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Bye Quantum, till we meet again Prior to disembarkation, they were calling out tag numbers to disembark at allocated times. You’d normally get your tag number the night before, but if you’r

In suite dining Dinner Now this was the absolute motherload of dinner spreads. In a way, it was our own little version of the Taste of Royal meal.   Firstly, an assortment of sushi s

Oh, it's not faint. 😭

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So, today is the day for my covid test. We have a 10am appointment and arrived a few minutes before. The entire process was really smooth and quick, in and out in less than 10 mins. 

I have done a test before, so I knew what to expect in terms of the test itself. A little uncomfortable but nowhere unbearable or painful, contrary to what some people claim.

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Now it’s just to wait for the results. So time to go back to packing

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Eli just sent over our Proposed Planner schedule which also included the entertainment timetable. CF54093D-FE11-4175-BB29-CAFE63BC2D8D.thumb.jpeg.98835035648b94a502f74d473cd3dc1b.jpeg
Based on posts and live blogs from past sailings, seems like they’ve added more showtimes in the late afternoon. Wondering if it’s in response to the complains of lack of shows and inability to secure a reservation. 
 

Also, update on the filet at lunch request. At first Eli seemed hesitant and reasoned they usually don’t encourage it to avoid comments from other guest requesting the same. However, it seems she managed to pull through as she’s mentioned they will prepare it for our boarding day lunch. 🥰

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37 minutes ago, LogicallyLazy said:

Also, update on the filet at lunch request. At first Eli seemed hesitant and reasoned they usually don’t encourage it to avoid comments from other guest requesting the same. However, it seems she managed to pull through as she’s mentioned they will prepare it for our boarding day lunch. 🥰

That's fantastic news !  Genies rule !

Is she going to be able to reserve you seats in the Music Hall ?  This is one of those sketchy areas for Genies.  For reasons which I have never understood, Genies have been forbidden from reserving seats in the Music Hall or the Jazz Club.  It makes no sense to me, but that has always been the rule.  However, as with all such things....where there is a will, there is a way.  Yen Lee (Anthem) saved seats for us in the Music Hall for one of the band concerts but rather than laying down the red SC towels (for lack of a better word), she simply sat in one seat and saved the one next to her until we arrived.  I think if she had tried to lay the towels down she would have gotten pushback.  Poor Joyce got scolded for laying down the towels in the Jazz Club on Oasis last December.  LOL

Joyce explained to us that the Genies were not allowed to reserve seats in venues that are "revenue generating"....but of course, that is ridiculous.  What is the difference between 270 and the Music Hall ?  Both are revenue generating - open bars with roving bar servers.  Anyway, I hope that Eli can get you some good seats in the Music Hall for at least one of the concerts.

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31 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Is she going to be able to reserve you seats in the Music Hall ?

Funny you should ask this as I just moved around a couple things on the plan so we could go for one of the music hall shows. I haven’t checked with Eli on if she can reserve a seat for us, but my guess is no as it’s first come first seated. Of course, with genies, they may make something magical happen. Will check with Eli on board 

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10 minutes ago, LogicallyLazy said:

Funny you should ask this as I just moved around a couple things on the plan so we could go for one of the music hall shows. I haven’t checked with Eli on if she can reserve a seat for us, but my guess is no as it’s first come first seated. Of course, with genies, they may make something magical happen. Will check with Eli on board 

Here's something else I learned from Joyce (as I mentioned in another posting/another thread. Joyce was a wealth of insider information !), the Genie will NEVER respond in writing OR on the phone with an answer that would contradict their "rules".  So if you write to Eli or even call her and ask her to do something that is technically against the rules, my guess is that the answer will always be NO.  They can't afford to have anything in writing that contradicts the rules.  HOWEVER, once you see them in person and they can chat privately with you, they will do whatever they can to accommodate you.  So, my guess is she will say "no" to reserved seats at the MH.  BUT by at least bringing it up prior to boarding she will be aware that you want to go to the concert and she will be thinking of ways to make it happen for you.  If they don't know what you want, they can't do it for you.  So be prepared for "no" but also be aware that she will hopefully be able to "work something out" once you're on board.

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27 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

BUT by at least bringing it up prior to boarding she will be aware that you want to go to the concert and she will be thinking of ways to make it happen for you.

I guess it’s a good thing that I told her the reason I wanted to move some of the shows around was so we could go to one of these MH shows. If she can reserve it for us, great! But if she can’t, it won’t we the end of the world. Besides, with sequins and starwater both going on around the same time, maybe the MH would be relatively quiet 

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7 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

Woohoo to Genies and what they can do!! So glad that worked out for you. 🙂

And it would not have happened at all if you didn’t give the suggestion. I think I would have missed out a lot if not for you and your star class live blog. Took so many tips from that 

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36 minutes ago, LogicallyLazy said:

It’s so close I can almost taste it. Don’t think I will be able to sleep tonight with all the excitement. It’s the only kind of insomnia I welcome

I haven't been able to say this in a really long time, but.... good luck sleeping tonight!

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3 hours ago, LogicallyLazy said:

It’s so close I can almost taste it. Don’t think I will be able to sleep tonight with all the excitement. It’s the only kind of insomnia I welcome

Fantastic news.  Also, congratulations in advance for winning the "Live Blog with most vicarious readers in the history of the site" award.  Thanks for bringing us on board with you, we're probably almost as excited as you are! 

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It’s here. It’s finally here. After so long, it is finally...CRUISE DAY!!!

Here I am, lying in bed awake at 8am even though I wasn’t planning on waking before 10. But what can I say, my mind’s a buzzin’

The weather’s looking good and the forecast promising. With tropical weather, you never know when there’s gonna be a thunderstorm, so having that is a little reassuring.

I guess this is also where the live in live blog comes in. Will be trying my best to update everything timely, but forgive me if some posts are a little delayed. After all, I am on vacation. Lol. 😜

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