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DShock

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    Princess, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity

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  1. Last August while we were on Allure there was a couple that invited many in the group they were traveling in to the Suite Sun Lounge, non-suite guests, and I mean a lot. They placed a towel at the gate so it couldn't close completely and they just kept coming. When we got there about 10:30 in the morning the place was packed, one of the few times we found it so, and we sail Allure several times a year. And they took over the cabanas up front and were really loud. Finally a couple from the UK talked to an RCCL officer and they began enforcing the access, checking cards, and checking frequently that the gate was closed. We pay the money for a full suite so we can enjoy the perks, CK, show seating, suite sun deck, suite beach at Labadee, etc...again, we are paying for these, like people pay for first class on airlines. If people bring non-suite guests it diminishes what we pay for and honestly is a cheesy, no-class act.
  2. I would book one of the other ships without propulsion issues!
  3. We will go ahead and join the roll call for these cruises and hope that the M&M time isn't in the middle of the day.
  4. We have not. We don't normally attend the Meet & Mingles because they are usually scheduled during the day (first sea day or so), at an inside venue and we are usually enjoying the sun, sea, and ship on those days. If they were scheduled in the early evening we would attend for sure.
  5. YES! And we are on for Sept 1, 8, and 15 sailings. Having said that we sail so often we really could care less where the ship goes, just the fact that we are blessed enough to be on these floating resorts. There will not a rougher ride and there is always a chance you will miss a port. It's really what motivates you, if ports determine your choice and you are concerned then change now before final payment if you are holding a reservation, if not booked pick a different ship.
  6. If you are concerned about Allure you should consider changing to Harmony or Symphony or any other Royal ship sailing the Caribbean while you have time to make the change!! Itineraries really aren't that different...another island, same stuff
  7. I get it if you cruise once a year or not that often, cruises are something really special for these folks and they have a right to be disappointed and mad. If you have made final payment then, unfortunately you are locked in...so just enjoy all the wonderful things the Allure has to offer, you really won't be disappointed unless you are looking to be. If you haven't made final payment then you have a choice to make pay or don't pay and you have options, Oasis, Harmony, Symphony, so you can call RCCL today and switch. Here is the reality, as long as people pay and spend don't look for anything to change, why should they. Only if bookings drop and stay low maybe things will change...not likely that will ever happen. We are blessed and cruise the Caribbean 6-8 weeks a year, so for us the ports are irrelevant, just love getting away and enjoying these amazing ships.
  8. We cruise on Allure often and never, ever have been disappointed. And anytime I am on any cruise ship I am so fortunate just to be there. I think you should stay off all Oasis class ships and maybe cruise ships in general as you will always find something to complain about. There are those among us that look for issues and you may be one of them!!
  9. Got these for our Sept 1 and 8 cruises, nothing yet for our Sept 15th cruise but I expect the same. No big deal to us. Dear Guest, We look forward to welcoming you onboard Allure of the Seas and have an important itinerary change to share with you for our September 1st cruise. We’ll be reducing our speed because of a technical matter with one of the ship’s three propulsion pods. As a result, we’ve had to make a minor adjustment to our itinerary. This means, we’ll arrive in Falmouth, Jamaica a little later than we originally planned. We’ll now be there from 10:45 AM to 7:00 PM. We are sorry for this unexpected change. Please know, when making these changes, we do everything possible to maximize your time in each destination and we are confident your cruise will be amazing. It’s important to us that we set expectations accordingly and that you start your vacation off right. Below, please find our new itinerary. Day Port of Call Arrive Depart Sun Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4:30 PM Mon Cruising Tue Labadee, Haiti 7:00 AM 4:00 PM Wed Falmouth, Jamaica 9:30 AM 10:45 AM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Thu Cruising Fri Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 AM 7:00 PM Sat Cruising Sun Fort Lauderdale, Florida 6:15 AM We are eager to welcome you onboard and can’t wait for you to discover the Eastern Caribbean. We hope you savor each and every moment while you admire the crystal clear, turquoise waters of our private destination, Labadee, climb the invigorating Dunn's River Falls in Falmouth, and explore Chichen Itza and its surrounding pyramids in Cozumel. We are sure you’ll have a great time whatever you choose to do! Any affected Royal Caribbean International shore excursions booked for Falmouth, will be rescheduled for you. In the next 3 business days, our Shore Excursions team will send you an email with your updated excursion details. Then, feel free to browse through our Cruise Planner for additional excursions that may interest you. We look forward to having you onboard Allure of the Seas soon! Sincerely, Dear Guest, We look forward to welcoming you onboard Allure of the Seas for our September 8th cruise and have an important itinerary change to share with you. We’ll be reducing our speed because of a technical matter with one of the ship’s three propulsion pods. As a result, we’ve had to make an adjustment to our itinerary. To make sure we arrive in Labadee, Haiti on time, we’ll regrettably depart San Juan, Puerto Rico a little early. The good news is we’ll be able to spend an extra hour in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. We are sorry for this unexpected change. Please know, when making these changes, we do everything possible to maximize your time at each destination and we are confident your cruise will be amazing. It’s important to us that we set expectations accordingly and that you start your vacation off right. Below, please find our new itinerary. Day Port of Call Arrive Depart Sun Fort Lauderdale, Florida 4:30 PM Mon Cruising Tue Cruising Wed Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00 AM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM Thu San Juan, Puerto Rico 7:00 AM 3:00 PM 1:00 PM Fri Labadee, Haiti 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Sat Cruising Sun Fort Lauderdale, Florida 6:15 AM We are eager to welcome you onboard and can’t wait for you to discover the Eastern Caribbean. We hope you’ll savor each and every moment while you explore the Puerto Rican countryside on 4x4s, kick back on a sandy beach in Philipsburg, and admire the crystal clear, turquoise waters on our private destination, Labadee! Any affected Royal Caribbean International shore excursions booked for San Juan, will be rescheduled for you. In the next 3 business days, our Shore Excursions team will send you an email with your updated excursion details. Then, feel free to browse through our Cruise Planner for additional excursions that may interest you. We look forward to having you onboard Allure of the Seas soon! Sincerely,
  10. If you are dumb enough to post something like this you get what you get for responses...unbelievable.
  11. Love kids, love grandkids, love Oasis Class ships, love sailings with fewer kids on board. Doing b2b2b on Allure in September and hoping most kids will be back in school. In the old days certain months of the year were pretty predictable as far as number of kids on board, now with the new ships and kids sail free promos, not so much. I wonder if there is data available that would show, by month, the percent of passengers under 18 that sail on RCCL ships? We have sailed Holland America, Sea Dream, and others where kids under 18 are minimal but they are not Oasis Class ships and certainly do not have the offerings Oasis class ships have (Coastal Kitchen, Star Class, etc). Kids on board are to be expected, I get that, but there have to be times when there are fewer and we are hoping September is one of those months.
  12. We have done land trips to all these places but now we are totally over long flights, been there done that enough, so this cruise works for us. Can't wait, we leave Feb 2020, which will be here before we know it.
  13. Yes we are there often as well and more times than not happy hour and breakfast is packed. Not a deal killer since we are just there for a night but it is a reality just as the hotel being "tired" is a reality. Public's, Outback across the street, and free make it a good pre-cruise hotel.
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