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  1. The original question is a bit lame. But, yeah, you are so right. Over 9,000 confirmed cases as of yesterday. Over 212 dead. Cases on American soil. Why would the media even bother to carry such unimportant news? You confident enough to take an Asian cruise?
  2. I fully expect my Genie to loofah my stretch marks while I am on the island.
  3. Yes, they have access to everything. They just don't dig. I still book Next Cruise for the lower deposit and OBC. But I don't go down without having checked the price online first. Not have access??? They sure have access when I tell them about any DEAL reductions, military deductions (if available), etc. Then they magically find the exact price I have found. Intentional? I can't be sure. Lackadaisical incompetence - for sure. It happens the majority of times I book.
  4. I've not read the entire thread, but I'm sitting in my cabin right now and my Seapass card clearly says Diamond Plus.
  5. Do not wash them with ANY other towels or clothing for at least five washes. The lint they shed is astounding. They also have a peculiar but pleasant smell when wet. Mine have become soft and they seem very durable. They are small and really don't work for a full beach towel, but I have many other uses. Mine have about 10 washes each and they have held up very well.
  6. Any idea how long Cian is on Grandeur? We are sailing her 2/28? He is on Grandeur right now (I think). It's the end of the 6th day and I go to many activities. I've never seen him. That is very unusual on a ship as small as Grandeur.
  7. Yes, right after I finished the cleaning restrooms excursion.
  8. My experience with fee at Bayonne: $18 $19 $20 $22 last February $24 December 8-20, 2019 and a buck more for the New Year? Nice touch. I'll be sticking with Baltimore. $288 to park? Too much.
  9. I get the idea of the possibility of ghosts, but how do their clothes have an afterlife? Is there a Kohl's for spirits?
  10. This is from Grandeur. Seems to be an uncanny resemblance to Rhapsody! Never use the Grandeur concierge lounge as a D+. Way too remote. Using the South Pacific Lounge is old news, not a new enhancement. I want to know if when it is at capacity (happens often on Grandeur 12-days), will those pesky Pinochles be enhanced up to the Concierge Club?:)
  11. 2 - Anthem 36 - Grandeur 64 - Grandeur 167 - Adventure 300 - Grandeur 428 - Grandeur I have to avoid the Next Cruise desk!
  12. No problems with the correct amount and future points earned. One caveat, BOA's communications lean heavily towards selecting minimum payment as your payment option. They are not nearly as clear as Chase cards about what to pay. So, if you select autopay or e-bill notifications and want to pay off the balance, be careful. Most of their notices about "payment due" only show the minimum. Otherwise, earning points and redeeming has been accurate and easy.
  13. Kids, Anyone know the percentage discount for D+ on single Voom for the entire cruise? I'm measuring it against the current and actual sale for my upcoming cruise. Thanks in advance.
  14. I can hardly contain my joy as I reviewed the Black Friday "sale" on the items I was considering for my upcoming Anthem cruise. All dining options - exactly the same price as last week! Single device Voom - from $13.99 per day to $12.99 per day. There actually may be a break on deluxe beverage, $47.99, but I was not considering that. Hope you all fare better.
  15. My take- -I got the card for the bonus 10,000 points. I have cashed in for $250 OBC so far. -I only use it for RCI purchases. To use it for anything else at 1% is a total waste. -My everyday card gets 1.75% back on everything. (no fee). -My AARP card gives 3% on travel. It has a limit, but it is a generous one. -Beware of paying your bill. I find that Bank of America obfuscates what you owe so that you pay the minimum and then have an interest fee. Look at your payment choices very carefully. -Do not open, use, redeem, and cancel. Just leave it dormant; there is n
  16. The seas? It is sometimes calm and sometimes there have been colossal storms that damaged parts of Anthem. There is no way of knowing in advance. I've had 3 foot and 17 foot waves in the same 24-hour day. The only constant? They are salty and wet and cold and deep.
  17. Len, in my opinion you will find it better than Grandeur in all venues. Windjammer is way better. There are many other options, also. There is a great breakfast, sandwich, salad, and snack venue at the rear of the ship by 270. Beware of the macaroons - addictive. The Solarium Bistro is a good alternative for embarkation day; I'll be there on December 8! You know that Park Cafe on Grandeur is okay in a pinch. There is better in the Promenade on Anthem. They also have a fairly good Sorrento's. Before the hatin' starts, I am a huge fan of Grandeur and sail her regularly.
  18. Sometimes you can have a cabin that is noisy earlier in the day - by galleys, below chairs being rearranged, next to a stewards supply closet, by the theater during daytime rehearsals, having an adjoining room with a door to the next cabin, near equipment needed for docking (anchors, azipods). I've done 30 cruises and just finished one that was my only GTY. I booked close to sail date, and the only interiors left to choose were poor locations. I figured I had nothing to lose. I got lucky; it was deck 3 way forward (all the way) but mostly quiet. I could hear the bass somewhat from the band du
  19. Is the benefit extended to paramours for just the illicit cruise or will they remain permanent?
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