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  1. 28 minutes ago, Charles4515 said:


    I have a series 4 which is waterproof. From the series 3 onward the Apple Watches are waterproof. I swim and snorkel with my Apple Watch. I was snorkeling with it at Tobacco Bay in  Bermuda and Turtle Bay in Bermuda last August. I swam laps with my Apple Watch all summer in the pool. 


    Thanks for the info.  I just checked mine and it is a 3 so it should be waterproof.  I may take it this time then.  I do wear mine most of the time too.  I have one internet connection so it makes sense to take it with me.  Happy Cruising!

  2. I actually leave my Apple Watch home when I cruise.  I don't want to have any confusion on the time it tells me and in some ports less expensive jewelry makes you less of a target.  I wear my regular watch so I can set it for ship time.  I am always worried I will not get back from shore excursion in time.

  3. 23 hours ago, johnjen said:

    Mike - give this a try. Get some of that soft serve vanilla or chocolate, a cup full of ice, and a cup of coffee. Mix all three. Wow, a delicious and free fancy coffee drink. I read this on here somewhere before and finally tried it. Heaven!

    We like to make the hot chocolate and add the frozen stuff to it.  Yummy!


  4. 4 hours ago, ChrisK2793 said:

    Allure has a propulsion problem that can’t be fixed until it goes to Spain in March for its refurb and amplification.  The propulsion problem causes it to not be able to go as fast as it normally would and that’s why they’ve had to change ports around to closer ones.


    I know but it isn't just our ship, they are having problems with several in their fleet.  It is getting to be the norm with them.

  5. We are on Allure for Christmas and it will probably be our last Royal Cruise.  I am so tired of all the changes they make as the cruise gets closer and their stupid excuses.  If I can't find a better cruise line I guess we will just stay on land.  It sad, because we do like to cruise but when I schedule for St Thomas, I want to go to St Thomas not spend a short time in San Juan.  And then I read about everyone else issues and it seems that RCI cares less and less for their customers.  At the rate they are going they are going to have all these big ships and not be able to fill them because we are getting feed up with the way they treat their paying customers.

  6. We are scheduled on Allure of the Seas for the holidays and I am really disappointed that they changed our day at St. Thomas to a few hours in San Juan.  I booked this itinerary because of St Thomas. Several of their ships seem to be have propulsion problem so its not like this is their first issue.   If we weren't taking the family I would have cancelled the cruise.  Them changing the itineraries after booking seems to becoming the norm for them and this may be out last cruise with them.  There are other choices and they need to start remembering that the competition is shining where they are losing.

  7. Depends on how active you want to be.  We went to Maya Chan and had a wonderful day with fantastic food and drinks.  We had our own area with padded loungers and they greet you with chips, salsa and guacomole and rum punch.  They also take your drink order-Great Margaritas.  They have loungers floating in the ocean and will bring your drinks out to you.  I just rested and floated and my husband kayaked.  They do have a seaweed problem that they work at constantly.  They are the most welcoming place and make sure they get you back in plenty of time to before the ship leaves.  You can find them on Trip Advisors.  We would definitely do it again.

  8. We are at 29 looking at 30 after our December sailing.  I'm not sure how much more cruising I will be doing with RCI.  They are really getting ridiculous with the changing of ports.  I book my cruises for the ports I choose and it seems over the last 6 months it is becoming the norm for RCI to change the ports.  I know they all do it, but enough already.

  9. 2 hours ago, sjb317 said:

    Solarium is for 16 and older but these kids were definitely not 16.  The one girl told one adult she was 14 but her mom quickly said, no, you’re 16, remember? 🙄



    This makes my blood boil!!  I hate when parents teach their children to cheat by lying about their age.  The parents are supposed to set the example for their children and this example that it is ok to lie is unacceptable.  

  10. I am so disgusted with RCI right now with them changing the ports around that the points don't really matter.  We are one point from Platinum and had planned to book Alaska on our next cruise,  but our December cruise may be the last RCI cruise we take for a while.  It isn't just our port change on Allure,  it is how they have allowed it to affect other cruises.  And you would think they would give us OBC or some other compensation for taking away the time we were to spend at St Thomas and give us just a few hours in San Juan.  Yes, I know all about the clause they can change ports at their whim but I don't think it gives them the right to jerk so many people around and throw that phrase in our faces.  If our cruise was just my hubby and me I would cancel it but it is a gift for my son, daughter in law and 3 grands so we will go and have a good time anyway together. 

  11. We are scheduled for December 22 sailing on Allure of the Seas and just saw yesterday they changed us from St Thomas to San Juan.  I am sorry it is causing so many changes to other ships.  That is not fair to you and I am now considering not booking future cruises with Royal Caribbean.  When I book a cruise I chose the ship according to the itinerary.  The one on Allure is a Christmas and birthday present for my son, DIL and grands and I know we will have a great time on that ship but was also looking forward to them seeing St Thomas, one of my favorites.  And with the unrest in San Juan we may not even get off the ship.  What other cruise lines does everyone like?  We have done Carnival, no thanks, we have done Holland of America, my husband gets bored on that one.  Any suggestions will be welcomed. I'm done with Royal Caribbean after December. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

  12. Just checked out cruise on cruise planner  on December 22nd on Allure and we were supposed to go to St Thomas and they have changed it to San Juan.  Must have just happened because the shore excursions are still showing St. Thomas.  This really doesn't sit well with me.  I booked this intinary for St Thomas, not San Juan.  And who knows if San Juan will even be available in December with all the unrest.! 2 years of planning and they are changing it.  Oh, well at least I get to spend Christmas with my grandkids.  

  13. I booked an excursion for December 25th on the Trip Advisor website entitled Best of Half Day Snorkeling and Beach Tour.  It had great reviews and I was excited they would be open in Christmas.  Nothing the ship was offering was sounding too exciting.  The website let me book and pay-$513 for it and a few minutes later I get an email that the vendor has cancelled my excursion.  It really burns me that they didn't cross Christmas Day off their calendar if they were not going to allow me to book or if they were full that day.  And now I have to wait 3-5 business days to get my money refunded.  Please be warned about booking excursions on a holiday thru Trip Advisor.  I have had great experiences in the past booking thru Trip Advisor but this really frosts me!

  14. So according to this report if this continues my port stop in St Thomas is changing to San Juan because of Politics?  I specifically chose this cruise because of St. Thomas.  I could care less about going to San Juan or even the scheduled St. Martin's.  This is ridiculous and if this wasn't such an important 2 year in the planning family cruise,  I would cancel my cruise on Allure in December.  

  15. They are already changing port stops to St Thomas on Allure of the Seas because of the mechanical issues.  Rerouting the ship to San Juan.  I am very disappointed thinking I will go to San Juan instead of St Thomas in December.  Part of the reason I chose this itinerary was because of St Thomas.  Oh well, there will be lots to do on the ship if I decide not to even get off at San Juan.

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