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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to Jolly Ogre in Drink packages increase for 2019/2020 sailings   
    My wife is not pregnant. 
    She will not drink sugary drinks.
    She will not drink espresso.
    She will not drink mocktails.
    She will not drink fresh squeezed fruit drinks.
    She only drinks water, black coffee and un-sweet tea.
    All that is free but if I want a deluxe package for me I still have to pay for the refreshment package for her even though she will not use any of it.
     
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to FManke in Non-smoking Ship   
    I think, unfortunately for smokers, societal norms are changing and smoking is becoming more and more unacceptable.
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to Morganno in Non-smoking Ship   
    All RC ships leaving from Southampton have smoke free casinos as it is illegal to allow smoking inside a public venue in the UK.
    it was like this for my two Indy sailings in 2017 and 2018 and my explorer sailing in May this year.
    I was so disappointed to learn that smoking and it's effects will be allowed on Harmony for my trip this August.
     
     
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    CoupleOfCruisers got a reaction from MicroBeta in Smoking in Casino   
    Smokers seem to adjust. They tend to start off kicking and screaming but they adjust. When states all over the country started making smoking inside illegal. Smokers cried it would drastically hurt the bar & restaurant business but it didn’t. When cruise lines banned smoking first in cabins, then balconies and most indoor areas. The smokers still cruised. If they ban smoking in casino the smokers will adjust and still gamble. Only about 15% of the US population smokes any more. Non smoking casinos are coming just a matter of when! 
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    CoupleOfCruisers got a reaction from nbritter in Smoking in Casino   
    Smokers seem to adjust. They tend to start off kicking and screaming but they adjust. When states all over the country started making smoking inside illegal. Smokers cried it would drastically hurt the bar & restaurant business but it didn’t. When cruise lines banned smoking first in cabins, then balconies and most indoor areas. The smokers still cruised. If they ban smoking in casino the smokers will adjust and still gamble. Only about 15% of the US population smokes any more. Non smoking casinos are coming just a matter of when! 
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    CoupleOfCruisers got a reaction from kontraxed in Smoking in Casino   
    On another Cruise site an Assistant Casino Host on Mariner of Seas says that RCI will be going Non-smoking in Casino. Has anyone heard this rumor and know if there is any truth to it? 
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to HeWhoWaits in Smoking in Casino   
    The worst is when the ice cream machine is on the same side as the smoking-permitted area. What genius came up with THAT?
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to PG Cruiser in Who would ever let go of your child, even if there was no glass there?   
    What angers me in this situation is the lawyer getting the family to change the narrative of this horrible preventable accident. I've been following this story on social media and it has sadly created a very different picture of what one would expect to see on a RCCL ship.  Most of those commenting have never been on a Royal Caribbean ship and a good number of them have never been on a cruise.  It's so easy to put the blame on RCCL for the "open window next to the kid's play area."  I find myself being defensive of this cruise line that I have grown fond of.
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to KathyC in Diamond plus cabin letter   
    You will each get one. 
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to basil in Smoking in Casino   
    I thought that way also. We have 3 casino's here that are smoking, and 1 casino across the border that is non-smoking. No matter what time I go (and it is a bit of a drive), it is just as packed as the smoking casino's. They do offer a smoking lounge that is not connected and it has those air tight doors so smoke cant get through. It would be nice if Royal came up with a happy medium, so they can equally take money from both smokers and non-smokers.
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to basil in Smoking in Casino   
    I would agree smokers spend more time in the casino then non-smokers. That is only because the smell runs us out. There is always the one smoker who let their cigarette burn in the ashtray or hold the cigarette in their hand away from their face but toward you.  I loved a casino, but my time depends on the amount of smoke.  Get rid of the smoke, more people would stay longer and play. 
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to Traveler in Smoking in Casino   
    10 days ago I had a one day connection in Hong Kong , due to the current situation there I decided to take a ferry to Macau . I found out that they  ban smoking in the casinos  few month ago. Let's see the revenue impact if  at all as if in Macau they can stop casino smoking successfuly they can for sure do it on RCL ships.
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to DMLM in Insurance or not   
    I used to not buy cruise insurance when my wife and I were younger and the kids little.  Now my kids are teenagers and we are not getting any younger.  My fear is not so much about trip interruption or lost bags (although hat would not be good) but rather the medical side of things (like transportation).  I thankfully have not had to deal with it but you just never know and I hear that it can become very expensive on a cruise.  As a result we have bought insurance the last few cruises and just bought it again for the next one (even though we will be driving to the port).  We have been purchasing from llianz Global Assist.
    I know this will be a mixed bag of views but curious if there are others who do the same and if they are using Allianz Prime?
    Thanks.
    D
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    CoupleOfCruisers got a reaction from vanelli56 in People With Unpopular Opinons?   
    I’m with 👆👆cruising is dangerous and not for faint of heart!!!! 😉 
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to cobra614 in Cabanas on sale   
    On my cruise they dropped from $1299 to $999. Still a hard no from me tho.
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Concierge for suite guests   
    Depending on the ship/itinerary, they can also handle show reservations, cabana rentals, and shore excursions for you.
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to Fuzzywuzzy in Smoking in Casino   
    I just try and avoid the casinos but while on Adventure we wanted to enjoy the guitar player at Boleros and the smoke/odor wafted over from the casino. Unpleasant.
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Concierge for suite guests   
    No, the Concierge is normally not on duty during embarkation. He/she should begin working around 4:00-4:30.  My recommendation is to ask for whatever reservations you want when the Concierge reaches out to you prior to the cruise - usually 5 days prior to cruise day.  That is really your best opportunity to coordinate with the Concierge prior to boarding.
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    CoupleOfCruisers got a reaction from Fuzzywuzzy in Addicted.   
    And be sure to prepare your next cruise immediately after or even during your first cruise! PCD (Post Cruise Depression) is real and there is only one cure! 😉 
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to Rob&Ana in Suite lounge drink suggestions   
    I vote for a Chocolate Martini....mmmm very addictive
    Enjoy your cruise!  you'll love the Suite Lounge on Liberty, the espresso machine is nice too, it's available all day....
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to monctonguy in Bingo Scam   
    Interesting..and good to know.
     
    Sorry to hear as well. Perhaps 2nd place is a free cruise..on NCL.....
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    CoupleOfCruisers got a reaction from PRebecca in Addicted.   
    And be sure to prepare your next cruise immediately after or even during your first cruise! PCD (Post Cruise Depression) is real and there is only one cure! 😉 
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    CoupleOfCruisers got a reaction from TJ! in Addicted.   
    I’ve been on about 20 cruises and still read blogs & you tube Non Stop before each cruise! Cruise is all I’ll talk about! So it never goes away! 
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    CoupleOfCruisers got a reaction from TJ! in People With Unpopular Opinons?   
    I’m with 👆👆cruising is dangerous and not for faint of heart!!!! 😉 
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    CoupleOfCruisers reacted to USCG Teacher in Smoking in Casino   
    Can only hope so! 👍
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