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Floridadude

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  1. I just returned yesterday from my Symphony cruise. I took my electric 13 inch desk fan. Made my sleeping perfect, as I need the white noise and air movement to sleep. Here are the 2 responses from my inquiries to RCL prior to my cruise.
  2. I turn my phone off when we get to our cabin and it goes in the safe, doesn’t get turned on until the cruise is over. I tell my family if someone dies pack them in extra ice until I get home.
  3. Gold is the lowest, starting status. Yes they can board with you. There is no lounge for gold. It will just be general seating if you arrive before 10-10:30. Once they start boarding and have called all the top tier folks then you can board at your leisure.
  4. You could walk it, just beware of speeding cars, and taxis. There are some sidewalks. If you have a lot of luggage send the person renting and have them pick you up afterwards.
  5. Royal has so many discrepancies. I am sailing Symphony in a few weeks and my time for boarding is 2 pm and my husband’s is 1:30. Plus the key icon is right on it. Do they expect us to miss the Chops lunch in MDR. We will be there 10ish. I did call weeks ago to inquire about what “choice “ meant on my Set sail pass. Took 52 minutes and 7 employees and supervisors to finally figure it out. They had never seen this before. They thought it was that I did my flight thru RCL. It is my status in the casino. Go figure!
  6. Kind of confused...why would it be cheaper with the drink package and why is it listed like that? Even $12 for the drink it’s covered in the package. Now drinks served in special souvenir glasses are extra.
  7. Anything perishable should not be brought back to your cabin. They are not true refrigerators with the proper safe temperature. They are coolers and keep contents at temperatures in the upper 40’s/ 50’s. Food can spoil at those temps and cause problems.
  8. Take all your friends and family on the boardwalk Carousal. Everyone on an animal, set it up with the crew operator. Say your special words then ride. Someone can be taking photos or video of you. Then make your way up to your loft for drinks and appetizers. I just think out of the box!
  9. Called Royal, told me to have my TA contact them to put me back into 8D gty list or move me to another cabin, 6D or 8D. Nice that they waited 11 months to assign me my cabin. TA called all OVB sold out so I’m stuck with what they consider an upgrade. Did a Royal up for Suites but most likely won’t be accepted. Lesson learned...never do a Guarantee again!
  10. I booked a 8D oceanview balcony guarantee. Just got my stateroom and it is a 6D oceanview balcony Deck 14. Is this a lower category? I booked this knowing 8D is on decks 6, 7 or 8. Which I wanted. I did not want a high deck, plus it is under basketball court. This is the first time booking a guarantee.
  11. There is a $10 pp charge for your food, then yes you can get your milkshake with the DBP. Cheers!
  12. I have cruised out of Tampa many times. My cruise a few months ago it was so windy we could not leave until after midnight as it is a small channel and need to stay in the middle, sides are too shallow. Winter cruising with our early morning dense fog has created two of my cruises to be out at sea until 9am, then the 2 hours from the bridge to docking. Everyone that had flights before 1pm missed them.
  13. So I cruise a lot on RCCL, just checking to see whats new on my cruise planner for my December Symphony cruise. I tend to go all out, since it is a vacation. I booked the Key, Specialty dining, adult beverage pkg, etc. Back to the reason for this post. Why is Cococay cabanas so expensive. This is $500 more than my OV balcony cabin cost. I would take that money and donate with a chance of winning to the Casino. I realize they have to pay for this 200 million dollar upgrade somehow, just not getting it from me.
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