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    Katy, Texas
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    Christmas lights
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCL, Celebrity, Princess, Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska, Tahiti,New Zeland, Australia

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  1. What miracle are they going to pull from the rabbits hat in two weeks duration? The essence of thought is in the bottom of the glass. Two BtB cancelled twice now. Round two begins with chaos once more. Not fair to travel agents to go thru this hoop la as well us customers having cash tied up in RCL storage. Let's see what RCL comes out with this time? Another 125% or do they think we are slow learners?
  2. Just passing on. Not a very well thought out group. Extending 2 weeks? Poor Poor Planning. This Order shall remain in effect
  3. Previously you could go online to select your entertainment once you were paid and within 90 days of departure. When going online now their are no options and only a message to book once onboard. I can read this a number of ways with one being the cruise line does not have staff and or entertainers scheduled. Without entertainers committed to return on board they have elected to differ any mention of which shows with return. We so looked forward to the entertainment on Symphony and now question that we will get what we have paid for. Should the cruise line fail to deliver on a full and complete entertainment line up as advertised there will be some serious repercussions from cruisers. Has anyone else come across this on there bookings with departures after Sept 15th?. Ours is set for Sept 19th.
  4. Can you still rent a tux on Symphony? If so do you wait until on ship to order?
  5. You should be able to apply the credits as needed. Think of them as coupons.
  6. Realistic Optimistic but not Pessimistic How many cruisers are from Florida? That is not to issue nor the determining factor. None of us know what RCL has done to schedule crews so anyone stating such is a liar. Half the excitement in cruising is the anticipation and planning for your adventure. Be patient, prayerful and let the chips role. No one can steal that from you. Best of wellness and Happy Cruising whenever in collides. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. Can you bring 4 bottles of wine when you board BTB? Assume they hold 2 bottles back and deliver to your room when the second cruise begins?
  8. My Travel Agent informed me this afternoon that these FCC delayed to first week of June. Hope so as Next cruise payment mid June Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  9. Now that some of the Future OBC's have arrived prices just went up. That extra 25% disappeared before I could get the certificates printed. The question is::: when you book your on board charges with a FOBC certificate, and by some miracle prices went down the normal educated route would be to cancel the charges and re-book. Original charge goes back to your card and new payment at the lower price, done, money saved. If your using FOBC and cancel you will loose out. Will there be anyway to cancel, wait for the charges to show back up in your FOBC account, and then re-book at the lower miracle rate?
  10. Not that many 14 days cruises in Caribbean, so consider doing BTB. One eastern Caribbean one western. Great way to see most of it. Check islands visited and that they match family goals. You might be able to find both that go to CocoCay and or at least one with the other to Labadee. Probably easier to fly to Miami than Orlando from Ireland, thus search ships departure from Miami.
  11. Does a FCC show up in cruise planner? If you ever get it how do you apply it to a new cruise that is secured with new deposit?
  12. I called RCL asking when OBC would post from cancelled cruise and they guesstimated 60 days. It's been 30 days already. Bummer. Last thing I need is more OBC.
  13. How do you purchase a new beverage package with OBC when you are waiting on OBC for future cruise? We elected to take the future 125% OBC for purchases on cancelled cruise. Do you have to call some number to get them to apply it to your statement. I will loose out on the 125% if I just book it without the existing credit plus be out more money. We should be sailing now and our cruise was cancelled in the first wave. Suggestions?
  14. We were able to upgrade thru travel agent at no additional cost and keep OBC. Within 24 hours RCL sent email that cancelled our bid which we had made for an upgrade. Worked out well. We never could see a room available on RCL site but did on our travel agents so we called and they made it happen. We’re able to print new boarding passes and luggage tags within 24 hours as well.
  15. The ship you are on and level of service you receive are not directly linked. We have been in CS and RS and enjoyed the level of service on the CS over the RS due to ship and management. Eclipse was awful, Luminare service and food below par. Solstice CS was fantastic trip for 18 days from Hawaii to Australia. On a longer cruise which is port intensive that goes to multiple countries which require passports to be validated having a butler to take care of this was nice. The RS has a dining table for 6 and if you like to eat in your room, a very nice upgrade from CS. The bathroom in CS has two doors and is small. RS bath is huge and very nice. Large balcony on RS with the tub is nice, but based on your route, time of year, may not be that big a deal. Service throughout the ship does not improve having a RS. I think if anything it goes down once they know your room. A great room on poorly managed ship does not make the trip. Great service with nice room will make you a happy camper. There are no assurances respective to the service you will receive or fail to receive. If you can afford to spurge on the RS the space, layout is superior to CS. You pay for the extras in your ticket price for the dining, drink package, internet etc. within the RS booking. We had a better boarding experience in Hawaii with the CS than in Miami with the RS hands down. They did not offer anything special in Miami. If your trip has tender ports there are some advantages with either of these suites to getting off the ship via going down to Michael's for an escort as well. We found eating in Blu on Eclipse was much better than Luminare. Service, managment and food was superior in Blu to Luminare. Soltice was a better run ship and we found great service throughout. It may be different tomorrow, but that's part of the experience of cruising. Take the good, and relish the moment.
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