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  1. 08000182020 if you phone from the UK. As you have to sign for everything on Independence this should be easy to rectify. Good luck. Graham.
  2. The app is available for Independence of the Seas. Perhaps the feature to view your account was available there so you can check your account regularly.
  3. Some depend on location, and if they activate O3b Independence- Jan, 2019 Caribbean Independence - July, 2019 Mediterranean from Southampton Grandeur - April, 2019 Bermuda
  4. It is harder to find sauna/steam info---it usually isn't marked on the deck plans or on the info for the ship (although sometimes the paid thermal suite is marketed by the cruise line). We purchase a refundable rate so that if a ship had a sauna but got rid of it then we have options. As Bob says, it is hard to tell what will happen with future dry docks. Also, web searches are challenging when some have had them in the past but no longer do.... From the other board I mentioned, combined with other research (someone please correct any errors!) Still free steam and sauna as of now, but dry docks are coming for some of these: Adventure of the sea Brilliance of the Seas Explorer of the Seas Freedom of the Seas Grandeur fo the Seas Independence of the Seas Jewel of the Seas Mariner of the Seas Radiance of the Seas Rhapsody of the Seas Vision of the Seas Questionable Voyager of the Seas (dry dock soon) No sauna: Enchantment of the Seas (removed a while back) Navigator of the Seas (only a steam for those who booked treatments) Splendor (only a complimentary steam) We are wiling to pay for the sauna so I'm most interested in which boat have no sauna at all.
  5. Serenade Anthem Jewel dislike Independence I don't really dislike any of the others and have been on most classes........
  6. my favorite-- any oasis class ship don't have a least favorite. DW and I have only been on the Freedom of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, and Harmony of the Seas. I love all of them.
  7. We were thinking of booking two of the new cabins 8443 and 8445 on Independence. Since they are close to the stairs and the elevator we were wondering if it's noisy. Are those cabins newer than the other inside cabins?
  8. Looks like the balcony might have an view issue one way because it seems to be the first cabin next to the hump area. Have never been on this ship and haven't cruised RC in a very long time. Any cabin advice appreciated, for this cabin, or in general. Particularly interested in a quiet sleep situation as we are light sleepers. Thank you so very much!
  9. We will be taking a private shuttle service from London to Southampton and would love to avoid the crowds. What time can you board in Southampton? The ship sails at 4:30 p.m.
  10. This is my order so far. Love them all, but last two were a long time ago, so almost not fair to rate. Symphony Allure Independence Navigator Mariner Voyager Grandeur
  11. We had the best overall experience and service on the independence. Freedom had issues on our particular sailing but it has some great southern itineraries (I'm a huge fan of the ABC islands).
  12. I just checked and my Adventure Dec 19 is $48. (just bought it), Radiance May 20 is $52 (still waiting.) Allure Dec 20 is $65 (definitely waiting) and Independence April 21 is not listing drink pkg. prices yet (forced to wait 🙂)
  13. We are on Explorer in 5 weeks so out of curiosity I will take my card from Independence on May 28th and try it. If it works I will let the concierge know.
  14. I agree and also think it is a good idea to stop gatecrashers to the DL. In May we only popped into the DL on the first night on Independence and showed our cards but they were not swiped for drinks.
  15. Freedom Class for us too, Liberty, Independence and Freedom. Also want to go on the Mariner and Navigator after their amplification. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  16. Anyone got any info on time frame of Independence (coco-cay ) sailings , if they will continue all western or east also. We are on the 4-27-20 sailing and wouldn't mind picking up a back to back. Bob
  17. On our latest cruise on Independence we had 3 RC excursions cancelled whilst on board (one with less than 24 hours notice). Last year we had 2 cancelled, before that , none. Is this a new trend or have we just been unfortunate?
  18. rotation on Harmony. I also included Allure but need verification. When is Anthem's next turnaround date? That should be a rotation date for her as well. Adventure OTS - Capt Krzyszthof Szymkarczuk (started rotation 7-20-19) Adventure OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff Allure OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad (started rotation 8-18-19) Allure OTS - Capt Ron Holmes Anthem OTS - Capt Henrik Loft Sørensen (started rotation 6-10-19) Anthem OTS - Capt Felix Srecko Ban Brilliance OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug (started rotation 6-19-19) Brilliance OTS - Capt Ante Cavala Empress OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 8-12-19) Empress OTS - Capt Diego Lombardic Enchantment OTS - Capt Toni Tomljanovic (started rotation 8-2-19) Enchantment OTS - Capt Nils-Petter Hoeydal Explorer OTS - Capt Malvin Bardsnes (started rotation 6-30-19) Explorer OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad Freedom OTS - Capt Thomas Busto (started rotation 8-11-19) Freedom OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen Grandeur OTS - Capt Thordur Thorsson (started rotation 7-6-19) Grandeur OTS - Capt Patrik Jukes Harmony OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen (started rotation 8-18-19) Harmony OTS - Capt Gus Andersson Independence OTS - Capt Teo Strazicic (started rotation 8-15-19) Independence OTS - Capt Iv Vidos Jewel OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen (started rotation 6-16-19) Jewel OTS - Capt Trym Selvag Liberty OTS - Capt James MacDonald (started rotation 8-11-19) Liberty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky Majesty OTS - Capt Per Kristoffersen (started rotation 7-6-19) Majesty OTS - Capt Daniel Budzelewskiis Mariner OTS - Capt Tobias Oster (started rotation 8-12-19) Mariner OTS - Capt Toni Calne Navigator OTS - Capt Angel Oviol (started rotation 8-5-19) Navigator OTS - Capt Mattias Persson Oasis OTS - Capt Göran Peterson (started rotation 8-4-19) Oasis OTS - Capt Claus Andersen Ovation OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan (started rotation 7-12-19) Ovation OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy Quantum OTS - Capt Erik Standahl (started rotation 6-28-19) Quantum OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim Radiance OTS - Capt Espen Been (started rotation 8-9-19) Radiance OTS - Capt Marek Slaby Rhapsody OTS - Capt Trond Holm (started rotation 8-10-19) Rhapsody OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo Serenade OTS - Capt Stig Nilsen (started rotation 8-11-19) Serenade OTS - Capt Aris Medina Spectrum OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen (started rotation 6-27-19) Spectrum OTS - Capt Charles Teige Symphony OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead (started rotation 7-21-19) Symphony OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan Vision OTS - Capt Juan Luis Caranti (started rotation 6-15-19) Vision OTS - Capt Michael Lindberg Voyager OTS - Capt Pehr Pehrsson (started rotation 7-28-19) Voyager OTS - Capt Huimin Wu
  19. Hi CC. I am due to go on the Indie at the end of June and was wondering if anyone has recently sailed on her and if so what was it like? Is it still in good repair? Food okay? Service? Etc
  20. I am struggling to find customer photos, videos, comments on the family stateroom 2309 on indepence of the seas. Can anyone help? TIA
  21. Maybe Liberty will take on the full-time schedule out of Fort Lauderdale and Independence will be an additional ship out of Galveston during Winter and perhaps in Southampton at Summer? Although I can't imagine a ship being shared between England and Texas, very different markets.
  22. From November 2021 the regular Wednesday visits for Liberty of the Seas swap to Independence of the Seas in Grand Cayman.
  23. Recently on Independence - drink of the day was on Cruise Compass nearly every day but most bars didn't have daily sign up. Generally about $9 I think
  24. Hey Frequent floaters! My name is Joshua and I work remotely for a software company. Since I can work from anywhere with good internet, I've been working aboard Royal Caribbean ships for a change of scenery (6 Cruises last year, 12 this year). I've found Royal Caribbeans internet to be the best in the industry, however, there IS a difference from ship-to-ship within their fleet. Not all "Voom" internet is the same. They use different satellites based on geographic location AND based on the technology on the ship. And it's all marketed and priced as if it's the same. It's not. 🙂 Here's where you come in--I'm trying to compile a Ship List that will expose which ships have REAL Voom Internet (fast speed, low latency/delay, O3B Network-BEST) and which have NOT-REAL Voom Internet (moderate speeds, high latency/delay, SpeedCast Network-Just Ok). A speedtest from the wifi-connected device will reveal this on the ship. The NOT-REAL Voom internet operates much slower as the delay from ship to satellite is 650+ms whereas the REAL Voom internet operates around 200ms. This is most notable when doing video calls like Facetime or Zoom or playing videos on Facebook/Youtube. For me, the internet is my life on the ship. Here is my list so far. SHIP Adventure--NOT REAL Voom (as of Jan 2019 Thanks @John&LaLa) Allure--REAL Voom (as of Nov 2017) Anthem--Coming Soon (Sailing Aug 2019) Brilliance--NOT REAL Voom (as of Jan 2019) Empress--NOT REAL Voom (Thanks @Ourusualbeach!) Enchantment-- Explorer-- Freedom--REAL Voom (as of Dec 2018) Grandeur-- Harmony--REAL Voom (Thanks @Ourusualbeach!) Independence--REAL Voom (as of April 2019) Jewel-- Liberty-- Majesty--REAL Voom (Thanks @Ourusualbeach!) Mariner--NOT Real Voom (as of July 2019) Navigator-- Ovation--REAL Voom (except when in Alaska, then terrible internet) Oasis--Coming Soon (Sailing Dec 2019) Quantum-- Radiance-- Rhapsody-- Serenade--NOT Real Voom (Thanks @John&LaLa) Spectrum-- Symphony--REAL Voom (Thanks @Ourusualbeach!) Vision-- Voyager-- LOCATION/ITINERARIES Alaska--Real Voom NOT available regardless of Ship Technology (O3B network isn't available above aprx Vancouver Lattitude) Caribbean--REAL Voom Available depending on Ship Technology Bermuda-- Canada/New England--Sailing August 29 on Anthem Panama Canal-- Mexico Pacific-- Meditteranean-- TransAtlantic-- MiddleEast-- For what it's worth, I've asked Royal Caribbean for clarification on which ships have the O3B Network Technology ("Real Voom") and they declined to answer. If you've been on a recent cruise, or are on one now and did a speed test or asked the IT manager, would you help me update this list? Here are two examples of speedtests through Ookla's Speedtest App, showing the difference between REAL Voom and NOT REAL Voom. Would you help me out?
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