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  1. Don’t think anyone can give a definitive answer if they will have global entry lanes open yet in the Princess terminals as they haven’t sailed from Florida yet since their shutdown here. Hopefully they will continue to have the Global Entry line as it was a perk that I enjoyed.
  2. I was told the same thing about the extensions just before.
  3. Miaminewtimes.com will also have articles on which restaurants will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that’s always a good place to look as it gets closer.
  4. Las Olas is nice but as it’s Christmas Day, many places will be closed. As a tourist a boat tour on either of those boats mentioned as well as the water taxi would be a lovely way to spend some time followed by a nice dinner. Uber and Lyft is an easy way to get around if you do want to go some place that is not within walking distance. @BlueHerons do you have any great suggestions Hope whatever you end up choosing you have an amazing time followed by a fantastic cruise!
  5. I was able to exchange mine without issue for the same reason and they were happy to do it.
  6. There will be some handicap spots but they aren’t always easy to get and he will have to pay full price for the parking. I do not know of any other offsite parking that would offer a discounted price to a handicapped vet. Thank your father for his service please.
  7. While it isn’t a big deal, it was a bit of a pain. Even though I live in Florida and was in Miami where we had to wear a mask even while outside, there was just something strange about being in a bathing suit and then having to wear a mask to visit the bathroom on the cruise. Won’t keep me from stepping back on board again!
  8. Enjoy Miami! The area has changed a bit since your last visit, hasn't it?
  9. That would certainly make sense. Hoping all of these kinks finally get worked out.
  10. You need to make a reservation for the test at either Walgreens or CVS. Walgreens only loads a few days prior where CVS does 13 days prior. As the other poster said, appointments are always available. The only issue is you will need the Uber driver to take you through the drive through for either of those options as they are drive through only. Since it’s not a drop off, they may not be willing to sit however long the line is so taxi may be the better option. Another option would be to order one of the monitored covid tests. https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/is-there-a-telemedicine-option-for-pre-cruise-covid-19-test
  11. https://therealdeal.com/miami/2021/07/29/bankruptcy-could-lead-to-redevelopment-of-downtown-miami-holiday-inn/ They are looking to redevelop at some point.
  12. The bag drop area is outside and you can absolutely drop your luggage off and then park. The porters take the bags without looking at what time your check in is. They will then direct you to stay to the left to enter the parking garage.
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