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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from cruisellama in Beach Club at Coco Cay   
    It was $79 when it first opened in 2020 for this Allure sailing I am currently on.  It was running in the $160/per person range for this past month in the Cruise Planner.  3 days prior to sailing it dropped to $79. The Beach Club cabanas went to $599! Currently Beach Club pass is priced at:

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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from CravingaCruise in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from starbrat in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Onboard Credit - transfer / refund‽   
    You can ask them for cash to play the slots. They charge 5% at the cashier window. Or you can see if the slot machine will allow you to charge to your onboard account to add play. Then you get a redemption ticket and go to the machine that converts those to cash (if there is one) or you take it to the cashier window.  
    Or you get the chips and bet it all on black ??
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from Booscruize in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from Hoski in How much luck with Royal Up?   
    Usually if the 3rd person pricing hasn't been locked in, yes there would be a reprice at prevailing rates for all passengers.  You lock in the 3rd person pricing when you originally book. 
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from cruisellama in OASIS - Nov 3, 2021 (Western Caribbean)   
    From what others have been reported, all the previous check-in information was saved. The check-in was just disabled and pushed back to a later date.
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    AshleyDillo reacted to AlmondFarmer in Wonder of the Seas to Port Everglades   
    Based on the departure times for the itineraries above, Wonder of the seas is not only larger than Allure but also 30 minutes faster to complete a transatlantic transit. 
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    AshleyDillo reacted to AlmondFarmer in Royal App on Wonder   
    The Royal App didn’t work during the sea trial. 
    P C Load Letter error
    Engineers will be taking the ship back out to sea and test again soon. 
     
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    AshleyDillo reacted to pjr12pjr in Covid tests   
    Oh thank you so much!!  So you took the Rapid ID Now not the Rapid Antigen and that was ok.  Sorry just double checking because as I said I got different answers from Royal. Thank you!!
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    AshleyDillo reacted to drdestructo in Just off Allur of the Seas - Royal Loft Suite September 12th -19th, 2021   
    Day 8 – Disembarkation and final thoughts

    Darn…no Starbucks delivery today.  We went to Coastal Kitchen at 6:30am and told Romina we would be at the room ready at 7:30am. Everyone already was all packed, so after our final breakfast on the ship, we met back at the suite where Romina had a porter gather our bags and follow us off the ship.  She had Martha and my dad drive their scooters to get off the ship.  Romina was able to walk us up to the elevators that would take us to customs.  Hugs were exchanged and she asked me to text her when we got home.  When we got downstairs, we were met by another Star Class representative.  Martha relinquished he scooter which another porter took back to the room.  Our luggage was transferred to another porter who would take it all the way to our vehicles. We were led to facial recognition scanners and very quickly passed through to the parking garage.  From the room to packing our cars and leaving was a little over 20 minutes. Remarkable…I love Star Class.

    Final Thoughts

    There was much anticipation and anxiety leading up to this trip.  We were so relieved that we got to go.  My family says that Star Class lived up to my hype and then some.   I am pleased that we were able to share this with our friends and family.  We were very pleased with Romina, she was different than Susan Flannery, our first Genie, but equally as good.  She had 4 rooms to attend to on this cruise including our party of 6, but we never felt slighted in any way. Romina was good at anticipating our needs and was very good at responding to my pre-cruise emails.

    Cruising was different due to Covid-19, and masking in certain parts of the ship was mandatory. We had determined early on that if that was what we need to cruise, then so be it.  For us it was really a minor inconvenience.  Most of the areas we liked to spend on the ship were where we could take them off…Theaters, Restaurants, Solarium, Casino and of course our suite.  Royal has done a fantastic job with the protocols they have in place.  It was nice to have servers in Windjammer, drink stations, at the soft serve area on the pool deck etc., because…well, people will be people.  Enough said.  We felt very comfortable and safe on the ship. We were asked to bring documentation for our shore excursions in Cozumel and Costa Maya. 

    Martha and I have another Star Class cruise on the Oasis in the Ultimate Panoramic Suite in April of 2022.  Based on their experience here, the remainder of the family is seeking to possibly book Star Class as well…we may have created Star Class monsters.  

    Feel free to ask any questions and I’ll do my best to answer.

    Bob aka drdestructo

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    AshleyDillo reacted to Booscruize in Star Class Wedding! Oasis Of The Seas November 7, 2021   
    Pre-Cruise Planning:
    Excursions/Ports:
    Coco Cay- Thrill Water Park! We have NEVER been to Coco Cay! This is very exciting for us because we are thrilled seekers and couldn’t contain our excitement about the water slides! We also want to explore the entire island. Because of this we decided not to do a Cabana because we doubt we would spend enough time in it to make it worth it. We know that we will be in many locations trying out all the amenities and food!! Chicken sandwich and mozzarella sticks anyone?!? 
    St. Thomas- The ONE excursion that we were set on doing was the Sea Lion Swim in St. Thomas! We had it in the cart three months ago and got ready to check out! Computer glitch….we call…SOLD OUT 😩😩😩 there is no waiting list either. We will mention this in our initial Genie wishlist and see if there is any magic to be done. If not it won’t be the end of the world. We will do something that involves a tour and beach day! 
     
    St. Maarten- We have been to this beautiful island several times and each time we say we are doing Maho Beach and each time we decide not to becaus did crowds. Well NOT THIS TIME! We are absolutely going to go this time because with reduced ship numbers it seems like the PERFECT time. Plan to take taxi to Maho Beach and find some chairs, umbrellas, and cocktails! 
     
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    I am originally from Florida. Due to health concerns my Mom won’t be able to join us on this cruise. However, I may be a grown man but I am also an only child. If I dared step foot in Florida without seeing my Mother (She is a southern Belle but she means BUSINESS!!)Jarell would be a widow before we even got married LOL Also I am just realizing there is no gay equivalent to widow/widower. I digress because of this we plan to travel to Tampa and stay Thursday/Friday to visit family. Despite having free flight privileges we decided that it was better to rent a car in Tampa on Saturday and drive to Miami with all our wedding supplies like welcome aboard gift bags for our guests and decor etc. Plus Jarell has never made this car trip and wants to see Alligator Alley. If you’re from Florida seeing an alligator is just a Tuesday but hey 🤷🏽‍♂️ get your thrills babe LOL 
      We debated on where to stay in Miami on Saturday night knowing only that our one requirement was that we wanted a port view! We originally planned on staying at the Intercontinental but after checking pricing and locations we decided that for the same price of a room at Intercontinental we could get a suite at Holiday Inn Port Of Miami. That would also allow us to hosts our friends as they come in town if we choose to. Plus we can walk across the street to the restaurants and shops. And wake up early to watch Oasis sail in! This is the suite we chose! 
     
    We are also super excited that on Saturday night we booked reservations for dinner at The Versace Mansion! People RAVE about the food and I can’t imagine a more fabulous or appropriate place to dine before sailing out of Miami for a Star Class Gay wedding than here! LOL 

     
    This is getting long so I will be back when we hear from our Genie!! I hear they are all fantastic on Oasis but thanks to the expert suggestion from @Lovetocruise2002we made a plea for Shane as our Genie on our survey LOL *fingers crossed! 
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Anyone have the Allure bookings moved/confirmed to Wonder of the Seas today yet?   
    Oh good! At least they had the foresight to block out the suites for now.
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from Dimension in Serenade of the Seas - December 14, 2021   
    Done. In the future if you are the creator of a topic you can edit the subject line by editing the first post 🙂
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    AshleyDillo reacted to smokeybandit in New bill introduced to make elimination of Canadian port requirement permanent   
    We still are world leaders in producing red tape
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    AshleyDillo reacted to SPS in Time for some fun dreaming: What ports of call would you like to see developed?   
    I AGREE! Look at my picture. I started shaving my head just so they would stop asking!🤪
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from LifesEz in How long is TOO long aboard?   
    It's kind of the same thing. If you are onboard for long enough the body will adapt to keep you from being unsteady on your feet. It's engaging muscles to assist with the extra balancing effort. Those muscles don't get used in the same way on land, so they can start to feel sore if you aren't used to it. It's the same thing that contributes to you still feeling like you are moving when you get back on land.
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from sammy79 in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from ellcee in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from SuperStarian in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from Ampurp85 in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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    AshleyDillo reacted to Ampurp85 in Hotel in Port Canaveral Between Cruises   
    @AshleyDilloCool I saw the fridge and stuff, but could care less. I just focused on the brand, free breakfast and location and was like easy peasy lemon squeezy for this solo gal.
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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    AshleyDillo got a reaction from Rags1 in A True Royal (Loft) Up-Odyssey of the Seas Star Class September 25, 2021   
    Can I just say I love how this messageboard has become the unofficial Star Class live blog/review board? 😂
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