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John Reid

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  1. In February I booked it at Guest Services.
  2. There are no reservations for comedy shows. That's on Oasis class ships with a designated comedy club. If the comedy show is in the theater, at 11:30 pm there is usually no problem. That would be a lot of people for that late. If it is in the 270 lounge, the seating is more limited and could be a problem. I've probably been to 7 comedy shows on Anthem; only one was in 270 and that was an "extra." I'm skeptical of the comments above; they do not match my experiences, two of which have been within the last two months.
  3. Strongly disagree. Does one not book the Grandeur because it is old and may have a greater chance of breaking down? There is no way to prepare for a port stop being closed/canceled for one random day. This isn't a slide or a new pool not being ready; this is a random closure that will cost the OP a great deal to replicate.
  4. You might want to read this: "That's 'cause it ain't hard To get along with somebody else's troubles, And they don't make you lose any sleep at night. Just as long as fate is there bustin' somebody else's bubbles, Everything's gonna be all right." Steve Goodman
  5. But this isn't comparable to the end of a dry dock. Ships are coming in before that single date and after that single date. The OP isn't complaining about the enhancements being ready; she wanted the inexpensive beach day for her family. Where's the "homework" to prepare for that?
  6. Actually, it's nothing like booking cruises out of dry dock. In those cases, dates are given so people can make a conscious decision. How does a passenger adjust for 18 months of total construction when making a cruise choice? Guess at when the single day they cancel will occur? Not book any itinerary with Coco Cay for two years?
  7. I'm in! Uh, where are we going and how are we getting there? I'm still in, though. Will I need vaccinations?
  8. Doesn't your post qualify as discussing people? What size of a mind is that? The old saying about the Foo and what he wears comes to mind.
  9. To think that a change (if one has even occurred) is the result of political correctness is absurd. It was attributed to the American passengers on Pride. Sailing out of Baltimore for so many years, are there any other passenger nationalities ever sailing on Pride? I've been on the ship three times and will be again this coming October. Changes due to complaints could have been made ages ago if there was actually a problem. For those claiming "political" correctness about art removal, that makes no sense. That wouldn't be something with a liberal motivation, it would come from the highly conservative. Know what your labels are. There is only one thing to motivate Carnival to make changes - upkeep of the art being costly. I could not even count the number of nipples that had white marks from erasers kids (I hope just kids) had used to make them stand out! The ridiculous leaf that was placed over David's weenus? Do you really think that impetus came from the shamefully liberal left? Think, it does a body good.
  10. I think I saw Robert Kraft going into one recently.
  11. I've taken a nine-day Caribbean cruise on Explorer out of Bayonne as a solo for less. $359.
  12. That's the spirit. #myvacationi'llpeeinthehottubifiwantto!
  13. Careful with that use of "fake new." For some time now, the expression is synonymous with what is actually true.
  14. Got cold as heck leaving it open on Inside Passage, Alaska.
  15. Unfortunately, I was in one of the cabins that was without A/C for 5 1/2 days. We were given misinformation about what to expect daily to stonewall us until we were off the ship. The company offered about $16.50 to $18.50 per person for six days of discomfort for two people in an affected room. And they insist this is fair. Everything else about the cruise (except the behavior of the rear port side elevators) was fine.
  16. I was on the 1/6 Apology (Anthem) of the Seas cruise. I only saw the new A.M. once at a pool contest. I thought she introduced herself as Hannah from Wales or Hannah of Wales.
  17. Still waiting. . . Just in case corporate has overlooked explaining to us . . . Mr. Bayley, Mr. Fain, et al: On the off chance that you or your staff monitor this board, please consider reading what follows. Please respond to any aspects of the summary so those affected by the failure of air conditioning on the 1/6/19 cruise will have access to some answers. We have not been able to get them while on the ship nor from RCCL representatives upon our return. Do I/we realize that mechanical failures happen no matter what level of maintenance is maintained? Definitely. Do I/we believe that the workers on the ship were doing everything possible to correct the problem? Definitely. Do I/we feel that we were intentionally under-informed and given patently false representations of the status of repairs. Definitely. Do I we feel that we were stonewalled to remove us from the ship with as little push-back as possible? Definitely. Do I/we believe that the compensation is not appropriate for six nights of awful conditions? Definitely. Do I/we believe that in you hearts you know it is not near appropriate? Well, I do. Six days of extreme discomfort. Three days of the Captain assuring us that repairs will be completed during the evening and thanking us for our patience and understanding. Four days of Customer Service stating that work is in progress and should be rectified soon. Two days of customer service telling us that “Miami is aware of the situation” and it would be in their hands. Several days of your on-shore customer service agents telling passengers that they should have resolved things on the ship. Quite a Catch 22. On day three of the situation, I tried to think of how I could get a straight answer. I cruise RCCL often, and I am a Navy veteran. Some contact ideas came to me. On my first try, I got the truth. The exact words told to me, “If I told you that this would be fixed today or tomorrow, I would be lying.” Where is any integrity in how RCCL approached this? Now, some figures to consider. The compensation Royal Caribbean deemed as fair and not to be reconsidered: $400 for suites $300 for balconies $200 for interior. Ironic that most of the worst scenarios were in interior cabins. I’ll use the generous $200 credit as the starting point. Six days divided into $200 equals $33.00 credit per day per cabin Two people in a cabin equals $16.50 per person per day/less if more than 2 in the cabin And affected cabins that did not register complaints may not have received anything. $16.50 per person for not getting a night’s sleep and discomfort during the day? That barely covers daily gratuities. It’s one drink with $2.50 in change. It’s six of the tiny bags of inferior popcorn you sell outside the theater. How, with any integrity, do you tell a customer that all night and part of the day in their stateroom will be unbearable and is worth on $16.50? It can’t be said with any integrity. Your response is shameful. Many times during the cruise we were told, “The safety and comfort of our passengers are our primary concerns.” You no longer have the right to make the statement. Possibly, for truth in presentation, you can modify it to “The safety and comfort of our stockholders are our primary concerns. Please respond and show me/us how we are wrong. $16.50 per person, per day. If you are even capable of it, you should be ashamed.
  18. Just in case corporate has overlooked explaining to us . . . Mr. Bayley, Mr. Fain, et al: On the off chance that you or your staff monitor this board, please consider reading what follows. Please respond to any aspects of the summary so those affected by the failure of air conditioning on the 1/6/19 cruise will have access to some answers. We have not been able to get them while on the ship nor from RCCL representatives upon our return. Do I/we realize that mechanical failures happen no matter what level of maintenance is maintained? Definitely. Do I/we believe that the workers on the ship were doing everything possible to correct the problem? Definitely. Do I/we feel that we were intentionally under-informed and given patently false representations of the status of repairs. Definitely. Do I we feel that we were stonewalled to remove us from the ship with as little push-back as possible? Definitely. Do I/we believe that the compensation is not appropriate for six nights of awful conditions? Definitely. Do I/we believe that in you hearts you know it is not near appropriate? Well, I do. Six days of extreme discomfort. Three days of the Captain assuring us that repairs will be completed during the evening and thanking us for our patience and understanding. Four days of Customer Service stating that work is in progress and should be rectified soon. Two days of customer service telling us that “Miami is aware of the situation” and it would be in their hands. Several days of your on-shore customer service agents telling passengers that they should have resolved things on the ship. Quite a Catch 22. On day three of the situation, I tried to think of how I could get a straight answer. I cruise RCCL often, and I am a Navy veteran. Some contact ideas came to me. On my first try, I got the truth. The exact words told to me, “If I told you that this would be fixed today or tomorrow, I would be lying.” Where is any integrity in how RCCL approached this? Now, some figures to consider. The compensation Royal Caribbean deemed as fair and not to be reconsidered: $400 for suites $300 for balconies $200 for interior. Ironic that most of the worst scenarios were in interior cabins. I’ll use the generous $200 credit as the starting point. Six days divided into $200 equals $33.00 credit per day per cabin Two people in a cabin equals $16.50 per person per day/less if more than 2 in the cabin And affected cabins that did not register complaints may not have received anything. $16.50 per person for not getting a night’s sleep and discomfort during the day? That barely covers daily gratuities. It’s one drink with $2.50 in change. It’s six of the tiny bags of inferior popcorn you sell outside the theater. How, with any integrity, do you tell a customer that all night and part of the day in their stateroom will be unbearable and is worth on $16.50? It can’t be said with any integrity. Your response is shameful. Many times during the cruise we were told, “The safety and comfort of our passengers are our primary concerns.” You no longer have the right to make the statement. Possibly, for truth in presentation, you can modify it to “The safety and comfort of our stockholders are our primary concerns. Please respond and show me/us how we are wrong. $16.50 per person, per day. If you are even capable of it, you should be ashamed.
  19. Tanya has a last name like the rest of the CD's. Tanya Yates Tongue.
  20. Don't say I never warned you when your train gets lost!
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