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About Cruise_Couple

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    Cool Cruiser - Formerly known as "cletourn"

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    Ludlow, MA
  • Interests
    Cruising, Anything Nautical
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Undecided... still testing

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  1. I am ready to surrender after reading so many threads on power strips, extension cords, usb chargers, etc.! All I want to do is plug in my CPAP machine on my cruise on Anthem but I have never had an outlet where I want/need it on any of my previous cruises. Is there a definitive answer on an extension cord / power strip I can bring on a Royal Caribbean ship? Can someone send me a link(s) to devices that they are actually currently approving? I am looking for specific models Royal Caribbean is definitely going to approve and let me bring on board at Cape Liberty in Bayonne, NJ. Thank you to any and all who can put my tired brain to rest.
  2. I am still a lowly "Gold" members and I buy the drink package. I can drink whatever I want, whenever I want, wherever I want. The same as every other passenger on the ship whether they are a "club" member or buy a drink package or choose to buy drinks individually. We all have the choice! I do not need to worry about where some special "loyalty" lounge is located or what time my "free" drinks are being served (does anyone really believe the drinks are free???) or whether I can get a seat or not. I cruise Royal Caribbean because I enjoy their ships and their staff... not for any "perks" that I may get now or in the future. They can call me gold, diamond, platinum or whatever... it does not matter... if my family enjoys their vacation then Royal Caribbean has provided me with the service that I agreed to pay for. I think we all need to stop worrying about "status" and "free perks" which are not free regardless of what anyone says! Just live for the day and enjoy your cruise. I promise you will be happier in the end and so will everyone else around you. Just my opinion.
  3. The "My Cruise Planner" in my reservation on the RCL web site shows the activity "All Access Ship Tour" being available to book and clearly shows the price. It lets you go through the whole booking process including selecting participants, the date, the time, etc., until the very end and then the web site gives you an error that says it is priced wrong and can't be placed in your cart. It then displays the customer service number to call so I called it. The rep basically told me I was seeing things and it wasn't available to be booked! I tried to explain that I was looking at it on their web site but could not get him to understand that. GRRRR.... so frustrating to have to deal with a web site that doesn't function properly and then have to deal with reps that do not have a clue. Royal is certainly succeeding in taking the fun out of cruise planning! OK... I am done ranting now. I will decompress tonight and try to call Royal Caribbean back again tomorrow and hope I get to speak with a rep that knows something. Sigh.
  4. Cruise_Couple

    Deck 2 Jewel of the Seas

    As I recall from sailing on Radiance, deck 2 is the lowest passenger deck and is also home to the medical center. I do not remember there being many cabins on that level. The only thing that stands out in my mind was the very visible watertight doors on that level.
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    Anthem Tribute bands

    Where can I find this list of band/performer information for Anthem?
  6. Can anyone tell me approx. how long before a cruise they list Cruise Planner Entertainment and Activities and Photo Packages for booking? They listed Shore Excursions, Dining, Beverages, Internet, Spa stuff a long time ago but nothing since. Thank you in advance for any guidance you can provide.
  7. We were on deck 3 ocean view on Radiance (sister ship to Serenade) and we loved it. Check out our pictures in the new CruiseCritic gallery.
  8. Anthem of the Seas is in Boston today and I am only 1 hour away so I am heading out to "visit" her and dream about this coming July when I will actually be able to sail on her!
  9. Here is a list of Q&A directly on the ADA Government site explaining about SERVICE animals... https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html In short... it seems like this new policy will be fairly meaningless and impossible to enforce.
  10. Cruise_Couple

    Royal Gifts.... only certain ships?

    Possibly some difficulty in sourcing the product from local suppliers at a cost effective price near those ships home ports?
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    Solarium Bistro on Anthem

    Not trying to hijack this thread but am I allowed to bring my two 15 year old daughters for lunch in the Solarium Bistro on embarkation day? Is this venue adults only?
  12. Can I reserve a specific cabana or bungalow on Labadee? If so, how do I do it? I do not see an option on the web site so can I do it if I call the customer service line directly?
  13. The shore excursions for Labadee show a Dragon's Tail Coaster "Single Ride" for for $26 but they also list another as Dragon's Tail Coaster "All Day Access" for $35. The single ride option forces me to pick a specific time for my reservation. The All Day Access has only 1 time slot listed as 10am no other options. So my questions is... Does the all day access give you... A. Just one ride but at the time of your choice B. As many rides as you want whenever you want C. Just one ride at 10am D. Some other choice I haven't even thought of Thank you for any information you can provide.
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    New Zipline on Labadee?

    The price was $139. The picture shows you strapped in horizontally facing down as if you were flying like "superman"! Dragon's Breath is listed as $105 OVERVIEW Take a thrilling leap into sky-high adventure as you race head-first on a tandem zip line course that shoots you along 2,800 feet of cables dangling above the forested mountains and tropical seascapes of Labadee. Atop a launch tower in the middle of the forest you’ll meet expert trainers who will deliver a safety briefing before gearing you up with a helmet and cable harness. Then feel the adrenaline rush of flying head-first, like a soaring superhero, through a tunnel of tall trees along a zip line that opens up over craggy cliffs plunging to the bright-blue ocean below. This unforgettable flight whizzes you over Labadee’s powdery sands, crystalline seas, and coral reefs — all before touching down safely on an elevated landing deck. ZLE8 HIGHLIGHTS Ziplining: Amp up the adrenaline while flying across a tandem zip line course spanning some 2,800 feet of suspended cables. Birds-eye view: Fly belly-down through the treetops, zooming over steep cliff faces and soaring beyond the beach. Labadee: This private isle’s green forests, white-sand shorelines and turquoise waters deliver an epic backdrop for your exhilarating flight.