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  1. On 5/15/2024 at 10:16 AM, Brandis said:

    As we live outside the US, they don't mail the crystal. We asked for it onboard and they gave it to us. We're at 205 points now, so will pass 210 during our next cruise. Will we be able to ask for on day 5 or 6 of that cruise or will we have to wait for another cruise?

    The block will be left on your bed during the cruise. 
    If concerned it’s worth swinging past the LA early in the cruise to check you are on the list to receive it. 



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  2. 9 hours ago, Rotnam said:

    I will ask here since support refused to do it. We booked our first RC cruise (Transatlantic) last month on the Oasis. I took 2 rooms, I setup me and my kid in one and my wife/kid in the other. I booked both, paid for both. I got the points for my room, the other points went on my wife account. Which is a waste. Emailed RC, they just reply we are out of luck cannot combine points ?. Seem stupid to me, it's not like we going to do separate cruise in future. Did anyone got in a similar situation and got it fixed ? Or we are just out of 14 points ?


    Thanks !



    You have 14 points.

    Your wife has 14 points.

    Child 1 has 14 points.

    Child 2 has 14 points. 

    No one is “out” any points. 

  3. Does anyone have details of the RCI Ravenna port to Bologna train station shuttle (I am guessing the shuttle goes to the train station and not to the airport?) - looking for departure times from the ship, the cost and if anyone has done it last year - how long the trip takes?

    Trying to work out what time train I can catch from Bolonga to Florence.


    thank you.

  4. 12 hours ago, Blue Eyed Belfast Belle said:

    I am reluctant to book via US due to not getting ABTOL/ABTA protection.


    After all the cancellations during the pandemic I was grateful to have that peace of mind that having the protection gave.

    During pandemic all trips refunded in full - the only trip I lost money on was on an airfare via TAP - so much for European protection!!


    My recent cruises which were cancelled - USA TA refunded within 24 hrs. 
    UK TA took several weeks and still haven’t actually sent me an email yet telling me the trip has been cancelled. 
    I know who I’d rather book with. 🤷‍♀️

  5. 5 hours ago, cruisegirl1 said:

    Haven’t been on Icon,  but as far as I know, Wonder  is the only CK with restrooms. 

    I didn’t know that a lady should  take a handbag to the bathroom.  Learn something new every day. Thanks. 


    You don’t take your bag so you can comb 🪮 your hair or touch up your lipstick 💄?
    Perhaps I’m a really girlie girl 👧 

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  6. 44 minutes ago, cruisegirl1 said:

    Has happened to me as well.  I've never given it a second thought. Even with access I would likely not have my purse/key with me anyway and would have to knock to be let back in. 

    Luckily Wonder has a ladies room in CK.  Problem solved. 


    Oasis didn’t. 
    Of course a lady would take her bag to the bathroom. Well, this lady does. 

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  7. 9 minutes ago, cruisegirl1 said:

    Frankly, I am never embarrassed when I have occasional  access and have to wait to be let in.     I am permitted to be there.   I'm not trying to enter a place that is off limits.  


    What is embarrassing? 


    Because when I go out to the bathroom, which is outside the CK area… I have to wait for someone to let me back in 

    Hardly dignified 

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  8. The OA TA crossing was handled very badly by the C&A team in board. 
    We are NPE ( not pinnacle enough) to be allowed into CK, however it was like a game of Chinese whispers on board. Some people said we got one free speciality coffee ( which they usually do on top heavy cruises) but others said they were getting 2pd. Never any official notification from C&A.


    Then on about the 3rd day of the cruise another whisper went around that the NPEs were going to be allowed into CK for 2 nights.  I went straight up to book, to get ahead of the rush as I ( and others) naturally expected this would be formally announced by the C&A guys at the Pin lunch. Which it wasn’t. 
    I met some other NPEs on the last day and they had no idea about the 2 day access. And boy, were they furious! 😡 


    And having to stand outside CK waiting to be let in like a poor relation is frankly embarrassing. 

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  9. Potentially more work for TAs… if I see a price drop I always first check to see if it’s the T&F which have dropped ( which you don’t get as you are locked in at the T&F price in the day you book). If this is the case then I don’t call.


    But now if it’s just one price then I don’t know if it’s a true cabin price drop or whether is a T&F drop. More work for my gal to check it out every time. 

    I do wish the total price included gratuities though! 

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  10. @pseudoware taxis in Singapore plentiful and very cheap. 
    Avoid Marina Bay Sands as huge, impersonal, and far from anything unless you like shopping centres with faux Venetian canal! 

    Recommend Telegraph Hotel right in Lau Pa Sat and easy walk to China town. 
    Scarlett is boutique hotel little closer to Chinatown. 
    DAO by Dorset is great hotel, rooms have kitchen area with washing machines - just a few mins walk further from Telegraph. 

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  11. Last time we were in Nha Trang Azamara offered a transfer there and back. X don’t seem to offer one so how easy is it to get there/back - taxi 🚕 at ports? Costs? 
    🙏 thanks 

  12. On 5/11/2024 at 9:36 AM, sgmn said:

    On a transatlantic a few years ago we came across a small boat which had run out of fuel, about a day out of The Azores.

    The crew let down a boat and ferried across some drums of fuel. They did several trips. Quite impressive operation and probably a good training opportunity for the crew. 


    I am always tempted to try the boogie boards, but never screwed up the courage at my advanced age. Did boogy boarding/ body surfing from a young child off the Cornish Atlantic coast. 

    I was on that !Navigator TA ?  

  13. 19 hours ago, rolloman said:

    I would be hesitant if I were you using a voucher in the MDR. It is hit and miss as to whether they charge you or not. If you don't mind standing in line at Guest Services to get it changed, go for it. I personally bring a drink to dinner these days to avoid the issue. 

    I’ve been on 5 cruises this year and have never had any issues using my vouchers in the MDR. Have never been charged for a drink… and yes, it’s hit or miss whether they charge you so you can sometimes get drinks without using any vouchers !  I am a little wary of this as you never know when/if they are going to register the drinks that day so I never go over the allocation and keep a record of what I have had in my head. 

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  14. 3 hours ago, Racer70 said:

    We’ll be sailing on the Oasis on June 16th with our first port in Mallorca. We planned on just doing Palma on our own & checking out the city centre, Mercat de Olivar & the old town.


    We were told you could walk into town (1 hr walk) or take a taxi or the shuttle into town for a quicker arrival.


    If you venture into town, please report back on what form of transportation you used and approximate cost. I heard the shuttles are not complimentary.

    Last November I docked at the further pier - Dique. It took me a leisurely 90 mins to stroll into town. 
    RCI shuttle was $10pp

    Local #1 bus was €3

    From memory it is a lengthy walk just to get out of the dock area until you get up the main road.  I think the #1 came into the port 

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