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⭐Live Allure TA 🚢 March 1, 2020 - Time to rub the lamp 🧞

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6 minutes ago, #55worktoplay said:

Oh that explains it.  Hawaii is on our bucket list. Will you be doing a “Live”.

 

Most probably want the life of Bella, John and Laura😀


A preverbial land adventure.... surfing, snorkelling, helicopter tour, turtle swimming, outrigger canoe and eating. Scopes, YouTube videos but no Live.
 

To get this back on topic, John will you have scopes on this adventure?

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Just now, A&L_Ont said:


A preverbial land adventure.... surfing, snorkelling, helicopter tour, turtle swimming, outrigger canoe and eating. Scopes, YouTube videos but no Live.
 

To get this back on topic, John will you have scopes on this adventure?

 

I'm going to try. Haven't done one is several years. I think back when Freedom was in PC

 

I think I'm @JohnandLala

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8 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I found this on one of the tracking sites. It shows going by the Azores, and the App mimics that position

 


Great Circle route.  Shortest.  No surprise.  

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42 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:

Another 12” on top of the last 2 days worth of snow. More today. UGH.  With no cruise in March this year we are living vicariously through you. 

 

Staring out my patio window and having the exact same thoughts right now!  UGH describes it perfectly.  14 more days till we get out of the cold north but sad that there is no @A&L_Ont live blog this March.

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I’m so excited to follow along! We’ve had 1BR Aqua Theater suites twice. Really enjoyed them. Great for watching Aqua shows and other events. 

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Count me in!

 

Edited by 3CatsInMA
Tried unsuccessfully to post a gif from my phone :-)

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Possibly the last of my background pictures.

 

This one says it all 😁

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Well, actually it doesn't mention Prime in Club Royale.

That will come in handy to get me some Genie tip money.

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Stole this from @MrFunInTheSun

I'll leave it with Bella's sitter

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She's pretty adept with a Smartphone 

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Edited by John&LaLa

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1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

Possibly the last of my background pictures.

 

This one says it all 😁

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Stole this from @MrFunInTheSun

I'll leave it with Bella's sitter

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She's pretty adept with a Smartphone 

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IADL----- It's A Dogs Life.

Wow Bella is phone savvy as well as cute and loveable.

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Our bar hopping map

 

Name deck Location
Blaze 4 Forward
Jazz On 4 4 Forward
Casino Bar 4 Midship
Boleros 5 Forward
On Air 5 Forward
Starbucks 5 Forward
Bow & Stern Pub 5 Midship
Rising Tide 5 Midship
Champagne Bar 5 Aft
Sabor Bar 6 Aft
Schooner Bar 6 Aft
Trellis Bar 8 Midship
Vintages 8 Midship
Dazzles 8 Aft
     
Pool Bar 15 Midship
Sand Bar 15 Midship
Solarium Bar 16 Forward
Mast Bar 16 Midship
Sky Bar 16 Midship
Wipe Out Bar 16 Aft
Sun Deck Bar 17 Forward
Suite Lounge 17

Aft

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And our dining adventures

 

Name deck Location
American Icon 3 Aft
Izumi Hibachi 4 Midship
Izumi Sushi 4 Midship
Café Promenade 5 Midship
Sorrento's 5 Midship
Vitality Café 6 Forward
Dog House 6 Aft
Johnny Rocket's 6 Aft
Sabor 6 Aft
150 Central Park 8 Midship
Chop's   8 Midship
Giovanni's 8 Midship
Park Café 8 Midship
Vintages 8 Midship
Chef's Table 12 Aft
Samba 15 Forward
Solarium Bistro 15 Forward
Wipe Out Café 15 Aft
WindJammer 16 Aft
Coastal Kitchen 17 Aft

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Let's talk about the Genie pre cruise experience now.

 

From the Web site.

 

All guests booked in a Star suite will receive:

Six weeks before sailing: The Royal Genie will contact the guest and ask them to complete an important survey about the guests’ preferences. Based off the information provided, the Royal Genie will begin preparations to personalize your vacation accordingly.

Approximately four weeks before:  Your Royal Genie will contact you via email in order to finalize the details of your vacation.

One week before sailing:  Your Royal Genie will email you a link to begin using Loop, a web-based messaging service–this exclusive Star messaging tool allows fast, easy and convenient communication between you and your Royal Genie. Loop will be available from point of registration until four days after your cruise.

The Royal Genie is the ultimate insider, crafting exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences, all designed around the Star suite guest. The Royal Genie does not just tend to the Star guest’s suite — they make the entire ship their suite, creating personalized VIP experiences tailored to the guest’s exact tastes.

 

Royal Genie Services exclusive for Star guests:

 

Royal Genie Escort and Expedited Luggage Handling on Day of Boarding and Final Departure

Arranges Prime Seating in Select Entertainment Venues

Provides Dining and Beverage Recommendations and Manages Reservations

Coordinates Shopping in Onboard Luxury Brand Boutiques

Plans Special Celebrations for Personal Events

Handles Special Requests

And much more…

Edited by John&LaLa

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1 hour ago, A&L_Ont said:

Your view beats ours this morning. Another 12” on top of the last 2 days worth of snow. More today. UGH.  With no cruise in March this year we are living vicariously through you. 
 

Lucy wishing she had the life Bella. 

 

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And I was unhappy with our 2 inches on the grass this morning! Jana doesn’t like finding a spot to do her business. She would also like to live the Bella life. 

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Pre Cruise Genie experience cont...

 

So, we're six weeks out and I start looking fro my survey.  Nothin.

 

I then call C&A and let them know I haven't received it. Keep in mind, this is our first and maybe only STAR class experience. I'm just a wee bit excited.  I was very nice and asked them to look into it.  

 

Another week goes by, now I'm annoyed.

 

So I call again, they take my info and say a resolutions mgr will take care of it.  Nothin.

But this time I have a name of the manager.😉

Call back 5 days later. Same run around. Ask to speak to the mgr that was supposed to call me 5 days ago.

We chatted, he apologized and would ask again. He has been told they have emailed me the link to the survey. I respectfully said that was unacceptable and I would email him and then he could just reply to me. I got all day.

 

Eventually it worked out, I got the survey link at the 30 day mark. I filled it out. (I'll attach the questionnaire in the next post)

As soon as I hit submit, I got an auto generated email from my Genie. Jay. 

That was promising. I have been chatting with him several times since.  I am trying to be respectful of his current guests.

Hopefully I'm not to much of a burden pre cruise.

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The STAR Class questionnaire.

 

Please help us begin to get to know you by answering the following questions:

1. The names of others traveling with you, both in your suite and in other suites and cabins (please remember that only guests traveling within Star suites are entitled to Star benefits and Royal Genie services):

2. The names by which you and the members of your party wish to be addressed:

3. Over half of our guests onboard are celebrating something--are you celebrating anything?  If you are, what can we do to help make this celebration memorable?

4. Are there any morning rules that we should know about?

5. What interests do you and your party have in common?

6. Are you more of a morning person or "night owl"?

7. What would constitute a "perfect" day for you?

8. What refreshment do you enjoy throughout the day? What about a “go-to” beverage when celebrating?

9. What are your culinary delights and loves—for meals, snacks and “comfort food”? What foods do you dislike? Do you prefer to dine earlier or later in the evening?

10. Is there something you have dreamed of doing for a long time?

11. Complete this sentence: “The hardest I ever laughed was when…”

12. If you could invite 3 people—famous or infamous--throughout history for a dinner party, whom would you invite?

13. If you could only bring three things with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

14. What are some of your favorite things? For example: movies, books, bands, composers, travel destinations, sport teams, designers, museums, etc.

15. Please sum up your philosophy of Life in a sentence or two.

16. How can we make your experience onboard amazing?

17. Is there anything else you would like for us to be aware of?

 

I'm not going to include my answers😇

 

 

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And here is the STAR Class ammenities list. 

 

STAR

Exclusive Access to Royal Genie Service

All Day Access to Coastal Kitchen

Complimentary Specialty Restaurants  (including Chef’s Table and à la carte dining)

Complimentary Deluxe Beverage Package (for guests 21 years or older)

Complimentary Refreshment Package (for guests under 21 years)

Still and Sparkling Water Replenished Daily

Complimentary Gratuities

Complimentary VOOM**, The Fastest Internet at Sea

Expedited Boarding and Departure

Best Seats in the House in Select Entertainment Venues

Priority Entrance to Many Onboard Activities

Suite Lounge Access (complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails each evening)

Access to Suite Sun Deck

Exclusive Access to the Barefoot Beach Club at our Private Destination Labadee

Complimentary Minibar stocked with Coca-Cola® Beverages and Water

Complimentary Laundry and Pressing Services

Duxiana® Mattress and Pillows

Frette® Linens

Luxury Bathroom Amenities by L’Occitane®

Spa Bathrobes for Use Onboard

Coffee Maker

 

FWIW, some of this stuff we get as Pinnacle Club members anyway

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3 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Our 2021 Harmony return is 14 days, and still only has one stop. But it comes further north. 👍

We will be bringing Allure back to the US in November, and will be with you on the Harmony 10/31/2021 voyage.

 

I was trying to find a way to take 9330 off your hands, but couldn't do it. The timing was a little off. 

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We had 8330 on Oasis in 2018. It was a 35th Anniversary + Retirement Celebration cruise, plus my grandson's birthday. And we did have 8 in there...ages 50+, 50+, 45, 31, 21, 20, 6, 1 .It was cozy, but well worth it.

 

Here are a few pictures. The genie did all of the decorating...

 

The picture looking at the rock wall was obviously before they added the purple abomination... a view that no longer exists. John, enjoy your view before it disappears.....

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

2. The names by which you and the members of your party wish to be addressed:

I like this. "King John"? "Senator John"? "Your Royal Highness"?

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33 minutes ago, mac_tlc said:

We will be bringing Allure back to the US in November, and will be with you on the Harmony 10/31/2021 voyage.

 

I was trying to find a way to take 9330 off your hands, but couldn't do it. The timing was a little off. 

We also will be on board Allure bringing her back to the US from Barcelona on a November 1 departure- so looking forward to some warmer weather.

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2 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

She's pretty adept with a Smartphone 

Other than color, she looks a lot like my Lacey-bug.  Lacey is a Silky, Bella looks to be a Westie.  Bella is beyond adorable 🥰

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30 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

I like this. "King John"? "Senator John"? "Your Royal Highness"?

 

My Liege?

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1 hour ago, Sea Dog said:

I like this. "King John"? "Senator John"? "Your Royal Highness"?

 

It's been Sir John so far.

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