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12 hours ago, Mary&Jim said:

We just got home yesterday from a b2b on the Independence. The DL was fine the first week,  but the second week we experienced major overcrowding. The overflow area (Viking) was not available because a large group, Total Travel, was on board and booked the Viking most evenings. Funny thing happened one evening. We usually go to the DL about 5pm. Well one evening when we went,  the group was in the Viking, but only about a third of the room was being used. The DL was packed and it was raining, so the outside seating area could not be used. When we tried to sit in the Viking near the DL door, one of the group leaders came over to tell us to leave. Lots of seats were available for their group and as we pointed out to her, we were not taking seats from anybody, nor drinking their drinks or eating their snack. We would gladly give up the seats if they were needed by her group. Her response was that she did not want us to listen to the band that her group hired for the evening! I guess she did not notice the wall to the DL is open at the top.

 

FYI - The concierge said there was nothing she could do because the group would not move to a smaller room. The CL was off limits to the Diamond and diamond + cruisers. She did suggest we come back after everyone in the DL leaves for dinner!

 

I know we can go to the other lounges around the ship and this was not a big deal for us, just wanted to share the story.

 

Great cruise over all!

 

Mary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quite common with group bookings, though don't usually see them take over the VCL.  On Oasis, seems many times some group has taken over Blaze, which normally serves as an overflow for the DL.  No overflow when they do that. They also took over the whole Solarium Cafe for meals...which is usually a favorite for us.  The year before, the same group took over Wipeout Cafe.  

 

Bummer when the groups keep us from venues we enjoy.  😞 

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11 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I like to think I'm funny, but I know a few members have blocked me

 

I would never block you John...IMHO...you actually ARE witty and funny.  I enjoy your posts.  🙂 

The ones I have to block are negative and attack fellow CC members.  They must live a miserable life.  

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9 hours ago, Bailey & Sophie said:

I'd never block you, just because of Bella. Third cutest dog in the world after my Bailey and Sophie.

 

Pictures please!!!  🙂 

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26 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I may start one tomorrow on Oasis

 

Have a fantabulous cruise tomorrow John and Laura!  We have to wait until you disembark to board, unless you two are doing a B2B?  

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43 minutes ago, island lady said:

 

Have a fantabulous cruise tomorrow John and Laura!  We have to wait until you disembark to board, unless you two are doing a B2B?  

 

Sorry, one and done.

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2 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Sorry, one and done.

 

Still miss Ecko, but Dean and Philip in the SL were great bartenders.  We started making a habit of stopping up there for a wine and beer around 3 pm.  Very relaxing, and usually quite empty at that time.  Enjoy!  🙂 

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5 hours ago, island lady said:

 

Pictures please!!!  🙂 

Hopefully this will work. I have never done this before.

Bailey on the top; Sophie on the bottom.

 

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1 hour ago, Bailey & Sophie said:

Hopefully this will work. I have never done this before.

Bailey on the top; Sophie on the bottom.

 

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Awww...thanks for posting.  You did a great job of it!...sweeeet babies!!  🙂 

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1 hour ago, Bailey & Sophie said:

Hopefully this will work. I have never done this before.

Bailey on the top; Sophie on the bottom.

 

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Lovely photos.

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7 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I may start one tomorrow on Oasis

Hope you both have a great cruise.

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Recently on Freedom and was never checked to be sure we were D.  It also was never crowded.  You did have to use you card to unlock the door which maybe wouldn’t unlock unless you were D.  I’d prefer unlimited drinks on my sea pass each evening as opposed to going to the lounge. 😜

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3 hours ago, Thorben-Hendrik said:

Live from a window seat in CK? 🤔😁

 

Absolutely,  all week long

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13 hours ago, fridaythe13th said:

Recently on Freedom and was never checked to be sure we were D.  It also was never crowded.  You did have to use you card to unlock the door which maybe wouldn’t unlock unless you were D.  I’d prefer unlimited drinks on my sea pass each evening as opposed to going to the lounge. 😜

 

Then there you go....the choice is yours to make.  You are not required to go into the DL once you turn D.  You have three complimentary drinks a night per person each evening in any lounge you choose.  Your plan saves seats for those that would like them...we thank you...choice is good.  😉 

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10 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Absolutely,  all week long

 

I see the lady O sitting at the pier on web cam right now.  Ahhh...keep those seats warm for us and have a great time!  

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1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

Is it foggy up there?

 

Not on the web cam...and quite clear with brilliant blue sky here in "the swamp".   🙂 

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On 2/16/2019 at 2:47 PM, island lady said:

 

Awww...thanks for posting.  You did a great job of it!...sweeeet babies!!  🙂 

Thank you. They look so innocent here....

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Cute puppies, Norwich or Norfolk, I always get it confused, I think Norfork have folded ears, so Norwich?

 

jc

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