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  1. I agree! I have been on over 60 cruises and I was shocked by the hard sell on both Celebrity and RCL this past year. RCL was the worst! Every evening in the MDR no fewer that 7 people stopped at our table to sell something..it was awful! A friend that works for RCL gave us a private behind the scenes tour of the galley and realized why we were getting such a hard sell. They had list on the wall tallying every employees goals for each week! I asked what happened If employees did not achieve these goals and was told “you weren’t supposed to see that “ Eventually i
  2. Sadly we cannot walk across the bridge at the current time due to COVID restrictions. I live close to the Peace Bridge and for many summers during my teenage years I walked or road my bike over the bridge into Canada. I look forward to the border opening and taking an amazing walk across the bridge once again 🤞
  3. I’m grabbing my popcorn!😎
  4. YES YES YES!!! I hope they can come up with some new material. PLEASE!
  5. Now this brings back some fun memories. I LOVED skeet shooting off the back of the ship! It was so much fun..... of course so were the wooden horse racing, the midnight buffet, the chocolate extravaganza etc etc etc. Who would have ever imagined back then that one day there would be rock climbing, ice skating, ropes courses, car racing etc. Wow things have changed over the years and not all the changes are for the better IMHO.
  6. She was dating an employee but she told us she did not meet him on the ship. She told us she cruised frequently to spent time with. (Limited as it was)
  7. I just remembered another “freebie” compliments of RCL (and yes, I know this is a Celebrity board). Several years ago a friend and I received a big upgrade a few days before sailing. On embarkation day, we opened our cabin door and found an enormous floral arrangement with a card saying “Welcome aboard Sandy....I can’t wait to see you!” We were confused because I didn’t know anybody onboard that ship. I flagged down the cabin steward and asked him if he knew where the flowers came from and he replied they are for you! We proceeded to enjoy our first day onboard and upon returning t
  8. We had a 3 dinner dining package so those were covered but we ate at the speciality restaurants 6 times and she comped all of those plus the servers kept telling us to order any bottle of wine we wanted compliments of the F and B Mgr! We didn’t do that because we felt that would be taking advantage of her generosity. I’m so glad I “bumped” into her on the first day. She is an amazing lady. I love Celebrity and have had some great extras from them over the years (Captains Dinners, extra private tours, etc.) but I don’t think anything could top that! Celebrity still remains at the top
  9. We normally sail on Celebrity but occasionally go with NCL or Royal. On NCL Escape two years ago we literally bumped into the Food And Beverage Officer out walking the deck on embarkation day. After I apologized for walking into her, she laughed and introduced herself. I told her how very impressed we were with the food on our last Escape cruise. I told her we usually sail with Celebrity but our sailing was cancelled due to an engine problem and we booked a last minute Escape cruise and we were so surprised how great the food and service were We told her we liked it to much we booked
  10. Not true...I have a friend stuck on a RCL ship. They ARE getting paid but of course the biggest part of her income is tips so she’s not getting much. She is in a guest cabin with free internet and free movies on TV. RCL has also instructed staff to keep quiet but has not threatened prosecution! I certainly understand the need to not have disgruntled employees posting on social media. They all have to protect their brands but I have a problem with the threats!!
  11. I agree...I’m buying for the OBC. (Hopefully we will all be going on a lot of cruises in the future!)
  12. I really want to buy 100 shares but I’m afraid I waited too long....why oh why didn’t I pull the trigger when the stock got down to $20? I was luck to snag NCL at $9.00 but I really want RCL. hmmmm....
  13. I’m so sorry to hear that. We were regular visitor to that wonderful beach club. Great drinks, great food and wonderful staff. When I was there last (2/20) they said that Dart (that owns the land on which RP sits) was eventually going to force them to close but they thought it would another year at least. Dart has a huge master plan for the whole area so sad!
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