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  1. If they change, will they contact people who are booked but not yet paid?
  2. If you find them to be inaccessible because of a lip, you can ask to use the showers in the spa. Inconvenient, but safer.
  3. I used Scootaround when recovering from a broken foot, because Harmony was so huge. At Port Canaveral, we were met right inside the terminal; our entire party was expedited as they took me to the elevator and upstairs to get the scooter, and straight onto the ship. Once on board, the room steward was awesome - showed us the best place to park in the hallway during the day for short stops back in the cabin, that would not be in the way. Nights, we plugged it in, inside the cabin. The only issue was getting on and off ship at the ports - the gangways are sometimes unwieldy, but they have staff there to assist. Someone was always willing to help in the Windjammer, there is plenty of handicapped seating in the theater and public spaces. When we got off the ship, they actually walked with me to the car, parked in the port garage, and drove the scooter back, so that we didn't have to leave me at the entrance to wait until I was picked up. That was some nice service, but I don't know if they can do that for everyone.
  4. Bummer - the transatlantic leaves from Galveston, not Florida. No one at Royal was able to tell me that. Thanks.
  5. I was going to ask the same question about the transatlantics from Florida to Amsterdam or Copenhagen. I have been calling, and the man I spoke with today says that all itineraries for spring 2021 have been released - so are they simply not doing the Baltic?
  6. Did she go out on time this evening? We didn't get off until past 9:30, and the line for self-debarkation was slow-going.
  7. Sorry. Maybe the sticky gum that goes on back?
  8. We found that the coating on the doors made magnets rather ineffective, so our message boards didn't stick. Bring tape or something to affix them.
  9. Grand Mariner soufflé with vanilla sauce. Coconut ranger cookies are a close second.
  10. That's what we had on Harmony, and we felt the loss. Vintages was a good substitute, and the bionic bar seldom had more than a few people in it.
  11. I have taken two cruises on Oasis, only slightly smaller, and the difference was marked. It was just a completely different feel - and while we had a good time, I would not recommend this ship.
  12. The kids! I love kids and other peoples' are fun to look at - but we were surprised at how many there were during school time as well.
  13. We just got off, and this is the first ship that I would not book again, nor would I recommend it. Not just the lines at the elevators, the lines everywhere, for everything. Oasis seldom seemed crowded, Harmony almost always did. My time dining, the 'with reservations' line was 20-30 minutes long. The wait staff was awesome, but the management just couldn't seem to get their ship together. Windjammer was packed, the flow was awkward, only one side would be open with a line across the hallway by the elevators. The biggest disappointment for us was that the Park Cafe doesn't have specialty coffee. We book Deck 8 specifically to be able to walk and get our morning espresso; now available only on Deck 5 at the Promenade cafe, and somewhere in the Windjammer. The line at Promenade cafe was so ridiculous that after day 3 we gave up on it and did without. It wasn't totally bad, of course, and we had a great time, but I would not sail that ship again.
  14. I have seen many recommendations for geoblue travel insurance. We are preparing to look into a policy and it appears that it is available for expats and business travelers only. Am I missing something? Thanks.
  15. Curry is easy, they just need a day's notice. If you want it hotter than "American hot", you really need to specify this. My husband tells them he wants to have his eyes water when they set down the plate, and so far he has not been disappointed. :-)
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