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Everything posted by CGTLH

  1. Such a great feeling when a refreshing beverage is being dropped off and then being asked for a card.
  2. Just some more data points... Cruise planner refund requested June 30. Refund posted to Amex held with Wells Fargo and a Delta Amex July 9. Also posted were some of the refunds I had to ask Royal about, see post in this thread from July 2. Waiting for refunds to a Costco Citi card for the same sailings. Someone else's card so I don't have real time information.
  3. Legally no, those radios work in the FRS frequency range in the US. Over in Europe the frequencies used by FRS are used for other purposes. Over in Europe a different frequency range is used for these type of radios and they would be called PMR446 radios. Now would they work, sure. But you run the risk of stepping on the toes of the licensed users of that frequency range.
  4. Not sure if I should add this here or just start another thread... I was booked on Ovation until the second wave of cancellations occurred. On this was the first batch that Royal was offering the 125% for Cruise Planner purchases. At the time no stipulations in order to get the CP bonus you had to opt for the FCC for the sailing. I had gotten the Cruise Planner cancellation summary email on April 10. On Friday (June 26) I send a Facebook message to Royal asking what the status was for getting the CP bonus. Followed up today after not hearing a thing. This was the response I received:
  5. Only noise issue I experienced was one or two nights from chairs or tables being moved in the Concierge Lounge one deck above on 12. Other than that nothing really to report in the noise department. @AshleyDillo any thing you want to report other than the occasional noise produced by a roll-away bed collapsing next to you.
  6. Might want to try canceling the Cruise Planner stuff again. When I cancelled my purchases they were immediately removed from the Order History.
  7. I don't mind the idea of a cot. Just that freaking cot of doom was another subject completely.
  8. Exactly, would have done the same but didn't get the chance.
  9. Give an idea of couch and rollaway in 10724 on Anthem...
  10. For those that are waiting on Cruise Planner refunds from a Lift and Shift sailing, good luck. On Friday my TA saw what I thought happened. Somehow the Cruise Planner refund has become part of the amount paid towards the sailing. The odd part was if the sailing were to be paid in full it wouldn't take the CP extra into account. Using some example numbers: Total cost for a sailing: $2000, deposit paid $500, expected balance due $1500 Refund from Cruise Planner: $250 On invoice for line showing amount paid: $750, balance due $1250. If TA tried to pay in full: Balance due $1500. Only suggestion my TA had was to wait a few more weeks for it to be refunded. I not, a fun call to Royal.
  11. Nope, only way to keep booking OBC is by LnS. It will also not be counted towards the OBC offer. Only out of pocket purchases/money will go towards the OBC offer.
  12. Taxes on my LnS went up a total of $114 for 3 guests. Was $112 pp now $159 pp.
  13. Would assume the July 10 deadline is geared towards the sailings that are being canceled. August 1 for LnS would fall under the Cruise with Confidence program.
  14. Deposit in proper sense isn't refunded... Say the deposit paid was $750 total. Taxes/port fees amounted to $350 and opted out of pre-payment of gratuities. Your cash refund would be in the amount of taxes/port fees only, $350. The remaining $400 from the deposit would go towards the FCC. Now remembe once the FCC is issued it can be used towards the deposit on a future sailing (for now). Catch is taxes/port fees and prepaid gratuities still have to be paid in cash.
  15. Ditto, nice not feeling guilty because you stayed onboard when visiting a port again.
  16. Don't think that would be an issue at all making a standard sailing change. Key thing is needing to know if the booking is nonrefundable deposit. If it is NRD you might get hit with the $100 per person change fee. Other thing is needing to determine where the OBC came from. If it was issued as part of a sale/going offer when booked, it would be go away when the sailing is changed. OBC from NextCruise will stick if sailings are changed.
  17. Reread what I had posted, made no sense. -Deleted
  18. Only holiday exclusions I've seen are for Christmas, New Year's, and Chinese New Year's. Cancellation penalty for suites is the standard non refundable deposit one. $100 change fee per person and FCC in the amount of the deposit.
  19. If you're willing to wait. I'd suggest canceling the purchases first and wait for the refunds to process. Once they have been refunded then LnS. The CP refunds I've done in the last few weeks have taken just over a week to be credited. One triggered by a LnS well over a month ago refund is still pending.
  20. @AnnetteJackson and @StephanieH wish y'all the best. Been a pleasure meeting and working with ya.
  21. Checking the app for random ships it almost looks like it might be fleet wide (app supported ships). Maybe it was related to the site "upgrade" from yesterday. @Matt your thoughts? ---Think I've been experiencing an app glitch. Now picking different ships I'm getting it sometimes and other times picking the same ship it goes away.
  22. Meet lazy programming??? My guess is the system doesn't understand multi-day "Cruising" segments or trying to bring awareness that "Cruising" isn't one day between ports.
  23. Think is has to do when a discrepancy occurs between what is posted on the "Visiting" part vs the actual order. Example here is for a Nov 13, 2020 sailing on Navigator Clicking to book... This is what also causes a lot on the three ship at CocoCay panic. Most of the calendars showing when ships are in port are going by the "Visiting" information vs what the system spits out as the actual order when looking at the booking.
  24. Cruise to no where use to be a thing in the past. However it was determined that these sailing were in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act due to a D-1 visa holder, the crew members, never reaching foreign soil. Heading into international waters did not satisfy the requirement. Now a stop at a private island would meet the requirements. Should have also mentioned this only applies to ships sailing from US ports. Don't know of any restrictions when it comes to other countries.
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