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  1. I would try and arrange a private transfer to the airport for 7.30 that way you would be at the airport in plenty of time. Not sure if Royal would do a transfer that early, but worth enquiring with them also, they will want to know your flight details, then if they say the timing is ok I would go with them.
  2. The ship offered a 2 day water shuttle ticket when we were on Vision this year. We actually walked, about 30 mins to Rialto Bridge and 40 to St. Marks - Venice is fabulous you will love it. We are doing the same cruise again next year in Aug and Sept.
  3. We have purchased the dining package 3 times on different ships this summer and never once was a reservation made for us in advance for the first night - we just made reservations when and where we wanted and never had a problem adding on our adult kids in other staterooms also.
  4. Oasis last cruise before dry-dock finished in Barcelona on Sunday 9/22
  5. We are on Jewel 9/5 and not at all happy - the Port Authorities should have known how many ships are in port before taking the bookings. We don’t even have the option of canceling and getting our deposit refunded or swapped to another cruise.
  6. To enter the USA, depending on your country of Citizenship you will either need an ESTA (which you can apply for online) or a visa. You cannot board an aircraft without either of these flying to the US so doubt you could board a ship bound for the US.
  7. Recently on Rhapsody and 3 night dining package dropped to $59, Vision for next month is $79 and Jewel earlier this month also $79
  8. Wow that’s wonderful. We have a JS guarantee on Brilliance for Sept in the Med, no stateroom assignment yet and cruise is completely sold out !
  9. Alan is amazing. We just did two weeks on Rhapsody with him. Looking forward to seeing him again in August.
  10. We are also on this repo cruise with you and the one before around Japan - it’s going to be interesting!!
  11. Has anything changed ? If so we haven’t been informed.
  12. Thank you so so much for all this info - we are sailing Quantum from Tianjin in Sept/Oct, 7 days around Japan followed by 12 days to Singapore and I was concerned about the food offerings. Did you go to Coastal Kitchen ?
  13. We sailed Nordic Prince in October 1973, 2 weeks from Miami to Southern Caribbean plus Caracas- cruising was so different in those days but still fabulous.
  14. This seems like our cruise on Symphony over Christmas in 3 weeks, received the RoyalUp e mail yesterday offering us to bid on the following categories, we are currently 2 in a JS - Grand Suite Owners Suite 1 bedroom Aqua Suite 2 bedroom Aqua Suite Crown Loft Suite Star Loft Suite 4 bedroom Villa Suite I really don’t believe for one minute that all 7 of these categories are available, on SS website there is one Star Loft showing but not available for 2 passengers. On RCCL website all these categories are sold out. It seems to me, but I could be wrong, that they are taking the bids in case there is a last minute cancellation then they will accept the highest bid. Unfortunately if we don’t get accepted we will never know if our bid wasn’t high enough or those categories were never available in the first place. It probably also indicates that Guarantee bookings will only get the minimum guaranteed as bids would be accepted on anything higher.
  15. Oops, I take it back, apparently we were on the list, but for some reason it never quite got to our room !
  16. Not all P’s received the Belle Glos, we got a plate of Petit Fours - John and LaLa must be very important :')
  17. We wondered why everyone was wearing the same hats, now we know ! Billy Ocean was great and the atmosphere fabulous.
  18. John, Are you trying 150 this week- we have it booked for Sat. How is CK looking next week for Pinnacles ??
  19. We have done Wonderland numerous times, most recently last week on Symphony and always enjoyed it. Have booked for next Sunday so let's hope it turns out OK.
  20. We were on Symphony last week, disembarked yesterday morning and the menu was exactly the same all week.
  21. Delicious, looks like all the dishes we had yesterday for Pinnacle Lunch, held in 150 but Jamie's food. Disembarking Symphony this morning, see you on Sat - hope to be onboard for lunch at CK ! Enjoy your week.
  22. Symphony is different then, we are in a JS and have a Gold Card.
  23. These are the same menus as we currently have on Symphony. Enjoy Harmony next week and see you on the 29th !!
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