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  1. 2 hours ago, HBE4 said:



    I'm sure most people know this already but just to clarify for non-gamblers, 25,000 points does not equate to $25,000 dollars lost/spent or even $2,500.00 dollars. At least not directly. 


    I've put $20 into a slot machine and win $30, lose $15, win $10, lose $20, etc until the machine is empty some 15 or 30 or even  60 minutes later.


    I've lost my initial $20. But during that time frame I might have gambled $500, $750  maybe even a $1,000 if I'm really lucky meaning I've accumulated up to 1,000 points on my $20. Then there are other times my $20 is going in 2 minutes & I've earned 20 points.


    So while it's still cheaper to buy a cruise outright, the "free" comp cruise might not be as expensive as  people think when factoring in the many hours of entertainment provided.

    Isn't it one point per $5 gambled,  so ,$1000 churn gets you 200 points, not 1000.

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  2. 2 hours ago, firefly333 said:

    If you are HC tell them that and HC boards with the key, pinnacles and full suites. 

    I don't understand the point you are trying to make. I have an accessible JS, and said a full suite was more than I wanted to pay for.

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  3. The closest liquor store is a state store  next to the  grocery store near the train station. It's about a ten minute walk from the ship. It's away from the boardwalk where the ship docks. It's not the duty free that most people associate with the Caribbean.

  4. 1 hour ago, Crusin Karen said:

    I thought Odyssey had a retractable roof over one of the pools? Thinking

    of booking for March from NY. One more question: are the buffet dinners in Windjammer similar to what’s offered in the MDR? And can you view menu in advance? 

    You may a find a few of the items on a given day, but don't count on it. The MDR menus are usually the same fleetwide. I don't know if the WJ dinner menus are consistent fleetwide, in my experience there's nothing in writing. Some ships may have theme nights in the WJ on occasion, and the theme is printed in the compass.

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  5. On 4/13/2024 at 2:02 PM, rjrpar said:

    We ran into very similar scams in Cozumel and Roatan last month right at the port side shops.  They always try to get you inside their store/booth to demonstrate the product and then complete the scam

    The cruise lines must be aware of this but resist telling everyone that their port stops are risky

    You fell for it, plain and simple.. That old saying still carries weight today. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

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