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  1. When I spoke with them a couple weeks ago, I had a cruise payment quickly coming due, and FCC not yet received, as promised. I asked about applying multiple FCCs as some of the new cruises are more expensive than the ones cancelled. They said I might be able to get an exception, but didn't sound promising.
  2. Thank for the advice. I’m going to go check the cruises we have booked after our pinnacle cruise to figure out where we have the least amount of perks already.
  3. Oh that’s good to know! I was wondering if I should save it for a more expensive holiday cruise, but sounds like it doesn’t matter if it’s a credit. Any idea if my son will receive cruise points if we are fully paying his portion of the cruise fare?
  4. Thank you for the quick responses! @Host Clarea Great news that they can be applied to an existing cruise. @itsmeagain Sorry to hear that you missed out on yours - I’ll be sure not to wait to hear from RCI!
  5. We will hit Pinnacle in a little over a year. However, we are getting ready to book our 2021 and spring 2022 cruises as they finish opening up this week. Is there a time limit/expiration on when we must take the free pinnacle cruise? I’m a bit concerned that we will book all our vacations through spring 2022, and not have an open week to use the free cruise. I’m hoping if there is a time limit that it’s just to book, but hoping some helpful pinnacles can provide some clarification?
  6. We typically used the hallway on the other side since our room was slightly closer to that side. And didn’t realize there there was an incident on the first day! 😳🤢
  7. We were in 8086 in the aft. Maybe being in the very back made a difference 🤷‍♀️ Glad you didn’t have to deal with the bugs though!
  8. Not sure on the bugs. It was especially bad on the last night when we were on the Chesapeake once it was dark with our cabin lights on and curtains open. Maybe the Chesapeake is just buggy this year...not sure. Our room was right below the spa, so we didn’t hear anything from up there.
  9. Unfortunately, they book in different directions, so hard to tell. On our last cruise, port side faced the dock.
  10. Actually, only 1 pinnacle. It was a holiday weekend, so higher rates than normal. I am pretty sure there was not a discount for the deluxe beverage package. You could get (I believe) 20% off a beverage, but I doubt RCI would let you apply to the package. No, but maybe the Pinnacle did. The meal with a Officer was lunch and the Loyalty Ambassador, Diane, joined us as well as someone from Guest Services (but I don't remember his name =/) We had a whirlwind weekend to St. Louis to watch the Blues play, so wanted to get it in before the crazy weekend! That's awesome that you hid some ducks. This one was on floor 8 way on the aft wall. Anthem is clearly a newer, cleaner ship, and has the bells and whistles (and more to do) of a newer ship. However, Grandeur is known to be one of the nicest ships, which I totally believe. The crew is just super friendly and accommodating. From my son, I am sure he would give Anthem the nod as it has the Seaplex and he LOVES basketball, it also has an arcade (which is super cheesy but amazing to a 4 year old), and more pools (although, no splashaway bay). We like both a lot for different reasons. Grandeur is just a super chill vacation. We really don't plan to do anything, and just appreciate not having much of a schedule. Anthem is a bit busier...since there is more to do, but still a lot of passengers, you have to plan your time more (i.e. iFly, Seaplex open basketball hours, Northstar). Anthem wins food for sure. More options including some of our favs like Wonderland, Jamie's, and Coast Kitchen (for suites and pinnacles). We are about 50 minutes south of Baltimore, and it takes us about 4 hours to get to Bayonne. However, we tend to leave super early before the traffic gets too bad. I think we leave around 5am, have breakfast about 1-1.5 hours into the trip, couple random potty stops for the 4 year old, gas up right before getting off the highway, and we typically are there around 10am.
  11. After this cruise, we have 549 points. The second highest was in the mid-600s.
  12. Yep. If you head right off the ship and follow the green footsteps, it takes you right there. It’s about a 5-8 minute walk with a 4 year old.
  13. We got back yesterday from our 5 night cruise to Bermuda. We didn’t really have much planned, but had a really fun trip. https://familytimeadventure.com/grandeur-5-night-bermuda-5-25-2019/ Let me know if you have any questions from our trip!
  14. Nice! I’m going to hope this is accurate and doesn’t change!
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