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@teddy I feel the exact same way.

I had a very horrible, poor childhood. I have been taking care of myself and working since I was 12. I work two jobs because I didn't/don't want to be working in my late fifties. I have no debt and live a modest lifestyle because I am an extreme saver. I think it is important to treat yourself, as you can't take it with you. I have never looked at anybody's success or luxury with jealousy, more so the hope that one day I too may enjoy these things. I get 3 weeks of vacation a year to be used in Oct/Nov and in Jan. Depending on the circumstances this is my only true time off for the year. I will splurge because I care about experiences and not things. You never know what a person has been through or going through. I recall talking to a family when I was on Mariner who were staying in a suite because their child had beat cancer and people in their church and family pitched in to buy it. If they had been on an Oasis/quantum class ship, imagine how they would have felt hearing nasty comments.

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This has been going on since RC started the crown and anchor program. We got the look once and we were in an inside cabin!!! But upon check in DW flashed our C&A card of the PLATINUM color. This was in the early 90's. The agent saw them and had her supervisor walked us around the long line of people waiting to embark and got on before them. The looks were, shall I just say interesting.

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5 hours ago, CruiseGus said:

I would have asked for your autograph, figuring you were a TV/Movie star I didn't recognize, or at least somebodies Senator or maybe a federal judge. ?

LOL, Im just your average working person.  This trip was a gift to my parents celebrating their  63rd wedding anniversary.  Star Class sort of fell in my lap, I grabbed it and ran with it

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19 minutes ago, MadamG2U said:

LOL, Im just your average working person.  This trip was a gift to my parents celebrating their  63rd wedding anniversary.  Star Class sort of fell in my lap, I grabbed it and ran with it

I think I need to start dropping hints to the children lol! We’re only at 32 years but maybe by our 40th they’ll have enough disposable income to treat us! One can hope! 

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27 minutes ago, Jill said:

I think I need to start dropping hints to the children lol! We’re only at 32 years but maybe by our 40th they’ll have enough disposable income to treat us! One can hope! 

Wish we were as lucky. Our kids expect us to buy them a cruise as we did several years ago. Told them it a once in a lifetime event but for some reason they expect us to repeat it.

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1 hour ago, CrznTxn said:

Wish we were as lucky. Our kids expect us to buy them a cruise as we did several years ago. Told them it a once in a lifetime event but for some reason they expect us to repeat it.

Ok well when we booked Alaska for next may, our youngest (21) said, “I wanna go!” I justified her coming as a college graduation present. So that then required a Junior Suite. Then hubby said, “We’re only going once.” So then I had to add a 3 night land tour. 
 

Dear daughter is now helping to paint several rooms in the house this summer. What started as a reasonable trip has exploded. She’ll need to work some of that off! 

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12 hours ago, Pooch said:

I love being able to treat my adult offspring.  Seeing them happy is my greatest joy.  Maybe it’s not right but it’s how I feel.  And they are happy to make me happy ? 

Same here!  We’re going star class on Symphony next year and treating them all the way!  We were very financially challenged for much of their childhood years, so I feel very fortunate to be able to share travel experiences with them now.   

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We are treating our daughter and son-in-law on our first Star Class next year.  I like it because while the ladies are in the spa the gentleman will be at the craps table.

Still 15 months away but I'm already planning everything. Driving my wife crazy.  Which is weird because she normally does the planning but I do it for our vacations.

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It is what it is. If you can afford it, and the company provides it…enjoy it! Ignore the nasty glances and whatever comments are made by those who don’t realize why the service is being provided. It’s not special treatment…it’s a purchased service.

But I like how another cruise line provides the service when going to a show. Upper suite guests are escorted into the venue early through a crew door, out of sight of the passengers waiting on lines for the doors to open. This way we can chose our seats and be settled before the rush. It means being early and having to wait for the show to start, but at least you’re not being paraded down the aisle just before show time and escorted to prime seats that everyone else had to turn away from because they are ‘reserved’.

Either way…enjoy the perks that come with the price!

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On 7/1/2021 at 6:18 AM, 12thman said:

Got it! Thanks!

Just curious if you were able to book the galley or bridge tour?  I know they are complementary, but could you book it or did you have to wait until on board?

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13 hours ago, dejavu21 said:

Just curious if you were able to book the galley or bridge tour?  I know they are complementary, but could you book it or did you have to wait until on board?

Think you ask when on board, since it's not the All Access Tour found in the cruise planner. 

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We cruised Disney first so when we switched to RCCL star class prices were comparable to regular balcony on Disney so jumped on it.  Had two awkward moments sailing Oasis Star.  First one was when checking in for the cruise they walked us to the front of the line for security check in. The woman that should have been next was so aggravated about us jumping in front of her she loudly huffed and slammed her bag on the  back of her baby's stroller. Between the weight and the force it flipped the stroller backwards. Baby was fine but very awkward for us.

Second time was getting in elevator there was some people talking about deck 17 and the rich stay there with their own butler, had to walk up and push 17 ?

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On 7/5/2021 at 11:06 AM, Amanda31 said:

We cruised Disney first so when we switched to RCCL star class prices were comparable to regular balcony on Disney so jumped on it. 

That is exactly how we ended up booking a Star Class cruise.  We spent a week in a concierge room at the Polynesian in Disney World -- Star Class is cheap after that week...lol  We then priced a week on one of the Disney ships in their concierge level...wow....talk about wallet popping!

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