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Posts posted by WAAAYTOOO

  1. You do not have the option to pay after the final payment date and then get an FCC. They will not extend the final payment date.  You certainly can choose to Cancel With Confidence, in which case an FCC will be awarded for your down payment.  To be honest, I’m not sure exactly what would happen if you just fail to make final payment. My guess is that you would receive a full refund of your down payment to your CC but I’m really not sure.  If you want an FCC for the full amount of your cruise, you would need to make final payment. If you pay the full balance on time and then Royal cancels the cruise, you would be entitled to either a full refund of all costs or a 125% FCC, whichever you choose.

  2. 6 hours ago, PRebecca said:

    EDIT TO ADD QUESTION: I just hopped onto the Casino site to look at the offers there and see another one I hadn't seen before this, how can I find out what that offer entails? If I click REDEEM will it deduct the offer from my available offers even if I dont book? I am just looking to see what it entails.

    Yippee!  It’s always fun to find an unexpected offer on the website !

    Unfortunately, there is no way to discover the details of the offer without calling Royal.  You can either ask your TA to get the information for you or you can call Club Royale yourself and find out which cruises it applies to.  It’s one of the shortcomings of the “system”.

  3. 57 minutes ago, PRebecca said:

    We got our first casino offer for a 'free' cruise!! Just now! So I called the casino folks and they had a pretty large selection of ships out of all 4 Florida ports to choose from over the summer, I was kind of surprised at the big selection and that I even got the offer, they must have lowered the standards to get the offer haha

    Anyhoo, although the 7 night on Symphony (OMG!) or Harmony (wow really?!) are both included, DH is going to want to do a quick weekend trip to not miss as much work. What do I need to know about booking a casino cruise? I know we need to pay taxes and fees which came out to $177 for both of us, is it really that simple? I did check on upgrade price to go to a JS and it was about half the price that we were going to pay for us to take the same cruise before the offer so I'm pretty excited.

    Anything I need to know? Tips, things I haven't thought of? is it really that simple?


    Awesome !  Sounds like you already have the information that you need.  Go for it !  If you want to accept the offer w/o any upgrade, you would just pay taxes, ports fees and gratuities (or if you don’t want to prepay grats, you can pay them onboard).  The only catch to booking a casino offer is that you must pay the balance in full at the time you book the offer. 50% off is a GREAT upgrade price.  

  4. Not only are cruise fares not budging but Cruise Planner prices are all topped out as well.  I guess Royal doesn’t want to collect money it will just have to turn around and refund if cruises don’t start back up soon.  It’s kind of a head-scratcher to me.  One would think that they would be happy to take in some cash on discounted Cruise Planner items (where they still make a nice profit) but they don’t seem to see it that way, I guess.  On something like internet packages, where their fee is almost 100% profit, you’d think they’d be offering a couple of deals, but nope.

  5. 52 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

    When I grabbed my Plan B cruise two weeks ago, it was still $17.50/day for suites.  Their website still shows $17.50 and $14.50 as well.

    I called yesterday to see what the story was.  At first, he said the $19/PP PD was correct. Then he said it was a mistake and I would be getting a $21 refund, then he put me on hold while he went to talk to Resolutions.  I finally got tired of holding and hung up.  It wasn’t worth $21 to sit there on hold.  I have no idea whether suites grats have gone up or not.

  6. If I’m not mistaken, you must opt IN for the cash refund (the 125% FCC is the default rebate).  Then, regarding the Cruise Planner purchases, you must opt IN if you want the 125% FCC, with the cash refund as the default rebate.  I find it very confusing.  

  7. 1 hour ago, ellcee said:

    I'm now trying to upgrade one of my booked cruises. The money I'm saving on train tickets, going out, lunches, dumb purchases will hopefully go towards a balcony. yolo.

    See !!  You have accidentally stumbled upon one of the hidden UPsides to this otherwise horrific situation !  I am not spending ANY money (except for the new Oasis Cruise I just booked) so lots of money for little upgrades and extras !

  8. There are brackets on both “single” beds that clasp together to hold the beds together.  That’s why you have to be careful if you lift the beds to slide a suitcase underneath.  If you accidentally disengage those brackets, the beds will become decoupled and the beds WILL slide apart.  ...not that this has ever happened to me....🤭🤭🤭

  9. I have only been in the cabanas at Barefoot so no experience at Nellie’s. Just off the top of my head, I would say stick with the deal you got at Nellie’s.  Honestly, there’s nothing THAT special about Barefoot.  In the big picture, an OTW cabana is an OTW cabana.  I certainly wouldn’t pay more $$ just to be at the suites’ beach.  You can always saunter over to Barefoot for lunch if you want to go over there.

  10. 22 minutes ago, tonyfsu21 said:

    I received mine about an hour ago. Interestingly enough it only accounted for 3 out of 4 of us and we were shorted more then $2000 less then the cruise fare and no mention of the $2084 additional I spent on Royal up. Basically $4000+ went up in smoke. 

    Wow !  Have you talked to anyone about it ?  

  11. 1 hour ago, Johnson84 said:

    How do you sign up for Casion Royale?


    You do not have to sign up for the program.  Just use you seapass card in a slot machine or have the deal scan your card if you’re playing at a table.  The casino tracks your play, the amount of time you play and the size of your wagers and you earn points.

  12. 46 minutes ago, Jaime said:

    Thanks for the information and concern, I am an ambulance technician and I transfer patients with the covid19, I am not very optimistic that I can go in December to take the oasis, I am considering hiring a new cruise for Europe in the harmony of the seas. Greetings

    Thank you for taking care of us !!!  You are one of the real heroes.

  13. I just prefer the configuration with the Windjammer in the aft as opposed to it all the way forward.  The Radiance class is really an elegant class of ships - smallish sleek and very classy.  Lots of natural wood.  The biggest reason that I don't prefer the Vision or smaller class ships is b/c we usually book suites and the suites on the small ships are all the way forward - inconvenient and subject to motion, IMO.  I  much prefer suites in the center of the ship which is why I rarely go above a JS on any of the Vision class ships.  The cabin are also a bit larger on Radiance class vs Vision class.

    I know exactly what you mean about getting lost and having to backtrack.  It used to happen to us all the time when we first started cruising.  I think you get better at navigating the hallways once you have had to take the walk of shame a number of times.  LOL  That's another reason why cabins midship are more convenient....less distance to walk if you go the wrong way !!

    Your opinion is always important and as you cruise more, your experience will make your opinion even more valuable !!!  I have been on over 40 cruises and while some have been better than others, I have never been on a bad cruise.  The truth is, we have cruised more on Grandeur of the Seas than on any other Royal Caribbean ship and Grandeur is a Vision class ship....so I do not DISLIKE Vision class ships, I just prefer the Radiance class.

    The good news is....there is no wrong decision here !  Good luck

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