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  1. On 11/14/2019 at 4:02 PM, John&LaLa said:


    Adventure does an 8 day out of Ft Lauderdale that does all three ABC's and has 4 sea days.

    It goes from Saturday to Sunday


    The SJ itineraries are port heavy, only 1 sea day in most cases


    Good point. But in addition, flying to SJ for us out of Houston is quite expensive. We'd rather give the money to RC for the extra day on the ship and fly out of FtL. 


  2. Halloween night fell on formal night and that was pretty fun too. The ship, Independence was dressed up really nice. They spent all night decorating and on the morning of Hallowwen it looked really nice. A nice passenger parade throughout the promenade occurred. It was a fun night and big party after the parade. 

    Enjoy it! Definitely take a costume. 

  3. I  didn't purchase. It was kind weird seeing peeps take off their 'watch' bands to pay for drinks. Or pass it to a waiter at a show. Strange. Some like them, some don't. I felt they were somewhat clumsy.


    FYI... the sea pass cards are water proof too. 😉


  4. 11 hours ago, watson61 said:

    I was on Symphony a couple of weeks ago and they really pushed the $99/3 restaurants deal on the first day.  I didn't hear anything about a deal after that.

    I didn't get it but I'd consider it in the future.  Went to Hooked for dinner and it was good but pricey ($60 including mandatory gratuity).


    We had the 3 nught Specialty Dinner package as well. Pre-boarding price of $89 ea.


    I also am reading a lot of posting of 50% off regular price. My question is what is the regular price? 50% off is a relative figure in this sense. 

  5. On 9/20/2019 at 9:38 AM, BNBR said:


    Why are you acting so childish? Did I say such things to you when you disagreed? 


    You can also just get The Key for better seating if that's important.  I've always been able to get seat backs at AquaTheater without waiting in line. Just need to get there when they open up seating. Which again, point remains, it's easy to avoid crowds on Oasis class. Which makes the ship less crowded. 


    The question was if the Oasis class feels more crowded. It doesn't. And part of that is because it's so easy to avoid crowds due to the ships design. 


    You are right though, I have to admit, it's shockingly uncrowded on Freedom....







    I felt less crowded in the pool area on Symphony vs the smaller ships. But in all fairness, those pics are deceiving. Your Freedom pics looks like something is happening around the pool such as the Belly Flop contest. No one is in the pool, everyone is standing, no one is sitting and everyone is staring in one direction. 

  6. This thread just goes to show how different each of us are and how alike we are when it comes to cruising. I could not tell you anything about the Windjammer on the Symphony as we never stepped foot into it. We ate breakfast at two different locations and lunch at the Solarium Bristo & the Park Cafe. We never had to wait in line. Although, as the cruise went on, we did notice the Bristo was getting a tad bit more crowded by the day. 

  7. We had reservations for 8 at dinner & shows every night. We went to the maitre'd as soon as we got on board and matched dinner reservations (including 3 Specialty Dinners) to our shows times. I big time suggest this be done. And at each show there were people lined up to get in that didn't have reservations. We walked right passed these folks and sat right down. The line w/o reservations were not allowed to get in until 10- 15 mins before the show started. 


    BTW, while at home, when we go to a movie and buy an online ticket, even then we know to arrive early. 

  8. We just got off Symphony. It wasn't crowded. Embarkation to Disembarking. To be honest, I was concerned about it.  Even read the pools would be the most crowded part of the ship. Comparatively speaking, they weren't. The breakfasts, lunches, and dinners were not crowded either.  The shows were spread out so it wasn't crowd there either. We've been on 10 cruises and only one of them was on a mega ship. I'm telling you it wasn't crowded. I just wish these ships to cruise to some ports throughout the world. We're going to the Greek Isles on our next cruise and I hope I wasn't too spolied by Symphony. 


    But watch, someone will tell me my opinion is wrong. 😉 

  9. For some reason I was under the impression that the Texas tax per bottle was for Texas residents only. The last time we cruised out of Galveston, we bought 3 bottles and it was a little over $8. Perhaps it was the types of liquor etc. On a different note, the bottles were in the RCL supplied carboard travel container and therefore we were 'noticed' and directed to a certain customs line. Our friends on the other hand packed theirs in their luggage and wasn't directed at all. So pack them away and no one will even know. 

  10. 14 minutes ago, johnjen said:

    Spot ON, brother. These armchair "lawyers" in here tend to get a bit out of hand. You're an honest business owner and I would welcome your services anytime.


    Well if you ever cruise out of Galveston and fly into IAH, I do runs to the cruise port often. PM me. I'll get you there even w/ a service dog if you help me protect the interior. 😎

  11. 10 minutes ago, Don'tNeedAName said:


    I suppose you are using the "royal you" in your post, because I do not have a service animal.


    However, as noted previously, a person with a disability cannot be asked to remove his service animal from the premises unless: (1) the dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or (2) the dog is not housebroken. 


    Furthermore, people with disabilities who use service animals cannot be isolated from other patrons, treated less favorably than other patrons, or charged fees that are not charged to other patrons without animals.


    This is the law.  Don't like it?  Then don't operate a public accommodation.


    Thank you.

    As the public accommodator ...

    I also get to say what's out of control and whether a animal is house broken. Which takes me back to my first post on this subject. Kennel, Crate, or Leash, and Blanket. 


    Mic drop. 

  12. 2 minutes ago, Don'tNeedAName said:


    Requiring a person with a service animal to provide a blanket to cover the seat in your vehicle and then refusing to serve them if they do not do so is discriminating against people with a disability if you do not require that from all others.  If you would like to provide your own cover, then you could certainly do it.


    Just because others have complied, and no one has actually complained does not mean you are right.  If you do not want to be required to make reasonable accommodations for those needing service animals as required by law, you are opening yourself up to risk.  I see in another reply you have used the "so sue me" language.  It's fine that you have a cavalier attitude about it.  However, you may feel differently if you do receive a complaint, or should you ever require a service animal yourself.


    If you believe the law is wrong, then write your congressman.


    Get off your high horse. No pun intended. What you and others asking is that I provide you a service that has a very strong potential for me to stop my flow of income. And you're doing this with an expectation that I'm supposed to do it.  If you use a service such as Uber, you should understand the situation the driver is in. Knock that damn chip off your shoulder and come to understand that I don't have a problem w/ you... I have a problem with you expecting me to lose income w/ your request. Once you understand this you'll be in a better position to help me to help you. It isn't just about your need for a service animal as it is a friggin' blanket. It's about you getting from point A to point B and using a service to get there. I try like hell to understand your needs, the least you can do try to understand the service provider's situation too.  

  13. Just now, chengkp75 said:

    From the ADA FAQ page:



    8. Q: I operate a private taxicab and I don't want animals in my taxi; they smell, shed hair and sometimes have "accidents." Am I violating the ADA if I refuse to pick up someone with a service animal?

    A: Yes. Taxicab companies may not refuse to provide services to individuals with disabilities. Private taxicab companies are also prohibited from charging higher fares or fees for transporting individuals with disabilities and their service animals than they charge to other persons for the same or equivalent service."


    So, no, the Uber/Lyft driver cannot "run it whatever manner they want to".  And since this is mentioned by the DOJ, a civil court case for discrimination would absolutely not be laughed out of court.


    Well I'll ask you to protect my interior. If you start quoting this stuff and refuse to help yourself, I'll move on. You can sue me.  

  14. For the record, I have carried wheelchairs, broken down wheel chairs, loaded wheelchairs, and even assisted people w/ 'sliding' them into and out of the car. Never have I refused their service. But they don't have dog hair. For me it's common sense. My next rider expects a clean car and they have no clue what happened on my previous ride and the don't even care about my previous rider's issues. It is what it is. 

  15. 4 minutes ago, ownedbypets said:


    I will always follow the rules but I can assure you that if I got in your car there is no guarantee that dog hair won't be left behind. I have 4 100 pound plus dogs that all have very long hair and they shed a lot.  Before I leave the house I use a lint roller on all of my clothes but I'm sure that some is left behind for me to leave on a plane seat, car seat or a cruise cabin. 


    True. But unless you're as hairy as your shedding dogs, I'll take that chance. Especially if you lent roll. 

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