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  1. Yes, I was ordering wine and they were charging me normal. One dinner I asked to use my 50% off coupon on my seapass card and they did it. I don't think they would have said anything about it unless I asked.
  2. Liberty's deck screen was broke and has been for months. A quarter of the elevators next to our room was for the entire cruise. Just gotta move on with your life. These things can happen.
  3. I haven't stayed in Galveston since 2016. Do you have recommendations for a place to stay Saturday night that offers parking for a week and a shuttle back and forth?
  4. Congratulations! My wife and I just celebrated our 8th. 3 of our cruises have been on anniversaries. It is a fantastic way to celebrate! If you booked with a travel agent make sure they note somewhere it's your anniversary. Or just tell people and they'll give you little treats in my experience. Lol
  5. https://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/2022/09/17/5-cruise-ship-shore-excursions-i-tried-and-instantly-regretted We've been to Falmouth twice, soon to be three times. First time we did the falls. That was fine, good for the first time but I don't want to do it again. Long bus rides, and constantly hassled by people peddling trinkets and drugs. Second we stayed on the ship. Years later we are going and have kids. My original thought was just to go to Margaritaville. Close, inexpensive, and can leave when we want. We ended up booking the Blue Water beach excursion instead. Now I read this post and both options were terrible. Here's hoping!
  6. I pre booked dinner for 4 at chops. I want to change to Giovanni's. I know I can cancel and rebook in the planner. Is there a phone number to try and get them moved and get a refund? I can't rebook and wait for the full amount to refund, I'd rather move it now without repaying right now of that makes sense.
  7. Terrible. We literally ate it daily the last two times we were on that ship. Thanks.
  8. There's a $37 bottle of Moscato in the gift catalog. We are bringing 2 more expensive bottles for our room, figured we could just buy Moscato on board. We won't have liquor packages, but isn't there a crown and anchor discount on bottles of wine? We are platinum. I was looking for that current crown and anchor thread on here but I couldn't find it. What I'm trying to math out is should I buy two bottles of Moscato now in the gift catalog, or wait and buy on board with a CnA discount?
  9. We would go to the WJ as soon as it opened, have sushi, then MDR, then WJ again before it closed every night. It was a big part of what we look forward to on our cruises. (This will be our 6th) Hearing it isn't a thing anymore legitimately affects how I feel about cruising next month. I still haven't heard a definitive no so I'll keep asking. Thanks for your help.
  10. Liberty and Oasis are two different ships. Liberty doesn't have Izumi. Last time I was on Liberty was 2016. Immediately as you entered the WJ, on the right side the first thing was a sushi section. We had it every night. I think it was part of their Jade section. It wasn't a nightly theme at the time, it was always available. Liberty isn't an Oasis class ship. Helpful. Thank you, please let me know. I go in October. On the Liberty? Well that isn't promising. Did they not see it or were they actively looking for it?
  11. I'm getting conflicting reports. Does the windjammer have a sushi section every day, or not. Thanks
  12. I know people go on RCI for different reasons. Just was curious what the least popular amenities and features are. For the specialty dining option, imagine if all the paid options were closed and free spots didn't take their place, just MDR/Sorrento's/windjammer/Cafe promenade/El loco fresh, etc remained.
  13. Could be good if done correctly. I'd read/watch a movie reviewer who hates movies.
  14. A new one, enjoy! https://www.insider.com/what-is-a-cruise-like-reality-vs-expectation-disappointing-photos-2022-7
  15. I puked in the sand in Cozumel. I didn't think it was particularly funny at the time, but maybe it gave someone a chuckle.
  16. Our normal routine is Sorrento's before Windjammer opens. Then windjammer for sushi. Then MDR. Then windjammer before it closes. Then Sorrento's before bed. You've already paid for it. They are offering all you can eat food. Time to make them pay for it.
  17. 70's theme night. The old stage shows that haven't been changed in a decade.
  18. I probably wouldn't call someone an idiot but we book mid ship rooms as low as we can get. I get bad motion sickness. I use prescription patches, ginger capsules, ginger ale, looking at the horizon, floating in the pool, getting in a big room, drinking sprite, taking Dramamine... All simultaneously and I still feel sick. I still love cruising though.
  19. I read this and had some thoughts about it. This is why letting someone know about the included food is so important. https://www.insider.com/royal-caribbean-first-cruise-what-to-know-photos-2022-6?amp Never being on a cruise before they booked specialty restaurants for every meal at $40-60 each. Didn't even buy the unlimited dining plan from what I can tell. I know people like to look down their noses at anything that isn't coastal kitchen but the windjammer isn't that bad, folks. They also brought only a carry on for a 7 night cruise. I thought I was a light packer but that's expert mode.
  20. To add on to this, this is how we always did our wake up call when we had an excursion that day. You have time slots you pick from as well on this card so they know when to bring it. They'll knock and show up, wake you up, and then you can eat in room while you get ready for the day. Checking off what you want for room service breakfast the night before was one of my favorite parts of the cruise.
  21. It's a hotel that has unlimited food and lots of activities to do that randomly stops in different countries. I don't cruise to learn anything, I don't cruise to do stuff like read or browse Facebook that I can do at home for free. I cruise to unplug, eat like a pig, hang out in a pool, and have a great time while someone else makes the bed all week.
  22. I've been on Liberty, Navigator, and Independence prior to any sort of revamp. You end up with 3 upcharge restaurants, and a Johnny Rockets. I've never been on an Oasis or Quantum ship, but I see the push for stuff like the solarium bistro or el loco fresh or the hot dog one as an additional fast casual option for people to enjoy. Johnny's cover charge was $5 the last time I was on a ship, and now it is $10 so obviously they are making money from it. And when something is making money, why change. But short of a revamp to add an El Loco Fresh or other fast casual options, what do you think the possibility is of ditching the Johnny Rockets license and converting the locations to a complementary location on the smaller ships? Are they in too tight of a squeeze right now trying to make up for lost money that losing out on that $10 burger cover is too much to bear or would it allow them to give additional value to some of the older ships without an expensive makeover? I assume they're playing JR for the license and portion of the cover and not the other way around so if it was The Burger Hut or something, would it cost as much to license and operate? ...I'm probably just hungry looking at Shaq's Big Chicken and Guy's Burgers and wishing for more similar locations on the smaller RC ships.
  23. Yeah, if you buy a soda package and don't drink soda it isn't going to be a very good value.
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