Jump to content
Royal Caribbean Blog

Chadster

Members
  • Posts

    438
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    7

Reputation Activity

  1. Love
    Chadster reacted to Jill in So happy I got 125% OBC!   
    It finally posted today to my CP. I’m able to take advantage of the great sale prices which left me with $400 left over! I decided to get The Key for $20. 

    I originally got the DBP with VOOM but since VOOM is included with The Key, I rebooked just the DBP. Also did Ultimate Dining and CocoCay Beach Club. 
    I still have $225 left and still have $100 to add for stock holder OBC. 
    I may splurge on a spa thing or buy really good champagne! 
    This one (October Symphony) better sail! Lol 🤞🤞🙏🙏
     
     
  2. Like
    Chadster got a reaction from Momof4crazytocruise in What’s your deal breaker?   
    I get that a lot of people find their "deal breaker" to be having to wear masks, but I just hope if people decide to sail, they'll do as they're told and won't try to push back against RCCL's requirements. That's the thing that worries me -- people deciding mid-cruise is suddenly a time to take a stand or something. THAT would ruin my cruise more than anything. Make up your mind before you get on board, please.
  3. Sad
    Chadster reacted to monctonguy in What are my Odds for Empress Aug. 24th, NE/Canada, sailing?   
    Ain't happening....look, I live here and I cant even visit the places the cruise ship would be stopping at...….if I am locked down as a resident, they aren't letting tourists in. We have  ZERO cases in the province next to us and ONE case here....ZERO deaths in either province,  and I cant take a drive or visit family there and if I try I will be charged or arrested...…..
     
    I am doubting the ability to even do my cruise in Nov based on what  I am seeing and hearing from officials in Canada...its insane....until someone files a lawsuit that our rights are being violated, this is the new norm for Canadians.....
     
    I would give anything to be an American right now..more so then ever before.....
  4. Sad
    Chadster reacted to GrandmaAirplane in What are my Odds for Empress Aug. 24th, NE/Canada, sailing?   
    I also forgot to mention that the 14-day quarantine rule on arrival in Canada is likely to remain throughout the summer too.
  5. Like
    Chadster reacted to sk8erguy1978 in Smoking on Cruise Ships   
    As an ex-smoker of about 11 years or more (honestly forget but somewhere in the 2007-2009 timeframe) I am "no change." Of course I'd love a smoke free ship, but I don't necessarily mind it (to a point) and remember what it was like to be one. Remember being, not realizing how the smell sticks to everything, the damage smoke does to stuff (interior of a car for example), and where the smoke actually goes (blowing it away is polite but it still lingers around you and drifts). 
  6. Like
    Chadster reacted to WAAAYTOOO in Parked ships in the Atlantic   
    Yikes !  Grandeur looks awful.  I hope they clean her up before they ship her off.
  7. Like
    Chadster reacted to Scrumps in What’s your deal breaker?   
    I personally don't see how any changes on board is going to make much of a different for a virus that is past via respiratory droplets. You can clean all the surfaces you want, but people in an elevator, walking down the corridor/boardwalk, in the theater, or around a bar/pool etc and game over if 1 person is asymptomatic. Masks are proving to be the significant factor in reducing the spread of the virus and yet a huge number of people refuse to wear one when inside public buildings.
    Our deal breakers are:
    1. The 14 day home quarantine my wife will have to take using PTO and then unpaid leave. She already had to use 2 weeks when we got back from England in March.
    2. That there appears to be no answers (yet) on what happens if there is an active or suspected covid case on board a ship.  Will ports be open for that ship?  will it be refused entry? Will the US home port refuse the ship returning as planned?  Will the passengers will allowed to get out as normal or will the whole ship be quarantined?  Will airlines allow you to fly if they know you just got on a cruise ship where there were covid cases?
    I continue to read a lot about changes on board ship. So far I have seen nothing on the logistics of the an active case on board a ship.
     
  8. Haha
    Chadster got a reaction from JLMoran in Covid 19 Memes   
  9. Haha
    Chadster got a reaction from ellcee in Covid 19 Memes   
  10. Haha
    Chadster got a reaction from JLMoran in Covid 19 Memes   
  11. Haha
    Chadster reacted to rjac in Corny Jokes   
  12. Like
    Chadster reacted to whitsmom in To pay or not to pay - End OF August cruise   
    We gave the go ahead to our TA to L&S our October New England-Canada cruise to October 2021.  I also called Delta yesterday and got an eCredit as the flights for next October are not available yet. While I am happy that we lost no money this the L&S, I am sad that we won't be cruising this year. 
  13. Like
    Chadster got a reaction from Lilly in Thanksgiving Cruises 2020   
    Thanks for the reassurance -- that's how it looked to me, but it's good to hear! And perfectly timed, too...my TA emailed me just now to double-check with me, noting the travel distance and potential time constraints. 🙂
  14. Like
    Chadster got a reaction from WesKinetic in What’s your deal breaker?   
    I get that a lot of people find their "deal breaker" to be having to wear masks, but I just hope if people decide to sail, they'll do as they're told and won't try to push back against RCCL's requirements. That's the thing that worries me -- people deciding mid-cruise is suddenly a time to take a stand or something. THAT would ruin my cruise more than anything. Make up your mind before you get on board, please.
  15. Wow
    Chadster reacted to Andrew72681 in Thanksgiving Cruises 2020   
    We’re keeping it in the RCCLtd. Family for thanksgiving. Trying Celebrity for the first time and sailing Apex. 
    At this point, who knows, it may be her inaugural 😛
  16. Like
    Chadster reacted to jticarruthers in Thanksgiving Cruises 2020   
    Sailed thanksgiving for years and loved it every time, havent made it out the last couple, still pondering jumping on one this year ... will probably see how my September Indy cruise goes and then look to see if anything has a last minute sale going 🙂
     
     
  17. Like
    Chadster reacted to jticarruthers in Thanksgiving Cruises 2020   
    you can make that easy ... depending on where in orlando you are 45 mins to an hour from the pier ...
  18. Haha
    Chadster got a reaction from Ogilthorpe in Covid 19 Memes   
  19. Like
    Chadster reacted to Phillip Diamond Plus in What are my Odds for Empress Aug. 24th, NE/Canada, sailing?   
    Thank you for your replies/suggestions!  We have decided to cancel.
    .By cancelling now, our United nonrefundable flight tickets do not have any cancellation fees. United has no fees ( for any flights cancelled by May 31st). Also our $100 per person nonrefundable cruise deposits will be given back for a future cruise credit (We booked on board for the lower $200 deposit rate.)
        I thought this information may help others decide what to do.  
       But if the Empress sailing on Aug. 24th is really going to happen, we will book again!!! What a wonderful itinerary it has!!!
  20. Haha
    Chadster reacted to Andrew72681 in Smoking on Cruise Ships   
    Yeah. It would be great to say “I’m going to wear my brisket shirt today” but instead it just smells like the steel grates. 
  21. Haha
    Chadster reacted to Okgladgal in Smoking on Cruise Ships   
    I'm conflicted on this. If the casinos were smoke free, I'd stay longer and lose more money 😩
  22. Sad
    Chadster reacted to SpeedNoodles in Smoking on Cruise Ships   
    If only cigarette smoke on clothes smelled like BBQ!
  23. Like
    Chadster reacted to Andrew72681 in Smoking on Cruise Ships   
    I’ve been spoiled by the Maryland casinos. When I’m out in Vegas I always feel like my clothes were in front a bbq grill all day. 
  24. Haha
    Chadster reacted to rjac in Corny Jokes   
    Two men were sitting next to one another at Murphys Pub in London, and after awhile, one of the blokes turned to the other and said, “I can’t help but think, from listening to you, that you’re from Ireland.”
    “Yes, that I am!” the bloke responded, to which the first one replied, “So am I! And where about from Ireland might you be?”
    “Im from Dublin, I am,” the other bloke said, and the first one replied, “So am I!”
    “Mother Mary and begora,” the other bloke said. “And what street did you live on in Dublin?”
    “A lovely little area it was. I lived on McCleary Street in the old central part of town,” he replied, to which the first one said, “Faith and it’s a small world. So did I! So did I! And to what school would you have been going?”
    “Well now, I went to St. Marys, of course,” the other bloke said, with the first one replying, “And so did I. Tell me, what year did you graduate?”
    “Well, now, lets see. I graduated in 1964,” the other bloke said.
    “The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us!” the first bloke exclaimed. “I can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same place tonight. Can you believe it, I graduated from St. Marys in 1964 my own self!”
    At this point, a woman named Vicky came in and sat down at the bar. The bartender Brian walked over to her and said, “It’s going to be a long night tonight.”
    “Why do you say that, Brian?” Vicky asked.
    “The Murphy twins are drunk again.”

  25. Haha
    Chadster reacted to mathbees in What’s your deal breaker?   
    Our only dealbreakers is if they cancel our next cruise, too!  LOL
×
×
  • Create New...