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Wally Alligator

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    Lutz FL USA
  • Interests
    Ship's casino.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal & Carnival.
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  1. We did Boardwalk Balconies on both our past Symphony sailings. Noise during the day - certainly however who is out on their Boardwalk Balcony during the day once you have had your morning coffee? After coffee, it is time to get out and enjoy the ship. Come 11 PM nice and quiet. On Allure next week with a Boardwalk Balcony.
  2. Pre-COVID, a lot of people on casino comps were getting turned down for the shareholder benefit. Some that had paid upgrades were able to get it and a few on full comps were able but this seemed infrequent. Definitely hit or miss. Policy states: "Employees, travel agents cruising at travel agent rates, tour conductors or anyone cruising on a reduced-rate or complimentary basis are excluded from this offer."
  3. There is no such thing as a free cruise. Many gamblers don't want to admit it but they often lose significantly more in the casino than the value of the discount they received on the room. But every once in a while we go home with cash in out pocket which brings us back to looking at offers and deciding which ones we can possibly use.
  4. Thank you for the research / logic. Makes sense. Now we have to wait and see what gets chopped from the itinerary to squeeze everything into 14 days.
  5. Canaveral is a short drive away. We grabbed Mariner 12/13 from this latest offer.
  6. Cigarette smokers with stops in Sint Maarten should buy their cigarettes in Sint Maarten. $16 a carton 12/03/2019 for the German made Camel Blues while $44 on Symphony.
  7. Three cruises booked. January, February, and June of 2021. If they sail, great - we will be onboard. If they cancel, it means there are still significant COVID issues and probably best for us to stay home anyways.
  8. While Italy is nice, there are many other ports the Allure could hit if things get too hairy in Italy. Definitely should not cancel and don't expect Royal Caribbean to cancel the sailing either. As long as Barcelona stays open to visitors and there are 3 or more open places within cruising distance, the sailing will happen. Wish I was going with you. Barcelona is a great city to visit.
  9. How often do people actually book using the certificate earned? I went back and looked - 9 Royal Caribbean cruises so far, earned a certificate every cruise, allowed 6 of the 9 certificates to lapse unused. I find the mailings (postal and email) offers are more than enough for me to find something I want. In 2020's first 6 weeks I have received 11 different offer lists by mail or email.
  10. Was posted at the site that shall not be named. Discussion says Club Royale is moving to monthly in place of the previous quarterly lists. 20FEBC03 Instant Cruise Certificate - Balcony.pdf
  11. Not on RCL's web site but some people at the "Royal Caribbean Club Royale Casino Patrons Forum" on the social site that shall not be named have been posting some offers to the files section. Others have posted photos of offers. Time for Royal Caribbean / Casino Royale to make use of Cruise Critic and follow a recommendation made here many times which is to put the files online and provide a link to the offer on our individual offer page.
  12. I am thinking you need to blame the EU's GDPR as to why Club Royale will not send email offers to European Club Royale members. CR's overall system of handling email offers does not meet GDPR requirements.
  13. Been seeing them come up in the 50-55 day range.
  14. Royal did have something similar last year. I bought in for $2000, received $2200 in promo chips which were played until lost. All wins were paid in real chips. Wish they would bring it back.
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