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    bossdog421 reacted to Baked Alaska in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    My question would be, "As with every problem, there is an opportunity to make something better. Given the questionable state of Royal's reduced customer and travel agent services, what have you learned, and what will you do differently going forward?"
    Craft your question as if you were a reporter trying to gain knowledge for your audience (rather than a rant or vent as if you were a White House Press Corp member). 
    EDIT: Nevermind.
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    bossdog421 reacted to nova_gal in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    My question would be "Many of your customers are confused why refunds (for cancelled cruises) are being issued in several partial payments spaced over several weeks (months). Please provide some insight to why this is the case so that your customers' expectations can be adjusted accordingly."
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from DJsMrs in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from S.Marie in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RWDW1204 in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from rjac in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Matt in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Chadster in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from MaryS in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from CruzOnBye in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from bhageerah in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from KristiZ in If you could ask Michael Bayley one question. . .   
    I'd love to say I'd come up with a great question but I'd likely go full caveman and just say "Need vacation. When cruise?"
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    bossdog421 reacted to Bean79 in More cruises cancelled   

    "Dear Guest,

    We hope that amidst this situation, you have remained healthy, safe, and optimistic that each day that passes, is another day closer to a more regular day-to-day. While this is like nothing any of us have ever experienced, we continue to evaluate how it impacts our upcoming sailings and our return to service.

    The most recent plan was to resume operation on June 12th, 2020. However, after consulting with our partners at Cruise Lines International Association and in conjunction with the CDC, our global suspension has been extended through July 31st, 2020, and with a plan to resume operation on August 1st, 2020. As a result, your sailing will unfortunately be cancelled.

    While we all wish we were cruising, health and safety are our top priorities as we focus on our comeback. In the meantime, below are some options for you, including one that has been very well received by our guests, as it provides a little something extra to use when we all start cruising again!
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    bossdog421 reacted to coneyraven in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Yeah, you're like me, we both know the area well enough that, even though we're not locals, tourists we are not.  We really know how far Disney is, how much it costs, etc..... and considering the time we're in port, is it really worth the effort? ..... no matter how bad I want to ride Soarin over in Epcot (still kills me that Illuminations, Reflections of the Earth is gone).
    The fact that they refer to the port as Orlando, can be really misleading, plus people have no idea travel time, and what a nightmare I-4 and Fl 417 can be.  One wrong turn and you're on the turnpike headed south, lol.
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    bossdog421 reacted to WAAAYTOOO in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    Remember...it is unlikely that Chops will be open on Oasis on boarding day.  When we were in a Star Class last December, we had to choose a different restaurant for embarkation lunch b/c Chops was closed.  It worked out fine though as I didn’t want filet twice in 1 day anyway.  I certainly realize there are other menu choices besides the filet at Chops but that’s usually what we order.  Since the CK filet is better (IMO) than at Chops, we just waited and had the CK filet on the first night.  I think we ended up eating lunch at Giovannis on embarkation day.
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    bossdog421 reacted to RCIfan1912 in What should happen so we can safely resume cruising ?   
    As someone that was born and raised in NJ and eaten a lot of pizza I can say Sorento's pizza is ok for a quick bite. Its not the great pizza you can get in NJ or NYC. We usually have it a few times on a cruise. Our 7 year old son likes it as a treat on Anthem. But yeah its not quite as good land based mom and pop pizza shop pizza. 
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in What should happen so we can safely resume cruising ?   
    I'm  one of those odd people that hated pizza for decades, then i moved to jersey now i love it. Don't think putting the cure in sorrentos would change my mind on me eating that. Tried it once on the last cruise and I wont ever again. If the wife and daughter went to get some i would go elsewhere.
     
    Put it in a lava flow and now we are talking.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    With all this dieting all i can think about is food. I know i'll have a genie and they can do all of the meal planning but i'm a bit of a plan freak. I have the entire cruise mapped out for where / when i want to eat already. We enjoy going to the venues so i doubt there will be much in room dining except for breakfast. We'll play that by ear once we see how much room there is for dining in the suite.
     
    Food plan -
    Day 1 - Leaving Jersey
    Lunch - Special Star Class lunch? Chops?
    Dinner - CK Filet night? Will move if its a different night
     
    Day 2 Sea Day -
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Playmakers
    Dinner - Giovanni's
     
    Day 3 - Port Canaveral
    Breakfast - In room
    Lunch - With inlaws somewhere in FL. Cuban sandwich??? For those that read my last blog i like me a cuban sandwich. lol
    Dinner - Izumi Hibachi
     
    Day 4 - Coco Cay
    Breakfast - Johnny Rockets
    Lunch - Snack shack Chicken Sandwich. Maybe Captain Jacks for some wings. Is that included with star class?
    Dinner - Chops
     
    Day 5 - Nassau
    Breakfast - In room or CK
    Lunch - Something at Atlantis - Maybe Playmakers
    Dinner - 150 Central Park. This is the only one i'm not sure of. The menu doesn't seem great to the 3 of us. Might skip this one and just go to CK.
     
    Day 6 - Sea day
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Johnny Rockets
    Dinner - Port Side BBQ (maybe in room)
     
    Day 7 😞
    Breakfast in room
     
    Lets see how well i stick to this in a couple months.
     
    Great now i'm hungry.  
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Skigoofy in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    With all this dieting all i can think about is food. I know i'll have a genie and they can do all of the meal planning but i'm a bit of a plan freak. I have the entire cruise mapped out for where / when i want to eat already. We enjoy going to the venues so i doubt there will be much in room dining except for breakfast. We'll play that by ear once we see how much room there is for dining in the suite.
     
    Food plan -
    Day 1 - Leaving Jersey
    Lunch - Special Star Class lunch? Chops?
    Dinner - CK Filet night? Will move if its a different night
     
    Day 2 Sea Day -
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Playmakers
    Dinner - Giovanni's
     
    Day 3 - Port Canaveral
    Breakfast - In room
    Lunch - With inlaws somewhere in FL. Cuban sandwich??? For those that read my last blog i like me a cuban sandwich. lol
    Dinner - Izumi Hibachi
     
    Day 4 - Coco Cay
    Breakfast - Johnny Rockets
    Lunch - Snack shack Chicken Sandwich. Maybe Captain Jacks for some wings. Is that included with star class?
    Dinner - Chops
     
    Day 5 - Nassau
    Breakfast - In room or CK
    Lunch - Something at Atlantis - Maybe Playmakers
    Dinner - 150 Central Park. This is the only one i'm not sure of. The menu doesn't seem great to the 3 of us. Might skip this one and just go to CK.
     
    Day 6 - Sea day
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Johnny Rockets
    Dinner - Port Side BBQ (maybe in room)
     
    Day 7 😞
    Breakfast in room
     
    Lets see how well i stick to this in a couple months.
     
    Great now i'm hungry.  
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    With all this dieting all i can think about is food. I know i'll have a genie and they can do all of the meal planning but i'm a bit of a plan freak. I have the entire cruise mapped out for where / when i want to eat already. We enjoy going to the venues so i doubt there will be much in room dining except for breakfast. We'll play that by ear once we see how much room there is for dining in the suite.
     
    Food plan -
    Day 1 - Leaving Jersey
    Lunch - Special Star Class lunch? Chops?
    Dinner - CK Filet night? Will move if its a different night
     
    Day 2 Sea Day -
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Playmakers
    Dinner - Giovanni's
     
    Day 3 - Port Canaveral
    Breakfast - In room
    Lunch - With inlaws somewhere in FL. Cuban sandwich??? For those that read my last blog i like me a cuban sandwich. lol
    Dinner - Izumi Hibachi
     
    Day 4 - Coco Cay
    Breakfast - Johnny Rockets
    Lunch - Snack shack Chicken Sandwich. Maybe Captain Jacks for some wings. Is that included with star class?
    Dinner - Chops
     
    Day 5 - Nassau
    Breakfast - In room or CK
    Lunch - Something at Atlantis - Maybe Playmakers
    Dinner - 150 Central Park. This is the only one i'm not sure of. The menu doesn't seem great to the 3 of us. Might skip this one and just go to CK.
     
    Day 6 - Sea day
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Johnny Rockets
    Dinner - Port Side BBQ (maybe in room)
     
    Day 7 😞
    Breakfast in room
     
    Lets see how well i stick to this in a couple months.
     
    Great now i'm hungry.  
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in POLL: Will you sail on a cruise before there is a COVID-19 vaccine?   
    I'm already booked in September and have no plans on changing it unless they cancel it. If i could go earlier i would.
     
    As for the discussion of masks. I wouldn't say it's a deal breaker at all but i wouldn't be happy if they were required everywhere. It just doesnt work. Dining? Pool / spa? Open air decks? Kids club? I think a compromise would be requiring them when attending shows where its much closer quarters for long periods of time. If there is any mask requirement good luck enforcing it, half the people that are wearing them now aren't wearing them properly which defeats a lot of the purpose.
     
    Temp checks are fine. If they have some sort of rapid testing i'd be fine with getting that done too (multiple times if needed). Spacing chairs out a bit inside and out would help too. Little things like that would at least provide some peace of mind. I'd feel comfortable without any of that too.
     
    I'm around this virus a lot, and the first month or so was without the "proper" ppe. Proper hygiene and common sense go a long way (yeah i know more is needed but my point remains).  Unfortunately both of those seem to be hard to come by when you are dealing with the masses. There will always be a risk.
     
    Edit: Didn't realize i already posted in this thread. I need a vacation lol... Oh well, the first post wasn't this detailed.
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    bossdog421 got a reaction from JLMoran in What should happen so we can safely resume cruising ?   
    I'm  one of those odd people that hated pizza for decades, then i moved to jersey now i love it. Don't think putting the cure in sorrentos would change my mind on me eating that. Tried it once on the last cruise and I wont ever again. If the wife and daughter went to get some i would go elsewhere.
     
    Put it in a lava flow and now we are talking.
  23. Haha
    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in The Genie Is Out of the Bottle – Our First Star Class Cruise – Oasis 9/20/2020   
    With all this dieting all i can think about is food. I know i'll have a genie and they can do all of the meal planning but i'm a bit of a plan freak. I have the entire cruise mapped out for where / when i want to eat already. We enjoy going to the venues so i doubt there will be much in room dining except for breakfast. We'll play that by ear once we see how much room there is for dining in the suite.
     
    Food plan -
    Day 1 - Leaving Jersey
    Lunch - Special Star Class lunch? Chops?
    Dinner - CK Filet night? Will move if its a different night
     
    Day 2 Sea Day -
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Playmakers
    Dinner - Giovanni's
     
    Day 3 - Port Canaveral
    Breakfast - In room
    Lunch - With inlaws somewhere in FL. Cuban sandwich??? For those that read my last blog i like me a cuban sandwich. lol
    Dinner - Izumi Hibachi
     
    Day 4 - Coco Cay
    Breakfast - Johnny Rockets
    Lunch - Snack shack Chicken Sandwich. Maybe Captain Jacks for some wings. Is that included with star class?
    Dinner - Chops
     
    Day 5 - Nassau
    Breakfast - In room or CK
    Lunch - Something at Atlantis - Maybe Playmakers
    Dinner - 150 Central Park. This is the only one i'm not sure of. The menu doesn't seem great to the 3 of us. Might skip this one and just go to CK.
     
    Day 6 - Sea day
    Breakfast - CK
    Lunch - Johnny Rockets
    Dinner - Port Side BBQ (maybe in room)
     
    Day 7 😞
    Breakfast in room
     
    Lets see how well i stick to this in a couple months.
     
    Great now i'm hungry.  
  24. Like
    bossdog421 got a reaction from JLMoran in POLL: Will you sail on a cruise before there is a COVID-19 vaccine?   
    I'm already booked in September and have no plans on changing it unless they cancel it. If i could go earlier i would.
     
    As for the discussion of masks. I wouldn't say it's a deal breaker at all but i wouldn't be happy if they were required everywhere. It just doesnt work. Dining? Pool / spa? Open air decks? Kids club? I think a compromise would be requiring them when attending shows where its much closer quarters for long periods of time. If there is any mask requirement good luck enforcing it, half the people that are wearing them now aren't wearing them properly which defeats a lot of the purpose.
     
    Temp checks are fine. If they have some sort of rapid testing i'd be fine with getting that done too (multiple times if needed). Spacing chairs out a bit inside and out would help too. Little things like that would at least provide some peace of mind. I'd feel comfortable without any of that too.
     
    I'm around this virus a lot, and the first month or so was without the "proper" ppe. Proper hygiene and common sense go a long way (yeah i know more is needed but my point remains).  Unfortunately both of those seem to be hard to come by when you are dealing with the masses. There will always be a risk.
     
    Edit: Didn't realize i already posted in this thread. I need a vacation lol... Oh well, the first post wasn't this detailed.
  25. Like
    bossdog421 got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in What should happen so we can safely resume cruising ?   
    I'm  one of those odd people that hated pizza for decades, then i moved to jersey now i love it. Don't think putting the cure in sorrentos would change my mind on me eating that. Tried it once on the last cruise and I wont ever again. If the wife and daughter went to get some i would go elsewhere.
     
    Put it in a lava flow and now we are talking.
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