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    Flossygirl got a reaction from AlohaLivin in Military discounts   
    Very kind of you 2Beeze!  Will sure remember that!  Same to you, if you ever get Down Under. 👍
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    Flossygirl got a reaction from AlohaLivin in Military discounts   
    Thanks everyone for your constructive comments.  It's great to see that we can have a discussion and voice our own opinions without it all going sour which appears to happen so very often when people talk about an issue online where they are actually anonymous.  Pat on the back to all! 👍
    @2Beeze Agree with all you said although we have never been able to secure a 55+ fare either.  We also love the Americans and the Canadians.  My husband and I have visited your lovely country many times and have made many friends that we enjoy seeing each time we return - friendships that I feel confident will last a lifetime.  The New Zealand people are lovely people and some of my close friends are Maori.  "Kia ora". 
     @twangster your last post did make sense.  I told my SIL about it and it appears it is the talk of the army barracks among those that live to ski and snowboard.  He'll be on that one for sure!  I guess there's not much we can do about RCCL's obvious attempt at gaining good PR and then not following through with the offers.  Like so many have said (and I agree with), it is better that RCCL doesn't make offers they are not prepared to follow through on.
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    Flossygirl got a reaction from twangster in Military discounts   
    Thanks everyone for your constructive comments.  It's great to see that we can have a discussion and voice our own opinions without it all going sour which appears to happen so very often when people talk about an issue online where they are actually anonymous.  Pat on the back to all! 👍
    @2Beeze Agree with all you said although we have never been able to secure a 55+ fare either.  We also love the Americans and the Canadians.  My husband and I have visited your lovely country many times and have made many friends that we enjoy seeing each time we return - friendships that I feel confident will last a lifetime.  The New Zealand people are lovely people and some of my close friends are Maori.  "Kia ora". 
     @twangster your last post did make sense.  I told my SIL about it and it appears it is the talk of the army barracks among those that live to ski and snowboard.  He'll be on that one for sure!  I guess there's not much we can do about RCCL's obvious attempt at gaining good PR and then not following through with the offers.  Like so many have said (and I agree with), it is better that RCCL doesn't make offers they are not prepared to follow through on.
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    Flossygirl reacted to jce2 in Military discounts   
    Since we have mentioned a few other military offers I will tell you about one that totally blows my mind.....here in Colorado (and some other states and Canada) we have a season lift pass called the "Epic Pass".  There are many "flavors of this pass but most range in price from $650-$850 and include skiing in multiple locations.  Last year was the 10th anniversary of this pass.  In celebration they chose to offer a special "Military Epic Pass" since many of the ski areas in Colorado had been founded by members of the 10th Mountain Division after their return from World War II (They had been trained in mountain warfare (and skiing) here in Colorado)......The Military pass which includes close to a dozen ski areas and had unlimited/no blackout date restrictions price?.....$99!!!  Needless to say I grabbed one as a single day pass costs more than that!  It is easily the biggest discount I have ever recieved for being military.....much to my surprise they have renewed it for next year (thought he price is now $125!).......Off subject I know but thought I would share as this far into this thread most likely only military folks are reading anyway........Note this pass is good for retirees and their dependents as well 
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    Flossygirl reacted to twangster in Military discounts   
    And look at that, Canadian and Australian qualify:

    I'm an Epic pass holder, non-military.  This is a great deal.
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    Flossygirl got a reaction from GlowTheWeird in Military discounts   
    @Floski Yes, it surely is smoke and mirrors but they should be asked to either explain their offer or remove it.  
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    Flossygirl got a reaction from GlowTheWeird in Military discounts   
    Hi Ashley, this didn't matter with P&O or Princess here in Australia - it was separate to other offers - just extra OBC added as a "thanks".  It was simply a matter of "yep, you qualify, it's yours".  I live in Queensland but come from Sydney so a bunch of us took a 2 day cruise from Brisbane to Sydney to see friends and family for fun.  The OBC on Princess was $50.  I thought that was pretty good for 2 day cruise.  I personally think it's time that Royal Caribbean and the other cruise lines advertising these sort of discounts do so or stop advertise them.  It just should be an added irrespective of what offers are on the table.
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    Flossygirl got a reaction from GlowTheWeird in Military discounts   
    Wow, I'm appalled!  I actually believed the Canadians and Americans were receiving the discounts and the Aussies and Kiwis were snubbed - kinda seen as less deserving.  Apparently not!  This sort of advertising is blatantly playing on the military, seniors and the like to make the company look good - "hey look at us, we're handing out discounts!" - but in the end nothing comes of it.  I've also tried to tick the "seniors" box but it means diddly squat (sorry if this is Aussie slang)!  Come on, isn't it time this stopped?  It's an insult to the military who risked their lives so that others might live.  Shame on RCCL and the other cruise lines doing this.  As I said earlier, we have received military discounts from P&O and Princess so pat on the back to them.  And thanks to @fonemanbob for appreciating the military service alliance.  It works towards keeping our respective countries safe and without that we have nothing.  😘
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    Flossygirl got a reaction from Floski in Military discounts   
    @Floski Pleased no one went "what the"  when I said diddly squat! 🤣
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    Flossygirl got a reaction from Floski in Military discounts   
    @Floski Yes, it surely is smoke and mirrors but they should be asked to either explain their offer or remove it.  
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    Flossygirl reacted to Pima1988 in Military discounts   
    Part of me thinks that they also use it for market research.  IE Check the boxes that apply to you and  they than can start seeing trends to use for advertising.
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    Flossygirl reacted to AshleyDillo in Military discounts   
    RCL tends to make their "sales" not combinable with other offers and they always have some form of a "sale" going on, so most aren't able to get a military discount applied because it's either equal or less than the current sale offer.
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    Flossygirl reacted to VACruiser in Military discounts   
    I'm retired U.S. Army and have never been given a military discount. Sure the place to put it in the booking is there but it never yields anything valuable.
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    Flossygirl reacted to Pima1988 in Military discounts   
    Add us to the list.  My husband is retired AF and we have never used the discount.  
     
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    Flossygirl reacted to GlowTheWeird in Military discounts   
    Yep, never have had a military discount apply for any royal cruise we have priced or booked. Sometimes I feel companies have these options  advertised on the website because it looks good  as PR.  It’s a business, that’s fine but then don’t advertise a discount that so rarely applies it’s hard to find anyone who’s ever been able to use it. 
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    Flossygirl reacted to fonemanbob in Military discounts   
    Sad it has taken all these years to come out.  I personally have asked that question many times.   Getting a state discount is a joke also.  Or a senior discount or a disabled discount.  And so on and so forth.  To all who have served : THANK YOU.
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    Flossygirl got a reaction from twangster in Military discounts   
    I'm happy to float this boat (excuse the pun 😂) and I just tried to contact Susan Bonner being the relatively new Vice President and Managing Director of Royal Caribbean for Australia and New Zealand via email.  The email address was [email protected]  It's the only one I found after searching.  I just received a bounce back with fatal errors so I guess that address was wrong.  Any help with a contact person/s email would be greatly appreciated.
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