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Ron Rico

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    Ron Rico reacted to SpeedNoodles in Embarkation Lunch   
    We tease you because we love you!
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    Ron Rico reacted to Andrew72681 in Embarkation Lunch   
    There must have been one time and it was probably a very traumatizing experience for her 😛
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    Ron Rico reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Embarkation Lunch   
    As a matter of fact, we sailed in a D6 Ocean View Balcony on 8 April 2018 on Allure !!  If it hadn't been cancelled, we were going to sail in a <heaven forbid> Oceanview room on Majesty in May.  We are sailing in a JS in August on August.  So there !!
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    Ron Rico reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Embarkation Lunch   
    For the past year or more (I think this basically started when they changed the "Ultimate Dining Plan to the "Unlimited Dining Plan"), there has always been at least 1 specialty restaurant open on embarkation day here in the US.  I have never been turned away from using my UDP on embarkation day.  It is easier when you are in a suite, as the Suites Concierge can make your reservation for you, but even when not in a suite I have been able to get in.  If you are sailing from the US, I think you can assume that you will be able to eat in a specialty restaurant on embarkation day if you have the UDP.
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    Ron Rico reacted to kontraxed in Embarkation Lunch   
    Right now, I don't care where I eat lunch just so long as I am ON THAT SHIP!!!
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    Ron Rico reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Taxes and Fees refund?   
    The same thing happened to us.  We had requested a 125% FCC and ended up with a cash refund (which hasn't been refunded yet, BTW).  My TA said that this had happened so much in the last month that she wasn't even going to try and dispute it.  She has been told that once the refund process has begun, they cannot reverse it.  The refund is ok with me....just frustrating that they tell you to go through one process just to have it executed a different way.
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    Ron Rico reacted to rjac in Allure of the seas revamp   
    Have you been on her before? If not, you may want to reconsider. I've been on her four times and look forward to going back. The Allure is one he ck of a ship! 
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    Ron Rico reacted to Andrew72681 in Ocean View Panoramic (No Balcony) Suites - yes or no   
    Take that savings and get an unlimited dining package. 
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    Ron Rico reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Ocean View Panoramic (No Balcony) Suites - yes or no   
    IMO, on the Freedom class ships, the biggest suites perks are breakfast in Chops (usually Chops) and access to the suites lounge and Concierge.  If you have a Dining Package the Concierge can make those reservations for you before you sail, which is a nice service.  
    Personally, I would probably go with the suite just to experience the different room type. Then you’ll know if you can live without a balcony and you’ll get to experience the suite life.  The extra 1/2 bath is a nice touch, too.
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    Ron Rico got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Ocean View Panoramic (No Balcony) Suites - yes or no   
    You have a great point - port intensive = slam dunk! The cruise I'm looking is not, well usual Western Caribbean stops. Not sure if I'll get off the ship - well, maybe Perfect Day at Coco Cay - I'll get off the ship for that. So, I think you have helped me decide. Balcony it is. Enjoy the outside, the water and the view from my own balcony! Heck, with the savings maybe I'll treat myself to some room service! 🙂  Thanks! 
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    Ron Rico reacted to Neesa in Ocean View Panoramic (No Balcony) Suites - yes or no   
    IF and that's a big if my sailing goes 3 August 2020 I have that cabin booked on the Mariner. I have always had a balcony but I wanted to try it, the sailing is only 4 nights. Also on the Mariner it seems as though I can be outdoors in a few seconds same deck, so I booked it. I really like the fact this one has a full and half bath. Teenage daughter made the final decision for me, she can have the half bath. Since it does have full suite benefits also we figured how bad can it be? I say go for it! You never know unless you try :)
     
     
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    Ron Rico reacted to nate91 in Ocean View Panoramic (No Balcony) Suites - yes or no   
    I have stayed in an Ocean View Panoramic, but not the suite. We stayed in one of the rooms on Explorer. Explorer is an older ship, and the Panoramic rooms were built in 2016, so it felt like we were staying on a brand new ship. The windows were incredible! Absolutely loved the panoramic glass view, highly recommend the rooms on the sides of the ship so that all you see is ocean and not the bow of the ship.
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    Ron Rico reacted to SpeedNoodles in Odyssey of the Seas   
    My backup plan will just be to go to work.  *sigh*
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    Ron Rico reacted to Bean79 in RCL Stock Price   
    I guess I was wrong for now. The stock price hit $68.06 so far this morning!!!
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    Ron Rico reacted to WAAAYTOOO in NE/Canada cruise cancelled - what to do?   
    1.  Your refund or FCC (depending on which you choose) will be for the funds you have already paid, minus taxes, ports fees and gratuities (if you had already prepaid those).  It doesn’t matter whether you have paid the final payment or not.  Yes, the option for 125% FCC was added a number of weeks ago...so you can either get a refund or 125% FCC for Cruise Planner purchases.
    2.  No.  If you L&S, any Cruise Planner purchases you made will automatically be cancelled and refunded.
    Yes, I can tell you are totally bummed.
    😂
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    Ron Rico reacted to JBC1 in Philippine crew saying thank you to RC   
    Quite emotional towards the end
    https://youtu.be/I0K-TT7xPt8
    john
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    Ron Rico reacted to Neesa in Coco Cay Cabana Assignments?   
    @WesKinetic, @Pima1988 Great advice! I had a water park cabana FOREVER for my sailing, I was happy and told the others that were sailing with us (another family) they didn't have to buy water park tickets because I had the six with the cabana. Well the price dropped and wow, I jumped on it BUT I indeed cancelled before re-booking and then the cabana was sold out. Oh boy, did I feel like a big dope, I had to call and explain now everyone had to purchase the passes because I LOST the cabana. I felt so bad. The sailing is in June and the others cancelled the entire thing with the cruise with confidence promotion and I am waiting for RCCL to cancel 28 June 20 so it worked out for them BUT who would ever want to plan with me again? Gees! I felt so bad. 
    To add to the entire thing now cabana availability is there again, but I'm not biting. I have almost $1,000.00 of cruise planner refunds I am waiting for (due to my re-pricing) and honestly expecting that sailing to be cancelled....UNLESS the Big 3 can convince the biased CDC that we can sail safely and cancel the no sail order sooner, (I volunteer to argue on their behalf,)  I feel very safe sailing again.  Can't wait actually! 
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    Ron Rico reacted to WAAAYTOOO in First Time Cruiser Questions-Oasis of the Seas-Sky Class Suite   
    Star Class pays for nothing additional as far as food is concerned.  The only thing that is not included for SC are the pastries at Starbucks and candy-by-the-pound at the candy store. All other food is included, including as many proteins as you want at Izumi Hibachi and/or sushi add-on at Izumi Hibachi.  Seafood towers and whole Maine lobsters at Chops are included. If you are on a Quantum class ship, the pastries at the French bakery are included. 
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    Ron Rico reacted to Busylizzy108 in First Time Cruiser Questions-Oasis of the Seas-Sky Class Suite   
    As a first time cruiser, I am hoping to be on Oasis of the Seas in October. We have a 1 BR Aquatheater Suite (11330) and have a few questions. I have been reading reviews online and have watched a ton of Youtube videos but I still have some questions that I am hoping you can help me with. I know there are a lot, so I appreciate any assistance you can provide. TIA
    1) Does room 11330 have a bathtub or just a shower? Unclear whether or not this changed after the amplification. It was my understanding that all suites had a bathtub, but I saw some videos that showed just a shower, so I am confused.
    2) What is the Night 1 filet in Coastal Kitchen that I have read about?
    3) Is the Suite Lounge worth going to on Embarkation Day? Do they have anything special there for while you wait for rooms to be ready?
    4) I saw that Sky Class offers a tour of the bridge. Is this just of the bridge or is it the All Access Tour? The All Access Tour is on sale in the Cruise Planner, but I don't want to buy it if it is something that is included with the suite.
    5) We purchased the Ultimate Dining Package. Will the concierge be able to make all meal reservations in advance or will they just make it for night 1 and then we have to make the rest when we get on board?
    6) I love planning ahead for vacations. Is there any way to find out the daily activities in advance of the trip? What about the theme parties that will be on board, so I can pack accordingly.
    7) Can you order sushi from Izumi to go? If so, do I have to go there in person to order or can it be ordered over the phone?
    8) With the Ultimate Dining Package, is everything included or will upcharges still be applicable if they are listed on the menu (ie: lobster or Chops steak in MDR, seafood tower at Chops)? 
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    Ron Rico reacted to dodgestang in First Time Cruiser Questions-Oasis of the Seas-Sky Class Suite   
    No.  At least....I've never paid for anything at Chops when sailing in Star (other than the bottles of wine)
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    Ron Rico reacted to WAAAYTOOO in First Time Cruiser Questions-Oasis of the Seas-Sky Class Suite   
    Welcome to cruising.  You're starting in style !  Responses to your questions are above.
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    Ron Rico got a reaction from USFFrank in Chances of RCL going Bankrupt!!!   
    All of this is so depressing - ugh! I already miss the "good old days" when our biggest concern was if RCI was going to honor the $18 per day Deluxe Drink Package. 
    Double ugh!
     
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    Ron Rico got a reaction from SpeedNoodles in Chances of RCL going Bankrupt!!!   
    All of this is so depressing - ugh! I already miss the "good old days" when our biggest concern was if RCI was going to honor the $18 per day Deluxe Drink Package. 
    Double ugh!
     
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    Ron Rico got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Chances of RCL going Bankrupt!!!   
    All of this is so depressing - ugh! I already miss the "good old days" when our biggest concern was if RCI was going to honor the $18 per day Deluxe Drink Package. 
    Double ugh!
     
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    Ron Rico reacted to monctonguy in Chances of RCL going Bankrupt!!!   
    Ha...yeah, we dont want to miss out on the "free" dining package we got for the Nov cruise...and it would be the first time sailing with a balcony and it would be a brand new ship and  our first time to Coco Cay since it was revamped...so a lot of pluses if we could make it work.....
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