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FirstTeacher

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    Massachusetts
  • Interests
    Reading, volunteering, taking classes
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Mediterranean

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  1. We only play slots. Would the promotional chips work?
  2. Can OBC (issued from X) be used to purchase excursions prior to boarding? Also, can it be converted in the casino for use there? (I seem to recall from my journeys with RC, they will discount the amount and let you use it in the casino.)
  3. That’s a surprise to me, since I tried to reprice my 2020 cruise to take advantage of the Vets Day sale, and I was told (twice- once on the phone and once in a chat) that I would have to pay the $14 surcharge. I questioned why this would be so, since I had booked the cruise well before the October start of this program. Both agents said that since this is opening a new deal that, not only would the surcharge apply, but my deposit (originally $20 pp) would now be upped to $450 pp. Needless to say, I declined the new deal. (We’re not drinkers, so the only perk that we were looking for was the OBC.)
  4. Another thank you for posting this. I just went on and saved $220 on my flight to Amsterdam and back!
  5. Thanks so much. I actually was able to find it on my own, but I appreciate you going the extra mile!
  6. Sorry, I wasn’t aware of that board. I’ll check it out. Thanks!
  7. I’ve noticed many people on CC mentioning their use of the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Select card to cover their need for trip cancellation/interruption insurance. I’m thinking of ordering one specifically for that coverage. I realize that the Preferred card doesn’t cover medical, so I would get separate coverage for that. What has been your experience? Is it worth the $95 fee?
  8. Hi Gail, we’re doing this cruise next August (cannot wait!). I’m considering the Doubletree also. When you said it was an easy walk to the ship from there, how much luggage did you have (and how young are you!?!). We’re 2 rather fit 70-somethings, and I wasn’t sure if we would attempt the walk with 2-3 pieces of luggage.
  9. We’re doing this cruise next year at the same time (can’t wait!). How easy was it to get to this castle? I know the train station is right near the cruise port in Warnemunde, but is there a train that goes directly there? We were considering a simple trip to Rostock for the morning, then a return to Warnemunde for the afternoon. Is there anything else besides this castle at that train stop?
  10. Following with great interest. We’re doing the same cruise a YEAR from now, so any notes about it will make it come alive for me!😊 We’re planning to use SPB also, their 2-day Highlights tour, a more moderate pace than some others. On their web page, they mention the possibility that Catherine Palace isn’t guaranteed because of its popularity. Did you get in?
  11. In addition to mentioning the problem with Shore Excursions, I would talk to Guest Relations. When I had a problem with an excursion, I spoke to them immediately, and they credited my account for half the amount of the excursion.
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