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    Eastern Carribean

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  1. I've been getting a lot of "stay on topic" wrist slaps lately. We can only talk about cruising so much before it gets old. Every once in a while I would like to know something personal about someone so I'll ask a specific question. I guess it just ticks a certain few folks off. Just so they know, I don't care. It doesn't pertain to them so why even comment?? In other words, I've been blocked and/or put in time out before, I don't take it personal cause I consider the source. I'm sure some folks are stuck at home and it's starting to wear on them......thank goodness that's not happening to me. As far as CL/SL........can't wait to enjoy CK in the early months of 2021! PS......for those that want to add "stay on topic", no worries, I'll be taken some time away. It's gotten real busy at the hospital.......so sad.
  2. I hope it works out for all of us. I’m sure we all need a cruise. I appreciate all you bring to the forums. Stay safe. Bill
  3. When our casino comp (with upgrade) cruise got cancelled for August, I called casino folks (make sure you get someone from Oregon) and moved it from August to 2/21/21, since end of Feb was last date. I then was able to move our Prime certificates (which now was extended to March 2022) which I originally booked for 2/21/21 to Nov 2021. It really isn’t a true lift & shift but more of a “take advantage of RCCL dates”. But yes, it was also luck. 😁
  4. We sailed her twice. Honestly, I have to look back to the dates, but really enjoyed those cruises. There was a DR Manager named Mario, very tall dude with a wing span that was wild. He danced like a big bird, flapping his wings! 😂 We called the dance, the “Mario”!! Never can forget that guy, nor Carmen on Dolphin IV. wish I can say more, but I’m on double secret probation from TBA.
  5. Exactly! ps...Martin County, Stuart FL. 😂 I got blocked again.
  6. Sorry for the long response, but you would get this email....you just click on the choice you want and wait for the refund, FCC or H$$$ freezes over, which ever comes first. 🙂 "Stated as sort of a jest" Anyway, not sure it answers your specific question...... ABOUT YOUR UPCOMING TRAVELS Dear Guest, We hope this email finds you healthy and safe and that with each passing day, we are closer to getting back to a more regular day-to-day. While this is like nothing any of us have ever experienced, we continue to evaluate how it impacts our upcoming sailings and our return to service. After consulting with our partners at Cruise Lines International Association and in conjunction with the CDC, we’ve now extended our global suspension through September 15th, 2020 and plan to set sail on September 16th, 2020 for most of our fleet. Unfortunately this means, your sailing will be cancelled. While we all wish we were cruising, we do have some options for you, including an option that has been very well received by our guests, as it provides a little something extra to use once we all start cruising again! Here are your options: 1. 125% Future Cruise Credit: We’re providing you with a 125% Future Cruise Credit to re-book a new cruise by December 31, 2021 for sailings departing on or before April 30th, 2022. This amount will be based on your total cruise fare paid. And, we’re giving you a little extra, knowing that this is such a unique circumstance. We will automatically issue you your Future Cruise Credit by July 31st, 2020 via email. So, there’s nothing for you to do! Taxes & fees and any RoyalUp upgrades will be automatically refunded. Current refund processing is around 45 days. We are working as quickly as possible and we appreciate your patience. Please note: If you opted into the Cruise with Confidence 100% Future Cruise Credit, this offer does not apply. And, if you previously used a Future Cruise Certificate, you’ll receive a new Future Cruise Certificate. This will be for 125% of any new monies paid on this sailing, plus the reactivated value of your original certificate at 100% of its value, with an expiration date of December 31, 2021 and a sail by date of April 30, 2022. If you were already impacted by a sailing that was previously cancelled due to a global suspension and paid additional monies on a new booking within this extended suspension period, you are still able to opt in to refund one or both cancelled bookings via the process below. 2. Lift and Shift: If you prefer to move your existing booking to a 2021 sailing - we’re happy to move you! We’ll price protect the original pricing and/or promotion on the same itinerary, length, product, and stateroom category as your original sailing within 4 weeks (before or after) of the original sail date in 2021. For example, if you are moving from a July 30, 2020 sailing, you must move to a sailing that is the same itinerary, length, and stateroom category, and the sail date should be between June 30, 2021 - August 30, 2021. Please contact your Travel Advisor or call us by July 10th to move to a new sailing. If we don’t hear from you, we will automatically issue you a Future Cruise Credit. 3. 100% Refund: Or, if you prefer a full refund, which is a lower value than the future cruise credit offer above, we’re happy to process this for you. Given how fluid this situation is, and the opportunity to use the extra credit being offered, you have until December 31, 2020 - to request a refund and deactivate your certificate.  Please contact us to start the refund process, forfeiting the higher value of your 125% Future Cruise Credit. To avoid waiting on the phone to cancel, click here and we will get the refund process started for you. Note: Please know, once we receive your refund request, we unfortunately won’t be able to accept an FCC request if you change your mind. We’ll then deactivate your Future Cruise Credit and process your refund to your original form(s) of payment, which will include any non-refundable deposits. You can expect to receive your refund 45 days after you submit your refund request. Please note: If you used a Cruise with Confidence certificate on this sailing, and you request a refund instead, we’ll refund any NEW funds paid above the certificate amount, and we’ll reinstate your original Cruise with Confidence certificate. And, a special option for those that also purchased Cruise Planner Items… You can opt-in to receive an Onboard Credit in the value of 125% of the total Cruise Planner purchases on your reservation. Click here by July 10th, 2020 to request your higher value credit and we’ll email you your credit by July 31st, 2020. If we don’t hear from you on or before July 10th, 2020, your Cruise Planner purchases will be automatically refunded. You’ll receive your refund within 45 days of your booking’s cancellation. We are working as quickly as possible and we appreciate your patience during these unprecedented times. Also, if you opt for a cruise fare refund or for Lift and Shift, you are not be eligible for this Cruise Planner Onboard Credit offer. Questions about how the Cruise Planner credit? Click here for more details. Guests with air or hotel booked… Refundable air or hotel accommodations purchased through Royal Caribbean will be automatically refunded to you within 45 days after we process the cancellation. If you booked non-refundable air through Royal Caribbean or booked on your own, please contact the service provider directly for your options with them. If you have any questions, please contact your Travel Advisor immediately or contact us at: 1 800 754 500 in Australia 0344 493 4005 in the U.K. 1 866 562 7625 in the U.S. or Canada All other countries, please visit http://www.royalcaribbean.com/contactus for your local Royal Caribbean International office phone number. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and continued loyalty. We will all come out of this stronger than ever. Stay healthy and safe. We miss our guests and we’ll be ready to welcome you back soon. Sincerely,
  7. You're right Pat! You know it's not my way of living!! 🙂 Hopefully we can get back at it in Nov! or Feb, or April, or May, or Aug, or Nov, etc, etc....
  8. I hear ya.....been a member since '04, tried to have a bit of fun when I post. I know now to keep everything on a serious tone..... 😉
  9. Cruised Dolphin IV back in the mid 90's. Carmen, the Casino Manager, would have my seat saved at the Five Card Poker table every night. I believe there were only 900+/- passengers on board. After that cruise, my DW said no more for that cruise line. Ha! After that, we cruised Majesty Cruise Line on the Royal Majesty. A little fancier than Dolphin but not much bigger. I actually enjoyed that ship. Oops, on a tangent, sorry.....
  10. Are we that serious about this? I actually thought this was all in jest.....my bad.
  11. Can we add what I play in the casino? Not actually if I win, just what I play. 😉
  12. The problem with some of the cabins on the Norway was that the room was L shaped. No way to move beds together. Plus, the hallways ran from center of ship to outside. Really strange, but cool....
  13. Now that was a crazy ship! Our cabin was L shaped and the beds could not be combined. Plus, smoking was allowed in the cabins. Had to walk past a cloud of smoke every time walking to the room. Ha! Laid out by the Aft pool, thought I was getting a great tan. Ended up being the soot from the smoke stacks. Lol! Beautiful teak everywhere.....although, due to size, had to Tender into every Port.....
  14. I think 109sqft for interior and 120 for oceanview......I do remember in early 90's you could go into the shop the sells alcohol, buy a bottle and take it with you if you paid 10% upcharge. We would get an Absolut Vodka, pay the 10% upcharge, then give our cabin steward $20 to keep us stocked with OJ. What a great deal! Would sit by the pool all day drinking screwdrivers.......wait, I'm starting to figure out why my liver has a dislike for me. Ha!
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