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  1. This might be a repeat, but it is funny as heck. I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes. We decided to grab a bite at the food court. I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him. The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors: green, red, orange, and blue. My dad kept staring at him. The teenager would look and find him staring every time. When the teenager had enough, he sarcastically asked, "What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?"Knowing my Dad, I quickly swallowed my food so that I would not choke on his response; knowing he would have a good one. And in classic style he did not bat an eye in his response. "Got drunk once and had sex with a peacock. I was just wondering if you were my son." 🍷
  2. I can tell you from experience, their inventory control is not that great. I've seen many drinks given away. BTW, I personally could care less how they do their tips, whether they ring it up or not, yada, yada, yada. I just do what I think is right with regard to gratuities. 🍷
  3. Hi Jim, Not playing a lot of golf -- too hot. We are an open state, so spending a lot of my time at happy hour. 😁 🍷
  4. In that case, what's to prevent them from ringing up extra drinks if they get paid for each drink/swipe? 🍷
  5. I am under the impression that gratuities on the packages are pooled. If you purchase an upgrade from the classic to the premium, the bartender/server who signs you up gets to keep that portion of the gratuity. That's why I always upgrade with my Sommelier, as they normally take good care of you. After the regular bartenders at the Martini Bar or Sunset Bar get to know you and what you drink, many many times they do not swipe my card. If they were compensated by the number of swipes, they would certainly take my card every time I ordered a drink. 🍷
  6. That's not my understand. With the drink package, the 18% or 20% (whatever the percentage) is added at the time the package is purchased. If it is given to you as a Perk, the gratuity is included, and cash tip in addition is optional. All the gratuities on the drink package are pooled. Any additional one gives goes to the person it is given to. 🍷
  7. I think it will follow soon. We are on a 7 May 2021 TP on Ovation embarking in Tokyo, so since Celebrity cancelled all their TP's, I assume Royal will follow suit. 🍷
  8. Well, I'm scheduled to sail out of Brisbane 15 April 2022 on Radiance for the TP. Taking Quantum out of Sydney 1-11 April 2022. How's that going to work out? 🍷
  9. Does this exclude Radiance from deploying out of Brisbane in 2022? More than one ship can go out of Brisbane. 🍷
  10. After the 15th of October, a negative COVID test is required for entry into Hawaii within 3 days of traveling. I wonder if they will accept the results of the Rapid Test? Other than the Rapid Test, I don't know what test you can take and get results the same or the next day. I suppose a few phone calls might be in order. 🍷
  11. If you cancelled before final payment with a fully refundable deposit, obviously you would get refunded your deposit. 🍷
  12. If you cancel prior to final payment, your deposits would turn into Future Cruise Credit (FCC). Under cruise with confidence, you can cancel up to 48 hours prior to the cruise, but payment in full would be turned into FCC -- No cash refund unless Celebrity cancels your cruise. 🍷
  13. Well, it's the 1st of October, and I checked on all my scheduled sailings, and the price for all has gone up. 😕 🍷
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