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Old August 29th, 2013, 07:00 PM
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Hi all, new to the forums. Just was thinking why is RC doing 6 day cruises on Indy and not 7? What's the advantages of this? Thanks
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Old August 29th, 2013, 10:56 PM
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Indy rotates an 8 nighter with a 6 nighter. I actually like the itineraries on both the 8 and 6 night....Some good rates can be found on Indy with both the 8 and 6 nighter. Of course the rates are alot better with the 6 nighter being 2 days less.

Many working cruisers don't get alot of time off from their jobs. The 6 nighter is a Sunday to Saturday cruise which means you can request one week off from work yet you have the day off before the cruise on Saturday to prepare for the cruise and get back on Saturday and have a full day Sunday to unpack and unwind before work again on Monday....of course that is if you are a typical Monday to Friday employee.

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The previous poster said it best.

We're booked on the 6-day next March.

Nice ship, nice deal.
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We booked the 6 day for next February with the intentions of trying to get as many family members to be able to cruise with us. Having Saturday before the cruise and Sunday after the cruise to drive home is a big plus when trying to meet the needs of multiple family members!
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I am thinking od doing a 6 day Indy cruise on Dec. 29th. 2013.

To celebrate New Years Eve a six day cruise is about right for us.

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New Years on the High Sea's would be cool....just wish they weren't so expensive......Enjoy!
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New Years on the High Sea's would be cool....just wish they weren't so expensive......Enjoy!
The Indy cruise turned out to be a farily decent price, so I booked it.

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Two months from today i will be embarking on the Independence of the Seas.

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Lucky you!
What is the itinerary?
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Lucky you!
What is the itinerary?
The itinerary is leaving out of Ft. Lauderdale and sailing to Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Jamaica and Labadee.

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The itinerary is leaving out of Ft. Lauderdale and sailing to Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Jamaica and Labadee.

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We'll be following you in line 90 days later...
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We'll be following you in line 90 days later...
I'll check it out and let you know how I liked it.

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I'll check it out and let you know how I liked it.

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Sounds like a plan. I've read perhaps 80-90 reviews...most of which were very positive...about the ship, the food, and the service.

In our case...this will be our first cruise where we primarily are targeting rest & relaxation in contrast to the excursion extravaganzas of past cruises.

If the ship is as good as it should be after the refurb, and food as good as past cruises...we'll be happy. Stopping for some kind of excursion in Grand Cayman will be a bonus.
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Sounds like a plan. I've read perhaps 80-90 reviews...most of which were very positive...about the ship, the food, and the service.

In our case...this will be our first cruise where we primarily are targeting rest & relaxation in contrast to the excursion extravaganzas of past cruises.

If the ship is as good as it should be after the refurb, and food as good as past cruises...we'll be happy. Stopping for some kind of excursion in Grand Cayman will be a bonus.
We will be sailing her on the 23rd of February....When are you going?
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We will be sailing her on the 23rd of February....When are you going?
March 23rd.

Then Radiance 6 weeks later.
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I'm looking forward to hearing some reviews from you future Indy cruisers....I'll have to give Indy a try at some point in the future never cruised on her before.
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I will be glad to post my opinion of my cruise on the Indy. However it's bound to be a little biased because I love to cruise, I love Royal ships and I really love to celebrate New Years eve in style.

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Time has gone by fast.

We will be driving to Ft. Lauderdale two weeks from today for this cruise.

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Time has gone by fast.

We will be driving to Ft. Lauderdale two weeks from today for this cruise.

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Enjoy!

We're counting down to 96 days on Indy...
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Enjoy!

We're counting down to 96 days on Indy...
Thank you! I hope that you enjoy your cruise as well.

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Thank you! I hope that you enjoy your cruise as well.

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Love to see some pix if you decide to share.
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I think TM and Cruisefan should both post reviews when you guys return from Indy

Enjoy Indy!!
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I think TM and Cruisefan should both post reviews when you guys return from Indy

Enjoy Indy!!
I suspect that can be accomplished.
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I think TM and Cruisefan should both post reviews when you guys return from Indy

Enjoy Indy!!

I we do what I can. I'm not the best review poster but I will give it a try.


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I we do what I can. I'm not the best review poster but I will give it a try.

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Enjoy your cruise!

Some of the best reviews I've ever read were actually relatively brief but included numerous photos to share. Not everyone's a Hemingway..but some great posts have indeed been made by folks without a Journalism degree.
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Here you go upcoming Indy cruisers!!







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[B]Here you go upcoming Indy cruisers!!
Nice!

Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you Cruisequeen!


Those pics are awesome.


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