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    twangster got a reaction from CHRIS WONG in Where Did Everyone Go?   
    That was Carnival's approach.  Fewer ships but operating at 75-100% capacity.  
    I prefer the reduced capacity approach.  I didn't feel safe on Carnival.  
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    twangster reacted to pjr12pjr in New testing protocols starting Sept 13....   
    Thank you, I needed to hear that people have used that test type for reassurance!!
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    twangster got a reaction from PPPJJ-GCVAB in Where Did Everyone Go?   
    That was Carnival's approach.  Fewer ships but operating at 75-100% capacity.  
    I prefer the reduced capacity approach.  I didn't feel safe on Carnival.  
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    twangster got a reaction from KLA in Where Did Everyone Go?   
    That was Carnival's approach.  Fewer ships but operating at 75-100% capacity.  
    I prefer the reduced capacity approach.  I didn't feel safe on Carnival.  
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    twangster reacted to Jill in Cruises 10/1/21 thru 12/31/21 Final Pmt NOT due until 30 days before …..   
    Got $514.99 refund today for my refundable deposit. That brings my total savings to about $3300 on 3 cruises since June. Pretty much expecting Royal to start paying me to cruise! 😂
  6. Haha
    twangster reacted to JC Pats in Harmony of the Seas - November 21, 2021 - RoyalCaribbeanBlog Group Cruise   
    Look, just because @Matt hid it on me doesn’t make me the next @Big Dawg Ron;)
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    twangster got a reaction from VoidoftheSeas in Anyone have the Allure bookings moved/confirmed to Wonder of the Seas today yet?   
    I suspect they blocked out the cabins involved with the move so they could get the cruises on the website to sell remaining cabins.  It's a short sales cycle and not ideal so there will be a desire to get it out there.
    With cabins for moves blocked off they can begin to work on individual moves and notify Allure guests "soon".  
    That's my guess.  
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    twangster got a reaction from AlmondFarmer in Anyone have the Allure bookings moved/confirmed to Wonder of the Seas today yet?   
    I suspect they blocked out the cabins involved with the move so they could get the cruises on the website to sell remaining cabins.  It's a short sales cycle and not ideal so there will be a desire to get it out there.
    With cabins for moves blocked off they can begin to work on individual moves and notify Allure guests "soon".  
    That's my guess.  
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    twangster got a reaction from AlohaLivin in Double Points and Repricing   
    Not that we are aware of. 
    T&C's state "booked by".   
    I don't know for certain but I don't think Royal is looking for ways to get out of this promo.  They want loyal customers to be happy (and loyal).
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    twangster got a reaction from pmh in Double Points and Repricing   
    It isn't really a cancellation and new booking in North America.  I think the UK has that restriction.  
    With a reprice (in North America) you retain the same booking number, same booking date, same deposit, etc.  Like changing cabins doesn't cause a cancellation and new booking, neither should a reprice.  
    Repricing can cause some forms of OBC to be lost.  If you booked under a sale or promo that included OBC when you reprice you forfeit any offers from the original promo and you obtain any new offers for the current promo.  That often results in loss of OBC but could result in new OBC if the current promo includes OBC.  It depends but make sure to ask the question when looking into a reprice - "Will I lose my OBC?".
    Changing ship and/or sail date is another matter.  
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    twangster got a reaction from emmef in Alaskan cruises   
    Podcast:
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/podcast/episode-231-packing-alaska-cruise
    And...
     
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    twangster got a reaction from cruisellama in New bill introduced to make elimination of Canadian port requirement permanent   
    If it moves forward I think we'll see new opportunities.  New ports, new native corporations taking ownership of existing, etc. 
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    twangster got a reaction from cruisellama in New bill introduced to make elimination of Canadian port requirement permanent   
    Makes sense.
    If cruising is such a vital part of the state's economy we shouldn't have that dependent on a foreign nation.  
    If I'm not mistaken there are lobbying groups in Victoria that would love to see a cruise ship ban enacted or the current ban made permanent.  If they are successful they could cause a lot of harm to Alaska's tourism industry.  It's better to get ahead of that in case it comes to fruition.
    https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2021/09/16/alaska-senator-introduces-bill-permanently-allow-cruise-ships-sail-alaska-without
     
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    twangster got a reaction from Neesa in Double Points and Repricing   
    Not that we are aware of. 
    T&C's state "booked by".   
    I don't know for certain but I don't think Royal is looking for ways to get out of this promo.  They want loyal customers to be happy (and loyal).
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    twangster got a reaction from columbus_cruiser in Allure 2020 Upgrade Details Announced   
    On the Allure test sailing I went to the Champagne Bar and asked for one.  It's not on the menu. 
    The one bartender looked confused but another bartender heard and stepped in.  He said "You must be a legacy cruiser" in a fun tone.  He offered to make me one.  
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    twangster got a reaction from emmef in How long is TOO long aboard?   
    I'm always amazed how quickly longer cruises like this reach their conclusion.  In the beginning it's like "I have lots of time to try this or that" then all of a sudden it becomes "there's only a day left and I haven't done everything I planned to".
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    twangster got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Double Points and Repricing   
    Not that we are aware of. 
    T&C's state "booked by".   
    I don't know for certain but I don't think Royal is looking for ways to get out of this promo.  They want loyal customers to be happy (and loyal).
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    twangster reacted to Matt in Harmony of the Seas - November 21, 2021 - RoyalCaribbeanBlog Group Cruise   
    @Somer The issue here is Royal Caribbean is not yet ready to talk events. We've been ready to plan things, but the groups department is dragging their feet on working to set up events due to unknown covid protocols for our sailing.
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    twangster got a reaction from pmh in Double Points and Repricing   
    Not that we are aware of. 
    T&C's state "booked by".   
    I don't know for certain but I don't think Royal is looking for ways to get out of this promo.  They want loyal customers to be happy (and loyal).
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    twangster got a reaction from AshleyDillo in Harmony of the Seas - November 21, 2021 - RoyalCaribbeanBlog Group Cruise   
    Poll Question:   
    How long before @JC Pats loses, either temporarily or permanently, his Seapass card?
    According to video on the internet he has until 3:47pm to break his Odyssey record.
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    twangster got a reaction from foxrunner in How long is TOO long aboard?   
    I'm always amazed how quickly longer cruises like this reach their conclusion.  In the beginning it's like "I have lots of time to try this or that" then all of a sudden it becomes "there's only a day left and I haven't done everything I planned to".
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    twangster got a reaction from UNCFanatik in Price changes on cruise booked with group rate   
    Call and ask.  Only your TA knows.
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    twangster got a reaction from Matt in Harmony of the Seas - November 21, 2021 - RoyalCaribbeanBlog Group Cruise   
    Poll Question:   
    How long before @JC Pats loses, either temporarily or permanently, his Seapass card?
    According to video on the internet he has until 3:47pm to break his Odyssey record.
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    twangster got a reaction from Matt in Donation for Super Chat   
    Here is another method to support the blog:
    https://www.patreon.com/RoyalCaribbeanBlog
     
     
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    twangster reacted to J_Keeble in Wonder of the Seas to Port Everglades   
    I cant wait for Winder to sail from Barcelona! and its on my wedding cruise in September!!!
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