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  1. 3 hours ago, Adriana said:

    , no I did not call security or get aggressive.

    I didn't mean in an aggressive manner, but that's their job to assist in these situations. They should have been able to show them where their correct cabin is located. Heck, now that I think of it, ask to see their set sail pass and take them yourself LOL. I've witnessed security help some very drunk individuals back to their cabins, this should have been easy 🙂.

    I don't think Guest Services handled the situation correctly, in my opinion, from what I've read. I understand the initial GS person (Alina?) tried to help and ask around, including her manager, all who basically shrugged shoulders. I put the "fault" on those she was asking for help and the "eh, just let them have your room, take this one" attitude / solution. It just doesn't sit right with me. As you've said, you knew where they were and at the very least, you know where they'll be coming back to, solution seems obvious to me. 

    I do agree with you, honest mistake on their part. Anthem is a big ship and some hallways can cause you to lose your bearings, especially on day one. I'm glad the new room is comparable and you're happy. That's what's most important, the rest is just a bunch of strangers on the internet (like me 😀) Monday morning quarterbacking what we'd do in your shoes. 

    Enjoy the rest of your cruise and the evening! It's Friday night and you're on a cruise! 

  2. On 11/3/2022 at 12:11 PM, Adriana said:

    I was told that they could not get in touch with them (they were in the cabin) and would take too long to clean it again for me and wanted me in a new cabin. Alina was super nice. The manager not so much. No need to reprimand me for standing at the counter. I was not holding up anyone like he says, I would not do that, I was making reservations. That upset me more. 

    I would have said, not my problem. Just like I pay extra to choose a specific seat in a plane, I purposely choose my cabin. I wouldn't have accepted anything but the cabin I booked. I would have escalated it to GS Supervisor, then social media blasts, etc while standing in MY cabin, calling security to kick them out.

    That's me. I am known to overreact at times. I physically feel it now for you. You're better than me for handling it so well.

    Still take the previous advice and reach out as well as social blasts. Personally feel you're owed a little compensation, even if it's just a bottle of wine and a relaxing meal at a specialty restaurant. 

    I am so sorry this happened. I hope the rest of your cruise is enjoyable. 

  3. 22 hours ago, sk8erguy1978 said:

    I have it "on hold" trying to come to grips with the price, especially refundable LOL.

    Since it's refundable I'll probably just lock it in knowing I can bail at any time. 

    Not official, official but sent an email to my agent to charge the deposit. It's refundable, rather have it than not. Since it was announced I've been looking forward to being on the first sailings. I really enjoyed being on the (7th?) sailing of Oasis in January 2010.

  4. 6 hours ago, Al Miller said:

    I think some version of a Lazy River could be done in a cool way on a super big ship.

    I sure do love a lazy river and think it could be really cool too.

    21 minutes ago, AspiringCruisePlanner said:

    Agreed, but lazy rivers can be a real strain on the resources. With so many twists and turns, the amount of lifeguards needed to watch it is significantly more than traditional pools.

    Not to mention the pump system to keep the water flowing and moving us fatties who overindulged at Windjammer. 

  5. 4 hours ago, mistertomatohead said:

    My current 30% off doesn’t. I chalk it up to some marketing/sales person requiring the sale price to be .99, regular price .00 and percent off to be in some nice percentage of 5s or 10s. Meanwhile the programmers are going mad and customer service people have to deal with it. 

    Edit: Seems like they’re just rounding down to the nearest .99 because that one cent difference means more sales I guess.

    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. 

  6. 6 hours ago, cdixon22 said:

    Putting all the badgering and insults in this thread aside, can someone explain this calculation?  Onboard price is $105 if I buy 2 packages it should be a total of $157.50 ($105 + half off $52.50) divided by 2 is $78.75 correct?  Where does the $77.99 come from?5F3E4B9A-87D3-4723-A8DD-CD68EA813A53.thumb.jpeg.6c01af7596da63a6669f6add3ac641a1.jpeg

    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. 

  7. On 7/10/2022 at 12:13 PM, YOLO said:

    Anyone thinking of making this a B2B to preserve the embarkation & debarkation ports for roundtrip to one airport?  Two likely choices would be:

    Colon, Panama [MAR 16th & MAR 23rd] @ ONX

    Panama City [MAR 9th & MAR 16th] @ PAC or BLB

    On 7/10/2022 at 12:39 PM, WAAAYTOOO said:

    Yes.  We are on 9th and 16th

    If it was 2025 I'd be all over it. That's when longevity at work earns me another 5 vacation days. LOL! 

  8. On 7/17/2022 at 11:22 PM, sk8erguy1978 said:

    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.

    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.

  9. 21 minutes ago, Pattycruise said:

    I’ve had people just step in front of me on a line

    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. 

  10. +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. 

  11. 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!

  12. On 2/12/2022 at 5:55 PM, PPPJJ-GCVAB said:

    Just catching up on this blog now.  We were in Nassau in November and Senior Frogs was closed.  Keep us posted on whether it is now open (if you decide to go) since I’ll be going back to Nassau on my April cruise.  Was planning to stay onboard but could venture out for an hour or two!

    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. 

  13. On 1/9/2022 at 3:13 PM, D Alt said:

    They cancelled my Pearl Island excursion at Nassau. So i'll probably stay onboard and explore the ship more as it is only a 3 night cruise. 

    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. 

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