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    carlosalonsor got a reaction from WesKinetic in NO SMOKING SOMETIME IN 2020?   
    Again, waterslides riders don't cause cancer or injuries to OTHERS that doesn't use them.
    "Simply avoid the smoking area" is an oversimplification of a problem that DOES affect OTHERS that doesn't smoke. 
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    carlosalonsor got a reaction from Hoski in Oasis Class Rules You May Not Know   
    It's also interesting how this rules does not applies for some people, like Instagram or Youtube "Influencers" who are allowed to use the waterslides even with a Gopro or similar but you can't use the slides if you are wearing a Wow Band! 
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    carlosalonsor got a reaction from monctonguy in Oasis Class Rules You May Not Know   
    The same thing happened to me. They wouldn't let me use the Harmony's Zipline with my water shoes... shoes I used the day before on the Zipline on Labadee
    🤷‍♂️
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    carlosalonsor reacted to monctonguy in Oasis Class Rules You May Not Know   
    Of course..Royal is making $$ from them so they get a free pass on lots I am sure...this is true with most ppl and business in today's society..
     
    I ended up wasting $20 on waters shoes as I was told that the same would be true for using the zipline on Labadee......and I only packed flip flops.....but once I got there of course they let ppl wear anything on their feet
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    carlosalonsor got a reaction from Fuzzywuzzy in Oasis Class Rules You May Not Know   
    It's also interesting how this rules does not applies for some people, like Instagram or Youtube "Influencers" who are allowed to use the waterslides even with a Gopro or similar but you can't use the slides if you are wearing a Wow Band! 
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    carlosalonsor reacted to twangster in Carnival ships collide, almost hit Oasis   
    The Legend about an hour before the assault occurred.

    Glory's original approach from a distance.

    Right after the crash the Legend had to reset some lines.


    This was after the crash and near miss as she circled around for a second try.

    She did a nice turn to expose her stern to us.

















    If at first you don't succeed, try again.



    Round two the Captain's girlfriend wasn't at the helm so it went a little better.  Practice makes perfect.

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    carlosalonsor reacted to twangster in Freedom of the Seas Fatality?   
    Thanks for sharing.  
    I had mixed feelings about watching the video knowing the outcome.  
    It does pretty clearly show him lean out the window before lifting her.    I don't think you can lean that far over the railing without sticking your head through the window and outside the glass.  With his body so far over the hand railing I cannot accept that he didn't know the window was open.
    I also don't understand why the family is covering for him.  If my parents or in-laws did something like this and the video clearly showed what it does I would be not be so understanding and covering for them, I would be livid at them.  They would have to do some serious explaining to me.  
    What is wrong with this family?
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    carlosalonsor reacted to RCIfan1912 in NO SMOKING SOMETIME IN 2020?   
    I'd be even worse. The risk of fire is too great, I wish they would ban smoking, period. I would ban ban smoking altogether.
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    carlosalonsor reacted to CGTLH in Last minute cancellation   
    Against popular opinion here... Yes, it is possible to add a second to a solo reservation. The second would have to pay the taxes and fees. However those would be refunded with the no-show of the first guest.
    Is this an absolute guarantee, no.
    I do have person experience with this. Added a second person to a solo sailing. At first Royal did want to reprice. However with some pushing they did add the second at taxes and fees only.
    Also add I think someone did something along this line a few years back on a Harmony sailing. However I think the situation and planning was a bit more complex.
     
    Finally: "VACATION PLANNER USA" is the name Royal uses when you book directly with them.
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    carlosalonsor reacted to spiralqueen in Last minute cancellation   
    Even though you paid for two, it was as a solo cruiser paying double occupancy. This is why there are some experienced cruisers who make up a “ghost” second passenger on the reservation who they have no intention of ever showing up.  If you were to add another name now and just be a no show yourself it would still trigger a reprice since you aren’t swapping out a name but rather adding one. I understand your frustration, but this is overall a civil board and there’s no need to insult someone who is just trying to help you and is an incredibly helpful member of the community. Some people are getting a tad snarky now, but it’s because they perceive you to have “fired first”. 
     
    I wish you luck in your new job!
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    carlosalonsor got a reaction from RCIfan1912 in NO SMOKING SOMETIME IN 2020?   
    Again, waterslides riders don't cause cancer or injuries to OTHERS that doesn't use them.
    "Simply avoid the smoking area" is an oversimplification of a problem that DOES affect OTHERS that doesn't smoke. 
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    carlosalonsor got a reaction from EmersonNZ in NO SMOKING SOMETIME IN 2020?   
    Again, waterslides riders don't cause cancer or injuries to OTHERS that doesn't use them.
    "Simply avoid the smoking area" is an oversimplification of a problem that DOES affect OTHERS that doesn't smoke. 
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    carlosalonsor reacted to PG Cruiser in Freedom of the Seas Fatality?   
    Quote from the mother in an ABC news article:
    "I do not want the legacy of our little girl to be the history of court cases," she said.
    "She was an actual person who lived and spread happiness wherever she went.
    To know Chloe was to love her immediately."
     
    Well, Mom ... you're suing Royal ... so yes, "the legacy of your little girl will be the history of court cases".  For a prosecutor, she doesn't seem to be able to make statements congruent with her values.
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    carlosalonsor reacted to HeWhoWaits in NO SMOKING SOMETIME IN 2020?   
    If the smoking area was confined to a closed, sealed, and contained area there would be nothing to discuss. However, the smoking areas on ships are in areas that negatively impact those who do not smoke.
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    carlosalonsor reacted to HeWhoWaits in NO SMOKING SOMETIME IN 2020?   
    When the smoking area is placed somewhere that isn't adjacent to areas I intend to use and/or in the most efficient path from one point to another, I do just that. Unfortunately, the smoking area at the pool deck fails on both counts as does allowing smoking in the casino.
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    carlosalonsor reacted to twangster in Royal cancelling all excursions to active volcanoes   
    I think this goes beyond pure legal concepts.
    In some aspects a cruise line is a common carrier not unlike an airline in that they transport you to a destination.   In some countries there are laws that apply to common carriers including cruise lines.
    In the cruise industry it is emerging that some people are mistakenly believing that the cruise line is guaranteeing their safety.   This appears nowhere in the cruise contract, it's some mythical belief that in the wake of the White Island natural disaster is coming to light.  It seems some people believe this bubble of safety follows them onto land when they leave a ship.  "I'm on a cruise so I get to disengage my brain because the cruise line will think for me".
    If someone flew to a destination and stayed in a local hotel this bubble of safety misbelief doesn't apply.  They don't try to hold an airline or hotel accountable like some people are trying to do with cruise lines.  
    It's more about improper expectations rather than actual legal implications.  
    So it is very possible that additional excursions will only be available for booking directly with the tour operator and the excursions offered through the cruise line may be further evaluated to eliminate any with even low risk present on them.     
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    carlosalonsor reacted to BB1 in Freedom of the Seas Fatality?   
    I don't think you understand. I do not want to make this personal so please do not take it that way. Everyone is a victim. We all suffer terrible losses, death of parents, children, spouses,  beloved pets. This is not in any way a normal reaction to a tragedy. Blaming others and trying to profit off your own child's  death is sick. When people try to justify these actions it is just plain sad and misguided. 
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    carlosalonsor reacted to twangster in Ovation passengers caught up in volcanic eruption   
    They sell excursions because people want to experience it.  
    The tour operator is a local company that does these tours everyday even when cruise ships aren't present.  They are very popular.  The tour operator lost employees. They didn't know this was going to happen. Hindsight is 20-20.
    Until last summer the federal government had a visitors center and operated a National Park on the rim of a volcano on the big island of Hawaii.  It's been closed since the 2018 eruption.  Why would the U.S. government run a park open to the public on the edge of an active volcano?   
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    carlosalonsor reacted to CHRIS WONG in Hello! I Am A Crew Member!   
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OASIS OF THE SEAS!
     
     

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    carlosalonsor reacted to twangster in Freedom of the Seas Fatality?   
    Understand the sentiment.  The charges come from Puerto Rico, not from Royal. 
    When a child dies each jurisdiction has its own practices.  If a child is left in a hot car, if a child is run over in their driveway, if a child is malnourished or denied medical care, if a drunk parent crashes a car, etc..  Each has circumstances involved and potential sentence varies by jurisdiction.  
    The argument that family has suffered enough is for a judge in a court to decide not an investigator or district attorney.  It could be a guilty verdict will take into account the grief the accused has endured when it comes to sentencing.  It could be there lacks enough evidence to satisfy the charge.  
    If the accused had picked up a stranger’s child and accidentally dropped them leading to a death does that change anything?   Should the family connection be the deciding factor that charges are warranted or not?  
    I don’t know. So the safe thing to do is let the court handle it.  
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    carlosalonsor got a reaction from MrB in Be Disrepectful, Get Kicked Off Ship!!   
    He mentioned something about they should bring more guards if they wanted to hold him. That sounds like a threat to me. He might have got violent at certain point. 
    Even the lawyer says he doesn't have a case! 
     
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    carlosalonsor reacted to GrandmaAirplane in NO SMOKING SOMETIME IN 2020?   
    Canada’s casinos are non-smoking by law (all provinces and territories by now, I think.)
    The casinos near where I live are just as busy as ever - packed actually, all the time. 13-14 years ago, when this all came into force, many tourists on a popular trip forums website huffed and puffed and said “buh bye, Canada, won’t be back and spend another dime in your casinos”.
    We said “buh bye” back, and they were replaced by others.
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    carlosalonsor reacted to stevetoledo in ?????   
    on my first cruise 10 years ago there was a gentleman that had a cruise critic badge. how do I get one and where do I get one? 
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    carlosalonsor reacted to twangster in ?????   
    Maybe try over at CC?
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    carlosalonsor reacted to rjac in Pot stirring time!   
    I've seen critters in every port we have visited. And I'm talking BIG ones. Do you think it's bad for me to consider the locals in the ports as "critters"? Is so, my bad. But Mike, you started this thread with no specifications as to what you consider what a critter is. By the way, did you live in Fayetteville when it was referred to as "FayetteNam, how about Rick's Lounge on Hay Street? 😁
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