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About Rocket3D

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    Cool Cruiser

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    Ft Lauderdale, FL
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    Cruising for us is like playing, carefree and full of joy.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    46 fun Cozumel Bar Hops and counting.

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  1. Ya. Maybe just use CC for info occasionally, and not post.
  2. Just curious if anyone every heard any waiter say they get a bonus from the 'gratuities' we pay? If you just do some rough math...about $300,000 to $400,000 per week long cruise.
  3. Funny comment by Bill, the HD on AD during Captain's Corner Q&A session recently... "We had a request for a comfort/service squirrel."
  4. We listened to the sales pitch for a few minutes, but the times available would not have worked for us because they interfered with show times. The specialty dining quality is not as good as 8 years ago, when we started cruising with Royal. The menu of Chops is loaded with purines...if you ever had a gout attack...you know. High salt...chefs love salt, they put salt on salt, lol. Cost has doubled, or more, in 8 years. We just don't see specialty dining as good value anymore. Have fun.
  5. In CM yesterday. The $3 tram would not stop at Krazy Lobster. They drove to the far end of town and when I told him we wanted to go to Krazy Lobster...he said we had to walk back. Option is walk out of gate and hire a cab to Krazy Lobster.
  6. I figured they would get those port aft elevators working after we left, LOL.... I was on Mariner 6 weeks....last 2 weeks only 2 elevators went to 14. Agree...always full since folks would get on and ride...eventually getting to correct deck. Mariner does not have C&A events or formal nights. The DL is overcrowded first and last nights ..... some folks arrive 1/2 hour early and grab their seats.... some walking up stairs to 14....ha. Kicker is the Suite Lounge was mostly empty...larger and way less folks....they should switch. Lots for kids to do ... good because lots of kids on Mariner....even in Sept and Oct. Agree, some production shows were late hours. Ice show good, cast changing over soon. Crew was great but decided we prefer longer cruises and won’t be back on the 4 or 3 day cruises out of POM. Have fun. ...not sure why new site is double spacing lines...
  7. They have some sections of pier complete with top platform starting at shore of course. Surprised me how low off the water it will be....a few feet at most...going to be a wet walk with winter east winds....as stated, no breakwater. There yesterday...back again next week, will get some closeups.
  8. Good question...here is a pic taken yesterday..I am on Mariner. So much work to do by June ‘19. Rumors on the streets (beaches) are the new dock to be ready by Jan instead of Nov....I’ll ask around for any unofficial stuff...not sure but officially opening June? The east and south beaches are open as normal, awesome as always. They have a temp visual barrier fence up, rest of island a constuction zone. West end has barge dock...bringing in sand/materials. I’ll be here often....be interesting to post pics every week.
  9. DS must be careful, everybody wants to get into the picture! 'DS Photo Bomb'
  10. Fascinating thread. Doing some lengthy historical DS research (research is hell), my sweaty research assistants brought a bottle of Hennessy Pure White, some chilled Solarium towels, a Cohiba, and this note: Who said this? When asked to join the Captain at the captain’s table for dinner, the answer was reportedly (something) like this... “What? ……I am not dining with the hired help.” Mrs Madeleine Talmage (Lady) Astor, wife of John Jacob Astor on the Titanic. [she survived, he didn't]
  11. Hi, [saluting] Just found this thread. Fun stuff. I decided (after cleaning coffee spray off the iMac) that ‘DS’ folks have more fun than Pineapples, or anybody. Unfortunately, we will become ‘P’ soon, no going back now (bummer). Anyway, not wanting to be sneered at (or subjected to 'P' jokes), I designed a new ‘delphically simple’ signature picture which eliminates any reference to our actual C&A status. Going forward…only Royal will know our status….whether to stock our cabin with 4-ply TP, have the bottle of Moscato, 8 bottles of water, and orange juice and cookies ready on day 1….oops may have said too much already. Subscribed… :D:D
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