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Day 2 continued:

After breakfast, we headed up to the flow rider to see if Christian was tall enough for boogie boarding, and he was.  We signed wavers and got our Star bracelets that allow priority use at zip line, flow rider, and the rock wall.  All of the staff were great, but Charlie in particular was very helpful and nice.  We were hoping to do zip line, but it wasn't open until 4pm-6pm which would not work since we have Hairspray and dinner scheduled at that time.  We will go back a different day when the times work out better.  The kids played mini golf for a little while and then we went to Challenger's Arcade which is much bigger and better than the arcade in Playmakers. 

 

We were planning on taking the kids to Adventure Ocean and Royal Babies and Tots while we watched Hairspray, so we figured we'd grab Windjammer before since we didn't get to do our usual Day 1 dinner Windjammer reconisansse.  Upon entering, you scan your seapass card and tell them how many are in your party and then you do the same when leaving.  This allows them to track how many people are in the Windjammer so they don't go over the maximum amount of people under the new Covid restrictions.  This wasn't an issue when we were there and I didn't see anyone have to wait to get seated.  In fact, this was the easiest time I've ever had getting a seat big enough for our family at the Windjammer and that is even with them only seating people every other table.  After scanning your seapass, you wash your hands at the hand washing station.  As soon as you reach the first serving station, they hand you a plate and silverware and you can freely travel from food station to food station.  The only difference is they put the food on your plate for you.  I was determined to eat better today since I'm pretty sure my clothes don't fit after yesterday.  I had a Ceasar salad, lamb kabobs with tzatziki sauce, and cinnamon bread pudding with vanilla sauce (hey, I can only be so good).  All of it was great and the staff were all very friendly and helpful.  While I think they do great with everyone, I'm pretty sure they went a step above with us.  We overheard one staff member telling another that we were Star Class and the next thing you know we had like 5 people at our table trying to help and asking if we needed anything.  By far, the best service we have ever received at the Windjammer. 

Challenger's Arcade:

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Piano Stairs:

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(we had ordered 3 plates of bacon and 2 plates of sausage and only received 1 plate that was half bacon and half sausage).  This was disappointing as that is probably the favorite part of breakfast for the kids and we had to split 4 sausages and around 10 slices of bacon

Guessing one plate of bacon equals 4 slices and one plate of sausage equals two links. Next go around it might be best to specify quantity.

Of course room service logic is always questionable. Great example was asking Alan for blue cheese to be delivered along with some other items for an afternoon snack/light lunch. Delivered was a cup of blue cheese dressing.

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Guessing one plate of bacon equals 4 slices and one plate of sausage equals two links. Next go around it might be best to specify quantity.

Of course room service logic is always questionable. Great example was asking Alan for blue cheese to be delivered along with some other items for an afternoon snack/light lunch. Delivered was a cup of blue cheese dressing.

Haha.  You do have to be very specific.  The first breakfast Steven asked for three eggs with onions, jalapeno, and a side of cheese (and literally only wanted three eggs).  What he got was three separate plates of eggs made with onions, jalapenos, and cheese mixed in plus a hashbrown on each plate.  On another cruise, we also had a friend ask their genie for guacamole, and they got just guacamole delivered with nothing to dip in it.  So @CGTLH is absolutely correct.  Always be very specific with your food order, and expect to get some variation of it.

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Haha.  You do have to be very specific.  The first breakfast Steven asked for three eggs with onions, jalapeno, and a side of cheese (and literally only wanted three eggs).  What he got was three separate plates of eggs made with onions, jalapenos, and cheese mixed in plus a hashbrown on each plate.  On another cruise, we also had a friend ask their genie for guacamole, and they got just guacamole delivered with nothing to dip in it.  So @CGTLH is absolutely correct.  Always be very specific with your food order, and expect to get some variation of it.

Yup know what you mean, two poached eggs was processed as two orders of poached eggs. Other words, enjoy your four poached eggs.

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Not only do you have to be specific, but you have to be completely thorough.  @Tiffeven's example of guac without chips is a perfect example.  You must ask for EVERYthing you want.  All condiments, drinks, sides etc.  They are very literal.  They will bring exactly what you ask for and nothing more.

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Do you also plan on watching the aqua show from the seats or was watching it from the balcony enough? 

If it were just Steven and me, we would probably watch it from both (atleast if we hadn't already seen the show in the past), but there is so much to do and the time goes by so fast that we only plan on watching it from the balcony on this trip.  This is especially the case when some of the shows are vaccinated only.  With them doing two sets of shows (vaccinated only and everyone shows), it seems like they aren't doing more show but rather dividing the shows in half and that really limits the shows we are able to see with the kids.  On Allure last year, we watched the Aquatheater show from our balcony and then went and saw it in the seats (atleast part of it), and we didn't really feel like we missed anything when we watched the show from our balcony.  It provides a different perspective, but no matter where you watch it, it really is great.

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Day 2 continued:

We dropped the kids off at Adventure Ocean and headed to meet Sunil at the theater for Hairspray.  He had seats reserved for us on the third row as the whole first two rows were blocked off for social distancing (I assume to distance the cast from the audience).  There was no social distancing between people coming in and out of the theater, but all throughout the theater there were seats that had placards on them saying reserved for social distancing.  Hairspray was phenomenal.  We absolutely loved it way more than we expected.  There are shows that I can watch once and enjoy but be fine skipping if I sail on the same ship again, but we will definitely be watching Hairspray again when we are on Symphony in April 2022.  

After Hairspray we had a few minutes before we picked up the kids, so we headed to Sorentos.  Between all the pizza I ate and the mango lava flow I had during the show, there went the idea of eating healthy.  Oh well, it was a nice thought.  Steven had the carnivore pizza and said it was really good.  I had the veggie pizza, and it was so good I'm not going to admit how many times I went back for more.

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Day 1 continued:

After boarding, Sunil took us to our muster station, they scanned all of our sea passes, and we were done.  By far, easiest and quickest muster drill I've ever done.  Sunil, then, took us to our cabin where we got our room keys.  Sunil left and we went to ride the carousel and have lunch at Playmakers.  Unfortunately, it was kind of a let down.  The server was not attentive, acted as if we were putting him out, and made a snarky comment about how much food we ordered (had it been jokingly, I would have laughed along as we did have a lot of food but it came across as rude and like we were wasting his time).  At one point, a female server came up to us and asked if we needed anything and stopped and played with the little ones.  She genuinely seemed nice and I wish she would have been our waitress.  The food at Playmakers was just ok.  The kids had chicken tenders and fries, and they seemed to enjoy them.  Steven had Jamaican Jerk wings and Major (hottest) wings, and he said they were just ok.  He said they tasted like hot wings you would get at a pizza place.  I had the truffle burger, and I was not a fan.  It was so greasy that it fell apart when I picked it up and the taste wasn't great to me either.  I've had worse but I've definitely had better.  The Playmaker fries that came with it were on point though, and one of my two favorite things there.  The other being the Playmaker Sundae which did not disappoint.  We also had the onion ring tower (which tasted like typical onion rings),  buffalo crunch rolls (Steven said they were good not great but he'd eat them again), jalapeno poppers (we liked them but wish they had a little more cream cheese in them), and a campfire cookie (we were very full at this point but it tasted good from the little bit we had).

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That sundae looks amazing!

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Day 2 continued:

We picked the kids up from Adventure Ocean and made a stop at Starbucks.  We had dinner reservations at Chops at 5:30pm, and when we arrived, we were seated instantly.  Sunil had arranged for the kids to have pepperoni pizza, macaroni and cheese, and French fries ready as soon as we got there.  This was something I had requested and Sunil made sure it happened.  Sunil had arranged for Jevish to be our server, and he did a fantastic job.  Soon after arriving, Sunil showed up and chatted with us and the kids a bit.  We all enjoyed his company and were happy to see him.  For dinner, I had beef carpaccio, wild mushroom soup, lobster bisque, broiled 1.5 lb Maine lobster, a filet mignon, warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, and red velvet cake.  I'm guessing it's pretty obvious why my clothes aren't fitting any more.  The food was as good as the service.  I loved every part of the meal with the exception of the warm chocolate cake.  It wasn't bad just not great like the rest of the food.  The warm chocolate cake is different from the one that we had last time we were on Allure.  I'm not sure if this is just a ship difference or if they changed the recipe, but the Allure one was much better.  Steven had beef carpaccio, Ceasar salad, grilled black pepper bacon, and a filet mignon.  He also really enjoyed his meal.  He liked the black pepper bacon so much that he ordered a second one for me to try.  The kids also enjoyed the cheesecake after finishing their meals.  Chops is still one of our favorite restaurants onboard and for good reason.  We also met the famous @Traveler as we were leaving Chops.

After dinner, Christian, Sophia, and Nyssa wanted to go back to Adventure Ocean but Kat opted to stay with us.  After we dropped off her older siblings, Kat wanted to make a Starbucks detour again.  She ran straight up to the sign and pointed at the strawberry acai refresher.  We have been to Starbucks so many times now that it would probably pay for this trip.  They know us by name and our drink order because we've been there so many times.  All of the Starbucks staff has been great, but Galih has become our favorite barista there as he always laughs and jokes with us.  We had planned on going to the casino, but since we had Kat, we needed to find something else to do.  She can't go swimming because she's still in pull-ups, we obviously couldn't go to the solarium, the Windjammer is closed in the evening, and the baby free time area is closed for the time being.  We decided we'd go to the suite deck, relax, and update the blog, but unfortunately,  the suite deck was closed because it was windy.  Since nothing was working out, we figured we'd go to the one place that we knew would be open and went to Sorrentos.  At this point, I have no idea how I was still eating, but if you put food in front of me, I can't resist.

We walked around a bit before picking the kids up.  Then after picking the kids up, we went back to Sorrentos.  I couldn't let the kids eat alone, so I may have had another slice or two.  We then went back to the room and called it a night.

A few other highlights and notes from the day was Sunil showed up to our cabin with a huge bag of candy for the kids (after making sure it was ok with us first).   The kids were very excited about this and this made their day.  We also received our laundry back that we had sent the day before.  The turn around time was less than 24 hours.  We also got our first towel animal.  When I asked about getting towel animals on day 1, the room attendant told us they only do them every other day.  Day 2 was a much better day than day 1.

Chops:

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Kat and her favorite Starbuck's drink:

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The huge bag of candy Sunil gave the kids and a water bottle for size comparison:

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Our first towel animal of the trip:

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Day 3:

After Steven got back from his morning run around the track, I figured I should hit the gym after all the food I have been eating.  The gym was very nice, and I plan on going back tomorrow.   While working out, you do not have to wear a mask.  After working out, I figured I would try a smoothie from Vitality Spa.  When I told the lady what smoothie Steven wanted, she said they didn't have that on this ship, so the menu can differ from ship to ship or maybe they re-did it during the shut-down.  Instead I told her that we wanted a berry banana smoothie and a strawberry banana smoothie and I got one of each parfait to try.  We were not a fan of anything we got there.  The smoothies from Vitality Spa are included with Star Class, but when she asked for my seapass, I gave it to her and she asked if I had the drink package.  I told her I was Star Class, and she looked confused.  I'm starting to notice several crew members who have no idea what Star Class is which is totally different than before.  I do believe most of the ones who don't know are new crew members on their first contract.

As I was walking down the hall to our room.  Sunil was actually walking down the hall away from our room since he stopped by and checked on us while I was at the gym.  He saw me with my hands full and rushed to help.  He told me I should have called and he could have had them delivered.  I told him it was fine that I was there already.  He said next time to call him even if I'm there and he will have someone deliver them for me or will personally get them himself.

Breakfast was waiting when I arrived back in my cabin.  To my surprise, the food was set out and there was a tablecloth this time.  I really am starting to wonder if someone at Royal is reading my blog haha.  Also, waiting for me was my Starbucks latte.  The food was hot again and very good.  I had asked Sunil for hummus and something to dip in it like celery or pitas.  I wasn't sure that this would come since neither celery nor pitas are on the breakfast menu, but I was happy to see hummus with celery and pitas.  Anything I have asked for since being on the ship, Sunil has made happen.  For anyone who is planning to sail Star Class, don't expect your genie to read your mind, if you want something ask for it.  The genies are great at picking up on what you like, but they only have a short time to get to know you and your likes and interests.  If there is something you want, ask for it and if they can, they usually will make it happen.  

Vitality Fitness Center (this was only part of it):

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Vitality Spa:

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Breakfast:

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For anyone who is planning to sail Star Class, don't expect your genie to read your mind, if you want something ask for it.

This is the hardest thing for me and my brother to wrap our heads around. My mother has absolutely zero problems with it, though.

Our Genie said it makes their job so much easier when you are specific in asking for things.  You aren't being high maintenance or demanding at all when asking for what you want. If you don't ask you can't be upset that they didn't read your mind. And that makes sense to me now. I used to think they were there to orchestrate the entire experience, but we got a lot more out of it when we actually gave the Genie something to work with. 

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Love the family picture! 

Thank you!

 

I think we had your waiter today at Playmaker , I can understand exactly what you were talking about.

We walked past Playmakers yesterday and saw him in passing, and he still seemed grumpy and unhappy to be there which is a totally different mood than most of the crew on the ship.

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Day 3 continued:

After breakfast, Christian and I each rode the Flowrider once.  For Star Class, you get priority access and they rotate out three people in line, one Star Class, three people, one Star Class, etc.  It wasn't really worth using priority at the Flowrider since there was only four people in line, but still they knew we were Star Class and told us to sit on the bleachers and they'd call us in.  Since there was so few people, they ended up doing two people in line, Christian, one person, me, then the other people who were now in line.  When Steven and I did Flowrider on Allure, the floor was much harder.  On Symphony it felt almost padded and didn't hurt at all when wiping out.  When I finished my turn, they told us that we could sit back down on the bleachers, and they would keep rotating us in.  We thanked them but now it was Sophia, Kat, and Nyssa's turn to have fun, so we headed to Splashaway Bay.  Just like the Flowrider, it was not busy at all.  We were the only ones in the swim diaper area, but they had most of the water activities turned off here as they said the wind was blowing the water on the deck chairs.  Nyssa opted to go to the bigger kid area of Splashaway Bay since all of their water activities were still on.  She really wanted to ride the waterslides here, but she is below the 42 inch height requirement.  They do have a very small slide here, so she played on that instead.  Kat was happy sliding on the little slide in the swim diaper play area even without the water on.  As time went by, another toddler showed up to play in the swim diaper area, and the bigger kid section started to get busier than before.  Christian and Sophia didn't want to wait in line for the slides in Splashaway Bay anymore after a few slides, so we headed to the pool.

We stopped and got a drink on the way, and I tried the Goombay Smash, which was pretty good, but I wish I would have got my mango lava flow instead.  There was a five person limit in the pool, so I almost wondered if we would even be able to get in, but we got there and there was only two people in the pool.  About this time, the Captain came on to announce that we were approaching a storm, so those two people got out.  We figured, we'd swim for a few minutes before the weather got bad.  Christian got in and had the entire pool to himself.  Kat and I watched from the side, and Steven, Nyssa, and Sophia went in search of life jackets.  As soon as Steven, Nyssa, and Sophia were ready to get in, it started raining really hard, thundering, and lightning, and everyone on the pool deck scattered.

Flowrider:

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Splashaway Bay:

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Goombay Smash:

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Christian had the pool to himself:

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2 hours ago, wannabecruiseexpert said:

How has getting spots at Adventure Ocean been for you so far? Did you book all of your hours the first day when you signed up? Did you use all of your hours the first few days and will add more later? I have no clue how to know what times we want so just curious how you decided. 

Sunil booked our hours before we got on the ship.  They are only allowing 15 kids in Adventure Ocean and 4 in Royal Babies and Tots at a time on Symphony.  I thought this would be an issue, but I've yet to see all the slots full.  The most kids I've seen at a time in Adventure Ocean was 12, and that was including our two.  Most of the time there have been fewer than 10 kids at a time.  To be on the safe side, I would recommend booking hours as soon as you board.  We haven't had any issues getting hours at all, but if Adventure Ocean was full it would be a different story.  Each sailing is going to differ with how many kids are on board and how much people utilize Adventure Ocean so I would always try to book the prime hours like showtimes as soon as possible. 

2 hours ago, Drewtastic86 said:

Great blog! 

Thank you very much!

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Day 3 continued: 

After picking up the kids, we made another Starbucks stop and the kids were hungry, so we called Sunil and asked him if we could go on and head to Hooked Seafood.  Our reservation was at 5:30pm and it was 5pm.  We didn't realize that it didn't open until 5:30pm, but Sunil still called the restaurant and they got us in early.  This definitely made us feel "Star Classy."  When we arrived all of the staff were absolutely wonderful and friendly.  Sunil had arranged for Osden to be our server and he did a great job.  While checking in on us, Sunil said he always tells the restaurant manager who he wants serving us, and so far, everybody he has picked has been phenomenal.  As I said earlier in the blog, we weren't even planning on eating Hooked initially for dinner, but I'm so glad we did.  The food was way better than we expected, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes seafood.  Despite our last minute plan to go early, the waiter still brought out pizza, macaroni and cheese, and fries to occupy the kids as soon as we arrived.  Sunil has done a great job making sure this is arranged at every restaurant.

Osden told us not to worry about appetizers that he was bringing us one of each to try.  I tried the Maryland Crab Cake, and it was delicious.  I got Sophia to try a bite, and she ended up ordering one of her own after trying a bite.  I also got the clam and crab chowder, and it was pretty good but I'd probably skip it and get two crab cakes next time instead or opt for something different.  For my main course, I had the whole Maine lobster, which was a lobster tail that was stuffed with crab and topped with Gruyere cheese and then baked.  It was very tasty, and I will order it again next time I go to Hooked.  Steven does not like seafood, which is one reason we had planned on skipping Hooked for dinner but even he enjoyed it and wants to go back next time we are on a ship with Hooked (it's on Symphony and Navigator only).  For his meal, he had the fresh hand-tossed salad with grilled chicken and a messy fish sandwich without cole slaw, so in other words a fish sandwich (but it still came with the bib).  We shared a coconut cream pie and the kids had chocolate decadence brownies.  We were very full by the time we got dessert and only planned on having a bite of it, but like the rest of the meal it was so good that despite being full we made extra room and finished it too.

Hooked Seafood:

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Day 3 continued:

We had plans to go ice skating, but with the inclement weather they switched the days of the ice skating show and the aquatheater show.  Since the ice skating show was now going to be on Day 3, open ice skating was moved to day 4.  The ice skating show was at 8pm for vaccinated only and then 10pm for everyone.  This made 0 sense to me why you would have the only show that kids could attend so late, but I don't make the rules.  We took the kids to play on the lucky climber, to ride the carousel, and to play on the piano stairs.  At this point, Christian and Sophia told us they wanted to go to Adventure Ocean instead of with us to watch 1977 (ice skating show).  We dropped them off at Adventure Ocean, and Steven, Kat, Nyssa, and I all headed to Studio B for the show.  Sunil was there waiting for us with reserved banners on our seats.  Again, the first open row was the third row to allow social distancing between the cast and audience.  We asked Sunil for a blanket for Kat and Nyssa, and he headed off to get one.  About 10 minutes later, some people showed up and tried to join their party who were also sitting in the third row.  This was a party of people that was so large they would have taken the entire row.  The ones that showed up five minutes before the show went and told one of the crew members that she wanted to sit with her party.  The next thing we know that crew member came up to us and told us she might need our seats.  Steven and I looked at her like she was crazy and told her no that our genie saved us these seats.  She looked confused and walked off.  I'm guessing it was another crew member not knowing what Star Class is, but Sunil was flabbergasted when he returned with the blankets and we told him what happened.  My guess is he will be educating them in what Star Class is.  We really appreciated the blankets as Nyssa and Kat fell asleep within 10 minutes.  

The ice skating show was great.  The cast did an amazing job and we really liked the music that was used in the show.  After it ended, we picked up the kids from Adventure Ocean and called it a night.

Lucky Climber:

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The banners show the seats that you can't sit in to allow for social distancing plus you have to put two seats between parties:

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1977:

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13 minutes ago, Tiffeven said:

Day 3 continued:

We had plans to go ice skating, but with the inclement weather they switched the days of the ice skating show and the aquatheater show.  Since the ice skating show was now going to be on Day 3, open ice skating was moved to day 4.  The ice skating show was at 8pm for vaccinated only and then 10pm for everyone.  This made 0 sense to me why you would have the only show that kids could attend so late, but I don't make the rules.  We took the kids to play on the lucky climber, to ride the carousel, and to play on the piano stairs.  At this point, Christian and Sophia told us they wanted to go to Adventure Ocean instead of with us to watch 1977 (ice skating show).  We dropped them off at Adventure Ocean, and Steven, Kat, Nyssa, and I all headed to Studio B for the show.  Sunil was there waiting for us with reserved banners on our seats.  Again, the first open row was the third row to allow social distancing between the cast and audience.  We asked Sunil for a blanket for Kat and Nyssa, and he headed off to get one.  About 10 minutes later, some people showed up and tried to join their party who were also sitting in the third row.  This was a party of people that was so large they would have taken the entire row.  The ones that showed up five minutes before the show went and told one of the crew members that she wanted to sit with her party.  The next thing we know that crew member came up to us and told us she might need our seats.  Steven and I looked at her like she was crazy and told her no that our genie saved us these seats.  She looked confused and walked off.  I'm guessing it was another crew member not knowing what Star Class is, but Sunil was flabbergasted when he returned with the blankets and we told him what happened.  My guess is he will be educating them in what Star Class is.  We really appreciated the blankets as Nyssa and Kat fell asleep within 10 minutes.  

The ice skating show was great.  The cast did an amazing job and we really liked the music that was used in the show.  After it ended, we picked up the kids from Adventure Ocean and called it a night.

Lucky Climber:

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The banners show the seats that you can't sit in to allow for social distancing plus you have to put two seats between parties:

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1977:

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I’m really surprised that the crew member would think it was ok to tell anyone that they needed to move - star class or not.  If that passenger wanted to sit with her party so badly, she should have gotten there when they did, or the whole party should move to where there is enough seats to accommodate them all.  Looks like there was plenty of room in the back. I hope Sunil educates her. 

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