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  1. I have seen many people report that they bring small fans on board - for the same reason, white noise and breeze. Our son loves his meditation tape, so we downloaded that onto our phone and play that for him each night. Believe it or not, the sea air and the ship’s motion made our son super sleepy when he was younger (3-4), and he slept very well at night.
  2. Check out Alaska Shore Tours. We used them for our helicopter and dog sled tour last year, but if I remember, they offered different private tours too.
  3. Quick question on this. I was just looking at our points, and was wondering how you could apply them to pay down an existing booked cruise - can this be done through the rewards site, or do I need to call RCI?
  4. If you are sailing on Anthem, remember that they have the covered pool at seaplex. They designed that class to be cold weather ships, so while it is still cold outside, there is still lots to do. We sailed over Thanksgiving from Baltimore one year and it was 34 degrees when we sailed with a couple of inches of snow on the deck. They heated the outdoor pool at people were in both hot tubs and pool that first night. Was crazy, but being on a ship beat cooking...lol. Either way, I hope you have a great Christmas cruise! We are sailing on the 10 day Serenade Eastern over Christmas this year! Our first as Diamond...
  5. In Juneau we did the helicopter tour with dog sledding on the glacier. Expensive, but an awesome time, and our son was 8 and loved it. We could not get him off the back of the sled.
  6. I cannot commit on which is better as we have only done one from Juneau, but I will tell you my thought process. The helicopter tour is often cancelled, so we booked Juneau as it was our first stop. We figured if we got cancelled there, we could try to rebook in Skagway. If we had stopped at Skagway first, we probably would have booked our tour there.
  7. Ah, so sorry. It looks like this is not a recurring cruise, so it is doubtful that anyone has posted cruise compasses with the daily activities - however, the next best thing is to look for anyone who has posted a review of a recent cruise on Explorer - or post on the roll call for the cruise a week or two before yours, and ask them to post the cruise compasses. Things may change on your cruise, but you may get an idea about what activities they are currently providing.
  8. Here is a screenshot of the itinerary. For some reason, the View My Itinerary button was not working on my phone, so I pulled this from another site.
  9. Do you mean this one? https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/cruises/?dates_maxDate=05%2F31%2F2019&dates_minDate=05%2F01%2F2019&departureCode_BCN=true&icid=hpnvbr_pagehe_fnd_hm_awaren_938&itineraryPanel=EX07BCN-3663070805
  10. Royal does Christmas up. We sailed on Navigator over Christmas 2017, and are going to go on Serenade this year over Christmas. For Navigator, Santa came and the younger kids had parade down to Studio B where Santa handed out gifts. There was caroling, light show, and snow on the royal promenade. They had special dinner for Christmas. It was awesome!
  11. We booked the helicopter with dog sled tour with them in Juneau. It was great.
  12. We sailed on Radiance last year - the southbound route. Our flight from Vancouver was later in afternoon, so we booked a sightseeing trip with airport drop off - so took a coach bus from terminal to airport (no car seat would be needed). Also we were taking 3 day precursor land tour with RCI and had airport transfers when we arrived in Anchorage, so that was another coach bus. I would check on those options.
  13. We booked through Alaska Shore Tours, and Coastal ran the helicopter part of the trip - cannot remember who ran the dog camp. Was a great trip - well worth the money, which was less than shop charged. Check out the pics in my review from last year - the links should be in my signature or posted under 2018 Alaska Reviews.
  14. RCI Adventure has a 10 day Eastern in July, but you need to sail out of NJ. If you can wait and sail over Christmas, there are a lot more options - 14 night Southern/Eastern on NCL Pearl, 9 day Southern In Explorer, 8 day Southern on Carnival Horizon, 8 day Southern on Carnival Breeze,
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