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How did I miss the fact that you guys are in the RLS ??  VERY nice. This is the first blog that I have read from the RLS.  So glad you’re enjoying it.  I have never had Sunil as a Genie but delighted to hear that he is so responsive.  Did Sunil walk you in to Hooked ?  I think, perhaps, with so many high level C&A on your cruise, it might be helpful to have him meet you at the restaurant so that you aren’t disappointed again.  GOOD for you that you contacted him right away.  Trust me, when the restaurant knows you are SC, it makes a difference in how you are treated. Glad to see that he took care of it right away. PS...we loved Hooked.

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7 hours ago, SuperNinja said:

So, having finally experienced day one of being star class, I must say I and completed and utterly impressed.  From the time that I walked into the port, it was seamless.  Checked in, they took us off to the side and up the elevators, and straight to security.  Entire process from car to inside the terminal awaiting the genie took possibly 5-7minutes.   (#MindBlown)

(There’s a couple photos of the port experience and the waiting area.)

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Color me a little jealous......that waiting area is a bit nicer than port bayonne ?

I've never gotten cookies in port ?

hehe

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On 10/12/2019 at 11:52 AM, DrNDo said:

I just thought of something. If your goal is to wear something distinguishing so that some of the crew are aware that you are star class without having to carry around the plum card and flash it, then there is a red wrist band that you can get from the activity desk next to the flow riders. You’re supposed to use this to skip the lines for the flowrider, zip line, abyss etc. When the crew saw it they knew we were star class. For instance when walking up to the crowded Aquatheater before Hiro the staff saw the red band and let us in without having to take out the card.

What else does this band help you skip the line for?  Is there a way to skip the waterslide lines, ladabee spots or anything else?

Thanks.

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13 hours ago, jgoodm said:

What else does this band help you skip the line for?  Is there a way to skip the waterslide lines, ladabee spots or anything else?

The Star Class activity band should let you skip the lines for most of the onboard activities (waterslides, Abyss slide, flowrider, rock wall, and zipline).  Although they do state that during the really busy times they would prefer that you don't use it for the flowrider...they should give you a specific timeframe of when that is.  

For Labadee you should get a wristband specific to the suites area.

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Here is an excerpt from the Genie email that I just got this weekend.  This is for Oasis.

Star Class guests have priority at the Rockwall, Zipline and Flowrider (except during peak hours from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm).   You will find a visible sign where it says that guests with the color of your SeaPass card (plump) have priority at the check-in booth to sign the waivers.  You will then get a wristband for the Flowrider and priority at the Rock Wall and Zipline to be able to bypass the line after 2-3 guests.   Once onboard,  I will print out the opening hours of these areas for the entire cruise. No prior reservations are required; unless any of you are interested in Ice Skating,  I will only need to know 24 hours in advance in order to secure your spaces.

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1 hour ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Here is an excerpt from the Genie email that I just got this weekend.  This is for Oasis.

Star Class guests have priority at the Rockwall, Zipline and Flowrider (except during peak hours from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm).   You will find a visible sign where it says that guests with the color of your SeaPass card (plump) have priority at the check-in booth to sign the waivers.  You will then get a wristband for the Flowrider and priority at the Rock Wall and Zipline to be able to bypass the line after 2-3 guests.   Once onboard,  I will print out the opening hours of these areas for the entire cruise. No prior reservations are required; unless any of you are interested in Ice Skating,  I will only need to know 24 hours in advance in order to secure your spaces.

Personally, I'm excited to see the rollout of this new plump card.  Sounds inconvenient, but what a status symbol!

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Ok.... so Day 2 was interesting..... pretty much a relaxing day.  Explored the ship here and there, I asked Sunil about the escape room and he reserved us a private session..... (We Made It Out!!). From there, we took it easy and enjoyed the ship, around 7pm we went to dinner at Wonderland. all I can say.... #NotAFan and I’ll leave it at that.... 

After Dinner we met up with Sunil and he had seats for us at 1977, another great show.  (Ps we have definitely been taking advantage of the Starbucks inclusion on board.) I’m really enjoying this Star Class Life!  

After the show, to try and make up for wonderland, I ordered Playmakers to the room..... and that pretty much summed up the night 

 

 

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Did you have a Playmakers menu ?  Did you call in the order yourself or have Sunil call it on for you ?

I really hate asking my a Genie to call in a room service order for me.  It seems like it should be something I should do for myself but I have had AWFUL luck with getting anyone to answer the phone when I call to place an order.  I end up having to call the Genie anyway and it’s frustrating.

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Day 3 (At Sea Day 2), so today started with an actual plan of things to do, even at sea. First things first... breakfast at CK.... very good as Always, followed by a private bridge tour for the 3 of the Star Class Rooms (total of 9 people on the tour), was amazing to see the amount of technology that goes into guiding this ship.  That was exciting.  From there, proceeded to go back to the room really quickly to drop some things off, not before Sunil asked that we give him things to do.  So to oblige, I asked for lunch from Izumi and then seats at the aqua nation show (point of humor, I sent Sunil a message about the show, and he agreed to get us the seats, then when I let him know we were on the way down, he thought I was talking about later in the cruise.  Come to find out, none of the genies knew about the Aqua Nation show today,  but I sent him a picture of the cruise compass, and he said he had to run over to get seats because it didn’t show on their cruise compass). Either way, #SuperGenieSunil made it happen and we had seats right in the middle.... only bad part was the sun was blazing!!! (Definitely received an unwanted tan)

From aqua nation, we proceeded to do more exploring, went down ultimate abyss a couple times, picked up a shake from Johnny rockets, then came back to the room to watch a dodgeball game they were having on the sports court....

my favorite part of the the night and my cruise so far.... We went to Chops Grille for dinner..... and I must say it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.... everything I had.... EXCEPTIONAL!!!! I must say, to anyone on any RCCL ship that has Chops.... for dinner you will not be disappointed.  The Black pepper bacon.... “Heavenly”..... Lamb, wonderful.....red velvet cake.... OH MY and all concluded with a cappuccino and the waiter we had made it even better!!!

So far that’s its for tonight.... still early with a lot of things that I can do..... off to find something to get myself into, lol!

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7 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Did you have a Playmakers menu ?  Did you call in the order yourself or have Sunil call it on for you ?

I really hate asking my a Genie to call in a room service order for me.  It seems like it should be something I should do for myself but I have had AWFUL luck with getting anyone to answer the phone when I call to place an order.  I end up having to call the Genie anyway and it’s frustrating.

I used the app.  It has all the menus there. But I did send Sunil a message with what we wanted and he had it delivered.  I had the same luck as you, I tried calling and I never got thru, or it was more hassle than I wanted to deal with so I just asked Sunil and he took care of it for me.

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Hmmm....guess I’m going to have to learn to deal with the app.  I have never even tried to use it b/c it had been so glitchy.  Thanks for the push to come up to speed with it.

Are you able to comm with Sunil on the app or do you still have to call him ?   I just find it objectionable to have to detail every single item I want to eat and drink to the Genie. It seems so backward.

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43 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

I just find it objectionable to have to detail every single item I want to eat and drink to the Genie. It seems so backward.

After dealing with all the breakfast room service issues on Mariner. I would have loved a Genie just to give an order and have them translate it to the proper format that would be understood.

Loved the notion of being able to send our Genie on Symphony an email/message with the exact requested order. None of this hopefully you explained things correctly to someone else over the phone.

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On 11/4/2019 at 5:24 AM, AshleyDillo said:

The Star Class activity band should let you skip the lines for most of the onboard activities (waterslides, Abyss slide, flowrider, rock wall, and zipline).  Although they do state that during the really busy times they would prefer that you don't use it for the flowrider...they should give you a specific timeframe of when that is.  

For Labadee you should get a wristband specific to the suites area.

I get how the line cutting works for most of the activities, but any idea how to bypass the line for the waterslides?  I probably won't do it, but I am certain my 8 year olds would love to abuse the heck out of that option...  I have never ridden one, but it always appeared to be a single file line up a thin staircase.  Thanks.

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