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    Pookie reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    I guess maybe I will be next “up”.  We are in the Grand Panoramic Suite on Oasis Dec 1.  We have already received our [useless] questionnaire but have not yet heard from our Genie.
    I am a terrible live blogger b/c I don’t take pictures and I only have an iPad so I try and minimize the narratives (to everyone’s relief, I’m sure).  Since it seems that we will be the first to experience the newly amped Oasis is SC, I will make more of an effort than I have in the past.
    So excited for you, Pookie (I love both your names !). The first SC is so amazing.  Just wait until you do your first B2B SC. Then you will really understand decadence !
    😂😂😇
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    Pookie reacted to emsff02 in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Try not to wreck the place. I’ll be in that same cabin in February ’21!
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    Pookie reacted to Lovetocruise2002 in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    I would only pre-book two things:  Cabana on Coco Cay and Shore Excursions.  All else, let the Genie do it.  The sushi making and cupcake classes are included.  Same with the Escape room and the behind the scenes tour and the bridge tour.  Wait for your Genie.  The money is better in your account than Royal's.  Does not make sense to book it first.
    And @Pookie, I think we have the same cabin! 
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    Pookie reacted to AshleyDillo in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Haha yep.  Same with the activities that you booked.  The Genie will take care of refunding you for all of that if you don't go ahead and cancel before the Cruise Planner closes.  You make sure to tell the Genie that you are interested in the classes and they will definitely offer you the behind the scenes ship tour as well.
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    Pookie reacted to betatke1480 in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    I wouldn’t book anything. The genie will handle it all for you. We are on Oasis in Star Class next February also. The genie will handle all of your entertainment and dining. It’s tough to let go of the planning for some people, myself included, but’s that’s part of what we pay for!
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    Pookie got a reaction from ellcee in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    In early 2018, while on Adventure of the Seas partaking in a few adult beverages, the hubster (who I affectionately call Yummy) and I booked our upcoming cruise in February with Next Cruise. Typically, we book suites of one sort or another.  This time, in our "happy & relaxed" state, we chose an Aqua Theater Suite on Oasis of Seas, (choking somewhat on the cost!) as a surprise for our daughter for her graduation from high school. (This will be her first cruise).  At that time, perks were mentioned, but as the cruise was two years out, we did not remember what was said.  (We claim to this day it was not the fault of our refreshments.)
    We are almost down to the ninety day mark and we've been reading/watching videos for every scrap of information we can find about Star Class/Royal Genies.  The Live Blogs are a particular favorite. We have combed social media for pics of the drydock process.  Our excitement knows no bounds and we are like little kids who have had too much candy!  I have a tote started with items to go, computer lists... we have vowed to not OVERPACK.  We have vowed to be ORGANIZED for our Genie so he/she will not have to struggle with what we hope to achieve.  I hope to Live Blog and will probably start out doing so. After the first day...who knows... 
    I sent this GIF to my daughter this morning with the fact that there will be less than 60 Star Class passengers on board:
     
    We would never act this way, but I do wonder if we will feel this way....BAHAHAHA
    I would like to thank @WAAAYTOOO, @SweetPea and @Lovetocruise2002 for all the great information they have provided! 
    I hope to provide an account of what our experiences are for future Star Class cruisers.
     
    Pookie  (Yummy's pet name for me.)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Pookie got a reaction from ANGELA ROMAN in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    Regarding the information of all the sources I have found, there appears to be varying accounts of what and what is not included with Star Class.  For instance, I booked and prepaid for the sushi making class and also the behind the scenes tour.  I'm wondering if I made an error in doing so.  We also thought we would make our dinner reservations, but the cruise planner wants to charge us.  This resulted in me calling RCCL and being told to go ahead and book, they will refund once on board.  I had a feeling I would end up with a bunch of onboard credit if I booked the restaurants.  Definitely didn't want that...
    Common sense says RCCL should have code written in to link cabin type with the cruise planner,
     
    and would open up a whole other conversation about their horrible website...
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    Pookie got a reaction from SweetPea in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    In early 2018, while on Adventure of the Seas partaking in a few adult beverages, the hubster (who I affectionately call Yummy) and I booked our upcoming cruise in February with Next Cruise. Typically, we book suites of one sort or another.  This time, in our "happy & relaxed" state, we chose an Aqua Theater Suite on Oasis of Seas, (choking somewhat on the cost!) as a surprise for our daughter for her graduation from high school. (This will be her first cruise).  At that time, perks were mentioned, but as the cruise was two years out, we did not remember what was said.  (We claim to this day it was not the fault of our refreshments.)
    We are almost down to the ninety day mark and we've been reading/watching videos for every scrap of information we can find about Star Class/Royal Genies.  The Live Blogs are a particular favorite. We have combed social media for pics of the drydock process.  Our excitement knows no bounds and we are like little kids who have had too much candy!  I have a tote started with items to go, computer lists... we have vowed to not OVERPACK.  We have vowed to be ORGANIZED for our Genie so he/she will not have to struggle with what we hope to achieve.  I hope to Live Blog and will probably start out doing so. After the first day...who knows... 
    I sent this GIF to my daughter this morning with the fact that there will be less than 60 Star Class passengers on board:
     
    We would never act this way, but I do wonder if we will feel this way....BAHAHAHA
    I would like to thank @WAAAYTOOO, @SweetPea and @Lovetocruise2002 for all the great information they have provided! 
    I hope to provide an account of what our experiences are for future Star Class cruisers.
     
    Pookie  (Yummy's pet name for me.)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  9. Haha
    Pookie got a reaction from Matt in Oasis of the Seas - Star Class - Royal Genie   
    In early 2018, while on Adventure of the Seas partaking in a few adult beverages, the hubster (who I affectionately call Yummy) and I booked our upcoming cruise in February with Next Cruise. Typically, we book suites of one sort or another.  This time, in our "happy & relaxed" state, we chose an Aqua Theater Suite on Oasis of Seas, (choking somewhat on the cost!) as a surprise for our daughter for her graduation from high school. (This will be her first cruise).  At that time, perks were mentioned, but as the cruise was two years out, we did not remember what was said.  (We claim to this day it was not the fault of our refreshments.)
    We are almost down to the ninety day mark and we've been reading/watching videos for every scrap of information we can find about Star Class/Royal Genies.  The Live Blogs are a particular favorite. We have combed social media for pics of the drydock process.  Our excitement knows no bounds and we are like little kids who have had too much candy!  I have a tote started with items to go, computer lists... we have vowed to not OVERPACK.  We have vowed to be ORGANIZED for our Genie so he/she will not have to struggle with what we hope to achieve.  I hope to Live Blog and will probably start out doing so. After the first day...who knows... 
    I sent this GIF to my daughter this morning with the fact that there will be less than 60 Star Class passengers on board:
     
    We would never act this way, but I do wonder if we will feel this way....BAHAHAHA
    I would like to thank @WAAAYTOOO, @SweetPea and @Lovetocruise2002 for all the great information they have provided! 
    I hope to provide an account of what our experiences are for future Star Class cruisers.
     
    Pookie  (Yummy's pet name for me.)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Pookie reacted to mk-ultra in Allure 9/29 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean   
    Getting off the ship and through customs was a breeze this morning.  I always do the self-hauling departure.  At 7:30AM, I and my luggages lugged ourselves down to deck 5.  It took about 20 minutes to complete the 3/4 lap of the jogging track to card-out and head down the gangway to CBP.  Port Everglades has the fancy biometric face scanners.  I was through Customs in all of 15 seconds.
    Grabbed a cab to the W.  About halfway through the ride, I noticed the driver hadn’t started the meter.  Hrm.  I don’t think they flat-rate anything here, do they?  Trip from W to the ship was $13.  Unmetered trip from the ship back to the W was $20.  Whatever.
    Weather here is great.  I know, I need to invest in more adjectives.  82F with little broken clouds aspiring to turn into cumulous.  Out by the pool, they give a nice shady break about every 5 minutes.  Maybe some rain starting at 5PM.
    Scored an excellent room upgrade.  Ocean facing 12th floor corner room with a wrap-around balcony.  Very much liking it.  Checked rates — the room I got is priced 2x higher than the room I booked.  W00t!  After baking at the pool for 4 hours, I’m watching other people bake while I enjoy the shade and the breeze up here.
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    🙂

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    Pookie reacted to stephenkurucz in Allure 9/29 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean   
    Wow what a view!!
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    Pookie reacted to mk-ultra in Allure 9/29 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean   
    Oh thank god.  This sounds stupid as hell, but I left my wide-brimmed hat in my hotel room.  It’s a ratty, beige, cotton and utterly boring boonie hat.  Worn to shit.  It’s also been on my head for every hike and vacation I’ve taken in the last 30+ years.  If that hat could speak, it could tell some fantastic tales.
    Called the W.  They sent someone up to my room, found it on the couch where I’d left it, and security will hold it for me (staying with them again next Sunday at the end of this cruise).
    Sorry, hat.  You’ve stuck with me.  This shouldn’t have happened.  Sorry you’re at the hotel instead of on the ship with me.

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    Pookie reacted to mk-ultra in Allure 9/29 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean   
    Twist my arm then.

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    Pookie reacted to marti314 in Diamond Lounge versus Concierge   
    I dont think Diamond Plus gets into the Concierge Lounge, only suites.
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    Pookie reacted to Srp431 in What do YOU wish you knew before you cruised?   
    Bringing too much clothes, have to reminder wife, that she can wear clothes twice and no one will even notice.
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    Pookie reacted to WannaCruise in What do YOU wish you knew before you cruised?   
    MDR on a sea day has best salad bar (Tutti Fruiti).  
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