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  1. Ship - Navigator of the Seas Deck - 2 Stateroom # - 2578 Stateroom Category – Oceanview Starboard or Port Side - Port side Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) – NO!!!!! It was at the end of a long hallway, near a crew area, and underneath studio B. Studio B played loud music until past 2 am each night of our 4 night cruise. To the point where we could feel our cabin vibrate. I complained each night and was met with a snarky response. On night 3 they finally offered to move our cabin, but this was at 1am and at that point we only had that night and one other left. I was in tears that night. Also wasn't very clean. Was stateroom a connecting stateroom? - No Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. – N/A Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - N/A Was wind a problem? - No If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? -N/A Any specific problems with this cabin? - Aside from the noise, it was also at the end of a long hallway where there was only one way in and one way out, so we had a long walk to our cabin. Any other comments? - No
  2. Due to a few high readings of blood pressure my Dr put me on a low dose of a blood pressure med, an ACE inhibitor, and of course I leave Saturday for my cruise on Monday. I have an appointment to go back tomorrow because I am having some side effects (just started the med) and want to see if it is alright if I hold off until I return from my cruise, as long as I can contact Royal and make arrangements to keep my sodium as low as possible. Anyway it got me wondering about the RCI medical facilities? One of the possible side effects from my meds is a swollen face, or at worst, a tongue (which would be an emergency). Is the ship equipped to deal with things like that?
  3. Hello! Our first cruise out of Miami is coming up in June, on Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas! We have never been to Miami and I have a couple questions. A flight we are looking at leaves Fort Lauderdale at 153pm on a Friday afternoon. This flight is significantly cheaper than ones from Miami and it flies on an airline I have a rewards card for, so we won't have to check bags either. Our ship gets into port at 6am. Generally speaking, would we have enough time to disembark, get a taxi/Uber/Lyft to Fort Lauderdale airport, and make our flight? I don't know how long it takes to disembark a cruise ship these days, I have only been one one other cruise and it was on a much smaller ship that ported close to my home. Also, any ballpark ideas of how much it will cost to get to Fort Lauderdale? It is only two people, we will have one medium sized bag and two carry-on duffel types of bags, so I don't think we need an UberXL. Thank you so much in for helping out this newbie! 🙂
  4. Thanks for the advice! And...I'm from Northern VA/DC as well! Will be flying in from DCA. And thanks for the birthday wishes. It's going to be a rough one but being on a cruise ship will make it easier. 😉
  5. Hello! This June will be my 2nd cruise and first one out of the Port of Miami. I have never been outside of the airport in Miami, and this is my 40th birthday cruise. Our cruise leaves on a Monday and we wanted to fly into Miami on Saturday and hit up some restaurants/pubs and maybe take a cab to South Beach. The people we are cruising with are driving from Orlando on Sunday and staying at the Red Roof Inn. Looking at the map that looks a little far if we plan on spending a day in Miami. Does anyone have any recommendations for some relatively affordable hotels closer to the Port or even South Beach? Has anyone stayed at the Red Roof Inn? Would it be ok for a 2 night stay or is it a better one-and-done hotel? I do not need a 4 or 5 star hotel, just somewhere decently priced (looking at trying not to spend no more than $140 a night - and that is on the high end) and relatively close to downtown, if not in downtown, and in a safe area. We do not need to worry about parking as we are not renting a car. We also don't want to stay too far away from downtown where a cab/lyft will erase the savings that we would get from staying further away. Thanks for any help! Happy cruising to all. 🙂
  6. hello! I have only been on two cruises before, both on Grandeur of the Seas, and we have been lucky our cabins were towards the middle of the ship. We have booked a cruise on Mariner in June 2019 and our cabin is towards the very front, 8113. We have friends staying in cabins nearby which is the reason for the location. I have never experienced seasickness, and actually like a little bit of rocking, but I am a little concerned about it since we are so close to the front. Has anyone stayed in a very forward cabin and are able to offer some tips? The destination is the Bahamas from Port Canavarel. It is a short cruise, just 4 nights. One of our grandeur cruises was also to the Bahamas and it was in May, the roughest part of the cruise seemed to be sailed from Baltimore and also on the trip back to Baltimore.
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