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  1. Part of the problem is everyone uses the same email addresses whether it is for what most would consider a minor issue or truly what needs to go to a senior executive. Again, in the world we live in, if you post on a public forum anything at all, be prepared to add, or be asked to add, additional info. So much is available via a search by posting you are opening yourself up to those questions.
  2. What!!! I do hope your are joking with this comment. Go back to any picture or the video. They were at the H2O zone and walked thru the tables in front of the squeeze bar to the windows. Where you have this happening is in the Solarium where she woukdnt even be allowed since she is under 16. This is about the only thing all can agree about, until your post.
  3. Per many of articles about the incident, the lawyers are saying there were 13 cameras in the vicinity, however nowhere have I seen how many were positioned to show anything more.
  4. I think you answered your own question with this statement. I would bet Royal will turn over any additional videos and whatever evudence they have when they are required to by the court. The videos out there were leaked originally, not released by Royal.
  5. We took our son, at 19, on the bar hop in Cozumel and he had drinks at each and every stop, no problems reboarding the ship but he did almost sleep thru dinner that night..
  6. Be careful, some ships such as Edge, have different rules and not all categories are eligible. Best to call and ask about your specific situation.
  7. I agree with you, but saying you never know how a trial will end and what will be the repercussions of it. People do stupid things all the time that cause silly warning statements. I hope that doesn't happen here but can see it happening. Here is a picture of the bridge from a different ship. Full glass wall with hand rails, have seen many other places but this us the picture could easily find.
  8. But that is my point, at first glance you would say how could they ever win that but once you dig a bit further it does make sense. As I said I dont remember the details, but the resolution could have been to put a warning on the skylight stating don't step or stand on. Similarly here it could be found to put a warning somewhere that window is/could be open and do not out anything thru or out it. Again common sense is lacking and it seems many need to be told what they should or should not be doing. Do I think we should absolutely not but it does seem necessary for far too many people.
  9. I worked at an insurance company for many years and one of the most frustrating claims I remember was someone attempting to break into a home when on the roof they fell through a skylight. They sued the manufacturer of the skylight stating it wasn't built strongly enough to support his weight, guess what, he won. I was not directly involved but heard about it from others that were so don't remember all the details, and yes there are many other such cases out there. Common sense is severely lacking in today's society.
  10. This is where I have an issue, whether he actually put his head or Chloe out the window, being that close and bending over like he did I don't see how he didn't feel the breeze, or even just nitice a difference in the air to know the window was open. She did not need to be out the window to fall thru it, toddlers squirm and reach for things all the time which is why you don't put them anywhere near such a potential hazard. I fear for the days we won't be able to get anywhere near the edge of a ship due to silly lawsuits such as this one. Unfortunately we live in a society where
  11. There have been a few posts about the 2 day cruises lately, one had a number of replies. Anyway, we did the 2 night Silhouette cruise last year. Can't remember exactly the activities but there were quite a few. As to evenings, we had only guest entertainers, different both nights, no production shows. It definitely was not a normal Celebrity type cruise, lots more groups out to enjoy themselves on our sailing.
  12. I believe there is a cutoff, ie 4 days left in the cruise, to purchase a package, you can't get just the last day or 2.
  13. My last comment on this, there is a big difference, at least to me, in placing blame on the grandfather, he made an unintentional mistake costing his granddaughters life, and accusing the grandfather of intentionally dropping her. I agree Royal is not to blame and the ships are safe as designed for toddlers, kids, etc and I don't remember seeing anyone on this thread feeling differently.
  14. I did not say definitively but that I find it very hard to believe. On the other hand, no I will not go back and find it, at least one said they believe it was intentional. Yes there are bad people in this world but we do lve in an innocent proven guilty world. I have seen nothing in any report except for a doting grandfather who made a horrible mistake. If there was any indication of anything else I don't believe the family would be standing behind him. Put yourself in this families shoes, would you want people on the internet accusing, and yes people are here, of intentionall
  15. https://nypost.com/2020/01/19/video-shows-grandfather-dangle-chloe-wiegand-before-fatal-fall-on-cruise-ship/ This is one if the articles that references the 13 cameras. Not saying I agree with the attorneys at all. Agree they are just grabbing at straws trying to come up with anything at this point, time to let it all go and drop this silly lawsuit.
  16. For all those on this thread that are insinuating that in any way this was an intentional act by the GF, I strongly disagree and really dislike seeing such accusations. While I do believe the GF is solely responsible for this child's death I find it very hard to believe there was anything intentional here. I was one of those who said maybe heat got to him, after all he appears to be a larger man from Indiana and this incident happened in July in San Juan. I am not sure when they arrived in San Juan but they may not have been used to the heat and humidity, hey I live in the sout
  17. I wonder if the heat was getting to the GF. You can see him squat down before going over to the window. Was he sticking his head out to find a breeze to cool off? Did he pick up the granddaughter because he wanted the fresh air instead if squatting down by her? I am pretty sure we will never know what truly happened that day. Not sure the GF really knows either and since he's the only family member that was there it all just leads to speculation. Bottom line is a child is no longer here and the family is hurting. I hope they can see through their grief to realize Royal is no
  18. We were on Silhouette in November, our express pass did not show the beverage package until about a month prior to the cruise. It was a perk, not purchased separately. My opinion, if you are within a month of sailing and don't have it I would call, otherwise if it's earlier wait until closer to sailing to be concerned.
  19. I remember a few years back sailing out of southern California, no food was allowed outside until we were a certain distance from port. Had something to do with fruit flies if I remember correctly. Our usually routine was to get seats by the pool and then grab lunch from the buffet and eat by the pool. We couldn't on that cruise. So yes California dies have some different rules than other states.
  20. We did the 2 day on Silhouette, out of Ft Lauderdale, last year and yes it was different than your normal cruise but a good option if you live close. The first night we did see many overly intoxicated individuals, along with a bachelorette group a few cabins down from us having a grand time. The second night seemed to be a bit more sedate, guess they were still recovering from night 1. For our cruise the beverage packages were full price and none were included in the fare but many did purchase. The entertainment was all special acts, none on the regular production shows. We were in concie
  21. Equate the helicopter to a lifeboat, there are only so many seats and far less than the beds available on the ship. Quite often people are unable to book more than 2 in a cabin even though there are beds for more because lifeboat capacity has been maxed out, nothing to do with age of anyone but just overall capacity. Cruising has many different "rules" than other vacations that many do not realize. Maybe a cruise isn't the best choice right now for your family, only you can decide that.
  22. I have a work associate who was stopped at the airport in the US before a trip to Europe because their passport was not valid for the 6 months so yes they do check. They were not allowed to board the plane.
  23. So excited to see another of your great reviews, we were on a similar itinerary on Silhouette in early November and missing it, all except the extreme hot weather. We enjoyed many drinks up at the sunset bar with Ansel and his crew and of coursevtime at the Martini Bar when we could find a seat! Enjoy your trip will be following along.
  24. We officially docked at 8 am a few weeks ago and easily made it to the 8:30 tour for anyone concerned.
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