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parsec0298

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    Denver, CO
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    Home automation, animals
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    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    St. Thomas

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  1. The advantage to the cruise lines is that they get to advertise lower cruise fares since the wages are lower. But since they advertise the fare, there must be a way to only pay that amount. If gratuities were a mandatory expense over and above the advertised fare the cruise lines would face lawsuits over false advertising claims. What's the disadvantage to us? We are deceived into thinking the price of the cruise is one thing, when it's really something else. But as consumers in the US we are more accustomed to this, since it happens every time we dine at a restaurant, get in a taxi cab, etc.
  2. So you get 4 3oz pours of wine and if you purchased the drink package you only get 25% off? Sorry, but that sounds like a total rip off.
  3. Thank you so much! That did the trick! I was trying to get my new reservations entered before cancelling the old ones. You know, in case something went wrong... Which it did.... 🙄 Anyway, I'm all set now. Thank you!
  4. So entertainment is now available to book for my cruise on Harmony, and I have several shows booked already. But I wanted to move some things around. I hadn't booked the ice show, so I wanted to book that, and I want to book the comedy show on a different night than I have it now. But every time I try to add a show to my cart I get an error message. Anyone ever come across this and know how to get around it?
  5. Our Harmony cruise January 12 opened show reservations last week, somewhere between 70 and 80 days. I know we're all excited about our next cruise. but don't stress about getting everything booked the very first day things open. The shows don't seem to fill up THAT fast.
  6. I accidentally took my XS in with me (along with my wallet) while in St. Kitts and it didn't skip a beat, but I totally understand. The water proof phone cases work well too as long as you aren't going scuba diving.
  7. The crazy thing is, the 11 pros are thicker than the 6s. The added slipperyness is due to the glass back and the polished metal sides. I’ve heard people refer to them as bars of soap more than once. Apple’s silicon and leather cases add much needed gripiness.
  8. You’ll have a blast, Symphony is a great ship! At least I think so. Though according to some you’ll be slumming it with food worse than McDonald’s. 🤣🤣🤣
  9. I really like the idea of this thing, but it looks so bulky. Not sure I would want to pack such a giant thing in my luggage. I wonder if TSA ever has issues with these in checked luggage too.
  10. I think you’ll get more finger wagging on these forums than you will onboard if you don’t dress for formal night.
  11. Messaging was not supported when I was on Symphony in January, but the RCI app does seem to have been updated to support messaging now. At least that’s what it says for my upcoming cruise on Harmony. You can check now. Just download the app to your phone and login. If you see the chat bubble in the top right corner then it sounds like it will work. Only requirement is that others in your party connect to the sip’s WiFi.
  12. You've already gotten lots of options so far, so I won't repeat what others have already suggested. I'll just add that my wife has some very specific dietary needs and the staff bend over backwards to accommodate her. They did way more than any restaurant at home has ever done. And do bring food with you. Even if you never use it, it will serve as a security blanket that you know you will have something to fallback on. Sometimes eliminating stress in ways like that can be just as useful. As long as it's prepackaged you won't have any problems.
  13. Are you expecting an actual answer? I don’t think anyone here can possibly know. The only way to know for sure would be to ask that representative directly. If you want speculation then it could be any number of things: lack of experience, poor training, poor IT systems, you called during the wrong phase of the moon, etc. Yep, I’ve pre-booked 7:00 for each night on Harmony in January.
  14. Since the OP was talking about negative reviews I realized it might be helpful to link to a positive review. Here’s one I wrote earlier this year:
  15. We were on her in January and this was our experience as well. We loved absolutely everything about the ship, and the food was great. I've seen you posting negative experiences with Symphony several times now, and I just don't know how to explain how you had such a bad experience when lots of others, including myself, have reported the opposite. I almost wonder if the OP is reacting to your posts. Are you perhaps being hyperbolic? Not ONCE did we have a meal, in ANY venue, that was as bad as McDonalds. Maybe the pre-cooked hamburgers in WJ, but those are easily avoided and there were plenty of other good options to choose from.
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