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  1. I don't know, that's why I said: "I understand". A Google search may help you with that if you are interested, I'm not. Or, even ask the question in here somewhere.
  2. Ya, there may be one or two sailings a month <(that may not be 100% accurate) on the worst ships <(again, that may not be 100% accurate) that will not put restrictions of some type on them. If I can't get into the "Diamond" Lounge, then it is restricting me from something I could do freely before the name change. The main premise of my post was the integrity or lack of, of the CEO and others. BTW, many or most ships, from what I've read here and other sites, are going out full. Which doesn't bod well for the chances of getting into the "Diamond" Lounge. I'm of the mindset that it should be "first come/first serve". NOTE: I understand that not all RCCL ships have "Diamond" Lounges (Crown Lounges). I'm not talking about those.
  3. I don't know but, apparently, Diamond can no longer go into the "Diamond" (Yes, I know the name has/is changing) lounge, anymore. This after the CEO (or whatever his title is) and/or his sycophants/underlings said that the name change wouldn't change a thing, hah, and so many people believed him.
  4. You are 100% correct. I didn't mean to quote you. Hit the wrong quote button. Sorry!
  5. Yep, by definition a morgue is simply a place where bodies are stored for identification and final disposition. Now, can a morgue have an autopsy table, the vast majority of them are coroner's offices? Yes! But, it isn't necessary. Most human remains don't go to coroner's offices, depending on state laws, of course.
  6. I don't understand what you are trying to get at. I never said that I cruise exclusively out of PC or any other port. I said that I was moving to a ~ centralized location, which I have for 2+ weeks now, to PC and Galveston. I think I know that Anthem sail(ed) out of Liberty. How do I know that? I sailed on her out of Liberty, which I plan on never doing again and I have no desire to go to Baltimore, either. I was stationed at Ft. Meade, which is just down the street from Baltimore, and didn't like the city back then, I can only imagine what it's like now. What are you trying to get at? EDITED IN: Oh, I do cruise out of Galveston in 30 days on the Harmony.
  7. I don't know. I was thinking a place in a medical facility that keeps bodies on ice/cold is called a "morgue". Anybody disagree?
  8. Nope, a desire for the destination (Bermuda), timing, availability, and price. It was a last-minute booking. We are sometimes spontaneous.
  9. LOL. Of course, they have a morgue. A ship can be days away from a port. What would they do with a body? Not put it in a food refrigerator, that's for sure. And I too have seen the morgue and the holding cell for the bad boys/girls, it ain't a suite.
  10. What is this, a test? October 31, 2022, Independence of the Seas, Perfect Day & Nassau, 4-nighter, Balcony Cabin. November 23, 2018, Anthem of the Seas, Bermuda & Boston, 7-nighter, Balcony Cabin.
  11. All-inclusive pricing? What if I don't drink? What if I don't use the Internet? What if I didn't like the service? What if I don't like specialty restaurants? I want to pay for what I use, what is top-notch service, what is good quality, and on and on. I've never done an all-inclusive land-based resort for those reasons and others.
  12. Ignorance has no conscience. Willful ignorance should be dealt with harshly.
  13. It seems that someone in here is full of contradictions. LOL
  14. If the service is "rubbish", depending on the degree if "rubbishness", my tip would be between 0 - 14%. If the server just brought my food in a timely manner and hot, 15 - 19%. If the server is extra friendly, helpful, caring, and makes frequent stop bys, 20%+. Can't do that effectively with mandatory gratuity. The "rubbish" servers still get an inflated gratuity.
  15. Truthfully, as long as what you, <meaning anyone, do doesn't affect me, my family, my friends, and/or the safety of the ship, I don't care what you do. Just know that if you are caught breaking the well-publicized rules/laws/edicts and ramifications of any business or government jurisdiction, don't come into a public forum and whine/cry/complain, which is not a discussion, about the ramifications that you may have suffered for breaking those well-publicized rules/laws/edicts.
  16. I'll never support (not that I think that I'm all that important or special) mandatory included gratuities. All that does is support mediocracy or less. I like to pay those, generously, who exceed my expectations, not pay for subpar or mediocre service. 15% for expected service and 20%+ for exceeding my expectations. 0% - 14% for those who do the bare minimum or less. I've been known to leave a penny and as much as 50%.
  17. I hate spell checker but have to use it. Maybe I should just slow down a bit. But, I'm a multi-tasker and always in a hurry to do something else. Celebratory, not celebrity
  18. I don't know and don't care what the actual ingredients are! That's why I said, "As far as I'm concerned".
  19. Not only that, people who tend to break the rules tend to hide their contraband in their own space (on a cruise ship that happens to be their cabin) and then forget or just don't care where they put it at the end of their vacation/event/whatever and just leave it where hidden. What happens then? Well, the next innocent people that move in stand a chance of the stuff being found by a crew member and or government official and are wrongly accused of bringing the stuff onboard or wherever. Unfortunately, there are far too many folks who don't see beyond their own nose and/or don't care about THEIR OWN actions or others. Many other things can affect other folks legally, health-wise, convenience, and/or just plain old comfort. It all, usually, boils down to just everyday plain old selfishness. Soooooooo many folks who are the most rabid anti-tobacco smokers (I'm neither a tobacco smoker nor MJ smoker/eater) are the first to defend MJ smoking! FULL DISCLOSURE: I do enjoy a celebrity cigar once or twice a year and always in an authorized area/zone.
  20. EXACTLY! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
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