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    where its WAY too cold in the winter
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    Royal Caribbean
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    Don’t have just one

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  1. You are Correct, as a resident of a border state, I can confirm Enhanced Drivers Licenses have nothing to do with TSA PreCheck. PreCheck is Department of Homeland Security program that costs $85 for a 5 year period. You have to go through screening, background check and submit your fingerprints to apply and it probably takes about 2-4 weeks for approval, assuming there is nothing in your background to exclude you. By the Way - the best $170 I've ever spent (I'm in my 2nd 5 year period)!
  2. Interesting topic for sure. When we go on vacation, we have a house sitter and an alarm so I don’t stress about it. That being said I don’t typically post on Social Media prior to my vacation that I’m leaving, but heck ... I go to work every day so being bulgarized could happen whether I’m on vacation or not. Like some have said here, I’m more concerned about my credit cards/ accounts but even that everyone of them is as interested in protecting me as I am.
  3. A little off topic here but on the INDY earlier this month - we were told by the NextCruise Manager that the Oasis is coming to Bayonne in 2020 or 2021 (i can't remember which year). He made mention of it saying they were bringing Central Park to Central Park.
  4. We were also on the OPs sailing - No they weren’t enforcing anything in regards to dress code. The 2nd night was “formal” night. I’d say most were dressed a little nicer but not overly formal. The guys sitting 2 tables away were in jeans. The other days were labeled as casual.
  5. Just got off the Independence this past Saturday- there is a sign next to the changing room doors that says “changing room, Sauna and Steam room”. (One for Men and another for Women) I did not use them but the sign/doors are inside the gym to the left when entering on deck 11. Hope that helps!
  6. Where I’m from - No problem but I cringe every time someone asks what I do...99% of the time if I tell them ... they immediately say “Really?” And then follow up with a bunch of what do you think about X questions So if I can’t avoid the question; I have a standard answer that I use (that isn’t what I do)
  7. We left a small balance that we paid by CC. We never over paid, figuring it was better to not lose out on the money. It normally took about two weeks to get confirmation that the gift certificates posted. With the gift certs my husband got, we emailed them to sharedservices@rccl asking for them to be applied. Mailing wasn’t an option for us. Unfortunately the program that got him the certificates is over .... can’t complain though, we did 2 cruises for less than $100 out of pocket.
  8. You are correct I am a veteran cruiser however As I stated - this situation is NOT MINE! I was asking for a friend. (Not a “friend” meaning myself) I personally wouldn’t travel with 1 child much less 9.
  9. hi everyone - Asking for a friend...She is much braver then I. If anyone has any suggestions.... I’d like to pass them on to her if I can. Thanks in advance!! This is the situation- My daughter wanted to go on a cruise to the Bahamas with her friends for her 18th birthday in December. I called to make the reservation for myself, her AND 8 of her friends. I was told the only way it could be done (since all were not 21) was that it had to be 3 cabins right next to each other with myself in the middle adjoining. I said that was fine. The woman preceded to take my reservation for all parties. I called another 2x to pay balances on the cabins. 3 days later, I receive an email stating that I need to call them because there was an issue with my reservation. Long story short...I was told that they would not be able to accommodate my party because there needs to be at least one adult 21 or over in each cabin. Why am I hearing this now? Why was I not told at the time I tried to make the reservation? How could the reservation even have been made? When I made the initial reservation walked me through exactly how it needed to be booked. And why did 2 other agents not catch this? As you can imagine, I was extremely upset when talking to a so called "supervisor". I asked to talk to her superior. She stated that there were 3 of them, but I couldn't talk to them now and I would get a call back in 24-48 hours...ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? Someone that is this upset, and you tell them you are going to get a call back? AND I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED A CALL BACK!!!! AND I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED EVERYONE'S REFUNDS!!!!
  10. When we made it in.... it was absolutely beautiful. Easily upper 60’s and in Skagway today it is 71 both with beautiful sunshine! So even if you looked at the weather you might not have realized there were high winds for a period of time.
  11. I’m on the Explorer now and we were the only ship to make it into Juneau yesterday. The captain waited out the winds to see if they would die down. We were about one to two hours late getting in. We are in Skagway today and word is that they didn’t make it into Juneau again today. There is a Princess ship that docked after 11:45 here that was supposed to go to Juneau today.
  12. Great! Thanks to all for the info. I knew it was open to check out/walk thru but never recall seeing anyone using it, so I just wasn’t sure.
  13. DH wants to know if the gym is open to use on embarkation day...prior to sail away? We have been on the Explorer before so (pardon the pun) exploring the ship isn't necessarily a top priority and this would fill some of the time between getting onboard/rooms ready and muster/sail away. Thanks!
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