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Joined Aug 2017
3 cruises with Royal, played everyday on all of em
Liberty 2016, got nothing
Freedom, president's cruise 2017, got 100 off
Allure, last month, got 100 off (and I had to pick up the certificate myself)

on top of that, when I call to use the "100 off" they quote me higher prices than online

Casino royale is a joke
Orlando,FL
4,279 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by CruisingfromDE
Hi Linda, Thank you for posting the lists. When booking after final payment with a $500 cruise certificate, is the price Casino Royale uses as a base then typically lower than the full retail price because it's after final payment?
I think if all depends on the sailing and how full it is. It could go either way. However, we no longer get casino rates AND a certificate. If we use a certificate it's off the regular RCI rates and any promos they have at the time.
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Ships sailed: Anthem, Brilliance (4), Empress (3), Majesty (35) Allure (4), Adventure (2), Rhapsody, Sovereign (2), Serenade (2), Enchantment (24), Mariner,(3) Grandeur, Monarch(9), Freedom(3), Navigator, Radiance (2), Liberty (3), Jewel (3), Vision,Celebrity Summit

2018 Remaining Cruises:
Enchantment 11/23/18; 12/14/18

Explorer of the Seas B2B2B: 9/14/18-9/28/18

Empress 11/1/18 to Bimini
Orlando,FL
4,279 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Originally posted by Life is Good Cruising
Happy holidays to you and Barb

Nick don't get me started with CR daily/weekly/monthly changes

I've started booking cruises now after final payment and I've stop playing now once I reach 2400 points. We have 3 more 12 night sailings in the next 2 1/2 months I'll have to pace myself in the casino ��.

CR is well aware they are losing players, even some of their high rollers.
The only problem I have for the cruises over a year out is if we want a special sailing that is very limited, the staterooms we want sell out or go double or triple in price as we
Get closer. So i HAVE to book something like that early. Case in point. I just booked 9/16/19 Adventure for 11 nights from Quebec City. JS was $4,080 total. If I wait til 12 months out that will be $8,000 IF any JS's are available.
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“Expect nothing and you’ll never be disappointed “

Ships sailed: Anthem, Brilliance (4), Empress (3), Majesty (35) Allure (4), Adventure (2), Rhapsody, Sovereign (2), Serenade (2), Enchantment (24), Mariner,(3) Grandeur, Monarch(9), Freedom(3), Navigator, Radiance (2), Liberty (3), Jewel (3), Vision,Celebrity Summit

2018 Remaining Cruises:
Enchantment 11/23/18; 12/14/18

Explorer of the Seas B2B2B: 9/14/18-9/28/18

Empress 11/1/18 to Bimini
Delaware
136 Posts
Joined Oct 2017
Originally posted by OTownNick
I think if all depends on the sailing and how full it is. It could go either way. However, we no longer get casino rates AND a certificate. If we use a certificate it's off the regular RCI rates and any promos they have at the time.

Ok thanks. I thought I had read if a certificate was used it was off full retail, wasn't sure if that changed after final payment was due but makes sense that it would depend on vacancies. This is all new to me. Thanks for your patience with my questions.
NJ
3,747 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
Originally posted by CruisingfromDE
Hi Linda, Thank you for posting the lists. When booking after final payment with a $500 cruise certificate, is the price Casino Royale uses as a base then typically lower than the full retail price because it's after final payment?
When booking after final payment, the price on Royal's Webb is the price, meaning, there are no special discounts with CR that I know of when booking after final payment.

If there's still many cabins left after final payment Royal will drops the prices on those cabins and if there's only a few cabins left in specific categories, Royal will sometimes raise the prices after final payment. Some disadvantages of booking after final payment will be the location of cabins selection and maybe only certain categories are available.

If you're interested in a specific sailing or stateroom you should book when Itineraries are just released.
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Delaware
136 Posts
Joined Oct 2017
Originally posted by Life is Good Cruising
When booking after final payment, the price on Royal's Webb is the price, meaning, there are no special discounts with CR that I know of when booking after final payment.

If there's still many cabins left after final payment Royal will drops the prices on those cabins and if there's only a few cabins left in specific categories, Royal will sometimes raise the prices after final payment. Some disadvantages of booking after final payment will be the location of cabins selection and maybe only certain categories are available.

If you're interested in a specific sailing or stateroom you should book when Itineraries are just released.
Gotcha. Thanks again.
NJ
3,747 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
Originally posted by OTownNick
The only problem I have for the cruises over a year out is if we want a special sailing that is very limited, the staterooms we want sell out or go double or triple in price as we
Get closer. So i HAVE to book something like that early. Case in point. I just booked 9/16/19 Adventure for 11 nights from Quebec City. JS was $4,080 total. If I wait til 12 months out that will be $8,000 IF any JS's are available.
Nick, I totally agree with you about booking early for specific sailings.
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San Jose, CA
755 Posts
Joined Oct 2009
If you on Freedom of the Seas now could you pls let me know if there is Let it Ride table in casino?
Thank you
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11-Nov-2018 Allure Of The Seas/ 18-Nov-2018 Allure Of The Seas/ 22-July-2018 Allure Of The Seas/ 22-Apr-2018 Freedom Of The Seas/ 14-Apr-2018 Freedom Of The Seas/ 18-Nov-2017 Harmony Of The Seas /11-Nov-2017 Harmony Of The Seas /1-May-2017 Brilliance Of The Seas / 29-Oct-2016 Anthem Of The Seas / 30-Nov-2015 Anthem Of The Seas / 06-Apr-2014 Allure Of The Seas / 10-Nov-2011 Explorer Of The Seas / 07-Nov-2010 Mariner Of The Seas/ 25-Oct-2009 Mariner Of The Seas / 28-Oct-2008 Jewel Of The Seas / 11-Nov-2007 Vision Of The Seas/ 04-Nov-2007 Vision Of The Seas /31-Oct-2006 Jewel Of The Seas / 28-Oct-2004 Jewel Of The Seas / 20-Oct-2001 Explorer Of The Seas

Carnival:

09/12/2017 Carnival Legend /07/01/2017 Carnival Miracle/ 12/10/2016 Carnival Conquest /07/29/2016 Carnival Inspiration / 04/02/2016 Carnival Miracle / 01/01/2016 Carnival Inspiration / 08/21/2015 Carnival Inspiration / 05/07/2015 Carnival Legend /02/27/2015 Carnival Inspiration / 11/22/2014 Carnival Miracle / 08/29/2014 Carnival Inspiration / 06/20/2014 Carnival Inspiration / 10/25/2013 Carnival Inspiration / 4/27/2013 Carnival Breeze/ 11/18/2012 Carnival Splendor/ 4/6/2012 Carnival Inspiration / 4/22/2001 Carnival Elation/ 11/12/2000 Carnival Fantasy / 3/5/2000 Carnival Elation

Princess: 2 cruises / Celebrity: 1 cruise

NJ
3,747 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
Originally posted by CruisingfromDE
Gotcha. Thanks again.
My pleasure 😀

Any questions feel free to ask here as many of us posting are long time Club Royale members and we're here to help one another.
Best of luck to you in the casino on your next sailing 😀
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Chicago
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Joined Jun 2012
They are doing away with Casino rates (at least as of yesterday decisions.) The rates will be whatever can be looked at by Royal’s sale du jour, Crown and Anchor discount, state of residence discount....The people who answer the phones at CR do take our comments back to the marketing / revenue people. For those of us who have been in the program for years we have seen the changes - not good for us. I think so many of us loved Casino cash back waiting for us. The people who answered our calls had the ability to do extra things for us. Now, not. Their hands have been tied. Royal no longer cares about how we played over multiple cruises. Now Royal wants CR only to look at what we did on past cruise - singular. If someone drops a 5 dollar bill into a slot machine they are considered CR members. If your last cruise is port intensive there is less time in Casino. Those comments also have been taken back to management. A 3 night cruise will be less time in Casino. Those comments also have gone back to management. Table players seem to be at the mercy of the dealers..how is play being tracked? Incentives have been going away... Not as good as it used to be....will things change after Jan 1..... maybe....
USA
2,347 Posts
Joined May 2011
When booking with CR, is it possible to use a FCC? I have read that the deposits required are now back to $100 pp so I would like to use one while booking with CR.

On a positive note about CR. I called yesterday to make final payment for an upcoming trip. I talked to a lovely lady named Sarah. She had to talk to a supervisor but was able to get us switched to an accessible room at a $200 discount. I was a happy camper. Katherine
4,466 Posts
Joined Apr 2017
Originally posted by BEENSAILING
They are doing away with Casino rates (at least as of yesterday decisions.) The rates will be whatever can be looked at by Royal’s sale du jour, Crown and Anchor discount, state of residence discount....The people who answer the phones at CR do take our comments back to the marketing / revenue people. For those of us who have been in the program for years we have seen the changes - not good for us. I think so many of us loved Casino cash back waiting for us. The people who answered our calls had the ability to do extra things for us. Now, not. Their hands have been tied. Royal no longer cares about how we played over multiple cruises. Now Royal wants CR only to look at what we did on past cruise - singular. If someone drops a 5 dollar bill into a slot machine they are considered CR members. If your last cruise is port intensive there is less time in Casino. Those comments also have been taken back to management. A 3 night cruise will be less time in Casino. Those comments also have gone back to management. Table players seem to be at the mercy of the dealers..how is play being tracked? Incentives have been going away... Not as good as it used to be....will things change after Jan 1..... maybe....


I believe you have hit the nail on the head from my recent experiences.

I play Table games and seem to end up on the roulette table mostly. On Roulette I buy in to get real chips and not colors. Last week they made me buy colors, so my chips were $5. New dealer comes up, I have four colored chips on Outside first 12. Dealer sees me place bet. Says nothing, then spins. My first 12 hits. He starts paying out other winners and then with his finger flicks my chips, my bet, off the table towards me and pulls the marker. I was ripped. This wasn’t an honest mistake, it was rude and not appropriate. I called the pit boss over and asked him to remove the dealer. He did. I had a good run going and this was just bad karma to me. I choose to retire after the next spin. Didn’t get a certificate although I played a fair amount.

I didn’t get my status because on very port intensive cruise on Freedom in September, I failed to reach 1000 points.

My last play was on Brilliance.


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Virginia
1,358 Posts
Joined Dec 2010
Originally posted by Lady Hudson
When booking with CR, is it possible to use a FCC? I have read that the deposits required are now back to $100 pp so I would like to use one while booking with CR.

On a positive note about CR. I called yesterday to make final payment for an upcoming trip. I talked to a lovely lady named Sarah. She had to talk to a supervisor but was able to get us switched to an accessible room at a $200 discount. I was a happy camper. Katherine
Sarah is awesome. She is one of the best CR reps. I’m always happy when I get her.
NJ
3,747 Posts
Joined Feb 2014
Originally posted by BEENSAILING
Who is the singing group on your cruise? Next cruise we have booked is Adventure out of Puerto Rico - ABC islands April/May. Thinking about somethiing in-between...
For your sailing:
12/30/17 Tribute band is LA Vation---U2 Tribute

Love the itinerary on Adventure with the ABC islands, enjoy both cruises.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year

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San Jose, CA
755 Posts
Joined Oct 2009
Today I tried to book Allure 7 nights for Thanksgiving 2018 and as I mentioned before my last play 26k points... CR said that they will be able to comp me ONLY balcony (4,800 points) and for JS and need to pay 1,300 extra. (Price for balcony $782pp and JS 1,899pp)
Cannot undertand their math at all .... any logic???
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11-Nov-2018 Allure Of The Seas/ 18-Nov-2018 Allure Of The Seas/ 22-July-2018 Allure Of The Seas/ 22-Apr-2018 Freedom Of The Seas/ 14-Apr-2018 Freedom Of The Seas/ 18-Nov-2017 Harmony Of The Seas /11-Nov-2017 Harmony Of The Seas /1-May-2017 Brilliance Of The Seas / 29-Oct-2016 Anthem Of The Seas / 30-Nov-2015 Anthem Of The Seas / 06-Apr-2014 Allure Of The Seas / 10-Nov-2011 Explorer Of The Seas / 07-Nov-2010 Mariner Of The Seas/ 25-Oct-2009 Mariner Of The Seas / 28-Oct-2008 Jewel Of The Seas / 11-Nov-2007 Vision Of The Seas/ 04-Nov-2007 Vision Of The Seas /31-Oct-2006 Jewel Of The Seas / 28-Oct-2004 Jewel Of The Seas / 20-Oct-2001 Explorer Of The Seas

Carnival:

09/12/2017 Carnival Legend /07/01/2017 Carnival Miracle/ 12/10/2016 Carnival Conquest /07/29/2016 Carnival Inspiration / 04/02/2016 Carnival Miracle / 01/01/2016 Carnival Inspiration / 08/21/2015 Carnival Inspiration / 05/07/2015 Carnival Legend /02/27/2015 Carnival Inspiration / 11/22/2014 Carnival Miracle / 08/29/2014 Carnival Inspiration / 06/20/2014 Carnival Inspiration / 10/25/2013 Carnival Inspiration / 4/27/2013 Carnival Breeze/ 11/18/2012 Carnival Splendor/ 4/6/2012 Carnival Inspiration / 4/22/2001 Carnival Elation/ 11/12/2000 Carnival Fantasy / 3/5/2000 Carnival Elation

Princess: 2 cruises / Celebrity: 1 cruise

96 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
What kind of play did you do to accumulate 26k?

Also, I would call back and escalate. Your situation isn’t normal.

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San Jose, CA
755 Posts
Joined Oct 2009
Originally posted by snoope
What kind of play did you do to accumulate 26k?

Also, I would call back and escalate. Your situation isn’t normal.

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18 on slots and other from tables
Yes, I know ... I called CR and ask already
Do I need to contact somebody else?
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11-Nov-2018 Allure Of The Seas/ 18-Nov-2018 Allure Of The Seas/ 22-July-2018 Allure Of The Seas/ 22-Apr-2018 Freedom Of The Seas/ 14-Apr-2018 Freedom Of The Seas/ 18-Nov-2017 Harmony Of The Seas /11-Nov-2017 Harmony Of The Seas /1-May-2017 Brilliance Of The Seas / 29-Oct-2016 Anthem Of The Seas / 30-Nov-2015 Anthem Of The Seas / 06-Apr-2014 Allure Of The Seas / 10-Nov-2011 Explorer Of The Seas / 07-Nov-2010 Mariner Of The Seas/ 25-Oct-2009 Mariner Of The Seas / 28-Oct-2008 Jewel Of The Seas / 11-Nov-2007 Vision Of The Seas/ 04-Nov-2007 Vision Of The Seas /31-Oct-2006 Jewel Of The Seas / 28-Oct-2004 Jewel Of The Seas / 20-Oct-2001 Explorer Of The Seas

Carnival:

09/12/2017 Carnival Legend /07/01/2017 Carnival Miracle/ 12/10/2016 Carnival Conquest /07/29/2016 Carnival Inspiration / 04/02/2016 Carnival Miracle / 01/01/2016 Carnival Inspiration / 08/21/2015 Carnival Inspiration / 05/07/2015 Carnival Legend /02/27/2015 Carnival Inspiration / 11/22/2014 Carnival Miracle / 08/29/2014 Carnival Inspiration / 06/20/2014 Carnival Inspiration / 10/25/2013 Carnival Inspiration / 4/27/2013 Carnival Breeze/ 11/18/2012 Carnival Splendor/ 4/6/2012 Carnival Inspiration / 4/22/2001 Carnival Elation/ 11/12/2000 Carnival Fantasy / 3/5/2000 Carnival Elation

Princess: 2 cruises / Celebrity: 1 cruise

4,466 Posts
Joined Apr 2017
Originally posted by Happy Bee
18 on slots and other from tables

Yes, I know ... I called CR and ask already

Do I need to contact somebody else?


I wonder if it is because it’s a 7 night over Thanksgiving?


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Florida
68 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Originally posted by Happy Bee
If you on Freedom of the Seas now could you pls let me know if there is Let it Ride table in casino?
Thank you
We were just on Freedom dec3-9, no Let it ride, (My husband played that one on Princess.) But they did have Ultimate texas hold um, & reg. 5 card poker tables.
96 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
I was just told by the host that cabin comps can also be given away based on your actual losses. Does anyone know what the formula is for this? This explains my last comp. I had about 2000 points from tables but got a comp balcony. I estimate my loss was around $3000.


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