to China and Thailand before and we loved it. Never an issue. We also stay at high end hotels and hire private guides to take us around. So I think we are prepared on what to expect. But the reviews are terrible! They most talk about the quality of the food and selection, rude and loud passengers and the unacceptable entertainment. Even the lack of announcements in English. I understand that this sailing is geared towards the Chinese market, which is fine. I am mostly concerned that it’s not just the usual two or three bad reviews but it’s 85% of the reviews are bad. I looked into escorted land tours but those pack 40 people in a group and we don’t like their hotel options. Not to mention we have 2 young teens that will be bored to death. Another reason why I thought this new ship would be great for them. Thoughts?
  18. I have and in fact I’ve seen it for even less than the ocean view windows. But I wonder if DH would be so annoyed with the obstruction that he might appreciate the extra space instead.
  19. I am strongly considering this sailing with my family, relatives and friends for Summer 2021. I’ve been to China before with DH and we loved it. Now want to go to Japan. I’ve read all the online reviews and they are very mixed. Hopefully by the time we go they’ve would worked out the kinks.
  20. Looking at the Anthem of the seas for 3 people (2 adults and a teen) what do you think would be best: an inside virtual balcony cabin or a corner spacious ocean view window (11110)?
  21. The JW is gorgeous. Highly recommend it
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