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Everything posted by IzznOll17

  1. They didn't get a 'look' at ours either - as I've stated earlier, it started when we asked questions with regards to the benefits on the card ( this was a ship that had very few drinks menu's at the bars for some reason - tired ship, tired itinerary - who knows! ) It was a very weird cruise, fraught with several issues on port days in particular so maybe - wrong place, wrong time! I've yet to experience it since and probably never will - but that said, you could sit a pinnacle next to me and I wouldn't care one iota how they got there!
  2. yeah don't get me wrong it was definitely most were the same - how long do you get on the internet/ how much for this n that etc ... but for people to comment how it's wrong that we had all this on our first cruise was a little too much! again, I don't judge who n what they are, so why is it ok for them! When our cards were passed over for bar service and the like ... one or two shaking heads were obvious! Additionally I saw it as a taster cruise in that aspect and has made me see their product in some ways a bit better than Rccl's and cruise more with them, even if one or two of the passengers were on that cruise a little 'obtruse' let's say ha ha
  3. I did! First sentence of the second paragraph implies in no uncertain terms that it's wrong! (of my initial reply)
  4. yeah I've no problem with that - I didn't see an issue with a child as I think it's similarly flawed the moment you can marry into a certain status! That's only my personal opinion, it's what I'd do with regards to my nieces - for whatever reason and not particularly to get them in the lounge with us, advice is exactly that - advice - it's 100% upto them whatever they choose to do with it! BV
  5. Ah my mistake ... I kinda thought that Suite guests had other options - or is that just for dining? ie coastal kitchen?
  6. Well that's such a lovely caring attitude to take to a fellow cruiser you know nothing about!
  7. The post was all about them being able to enjoy 'their' benefits AND staying together at the same time! The child getting temporary or otherwise Diamond status is in my opinion a fairly irrelevant aspect of that when it's already overly abused and taken advantage of in so many ways! or are you simply saying because THEY chose to take their nephew on a cruise they should forfeit their entitlement to enjoy the lounge? ...
  8. Yes! It's on the seapass card and we asked a few questions with regards to stuff like internet etc at dinner and in company at the bar and that's when people gave more than a few disparaging looks! Maybe the area of cruise and the demographic of people on it ( 17 nighter around NZ & Australia for what it matters ) was the difference! I've never looked up or down for that matter to anyone I've cruised with so I don't believe anyone should do to either of us.
  9. I don't consider it to be 'digging' as such and as you've stated - this bit .... 'and you can all stay together as a family unit' was really my only thought on the matter! I don't believe that entitled cruisers shouldn't be able to bring in children or relatives that are travelling with them. That's my belief and I'm happy to accept it's not yours and/or other people on here. I joined this site many moons ago because I believed at the time it was a font of all knowledge and advice for cruisers, but as I've found over the years it's not all positive/correct advice in some cases as you believe that of mine. But what I will say, there's an element of toxicity to some people and what 'they' believe is right! Again, I'll leave you to it, Happy Cruising and you have my best wishes all the same
  10. Ha ha ha ... your post made me giggle! You're right about other cruise lines etc, when we cruised with Celebrity ( instantly Elite ) the looks and comments were at times terrible from their hardcore cruisers! Not that i worried at times, simply found it fun when asked, to tell them anything to wind them up even more! My opinion of them was that they were just another cruiser/table mate and I didn't believe they should judge others in any other way. MSC is on our bucket list, as are pretty much 'most' other lines! The extra's they offer are often like you say immaterial when drinks are all inc and/internet/laundry etc are easily obtained. The online dating bit is comedy gold - I'm not 100% sure on how it works, but I can see the humour in it ha ha
  11. I guess the intention was fairly innocent but the facts are plain wrong! Let me try one last time to explain how I came to suggesting that - I have nieces who live in New Zealand who's parents I KNOW have no intention of cruising .. Lets assume for a minute that my nieces would ( always shown a massive interest and have asked if they could come on the ship when we've docked in Auckland etc ) like to cruise with my wife and I. They have the same surname etc so i would when booking simply have told (hypothetically remember) RCCL that they lived at the same address - for ease of communications and the like! innocent enough = yeah .... factually wrong = of course! That was pretty much how I read and and replied to the OP
  12. kind of matches to what I think with regards to - making more money from the space - theory! shame!
  13. .. of which is can be overcrowded as we know~! I've said it for a while, irrespective of our levels, they want rid of it all and to simplify it all - like the vouchers of old and/or pre loaded cards from the offset! Maybe they'll combine in a VCL or similar which have always been a great venue and allows people to mingle with whoever they like! It's a shame and yet another 'poorer' aspect to the product that's delivered by RCCL if you ask me!
  14. Does that mean the CL won't exist anymore? and they'll join both the DL + the CL together in say, one of the bigger venues that are used later on in the evening for music and the like?
  15. It was more an example of how a contented lounge was disrupted by someone being brought in ( I wasn't aware of the co- access of D+'s ) and how it quickly turned sour! ie it's not necessarily the non entitled that cause people/staff issues!
  16. This this this THIS! .. I've alluded to this a few posts up, but in regards to dispensing with the lounges themselves and stopping pretty much all of the issues that've been discussed from the offset! As per the norm nowadays, things were better back before they started messing with things!
  17. Here's something else to consider with regards to 'should they - or shouldn't they?' ... What do people believe about people with Concierge lounge access (D+ and above) coming into a Diamond lounge? I saw this very recently, as their friends were only diamonds and they wanted to spend the time with them, but within 15 mins or so they caused trouble for the server who was never seen again for the entirety of the cruise! I'd be interested to see what people's thoughts on this were? keypad on door, so let in via the Diamond guest I may add
  18. I've posted further along about a very good friend who I met through another cruiser that wasn't 'entitled' to be there .. the only thing with your idea ( which I agree with too!) is that it was the concierge who let them in in the first place! She was part of a family group ( 2 adults, 1 child ) and in a way was in an identical situation to the OP, a relative .. the only difference my friend is an adult!
  19. It wasn't a 'backpedal' .. it was a genuine statement that I didn't mean to offend anyone! As far as people ( you're assuming it's a 'him' for some reason ) taking in their friends, then that is not my business - again by your comment I take it you're 'assuming' they're of drinking age etc but you're quite right when you say it's the concierge who should be checking - On Harmony they even have an extra person at the door for when the Concierge is away or busy dealing with someone! I'll go as far to say that I've met someone in a lounge who wasn't supposed to be there and they're now a very good friend of mine - remember the bit about not judging people? Don't forget this was all about a family wanting to take a child relative in with them and what was in my opinion a fairly harmless suggestion and even less of a issue when in said lounge! But, yes I'll have to agree that the initial suggestion probably does have considerations to take with regards to customs and the like - I didn't think that what was on a cruise profile would link to such a degree! Anyway, the lounges are what they are, occupied by people who have never caused any issues to cause any upset to anyone's cruise in my experience and generally a happy, free to do whatever you please environment and long may that continue! Happy Cruising
  20. No - take both cards and you'll be fine! Although in the realms of 'equality' ... even she could take both your cards and get the drinks for you! ha ha
  21. I know a family who book the royal suites on a regular basis and it being yards away from the CL so young' un liked to go in to get a drink and a cake or whatever on a regular basis - no fuss- no harm to anyone etc People complained that a teenager shouldn't be in there and he was asked to leave! There was more than a kerfuffle when his mother went in to ask what the problem was, and if i remember correctly the concierge got into a lot of trouble as they were also friends of the captain and his wife!
  22. Yeah I'll agree to the poorly worded statement - my apologies ha ha It was kind of linked to the initial posting of how it's flawed in that people complained how the 'opening hours' sometimes prevented them from enjoying their benefit AND enjoying what else the ship has to offer in regards to shows/dinner and the like, So RCCL changed to allowing 3 drinks to use in other parts of the ships. This then let the more creative cruiser utilise this even more ... ie I think RCCL meant to have one or the other - not both ha ha I've actually known it done that people have had an agreement with their MDR servers that they'll turn up just after 8pm having had the maximum hours in the lounge, took a drink 'for the road' and then had 3 glasses of wine waiting! You're right when you say tipping is the key ha ha ha Nobody bats an eyelid anymore for fear of upsetting the customer - dining room dress code/solarium age/sunbeds to name just a few! That's why the whole system is flawed and other posters have reciprocated in similar ways!
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