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  1. I emailed the CEO (which usually gets intercepted by her exec team), low and behold they found my bag. My guess is it was still on the ship and brought off yesterday yet I'm happy to get it; still will be quite a while before I get it.
  2. If you're MLife Gold or above and haven't linked your account yet, do so as you don't pay the credit card fee. There's no real account, un-used casino credits (free play) and on board credits are use or lose per sailing. I believe you're eluding to a marker I doubt a grand is enough to open one and while I have two open in Vegas, I hate them and will be closing them soon as they each are performing a credit hard pull every six months. All a "marker" is, a line of credit, don't gamble at all you don't owe them anything. Pull $1K, you owe them $1K usually within 30 days interest free and if you don't pay them they maybe break your thumbs or sue you. My sailing on 5/31 did not offer the fee-free offer but did offer this at least twice, if you show up to the casino from 10am-noon you received $5 in true free play (not matched). Best option is to carry the cash on or use the ATM on the ship if and when you're ready to gamble.
  3. The casino will be open every day but will close when its near the port; for exact hours look up the Eclipse dailies
  4. If this ship does seven day itineraries, it makes a lot of sense to sail-away every Sunday. I don't know how it works with Johnny Rockets now, do they working exclusively for Johnny Rockets or can ship assign them to other tasks?
  5. Wouldn't it have to be a port working? I'd imagine tagged port valet bags aren't just sitting around.
  6. Very fair points; there's definitely the contributing factor that it's usually spiny lobster.
  7. Received a text and email that nothing was found from my lost and found claim and heard nothing from the RCCL rep who emailed me. I didn’t get travel insurance and the credit card situation isn’t looking good. The kicker is that bags inc said the suitcase was never scanned so I don’t know if that helps my case at all. Anyone happen to know the process with how scanning works in Seattle? Would celebrity scan the bag at all before off loading it at the port?
  8. I emailed the lost luggage dept at rccl (found their email address on here); they replied: "I emailed our ground handler in Seattle." So perhaps this will increase my odds of them finding it.
  9. Sous Vide can make some of the best tasting food out there (if for no other reason than they can't under/cook it) and is perfect for an active kitchen as it saves a lot of time. Wonder why they don't use it more?
  10. If you didn't know you can order multiple items including entrees; the lobster or even the Chateaubriand isn't very big.
  11. Fun fact, Lobsters will keep growing indefinitely over their potentially long lifetimes, but their hard shells don't. Once a year, every adult lobster wiggles out of its old shell and forms a new shell that it puffs up with water into a larger size that it'll eventually grow into. So there's hard shell lobster and soft shell lobster, generally the soft shell lobster will have the superior taste.
  12. Have somewhat of an unique situation with a lost bag. I get that often what can happen is someone grabs the wrong back by mistake but here’s what happened to me. I did the port valet service (bag should go from ship to port valet to the airport, I put the tag on and as I was putting my bag out of my cabin, there were porters right there so I actually saw one take it. After I landed and saw my bag wasn’t on the baggage carousel after it stopped I checked the status online and it said “There are no updates on your order at this time, Please contact Bags Customer Service” I call Bags Inc and they state the baggage tag was NEVER scanned so I should contact celebrity and the reps best guess is that it’s still on the ship. I call celebrity and they said all I can do is file a lost and found claim, which I did that day. I haven’t received any updated communication, I called them again today and they said the item has still not been found. I suppose when the ship disembarks on its next sailing this Friday it could pop up again, but if it doesn’t, what recourse will I have? Are there any other avenues I should take beyond the lost the found claim?
  13. The reference to the Vegas pool party crowd seems very accurate. A lot of people don't know that a lot of the top Vegas pool parties can be $50+ to get in, beer and mixed drinks at NFL stadium prices while Cabanas start at $1000. It's no surprise that the Hard Rock casino will eventually become a Virgin Hotel and many predict its nightclub and pool parties to be the next Vegas hot spot despite it being off strip. The Vegas Hotel and Voyage ship could have all sorts of cross-offers. The affluent person who wants to be seen at the top Vegas venues isn't the typical Celebrity or even cruise customer. As far as changes to Celebrity/cruise industry, I think the one thing to watch is 20+ dining venues without a buffet.
  14. I haven't tried bringing wine in a check-in on X but I had a slightly different experience on two other lines. In both cases they delivered my checked in luggage to the cabin late, there a was a piece of paper that said my alcohol was confiscated and gave a time frame of when to visit the naughty room. In the naughty room they asked if I wanted to pay the corkage fee, I said I wanted to consume it in the room and I got it back. In summary, wine in a check in could mean, someone going through your bag, receiving that bag late and having to report to the naughty room at a possibly inconvenient time all of which could be avoided had you carried it on.
  15. I used the port luggage valet and never received my bag, tracking it makes it appear my bag was never scanned. Luggage valet says to deal with X since it was never scanned. X just had me do a lost and found claim although the bag does have a tag on it, they said if they find it I have to pay the shipping. I also saw there was a lost baggage email address which I sent. Lesson learned because I didn't even need the service, I did it so I could skip the baggage drop at ticketing. I will be doing a mini review and provide some tips.
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