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  1. Yeah, special needs said I could request one from the attendant..hopefully I get one. She said ohhh don't worry about the fan but became angry when I asked about the extension cord (no surge protector).
  2. I've heard people have better luck with battery operated. Mine is not, but can be plugged into a laptop. Does that count LOL?
  3. RCCL via Facebook told me that fans are prohibited but I can ask for a fan from a stateroom attendant when I arrive. However, I sail tomorrow 5/23 and I need a guaranteed fan for sleep. White noise apps don't do the trick. I have a small 6 inch desk fan, powered by USB. I read on these boards that people have brought even 12 inch fans without them being confiscated. I don't want to risk mine being taken. I have already emailed special needs and will call when they open shortly. Does customs confiscate or who is the "prohibited items" police, so to speak? I mean they allow curling irons but not a small fan?? I think the fan is less of a fire hazard than the curling iron!! tia EDIT: Special needs told me to just bring the fan, it probably won't get confiscated in checked luggage. However, she told me extension cords are not allowed, even without the surge protector! I bought one that was "cruise approved" it literally has no switch.
  4. it won't allow me to edit. just got a response from RCCL - see below.
  5. My Setsail pass for an Anthem cruise next week doesn't show the Key logo on it. My understanding was that you got a sticker on the SEAPASS upon boarding? Should I call RCCL to correct the Setsail pass?
  6. I have a gut feeling this was the OP's issue. A lot of people don't do this on their phones. For my phone, it is automatically checked off.
  7. hello..sailing in a couple weeks on Anthem. I know the fitness schedule/costs will be posted when we get on the ship. any recommendations/costs/time slots that anyone can share from past sailings? is the gym open 24 hours? also, noticed you can "pre-pay" X amount of classes on the cruise planner - worth it??? I'm mostly interested in yoga and Pilates..but don't want to pay a fortune for the classes. i'm also asking for recommendations for people with back issues (like ME!)...for example, I'm not running or doing TRX. tia!
  8. I asked RCI about WiFi and they said it is NOT available at Labadee (my exact question was I have the Key with VROOM package, does that extend to Labadee as it is owned by RCI?? and the operator said NO). San Juan is US territory so that will be fine. I'm told a lot of ports offer free Wi-Fi so at least you can do emails there, but I wouldn't recommend banking on public wifi.
  9. This is going to sound dumb but I didn't know there were different colored towels (e.g. white is for bath, blue is for pool).
  10. So the towels in the state room are large enough in size to use on a deck chair? (Sorry, first time cruiser)
  11. OK so that means I am not allowed to leave them in the room to be collected by staff? I suppose they only allow people in suites to do that for a reason.
  12. I'm not in a suite on Anthem. So you can just return towels to the room or do you return them to a towel person at the pool ?
  13. Yes, I read that too. Is anyone else worried about anti-vaxxers on the cruises? I'm supposedly immune to MMR because I had the vaccine in the 90s (per infectious disease doctor). I'm sailing at the end of the month and I hope there are no other crazy outbreaks...
  14. I'm on the Anthem at the end of this month and paid $46.
  15. For Old San Juan - just the forts..It appears there is a walking path along the beach to and from all the forts? St. Maarten/Phillipsburg will be walking around mostly, but I want to go to Marigot as well. Is it difficult to get from the French to the Dutch side and vice versa? I suppose it is easier to just take a taxi. And yes, no walking in Haiti as we are just going to be at the Labadee port owned by RCI.
  16. Thanks, all. I called RCI last night and they said the excursions I picked have a ride back to the port.
  17. I am doing the excursion to the zoo, which apparently has a boat ride to the museum/zoo. According to maps, it is a 44 minute drive back to the port. I hope I'm not expected to get back on my own.
  18. Thanks! Why don't they write that in on the details???
  19. sorry if this has been asked before...I tried the search function and too many things pop up with the word "cruise" in it, obviously, and "excursion." I have an excursion in Bermuda booked and a parasail excursion in Labadee. The description says that a boat takes me to these areas, but nothing about how I am supposed to return to the cruise. Does the same boat return me to the port or am I expected to find my way back?? **edit, both were booked thru RCI cruise planner. Although the cruise planner says the parasail excursion was vetted through a third party.
  20. Just spoke to Verizon. They told me I am stuck paying $10/day..except Puerto Rico which, as they said "should work" as normal with USA plan. I have a 9 day cruise, last day is just at USA port. However, I have Whatsapp, and will use that to communicate while connected to WiFi. That offers free calls/text.
  21. Thank you so much for the info!! What is "Above room" category? I am not in a suite.
  22. Thanks, I didn't know I could get google maps to work on airplane mode. I do NOT have an iPhone though.
  23. Thanks for the info. I have an excursion at Bermuda so most likely not going to need maps but good to know it is easy to navigate. I am mostly concern about PR because I am going to explore the forts, and will walk to them, but don't want to get lost and not get back on the ship. I assume I won't need a data plan as it is US territory. I would like to go to the other side of St. Maarten (Marigot), that was the other place of concern, getting to there and back.
  24. According to the RCI website, room service is complimentary, not including gratuity and delivery fee? I already pre-paid gratuities for my trip, does this in clude the room service? How much is the delivery fee? Is this really complimentary???? Basically, i'm asking because I have a stomach disorder and in the mornings, I typically need to be near a bathroom, also to administer meds. If I can, room service for breakfast will probably be the best option.
  25. I am in stateroom 6270..which is aft-ish. I am above Cafe 270 or whatever it's called. I think rooms are above me so no worries about that. I have a stomach condition, and since I haven't been on a cruise in 20+ years, I don't know if I am prone to seasickness. My Gastro doctor told me to get Dramamine for the seasickness..however, I don't want to be confined to my room the whole trip. Please tell me I picked an ok room for no noise and seasickness? Apparently, the smoking section is port side and I have a balcony, which is nice. However. I think I am looking out on the lifeboats..and I'm near the musical hall?
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