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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Yes. Children are welcome as long as they are well behaved and you are with them.
  5. No experience with Gift Certificates, but yes to Onboard Credit.
  6. 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.
  7. We’re 3 weeks out from our cruise and would like to see recent cruise compasses for this itinerary. It’s a multi-generation cruise with our kids & grands. First cruise for all the kiddos! There will be 6 kids from 1-10 and it would be a help to see the kids compasses as well. Thanks! Cindy
  8. When they changed the way points are awarded you received 7 points for each cruise regardless if number of days. Then you received one bonus point at conversion. I also had a 9 night and only got 7 points. All those with 3/4 night cruises got 7 each from my understanding.
  9. We were onboard Allure last week. One morning at breakfast around 8:00 in Coastal Kitchen we sat and watched the towel guys gathering towels off the chairs right next to the pool. A whole row of 8 or so chairs. I’m guessing they staked their claim and went to breakfast. I was happy to see, at least at that time, they were enforcing the rules. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. We’re getting off when you get on. It’s been a great week. Dexter just returned this sailing and he and Junior have been great concierges. Only disappointment is Allure has not yet been approved by CBP for luggage valet in Miami so we’ll have to claim our bags and get them to the airport. Enjoy yoy trip! Cindy
  11. On our current sailing on Allure last night at Mamma Mia. About 6 sat in the front row for Star Class. Second row was The Key where one person sat. We were Suite in third row. 10 minutes til the masses headed to the front two rows to fill it up.
  12. Hey Ben & Jody! We’re on Anthem in October for the New England/Canada cruise. I’m taking notes for that future cruise. Leaving on Sunday on Allure with a friend to celebrate my 55th birthday. Booked a Junior Suite guarantee and lucked into a Grand Suite. Looking forward to the suite lounge again. Also scored the Ultimate Dining Package for $129 on Black Friday. Hope you two have a great time in Anthem! Happy sails! Cindy
  13. Sorry, I never got around to a review this time! I took a group of 28 friends and family of which about 22 had never been to Alaska. My time was not completely my own this trip so I didn’t do a report. I still highly recommend the Southbound from Seward with as many days as you can do on a cruise tour prior. You will not be disappointed.
  14. No you will not lose anything. Often times you will get added OBC and/or additional perks.
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