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    Ft. Myers Fl.
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    Cooking, scrapbooking,and of course traveling
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    Royal Caribbean
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  1. First off I have no idea if I’m allowed to ask this question but I don’t know anyone to ask. I’ll take my lickin if I’m wrong. We have booked several times at Next Cruise then had our TA take over the res. later on to take advantage of perks offered on both sides. I would like to know, is it possible to do the same thing with a RCCL res. made online? Also, is it possible to get a balcony credit, loyalty perk, by just asking for it, if we are not on a cruise at the time?
  2. Stayed in Trastevede, at Hotel Santa Maria. It is beautiful converted convent. The rooms all open to a central courtyard. Breakfast is provided and it was substantial and delicious. Trastevede is home to many wonderful restaurants and nightlife. We walked to all the sights and it was an easy stroll to the Vatican. We would stay there again for sure.
  3. We were also on this cruise. I echo a lot of the comments made. We were not diamond until after this cruise, so I cannot comment. We noticed a few areas of the ship looked a bit tired, but not dirty. We know she is going in soon for drydock. It really didn’t bother us. We also found the MDR to be very good, we always found something we liked. Service was top notch. My husband commented that he found the shrimp cocktail to be great, but he wished the sauce had more horseradish in it. The next night he was brought extra horseradish to add without asking. The only negative we found was the CD Mike. He was very obnoxious at times. We were uncomfortable with the way he commented to an elderly gentleman at the bellyflop show. Great cruise, met some really nice people.
  4. Very refreshing post! Thank you for starting it! We sail in 6 days and we will be diamond status after this cruise. We are visiting the southern Caribbean for the first time. We have booked an exciting trip for next year to the Baltic’s. We have healthy happy children and grandchildren and we are very blessed to be able to travel. Life is good.
  5. We love the Horseradish salmon, the lasagna and the apple pie. The lamb shank and escargot were especially good on our sailing on Allure. After the second night, the waiter automatically brought us escargot to share every night.
  6. So I don’t know the cost, but I know we were on the Harmony several years ago and a lady from our roll call used it for her husband. She shared with me that they hadn’t been able to cruise for awhile until they discovered the program. She was quite happy with the care he received. You might try calling the disability number for RCCL, they will be more helpful.
  7. Everyone has covered just about anything that might come up. I just wanted to add, you might want to find the roll call for your sailing and join. There will be a meet and mingle, arranged by the ships staff if there are 25 or more joined. It’s a good place to meet in person the people you have talked with on your roll call. Also, the roll call members sometimes have excursions you can join at a much lower cost, smaller group and more customized plan. Welcome to cruising!
  8. My question was regarding junior suites, are they considered suites. It seems everywhere else they are not.
  9. Regarding JS privileges, we have noticed several times we have seen check-in lines marked for “Suite Guests” in the MDR. We were afraid to use them because I have read so many times that a JS really isn’t a real suite. Would it be a perk allowed a JS?
  10. Funny story. We were cruising with our folks and I reminded my MIL not to forget her 2 bottles of wine. They normally don’t bring any along because they go to happy hour in the DL and take a glass to dinner. Unbeknownst to me she brought 2 jugs of red wine. She had them in her carry on and they looked in and let her pass. That night at dinner she walked in an plunked a jug of wine in middle of the table. They are 92 and 86 years old, I guess the security felt like it wouldn’t do any harm to let them keep them.🤷🏼‍♀️
  11. On a recent cruise on the Indy, with MTD, a gentleman came over very night mid-dinner and asked if we wanted the same time and place next time. He then gave us a card to come in, no waiting in line. It was very nice because the lines were crazy long.
  12. This same question was discussed on another thread. I was interested because we are booked on her for the Baltics July 2021. We Love the Jewel, she is a favorite of ours. The general consensus is dry dock will be in April 2021. I agree with you about the Viking Crown lounge, all glass and beautiful at night. Great place to go have a cocktail and just enjoy being at sea.
  13. It has been almost two years for us, we booked at next cruise when we were platinum. The cruise we booked would take us into emerald. They were not able to give us discount at the time of booking but gave us an OBC for the difference.
  14. Roast pork and kraut served on mashed potatoes is our tradition ever year also. It must be a Midwest thing, we are from Ohio. Brings luck to the new year.
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