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    Hagar got a reaction from IRMO12HD in I used Air2Sea for the first time   
    I agree with the passenger calling in directly. Not because I am a lazy t/a but just so they are hearing all of the options and making sure they have their FULL legal names entered correctly. I would suggest making sure you have a very good idea of what your wants/needs are prior to placing that call though. Using the airlines site, search engines or even recommendations from the "boards" can be quite helpful in arming you with useful info. 
     
    Several years ago I did find an international one-way in business class that was only a couple of hundred US$ more than an economy seat. Rare? Certainly, but I love the hunt too!
     
    My best tip with "ChoiceAir," now "Air2Sea," is to price roundtrip AND 2 one-way flights. It is counterintuitive to conventional planning but can open up the field of options as well as pricing lower sometimes.
     
     
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    Hagar got a reaction from emmef in How many LA cruises will you book?   
    I managed to use my cruise shoehorn to squeeze in the 7-night run next January
     
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    Hagar got a reaction from rjac in J3/J4 Junior Suites Difference?   
    As an agent I was able to ask my SAM (strategic account manager} to research this very question for a client. They swear it is the same bathroom configuration for the J3 on the Odyssey. Since Royal is infamous for their "glitches," I will still keep my digits crossed until we hear back from someone onboard though.
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    Hagar reacted to teddy in Opinion Is 13 nights on Mariner excessive?   
    Our first cruise ever was on Mariner in Jan 2019.....after 20 years of marriage.  I regret not going on a cruise earlier in our lives.
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    Hagar got a reaction from Neesa in Opinion Is 13 nights on Mariner excessive?   
    Feel like you just asked the choir if it likes to sing? 
    I love to do a couple of weeks on the same ship, whether it's a B2B or a transatlantic. But when I booked a 3 week transpacific on Explorer, I did wonder if I was stretching the rubber band too tight. Today, just as I felt at the end of that run, I still say "let's do that again!"
     
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    Hagar got a reaction from teddy in Opinion Is 13 nights on Mariner excessive?   
    Feel like you just asked the choir if it likes to sing? 
    I love to do a couple of weeks on the same ship, whether it's a B2B or a transatlantic. But when I booked a 3 week transpacific on Explorer, I did wonder if I was stretching the rubber band too tight. Today, just as I felt at the end of that run, I still say "let's do that again!"
     
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    Hagar got a reaction from PRebecca in Opinion Is 13 nights on Mariner excessive?   
    Feel like you just asked the choir if it likes to sing? 
    I love to do a couple of weeks on the same ship, whether it's a B2B or a transatlantic. But when I booked a 3 week transpacific on Explorer, I did wonder if I was stretching the rubber band too tight. Today, just as I felt at the end of that run, I still say "let's do that again!"
     
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    Hagar got a reaction from JasonOasis in Opinion Is 13 nights on Mariner excessive?   
    Feel like you just asked the choir if it likes to sing? 
    I love to do a couple of weeks on the same ship, whether it's a B2B or a transatlantic. But when I booked a 3 week transpacific on Explorer, I did wonder if I was stretching the rubber band too tight. Today, just as I felt at the end of that run, I still say "let's do that again!"
     
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    Hagar got a reaction from cruisellama in Opinion Is 13 nights on Mariner excessive?   
    Feel like you just asked the choir if it likes to sing? 
    I love to do a couple of weeks on the same ship, whether it's a B2B or a transatlantic. But when I booked a 3 week transpacific on Explorer, I did wonder if I was stretching the rubber band too tight. Today, just as I felt at the end of that run, I still say "let's do that again!"
     
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    Hagar reacted to nate91 in Cruise Start Date Anticipated - Hyped Incorrectly   
    CDC: I'm from the government, and I'm here to help!" 
    Terrifying.
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    Hagar reacted to Irieman in Aft cabins on Rhapsody   
    As always, thanks for the feedback. Could not pass up the double wide balcony and am happily in 7152.  
    When COVID hit we had three cruises booked for the first time. Cancelling, lift and shifting throughout the year but am now back to three on the books. Let's hope we are in a good place so my September Symphony cruise goes as planned. 
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    Hagar reacted to em.down.the.rabbit.hole in On Board Credit   
    Fabulous, well I've spent my OBC on spa, hair, teeth, and nail treatments.  So if they cancel June cruises I've got my fingers crossed that I can get 125% or simply have 100%moved to another cruise.
    On another note, just got emailed by Royal to take part in a survey about this June cruise. They were asking about why I booked, what I expect from a covid p.o.v., and what I want most from this cruise.  Was it too cheeky for me to say "I wanted it to just Sail" 🤣
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    Hagar got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Anniversary of cruising being suspended   
    The teaser (the news we have been all been waiting for) is "out there" for tomorrow's "Coffee Talk" with Vicki Freed.
    I know Matt has an "in" so stay tuned to this fantastic site!
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    Hagar got a reaction from tiny blonde in Unfair cost with FCC's   
    You aren't wrong but maybe a glimmer of hope for ya. Prices shot upwards due to the crush created by cancellations, "lift & shift," and being able to reschedule so many runs. But with the new deployments out and a bunch of us having moved some our cruises out of the line of fire (hopefully), I am starting to see things level out somewhat. During this past week 2 of my customers got price drops as well as a couple of my personal bookings dropped. This leaves many of my Royal bookings unchanged but wanted to throw my 2 cents in the mix. 
     
    Fortunately my franchise run of fifteen years is coming to an end next year but what a rollercoaster ending!
     
     
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    Hagar got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in I used Air2Sea for the first time   
    I agree with the passenger calling in directly. Not because I am a lazy t/a but just so they are hearing all of the options and making sure they have their FULL legal names entered correctly. I would suggest making sure you have a very good idea of what your wants/needs are prior to placing that call though. Using the airlines site, search engines or even recommendations from the "boards" can be quite helpful in arming you with useful info. 
     
    Several years ago I did find an international one-way in business class that was only a couple of hundred US$ more than an economy seat. Rare? Certainly, but I love the hunt too!
     
    My best tip with "ChoiceAir," now "Air2Sea," is to price roundtrip AND 2 one-way flights. It is counterintuitive to conventional planning but can open up the field of options as well as pricing lower sometimes.
     
     
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    Hagar got a reaction from emmef in I used Air2Sea for the first time   
    I agree with the passenger calling in directly. Not because I am a lazy t/a but just so they are hearing all of the options and making sure they have their FULL legal names entered correctly. I would suggest making sure you have a very good idea of what your wants/needs are prior to placing that call though. Using the airlines site, search engines or even recommendations from the "boards" can be quite helpful in arming you with useful info. 
     
    Several years ago I did find an international one-way in business class that was only a couple of hundred US$ more than an economy seat. Rare? Certainly, but I love the hunt too!
     
    My best tip with "ChoiceAir," now "Air2Sea," is to price roundtrip AND 2 one-way flights. It is counterintuitive to conventional planning but can open up the field of options as well as pricing lower sometimes.
     
     
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    Hagar got a reaction from MrB in Probably unpopular opinion: Odyssey of the Seas is not an attractive ship   
    I did the first t/a when "EPIC" was brand new even though she is "UGHH-LEE!" But their suite program was ahead of it's time and we had one of the best cruises of our lives in one of their forward-facing "owner's suites." 
     
    Still loyal though with over 80% of my cruises being with Royal 😷
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    Hagar reacted to twangster in Alaska 2021 - Maybe a total loss?   
    I feel like with news that the US will have so much vaccine in a few months time Canada should respond to the plead from Congress to open their ports with...
    We can open the ports... for ten million doses.

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    Hagar got a reaction from CruisingOz in Royal Air / Sea Booking Option for Barbados   
    Throwing my 2 pennies in the mix;
     
    I added a refundable flight thru A2S about a month ago. Cruise is for December '21 and agent did ask for my seat request for "United" even though no payment has been made. Airline's own site reflects my flight and seat choice. Maybe it depends on the airline?
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    Hagar reacted to twangster in Opinions on Oceanview Panoramic View Suite (particulary on Adventure)   
    In other news, this week I have booked a studio interior on at least 3 cruises, albeit short cruises.  They are so cheap!!!

    What could go wrong?
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    Hagar reacted to twangster in Adventure of the Seas balcony bump out   
    This is who...

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    Hagar reacted to Sharla in Canada's Ban on Cruise Ships Extended to 2022   
    Right- Jones Act is merchandising and PVSA is people. Like Soylent Green. 
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    Hagar reacted to RCVoyager in Is there a ship you won’t sail on again?   
    I can say without reservation of any kind, I WILL NEVER SAIL THE REGENT SUN AGAIN.  
    I was on her in 1995.  She sunk in 2001.
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