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    Curwensville, Central PA
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    Golden Retriever lover (owner of three)
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    Royal Caribbean, Disney
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  1. funny, I would have thought the computer programmer that entered the drink package price as $18 per day was surely fired over that blunder, but it looks as if he was reassigned to this type of data entry and entered 11:00 a.m. instead of 1:00 p.m..... We have been on the Anthem multiple times and though I do think we have boarded the ship earlier than some of the others, the rooms have not ever been ready before 1:00 p.m. in our experience.
  2. I don't know that you have provided enough information for my response to be completely accurate, but there are several things that could be happening. The most likely, however, is one that is very aggravating to many. The cost of a room that has two occupants is different than the cost of a room that can permit 3-4+ occupants. The advertised price is most likely the cheapest that two can sail on a particular date, but you needed accommodations for more than two, flipping you into a higher-priced category. Before you say it, I agree that it is extremely misleading, and frustrating. I have no suggestions on how to sail cheaper with a family. Right now they seem to be offering the kids sail free on a lot of dates and that is a really good deal.
  3. June sailing with friends. 13 yo daughter of friend loves sushi so I would like to sign her up for the class at Izumi; I hate seafood so I don't want to participate, I just want to attend so that she isn't alone. Anyone have any experience to know if this is possible? thanks much.
  4. I have to disagree with those saying it is a hard no, based on our experience. We sailed on the Harmony in May with my granddaughter who was not yet three and asked about moving her up to the next level because she had been completely potty-trained for around six months and is in the "older kids" group at her daycare. They were overwhelmed with the number of children sailing that were nursery-aged so they allowed her to move up. Note: child must be able to go to restroom alone, without assistance
  5. After multiple cruises on the Anthem that has a Bionic Bar, I would have agreed with everyone that says that is a gimmick and a waste of space, but then on the Harmony this year in May I was surprised to find the Bionic Bar filled practically every night! It must depend on the cruisers, though I wondered if the location onto the main promenade also made a difference.
  6. I have a set from a 5-day cruise to Bermuda on the Anthem for the week of September 6-12. If you don't find more recent ones than mine, let me know and I will upload them for you.
  7. If you prefer to go without straws, good for you; if you want to help save the environment, even better, for you and for all of us; but it's hard to "buy into" that mentality when, as mentioned by a couple people, everyone looks the other way with regard to the hundreds of plastic bottles and other single-use plastic or Styrofoam items. I will continue to take my individually-wrapped, plastic straws with me on every cruise. (And I have made several friends at the bars because i have shared with others!)
  8. On the Anthem, the Music Hall also has pool tables on the upper floor, with television monitors to watch the fun happening in the stage area.
  9. I recommend going to the designated location once you board to make your changes. I have read multiple places that MTD is not "open" until a time like 6:00 or 6:30, but we were able to change our MTD reservations after we boarded to much earlier than the supposed opening time.
  10. I always take a "foldable" water lounger (spring float) on our vacations and we were told that it was NOT allowed in the pool on Coco Cay on May 27th.
  11. I sailed on the Harmony May 19th-26th with MTD dining each night. Originally our party of 13 had scheduled through website for 6:30 every evening at two different tables, but on the first afternoon we stopped by the dining room just to verify our reservations and check out our seating, and though i had the confirmation emails, they insisted that we were not in the system. As they were assisting in providing us with reservations, they booked us at 5:15 every evening, and sat all 13 of our group at the same table (which is very unusual. We typically sail with 12-25 people and tables usually max out at 10 seats.) It was wonderful. The 5:15 seating worked out well. (A little early on the night we were in San Juan, but we knew we had the choice to go elsewhere if we chose to stay on the island.) Side note, somewhere something in the system was messed up because my phone app showed two different dining reservations every night of the cruise. Nod to our wonderful waiters - Francisco and Caio. Worth requesting, they were FANTASTIC!
  12. I know which beds you mean, but unfortunately do not remember the details on how to rent them. I THINK that they have signs on them; I seem to remember reading them the first day. Our friends that we traveled with on that cruise (September 2018) all talked about renting them if we had done well in the casino (we didn't). Not sure how soon you need to know the information, but we are going to be cruising on the Anthem again in September and I would be happy to find out for you and relay it back if you don't get any answers by then.
  13. sail this weekend, and will let everyone know what happens with this.... thanks for the helpful responses!
  14. thanks for all the information!
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