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footzz

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  1. Is the Chef's Table worth it? Do you spend serious $ to eat out at high $$$ restaurants? Do you only settle for dining venues that employ Escoffier trained chefs? Will you only settle for being served food prepared by James Beard Award recipients? Do you forgo dining at a restaurant that has less than 3 Michelin stars? Is it important that you have your wines recommended and chosen by a trained professional of the Court of Master Sommeliers? If the answers to the above questions is NO, then it just might be worth it for you to try the Chef's table. The only way to find out if it's worth it to you, is to try it yourself. In our experience, different lines, different ships and different Exeuctive chefs made all the difference between a great dining experience and 'meh'.
  2. Recently off an Independence 5 day cruise and can confirm that no Lobster was included in the MDR.
  3. We just got off the IOTS and they did have the DBP on 'sale" the first two days for $84. The 'deal' offered was not a BOGO, but a buy one get one half off. A couple of our travelling companions waited to buy the DBP onboard and weren't thrilled when they ended up paying $18 a day more than the Cruise Planner price.
  4. The $50 range is a pretty good price these days. For reference, we bought the DBP at $57 a day for a 5 day cruise and $50 a day for a 7 day cruise. We just got off the IOTS and the onboard price was $84 a day!
  5. While it's true that Chops is the only 'steakhouse' aboard the ship, there are several other dining venues that also serve quality steaks. You can also order a Chop's steak in the main dining room.
  6. Depending on the severity of the wrinkles, a hair straightener (flat iron) can be used in a pinch, and they are allowed to be brought on board.
  7. 8/31/21? Hasn't that ship sailed?
  8. The UDP dropped off of the Cruise Planner for our Oct. cruise over 2 months ago. I have a feeling this might of had something to do with it.
  9. It can take a while for your points to post. A call to a CSR might be in order to establish your current tier. Here a list of the tiers and discounts: https://www.royalcaribbean.com/sgp/en/crown-anchor-society/balcony-and-suites-chart?country=SGP
  10. This meme beg's the question, is this the reason for, or the result of Granny making Moonshine?
  11. Your guess is as good as anybody’s. For reference, for our Oct. 2021 cruise, the DBP has been fluctuating between $67 and $58 a day since June 2021. For our Jan. 2022 cruise the same package has remained at $50 a day since May 2021.
  12. Per Royal Caribbean Q&A: Deposit requirements vary based on length of cruise and number of guests per stateroom. Generally, deposit guidelines for double occupancy staterooms are $200 per stateroom for 1 to 5 night cruises, $500 per stateroom for 6 to 9 night cruises and $900 per stateroom for 10 night or longer cruises.
  13. I know it’ll come as no surprise to many people here on CC, but the Cruise Planner “Sale” that supposedly started today, September 3, 2021, hasn’t changed any of the prices on either of our two upcoming cruises. In fact, there was no % off promotions in our Cruise Planner at all. The flyer does state the offers are for “Select” sailings and “Discount varies by ship”, so it appears that neither of our bookings were included. The offers are supposed to continue until September 13, 2021, so just for grins, I’ll keep checking back to see if they actually do materialize. Purely out of curiosity, did anyone following this thread actually have the “Sale” show up in their Cruise Planner? Snapshot_of_CruisePlanner_Offers.pdf
  14. Indeed, hence "read the fine print"; of which is usually included: " Discounts apply to onboard prices".
  15. Cruise Planner Purchases are going to be discounted starting September 3, 2021 until September 13, 2021. It'll be the usual % off sale and the discounts will vary by ship. As with all the % off sales, be sure to read the fine print and compare the final price to prior Cruise Planner purchases.
  16. I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.
  17. Yeah, that seems to be the case. C'est la vie.
  18. You are not wrong. There are several potential consequences for failure to act in accordance with the RCL Guest Conduct Policy regarding alcohol, but a assessing fine isn't one of them.
  19. Fined? I've never heard of that. Who can be fined and by whom?
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