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Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 14th, 2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By Scotty G
For what it's worth. The Master of the Ship...

For what it's worth. The Master of the Ship (Captain) decides if anchoring at Coco Cay is safe. The RCI Island Manager runs the tender program and decides if tender operations are safe or not. Either...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 13th, 2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Scotty G
Here is the Customs answer: "For example, a...

Here is the Customs answer:

"For example, a returning resident is eligible for the $800 duty-free personal exemption every 31 days, having remained for no less than 48 hours beyond the territorial...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 13th, 2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Scotty G
What I said is factually correct. I believe Erky...

What I said is factually correct. I believe Erky gets off Explorer the day Leigh gets back. I just checked my calendar as I thought it was the end of the month - my apologies to the OP.

This is a...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 12th, 2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,816
Posted By Scotty G
The norm is the amount that RCI stipulates in...

The norm is the amount that RCI stipulates in their gratuity policy. They will take that in prepaid gratuities or on a daily basis from your sea pass account while at sea.

The cabin steward gets...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 12th, 2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,233
Posted By Scotty G
If you receive bad service immediatley report it...

If you receive bad service immediatley report it to the Headwaiter. If that fails report it to the Dining Room Manager. Everyone has a boss and they all live on the ship. The Hotel Director is the...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 12th, 2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Scotty G
The Cruise Director is responsible for all the...

The Cruise Director is responsible for all the entertainment on the ship. Several key folks are leaving Explorer just before she heads to drydock so no telling what it will be like.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 12th, 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Scotty G
No, he leaves the end of Feb. Staying here...

No, he leaves the end of Feb. Staying here locally for a few weeks to get more flight time then off to Europe.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 12th, 2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Scotty G
Actually Erky became the cruise director today...

Actually Erky became the cruise director today and will be in the position until he leaves before drydock. He is completing his required flight hours prior to going to Europe to study for his...
Forum: Bahamas February 12th, 2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Scotty G
We have cruised to Nassau many times. I am a...

We have cruised to Nassau many times. I am a retired federal LE officer and have never seen any events that would cause me to think Nassau was any more dangerous than and other small urban...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 11th, 2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Scotty G
I usually carry a few singles for extra tips but...

I usually carry a few singles for extra tips but the receipt makes it easier to do so. Sounds like the practice is not standard.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 11th, 2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,675
Posted By Scotty G
I know that on Freedom OTS and some other RCI...

I know that on Freedom OTS and some other RCI ships the Windjammer manager makes frequent announcements regarding making room for new arrivals. There are always the discourtious few who regard the WJ...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 11th, 2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Scotty G
Just curious, why does it matter?

Just curious, why does it matter?
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 10th, 2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By Scotty G
The answer is closer to $18 based on feedback I...

The answer is closer to $18 based on feedback I got from someone high in the food chain.
The thread has gotten a little off track from the original question but with 22 ships in the fleet and being...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 10th, 2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By Scotty G
Simple answer is that RCI does this occasionally...

Simple answer is that RCI does this occasionally to eliminate Coco Cay scheduling conflicts. It has only been reversed once on our many trips to Coco Cay.

Please note that I am not talking about...
Forum: Cozumel February 10th, 2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Scotty G
The sea front by the Money Bar is where many...

The sea front by the Money Bar is where many excursions go. There is no cover for use of the facilities if you are using the bar/restaurant!

http://moneybarbeachclub.com/index.htm
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 9th, 2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,523
Posted By Scotty G
Nassau, The Bahamas

Nassau, The Bahamas
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 9th, 2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Scotty G
One of their options would be to follow its...

One of their options would be to follow its sister company's lead and do this:

http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=6095

The Quantum class is pretty much a modified Celebrity Solstice...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 5th, 2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,970
Views: 190,189
Posted By Scotty G
Two things that did not happen per my input. The...

Two things that did not happen per my input. The Cupcake Cupboard did not close and the CL was kept on deck 10. The DL stayed as it was.
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 4th, 2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Scotty G
Great to see that all the Sovereign class ships...

Great to see that all the Sovereign class ships will be together at Pullmantur :)
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 3rd, 2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By Scotty G
There are two Pancho's Backyard restaurants in...

There are two Pancho's Backyard restaurants in Cozumel. The original is in town and the other is at the Carnival pier. It can be seen in the picture provided by BillOh above.

It is at the water...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 3rd, 2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By Scotty G
The picture above says it all - thanks BillOh....

The picture above says it all - thanks BillOh. Getting a taxi at the International pier means standing in line for the taxi. Can be a slight wait.
We have gone to the Money Bar and it has the best...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 3rd, 2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Scotty G
The rule of thumb I have gotten from Concierges I...

The rule of thumb I have gotten from Concierges I know is to wait until a week before your cruise to email them.

Reason being that during a given cruise the Concierge is catering to the current...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 3rd, 2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By Scotty G
The International Pier is right next to Puerta...

The International Pier is right next to Puerta Maya. We usually walk over there from the International Pier and have lunch at Pancho's Backyard and enjoy the nicer shops there as well!
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 2nd, 2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Scotty G
Just to be clear, on RCI it is called My Time...

Just to be clear, on RCI it is called My Time Dining (MTD).

They do prefer you set a fixed time and you can reserve that via their website. Go to the Cruise Planner and make your selections. I...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International February 2nd, 2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,524
Posted By Scotty G
http://webcampub.multivista.com/index.cfm?fuseacti...

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