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Everything posted by Hagar

  1. Oh no, NOT shenanigans! "Oh dear, oh my, Lippy" (Seriously no disrespect to the "OP" ...just tickled my funny bone ;>)
  2. 🥩🦞 Coastal Kitchen would be the tie breaker for me too
  3. Using deck five to move forward/back to avoid the Esplanade below is the main tip I give for this class of ship. "CafeTwo70" might be out of the way but some real nice munchies can be found there.
  4. So my new political party is TROPICAL! (how topical 😈)
  5. Even though I am an old phart I firmly believe "bots" will end up doing most of the heavy lifting for us in this arena. The mothership for our franchise already has this yet I still enjoy "the hunt" as I wind down my franchise. My all time favorite (have told before but still kewl) was finding "GS" for a customer that was less $ than their aft balcony on a Radiance class ship. No drop in their category and no drop in the junior suites, yet the "GS" was less than both of them (for around 36 hours anyway yet it wasn't a glitch, just none had sold until then). A "bot" wouldn't have know to even look for that.....yet ;>)
  6. As a retiring t/a (not tied to MEI ;>) I think this was wonderful!
  7. Appreciate that, wanted a career but my first wife couldn't handle the lifestyle. I was in TAC so all of the classics for the F4 and F105. I specialized in the Falcon (AIM-4) since it was so messy with hydraulic fluid but Sidewinders (AIM-9), Sparrows (AIM-7) and the Mavericks (AGM-65) were each in different diagnostic bays (seems like we did more painting than electronics though ;>)
  8. There are more military discounts "out there" than I seen in many years. I preferred the way "Princess" did it, submit the proof once, prior to the sail date, and it remained in your file with them. Enjoyed the banter on this thread so far, even being enlisted USAF ;>) Even though I was only an E-4, I was selected to do a year as a missile crew chief prior to my SE Asia tour. Much safer in northern Thailand than supervising Larry, Moe and Curly Joe at "George Air Force Base" in the California desert.
  9. swinging and cruisinforabruisin as the OP soitenly twisted my mind retired "LEO" brain around the pole 🙊🙉🙈
  10. In yesterdays "Coffee Talk" with agents the "OY" delivery delay was brought up. Me Goldner replied we'd hear w/in the next week or 2. I'm still hoping for original sail date of 11-5 but I've always been an optimist (even with a nickname like Hagar the Horrible ;>)
  11. Been there and cruised that 🙃 The older I get the more I enjoy just watching y'all have fun while I mostly hang out on the ship.
  12. "Who's on first?" What? No he's on second .................. 😈
  13. I can't help but picture their "IT" as something out of a "Despicable Me" movie right now 🤡😱 🤡
  14. I carry my discharge form (DD214) when I qualify for the discount but have only been asked for it once. I doubt that the agent even knew what to look for since my qualifier is from the Viet Nam era but I certainly understand that it could be abused.
  15. PLUS that sale extended until 6-16 now 🧐
  16. we do finally have an automated way to do this but mine were already submitted by phone. Those took 3-4 days to get pricing done but they say it's sped up a bit now.
  17. Shareholders might disagree with Royal being part of the "evil empire" right now😱
  18. As I'm winding down my franchise I love chiming in on these discussions. I am a cruiser who became an agent 13 years ago but referrals were pivotal to my success ( so much so I asked them to stop referring folks to me a while ago). Unfortunately many agents are just order takers stuck in a cubicle, or at home, that can only provide the service or answers that the computer prompts them to provide. So this isn't to brag but to point out the obvious, that you have all the referrals you need on this site (and I am in no way linked to MEI or this site ;>) Will seem weird finding an agent for myself in 2022 but to all of you, HAPPY HUNTING!
  19. An overlooked feature of moving your bookings is there is a waiver of the change fees until August 1. "L&S" won't move casino rates but maybe by calling casino #, they might reschedule it for you if the request is reasonable. Like many posters on here I have had rigid agents and very flexible ones.
  20. Just used that "ploy" to Lift & Shift only customer who has asked to use it. Summer of 2021 on Symphony instead of 2020 on Harmony. One call, great rep and no complications. Not a total optimist though, refund process still a nightmare for my customers and my own travel.
  21. Left coaster here but EWR is the ticket. Be there to visit the Anthem again in December Lord willing!
  22. open mikes are a real "bear" though 😇 During our AM Watch (graveyard) I used to take my probationers down to "communications" and have them plug in for awhile with the dispatcher for our division on LAPD. Helped the rookies get their mind right to speak distinctly even when the world is crashing down around you.
  23. OV to Alaska on August 7th and half packed already. Occasionally the cruise junkie on my left shoulder does argue with the "nay-sayer" on my right shoulder but so far so good.
  24. 9256 is awesome, a great choice on this class of ship. Been there done that and would do it again repeatedly. I have been in 9260 which is nice but I also love not having a cabin on one side with 9256.The pinched balcony may not be as large as some folks think but I thoroughly enjoyed it both times I have had it.
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