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  1. when does Vision get to her homeport after the crossing Adventure OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 9-16-19) Adventure OTS - Capt Krzyszthof Szymkarczuk Allure OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad (started rotation 8-18-19) Allure OTS - Capt Ron Holmes Anthem OTS - Capt Felix Srecko Ban (started rotation 8-14-19) Anthem OTS - Capt Henrik Loft Sørensen Brilliance OTS - Capt Ante Cavala (started rotation 8-28-19) Brilliance OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug Empress OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff (started rotation 9-15-19) Empress OTS - Capt Diego Lombardic Enchantment OTS - Capt Toni Tomljanovic (started rotation 8-2-19) Enchantment OTS - Capt Nils-Petter Hoeydal Explorer OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad (started rotation 9-8-19) Explorer OTS - Capt Malvin Bardsnes Freedom OTS - Capt Thomas Busto (started rotation 8-11-19) Freedom OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen Grandeur OTS - Capt Patrik Jukes (started rotation 9-14-19) Grandeur OTS - Capt Thordur Thorsson Harmony OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen (started rotation 8-18-19) Harmony OTS - Capt Gus Andersson Independence OTS - Capt Teo Strazicic (started rotation 8-30-19) Independence OTS - Capt Iv Vidos Jewel OTS - Capt Trym Selvag (started rotation 8-18-19) Jewel OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen Liberty OTS - Capt James MacDonald (started rotation 8-11-19) Liberty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky Majesty OTS - Capt Daniel Budzelewskiis (started rotation 9-16-19) Majesty OTS - Capt Per Kristoffersen 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 9-6-19) Oasis OTS - Capt Claus Andersen Ovation OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy (started rotation 9-20-19) Ovation OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan Quantum OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim (started rotation 9-6-19) Quantum OTS - Capt Erik Standahl 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 Charles Teige (started rotation 9-5-19) Spectrum OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen Symphony OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 9-28-19) Symphony OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead Vision OTS - Capt Juan Luis Caranti Vision OTS - Capt Michael Lindberg Voyager OTS - Capt Pehr Pehrsson (started rotation 7-28-19) Voyager OTS - Capt Huimin Wu
  2. I've got Independence of the Seas booked in April 2021. When checking prices RCi's Website shows all suites sold out and all balcony cabins that hold 3 or more especially so far out. That seems quite strange. Any thoughts on what might be going on with this cruise?
  3. My husband and I did unlimited dining on Independence in February 2018, and didn't feel like it was worth it. With the limited options available we felt like what we were eating was redundant. I know you get the credit now at Izumi and Playmakers, so having lunch at those venues could have broken up the monotony for us. We decided though to only purchase unlimited dining on Oasis class ships. I know that our experience isn't too recent, but figured I'd share anyway 🙂 Enjoy your time on Independence, we've been on her several times and have always had a great time!
  4. My fiancé and I are looking to book a JS Balcony room for our honeymoon and we have narrowed it down to 2 balconies. I thought we were going with 9638, but I just found that the piano from the suite above may be loud. Any insight on 9638 or 9264 would greatly be appreciated. Also, do all JS Balconies have 2 lounger chairs? thank you, thank you 😀
  5. rotation on Symphony, what was the date for the beginning of Oasis' dry dock? Adventure OTS - Capt Carl Graucob (started rotation 9-16-19) Adventure OTS - Capt Krzyszthof Szymkarczuk Allure OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad (started rotation 8-18-19) Allure OTS - Capt Ron Holmes Anthem OTS - Capt Felix Srecko Ban (started rotation 8-14-19) Anthem OTS - Capt Henrik Loft Sørensen Brilliance OTS - Capt Ante Cavala (started rotation 8-28-19) Brilliance OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug Empress OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff (started rotation 9-15-19) Empress OTS - Capt Diego Lombardic Enchantment OTS - Capt Toni Tomljanovic (started rotation 8-2-19) Enchantment OTS - Capt Nils-Petter Hoeydal Explorer OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad (started rotation 9-8-19) Explorer OTS - Capt Malvin Bardsnes Freedom OTS - Capt Thomas Busto (started rotation 8-11-19) Freedom OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen Grandeur OTS - Capt Patrik Jukes (started rotation 9-14-19) Grandeur OTS - Capt Thordur Thorsson Harmony OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen (started rotation 8-18-19) Harmony OTS - Capt Gus Andersson Independence OTS - Capt Teo Strazicic (started rotation 8-30-19) Independence OTS - Capt Iv Vidos Jewel OTS - Capt Trym Selvag (started rotation 8-18-19) Jewel OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen Liberty OTS - Capt James MacDonald (started rotation 8-11-19) Liberty OTS - Capt Dustin Catelsky Majesty OTS - Capt Daniel Budzelewskiis (started rotation 9-16-19) Majesty OTS - Capt Per Kristoffersen 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 in dry dock Oasis OTS - Capt Claus Andersen Ovation OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy (started rotation 9-20-19) Ovation OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan Quantum OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim (started rotation 9-6-19) Quantum OTS - Capt Erik Standahl 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 Charles Teige (started rotation 9-5-19) Spectrum OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen Symphony OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 9-29-19) Symphony OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead Vision OTS - Capt Michael Lindberg (started rotation 8-24-19) Vision OTS - Capt Juan Luis Caranti Voyager OTS - Capt Pehr Pehrsson (started rotation 7-28-19) Voyager OTS - Capt Huimin Wu
  6. Is the sky pad on the Independence open? We are on the Independence in November and would like to try it. However we couldn’t find it on the reservations area of the website.
  7. We had one on Independence of the Seas and I did not like it. We usually get oceanview but they were sold out. I really, really missed having natural light in the cabin. Also, it was very loud during the 70's party, which was at 11 o'clock at night. If you don't care about natural light or don't want to get to sleep early, then you'll be fine.
  8. I will be sailing on the Independence of the Seas on June 5, 2020 in Cabin 8302. There will be 3 of us and was told this cabin has a pullman bed. Does anyone know if the pullman is over the sofa or over the bed? And does it have some sort of side rail? TIA
  9. I was in a promenade view room on Independence and I loved it. I was on deck 7 across from Guest Services. The noise didn’t bother me at all. I liked being able to sit in the window seat and look down on the parade and other events going on. I would book this type of room again if the opportunity arose.
  10. Did you stay in this cabin,we have booked this one for next year . We have bee on Independence,Explorer and Navigator within last year and i believe these cabins are larger than normal inside !
  11. Follow along with me, on this, our first trip across the pond. For the next two weeks, plus, we are getting our first exposure to England, Spain, France, and Italy. It it is a good sign when you look out your window, and see your ship waiting for you.
  12. When independence had her refit the ship lost the CL on deck 10 and was replaced with a Suite Lounge in the Viking Crown Lounge near the DL. D+ do not have access to the SL so if Freedom has the same amplification as Independence you only have access to the DL.
  13. We also stayed in a Promenade cabin while on the Independence and absolutely loved it. Would definitely book Promenade again!
  14. Hi, please can anyone tell me what storage there is for the 3rd and 4th person in the lounge ? I can see pictures of the wardrobe and drawers for the master bedroom but I can’t find any details of what storage there is in the lounge area. Just thinking i may have to bring a clothes rail for my kids. On other sailings there has always been a double wardrobe in the lounge but I can’t see anything from the pictures on line. Also so does anyone know of what the benefits are staying in this suite or are they the same as staying in other suites. If if anyone has any pictures I’d really appreciate it. Many thanks
  15. We stayed in a Promenade room on Allure, Independence and Navigator and quite enjoy them. They are a great alternative to an inside....as similar price but yet bigger and you get a window. There is the extra seat which makes the room larger and it's fun to look out (although it was the best on Allure when they had Dreamworks and you could look out and "Hey, there's Shrek"....so no more of that). The only time we heard noise was as per Bob's post at evening parties, etc. But it wasn't that bad and we have no issue booking again if a Balcony isn't in the budget.
  16. Hi were going on a 3 night on Independence of the seas end August from Southampton just a couple of ? Do they have a kettle? Do they have tea bags , coffee in rooms? What plug sockets do the have is it US ones? Our first time on RC. Thanks
  17. My fiancé and I have decided for our honeymoon for the Independence of the Seas Oceanview Balcony. I am really nervous to book because I want to make sure that room 8564 has sliding balcony doors for the view. I searched and searched online and can’t find the answer. If anyone has stayed in this room and can answer and/or has any insight we would greatly appreciate it!!!! Thank you! 😀
  18. ADVENTURE: Drew Devine #1397 ALLURE: Mike Hunnerup as of 8-11-19 #1371 ANTHEM: Mitch Merucci September 21 #1477 to January 5, 2020 #1368 BRILLIANCE: Andrea Olivieri #1453 till 10-15 then Rob McNally returns #1478 EMPRESS Elvis Pinto returns from vacation 9-7 #1273 ENCHANTMENT: Bobby Broughton. Will join Liberty April 2020. #1277 Elizabeth Hackett to cover vacation, early October #1476 EXPLORER: Clo O'Connor 7-21 for full contract #1280 FREEDOM: Daniel Dornas as of 10-6-19 #1501, Cory Rogers for 30 days in Dec to take ship to Cadiz in Jan for drydock #1444 GRANDEUR: John Blair August 8 until November 30 #1194, then Susan Adams to cover their vacation. 11-30-19 roll call #1032 HARMONY: Marc Walker as of 9-29 #1097 INDEPENDENCE: Cuddy Cudsworth as of June 11 for 4 months #1151 any update? JEWEL: Simona Ferraiuolo #1401 LIBERTY: Brian Leavitt returns October 13 #1365 MARINER: Dan Whitley as of 9-20 #1477 MAJESTY: Tornado Tanya Yates Tongue as of 6-24 #1234 any update? NAVIGATOR: Cory Rogers until 10-18, then vacation. #1444 Hugo Arenas returns 10-18 #1426 OASIS: Bobby Brown for 3 weeks, after drydock #1475 OVATION: Chris Brown as of 9-30-19 #1476 QUANTUM: Paul Rutter any change? RADIANCE: Mark Rous #1430 RHAPSODY: Bill Bronckhurst #1477 SERENADE: Carly B as of ? , should be on through November. #1476 SPECTRUM: Fang Lixin through December #1394 SYMPHONY: Mike Szwajkowski as of 9-29 #1297 VISION: Mercedes #1458, Steve Davis returning #1477 VOYAGER: Michelle Oliveria on vacation #1394 who is working here?
  19. I am sailing this weekend on Independence of the seas to celebrate my dad's 70's birthday with my family of 4 incl 2 small kids, my parents and a brother, total 7 of us. We had cruises with other cruise lines but all first time with RCCL. I have done some research but couldn't find all the answers and would like to get some help. Your comments on any of following will be greatly appreciated! 1. We are staying in suites and just got a message from concierge as a reply of my question, if there are any specific nights that MDR is recommended over specialty restaurants (because my parents are not huge fan of buffet and probably will go either specialty restaurant of MDR for dinners). The concierge recommended MDR on formal nights which is 3, 10 and 13th day. I was wondering if there is any difference in themes or ambiance on each formal nights or is it pretty much the same? Any other nights do you recommend to stay in MDR ? 2. I am trying to arrange celebration dinner in one of the specialty restaurants or on chef's table (I guess it is table in MDR?) Which one would you recommend and do they do birthday cakes or anything for the special occasion? 3. Concierge said that there are reserved seats in the shows for suite and diamond/pinnacle guests and advised to arrive 15mins before the show. Is it usually competitive or easy to get a seat? I wonder how early I should arrive to get a seat safely. I guess it is full ship on this sailing as in the middle of school hols. 4. Concierge confirmed that there are no bed guards available. I am planning to put my 2 kids(4 and 8) in the king bed to share or one each in single beds, but little bit worried about 4 yrs old as I will be sleeping in different room. I have fordable bed guard at home, would it be worth to carry it? Thank you!
  20. The cruise isn't showing up on my favourite cruise site either....the Seaxxxxxer site. That's where I go look to see what cabins are actually available. The site is only showing Independence cruises until April 10-15, 2021. Hope you can find another cruise you like.
  21. I had a B2B2B booked on Independence for January 2021. All three cruises ended up being chartered. Lost them all. And of course, other options have increased in price. mac_tlc
  22. Halloween night fell on formal night and that was pretty fun too. The ship, Independence was dressed up really nice. They spent all night decorating and on the morning of Hallowwen it looked really nice. A nice passenger parade throughout the promenade occurred. It was a fun night and big party after the parade. Enjoy it! Definitely take a costume.
  23. We have 2 extra Grandeur blocks. We will be on Symphony 2 and 9 Nov cruises. Anyone need a Grandeur and want to trade for either: Mariner, Freedom, Empress, Jewel, Serenade, Enchantment, Allure, Legend, Adventure, Liberty, Oasis, independence, Harmony or Anthem? Let me know and we can arrange to trade on the Symphony next month.
  24. As far as musicals go, Hairspray isn't that old. It first premiered in 2002 and RCI started performances of it in 2009. In terms of the "gap" between when a show premieres and when Royal first runs it, here's the spread: Cats (33 years - first premiered in 1981, first premiered on Oasis in 2014) Chicago (35 years - first premiered in 1975, first premiered on Allure in 2010) Grease (45 years - first premiered in 1971, first premiered on Harmony and Independence in 2016) Hairspray (7 years - first premiered in 2002, first premiered on Oasis in 2009) Mamma Mia! (15 years - first premiered in 1999, first premiered on Quantum in 2014) Saturday Night Fever (13 years - first premiered in 1998, first premiered on Liberty in 2011) We Will Rock You (13 years - first premiered in 2002, first premiered on Anthem in 2015
  25. How do you know this? I would assume that Freedom would follow in the footsteps of Independence and Liberty. Izumi on Independence is on Deck 4 by the Schooner Bar. Liberty doesn't have Izumi - its Sabor is in the same location as Independence's Izumi.
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