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Ron Don

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    Dallas, TX
  • Interests
    Golf, walking, family.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean, Holand American
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Barcelona, Fort Lauderdale

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  1. That is what we were hoping for, would have never paid $1299 for a cabana. But not to worry, everything is SOLD OUT now, still don't know how that happened, since all of the cabanas were supposed to be only bookable on the ship.
  2. We noticed today that all of the cabanas were sold out, both at Chill Island and at Oasis Lagoon. A month or so ago both were listed at $499 or so then were raised to $1299 but were only available for sale on the ship. Then like "MAGIC", they went from only available for sale on the ship to "sold out". I can only assume it has something to do with the big suites or something else. We had one of the cabanas on Labadee in February and loved the day....was hoping to do the same in Cococay, even if it was going to cost a bit more.
  3. Thank you for your replies, that was my guess the answer would be. Happy Sailing!!
  4. I have asked this question a few times of customer service and have gotten a few different answers so I thought I would ask to see if anyone has personal experience with the Luggage Valet from the Port of Miami on the Symphony. Does the Symphony have the program? I have been told yes and no, I have also been given vague answers as well by customer service like "Yes we have luggage valet out of Miami" but not specifically mentioning Symphony. If you have been on the Symphony out of the Port of Miami and have flown on American Airlines, does the Symphony have the Luggage Valet program? Just trying to get a straight answer..... Thanks in advance.
  5. What happened to the countdown clocks? It appears that they are no long functional and are not supported by Cruise Critic. I have tried to use the search function and nothing comes up, I have two clocks in my signature and they do not work and neither do anyone else's . Just wondering.
  6. That is what I am hoping for. Will make the wife happy.
  7. Hi Bob, You seem to be the "go to" for this type of information and I thank you in advance if you have the answer. I know that this question may sound trivial but I am also asking a bed placement question for a Jr. Suite for 12636. I know that the suite next door (12634) has the bed on the right as you enter the cabin. Just wondering if you know if the bed would be on the left as you enter the cabin in 12636. No pictures anywhere that I can find. It's a sleeping preference, wife likes to be close to the bathroom for nightly trips.. Thanks again,
  8. We had the pleasure of owning a horse on the Grandeur of the Seas back in the late 1990's. The trip was shortly after we enjoyed a week in New Orleans just after Marti Gras so we appropriately named it Boudreaux's Bust or something like that (as I recall), dressed it up in New Orleans regalia and had a blast for the week. Also as I recall, the horse was appropriately named, as it came in toward the end of the pack but was dressed the wonderfully, LOL. It would be great to see it come back.
  9. We did exactly the same as papaflamingo. Seemed a good amount for what we needed.
  10. Wife packs a battery powered fan every cruise. She can't sleep without it. It has never been taken. https://www.amazon.com/SkyGenius-Oscillating-Swiveling-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B07BHLJP54/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=battery+powered+bedside+fan+sleeping&qid=1558531196&s=gateway&sr=8-10
  11. We have changed our minds....just canceled our $19.95 payment we made for our Key for our upcoming cruise in September on the Symphony. We will use our D+ benefits for some of the perks of the Key and do without others. I believe we can get along just fine without it and save $280 in the process.
  12. We were recently on the Jewel, a sister ship to the Radiance, and had the same cabin as you are looking at. We went to breakfast almost every morning and met a companion couple that was cruising with us at the Windjammer Veranda. It was very quiet, relaxing, close to coffee, and not crowded. I noticed that the area that you are speaking of had some additional tables for seating and a couple of ping pong tables located there. In the morning we would seldom get a stray ping pong ball, since no one was playing. We never noticed any noise coming from above. Hope this answers your question.😎
  13. About 8 months ago, I booked a Presidential Family Suite for 8 of us. It was a family cruise for my daughter, her kids, and the grandparents. We had to break up the reservations into 2 reservations of 4, placing 2 adults and 2 children into each reservation although we were all in the same cabin. When it came to making reservations for dinner, shows, etc., it was the same thing all over, 2 reservations, multiple co-ordination over a "Royal rule" of no more than 4 people on a reservation, or something to that effect. A real pain in the *#%% getting everything coordinated. Hours spent between the TA and time personally to make sure we were at the same table at dinner, breakfast, shows, etc. You would think that if you spent a whole bunch of $$ for a trip that Royal would be able to help out.....NOT! It's been 8 months, I'm still a bit upset.
  14. We were recently on the Jewel and ate in Chops on two different occasions as well as Giovanni's twice. We noticed Officers eating at both restaurants but noticed other staff (we believed to be entertainers), at another table at each restaurant each evening. Every evening there was a small table of staff, other than officers without nametags. Did not bother us.
  15. We are just back on the Jewel, not the Radiance. It's a sister ship but the layout is the same for at least the 10th floor and so forth. We were in 1536 and it was just great as far as getting away from the noise from the Centrum and we did not notice any noise from the Solarium above. You can go to www.cruisedeckplans.com and get pictures and layouts from all of the Radiance class ships as well as all of the Royal fleet. Join for free and get on the members site and enjoy the pictures and video's of the cabins. Any of the Grand Suites are good, we love them. Enjoy!!
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