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  1. sorry rusty, I will not name VRS....no sense in getting that person in trouble. Let me just say VRS is in a position to know all about DL and is likely in communication with corp. several times a day. That's all I got for ya
  2. sorry, yes there was no Harmony DL initially there. I was referring to the other Oasis class ships. If RCL hasn't already, I would venture to say all Oasis ships will convert that prime location to a money maker specialty rest. rather than keeping that location DL. By the way, Wonderland was fabulous. Give it a try.
  3. yes, I agree it is very fuzzy. My point is not what their cost of booze is, but the excessive profit RCL can make if the new rule is in place and diamonds start purchasing drinks beyond the 3 sea pass limits or better still for RCL diamonds purchase the BP..
  4. Harmony Wonderland Restaurant (old diamond lounge).......money maker Harmony old diamond lounge.............not money maker
  5. On the first night at 4:30 there were probably 150 people in line for the DL (by the way, there were well over 800 diamonds on board). At 4:35 all seats (maybe 50 or 60) were occupied. Fortunately, right around the corner was the overflow room (jazz club)....so everyone was happy during HH. If no overflow.....I wouldn't want to be the DL host that had to tell hundreds of diamonds to move elsewhere. And I agree this is a profit driven decision. Lets say, average 3-4 drinks at $10 plus 20% service charge in the DL and average 1-2 sea pass drinks elsewhere, we have $40 to $60 bucks plus the 20%. And lets say half of the diamonds would drink this much, we now have 400 times $40 to $60 plus 20% times 4 to 7 days (one cruise and we might be closing in on $130K to $150K.....I can see bean counter's head exploding). All of this coming from cruisers who are loyal and spent a ton on cruises to get this pretty neat perk. Now I have heard the arguments on the other side....."I don't drink that much, 3 sea pass drinks are plenty, overflow areas are not a perk, the real problem is too many diamonds and not enough DL areas". To that I say everyone has their own habits and drink limits and no one should dictate how many drinks one should have (as long as they are responsible). And yes, the 3 sea pass drinks are great if you choose not to attend DL. But DL is a social event and most will say friendships have been started and maintained in those little venues. I will partially agree overflow areas are not considered a "perk" . However, the benefits of unlimited drinks in the DL was a driving point by RCL. If these venues fill up in 5 minutes the unlucky ones will have to sit this one out, change their plans for the night or simply use some or all of the sea pass drinks. Sorry, RCL did not understand the monster they created. At some point they should have seen that demand exceeded supply. The simple answer is create enough space for all diamonds or don't advertise it to future loyalty customers. Current diamonds are not responsible for this monster. But don't con future diamonds with this unlimited DL drink perk......it may not be entirely true if this new rule is enforced. I will now step off the soapbox.
  6. no, not dead set....just relaying the info I got to others....hope that helps.
  7. Just back from Harmony. Found out from very reliable source that all RCL cruises after 11/1/19 will have no overflow areas for the Diamond clubs. I was told that management is forcing diamonds to use their 3 drink vouchers elsewhere. Now diamonds know how quickly the Oasis class (as well as other ships) diamond clubs fill up. So, once that happens, do they allow people in as others leave? The next day my source emailed his concerns to Miami and he did say the new rule might be adjusted if the number of diamonds and above reaches a certain level on a cruise....but no guarantee. This is another example of the loyalty perks being slowly stripped over the almighty profit line. On a funnier note, my source says he is now on the lookout for a bullet-proof vest.
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