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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from CrimsonCruiser in No response from post cruise team   
    Like, on a phone? 

     
     
     
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    SpeedNoodles reacted to AshleyDillo in New Cruise Planner feature? Custom events   
    @spiralqueen is actually the one who deserves the credit for posting about it in the first place 😉
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from PRebecca in Gty Stateroom Assignment   
    Welcome to the forums!  And it's perfectly normal to want to know where your room is. The waiting is the hardest part (or so said Tom Petty).
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from JLMoran in New Cruise Planner feature? Custom events   
    LOL, I think I just got credit for something @AshleyDillo said. I'll take that as a compliment!, @Matt
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from RCVoyager in Freedom of the Seas Fatality?   
    There are signs everywhere on that deck to not sit on railings. #Fail
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from Brobbins246 in Freedom of the Seas Fatality?   
    There are signs everywhere on that deck to not sit on railings. #Fail
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from RWDW1204 in Tell me about luggage please.   
    1. No, there's no limit
    2/2a You will print off as many luggage tags as you need from the website.
    3. No, but I'd always have ID in/on them just in case you inadvertently leave it sitting somewhere.
    4. There will be a place in the terminal when you disembark where everyone picks up their luggage - the areas are labeled with numbers that will match the tags they give you the night before.
    5. Nope. But know that everyone is in the same boat (no pun intended ... ok, maybe a little), and you can either have your garments pressed by Royal (for a fee), or do what most people do --- bring Downy Wrinkle Guard and/or hang the garments in the bathroom when the shower is running on hot and let the wrinkles take care of themselves.  
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from RWDW1204 in New Cruise Planner feature? Custom events   
    LOL, I think I just got credit for something @AshleyDillo said. I'll take that as a compliment!, @Matt
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in New Cruise Planner feature? Custom events   
    LOL, I think I just got credit for something @AshleyDillo said. I'll take that as a compliment!, @Matt
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    SpeedNoodles reacted to JG1209 in Are there irons in the room?   
    I do not think that it is a matter of them trying to get more money- its a safety thing. If a fire breaks out at a hotel, you can evacuate and fire department can reach you... not so much if you are out in the middle of the ocean.
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    SpeedNoodles reacted to Curt From Canada in Gty Stateroom Assignment   
    Oh no ... this is much too easy.  I hope everyone gets the joke.  Still, it is like Larry Walker facing a Single A pitcher.  I hope everyone will forgive me ...
    I don't think you meant ... "Probably too soon still".
    I think you meant ... "WAAAYTOOO soon still"
    😉
    Curt from Canada
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    SpeedNoodles reacted to dodgestang in Royal Up! opinion. What would you do?   
    I've got my shirt all ready for my April cruise and everything.
     

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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from PRebecca in Pricing increase   
    Have you considered using a good travel agent who can fight these battles for you?
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from Neesa in Royal Up! opinion. What would you do?   
    The DBP is the Deluxe Beverage Package (the alcohol package) and the intern sale is what we lovingly call an EXTREME error made by someone last year when they posted the Deluxe Beverage Package for $18 per person per day (about $40 savings per person per day).  A bunch of us jumped on it - Royal ended up honoring it and the joke was that some intern screwed up.
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Royal Up! opinion. What would you do?   
    The DBP is the Deluxe Beverage Package (the alcohol package) and the intern sale is what we lovingly call an EXTREME error made by someone last year when they posted the Deluxe Beverage Package for $18 per person per day (about $40 savings per person per day).  A bunch of us jumped on it - Royal ended up honoring it and the joke was that some intern screwed up.
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from JoyJoy in Royal Up! opinion. What would you do?   
    The DBP is the Deluxe Beverage Package (the alcohol package) and the intern sale is what we lovingly call an EXTREME error made by someone last year when they posted the Deluxe Beverage Package for $18 per person per day (about $40 savings per person per day).  A bunch of us jumped on it - Royal ended up honoring it and the joke was that some intern screwed up.
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from SweetHomeLady in Tell me about luggage please.   
    1. No, there's no limit
    2/2a You will print off as many luggage tags as you need from the website.
    3. No, but I'd always have ID in/on them just in case you inadvertently leave it sitting somewhere.
    4. There will be a place in the terminal when you disembark where everyone picks up their luggage - the areas are labeled with numbers that will match the tags they give you the night before.
    5. Nope. But know that everyone is in the same boat (no pun intended ... ok, maybe a little), and you can either have your garments pressed by Royal (for a fee), or do what most people do --- bring Downy Wrinkle Guard and/or hang the garments in the bathroom when the shower is running on hot and let the wrinkles take care of themselves.  
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    SpeedNoodles reacted to ChrisK2793 in Passenger overboard 1/22 from Oasis docked in San Juan   
    I found the answer:
     

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    SpeedNoodles reacted to JLMoran in Tell me about luggage please.   
    Nope. All checked luggage is loaded into large bins that hold dozens of other suitcases piled up high. No care will be taken at all if they see a garment bag, it will just get thrown in with the rest of the pile.
    If you have a suitcase with a suit section / pocket / partition, use that to keep the wrinkles to a minimum. Then either spray with Downy wrinkle release (if the suit's fabric isn't super-delicate or easily stained) or put it in the laundry bags available in each cabin on Day 1. Getting a suit pressed on embarkation day ran about $10 when I used that service in 2018. Dresses will run about the same, if I remember right (my wife and daughters all used the Downy stuff since their dresses were made of sterner stuff than my suit is).
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from ChessE4 in Tell me about luggage please.   
    1. No, there's no limit
    2/2a You will print off as many luggage tags as you need from the website.
    3. No, but I'd always have ID in/on them just in case you inadvertently leave it sitting somewhere.
    4. There will be a place in the terminal when you disembark where everyone picks up their luggage - the areas are labeled with numbers that will match the tags they give you the night before.
    5. Nope. But know that everyone is in the same boat (no pun intended ... ok, maybe a little), and you can either have your garments pressed by Royal (for a fee), or do what most people do --- bring Downy Wrinkle Guard and/or hang the garments in the bathroom when the shower is running on hot and let the wrinkles take care of themselves.  
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    SpeedNoodles reacted to JLMoran in Freedom of the Seas Fatality?   
    Sorry, but I strongly disagree with the use of "careless" here -- under the most casual of examination, this was anything but a careless mistake. It may not have been a deliberate action as some have worried, but it is absolutely demonstrative of a complete lack of common sense and good judgement. When the individual is lacking in that, any action they take cannot be described as "careless". Reckless and/or negligent? Absolutely. Flaunting authority? Possibly, given the grandfather is on the record as being someone who believes laws about seat belts and other safety-related rules of the road don't apply to him.
    But careless? I refuse to accept that in the face of the mountain of evidence we've seen.
     
    But one thing you are right about. Chloe is dead because of her grandfather's actions. And that is a tremendous tragedy no matter the circumstances.
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from JLMoran in Anthem Jan. 5, 2020 11 Nights Southern Caribbean - RECAP   
    We spent a lot of time chatting with the two people who serviced Mix and Mingle on Ovation.  They always sought us out to ask how our day was and chat about various things.  They also worked really hard to keep the area clean and the machines stocked and serviced.   We tipped them extra at the end of the cruise. I think they get forgotten about.
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from ellcee in No response from post cruise team   
    Like, on a phone? 

     
     
     
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    SpeedNoodles got a reaction from Neesa in No response from post cruise team   
    Like, on a phone? 

     
     
     
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    SpeedNoodles reacted to twangster in Anthem Jan. 5, 2020 11 Nights Southern Caribbean - RECAP   
    Cruise Summary
    When ever I sail a Quantum class ship I'm reminded about how much I love this class of ship.  I was just on the newly amped Oasis and that is a great class of ship but there is something about Anthem and Ovation that is really appealing.  I prefer both the balcony and junior suites on these ships more than Oasis class.  The balcony cabin layout and bathroom is just about perfect on this class. 
    As it has happened to work out 80% of my 2020 cruises are on Quantum class and I'm okay with that. 
    On this trip I hardly used the pool deck and for the first time I didn't use North Star or iFly.  I don't know where the time went but other than walking through the Solarium a couple times I lived on the lower decks this cruise.   I'm not a sun worshiper so that plays into equation.   I may dig through some of my older Anthem picture galleries to post some pictures because the Solarium is one of the nicest in the fleet and the indoor pool area for families is perfect for this ship.  I wouldn't be doing her justice to not show them off.  
    I did walk through the SeaPlex with the goal of visioning how Playmakers will work on Odyssey when she arrives later this year.  I'm really looking forward to sailing on that ship with the evolution that has come with operating these ships for a number of years now.  I was disappointed when Spectrum went straight to Asia but was thrilled when Odyssey was placed in Florida for the end of this year.
    A lot has been said about Diamond Plus being restricted from the Concierge Lounge.  I seem to pick my sail dates with increased number of top elite so that is something I've experienced a number of times on both Anthem and Ovation.  I've got to say the expanded Diamond Lounge has always worked really well for me on both ships.  I met some new friends and saw a many of them night after night.  As a solo cruiser I love that the Music Hall bar is available for happy hour.  It's much easier to meet and talk with new friends at the bar seating compared to a table somewhere by myself.  For me losing access to the CL is a non-event.  
    The crew were amazing once again on Anthem.  I've sailed with Captain Srecko before and will always look forward to sailing with him again.   
    Coastal Kitchen once again was a star and a highlight of the cruise for me.  The night one filet is one of the best steaks in the fleet.
    I am really glad they occasionally do these longer itineraries on Anthem.  It's such a nice ship a 7 or 8 night is too short and the ports are more interesting on these longer runs.  Having to wear long pants on the first and last day in the middle of winter is trivial.
    Bayonne or Cape Liberty is a great home port.  With sub $20 rideshare transfers it's second only to Fort Lauderdale for fly-in convenience.  Facial recognition is a welcome update since my last Bayonne departure that makes the debarking process so easy.
    I'll post the specialty dining menus I have soon and I may go through some of my older Anthem pictures to find the best one to show off a few areas I missed this time around.
    Until then I hope you enjoyed following along and I thank you for viewing.  
    Cheers!
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