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  1. WOW!!! I am VERY VERY impressed with how you wrote that e-mail. Not condescending, complaining or threatening or demanding. You just covered the issues and kept personal disgruntled opinions to a minimum. If only everyone took a leaf from your book and applied it to reviews as well. Great job. Hope all ends up OK for you.
  2. Have you reported this to RCCL, or at least the ship? I've had issues before, cabin steward, room service, and when I returned I e-mailed RCCL with the issues, and not opinions. I got a reply with $250 obc voucher. Yes it is true that a detrimental report can affect a person's career, but that is the reason they shouldnt treat the customers like that, to avoid the repercussions. Just my 2 cents worth.
  3. In my humble opinion, a gratuity that is mandatory is not a gratuity. What are we gratuitous for? Paying the extra 18%? This is just a tax levied by RCCL and kept by RCCL.
  4. Why aren't they doing an European itinerary for inaugural? I thought that was normal routine. I'll have to miss it. bummer.
  5. I just booked Freedom for September 2020. The key is shown as well as drink prices and restaurant prices. Even a lot of shore excursions are shown. I'm sure things will change within the next 391 days though.
  6. Doesn't real Mexican food come from Mexico?😉
  7. Rule of thumb - If you transitions glasses go dark, put on the sun screen. There is no protection. If they stay clear, GENERALLY safe. Back after a long hiatus.
  8. Einstein defines insanity as "doing the same thing many times expecting a different outcome". RCCL forces us to be insane in this instance.
  9. These are the outlets on Vision from Feb 2017. The first one is below the dressing table. The last one was under the bed. Both US and 220v European are provided.
  10. I am american. I live in Scotland (North Ayrshire). I have been here for 18 years. I sailed out of Harwich a couple years ago and found the British population onboard the ship very overwhelming. I sucked it up because, after all, I am in their country. I would never put down and call names to the people of the host nation. That is just bad diplomacy. Regarding the "Welcome home all Americans" banner: it was in America, in the Nation's Capital of America. If they can't say it, then there is something wrong with the country. I am retired US Navy, and I am often appalled at the way the UK treats their service members, both active and veterans. (I know that All Americans does not mean servicemen and women, but just go with me on this). Open your mind and see how other countries act and see if it can be used in your own country. Maybe if everyone did that, it would be a better world. Remember, it is an American company, sailing from America. It is going to cater towards the majority of their guests from that location, Americans. I've heard that cruises from Galveston are heavy on the Country music. They're Texans after all.
  11. From Cruise118's Ts&Cs: "£1 deposit is limited to first 1,000 bookings only. Remaining deposit is required if you do cancel your cruise, the remaining balance will be taken on the 29th June 2018." "Customer must sign up to a Direct Debit payment schedule in order to qualify for £1 deposit." They have your bank details so they can get that £300pp.
  12. I had watched the price of my cruise on the Symphony daily since I booked. I saw the price for the same balcony stateroom jump or drop by as much as 32% in one day. 23/01/2018 £1,190.00 24/01/2018 £949.00 -25.40% 25/01/2018 £1,189.00 20.19% 26/01/2018 £1,239.00 4.04% 29/01/2018 £949.00 -30.56% 30/01/2018 £999.00 5.01% 31/01/2018 £1,189.00 15.98% 01/02/2018 £949.00 -25.29% The price varies on a daily basis so the only comparison that can be made is at the same time on the same day. (all the tracking was of no use to me though, as re-pricing isn't allowed in the UK.)
  13. I just came off Symphony on Saturday. I still have a hold on my credit card of £333. The charges for the on-board account have been charged and the additional £333 is tied up until the bank releases it. Can your debit card support such an issue? If it can, then use the debit card if your want.
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