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On 12/4/2019 at 10:57 AM, WAAAYTOOO said:

Just in case any of you thought I might be embellishing my story, I provide photographic evidence of the seriousness of the plumbing debacle. They are working both inside 

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and, out in the hallway and overhead in the crawl space

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Sorry for the quality of the hallway photo  I was trying to be unobtrusive and take a quick shot.  Didn’t want the worker(s) to think I was spying on them !

Our water is on but we didn’t dare try and use the other toilet.  Dan dashed gown to 15 to find an available public toilet.  It was funny for a while.  Now it’s becoming a real nuisance  

 

 

 

 

Lol, I'm saving these pics for Batman. 

The complaint he makes most often, particularly on longer cruises, is that the TP is too scratchy and he threatens to bring his own Cottonelle. 

At the moment, i have him convinced they would be able to trace his contraband TP back to our room, and we'd have to pay damages. It's probably true. Most importantly, he believes it. 😜

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25 minutes ago, SweetPea said:

Hi Raye or anyone who can answer... Is this only a loyalty lounge or is this something that anyone in a suite can avail themselves to? 

 

We do miss the Haven lounge and bar when sailing RC and not sure this would be a viable alternative. 

On Oasis it is open to Suite guests and Pinnacle members.

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51 minutes ago, SweetPea said:

Hi Raye or anyone who can answer... Is this only a loyalty lounge or is this something that anyone in a suite can avail themselves to? 

 

We do miss the Haven lounge and bar when sailing RC and not sure this would be a viable alternative. 

You would like the Suite lounge and Suite sun deck way better than your experience on Anthem.  Both the lounge and the sun deck have a bar which is different from Anthem.  

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1 hour ago, SweetPea said:

Hi Raye or anyone who can answer... Is this only a loyalty lounge or is this something that anyone in a suite can avail themselves to? 

 

We do miss the Haven lounge and bar when sailing RC and not sure this would be a viable alternative. 

If this is from the Suites Lounge (and I assume it is, from my post) then anyone who is in a full suite or a Pinnacle Club member can go to this lounge. They serve water, wine and beer all day (11-11) and liquor during the “happy” hours.

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28 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

If this is from the Suites Lounge (and I assume it is, from my post) then anyone who is in a full suite or a Pinnacle Club member can go to this lounge. They serve water, wine and beer all day (11-11) and liquor during the “happy” hours.

@SweetPea to add to that, if you have the drink package (which you would with star class) you can get liquor there all day as long as the bar is open.

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1 hour ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

@SweetPea to add to that, if you have the drink package (which you would with star class) you can get liquor there all day as long as the bar is open.

Thanks! Just got Batman to agree to cancel the Encore and keep my eyes peeled for when Royal comes to their senses on Oasis pricing out of NJ (currently insane, currently wide open). He's not thrilled that they're only offering weeklong cruises on a ship that large, but i just scored a MAJOR victory in getting him to agree to the Haven cancelation... Stay tuned. This may be the year of Royal and no Norwegian for the first time ever. 🤔

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12 minutes ago, SweetPea said:

Thanks! Just got Batman to agree to cancel the Encore and keep my eyes peeled for when Royal comes to their senses on Oasis pricing out of NJ (currently insane, currently wide open). He's not thrilled that they're only offering weeklong cruises on a ship that large, but i just scored a MAJOR victory in getting him to agree to the Haven cancelation... Stay tuned. This may be the year of Royal and no Norwegian for the first time ever. 🤔

Woohoo!!! Glad that worked out. And Oasis class rocks! #teamOAclass!

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On 12/3/2019 at 5:14 PM, Andrew72681 said:

Hopefully it was on a pocket pair rather than backdooring into quads

At our local casino you would have received an extra 300 for getting it on the flop. Also for straight flush or Royal flush on the flop could pay in the 100.000. extra. They run a progressive for great hands.

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On 12/9/2019 at 12:31 AM, MadamG2U said:

WAAAYTOO just wanted to thank you again.  Everything has been confirmed and its perfect.  We will have Israel as our Genie

We had Izzy for our first Star Class experience and were disappointed overall.  We didn't hear anything from him pre-cruise until 15-days prior to sail when I finally called RCL. After that phone call he sent one introductory pre-canned email and one email with a draft schedule. When I sent our edits/inputs to his draft he never responded and our next communication with him was when we met at embarkation.   

At the port he was late for our pick-up and we could have boarded faster if we had just gone with General boarding. Other than stragglers, we were literally the last people to board . So much for getting to our room early. 😒  Unfortunately, that set the tone for the whole cruise.  Throughout the week we generally saw him only once per day, and usually a "touch and go" at dinner for about 5-10 minutes to review the next days schedule. Other than that he was a ghost to our party.

Requests to him were about 50/50. We asked for snacks and drinks for sail away, which arrived 45 minutes late and after we were already at sea. Requests for front row seating were not met on two occasions (Comedy show and Come Fly with Me) and a request to eat in CK on Thursday night was not met because 'CK would be to crowded' 😲.    

He did arrange special transport for my Mom at Labadee, a dedicated photographer and some jewelry for my wife on formal night, but other than that there wasn't anything "special" about having a Genie.  Fundamentally, he was a concierge that came to us once a day at dinner rather than us having to go to him in the suite lounge.

I've also read some of the reviews about Izzy and most are generally good. I was under the impression that his other family(s) on this cruise were pretty high maintenance and he did pass on he was dealing with unusual requests from one particular family. He might have had an off week, or a demanding family, but bottom line; he didn't impress us at all and didn't make us feel we got anything special out the Genie experience.            

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2 hours ago, TrophyHusband said:

We had Izzy for our first Star Class experience and were disappointed overall.  We didn't hear anything from him pre-cruise until 15-days prior to sail when I finally called RCL. After that phone call he sent one introductory pre-canned email and one email with a draft schedule. When I sent our edits/inputs to his draft he never responded and our next communication with him was when we met at embarkation.   

At the port he was late for our pick-up and we could have boarded faster if we had just gone with General boarding. Other than stragglers, we were literally the last people to board . So much for getting to our room early. 😒  Unfortunately, that set the tone for the whole cruise.  Throughout the week we generally saw him only once per day, and usually a "touch and go" at dinner for about 5-10 minutes to review the next days schedule. Other than that he was a ghost to our party.

Requests to him were about 50/50. We asked for snacks and drinks for sail away, which arrived 45 minutes late and after we were already at sea. Requests for front row seating were not met on two occasions (Comedy show and Come Fly with Me) and a request to eat in CK on Thursday night was not met because 'CK would be to crowded' 😲.    

He did arrange special transport for my Mom at Labadee, a dedicated photographer and some jewelry for my wife on formal night, but other than that there wasn't anything "special" about having a Genie.  Fundamentally, he was a concierge that came to us once a day at dinner rather than us having to go to him in the suite lounge.

I've also read some of the reviews about Izzy and most are generally good. I was under the impression that his other family(s) on this cruise were pretty high maintenance and he did pass on he was dealing with unusual requests from one particular family. He might have had an off week, or a demanding family, but bottom line; he didn't impress us at all and didn't make us feel we got anything special out the Genie experience.            

I am sorry to hear this.  He was completely different for us.  He was late picking us up at the port but he lost his phone.  So I let that slide,  But there after anything I asked for he delivered above and beyond.  He took special care of my folks who are in there 80's, especially my mom who has bad arthritis.  Even down to the gifts he gave us.  I could see he put thought into it

Hoping the rest of the cruise was great 

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