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  1. LOL Or it's like most of us, we stalk this site for updates, excitement before we cruise and afterwards in the letdown of it all being over it takes a while to want to rush back to the site πŸ™‚
  2. RCCL should have a "Winner" wall somewhere on the ship where they post a couple event photos and the top 3 teams/entrants from that event - and limit it to just a handful of events, but maybe have a "highest points" board for trivia, etc, but I think it may take some extra work to man, but I expect guests would thrilled to "make the wall" and then they can take photos of themselves next to their picture/name/whatever! Marginal costs, could be consistent across ships, etc. Or just stick to the medals, those are fun while on board and easily identifiable/conversation starters on board and can be hung or flung after the cruise!
  3. Love this! 11 year vegan here, know the travel struggles but am also a cool vegan - just hope you all have an amazing trip! I love the Liberty! Can't wait to follow along!
  4. We have Global Entry and Clear so if the airport has both it makes security a non-issue. But we have seen other issues that are time-sucks - checking a bag can often have a long line, printing boarding pass if kiosks are down, etc. That said, I've made flights like the one mentioned with time to spare, albeit stressful! We do always want to try to get home as quickly as possible to our pups, so we'll often risk it. We haven't ever missed one, but of all the ones we've taken, only 1 or 2 were risky, we usually try for after 11AM. Also while Global Entry and TSA-Pre both should get you in the TSA-Pre security line, the Global Entry folks told us with Global Entry you are considered a KNOWN traveler and are less likely to ever get bumped from a flight if it's overbooked.
  5. We went to Quest on the last cruise because we had a new cruiser in our group and my youngest hadn't ever been either since he'd been too young on previous cruises - they had a blast but my husband and I (who have the medals from our Quest wins of the past lol) said likely if we don't skip it on our next cruise we'll be grabbing on of those high top tables at the top to just watch. My knees aren't a fan of getting up every time that song comes on anymore lol! All my kids are young adults now and my older 2 have significant others who have not yet cruised so I expect we still have a few more to attend more passively. Now on Carnival, I think my girls are scarred from watching us compete πŸ™‚
  6. Awesome, thank you so very much for posting this!! And sorry for the runaround you all got, the steamed veggies have nothing on them, I lived off them many years back when they were my only options lol (been vegan 11 years).
  7. I agree, this is unfortunate for the OP but you should always check travel docs (plane, train, cruise, etc) as soon as you get them for accuracy and any information you may not expect as you typically always have 24 hours to cancel without penalty.
  8. Individual shelf stable chocolate soymilk landed us there one cruise - they were certain there was something more nefarious in the bag when I showed them the only liquid was soy milk. Eventually they let me go with all contents. I appreciated the experience though as it was amusing to see what others had attempted to bring on. My daughter though was not amused, it was her bag I was retrieving πŸ™‚
  9. Yes, done it many times, even when my kids were younger. Booked it that way (by calling in) or swapped rooms/occupants at check-in. You can also get a spare "key" just to open the room too if you want to ensure you can access their room!
  10. Still bummed we didn't have a 2020 cruise on the books yet to try and snag this deal too πŸ™‚ It really seems too that while a good # who booked the deal recognized the deal because it was so cheap, I expect also a good number would never have booked the DBP at "prevailing rates" and won't really cost Royal any money. Now I'm just hopeful the "prevailing rates" still go as low as the $4Xs and I'll try to still find that a bargain when I book πŸ™‚
  11. Great review and love the photos - especially those around the ship with your daughter in her pointes! πŸ™‚ I would have come to see the show too, thank you so much for sharing!
  12. Awesome, so glad you had a great time, and thank you for the pictures, that balcony looks terrific!
  13. Bingo used to be a highlight of a trip, won a few times which kept me coming back, but now these machines make me not want to anymore. I spent more overall on Bingo doing it multiple times when it was cheaper to play - this past cruise I played once to do it and realized I didn't have the same enjoyment anymore at the cost outlay!
  14. Agreed! Heck I had a hard enough time with TSA/Customs when I had a passport that had been updated but only referenced the new name in a one printed line on the back page so every time I was questioned why the names didn't match and when I told them to check the last page they thought somehow I was duping them. I was so happy when I just renewed my passport to the correct name!
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