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  1. benicehavefun

    Is it just me ?

    I started a thread wondering where some of us were, but it got poofed...and I got a "cut it out" email.:( Maybe a lot of people are trying to post and getting poofed as well:confused: Happy Monday all! Lisa:p
  2. benicehavefun

    Cruise Critic owned by Expedia?

    [quote name='coxswain']So if enough members bought shares we could own CC lol Hmmmmm interesting !! jj...[/quote] New thread here... you should post... All things RC of the Seas.
  3. A new topic relevant to cruisers on this board. All things Royal Chumps of the Seas. Have we any members here?
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    Who pays for this?

    [quote name='hmsdos']There is a requirement of 25 people.... RCCL gives "groups" special treatment.... Even "Friends of Bill".... They do not serve anything at these "get togethers" that they don't give to everyone on the ship. And the room used is there, generally with no one wanting to use at the hour the M&M is scheduled. This is a good Marketing decision.[/quote] Thanks, that was going to be my next question as the last RCI cruise I was on didn't have one, but it was the Sovereign and a very small roll call.
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    Who pays for this?

    Why does CC/RCI have a partnership to do "meet and mingle" parties onboard? They (RCI) are the only cruise line CC shares that kind of "partnership" with.
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    Royal Champions

    [quote name='Brad1185']As well intended an RCer might be when I read their posts now, I look at the posts as being tainted. In the back of my mind I read the post as coming from the RCI marketing dept and not an RCer.[/quote] I agree. This whole mess creates an air of suspicion around all. I find myself subconsciously checking post#'s and signatures now. I NEVER used to do that. I don't mean to do it, I try not to do it but it's almost an auto-response now. Is this person an RC, a wannabe, a plant, a troll...leaving you with the ultimate, sad question of who do I trust? Yes, I too have been infected.
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    Royal Champions

    [quote name='SomeBeach']"Originally Posted by [B]Charles4515[/B] [URL="http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=18625142#post18625142"][IMG]http://boards12.cruisecritic.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif[/IMG][/URL] [I]Take a deep breath. It is not a sorry mess. Even in this thread most posts are by the same few and say the same stuff over and over. Those who were designated Royal Champions will keep posting and reading. The great mass of everyone else will keep posting and reading. Cruise Critic discussion forums will keep growing. Other discussion forums will remain small compared to Cruise Critic. [COLOR=red]Royal Caribbean[/COLOR] [COLOR=red]bookings will only be affected by the state of the economy.[/COLOR] Royal Caribbean will continue to have marketing programs. Maybe the particular Royal Champion program will end but there will be others. With the growth of social networking, Facebook and Twitter, the death of newspapers and print, we have only seen the beginning of new kinds of marketing."[/I] [COLOR=blue][SIZE=3][FONT=Comic Sans MS]I asked this yesterday and received no answer so I have moved the whole post up to again ask..........[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR] [SIZE=3][FONT=Comic Sans MS][COLOR=blue]Has this program made you (those that feel deceived and feel they are Royal Chumps) decide to cancel any upcoming cruise with RCCL?[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE] [/quote] I haven't cancelled any upcoming cruise (have Majesty booked in April, payed for/no cancelling). It has tainted my interest in looking to book future cruises with them. I just have issues with RCI and how they chose to treat their most loyal fanbase in hopes of manipulating the rest of us. So, as the old saying goes...Put up or shut up. I'll put my money where my mouth is and book elsewhere. I'll save a bunch of you the trouble of replying to that comment by responding to myself. "Good riddance!" "We don't want your kind on board anyway" "Why don't you go try Carnival, then you'll see what bad is!" oh yeah... and don't forget..."You're just jealous!!!" Fellow Chumps, did I leave anything out?
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    Royal Champions

    [quote=stanford's girl;18620547][SIZE=3][COLOR=black][B]Originally Posted by Host Mick[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][SIZE=3] [URL="http://www.**************.com/redirect-to/?redirect=http%3A%2F%2Fboards.cruisecritic.com%2Fshowthread.php%3Fp%3D18606955%23post18606955"][IMG]http://boards12.cruisecritic.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif[/IMG][/URL][/SIZE] [I]Exactly what part of this did Cruisecritic.com create? [COLOR=black][B]CC's involvement ended when they forwarded RCI's request for contact with some CC members to the CC members.[/B][/COLOR] This was done this way to keep CC member's e-mail addresses confidential. [/I] [I]Cruisecritic.com has nothing to do with the RC program.[/I] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=4][COLOR=blue][B]My question is will CC forward a contact request to a CC member, if asked by another CC member?[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=4][COLOR=blue]Thank you for your answer but I am truly saddened by it, Laura. To me this means that CC will do this for a corporate sponsor and someone they have an exclusive Meet & Mingle contract with. Yet they won't do it for any of the members that make up their board and who are the ones that CC makes money from for each post they make. :([/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=4][COLOR=#0000ff][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=4][COLOR=black]Or maybe they will do it for Credit Cards, Mortgage lenders, CCL (god forbid:D), cruise insurance, airlines, who knows...?[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
  9. benicehavefun

    Royal Champions

    A song comes to mind..."Sign, signs everywhere signs blocking up the scenery, breaking my mind...do this, don't do that, can't you read the signs?"
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    poll

    Okay, I can't get rid of the post or the thread. Where is an admin. when you need one to just make it go poof? Or lock it. Sorry, I tried to make it go away, but I guess your stuck with another meaningless thread and my noninformation;). I really did want to have a poll, but botched it.
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    poll

    [quote name='megr1125']UH..BNHF..me thinks you are missing something!:p[/quote] Trying to delete my oops! Help?
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    Royal Champions

    [quote name='Ephraim']Sorry for shortening the quote. As far as I know RCI's prices are a function of the fact that it's product is different than other company's product and that some people value the product differently. Since the inception of RCI in 1968 and the building of the Song of Norway the company has been differentiating itself from it's competition because they built their ships and they worked on building the most efficient ship around. The whole process is well described in Kristoffer A. Garin's [U]Devils on the Deep Blue Sea[/U]. That is the point of building ships like Oasis and Allure, they need to keep that particular edge or innovation that brings in higher prices. Nothing nefarious like trying to keep people in two classes. But it is obvious that there are differences in what you receive when you are in a balcony or in an inside cabin. Some people won't travel without a balcony and some of us are just happy that we are on the ship. Different strokes for different folks. (Remember that different doesn't have a value... blue is different from yellow, doesn't make either of them better... just different.) ...[/quote] I think you missed my observation, sorry, again should have used more words. On another RCI thread, something like "Why are RCI's prices higher?" an OP said that prices were higher to seperate class. i.e. RCI higher class people, others lower class and not wanted. It is NOT something I believe, just a statement made by a "new" member with a March 09 join date, 2 posts, but spouting the same stuff we've seen here before. Just a posting thing going on with a bunch of so-called "new" members that might be just new identities posting the same ...stuff... and is interesting to note. More influence and repercussions. You do however have good points and happy cruising!
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    Royal Champions

    [quote name='CruiseTherapy'][FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]Rather. I don't see a lot of people from this board posting on the other lines threads. Seems to be more from the other lines, especially Carnival Cheerleaders who come to invade this board than the former. JMHO[/SIZE][/FONT][/quote] Since we can't hand out p-----n anymore, sour grapes anyone?
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    Royal Champions

    When admins continue to use the term misinformation, I think they mean...Facts we don't like. And either they knew what was going on and were part of it or they were pawns and manipulated as well. If they knew and were in on it, then obviously CC members want to know. If they were pawns and we were all manipulated, then obviously CC members want to know (and wouldn't CC want to know they were RCI's pawns and wouldn't they be a bit outraged as well as examine how they do things?).
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