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Everything posted by sk8erguy1978

  1. I sure do love a lazy river and think it could be really cool too. Not to mention the pump system to keep the water flowing and moving us fatties who overindulged at Windjammer.
  2. Should have mentioned this was all pre-pandemic. The cruises I've sailed since the restart I just bought the package without thinking twice about a current sale. I was always under the impression the .99 was a psychological thing as people just saw the whole number.
  3. In my small dataset over the years, I've noticed the BOGO 1/2 Off never lined up with the 'base' price. The 20% and 30% always did. I gave up lol.
  4. OFF TOPIC: I got overpriced tickets for Clerks III with a Q&A with Kevin Smith in NYC at the Beacon Theater on September 9th!
  5. Anyone else putting their unused stock pile of proctored home tests on eBay? Curious of the competition. LOL
  6. If it was 2025 I'd be all over it. That's when longevity at work earns me another 5 vacation days. LOL!
  7. Holy Sticker shock! Refundable deposit for a balcony is Oasis Class prices! With that said, sent Kathy (my MEI agent) the go ahead with some FCC's to use and a few cabins I'd like to sail in. Hope to see everyone onboard! This is really going to be an epic group cruise.
  8. Honestly, this happens to me a lot. Maybe it's because I am 5'3. Maybe it's because 9.5 out of 10 times I'll just shut my mouth. People on vacation and cruise ships are just rude. You're not invisible. I even had a friend say, you need to stick up for yourself more. I don't disagree, but is it worth it at Cafe Promenade? "Excuse me, I was next, okay, I will have my 3rd ham & cheese sandwich" ... I just don't want to bring myself to that dark place to be that angry over it. Go ahead, everyone knows what you did, enjoy your sandwich 3 minutes before mine.
  9. +1 for being well written. That's about it. Their first post is a long complaint. I suspect it's another person thinking this forum is in someway related to Royal Caribbean and they'll get some sort of compensation. Got COVID on the cruise. There is no proof of that. How long was the cruise and what day did symptoms appear. Could have been flight, work, grocery store, or yes, the cruise. 100+ have COVID because the poster "heard" employees saying "there's another one, that makes 30" and it was early on in the cruise. I want to see the posters mathematical equation that gets them to 100+ by the end of the cruise. Okay, rant done, I have been missing from this site for a while and really have no place to play along being "mean" but really... After everything we all have endured personally during COVID-19 quarantine / lock down over the past 2 years: lost loved ones, watched our essential family and friends keep working and now with massive fatigue, our own mental health from it all, no vacations, etc ... even if the complaints are valid - are we really still here in life - complaining that Sorrento's pizza sucks? That people are inconsiderate? That lines suck? This makes my heart hurt. We need to appreciate more.
  10. Well... Nothing official yet but, sent an email to my MEI agent. My thoughts are book refundable with some FCC as a deposit and hope for the best. I'd really like to make this trip.
  11. Three bucket lists in one: Panama Canal, Smaller ship, & group cruise. You have my attention. I'll be SERIOUSLY considering this.
  12. A little late to the party. Booked semi last minute to surprise a friend for his bday. Wasn't too difficult since my bday will also be during he cruise on Monday LOL.... I'll be 29 again, for the 15th time. I've sailed Anthem a bunch so will probably pass on the iFly and North Star but I am excited none-the-less. Excited to see everyone in a few days!
  13. I have not been on the boards as much as I'd like so catching up myself. Senior Frogs was open, didn't stay long but people were dancing, drinking and having a great time. I actually went to a little bar close to Senior Frogs on a small pier, very nice and quiet.
  14. Welcome to the forums. That happens sometimes, I've found clicking "past cruises" tab then "current cruises" things reappear. Worst case you may need to add it back manually.
  15. SLIGHT possibility I'd go to Senior Frogs in Nassau for lunch but with onboard options I haven't tried yet and a drink package, probably not. I haven't sailed Freedom in 14 years (2008) so rather treat it like the sea day we don't get.
  16. Just booked my first casino comp for this cruise a few days ago. Researching hotels and flights now. Plenty of options it's more of how to utilize as little vacation time as possible too.
  17. Made a crude little Blackjack game that suggests what to do in each situation, this picture came in handy. Good luck on the tables!
  18. +1. Just got back and I enjoyed Nachi a lot. Very quiet and my understanding daily limits so doesn't get crowded. My friends and I grabbed a taxi right outside the shops. Easy.
  19. This. Consider a VPN. Doubt hackers are taking a cruise just to hack ... But, safe than sorry.
  20. Me too. Recently received a flight cancellation from United via email. I checked the app, yep flight gone. I called, given some nonsense excuse about "glitch" and in a minute my reservation was back in the app. The seat wasn't assigned but that took a few clicks. Something that could have been a big deal wasn't because I was alerted and handled it immediately. +1 for technology and walking around with instant access to email LOL.
  21. I think at this point, if it was me, I would keep fighting with Royal, find that FCC and book the cruise at the higher price (with a travel agent). Here's why - I don't disagree this person needs to finally have someone stand up to them, but I see this as a tough case to win (disclaimer not a lawyer or even close just my gut). Even if they do convict your friend of fraud will the judge award you something you really didn't lose (besides the deposit, which there may be a FCC coming)? Also, if no FCC you can just file a complaint with your credit card. Is there a tangible value in this situation? You lost a price lock but not the actual money. You mentioned lawyer. Do you have one? What do they say about possible outcomes? Would lawyer fees be covered in a perfect win situation? Does this person have the means to actually pay the restitution? What about your mental health (IE: Stress) during the case? For me, it might just end up being another life lesson added to my spreadsheet. A side note. If this person is willing to mess with your vacation they are willing to do more. If you don't already, get some identity protection and maybe a password manager (and make each password strong and unique for everything, including this site). I don't have or use the product but hear great things about Norton 360 + LifeLock, it's a nice all in one package. Good luck, I am sorry your "friend" is a shitty person. Little life lesson from "A Bronx Tale" that may apply here.
  22. I was on the second to last Adventure sailing where masks were mandated again. Honestly I was upset at first, one of the reasons for picking it was no masks. It wasn't that bad. A lot of venues were no masks required. Basically had to wear it from place to place (hallways, elevators, etc) didn't ruin the cruise for me. I lost my mask on the pool deck and I made a dash to room for another. I missed that suggestion on the survey but a box of masks from outside area to inside for those "lost on pool deck" masks would have been nice. Heck, even around the ship too, those disposable masks always have straps breaking.
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