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  1. Personally, I prefer mainstream lines to luxury. I like to mix with the peasants so that I can always be assured of being the richest, most fabulous guest onboard. Occasionally on the luxury lines I (loathe as I am to admit) there is some competition and that certainly won't do. How would I even be assured to be first off the ship if it had an unfortunate incident with an iceberg? Not worth it!!! As far as the food, I just book my personal chef in the suite next door and have my genie procure what he needs to prepare palatable meals for me! Seriously- you should try th
  2. I'm still waiting for my first RC (until 2022 now 😪) but prior to shifting I was able to make reservations for Solarium for dinner on my cruise planner and there was no charge.
  3. I thought better of it and removed it but yeah...
  4. Wow, have I missed a lot! This is a fun distraction...
  5. Personally, I would rather have the base fare kept down and pay extra for more upscale dining by choice either by booking a suite or paying for a package/ a la carte specialty restaurants. That said, base prices are rising and not sure how long I'll see the value over AI resorts moving forward.
  6. I worked at a JR in my college days and can't get it around here anymore so I might consider grabbing some on a ship for nostalgia's sake. Typically, I'm not one to pay for specialty dining though. There's too much good food available that I've already paid for 🤷‍♀️.
  7. It would seem that demand has caught up with supply for the next year. We have one booked that will probably be canceled so we'll move that but not booking anything else at these prices.
  8. I prepay gratuities and tip extra to stewards and bar/wait staff because I am just a tipper. I do not feel that tipping beyond the charged gratuities is necessary, just nice.
  9. Thanks Noreen! That's what I thought but that post got me excited for a minute 😁. It's my first RCI cruise and I keep debating upgrading my JS to GS... that was one of the reasons. Being a cold weather sailing I don't think we'd use it (or the other sky amenities) enough to justify an upgrade. Edit: quoted the wrong person and don't know how to fix it!
  10. Access to the suite sundeck with a JS?! Is that on Anthem as well?
  11. We've booked all of our cruises through that site and always at a significant discount. This will be our first with Royal and with a different agency. The catch is a completely non refundable deposit (booked before covid) and don't expect any customer service from the outlet brokers. If you are ok with that and don't need planning assistance then go for it! Just make sure you check reviews first.
  12. Wish I would have bought more! How far in advance can you get the shareholder OBC?
  13. I had a weird glitch on my app last week switching available rewards between NCL and RCI. A little different but know there's some glitchiness going on. I was able to call and confirm points.
  14. As far as the age debate... just as in pregnancy, they are looking out for passengers' safety not who is going to spread the virus. Elderly are more likely to become seriously ill and they do not have an ICU to care for many seriously ill people. Just like they don't have a NICU to care for premature babies. I don't think banning older passengers or those with pre-existing conditions, from certain zip codes, etc. does anything to move cruising forward. What I think it will take to resume cruising as usual before a vaccine is point of care testing. A widely available, a
  15. After reading the back and forth here I bought in at $25 last week. Wish I would have pulled the trigger at $19 but I'll take it. Here's to hoping RCI pulls through this and I didn't throw money out the window 🥂!
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