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MrMarc

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  1. You might want to edit the calendar out of the video, unless you were trying to talk about planning something very different than the narration suggested.
  2. Yes, I wonder if there will be the same "administrative fee", which is really the non-commissionable fare. If so, I hope they make it clear in the award so people know.
  3. They also announced that NCL is a new rewards partner. I hope it is in addition to RCCL, not instead of.
  4. It is very variable, but they do tend to show up in November-December and May-June.
  5. Yes. It is absolutely for real. I spend money on it, but I have been on 6 free cruises in the last couple of years.
  6. Forget non-smoking, we need non-complaining cruises!
  7. 16.99 on Empress, January 2020(down from 24.99!). 17.99 on Independence, November 2019.
  8. I wish people would stay nice and positive. I would be sad if this turned into something like that other place. If you sail in Star Class, enjoy the perks, you deserve them. If you sail in the smallest inside cabin, enjoy the cruise, don't stress about what others do, say or wear. Unless they share the drink package, then knock yourself out.
  9. Wait. Aren't they supposed to get that(and anything else) done by wiggling their nose?
  10. Be sure to read all the terms. You can only use 1, it has to be on a new booking, and it cannot be combined with a casino offer.
  11. It is $30.38 per day on my Jan. 11 Empress cruise. $29 for surf only. Maybe the $24 was surf only.
  12. Are any of the Over the Water Cabanas at Nellie's Beach(Labadee) better than the others?
  13. I know they have said that they want the app to be enabled on "all" ships by the end of the year, but do you think that includes Empress of the Seas?
  14. No, I wonder about that too, but I really cannot imagine people packing everything to get off the ship and then saying they just thought they were going to spend the day in New Orleans (implying they would get back on the ship) or complaining about no transportation while being "held" on a bus.
  15. A few people are contradicting the article in the comments, but apparently some have been deleted.
  16. They claim they didn't have transportation, but were stuck on busses??? Some people just thought they were there for the day??? Something doesn't sound right...I think(just my guess) that those 200 requested to get off in New Orleans and there was a time difference between when they disembarked and when they could get their chartered jet. They were confined to an area in the port for security reasons. They were not just dumped, they simply had to wait for a delayed plane, but it is a better story if they were dumped.
  17. Both talk about the guest canceling. Neither talks about Royal canceling. I think this is another case where wrong information is being given out and they will refund the accepted bid. I wonder if it is taken into account for percentage FCCs.
  18. I cannot believe a company the size of RCCL would use terms and conditions like this. It says you don't get a refund but you do get a refund. I THINK they are trying to say that once they accept the offer you cannot cancel or modify the offer (ie decide not to upgrade) and get a refund, but if you cancel the entire booking, you can.
  19. No. Izumi Hibachi is specifically included with the unlimited dining package. From their FAQs: Q What restaurants are included in the Unlimited Dining Package? A The following restaurants are included in the Unlimited Dining Package. Please not that restaurants vary by ship and are subject to availability. 150 Central Park Chops Grille® Giovanni’s Table Hooked Seafood℠ Fish & Ships℠ Izumi Izumi Hibachi Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver Johnny Rockets® Johnny Rockets® Express Sabor Samba Grill Sichuan Red Wonderland Package does not include premium experiences such as Chefs Table, Mystery Theater Dinner, Wine Pairing Menus and up charges for special food selections. LEARN MORE
  20. According to an email I received from customer support: "If you would like to order a second entrée in a specialty dining venue, please note that a subsequent cover charge may be incurred at the discretion of our onboard staff." So the rule is "your milage may vary."
  21. I think a lot of the items in the shops onboard is overpriced, so using the drink package logic, it is ok to steal it. I am amazed at how people justify what they do.
  22. I think it's value is based on what it is worth to the purchaser, not how much it costs RCCL.
  23. There is a $10 charge. They are saying it is limited to 1 entree per restaurant, but you can go to multiple restaurants. The cruise planner is very specific about multiple entrees and multiple restaurants, but I guess they are treating them like the seafood tower at chops. Since there would be an extra charge the fine print overrides the description.
  24. I thought one of the main features of the unlimited dining package was the ability to order multiple entrees, especially since the description specifically says it does. However, Royal is now saying the description is wrong and it does NOT include multiple entrees, at least at the same restaurant. Update - The customer service and resolutions team have said that the package DOES include multiple entrees, just as the cruise planner says. The Facebook people still say it does not. So the real answer may depend on the particular ship and restaurant managers interpretation.
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