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  1. Got this today 2/2 at 2 PM!!! For our Brilliance out of Tampa 5 nt cruise sailing TOMORROW 2/3. So it seems a reaction to the Sunday US Federal travel restrictions but it is not exactly timely! I thought they would not have a way to find out how people got to the port but it seems they have their ways ABOUT YOUR UPCOMING TRAVELS Dear Guest, We’re looking forward to welcoming you aboard! Before you embark on our adventure, we have some important information to share with you. After consultation with medical experts and public health authorities, we’ve decided that regardless of nationality, any guest or crewmember traveling from, to, or through mainland China or Hong Kong less than 15 days prior to their sailing will be unable to board any of our ships. We regret to have to do this, but due to the recent increase of coronavirus cases around the world, this precaution will help avoid the spread of this virus. We take this very seriously and have a responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy environment onboard our ships, as well as in the ports we visit. Additionally, we’ve tightened our secondary health screening requirements and the following guests will need to undergo extra screenings to ensure safety at the cruise terminal: Guests or crewmembers that have been in contact with individuals that have traveled from, to, or through mainland China or Hong Kong in the last 15 days. Anyone that holds a Chinese or Hong Kong passport - regardless of when they were there last. Anyone that feels unwell or demonstrates flu-like symptoms. While these measures are conservative, our responsibility is to reduce the spread of coronavirus, in an effort to keep our ships safe and to ensure you are able to enjoy your time with us. If you or someone in your stateroom has traveled from, to, or through mainland China or Hong Kong, please contact your Travel Advisor immediately, or contact us at 1-800-256-6649 or visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com/contactus for your local Royal Caribbean International office phone number. Your vacation and your health are very important to us, so in an abundance of caution, we’ve taken numerous proactive steps to maintain high health standards onboard our ships. This includes: Thoroughly sanitizing the cruise ship terminal before and after every sailing, Special sanitizing of high traffic areas onboard multiple times a day, Adding extra medical staff on each sailing, Providing complimentary consultations with medical experts for all guests & crew, Plus, the Captain will make two daily announcements during your cruise reminding everyone of how to stay healthy onboard. And, you can do your part too! To ensure we all have an enjoyable cruise, here are some important tips to help keep you healthy and prevent colds, flus, and stomach viruses – both onboard and on land. After using the bathroom and before any meal or snack (it’s a cruise; we know there’s lots of that), make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If you happen to sneeze, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue (or with your upper sleeve). Avoid sneezing or coughing into your hands or without covering your nose and mouth. Use hand sanitizer as often as possible. Rub the gel thoroughly, and in-between your fingers, until your hands are dry. And remember, if you don’t feel well while you’re onboard, it’s imperative that you immediately visit our medical facility on Deck 2 for a complimentary checkup. Our onboard doctors and nurses are always ready to assist. Your safety and wellbeing are always our top priorities, but we also want you to have an amazing time. Stay clean, stay healthy, stay happy! Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Sincerely,
  2. Btw we are on Rhapsody 12-7 cruise. Bill gets off for 2 months on 12-14 replaced by ? One of his staff thought “ David “ ?. Bill returns after that through transatlantic. Bill is better than Mr. Sweet Caroline & Tonight Tonight Rob McNally on Brilliance transatlantic imo
  3. That is right you pay. Maybe that is the difference!!
  4. Thanks very much for this information. I wanted to find out what people had experienced! It is interesting that Regent doesn't provide much info on this on their site or at least it is not obvious - like the Barbados bit. we have over a year to sort it out! WHEW. Merry Christmas
  5. Oh everyone you have been so extremely helpful!! THANK YOU THANK YOU...So we booked the April 2021 Navigator South America/Amazon! Took the plunge. Are also Thinking about the fall on the Mariner too even though its the same ports as we just love round trip Miami and there are not many of those (we live a 1/2 day drive away).... One last question to all you experienced RSS ers...did you get that Yellow Fever Vaccine if you went to Brazil? I read "limited availability in the US" when I consulted various health sites and am not sure when you actually take it (how long before the trip) MANY MANY THANKS. Well you think 34 days will drag on, what about one year plus!!! HEE HEE. MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL POSTERS!
  6. Thank you everyone for all the wonderful advice. There is nothing like hearing this stuff from fellow travelers who do not have a profit incentive to share! So better than any brochure but...I did try to find this elsewhere and the company simply does not publish this. If they cannot even maintain good wifi from what I have read, why would the "user manual to the ship experience" be forthcoming I ask you! Nonetheless we booked a 2021 cruise on SS Navigator!
  7. I am going to completely sound ignorant but - what is a named suite?? Penthouse A B & C or?? Sorry to be dumb!
  8. So if you want more then one on a long cruise (but not Grand Voyage) what do you do and is it even possible ? Thanks!
  9. Hi There . We have been on many Royal cruises and 1 Azamara and are now thinking we could splash out for Regent and are comparing.. What worries us are: will we never get more than one night in the speciality restaurants on a long 25 day South america cruise in 2021 (Navigator and Mariner go out of Miami) ? Did you feel you lost out because you paid the same fare as someone who got the business class free when you did not need to use it? (We sort of thought we would)You seemed the one to ask on this front ? Did you feel it was a class system with the higher priced suite occupants getting a preference over others? Did you like the shows and musical experience? Could you get speciality restaurant food in the Compass Rose (like you can with some entrees at Royal? Sorry for the barrage. Its so expensive we want to be sure 🙂 Happy Holidays too!
  10. Azamara has a similar sized ship and no problems with their internet this year. So it is Regent being cheap. This may keep us tire-kickers from that 25 or so day South America 2021 Mariner or Navigator Miami round trip we are considering. Thank you everyone for your posts. I just cannot be out of touch with ailing family members that long so I appreciate everyone posting as it really is going to make or break this very expensive consideration!
  11. Sorry to butt in but we are many time Royal cruisers but consider to splash out on Regent. We wondered if the butler could bring the steakhouse/speaciality restaurant dinners to the cabin since we read so much about "you only get one time at the steakhouse per cruise due to capacity control. Is that possible
  12. the email said free to the barcelona city pier but a charge to the airport. the airport is between the Barca. pier and Tarragona Pier so if you have to go to the airport you don't want the free shuttle all the way into the city so you have to pay!
  13. 10/10 update: For the 4/18/20 rhapsody ending in tarragona May 2 - the buses to the airport cost $30 PP but there is no indication w hen the buses start. Ship gets in at 4 am. Terrible Royal service.
  14. PS - there was no information on the April 18 2020 Rhapsody that now docks at Tarragona on May 2 2020 as to WHEN these shuttles even start running. There is no link to handy on line information telling us anything about what kind of transfer arrangements can even be purchased and starting at what time (Tarrango docks 4 am vs 6 Am Barcelona the canceled port as noted in earlier posts). So, this is really crappy information coming from Royal. And it isn't over a year away. It is in April 2020 and today is October 8 2019. Shame.
  15. Just got the news that Rhapsody starts/ends in Tarragona and hour + south of Barcelona in 2020 for the April and the Nov TA sailings. Has this happened before on Royal. They are chintzy - free shuttle from Tarragona at the end of the 4/18 sailing goes all the way to the city center so if you want only to get to BCN airport (which is inbetween the ports) you have to make your own way. Any thoughts on Xfers from Tarragona to BCN? Cheers.
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