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Goodtime Cruizin

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  1. Why? I mean seriously. It will not effect your cruise. Not even a future cruise. If one isn't going to 'purchase' due to pricing, RCL has placed themseleves into a situation of collecting less revenue. That's howe capitlism works. Whether one smuggles in liquor is irrelevant. What's relevant is if one opens their wallet so RCL can get revenue. Either way, smuggling liquor willnot effect your cruise. It might effect your mental state of others though. But that's on you. Not RCL or the smuggler.
  2. Why? Because I and thousands of other cruisers get it. We understand it. It's typically the cheapest time of the year to sail the Caribbean but it has it's risks. So...Accept responsibility. YOU had a choice. YOU booked it. YOU didn't do your due diligence.
  3. Bottomline...You should not be cruising the Caribbean in the months of August/September. When one books this type of cruise in these months, one should fully expect issues w/ weather. Hurricanes did not just suddenly start happening this year. They happen every year and if one books a cruise during this time frame, one should fully understand the refund/cancellations reprocussions when it occurs. Live and learn.
  4. We board Symphony on Sept 7th, so we're paying attention. We wish for all of you a conclusion that's in your favor. After living through the aftermath in Houston's Harvey, more than all else, we wish y'all safe traveling to & from the ports. Hurricanes are not to be taken lightly.
  5. There are some on here that do believe they know more on most subjects than that of the employee. And in some situations, they actually might! LOL
  6. Yep. 6 yr olds often need help/assistance 16 yr olds often need controlling
  7. OK, so I should expect 2021 release date for the Greek Isles to be around Dec, mid Decspecifically. Correct?
  8. SIAP... can anyone assist? We’re looking to book a cruise the Greek Isle and trying to find out the release dates of the 2021 schedule. Typically speaking, when can one expect Royal to release these cruise dates? TIA !
  9. Your best/favorite bar & why? Particular drinks? Brand of beer &/or liquor? Particular bartender(s)? Best place for a Bloody Mary?
  10. This is a pretty smart way for RCL to qualify their pricing and potentially establish price on future sailings.
  11. It wasn't loving on Galveston either. To post for all cruise critic members to read to expect that it costs $250 to rent a car when cruising out of Galveston... when you personally never have done this and you actually spent much, much less was deceitful and wrong of you to do this. You knew better and did it anyway. It is what it is. The post was so misleading that it should be removed/deleted.
  12. I don't know any of the numbers...so I don't about PC or even PE, but I do know that Houston is now the 4th largest city in the country and it just keeps growing each week, each month, each year. Along w/ DFW, San Antonio, and Austin. The potential customer base is huge for the industry as a whole. I would think that RCL could run a few ships out of Galveston w/o any problems. 4, 5, 7 and 10 day cruises are very doable. If they don't, Carnival will and RCL knows it.
  13. Well... I guess people just don't know how to do proper research. I just looked it up. I suggest everyone do the same. Because you suggested that $250 is the expected rental car fee, & it's BS. I also looked up the uber fee from Texas City to the terminal... $15. Another savings of $35 $250 / day for a car, $50 for a cab = $300 I just saved you enough money for Internet for two, and a Specialty dinner package for two for the week. You're welcome.
  14. $37 rental + $15 uber ride w/ a 15 min to the cruise terminal = $52. That's $198 less than what you posted. You posted it was $250 to drop a car in Galveston which is flat out a distortion of reality. If you don't like crising out of Galveston... fine...that's on you. But there is no reason to blatantly falsify data in an effort to supoort your personal dislikes. Whether you accept it or not, each week 1,000s of people fly into Houston and board ships out of Galveston. Thousands. There will be 1,000s more when the new terminal is completed.
  15. Budget, SUV pick up on 2/9 @ Bush International, drop on 2/10 Texas City Mall (15 miles N of Galveston) $37/day .... Galveston is an island and you really don't need a rental car but if you do you have options.... you don't need to spend $250 bucks that's for sure!
  16. That extra half hour to arrive at a port isn't all that bad and who doesn't mind an extra day of fun while vacationing? It sure sounds like to me that you didn't enjoy what Texas had to offer. Which is a shame. I tell you what, if you ever make it to Texas again, we'd love to meet up with y'all and extend some good Texas hosptality and show y'all a good time. I'm very serious and sure would enjoy it. πŸ™‚
  17. Yes, it's true. There are known weekends where two nights minimums are required. These include but are not limited to the following: Memorial Day weekend Labor Day Weekend Mardi Gras Christmas on the Strand Lone Star Rally I'm sure there are other weekends sprinkled in but these come to mind quickly. Try finding a one night room in Ft Lauderdale during spring break, Memorial & Labor Day weekends or a one night stay in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Like I said in an earlier post, the weekend we're crusing out of Miami, there is either a two night minimum or close to $300/night for something not much better than a Best Western. So pick your poison. One night minimums are not what most believe they are these days. I'm looking forward to a new ship and new itineraries for Galveston. And don't fret it folks. While Galveston Island is not Ft Lauderdale, but I can assure you, it's better than cruising out of Jersey. Peace out!
  18. And likewise, the ports in Florida are the most inconvenient to drive to. I mean Texas is centrally located (East/West) while the Florida costs aren't, especially the Miami & Ft. Lauderdale. And the cruises we've been to in Galveston we've met many, many cruisers from out of state that flew in etc. I guess one's perspective on convenience is where one is traveling from. We're in Houston and we're about to spend a half a day of travel (if not more) and about $750 to cruise out of Miami. Such as it is.
  19. Well somebody is cruising out of Galveston... it's the 4th largest Cruise port in the US now... when they add a 3rd terminal and it could jump another notch. I'm not sure about all of the talk of two day minimums on hotels. I'm sure it happens on traditional busy weekends but it's the same everywhere else too. In fact, in February, we have a two night min in Miami due to the boat show. My point is there are plenty of weekends that this does not occur. Now w/ regards to the rental car agencies....I couldn't tell you. They're too much of a hassle. Rideshare is the new rental car. Uber X is roughly $65 one way from Bush, $35 from Hobby.
  20. I see this coming to the pool chairs eventually. A 'fee' for a reserved/select chair that includes a drink, towel and the only autograph is the one given via signing the bar tab receipt.
  21. Curently RCL is showing cruise dates for the remainder of 2018, early & then late for 2019, & finally a few early 2020 cruises. We're looking to book a cruise for the 2020/21 cruise season. Typically the ship assignments and the release dates come to us about the same month each year. A couple questions... 1. What time frame (month) are the ships for the Aus/NZ ports announced? 2. What time frame (month) are the cruise dates for Aus/NZ released? TIA. πŸ™‚
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