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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from Hoski in on ship spending   
    When we where on Anthem the Royal IQ app would track when a purchase was made for a drink under the drinks package, it just gave the location and a zero charge against it.
    It was fun towards the end working out an estimate of how much we would have spent..... we did pretty well that trip lol

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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from JLMoran in on ship spending   
    When we where on Anthem the Royal IQ app would track when a purchase was made for a drink under the drinks package, it just gave the location and a zero charge against it.
    It was fun towards the end working out an estimate of how much we would have spent..... we did pretty well that trip lol

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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from Jason12 in Repricing: US vs UK   
    Sounds like a job for my TA..... oh Sharron! :P
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    cmdrfrag reacted to Jason12 in Repricing: US vs UK   
    But also remember you can swap multiple times, so first downgrade and then a few days later¬†upgrade to your original cabin ūüėÄ
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    cmdrfrag reacted to princevaliantus in Repricing: US vs UK   
    You will lose all added Packages/incentives unless they are offered again under a new sale and you will be repriced to the new rate being offered. 
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    cmdrfrag reacted to Jason12 in Repricing: US vs UK   
    X that by 7 and it‚Äôs a massive saving for our family, and ironically we all ended up with a better balcony cabin than we first booked, we all booked boardwalk balcony and ended up with oceanview balcony ūüĎć
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    cmdrfrag reacted to princevaliantus in Repricing: US vs UK   
    Also, make sure when you pay off the cruise that the credit card you use does not charge you foreign transaction fees as what you think you might have saved in reality you end up paying it in these fees. 
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    cmdrfrag reacted to Jason12 in Repricing: US vs UK   
    You cannot reprice same deal but you can ungrade or downgrade, example, we booked our Oasis cruise with free airfare but when the prices dropped we saved £500pp by buying our own flight and booking a GTY.. also deposits are non refundable if you cancel this is due to UK terms nothing to do with RC.
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from mellibee in Sea pass prepaid   
    You should be able to do this Online though the Online Check in, that should open 90 days before your cruise.
    And yes once you get your sea pass in your hand you can start using it, I like to have a drink in my hand 10 minutes once on board :)
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    cmdrfrag reacted to Matt in Confused about the UK RCI site?   
    Yes! Because of the global reach of the blog, MEI is allowed to handle customers around the world.
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from Todd W in sheesh! I don't know why i go over there   
    Very true, that is how our experience went.
    The wife and I where so excited to be sailing on Anthem when she first launched, was her first cruise and mine in a number of years. Did a quick search to find information on Anthem to see what we where in store for and ended up in "the other place"
     
    My heart sank when I start reading things about the ship, about the crew, about the other passengers. I was very close to cancelling at one point, but stumbled across this site, think someone had posted a link in a review or the like. It was like night and day. Started reading things by people not out to find fault with everything and actually enjoyed their experiences. Put my mind at rest a bit and when we went on the cruise I was happy to say that everything was fantastic. Since then I've never been back over to the dark side
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from spiralqueen in sheesh! I don't know why i go over there   
    Very true, that is how our experience went.
    The wife and I where so excited to be sailing on Anthem when she first launched, was her first cruise and mine in a number of years. Did a quick search to find information on Anthem to see what we where in store for and ended up in "the other place"
     
    My heart sank when I start reading things about the ship, about the crew, about the other passengers. I was very close to cancelling at one point, but stumbled across this site, think someone had posted a link in a review or the like. It was like night and day. Started reading things by people not out to find fault with everything and actually enjoyed their experiences. Put my mind at rest a bit and when we went on the cruise I was happy to say that everything was fantastic. Since then I've never been back over to the dark side
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    cmdrfrag reacted to twangster in Navigator Mar. 1, 2019 - 9 Nights Southern Caribbean   
    PSA - BREAKING NEWS!
    Terrible ship.  Do NOT book this ship.  Everyone needs to book some other ship.  Leave this ship to me. 
    I will take one for team RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com and sail on this ship so that you don't have to.
    If you would kindly heed my words, rates for Navigator will plummet on poor bookings and I can enjoy my new favorite ship all to myself.
    Thank you and you are welcome.
     
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    cmdrfrag reacted to CrusingWithMatt in Missed the Boat!   
    This is a very good point... I don't think they are thinking of that. (forgetting how (un)important they really are). My wife and I will be going on our first cruise this May and this would be terrible. Minimum of 1 hour early it will be...
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    cmdrfrag reacted to princevaliantus in Starting 2021 - Visa Requirements for ALL Americans Travelling to Europe!!   
    US citizens traveling to Europe will shortly need to apply fo an ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) visa which is the new travel visa to visit Europe that will come into effect from 2021. Similar to other countries and regions in the world Europe has recently decided to improve their security level to avoid any further problems with illegal migration and terrorism. This means that from 2021, ALL American citizens traveling to a European Schengen-zone country will be in need of an ETIAS.
    All the answers to your questions and concerns can be found here: https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-requirements/americans
     
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from JennyB in Missed the Boat!   
    Don't know if these guys were guilty of it or not as you cant seem them approach but I hate when people are late for the ship and you see them Walk across the port.....
    RUN!!! The rest of us where all here on time, you move like you've got a purpose!
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from JennyB in Missed the Boat!   
    I get quite nervous about going too far from the ship when we head off by ourselves and keep checking my watch. 
    I usually try and get us back at least an hour before departure time.
    I remember on one cruise we where about 40 minutes late departing from Lanzarote and we where sitting on our balcony just looking out over the port when we saw this taxi screaming though the security point, lights flashing horn blaring. He pulled up right next to the ship and a couple got out and legged the remaining 20 feet to the gangway. Needless to say they where met with many cheers from the on lookers on the Balconys.
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from Orange Crush in Missed the Boat!   
    I get quite nervous about going too far from the ship when we head off by ourselves and keep checking my watch. 
    I usually try and get us back at least an hour before departure time.
    I remember on one cruise we where about 40 minutes late departing from Lanzarote and we where sitting on our balcony just looking out over the port when we saw this taxi screaming though the security point, lights flashing horn blaring. He pulled up right next to the ship and a couple got out and legged the remaining 20 feet to the gangway. Needless to say they where met with many cheers from the on lookers on the Balconys.
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from MorganMichelle2001 in Allure of the Seas March 10-17 *Attempting to LIVE Blog*   
    Just booked Allure yesterday so I will certainly be following. Hope you have a great time
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    cmdrfrag reacted to twangster in Missed the Boat!   
    I think this thread has served a purpose.  Cruisers old and new have learned the ship will actually leave without you when you don't return in time.  Of the 6,000 on board, 5,998 made it back. 
    I was on a cruise two weeks ago and I saw 60 - 80 people slowly walking up the pier well past all aboard time.  None were in a hurry.  One drunk girl lay on the concrete pier and rested (or passed out) .   I had to check my watch thinking I was an hour off.  I wasn't.  Crew were waving to them to hurry up.  The bridge blew the ship's horn.  People are way too cavalier and just assume the world revolves around them. 
    I tire at the muster drill waiting for the stragglers to show up.  I tire on an excursion waiting for people who show up late.  
    Hopefully this video will serve to educate everyone that a ship will leave without you.  It is your responsibility to be on time.
    The cruise community has a name for these types of people.  "Pier Runners" and it transcends all cruise lines.   
    This is about personal accountability and yes, two ships full of passengers will make fun of you when you miss the ship.  
    Lesson learned - don't be late.  
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    cmdrfrag reacted to Jolly Ogre in Missed the Boat!   
    Not any misfortune here. They chose to miss the ship. People need to be held accountable for their decisions. 
     
    I am sorry, but their tears sustain me...I enjoyed the photos and video immensely.
     
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from FlowBro Ty in Question Of The Day ...   
    Don't show my wife this suitcase. My backs already broken carrying her stuff though the airport
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Question Of The Day ...   
    Don't show my wife this suitcase. My backs already broken carrying her stuff though the airport
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from JLMoran in Missed the Boat!   
    I get quite nervous about going too far from the ship when we head off by ourselves and keep checking my watch. 
    I usually try and get us back at least an hour before departure time.
    I remember on one cruise we where about 40 minutes late departing from Lanzarote and we where sitting on our balcony just looking out over the port when we saw this taxi screaming though the security point, lights flashing horn blaring. He pulled up right next to the ship and a couple got out and legged the remaining 20 feet to the gangway. Needless to say they where met with many cheers from the on lookers on the Balconys.
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    cmdrfrag got a reaction from Fuzzywuzzy in Missed the Boat!   
    Don't know if these guys were guilty of it or not as you cant seem them approach but I hate when people are late for the ship and you see them Walk across the port.....
    RUN!!! The rest of us where all here on time, you move like you've got a purpose!
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