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Eaglelover

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  1. Unless I am missing something, I find this move perplexing. RCL stock was back to (almost) $100 yesterday - Thurstday, 25 Feb 2021 - and it was all based on trust and anticipation. Deceptive moves (clearly for $), even in a time when $ is flowing downstream, won't help in the long run.
  2. Hungry for both humans and leftovers!!
  3. As one of the newbies on board the same sailing, I'm hoping your experience level doesn't give you a clairvoyant edge.... I look forward to meeting you.
  4. And the saga continues.... I'm now working on my third first cruise (living in Kentucky I haven't even figured out Fifth Third Bank). So here I am doing a 7 day Alaska cruise - no more 9 day cruises / Covid is only dangerous after 7 days- out of Vancouver and one of the destinations is Haines, AK. We arrive there at 7 PM and depart at 11:30 PM. I can't, for the life of me, figure out what an old geezer like me will do in Haines, AK at that hour - oh, and that is factoring in that It will be late May and fairly light. There is certainly, among this esteemed group, someone who will make me s
  5. JLMoran, I was thinking about your post and I wondered if each of those required a pre-meal cocktail? Bloody Mary, Mamosa, Beer, Gin and Tonic, Beer, Scotch and Soda.... you know the drill. I think I know the evening schedule. All of a sudden the DBP looks valuable.
  6. Atlantix2000, in a blinding flash of the obvious, I see your light!! We're central time so that means it's already 2 - 3 hours earlier..... Maybe this isn't the issue that I thought it may be. Of course the whole body schedule is messed up anyhow. Now, if I can just get the Captain and crew "onboard" (so to speak) with my time needs!
  7. We, more than once, commented that the Navy folks had all the luck - cruising all the time... while she waited at home and I rode around in vehicles that were not particularly water-friendly! I (we) appreciate the many folks who affirm our crazy life. Many have served - we'll remember that over the next several days. There were a lot who were in harms way more often than I. I give thanks for all of them - many of whom post to this blog.
  8. HeWhoWaits, thanks for the congrats. She lived through 20 + moves (Army, retired) so it was more her patience than me doing something right!
  9. WAAATOOO, again you have provided some sage advice to this neophyte. I've been glued to the computer trying to learn the ins and outs, but sometimes just a simple explanation makes it come clearer. I don't think the 5 night plan is an option (I'll have to check - and Black Friday is coming) so it looks like we just do the earliest seating possible (I do hope that it's available) and enjoy the sea days - there are 3 full ones. Thanks again!
  10. This may sound odd, but I need some help figuring it out. Backgound: Radiance of the Seas - May 2021 - Alaska - 9 days Vancouver and return. Our first cruise - supposed to be this year to celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss... or tolerance in her case Question: My wife and I are in our 70s (healthy but older....!). We've realized that eating is best for us relatively early (4 - 5 PM). I've purchased the UDP because we'd like some things on those menus.. Neither of us eat a lot and we are certainly NOT foodies. It seems that we may be able to eat in the MDR at earlier times and we c
  11. Yes, Can you imagine a more disciplined group of folks? It may even be good for the test animals.... like me. I think they need a few of us who are over 70 (with few, if any health issues).
  12. Agreed, (we're doing the 9 night Vancouver - return) but even though we don't drink a lot, a glass of wine with a meal, select coffee and juice and water and I'm happy to not pay the full $! I"m even going to try some of those craft breweries... not save it up for the ship!
  13. Over the last several days the DBP on Radiance (Alaska May 2021) has become $43 per day. Is this happening all over the fleet? I, of course, hopped right on that deal.
  14. I, also a Kentuckian, believe that every crossroads in KY (especially, out here in the west) Has the best d***ed BBQ (and burgoo - lamb or no lamb) on earth... if you listen to the folks at the crossroads. We'll soon see about them boat cooks....
  15. I am neither a very good stock market follower nor a long-time "cruiser", but having read this blog in preparation for the Alaska trip that didn't happen (it will next spring), I decided to put some cash into what I determined to be a solid market. Y'all seemed to show me that there are a real loyal, dedicated group of folks who do cruise.. Having mentioned it to my banker son and my other son who spends his time following Army camps, they didn't heed my recommendation very well. As of today, I look like a genius (my banker son even said he didn't know I was that savvy). I just wanted to s
  16. Let me join the choir singing praises to all agents in general and my Travel Agent, Patty King, who spent hours on the phone with RCL and confirmed that my FCC has been figured correctly now and that my OBC is also, apparently, correct now. My greatest concern was that there was neither a standard procedure for figuring FCC nor sufficient oversight for the process. That said, our TA (who also spent hours on the phone so I didn't have to do that) is a classic example of a professional and a great reason to use an Agent when booking your cruise. I was a believer in enlisting a TA before, but
  17. I got the taxes, gratuity, and air fare refunded, but no sign of the Protection Plan on either my my refund or (certainly) not on the Credit... I'm short at least $1K from my original payment! My TA is going to work the issue, too. Hopefully she can get someone with a "figgerer" to "figger" it out....
  18. I'm in a similar situation. Even if you subtract the Cruise Cancellation fee (which they shouldn't and I will fuss about since I didn't cancel - it''s a reimbursement) they still granted me over $2000 less than I should get and more than a $1000 less than I paid for the berth alone. This can't fly - or float.... My guess is that they brought in some temps who don't know the business. At least I hope that's the problem. I'm looking for my first cruise and I can go somewhere else (and sell my stock).
  19. I went for 110 and I'm holding out for a bit more gain... at the least I'll own* some of my cruise ship! {*one or two square centimeters } ;-))
  20. I bought a bit higher, but and have lost some $ but I bought some air stock after 911 and did OK. My lesson learned is that I waited too long back then after the rebound and lost some profit in the long term. I have a fair amount of confidence in RCL because of both their history and their clientele....
  21. I think that we've decided to use your advice. Having reviewed many of the posted menus (with a big special thanks to twangster and his post about ROS southbound - albeit 2018), I think I we'll just do the MDR with maybe a night of special dining. Good advice and we appreciate it.
  22. Since this is our (my wife and I) first cruise (always wanted to go to Alaska), we've pretty much decided to just do the standard fare (MDR / Windjammer, etc). How about some advice about why I might want to use the UDP or some special dining? We've leaned toward an Italian night (she likes eggplant), but really thought most of the evening meals would be very nice. Neither of us is a picky eater - connoisseur is not in our dictionary(ies).
  23. Just a simple heads up that the Deluxe Beverage Pkg is $48 PPD / Voom 1 device $60 PPD (with DBP), It has been that for 3 days now. Looks like they need takers for the southbound 5 June trip!
  24. You're a prince(valiantus)... thank you. For some reason, I could not find a reference to services.
  25. I know this may not be of interest to some, but my spouse and I will be on the southbound (AK) Radiance cruise in early June. Both of us appreciate the opportunity for Christian worship, even when we travel. I see a "bible study" listed (individual) while checking out former Compass listings. Can / will someone inform me if there is a worship experience / opportunity typically provided? I would expect it to be on Sunday. Any help out there?
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