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    NS8VN got a reaction from averbeck in Come Say Hello! I Work On Independence Of The Seas!   
    So that means you are going to miss the special charter cruise on Nov 11th?  You know, the adult-only clothing-optional one that advertises special "play areas"?  You have to be really upset to be missing out on that one! 😄
    I'm so glad they sterilize the ship top to bottom between every cruise already...
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    NS8VN reacted to mworkman in Happy Sailings   
    Congrats to all those who are cruising this month! Have fun on the Group Cruise!
    November 2018
    3 - Auto (Rhapsody of the Seas)
    4 - Floski (Oasis of the Seas)
    4- BobNoxious (Freedom of the Seas)
    5 - Renee Siao (Navigator of the Seas) Update: We won’t be visiting Boston, New York, and Port Canaveral. Instead, we’ll be visiting Bruges/Zeebrugge (Brussels), Belgium, Le Havre, France, and Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. 
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    NS8VN reacted to Matt in Priority boarding for Diamond and Diamond plus gone?   
    Before jumping the gun on this, can we confirm this is actually a thing and not just a random one-off situation and/or a mis communication?
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    NS8VN reacted to PG Cruiser in Refreshment Package   
    I remember what a teacher of mine said while teaching us the usage of "can" and "may" - "You CAN but you MAY not".
    What you plan to do is not allowed with any of the beverage packages.  It has some kind of ripple effect. Actions like this causes RCCL to come up with STRICTER policies for the packages. As an example, they now require ALL (adult) guests in a stateroom to get the Ultimate Package regardless of their drinking habits. I'm sure the main cause of this change in policy goes back to guests in the past using their companion's beverage privileges.  
    There are a lot COMPLIMENTARY beverage options that come with your cruise fare.   I hope your daughter will find something from there to her liking.
    My two cents.
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    NS8VN got a reaction from rbwest1 in Anxiously awaiting damage report (if any) from Labadee after earthquake hits 100 kms to the west on Haiti   
    Yeah, don't you hate it when someone writes those? 🙄 
    Just because someone makes a comment that could be construed as partisan and nobody yells at the person about it does not make a site "political leaning" or "only for right wing folks".  I do believe it is typically called "tolerance", "not reading any ill-intent", or at the very least "letting it go". 
    I do, unfortunately, very much believe you are being serious.

    I do sincerely hope you enjoy your cruise.  I hope when something irritates you on the ship you can let it go and not allow it to ruin your trip.
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    NS8VN reacted to RobWhatley in Anxiously awaiting damage report (if any) from Labadee after earthquake hits 100 kms to the west on Haiti   
    It really doesn't matter what one types in a "chat" environment, "someone" will take issue with it.   I prefer to look at Mont's comment about wishing the best for the people down there.  But, I always seem to find a "silver lining".   And, the term "fake news" is a water fountain comment now days.  Doesn't matter if we like it or not, it's here to stay.  Just like the word "Deplorables".  And, I'm a "left" or "right" kind of person. Now, Let's all have fun!  After all, we're talking about our upcoming cruise.
     
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    NS8VN got a reaction from RobWhatley in Anxiously awaiting damage report (if any) from Labadee after earthquake hits 100 kms to the west on Haiti   
    Yeah, don't you hate it when someone writes those? 🙄 
    Just because someone makes a comment that could be construed as partisan and nobody yells at the person about it does not make a site "political leaning" or "only for right wing folks".  I do believe it is typically called "tolerance", "not reading any ill-intent", or at the very least "letting it go". 
    I do, unfortunately, very much believe you are being serious.

    I do sincerely hope you enjoy your cruise.  I hope when something irritates you on the ship you can let it go and not allow it to ruin your trip.
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Anxiously awaiting damage report (if any) from Labadee after earthquake hits 100 kms to the west on Haiti   
    Yeah, don't you hate it when someone writes those? 🙄 
    Just because someone makes a comment that could be construed as partisan and nobody yells at the person about it does not make a site "political leaning" or "only for right wing folks".  I do believe it is typically called "tolerance", "not reading any ill-intent", or at the very least "letting it go". 
    I do, unfortunately, very much believe you are being serious.

    I do sincerely hope you enjoy your cruise.  I hope when something irritates you on the ship you can let it go and not allow it to ruin your trip.
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    NS8VN reacted to Susie in Anxiously awaiting damage report (if any) from Labadee after earthquake hits 100 kms to the west on Haiti   
    So True. Life's short just have fun. Don't worry be happy.
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    NS8VN reacted to twangster in Anxiously awaiting damage report (if any) from Labadee after earthquake hits 100 kms to the west on Haiti   
    Maybe I 'got' his sense of humor being Canadian but I don't think he was trying to be left, right or anywhere else.
    It's hard not to scan the TV line-up and not hear extreme rhetoric from many news outlets, Canadian or American (yes, Canadian news endures the same political diarrhea with its politics except it ends in 'eh')  so I think his point was, while those stations continued their verbal diarrhea few even mentioned this earthquake or the impact to the people of Haiti while these supposed 'news' channels chose to remain babbling on.   
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Hcc in drink package question..   
    Exactly, I feel people almost always get the math wrong on the drink packages.  As you mention, assuming someone books their cruise well ahead and keep an eye on the Cruise Planner it is very likely they will get a sale package.  For reference I have seen it several times at $48pppn, so that's not even the biggest sale.  Now, if you are someone like me (or OP) who is choosing between the soda package or deluxe package (rather than deluxe package or no package) then we should factor in that it is between an $8.50 package or $48 package.  So now we can consider the deluxe package to actually be $40 (rounding for simplicity).  Now, coffee or fresh squeezed OJ?  So if we get a single glass of OJ and a single premium coffee, we are talking another $10.  Feel like some bottled water?  Three would be another $10.  Now we are looking at needing to buy $20 worth of drinks.  That's 2 mixed drinks or 3 beers (wine somewhere in between).
    The point is not to encourage anybody to get a drink package they don't want, rather make sure you are factoring in the complete value of the package as it's much more than booze.  The Refreshment Package might make sense as well if all of those things sound good but the 2 drinks average per day still seems excessive to someone.  Just know that the 5-7 drink estimate people come up with is leaving a lot out of the equation.
    As to the actual question of the thread: you can't just get a package for one day for the reason you can't just sign up for a week at the gym.  RCCL knows many people won't take full advantage of the package throughout their cruise, rather it is a convenience for them.  So those people essentially subsidize the package for those taking plenty of advantage.  Much like all the people signing up at a gym in January are subsidizing it for those still working out in March.  It's all a numbers game and RCCL has the numbers down to a science.
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    NS8VN got a reaction from 3trinitythree in Royal Caribbean International: VOYAGE OF THE SLEAZE (a/k/a Voyager of the Seas) !!   
    The Sun?  Have you no standards, sir? 😆
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    NS8VN reacted to monctonguy in drink package question..   
    I'll be on that cruise and drink package is a no brainer...between bottled water...Cpl beers around the pool deck...glass of wine or two at supper.....your almost even...and you get the soda package with it so yeah..not hard to break even..
     
    I wont get into the details but the drink package is usually "paid" for after my first day on the ship...lol
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    NS8VN got a reaction from catinthehat300 in drink package question..   
    Exactly, I feel people almost always get the math wrong on the drink packages.  As you mention, assuming someone books their cruise well ahead and keep an eye on the Cruise Planner it is very likely they will get a sale package.  For reference I have seen it several times at $48pppn, so that's not even the biggest sale.  Now, if you are someone like me (or OP) who is choosing between the soda package or deluxe package (rather than deluxe package or no package) then we should factor in that it is between an $8.50 package or $48 package.  So now we can consider the deluxe package to actually be $40 (rounding for simplicity).  Now, coffee or fresh squeezed OJ?  So if we get a single glass of OJ and a single premium coffee, we are talking another $10.  Feel like some bottled water?  Three would be another $10.  Now we are looking at needing to buy $20 worth of drinks.  That's 2 mixed drinks or 3 beers (wine somewhere in between).
    The point is not to encourage anybody to get a drink package they don't want, rather make sure you are factoring in the complete value of the package as it's much more than booze.  The Refreshment Package might make sense as well if all of those things sound good but the 2 drinks average per day still seems excessive to someone.  Just know that the 5-7 drink estimate people come up with is leaving a lot out of the equation.
    As to the actual question of the thread: you can't just get a package for one day for the reason you can't just sign up for a week at the gym.  RCCL knows many people won't take full advantage of the package throughout their cruise, rather it is a convenience for them.  So those people essentially subsidize the package for those taking plenty of advantage.  Much like all the people signing up at a gym in January are subsidizing it for those still working out in March.  It's all a numbers game and RCCL has the numbers down to a science.
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    NS8VN reacted to Jjohnb in Royal Caribbean International: VOYAGE OF THE SLEAZE (a/k/a Voyager of the Seas) !!   
    Anyone want to guess how long it will be before Jim Walker has this story prominently displayed on the front page of his website! 
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Ray in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    The lack of self-awareness is disappointing.
    The lack of respect is far more so...
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Ken-55 in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    Pro tip @Balsam:
    If you ask a question on a forum looking for advice, don't attack people for the advice they give.  The second you tell someone they have "more money than sense" it really shows the lack of respect you have.  If you want to be disrespectful to those offering their help, maybe you shouldn't ask for help here.  Or anywhere.
    Seriously.  Ellcee gave you her reasoning for getting it and offered a few differences between the two.  You responded with a completely unnecessary and unprovoked personal attack.  Extremely judgemental, rude, and disrespectful.  All to someone who simply offered a response to your question.  You have since doubled down on the personal attacks.  What kind of person does that?
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Ken23 in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    Pro tip @Balsam:
    If you ask a question on a forum looking for advice, don't attack people for the advice they give.  The second you tell someone they have "more money than sense" it really shows the lack of respect you have.  If you want to be disrespectful to those offering their help, maybe you shouldn't ask for help here.  Or anywhere.
    Seriously.  Ellcee gave you her reasoning for getting it and offered a few differences between the two.  You responded with a completely unnecessary and unprovoked personal attack.  Extremely judgemental, rude, and disrespectful.  All to someone who simply offered a response to your question.  You have since doubled down on the personal attacks.  What kind of person does that?
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Ray in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    Pro tip @Balsam:
    If you ask a question on a forum looking for advice, don't attack people for the advice they give.  The second you tell someone they have "more money than sense" it really shows the lack of respect you have.  If you want to be disrespectful to those offering their help, maybe you shouldn't ask for help here.  Or anywhere.
    Seriously.  Ellcee gave you her reasoning for getting it and offered a few differences between the two.  You responded with a completely unnecessary and unprovoked personal attack.  Extremely judgemental, rude, and disrespectful.  All to someone who simply offered a response to your question.  You have since doubled down on the personal attacks.  What kind of person does that?
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    Pro tip @Balsam:
    If you ask a question on a forum looking for advice, don't attack people for the advice they give.  The second you tell someone they have "more money than sense" it really shows the lack of respect you have.  If you want to be disrespectful to those offering their help, maybe you shouldn't ask for help here.  Or anywhere.
    Seriously.  Ellcee gave you her reasoning for getting it and offered a few differences between the two.  You responded with a completely unnecessary and unprovoked personal attack.  Extremely judgemental, rude, and disrespectful.  All to someone who simply offered a response to your question.  You have since doubled down on the personal attacks.  What kind of person does that?
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    NS8VN got a reaction from JLMoran in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    The lack of self-awareness is disappointing.
    The lack of respect is far more so...
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Orange Crush in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    Pro tip @Balsam:
    If you ask a question on a forum looking for advice, don't attack people for the advice they give.  The second you tell someone they have "more money than sense" it really shows the lack of respect you have.  If you want to be disrespectful to those offering their help, maybe you shouldn't ask for help here.  Or anywhere.
    Seriously.  Ellcee gave you her reasoning for getting it and offered a few differences between the two.  You responded with a completely unnecessary and unprovoked personal attack.  Extremely judgemental, rude, and disrespectful.  All to someone who simply offered a response to your question.  You have since doubled down on the personal attacks.  What kind of person does that?
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Skigoofy in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    Pro tip @Balsam:
    If you ask a question on a forum looking for advice, don't attack people for the advice they give.  The second you tell someone they have "more money than sense" it really shows the lack of respect you have.  If you want to be disrespectful to those offering their help, maybe you shouldn't ask for help here.  Or anywhere.
    Seriously.  Ellcee gave you her reasoning for getting it and offered a few differences between the two.  You responded with a completely unnecessary and unprovoked personal attack.  Extremely judgemental, rude, and disrespectful.  All to someone who simply offered a response to your question.  You have since doubled down on the personal attacks.  What kind of person does that?
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    NS8VN got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    The lack of self-awareness is disappointing.
    The lack of respect is far more so...
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    NS8VN got a reaction from JLMoran in Voom Surf vs Voom Surf + Stream   
    Pro tip @Balsam:
    If you ask a question on a forum looking for advice, don't attack people for the advice they give.  The second you tell someone they have "more money than sense" it really shows the lack of respect you have.  If you want to be disrespectful to those offering their help, maybe you shouldn't ask for help here.  Or anywhere.
    Seriously.  Ellcee gave you her reasoning for getting it and offered a few differences between the two.  You responded with a completely unnecessary and unprovoked personal attack.  Extremely judgemental, rude, and disrespectful.  All to someone who simply offered a response to your question.  You have since doubled down on the personal attacks.  What kind of person does that?
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