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Rocketlady

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About Rocketlady

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    Ohio
  • Interests
    bike riding, walking, travel
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    all of them
  1. I know the employees get to use the bikes store near their cabins. We took a tour of the ship where the employees work , eat and sleep and captain offices . Food is prepared and all the laundry done. Costs up $100. each. It is once in a life time to see. But I am not so sure I would ride around in most of the islands alone. It isn't too safe. But would love to do it Otherwise .
  2. WE GOT A phone call from RC also for the exact week. We booked it while there Feb 1st of this year. It is because of the Super Bowl and the particular company wanted to whole ship to charter. It really didn't surprise us. Because they said the first 8 floors were booked by a company. I suppose that company decided to just book it all. Money talks and BS walks as they say. I got the same lousy deal as you $100 each. on board credit for the next cruise. We are going the week before. My biggest problem was I booked a room the night before ($500) and didn't guarantee it. I never do that why I did this time I don't know. We try to go through Hotel.com to see if they would just let us stay the week before. Hotel.com said they called the hotel and was refused. I don't believe Hotel.com at all. The room was cut down to $200. but they wouldn't give back my money. A lesson learned here. We booked another room from priceline.com that is much nicer. It is fun to be on the ships watching the Super Bowl. They have all kinds of food to eat there. We have been on two RC cruises during the game but being a new ship I suppose the rich companies get first priority. I hadn't gotten our airplane tickets yet so that was something I didn't have to worry about. I don't even know if we could of gotten any flights or not anyway. the super bowl is in Miami next year so that is why the hotel prices are sky high. Traffic will be crazy too. I feel sorry for those that are still working and need to find another date. And going with a group could be a nightmare too. Good luck.
  3. wHERE did you stay while there? What hotels?
  4. I was on both ships too. They had each one of us play the slot tournament twice. Then added our scores. Then the top ones got to play again .forgot how many. Maybe 100. Then we played one more time. There the top 50 or 60 people won $1000. First place $25,000. They did this the second day. I guess so we could spend our winnings in the casino the rest of the week.LOL. It was fun and super loud event. Don't forget to look up the free ice cream cones. It is yogurt. Chocolate was the best. Just a little tidbit. Oh and ask the casino If you qualify for free drinks.They Don't volunteer that formation. That ship was to be remodeled this summer.It was getting to be pretty outdated. I thought the public bathrooms were awful. Exposed pipes and nasty floors. You will have fun. Let us all know how you did. It is just pure luck if you win.
  5. I had to pay hotel,insurance,cab,tips,and airfare for the 5 day trip.We had an inside room which we both hated. If we wanted to have a balcony $1000. Extra. So we just stayed in the inside room. That was the down side. 145 people were in the tournament. That was fun. Didn't win the $25,000. But did win $1000. The top 60 people won $1000. each. I also had free drinks all week. I only had one drink. Asked for water Instead. They thought I was crazy. We had a good time. We had already booked another cruise a month later. That is one reason we didn't know to do the free cruise.We are retired so we had the freedom to do both cruises.
  6. We were on this ship a couple weeks ago. Really is an out dated ship. Public bathrooms were in awful condition. They were clean but pipes were showings , the tile was worn
  7. was on the independence a couple weeks ago and noticed alot of smoking around the pools. And I also would run into the chairs at the casino that were being saved. That upsets me too. And also I don't like it on land casinos. But those people usually are pouring in alot of money on the slots. So I doubt it will change.
  8. We just got off the independence of the Sea Friday. It is an older ship and really needs to be remodeled. I thought the public bathrooms were a mess. They had been cleaned but needed repairs. I heard they are going to remodel in May and June. So lucky for you. We stayed in the inside cabin under the Windjammer Cafe. Never heard any noises at night. But we really hated staying in the inside. We will be back on a balcony in Jan. on another ship. Each ship offers something different. We prefer the newest and biggest ships because it has more choices of everything from food to entertainment. And alot more modern. I probably wouldn't pick this ship ever again. Some people were really upset it was so outdated. I prefer the track on the Oasis style ships. I am 67 years old. This ship the track was on the top deck with all the public traffic which is hard to get steps in dodging all the other people. Only reason I was on this ship was I won it in a slot tournament. I did get to be in another slot tournament with winners from other ships. I walked off with $1000. prize. One person won $25,000.00 top prize. Hope your health improves and you beat the cancer. And your family enjoys the cruise with you.
  9. Won $1000. and alot of smaller wins. I too spend alot of time in the casinos. I don't drink so I spend my well earn income I saved up to go on the cruise. I only spend what I can afford to lose. It is entertainment for us. Plus we have met several other couples we later kept in contact with. I also won the slot tournament for a free cruise in Dec.on the Harmony. There I could win $50,000.00 in prizes. Problem with free is not really free. Taxes, insurance, tips, hotel, flights are not included. And it is only a 5 day cruise. I wasn't going to go but changed my mind. Oh, it is only an inside room as well. If we want a balcony add on another $1000. And yes I too have had nights I didn't win a red cent.
  10. We have been on 5 cruises with RC. And this ship was our favorite of all of them. Others Oasis and Harmony and allure . We always go in Jan or Feb which is a big mistake leaving out of N.J. We were in a snow storm going there and faced it coming back. So 4 days were lost to being out doors . And for that reason we probably will never be on it again. Move to Fla and I would go back. Trying to fly out of N.J. wasn't fun either. Most of the airlines cancelled out.
  11. ok I won my so call free cruise trip to play the Royal Slot Tour Satellite Tournament in Dec. Anyone ever won and went on to try for the $50,000? This is how free it is. I paid for insurance, taxes, required gratuities and taxes to the government for local state and federal taxes afterwards. It is only a 5 day cruise. Inside room only. If I want a balcony it is another $1000.00! I have to pay to fly plus get a hotel room the night before. I am also paying for a soda package and internet. We are going to go with the inside room since it is only 5 days. I wasn't even going to go but wanted to see just what they do on a major slot tournament.
  12. I couldn't get in either. I have that problem alot with RC web site. They need to fire all the IT people and get their act together. Then keep it simple!
  13. yes, I have won $1000. on cruise ships. The last cruise in Jan. 2017 I won a free cruise playing in a slot tournament . 5 day cruise only. But I will be in a tournament that I can win up to $50,000. But free isn't really free. I still have to pay taxes, insurance, air fare, hotel room and tips. I wasn't going to go then I thought what the heck. Oh, the room is an inside one only. If I get a balcony add on another $1000.00. So free I am not sold on it. I do get free drinks on the next cruise and also got it on the last cruise. ( only in the casino) I don't even drink. will let you know in Dec. if I won anything on this special cruise. I did see a guy win $2000.00 in the casino in Jan. And yes they came out with the forms to pay taxes.
  14. yes, I have won $1000. on cruise ships. The last cruise in Jan. 2017 I won a free cruise playing in a slot tournament . 5 day cruise only. But I will be in a tournament that I can win up to $50,000. But free isn't really free. I still have to pay taxes, insurance, air fare, hotel room and tips. I wasn't going to go then I thought what the heck. Oh, the room is an inside one only. If I get a balcony add on another $1000.00. So free I am not sold on it. I do get free drinks on the next cruise and also got it on the last cruise. ( only in the casino) I don't even drink. will let you know in Dec. if I won anything on this special cruise. I did see a guy win $2000.00 in the casino in Jan. And yes they came out with the forms to pay taxes.
  15. I was with a group of 5. We went to see Cats as well. All of us left an hour into it. To me every song sounded the same. Boring. Ages 12 years old to 67 in our group. I walked the track each day . I wear a fitbit so I like to get 10 miles in a day. I am 67 years old. The rest of our group went swimming. You will not be bored . Just way to much to do. We only ate in the restaurants included with the price of the trip. We spent alot of time at night in the casino and playing bingo. I won a free cruise on the slot tourament. Nice to meet people from all walks of life as well. Have fun
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