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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Crew changing when things resume?   
    From what I've read the crews do pretty long tours on the ships. Some still seem to be on board even as things aren't running.
     
    How seemless do you think service quailty will be when things resume? Layoffs and furloughs are likely to effect employee retention. Guess I'm worried there may be a lot of unseasoned crew.
     
    Cruise lines are taking huge hits, how they rebound as things open back up will be critical to passenger experiences .
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PRebecca in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    I already read all of  @betatke1480  blog... I'm totally asking for a soft pretzel to see what happens.
     
    While i have the attention of a few SC regulars here... I know this question has already been asked but instead of what's included, since it's a large list, what isn't included with SC?
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PRebecca in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Thanks! We have received tons of local support and have been feeling the love!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from PRebecca in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Yeah I'm excited. First time booking Star Class! For those that didn't follow along, i was just on Harmony in January for my 10 year wedding anniversary  and did a live blog here it was a blast!  That was our only other RCCL cruise and had a great time in our Sky Class Loft. Gotta say i was totally jealous watching those genies zip around for other groups. I knew i was going to book one just not this soon!  Seeing some of these prices I just couldn't pass up the deal... seriously not even taking into account that i wont need flights this time its about half the cost of my last cruise and it's STAR CLASS and we can now celebrate wifes 4.... i mean 30th birthday! ( i get to celebrate too my 40th is next week but canceled due to covid)
     
    This room looks like it's a newer addition as part of the amplification.  It looks amazing. Has anyone here had the opportunity to stay in one of these rooms? Only 2 things are concerning me. First is no balcony. Obviously  this is made up for with the insane views, just a couple floors up and we got the suite deck anyways. Second is how far it is from the suite lounge / the rest of the star class suites. From what i can tell about the deck plans EVERY other star class suite is aft. I have no issues walking across the ship to get to coastal kitchen (i plan on being more #teamCK this time but now i'll have specialty dining included so still going to be limited, no MDR at all this time!)  a couple nights but I'm slightly worried about genie access with it being so disconnected for the rest of the star suites.  Any input on either of those items would be appreciated.
     
    I am ready for a vacation! Working in healthcare int he middle of all this craziness is exhausting!  A September sailing seems like a pretty safe bet.
     
    @Lovetocruise2002 Too early to start a live blog @ 5 months out?? 😏 . I upgraded my phone so I plan on taking a ton of pictures again!
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    bossdog421 reacted to WAAAYTOOO in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    WOOHOO !!!!  Love me some Michelle !!
    What ship....what suite ?
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    bossdog421 reacted to RCIfan1912 in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Awesome news! More detailed information would be great, ship, cruise destination and suite type. 
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    bossdog421 reacted to RCIfan1912 in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Awesome, same cruise we are doing. Never been to the ports other than Port Canaveral of course. Looking forward to Coco Cay. We are staying on the ship in Nassau. 
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    bossdog421 reacted to RCIfan1912 in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Yeah a guy I work with has been there multiple times on a cruise and he said if you don't have a specific excursion then just stay on the ship. He said its not a place you want to just get off the ship and walk around. I kinda knew that but this was first hand experience. I checked the excursions and nothing jumped out to me and most were very expensive. I never stayed on the ship in port and I think it would be fun to be on the ship with 50% less people. 
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Went to Nassau when i was on a Disney cruise, we walked to the straw market. I did not have a good time. I think my daughter would like Atlantis, at least the aquarium, so we'll probably go do that. I found exploring on our own at a strange port that i do not have a lot of fun.
     
    I went a bit overboard last time at Coco Cay and was in an overwater cabana. It was great but we didnt get a chance to see a lot of the other parts of the island.  Can't wait to explore more (going to be a lot warmer too)
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Thanks! We have received tons of local support and have been feeling the love!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Yeah I'm excited. First time booking Star Class! For those that didn't follow along, i was just on Harmony in January for my 10 year wedding anniversary  and did a live blog here it was a blast!  That was our only other RCCL cruise and had a great time in our Sky Class Loft. Gotta say i was totally jealous watching those genies zip around for other groups. I knew i was going to book one just not this soon!  Seeing some of these prices I just couldn't pass up the deal... seriously not even taking into account that i wont need flights this time its about half the cost of my last cruise and it's STAR CLASS and we can now celebrate wifes 4.... i mean 30th birthday! ( i get to celebrate too my 40th is next week but canceled due to covid)
     
    This room looks like it's a newer addition as part of the amplification.  It looks amazing. Has anyone here had the opportunity to stay in one of these rooms? Only 2 things are concerning me. First is no balcony. Obviously  this is made up for with the insane views, just a couple floors up and we got the suite deck anyways. Second is how far it is from the suite lounge / the rest of the star class suites. From what i can tell about the deck plans EVERY other star class suite is aft. I have no issues walking across the ship to get to coastal kitchen (i plan on being more #teamCK this time but now i'll have specialty dining included so still going to be limited, no MDR at all this time!)  a couple nights but I'm slightly worried about genie access with it being so disconnected for the rest of the star suites.  Any input on either of those items would be appreciated.
     
    I am ready for a vacation! Working in healthcare int he middle of all this craziness is exhausting!  A September sailing seems like a pretty safe bet.
     
    @Lovetocruise2002 Too early to start a live blog @ 5 months out?? 😏 . I upgraded my phone so I plan on taking a ton of pictures again!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Momof4crazytocruise in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    So Michelle at MEI was great. Took care of all of my complicated issues and I'm booked.
     
    Star class in 5 months!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from coneyraven in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Thanks for this thread!
     
    I am working with this company now to change a booking i had for next year to this year!
     
    Also looks like I'll be doing my first STAR class cruise! ⭐🌟⭐
     
    Don't want to jinx it but i really hope i can get everything transferred smoothly.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Oasis, Jersey- Port Canaveral - Nassau - Coco Cay, Ultimate Panaramic Suite.
     
    Gonna be great because we can see the inlaws when we stop in Florida without them cruising with us this time... Not that it was a bad thing last time (😳)
     
    Been to all 3 ports but plenty to see and do that we haven't done before.
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    bossdog421 reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    We aren’t huge fans of the Chef’s Table but we have always found the wine to flow rather freely on the few that we’ve attended.  We’re not connoisseurs but I suspect it’s worth the $25 PP charge.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Oasis, Jersey- Port Canaveral - Nassau - Coco Cay, Ultimate Panaramic Suite.
     
    Gonna be great because we can see the inlaws when we stop in Florida without them cruising with us this time... Not that it was a bad thing last time (😳)
     
    Been to all 3 ports but plenty to see and do that we haven't done before.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Neesa in And just like that rebooked! Thank you John from MEI!   
    Oasis, Jersey- Port Canaveral - Nassau - Coco Cay, Ultimate Panaramic Suite.
     
    Gonna be great because we can see the inlaws when we stop in Florida without them cruising with us this time... Not that it was a bad thing last time (😳)
     
    Been to all 3 ports but plenty to see and do that we haven't done before.
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    bossdog421 reacted to Doak in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    That panoramic suite is incredible. You will not miss the balcony unless you want wind in your face.
    We were on Oasis for New Years and met Executive housekeeper Name of Leo I believe. Anyways we met him on an elevator.  He asked me if I would like to see that suite.
    Leo gives me his phone number to call him at 9am on disembarkation day. We figure he is busy so we rethought it and decided not to call him. At 905 am he walked into the lounge we were having coffee at and says lets go why didn't we call. We were amazed!!
    The views are the entire 3 walls of the suite.  You will love it, enjoy!
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    bossdog421 reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Pastries from Starbucks
    Alcohol above the drink threshold (although I have had the excess $$ waived from time-to-time)
    Excursions
    Spa treatments.  SC includes 1 days of thermal spa access only but does not include any spa treatments 
    Chef’s Table will charge you $25 PP for wine.
    Obviously, anything in a retail store.  A single excel here is you can get ice cream at the candy store but not the candy itself.
    There’s actually very little that is extra $$.  You will get all of the water, beer and soft drinks (including energy drinks) you want brought to your suite but you must pay for bottles of wine or liquor.  You can get individual wine and liquor drinks brought to your suite at no cost unless they exceed the drinks package threshold. We don’t bother with this as it is just more enjoyable for us to go to a bar or restaurant and order whatever we want....but you can do it if you want.
     
     
     
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Thanks! Yeah it's all pretty new stuff, which i love being part of. I'll be sure to do a big room review in the liveblog.  Not doing an over water cabana this time, figured actually seeing the rest of Cococay will be an experience in itself.  Really excited to see all the little differences between oasis and harmony now that oasis is amped. Playmakers and lime and coconut please!
     
    Going to go back and reread some of yours and lovetos blogs to prep myself for the star class experience!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Yeah I'm excited. First time booking Star Class! For those that didn't follow along, i was just on Harmony in January for my 10 year wedding anniversary  and did a live blog here it was a blast!  That was our only other RCCL cruise and had a great time in our Sky Class Loft. Gotta say i was totally jealous watching those genies zip around for other groups. I knew i was going to book one just not this soon!  Seeing some of these prices I just couldn't pass up the deal... seriously not even taking into account that i wont need flights this time its about half the cost of my last cruise and it's STAR CLASS and we can now celebrate wifes 4.... i mean 30th birthday! ( i get to celebrate too my 40th is next week but canceled due to covid)
     
    This room looks like it's a newer addition as part of the amplification.  It looks amazing. Has anyone here had the opportunity to stay in one of these rooms? Only 2 things are concerning me. First is no balcony. Obviously  this is made up for with the insane views, just a couple floors up and we got the suite deck anyways. Second is how far it is from the suite lounge / the rest of the star class suites. From what i can tell about the deck plans EVERY other star class suite is aft. I have no issues walking across the ship to get to coastal kitchen (i plan on being more #teamCK this time but now i'll have specialty dining included so still going to be limited, no MDR at all this time!)  a couple nights but I'm slightly worried about genie access with it being so disconnected for the rest of the star suites.  Any input on either of those items would be appreciated.
     
    I am ready for a vacation! Working in healthcare int he middle of all this craziness is exhausting!  A September sailing seems like a pretty safe bet.
     
    @Lovetocruise2002 Too early to start a live blog @ 5 months out?? 😏 . I upgraded my phone so I plan on taking a ton of pictures again!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Thanks! Yeah it's all pretty new stuff, which i love being part of. I'll be sure to do a big room review in the liveblog.  Not doing an over water cabana this time, figured actually seeing the rest of Cococay will be an experience in itself.  Really excited to see all the little differences between oasis and harmony now that oasis is amped. Playmakers and lime and coconut please!
     
    Going to go back and reread some of yours and lovetos blogs to prep myself for the star class experience!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Neesa in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Yeah I'm excited. First time booking Star Class! For those that didn't follow along, i was just on Harmony in January for my 10 year wedding anniversary  and did a live blog here it was a blast!  That was our only other RCCL cruise and had a great time in our Sky Class Loft. Gotta say i was totally jealous watching those genies zip around for other groups. I knew i was going to book one just not this soon!  Seeing some of these prices I just couldn't pass up the deal... seriously not even taking into account that i wont need flights this time its about half the cost of my last cruise and it's STAR CLASS and we can now celebrate wifes 4.... i mean 30th birthday! ( i get to celebrate too my 40th is next week but canceled due to covid)
     
    This room looks like it's a newer addition as part of the amplification.  It looks amazing. Has anyone here had the opportunity to stay in one of these rooms? Only 2 things are concerning me. First is no balcony. Obviously  this is made up for with the insane views, just a couple floors up and we got the suite deck anyways. Second is how far it is from the suite lounge / the rest of the star class suites. From what i can tell about the deck plans EVERY other star class suite is aft. I have no issues walking across the ship to get to coastal kitchen (i plan on being more #teamCK this time but now i'll have specialty dining included so still going to be limited, no MDR at all this time!)  a couple nights but I'm slightly worried about genie access with it being so disconnected for the rest of the star suites.  Any input on either of those items would be appreciated.
     
    I am ready for a vacation! Working in healthcare int he middle of all this craziness is exhausting!  A September sailing seems like a pretty safe bet.
     
    @Lovetocruise2002 Too early to start a live blog @ 5 months out?? 😏 . I upgraded my phone so I plan on taking a ton of pictures again!
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Lovetocruise2002 in Booked Star Class! Oasis Ultimate Panoramic Suite! Questions...   
    Slightly disappointing to hear 😞 ... I'll have to look up that blog. Thanks!
     
    I'm sure! Sailing is Sep 20th.. 11 days after my wife's birthday, but she didn't want to go earlier / on her birthday because of school starting. I figured pulling my 9 year old out of school 2 weeks in will be fine though lol. I'm sure it's going to be a lot of recapping first couple weeks due to how school is running right now anyways.
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    bossdog421 reacted to SweetPea in The One with the In-Laws - Oasis Star Class - 2/23/2020   
    Meat is murder. 
     
    Tasty, tasty murder. 
     
    And as such, your MIL should just order the chicken. 😂
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