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  1. We were on this same cruise. Sad that we missed Bar Harbor. We are on Anthem next week and keeping our fingers crossed that we get there this time. The worst part for us was coming back in to Manhattan where our hotel was and trying to get around. All the electric was off, the subway was closed due to flooding, the buses were reserved to transport people back across the bridges. We did a lot of walking that weekend. Our flight home the following day had a total of 8 passengers and the airport was deserted.
  2. I will definitely keep this in mind go future Empress cruises!
  3. Lucky you! I called for my January cruise but they were all taken. Worth a shot though. Sure wish I had realized about these cabins when I booked a few months ago. Enjoy your bigger space!
  4. Thank you so much! I just booked our transfers on Friday afternoon for 9am... which won't work out according to this. Glad you posted this information for me. I will call today to change it to 9:45. Thanks again. Also, if you know the answer, does this port have the facial recognition technology so you breeze right thru correct?
  5. We are doing British Isles next July. I was able to book flights from DFW (Dallas) to BRU (Brussels, Belgium) where we will stay 2 days then take the train to Amsterdam for 3 days before we board the ship. I booked Amsterdam to DFW for the return flight. I booked as multi-city online without any problem.
  6. Thanks for the info. I'll be sure to check it out when it's time to line up.
  7. Thank you so much for all the info! We've sailed out of Bayonne back in 2012 but on a different ship. We are flying from Texas & arriving a couple of days early as our daughter, SNL & 19mo old granddaughter live in Manhattan. We'll stay a couple of nights with them and then head over to the port early on Thursday morning even though our boarding time says 12pm we'll be onboard long before then :)
  8. Our cruise itinerary shows 7:00am arrival at Cape Liberty. There are tours with airport drop off that start at 9:30. Our flights are at 1pm so wanting to be at the airport at 11am. I was thinking walkoffs were 7:00-9:00am on most ships but I think we've arrived in port around 6:am. I just don't want the driver to be waiting for us and get charged extra but I also don't want to be at the airport at 8:00am. I guess either way we'll be sitting somewhere. I'd rather be at the airport checked in and have time to walk around than sitting in a lounge or theater waiting for my number to be called. Thanks for your help! Cindy
  9. Just wondering if anyone who has recently sailed Anthem could tell me what time the self-assist walk off time is? I need to pre-book a shuttle service for our group of 10 from Port Liberty to Newark to arrive by 11am. We are a mixed group with gold to D+ members so we were planning to all do walk off with our luggage but I need to know a set time to schedule the shuttle for pick up. Wondering if we're all in line by 8:00am or 8:30am if that will leave sufficient time to walk off by 9:00-9:30and have the driver meet us. We are looking to use Dial 7 car service in a Sprinter shuttle unless someone has a better suggestion. Thanks, Cindy
  10. Thanks for posting! We are on the 10/24/19 Canada/NE 9 night with 4 other couples. It will be our first time on a Quantam class ship. We've done 1 Oasis class after almost 20 other cruises on the smaller ships and loved it. The other couples have only been on Radiance and Liberty so they will surely be impressed with Anthem.
  11. I agree with the OP. We had something similar happen. Had a currently booked cruise (#1) for 10/2019 purchased at $2300 total along with 4 other couples all booked at the same time for the same price. Booked a cruise for 6/2020 (#2) with non-refundable cash deposit of $900 ($450pp for 13 nights). Later decided to change itinerary to sail with friends in 7/2020. Canceled this cruise (#2) with a $100pp penalty and received $700 FCC. Had the FCC credit of $700 applied to the other cruise (#1) booking. Instead of showing it as a credit or a payment RCI issued a new confirmation with a total price of $1600. This was from the original $2300 cost less $700 FCC (which was refunded in lieu of the $700 refund on the cash deposit payment I had made on the canceled cruise.). Few months down the road there was a price drop of $500 on cruise (#1). Everyone called in got there reduction thru our TA. I called TA, they emailed me back and says RCI says your price is cheaper than the sale price so no reduction. It took 6 emails, 4 TA phone calls to RCI trying to explain. After another 2 phone calls from me to TA and TA to RCI before they finally understood... I PAID $700 in cash for that FCC that they applied to the original balance of the cruise I booked which made my cost $2300 not $1600. Finally after checking with multiple people they agreed and I was given the new pricing. Then my $700 FCC was applied to that price. Otherwise I was paying $700 (cash) more than the other 4 couples all booked in the same category cabin and booked the same day. There have been one or two more $25-$50 price drops but it wasn't worth the headache to go thru all that again for that small of an amount. $700 was a different story. If the OP original cruise was canceled then his FCC should have been reinstated for future use or refunded in cash in my opinion. Cindy
  12. We will be visiting Virgin Gorda via cruise ship in January 2020. It will be a group of 6-8 women in our 50's & 60's. We will be docking (or maybe tendering?) in VG. We are set to arrive at 8am so we'll be off the ship around 8:30am. We do not leave port until 7pm so all aboard will be 6:30. We prefer to do private excursions because we dislike being in a large ship tour where you are herded around, always waiting on the late comers and your time at each stop is directed by others. I'm looking for a recommendation of a private tour guide or driver that has a good reputation to pick us up at the cruise port and take us to the Baths. We'd like to spend some time there before the crowds arrive then continue on to Gorda NP to hike the short trail to the lookout for pictures and then on to Savannah Bay Beach and possibly Spring Bay Beach for some snorkeling and beach time. We'd probably do lunch somewhere along the way. Or if it's advisable to go in a different order and do the Baths later in the day after the ship crowds we'd be up for that too. I'm not sure of the order of sites as I didn't look at the map before posting. But all that can be sorted with the driver ahead of time. If anyone has a contact or a website they could post I would appreciate it. Most everything I see on the things to do involves trips from other islands coming to VG. I will already be in VG. Thanks for your help! Cindy
  13. Yes. Children are welcome as long as they are well behaved and you are with them.
  14. No experience with Gift Certificates, but yes to Onboard Credit.
  15. I'm not sure of your departure date but ours is 10/24 for a 9 night roundtrip out of Cape Liberty. We depart from Bayonne, Sea Day, then Boston (day 3) few more port days, then visit 2 ports in Canada then back to Bayonne. In this case wouldn't it be permissible since we'd be visiting a foreign port in between? There was a chance my hubby couldn't get off the day we set sail (all worked out now) and we had contemplated this same thing. Just curious.
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