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7 minutes ago, RatedPG said:

Do you have an estimate of how many from this thread alone are going on the Inaugural sailing?

Just going through the thread...about 10-11 people and whoever is coming with them. But just so you know, there are many others who are not on the message boards who are part of the RCBlog cruising community who are also going. It’s going to be a good one! I’m really excited. Thinking we might all need a FB group or something to stay in contact? What do you all think?

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3 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Just going through the thread...about 10-11 people and whoever is coming with them. But just so you know, there are many others who are not on the message boards who are part of the RCBlog cruising community who are also going. It’s going to be a good one! I’m really excited. Thinking we might all need a FB group or something to stay in contact? What do you all think?

I already started a FB group for this sailing, feel free to join.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2451939745090932/

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7 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

PSA:  For all of you who booked the inaugural sailing on Odyssey, note it on "When is your next cruise" and I can add you to the master list. (Only if you want...)

Where is this "When is your next cruise" you speak of?

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18 minutes ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Just going through the thread...about 10-11 people and whoever is coming with them. But just so you know, there are many others who are not on the message boards who are part of the RCBlog cruising community who are also going. It’s going to be a good one! I’m really excited. Thinking we might all need a FB group or something to stay in contact? What do you all think?

I'm thinking this thread will do for now.  I'm sure it will get others who are still on the fence to book the cruise.

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21 minutes ago, yzfmik said:

I already started a FB group for this sailing, feel free to join.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2451939745090932/

You should share this on the RCperiscopers group as well. There are lots from there also going. I actually looked yesterday and couldn’t find one. 

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2 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

You should share this on the RCperiscopers group as well. There are lots from there also going. I actually looked yesterday and couldn’t find one. 

I looked too..of course I don't want the drama of being an admin ever and I am lazy so I didn't create one lol.

I know some genpop folks were asking about one so they might stumble upon it and be initiated into our little community! 

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Update on trying to get hub to YOLO this.   Since our cruise in 41 days will be his first, he wants to wait and see with the YOLO.  I told him on an inaugural it will book very very fast.  I think he's more concerned about our move to SC, and then worry about another cruise.  I might be able to convince him once onboard and he'll love cruising as much as me, and we might be able to stop by the next cruise desk.

 

Question on that.  If I get the perks from the nextcruise desk, and I transfer the reservation to my MEI travel agent, would I still keep the perks from NextCruise?

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18 minutes ago, ThyriC said:

Question on that.  If I get the perks from the nextcruise desk, and I transfer the reservation to my MEI travel agent, would I still keep the perks from NextCruise?

Yes.  Any OBC that you get from NextCruise should remain when you move the booking to a travel agent. 

Sometimes NextCruise bookings come with a reduced deposit such as $100.  In some cases when a travel agent is moving you into a group cruise that can require a certain level of deposit so you sometimes have to pay an additional deposit with group cruises when you transfer.  This doesn't apply with non-group cruises.  

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5 hours ago, ThyriC said:

I told him on an inaugural it will book very very fast.

Yes to add to that the prices may rise.  Royal has not really announced what the exact plans are yet for this ship and I suspect that prices may rise a bit after that announcement. I noticed for my Oasis sailing it did.

Why not just grab a refundable now to secure pricing and then you could always cancel and deal with next cruise instead once you’ve decided. That’s what I would do in this scenario.

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3 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Yes to add to that the prices may rise.  Royal has not really announced what the exact plans are yet for this ship and I suspect that prices may rise a bit after that announcement. I noticed for my Oasis sailing it did.

Why not just grab a refundable now to secure pricing and then you could always cancel and deal with next cruise instead once you’ve decided. That’s what I would do in this scenario.

To add to this, each class of cabin has categories,  For balcony cabins its common to have 2D, 4D, 7D, 8D etc.  There are prices differences as some can hold more guests, some might be a bit bigger or in a different location.  Sometimes the pricing is like:

8D - $1,200 pp

6D - $1,400 pp

4D - $1,600 pp

2D - $1,800 pp

Naturally the least expensive balconies sell out first.  Come back in a month and only 2D balconies are available so instead of paying $1,200 per person, you end up paying $1,800 per person.  

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3 minutes ago, FManke said:

Just curious about the 6 and 8 day itineraries. Isn't that kind of unusual? Why not a standard 7 day?

Here's my guess - they wanted to do a unique itinerary (to Aruba and Curacao), which takes longer to get to, so that's an 8 day sailing. Which leaves 6 days to make it a 2-week rotation.

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1 minute ago, SpeedNoodles said:

Here's my guess - they wanted to do a unique itinerary (to Aruba and Curacao), which takes longer to get to, so that's an 8 day sailing. Which leaves 6 days to make it a 2-week rotation.

That makes sense, I was just thinking about a 6 day followed by a 6 day or the same with the 8 day.

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4 minutes ago, FManke said:

Just curious about the 6 and 8 day itineraries. Isn't that kind of unusual? Why not a standard 7 day?

Greater reach.  Southern Caribbean can't be done in 7 nights from Florida.

Also, terminals may be used by other ships on certain days.  By going 6/8 it can use the home terminals when other ships aren't there.

Plus 6 nights is attractive to some because it's cheaper than 7 or 8 nights.  

Oasis class works best in 7 night cycles.  By using 3/4, 6/8 or 5/9 cycles other ships provide alternatives that appeal to different guests or reach different destinations.

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1 hour ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

I’m so happy to see them creating different itins. The 7 night east/west big ship itins are incredibly boring.  This coming from someone who could care less about a ship’s itinerary !

@WAAAYTOOO you need to YOLO and get on the inaugural on November 5th!

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3 hours ago, FManke said:

Just curious about the 6 and 8 day itineraries. Isn't that kind of unusual? Why not a standard 7 day?

6+8=14, still a multiple of 7.  I can't be away for 2 weekends in a row that's why I love 8-day itineraries that start on weekdays so I'm only gone for one weekend.  Most 7-day itineraries are weekend to weekend.

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7 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Yes to add to that the prices may rise.  Royal has not really announced what the exact plans are yet for this ship and I suspect that prices may rise a bit after that announcement. I noticed for my Oasis sailing it did.

Why not just grab a refundable now to secure pricing and then you could always cancel and deal with next cruise instead once you’ve decided. That’s what I would do in this scenario.

Arrrgh you're such a bad influence on me!  But in interest of preserving the peace of the house prior to our Oct cruise, at least then I can get him in the yolo spirit rather than the spirit of "we have to save, we have to save, we have to do the responsible thing"

Insert my whine of "I wanna go to the bahaaaaaaaaamas"

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