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yogimax

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About yogimax

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  • Location
    Astoria, NY
  • Interests
    travel, stock market
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    RCCL or Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    europe

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  1. One day or every day? Was it a set menu? Any special drinks?
  2. Correct. There may be some that will be distributed on paper, for example, maps where you name the countries of Europe, the Caribbean, etc..
  3. It's interesting that the smoking ban on airlines came about, in large part, from pressure from the flight attendants union who saw their members developing cancer from the constant exposure to second hand smoke.
  4. First of all... kudos to RCCL for their continuing aid to the Bahamas! That will impact, if only to a small degree, their quarterly profits, yet I would hope most of those of us who are shareholders would say it is a wonderful way to commit to helping those in great need. You asked why I "jumped to the quarterly profit statement." I remember the days when trivia prizes were hats, umbrellas, backpacks. Now they are key chains, highlighters and pens. So why the change? Obviously, the budget to the activities departments for prizes has been drastically cut. Why? Because corporate has determined that it is more important to growing the bottom line on the quarterly statement, if only to a small degree, than providing decent prizes to those who have committed their time to trivia and other games and contests. Good decision or bad decision? I have my opinion but I know others will disagree.
  5. Of course, you are correct. it's the great perks we receive that lead us back to RCCL.
  6. Correct! It was my assumption based on what we had won doing the same challenge on a different ship.
  7. I'm a stockholder, but there are things in life more important than profits. This is one of them!
  8. I never said the cruise was a "total failure," as you mistakenly assert. Bottom line... I had a wonderful cruise!... Stevie had a wonderful cruise!... "Anger at RCCL?" - Nope, I rarely get angry and certainly not over something like this... I appreciate RCCL and especially the Crown & Anchor program. My point was simple... RCCL can spend a few more bucks for a challenge that involves 7 days of effort, and, in this instance, involved a 13 year old. For a few bucks more, RCCL can promote a competition that brings much good will to its employees and will help make a kid and his family even more "Loyal to Royal" than they are now!
  9. Good start! We were in Nassau last week and three RCCL ships were there. Now let's do better! These folks have been devastated, losing everything from their homes to their lives.
  10. Who said this 8 night cruise was a "total failure?" Please quote your source!
  11. Just off Adventure. On the next to the last day, I overheard the Giovanni's guy saying to a potential customer, "I can give you 30% off."
  12. Nonsense! A balcony is something thy simply extends from the cabin. Where in the world do you find a definition of balcony that includes a view of the ocean?
  13. Hey look, Stevie was an amazing kid who has a wonderful future. He was literally sitting on the edge of his chair when they announced #5, #4, #3 and #2. He loved the fact that he won. No doubt! We have a 13 year old grandson who also has an amazing future. Yes, the problem was me and not Stevie. This is a great promotion for RCCL. Just the positive feelings it engenders for the crew is worth big $$$$ to RCCL. They (the crew) feel appreciated and respected. That alone should mean RCCL could well spend $20 a cruise to promote this activity. I have to add (maybe) a final comment. One of the trivia presentations was a map challenge. We were given a map of Europe with (I believe) 48 different countries. The guy presenting it said no one had ever completed it successfully. Guess what? Stevie finished it correctly in 4 minutes. This is a kid who will be the future of America. God bless him!
  14. Well done! not only was that the highlight of his cruise, but, just maybe, yours as well!
  15. How do you judge the reaction of a 13 year old? Yes, he was glad he won. That was more important than the reward. Please, let's stop mixing apples and oranges. Trivia takes 20 minutes and it's over. This lasted from Day 2 through Day 8. By the way, this is a great event. When we did it, the best part was the reaction of the crew who really appreciated that someone cared about them for who they were. Many were so excited that they hunted down their friends to sign as well. See, this is part of my problem. Because I knew the time and effort involved, I was truly disappointed with the "reward."
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