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  1. I'm on the Anthem at the end of this month and paid $46.
  2. 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.
  3. Thanks, all. I called RCI last night and they said the excursions I picked have a ride back to the port.
  4. 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.
  5. Thanks! Why don't they write that in on the details???
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Thank you so much for the info!! What is "Above room" category? I am not in a suite.
  9. Thanks, I didn't know I could get google maps to work on airplane mode. I do NOT have an iPhone though.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. I paid for the "surf and stream" , apparently, this package allows streaming - the other package does not have streaming capabilities. I can't access my maps with no Wifi (for ports I will just DL offline maps I suppose).
  14. FYI - I live in USA and will be doing a RCI cruise to Bermuda, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and Haiti. I don't want to pay for Verizon's international plan since I am paying for internet on the cruise. BTW - can you access the internet anywhere on the cruise or is it in the stateroom only? This may have been asked before / dumb question..however, I want access to my Google maps at ports (I assume since Puerto Rico is US territory, I won't have data issues) and obviously since I'm not paying for the data plan, what do I do? Download offline maps or print them out?? Any recommendations? Should I just deal with it and pay $10/day for this cruise (9 days)?
  15. What's odd is that the PDF on the RCI cruise planner says $12 for me. Will the bartender let you know if the price will be higher than the deluxe package allows?
  16. Ok so I searched for the drink prices and so far it says wine is $8+ but most mixed drinks are $12. I got the "Deluxe" package and it says it only covers drinks up to $12. From what I've read on the forum, if it goes over $12, you pay the difference + gratuity. Do you pay gratuity on the $2 extra (for example) or on the $14 for the full drink? Can I buy two $10 drinks and avoid the extra stuff (difference + gratuity)? What about a drink that is $10 and a shot that is $4 (over the $12 limit)? If anyone can post a price list for the drinks on Anthem, that would be simpler. Maybe one that includes the drinks over $12?? Like what if I want 2 shots of vodka in my drink instead of 1 shot (I assume that is standard)? For reference, the drinks I like to order are cheap moscato, cranberry/vodka (how much would 2 shots of Grey Goose [included in pkg] and cranberry cost?], Long Island Iced Tea, strawberry daiquiri, and maybe tequila or vodka shots. I like Ketel One (which I didn't see listed) but they offer Patron Silver??? I'm trying to avoid extra charges on top of the overpriced deluxe package. Thanks!!
  17. What do you mean pay difference to upgrade? I thought the deluxe package had unlimited alcohol (of alc that was listed in the description).so you are saying they have more options not on the list and they cost more?
  18. i need the water package because RCI told me on the phone they can't guarantee where the water bottles come from 😞 at least with the package I'm guaranteed to have the water I want. (I am a water b**ch and have stomach issues)
  19. FYI I CANCELLED MY WINE DELIVERY AND CAVED AND GOT THE DELUXE PACKAGE. I spoke to RCI on the phone and they can't guarantee the brand of bottled water so I'm keeping the bottled water delivery.
  20. I ordered the wine from "Royal Gifts" so I setup as a gift to myself to be delivered to my room on the day I get on the ship. I ordered 3 bottles of the same wine - hope I like it.
  21. Thanks for the info, all! So if I want like a strawberry daiquiri - how much will that put me back? I know they add 18% gratuity to each drink. Since I will have wine in my room, I think the only stuff I'm going to enjoy are the frozen alcohol things, since I don't typically get those outside of vacation!
  22. Great 😕 so it's not a "name brand" per say? It's RCI's brand?
  23. Thank you for the info. I was going to check on the price I paid for water and the wine. In regards to the unlimited bottle of water, do you know what brand it is? I ordered Evian, I am VERY picky about the water I drink. I don't want like a Sam's Club bottled water, you know what I mean? Also, I keep reading about the "naughty" room. Are these like private rooms or is everyone standing around awkwardly LOL?
  24. Thanks for the tip about the luggage. I don't drink soda or coffee, so that's the other issue. I know those are included but I don't drink them. 🤷‍♀️
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