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  1. I read the fine print in RCL web site and from what l can understand it looks like that that FCC is not a refund but a credit on another cruise through RC. I'll tell you from where l and standing it's not like we are never going on another cruise with RC. The other thing l have notice l don't see RC sending out another cruise out of it's ports until May! I hope l am wrong but we are not out of this thing by a long shot. Everybody just listen to all medical staff, state officials, law enforcement, and our government, just keep washing your hands like you were on a cruise! Everybody out there stay safe and will get through this. 102 years ago the world went through this with the first flu which the country's finally got a handle on it, hopefully it won't take a year. Let's just keep the death count down!

  2. When my wife and l book the Oasis last year around Sept 2019 for Aug of 2020, l called them the day after Thanksgiving 2019 and we went from the interior room and got a room over looking central park and it was $200 cheaper! I called them back Jan of 2020 to try and get into a balcony and the gentleman l talked to try to give me a deal which l told him l wanted to get it cheaper then what he just quote me, he said no problem you can call back as many times as you want but his suggestion was call back in 3-weeks you may get it cheaper. He also said he put all the quotes in and the person l talk to will see it and work with me. I think that was real nice of him to pass that along. I've been on 12 cruises 10 of them have been with RC.


  3. On 2/14/2020 at 11:08 AM, kittysoul said:

    I finished my first RC cruise last month... and have my next one coming up in May.  I was on the Facebook RC cruising pages (various ones) and it seems that the tipping questions always come up (as they do in here, I know too)...  people have made me feel nothing but horrible now...  After hanging out in these boards for months, i am still confused about the tipping stuff.... on Anthem last month, I paid my prepaid gratuities...and then put 50 dollars in an envelope and left for our cabin steward at the end.  I thought I had done right...and felt good about it... until today, I am in the Anthem of the Seas FB page, and all of these folks are in there shaming each other about what they leave... saying the prepaid gratuities dont even really get to your room steward, and so you must leave them at least 20 dollars per day extra... or at least 100 dollars at the end of the week.... it seems like no matter what you do, someone is always going to come along and shame you into feeling like it wasnt enough.   I just want to make sure I understand what the real norm is before my Harmony cruise in May.  Should I bump up my amount to 100 for the cabin steward..   I know, everyone should do what they can and think is right, but with so much conflicting information, i am overwhelmed with it all now.  

    Don't listen to those jackasses, The room stewards get there tips and everybody else on the ship! You think they be working if they didn't get there money. I have been on 12 cruise and l have had a lot of great staff. What the f is wrong with people, they don't get there money. Let me ask you this if you worked at your job and you didn't get paid the first week you work there would you go back when the 2nd week started? If you did your a jackass! If that's a picture you have pretty eyes. Tip the way you feel is good for you!

  4. My wife and l were on the Grandeur twice, once on the Enchantment. Both ships in the same class, somebody last time l was on the blog said they could fit a bigger ship under the Key bridge, when l got the email about the Grandeur l was hoping they would go to the next bigger class ship, like the vision class We were on the Jewel of the Sea, absolutely love that ship. My wife and l have been on bigger ships in RCI, but everybody has a favorite. I got to say this about the Grandeur, the staff on that ship they are top shelve! Now we all know that RCI has some of the best staff on all there ships in the business. But both times on the Grandeur they were incredible!!! They stood out over the other crews on the other ships. Now don't get me wrong my wife and l haven't had a bad crew yet on any of the other RCI ships, but the Grandeur crew was the best in our book! I feel any other ship that gets there crew will be incredible lucky. I feel everything will work out for everybody, including the Grandeur!

  5. On 5/30/2018 at 7:28 AM, twangster said:

    Cruise summary

    Grandeur or "Lady G" as she is sometimes affectionately referred to is a fine ship with a great crew.  You can often find great deals on her.

    Service in the My Time MDR was superb and I enjoyed it every night having not purchased any specialty dining.   

    I realize that my photos have missed significant areas of the ship.   I've also completely neglected all entertainment and shows in the theater so I guess i better book another cruise on her to fix that.

    It isn't a large ship by today's standards and it doesn't have bumper cars, or zip lines or ice skating but it does offer an intimate cruise experience with a great connection to the sea.

    The Baltimore cruise terminal is small but easy.  My Lyft ride from the cruise port to BWI was $24 including a $2.50 BWI imposed fee. 

    Would I sail her again?  Absolutely. 

    You took some great pictures!! My wife and l were on that ship twice on a 9-day cruise and both times we had a great time and funny you should bring the main dinning room up. We both agree the wait staff both times were top shelf!! They couldn't have bend over backwards enough to make the cruise that much more enjoyable. Both times we tried to go to Coco Cay it was to windy, we haven't been on Coco Cay since the eighty's! We both now are glad they built a pier! We will make it in Aug of 2020, leaving out of our backyard in New Jersey on the Oasis! Our 13th cruise, 8-day and a perfect day on Coco Cay!! Keep posting those great pictures!

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