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    Chadster got a reaction from T of DC in xSAILEDx Anthem of the Seas -- December 31, 2021   
    Let's sail into 2022 and leave 2021 in Anthem's wake! ? I'll be on the second leg of a B2B on this cruise -- and be a newly minted Diamond member...so I'm excited!
    Looking forward to seeing everybody onboard!
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    Chadster got a reaction from Tcruisin in xSAILEDx Anthem of the Seas December 12,2021 ROLL CALL   
    I'm in by myself as part 1 of a B2B2B. Looking forward to kicking off things in grand style!
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    Chadster got a reaction from RonB in xSAILEDx Anthem of the Seas - December 24, 2021   
    I'll be there -- though I'll be travelling solo. Looking forward to getting settled in on Anthem and trying her out for what will be leg #1 of a B2B.
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    Chadster reacted to BrianB in Another Plug for Travel Insurance   
    Thanks for posting this. Sorry you went through it and glad it worked out without any ongoing serious medical issues. Good to see Allianz works as advertised. Insurance is a must have!
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    Chadster got a reaction from Matt in Another Plug for Travel Insurance   
    Thank you to Matt and everybody who was always extoling the virtues of travel insurance! Earlier this year I invested in an annual plan, and I'm so glad I did...
    I was on a B2B in early November, and the last day of the last leg, I started feeling awful when I first woke up; it felt like a very upset stomach and severe heartburn. It came and went as the day went on, but at dinner, I could barely eat, and finally, I sadly had to bid farewell to my dining companions and I headed off to the ship clinic.
    A battery of tests, several IVs, and hours in sickbay later, the doctor was concerned it was an inflamed appendix. 😵 He arranged for me to be evacuated via ambulance when the ship arrived in Port Canaveral. Let me tell you, that sickbay ICU bed and its weren't anywhere near as nice as my aft cabin! I had gone to the clinic early in the evening, so when he first brought up having me medically evacuated, my concern was immediately that I was somehow going to ruin everyone's cruise due to a hasty return. Thankfully, we were close enough that he just kept me plied with pain meds and antibiotics, and we reached Port Canaveral on schedule.
    The shoreside docs thankfully determined that nothing had ruptured -- I just had a rather nasty digestive issue. I was sent home with antibiotics. My medical insurance is covering the shoreside medical care thus far, but without travel insurance, my cruise would've been nearly $400 more expensive. 😱 Thankfully, Allianz reviewed and approved my claim in approximately 2 weeks after the incident, and I was reimbursed for the shipboard care in full (for those who don't know, they tack the onboard medical expenses onto your cruise statement). If I have anything that my regular insurance doesn't end up covering, I'll submit the amended claim to Allianz for reimbursement.
    Moral of the story: GET TRAVEL INSURANCE!
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    Chadster got a reaction from BrianB in Another Plug for Travel Insurance   
    Thank you to Matt and everybody who was always extoling the virtues of travel insurance! Earlier this year I invested in an annual plan, and I'm so glad I did...
    I was on a B2B in early November, and the last day of the last leg, I started feeling awful when I first woke up; it felt like a very upset stomach and severe heartburn. It came and went as the day went on, but at dinner, I could barely eat, and finally, I sadly had to bid farewell to my dining companions and I headed off to the ship clinic.
    A battery of tests, several IVs, and hours in sickbay later, the doctor was concerned it was an inflamed appendix. 😵 He arranged for me to be evacuated via ambulance when the ship arrived in Port Canaveral. Let me tell you, that sickbay ICU bed and its weren't anywhere near as nice as my aft cabin! I had gone to the clinic early in the evening, so when he first brought up having me medically evacuated, my concern was immediately that I was somehow going to ruin everyone's cruise due to a hasty return. Thankfully, we were close enough that he just kept me plied with pain meds and antibiotics, and we reached Port Canaveral on schedule.
    The shoreside docs thankfully determined that nothing had ruptured -- I just had a rather nasty digestive issue. I was sent home with antibiotics. My medical insurance is covering the shoreside medical care thus far, but without travel insurance, my cruise would've been nearly $400 more expensive. 😱 Thankfully, Allianz reviewed and approved my claim in approximately 2 weeks after the incident, and I was reimbursed for the shipboard care in full (for those who don't know, they tack the onboard medical expenses onto your cruise statement). If I have anything that my regular insurance doesn't end up covering, I'll submit the amended claim to Allianz for reimbursement.
    Moral of the story: GET TRAVEL INSURANCE!
  7. Wow
    Chadster got a reaction from KristiZ in Another Plug for Travel Insurance   
    Thank you to Matt and everybody who was always extoling the virtues of travel insurance! Earlier this year I invested in an annual plan, and I'm so glad I did...
    I was on a B2B in early November, and the last day of the last leg, I started feeling awful when I first woke up; it felt like a very upset stomach and severe heartburn. It came and went as the day went on, but at dinner, I could barely eat, and finally, I sadly had to bid farewell to my dining companions and I headed off to the ship clinic.
    A battery of tests, several IVs, and hours in sickbay later, the doctor was concerned it was an inflamed appendix. 😵 He arranged for me to be evacuated via ambulance when the ship arrived in Port Canaveral. Let me tell you, that sickbay ICU bed and its weren't anywhere near as nice as my aft cabin! I had gone to the clinic early in the evening, so when he first brought up having me medically evacuated, my concern was immediately that I was somehow going to ruin everyone's cruise due to a hasty return. Thankfully, we were close enough that he just kept me plied with pain meds and antibiotics, and we reached Port Canaveral on schedule.
    The shoreside docs thankfully determined that nothing had ruptured -- I just had a rather nasty digestive issue. I was sent home with antibiotics. My medical insurance is covering the shoreside medical care thus far, but without travel insurance, my cruise would've been nearly $400 more expensive. 😱 Thankfully, Allianz reviewed and approved my claim in approximately 2 weeks after the incident, and I was reimbursed for the shipboard care in full (for those who don't know, they tack the onboard medical expenses onto your cruise statement). If I have anything that my regular insurance doesn't end up covering, I'll submit the amended claim to Allianz for reimbursement.
    Moral of the story: GET TRAVEL INSURANCE!
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    Chadster reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Another Plug for Travel Insurance   
    Oh my goodness !  So glad to hear that you were able to get good care so quickly.  Hopefully you will make a full recovery without surgery.  Delighted to hear that the insurance did exactly what it’s supposed to do and that you were fully covered.  Continued recovery !
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    Chadster got a reaction from WAAAYTOOO in Another Plug for Travel Insurance   
    Thank you to Matt and everybody who was always extoling the virtues of travel insurance! Earlier this year I invested in an annual plan, and I'm so glad I did...
    I was on a B2B in early November, and the last day of the last leg, I started feeling awful when I first woke up; it felt like a very upset stomach and severe heartburn. It came and went as the day went on, but at dinner, I could barely eat, and finally, I sadly had to bid farewell to my dining companions and I headed off to the ship clinic.
    A battery of tests, several IVs, and hours in sickbay later, the doctor was concerned it was an inflamed appendix. 😵 He arranged for me to be evacuated via ambulance when the ship arrived in Port Canaveral. Let me tell you, that sickbay ICU bed and its weren't anywhere near as nice as my aft cabin! I had gone to the clinic early in the evening, so when he first brought up having me medically evacuated, my concern was immediately that I was somehow going to ruin everyone's cruise due to a hasty return. Thankfully, we were close enough that he just kept me plied with pain meds and antibiotics, and we reached Port Canaveral on schedule.
    The shoreside docs thankfully determined that nothing had ruptured -- I just had a rather nasty digestive issue. I was sent home with antibiotics. My medical insurance is covering the shoreside medical care thus far, but without travel insurance, my cruise would've been nearly $400 more expensive. 😱 Thankfully, Allianz reviewed and approved my claim in approximately 2 weeks after the incident, and I was reimbursed for the shipboard care in full (for those who don't know, they tack the onboard medical expenses onto your cruise statement). If I have anything that my regular insurance doesn't end up covering, I'll submit the amended claim to Allianz for reimbursement.
    Moral of the story: GET TRAVEL INSURANCE!
  10. Haha
    Chadster got a reaction from RTA Gaming in Corny Jokes   
    A grasshopper hops into a bar and orders a beer.
    The bartender's a bit taken aback. "A beer? Ya sure, pal? Y'know...we've got a drink named after you!"
    "Oh, yeah?" the insect asks. "You've got a drink called 'Irving'?"
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    Chadster got a reaction from RTA Gaming in Corny Jokes   
    Did you hear about the diminutive psychic who broke out of jail?
    She's a short medium at large.
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    Chadster got a reaction from Nan in xSAILEDx Anthem of the Seas -- December 31, 2021   
    Let's sail into 2022 and leave 2021 in Anthem's wake! ? I'll be on the second leg of a B2B on this cruise -- and be a newly minted Diamond member...so I'm excited!
    Looking forward to seeing everybody onboard!
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    Chadster got a reaction from CrimsonCruiser in Cruise with Confidence & Best Price Guarantee extended; Final Payment shortened   
    They really like bringing it down to the wire on these things, don't they? Glad they extended, though -- it definitely helps me out, though I do wish they'd have it cover sailings through September 30, 2022, just to be in sync with the FCCs.
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    Chadster got a reaction from SailawayKing in xSAILEDx Anthem of the Seas December 12,2021 ROLL CALL   
    I'm in by myself as part 1 of a B2B2B. Looking forward to kicking off things in grand style!
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    Chadster got a reaction from SebagoSue in Cruise with Confidence & Best Price Guarantee extended; Final Payment shortened   
    They really like bringing it down to the wire on these things, don't they? Glad they extended, though -- it definitely helps me out, though I do wish they'd have it cover sailings through September 30, 2022, just to be in sync with the FCCs.
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    Chadster got a reaction from sammy79 in Cruise with Confidence & Best Price Guarantee extended; Final Payment shortened   
    They really like bringing it down to the wire on these things, don't they? Glad they extended, though -- it definitely helps me out, though I do wish they'd have it cover sailings through September 30, 2022, just to be in sync with the FCCs.
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    Chadster got a reaction from Neesa in Cruise with Confidence & Best Price Guarantee extended; Final Payment shortened   
    They really like bringing it down to the wire on these things, don't they? Glad they extended, though -- it definitely helps me out, though I do wish they'd have it cover sailings through September 30, 2022, just to be in sync with the FCCs.
  18. Haha
    Chadster reacted to PG Cruiser in Casino Royale Membership   
    Digging up this old thread...
    I was wondering why "CHOICE" was next to "DIAMOND" on my SetSail Pass.  The only time I was at the casino was when I used my $6.00 free play.
    Where do I go from here... HIGH ROLLER?
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    Chadster reacted to Sharla in Resident NRD?   
    Yep, resident discount. I have no idea the cruises Royal decides to give them on, but it seems like 2022 doesn't really have them right now. As with any reprice the resident discount could make the price go down, but it's at prevailing rates so the overall cruise care could also rise, I don't know how their algorithms work.
  20. Wow
    Chadster reacted to libertyelle in MYVEGAS Cruises   
    Thank you so much for posting this! I finally was able to put some of my 2,800,000+ points to use and scored an 8-night out of Baltimore!
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    Chadster reacted to Bettelovestocruise in xSAILEDx Odyssey of the Seas, Nov. 15, 2021   
    Welcome aboard, Chadster - it really will not be long now before we board the Odyssey. We are looking forward to exploring the ship and seeing some new shows. Again welcome aboard.
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    Chadster got a reaction from SuperStarian in xSAILEDx Odyssey of the Seas, Nov. 15, 2021   
    Looks like I'm going with y'all, thanks to a MyVegas reward! 😄 I had been looking at this cruise as a quick introduction to Royal's newest, and suddenly...
    We may not be going to Labadee, but at least we're sailing somewhere!
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    Chadster got a reaction from Doak in ok you guys......   
    I'm not usually a huge fan of the late-December holidays, but I'm very much looking forward to being on Anthem for Christmas and New Year's Eve. All these pictures have me feeling like a kid at...well...Christmas!
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    Chadster got a reaction from whitsmom in Interesting reservation system quirk...   
    I was mock YOLO booking a cruise that leaves on Halloween, and I was surprised to see that merely paying the deposit today was an option. I scrolled to the bottom after selecting the option just out of curiosity, and I was even more surprised to see this...
     

     
    The final payment would be due on departure day. And if I'm remembering my cruise contracts correctly, aren't final payments due by 5 p.m. on the stated due date? The ship is scheduled to depart at 6 p.m. I'm guessing that the system is extending a "courtesy hold" of sorts because of a deposit being placed.
     
    No real question or anything here -- I just saw it and thought I'd share this interesting discovery! Talk about a trick, a treat, or both! 😄
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    Chadster got a reaction from whitsmom in ok you guys......   
    I'm not usually a huge fan of the late-December holidays, but I'm very much looking forward to being on Anthem for Christmas and New Year's Eve. All these pictures have me feeling like a kid at...well...Christmas!
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