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  1. If the person didn't shut it, he got what he deserved. It should be up to the individual, just like at home.
  2. That’s not a true match. The value of the things you buy with the obc less than 20% of what the actually cost in the real world. Think of what they charge for drinks, souvenirs, etc. No thanks.
  3. The whole Yacht Club Suite experience on the Seaside. We’ve done two 14 day Caribbean cruises, and they’ve been two of our best cruises, including the 44 others we’ve taken on the other lines such as Celebrity, RCL, Princess, Norwegian, and HAL.
  4. I'm not sure but I think all passengers have to be on board 1 1/2 or 2 hours before sail off. That would put the must drill at 5 or 5:30 so you should be ok.
  5. We did this tour in August and the HOHO trolley didn't stop in front of the conservatory, it stopped at least a ten minute walk from it.
  6. There are boards throughout the ship. We didn't have the tracker ones, but I do remember there is one by the casino. There is an option for tracking. You hold you bracelet up to the designated area, and it shows the locations of all the other people associated with your group. I don't know if everybody in the group needs the tracking feature or not. If not, it just means the ones without the feature can't do any tracking.
  7. They must have changed their philosophy, Years ago I tried calling them when I found a better deal and was told, on several occasions, the price you see is the price you get. If I was a travel agent and found a cruise line was undercutting me, it would be a cold day in Hades, before I would push their product. Last I saw, over 66% of cruises were booked through travel agents.
  8. We were on the Seaside, in a YC suite, in October, and were told by the captain that there would be a ship that would be 100% Yacht Club debuting in the next few years.
  9. I agree 100%, couldn’t have said it better myself.
  10. So what do you believe, the daily program given now on the ship, or something picked off their wonderful website ??
  11. The time quoted is the dinner hours and no mention of JS anywhere, it says Grand Suites and above only.
  12. Everybody has a different definition of what a excellent deal is to them. Those two you cited don't even qualify as an acceptable deal to us. To each his own. Our last excellent deal was in October, 14 day Caribbean on MSC Seaside in a Yacht Club Deluxe Suite for $5,300 per couple that included every perk except prepaid gratuities. $12.50 p.p. per day came to $350 but $300 of that was covered by the $300 obc the t.a. gave us. This was the best cruise, out of 46, that we've ever taken with 24 of them being on Celebrity.
  13. You are paying a obscene high price, you have every right to expect a product worthy of it. Excuses doesn’t make up for a K-mart product sold at a Sax Fifth Avenue price. If people are silly enough to pay it, they deserve what they get.
  14. Our last transatlantic was in April 2016 on the Silhouette. We booked six weeks out and paid about $58 p.p. per day for a 1A balcony. This included all taxes and fees plus some of the gratuities as the amount from the ta didn’t cover all of it. We are Elite Plus so the 240 minutes of internet we got was more than enough. Also since we aren’t big drinkers, the loyalty drinks, plus the bloody Marys at the elite breakfast, and the free specialty coffee drinks were more than enough. At the current pricing, transatlantics isn’t on the radar, six times is probably enough.
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