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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to D Alt in Freedom of the Seas - February 25, 2022   
    I'll be in Nassau again in May, so i'm going to stay onboard Freedom. Gives me more time to explore the ship and drink by the pool. 
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Freedom of the Seas - February 25, 2022   
    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.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Linda R in Casino - Blackjack Tables   
    Made a crude little Blackjack game that suggests what to do in each situation, this picture came in handy. Good luck on the tables!

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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Snowchaser in Casino - Blackjack Tables   
    Made a crude little Blackjack game that suggests what to do in each situation, this picture came in handy. Good luck on the tables!

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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from wannabecruiseexpert in Beach day with kids - Cozumel vs Costa Maya   
    +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.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Beach day with kids - Cozumel vs Costa Maya   
    +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.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Matt in REALLY ANNOYED …. Would have cancelled if they told us this YESTERDAY when we had 48 hours to go!   
    It's a shame on two fronts: guests not following the rules and Royal not enforcing the rules. Both are pet peeves of mine, primarily the latter. 
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to twangster in Voom wifi - secure?   
    VPN saved my bacon recently when I needed to install a number of apps for an unexpected flight home mid-cruise.
    The Apple app store is blocked by policy on Voom, only select apps can be accessed such as the Royal app.  I couldn't load some travel apps I needed to upload vaccination and tests results into unless I activated my VPN, then I could install the apps needed.  
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Matt in Voom wifi - secure?   
    I'd also add with almost any site using the HTTPS protocol, it's a secure transaction. Not like the old days when most sites were not using HTTPS.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in Voom wifi - secure?   
    This. Consider a VPN. Doubt hackers are taking a cruise just to hack ... But, safe than sorry.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from stevendom57 in Voom wifi - secure?   
    This. Consider a VPN. Doubt hackers are taking a cruise just to hack ... But, safe than sorry.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Voom wifi - secure?   
    This. Consider a VPN. Doubt hackers are taking a cruise just to hack ... But, safe than sorry.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from teddy in Voom wifi - secure?   
    This. Consider a VPN. Doubt hackers are taking a cruise just to hack ... But, safe than sorry.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Voom wifi - secure?   
    This. Consider a VPN. Doubt hackers are taking a cruise just to hack ... But, safe than sorry.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Sharla in Did you know anyone with your booking number can cancel your cruise   
    If her cruise was for May 2022 then it's not covered under CWC. So this is correct. 
     
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from jejojoju in Did you know anyone with your booking number can cancel your cruise   
    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. 
     
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to JimnKathy in Did you know anyone with your booking number can cancel your cruise   
    From the perspective of me being a fellow RC Blog "friend", if it were me, I'd take the FCC and move on.
    Wasting time, emotional energy and $$$ on something like this is a fools errand...all you've experienced is a bit of inconvenience...nobody died or suffered permanent injury.
    All this will do is keep you in a state of perpetual anger and prevent you from enjoying your life while the legal process grinds away for a year or two...just ain't worth it in my humble opinion.
    Good luck and Godspeed to you, Rita. 🙂 
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Baked Alaska in Did you know anyone with your booking number can cancel your cruise   
    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. 
     
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from teddy in Did you know anyone with your booking number can cancel your cruise   
    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. 
     
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to D Alt in Did you know anyone with your booking number can cancel your cruise   
    Identity fraud is a serious issue. I have dealt with it myself.  
    I think an important lesson to learn here is to know who you're dealing with and staying on top of things. I'm surprised an email communication of the cruise cancellation was not sent to you immediately after cancellation, so you could have handled it then and there, and not weeks later. Always check your reservation because even without someone cancelling your reservation, some other weird IT issues could have happened. I look at my RC account every day practically to check it and the cruise planner. 
    Not only contacting the police to report the fraud, but other consumer agencies and the FTC, so you have documentation.  I would have fought a little harder too with RC if this happened to me, either rebooking or getting my deposit back. I don't think legally RC can give you those voice recordings unless it is court ordered, but if you know and have other proof of who did this to you, I'd file a small claims suit against them to get your money back. 
    Agreeing with the others, cruise with confidence policy should help you get your money back. 
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from Neesa in ICON CLASS UPDATE   
    Yes! I really enjoyed the innovation and changes in both Oasis & Quantum class ships but still keeping the feel of a Royal Caribbean signature ship. I have faith Icon will not disappoint continuing that trend. I've already warned the wife, I need a new ship (& class) smell, so Q3/Q4 2023 we are cruising LOL.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to Matt in Covid Rapid Antigen proctored home kit question   
    Results get posted in the Navica app, which you can email or print. Or you can show Royal Caribbean the results in the app.
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    sk8erguy1978 reacted to MrMarc in Conditional Sail Order - Extended or Expired?   
    And I and my customer's opinion is different.  That's why I don't think we can assume anything about what the crew would want.  I don't know that they would be honest if asked.  I'm just a little embarrassed that I had never thought about it until this thread.
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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from teddy in Conditional Sail Order - Extended or Expired?   
    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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    sk8erguy1978 got a reaction from wordell1 in Conditional Sail Order - Extended or Expired?   
    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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