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Everything posted by Wendylee

  1. We will be on the Allure a week from Sunday and can't wait. The Corona Virus threw us for a loop, but after careful research we are moving ahead. We come from cold country and want to get out of these arctic temps.
  2. I think RCL should grandfather in the folks who are already diamond or diamond+.....or it would be dirty pool for the folks who put the time, expense and loyalty to achieve their status before they raise the points status to 350 points.
  3. Love my packing cubes, I use them to organize by clothing type, cosmetics. When I get to my destination, ship or hotel I do not unpack the cubes. I put them directly in drawers or cabinets already organized and ready to go. The exception would be my hang up items.....I can always find everything.
  4. We have dressed for dinner ( I find that fun to get all gussied up ) and sometimes not. I am there to have a nice vacation not to be thinking: "oh no, someone may think i am underdressed". Personally I don't care what people choose to wear, I pay no attention what so ever and enjoy our cruise.
  5. Rain or shine you will find plenty to do on the ship to have fun and keep you busy.....the ship itself is a destination even if you never leave the dock......
  6. I stayed in a Crown Loft Suite on the Allure and there was not a magnifying mirror. I missed one too, now I carry a small one so i can see to do my eyes.
  7. Maybe she wasn't lying, but didn't know about the Emerald pin. In either case if she didn't know she should have said so and then followed up. We stay up on 17 and Dexter in the Suite Lounge is great.....he does a fab job. The bests thing about Dexter besides doing a wonderful job, is the guy is happy 24/7 no matter what you throw at him.....
  8. My husband and I took the class and it was a lot of fun.
  9. I lived in Fort Myers Beach north of Miami. It can be a crapshoot for weather......it can be anywhere from the 40s to the 70s, maybe more midrange of the two temps.
  10. Things do happen on cruises and I have never had a perfect cruise. You seem to have gotten more then your share. I make a point of having a great time and don't discount my own reaction to things. My own attitude can have a major impact on how I process the negative happenings.......ok, what is plan B when I have no control over current events.
  11. Deck 17 for us when we can swing it.
  12. Sorry for your troubles, vacations that don't work out are a drag, so I feel for you there for sure. RCC has their policies that affect everyone on the cruise when unexpected events happen to the current passengers and the next ones that are coming on board. Looks like an issue with your follow-up and RCC's failure to do what they said they would do for you. If someone else out there was left whole after this ordeal, then you should be too. Keep at it to see if there is resolution for you, but don't expect to be an exception as they are dealing with up to 5000 guests, but defiantly get what i
  13. We have been on the Oasis, Quantum and Allure. We both like the Allure for the atmosphere, crew and the many things t do. It feels like home to us. We are heading on another Allure cruise in March.
  14. Google Flights is the way to go. You can set up an alert and when the prices fall you will alert you. Maybe extend your vacation by flying a day or two early will change the flight price. Try and be flexible.......it can really make a big difference.
  15. We sailed on one cruise in Star Class and enjoyed it. I am sure the Genie would have unpacked our bags if we asked him. Personally I really don't care to have anyone unpack my bags. I have my own way of organizing my items and where I want them.......
  16. In addition keep in mind the cost of tipping the Royal Genie in Star Class is much more substantial then other crew members.
  17. We recently took a river cruise though Eastern Europe and needed 4 different currencies and ordered them from our bank. It took a couple of days to receive the funds. We had enough currency of each type, mostly for pin money. We used our widely accepted credit card with no fees for anything else we needed. It worked out great for us this way.
  18. I am Diamond and heading to Diamond +. I think it is worth it to get into the Concierge Lounge and that perk alone makes it worth to for me for Diamond +. We always travel on the Oasis and Quantum class of ships. I think it is a matter of preference and what is important to each cruiser.....I like all the perks I am currently receiving in Diamond too and going to plus is another cherry on the cake.
  19. We have done Star Class and found that whole ship opens up to you in a special way.....in a way it is like you do have the keys to the castle. It is in a cruise within a cruise. Our Genie was fantastic the way he anticipated our needs and kept track/planned what we wanted to do on a daily basis. He just made everything simple and easy for us to navigate our trip. He escorted us off the ship through customs and literally opened the door to our cab on debarkation day.
  20. We were on a river cruise in Eastern Europe when there was a medical emergency at home. W had "What's App" and it worked beautifully at no charge, you on WIFI. The other things to note, anyone you are communicating with also has to have the APP installed on their device. You can send pics/videos and talk free of charge.
  21. I would love it if an Oasis class ship went to Australia, but will settle with Quantum Class I guess. I did take a different cruise line from Honolulu to Sydney, we did stop at the tahitian islands and it took 17 days to get to Sydney from Honolulu.
  22. A noble goal....hope they go to destinations that matches your thoughts.
  23. We are early risers, we brew up a cup of coffee and head out on the balcony to enjoy the morning with a good chat. Then we head to the gym for a workout, a hot tub and back to our room to clean up and get ready for the next part of the day which will start with breakfast......can't wait.
  24. Allure is our favorite ship and we have sailed on her a number of times.....have fun.
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