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Thanks for sharing that info. I'm on Enchantment right now and today's the last day so after about 3 hrs of play today at roulette I'm hoping to see something. I'll let you all know.

 

Btw I think the W-2 is for slots only.

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Well, I am finished gambling for rhis 3 night cruise and I didn't see any free cruise certificates given out. I was hoping I woukd get one - I was at the roulette table for almost 6 hours today alone and they had my avg bets $50-75. I also played 2-3 hrs per day prior to the last day. I woulda bought my play would have gotten something.. I hope my rebate is good....better be more than $350 or to me it's not worth it cause I lost double that.

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It's possible that they might not give them out on 3-night cruises because they're not long enough to see enough play.

 

I qualified for a free cruise certificate on my 8-night cruise in March (I was "almost there" by night six, qualified for the first tier certificate on night seven, and just reached the second tier certificate on night eight). That was with enough play in the casino to earn an $875 rebate.

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It's possible that they might not give them out on 3-night cruises because they're not long enough to see enough play.

 

I qualified for a free cruise certificate on my 8-night cruise in March (I was "almost there" by night six, qualified for the first tier certificate on night seven, and just reached the second tier certificate on night eight). That was with enough play in the casino to earn an $875 rebate.

 

Maybe so about the 3 night cruise. Well I should get a decent rebate and it will be used for our Oct 17 cruise on Liberty. If you play roulette I look forward to joining you at the table.

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My husband and I each received a free balcony certificate (or $1,000 x 2) from our Independence of the Seas August 9, 2015 sailing. Our combined rebates are over $3,000. we were able to apply our rebates to our November Allure sailing. We cannot apply rebates to a cruise booked with the certificates. According to Club Royale we will also not be able to earn rebates while on the certificate cruise. None of the cruises on the list fit for us, so we booked a weekend cruise on the Majesty. With casino rates we paid less than $600 (Including: Port fees, Taxes, Pre-Paid Gratuities, Insurance, etc.) and we will be in the Royal Suite. :D We figure on a 3 night cruise we won't earn much of a rebate anyway, so we won't be missing much. Now we have the nicest room on the ship for under $600.

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My husband and I each received a free balcony certificate (or $1,000 x 2) from our Independence of the Seas August 9, 2015 sailing. Our combined rebates are over $3,000. we were able to apply our rebates to our November Allure sailing. We cannot apply rebates to a cruise booked with the certificates. According to Club Royale we will also not be able to earn rebates while on the certificate cruise. None of the cruises on the list fit for us, so we booked a weekend cruise on the Majesty. With casino rates we paid less than $600 (Including: Port fees, Taxes, Pre-Paid Gratuities, Insurance, etc.) and we will be in the Royal Suite. :D We figure on a 3 night cruise we won't earn much of a rebate anyway, so we won't be missing much. Now we have the nicest room on the ship for under $600.

 

So you were able to apply your rebates to the Allure cruise in November AND get a free cruise on a different sailing? Wow. I thought the free cruise cert and rebate earned was an either/or....the program is still confusing. In March I had a free cruise on Allure and I was able to earn rebates on THAT cruise....

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According to the Club Royale rep, the new program starts in December. They don't have any details yet for that either. They might be testing the waters with whatever the consumer will accept, or the reps are just following what they think the rules are. If nobody is explicit in what the rules are, the rules will be interpreted differently by different people, who knows. We'll see if we earned a rebate after the Majesty.... Next up the Conquest.

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I'm aware that I can't get a casino rebate if I'm going to use my $1000 certificate on our 11/30/15 cruise. CR informed me that I would still be able to *earn* a casino rebate on the 11/30/15 certificate cruise which would be applied to my next cruise in January 2016. **Itching2cruiseagain** indicates something different than what I was told so that is a little confusing.

 

CR also said on the cruise that I just earned my certificate in August, I would be able to apply that rebate to my next sailing in October. I did not think I would still be getting a rebate & a cert. and thought one of the other. And any rebate earned on our 11/8/15 cruise would be not be able to be applied to our certificate cruise on 11/30/15. This is where they take away your rebate.

 

Does all this make sense to you?

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That was my understanding too that the certs were either or.

I have a free cruise on the oasis coming up in a few weeks ...

I will report back if I notice any changes to the program..

as many of you know I am a roulette player with an average of 150/ hand

 

lets see what happens..

 

When playing roulette, do you spread it across several inside numbers (if so how many) or do u play outsides?

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I'm aware that I can't get a casino rebate if I'm going to use my $1000 certificate on our 11/30/15 cruise. CR informed me that I would still be able to *earn* a casino rebate on the 11/30/15 certificate cruise which would be applied to my next cruise in January 2016. **Itching2cruiseagain** indicates something different than what I was told so that is a little confusing.

 

CR also said on the cruise that I just earned my certificate in August, I would be able to apply that rebate to my next sailing in October. I did not think I would still be getting a rebate & a cert. and thought one of the other. And any rebate earned on our 11/8/15 cruise would be not be able to be applied to our certificate cruise on 11/30/15. This is where they take away your rebate.

 

Does all this make sense to you?

 

I suppose it makes sense lol.

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When playing roulette, do you spread it across several inside numbers (if so how many) or do u play outsides?

 

I have my favorite inside numbers for sure. (never play any outside bets)

and then I always play a minimum of 20.00 on double zero everytime.

and at least 10 on the 0/00 split

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I have my favorite inside numbers for sure. (never play any outside bets)

and then I always play a minimum of 20.00 on double zero everytime.

and at least 10 on the 0/00 split

 

Yeah I always cover the zeros. How many different numbers do you usually play? I will do 12-14 if playing inside but put more on my favorites

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I got a $425 rebate from my Aug 28 cruise. I wanted to apply it to my next cruise in Oct but CR said I can cause they only allow ONE rebate at a time. So I had to move it to my cruise in Nov. Now what happens with my rebate I earn on the Oct cruise? I will have to apply that to ANOTHER cruise I have booked in Dec. My next cruise after that is March 18 so unless i take another cruise in Jan-Feb whatever I earn in Dec will be lost.

 

Problems with booking too many cruises lol

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That's strange that you ended up in this situation, Nick.

 

They've always told me that they want rebates to be applied to the next subsequent cruise in order to prevent that kind of problem. In fact, I had a rebate that was originally on a cruise that got rescheduled to next July (thus putting it out of sequence), and they moved the rebate from then to my next cruise in October to keep everything tidy.

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I'm aware that I can't get a casino rebate if I'm going to use my $1000 certificate on our 11/30/15 cruise. CR informed me that I would still be able to *earn* a casino rebate on the 11/30/15 certificate cruise which would be applied to my next cruise in January 2016. **Itching2cruiseagain** indicates something different than what I was told so that is a little confusing.

 

CR also said on the cruise that I just earned my certificate in August, I would be able to apply that rebate to my next sailing in October. I did not think I would still be getting a rebate & a cert. and thought one of the other. And any rebate earned on our 11/8/15 cruise would be not be able to be applied to our certificate cruise on 11/30/15. This is where they take away your rebate.

 

Does all this make sense to you?

 

It makes sense. I am just going by what they told me. It may not be correct. If we earn a rebate on our October cruise great, if not oh well, it is only a 3 day cruise anyway. We are also going on the 11/8 cruise and that is our rebate cruise. Is your 11/8 cruise on the Allure? Hopefully Club Royale will figure it out and get their story straight :-)

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It makes sense. I am just going by what they told me. It may not be correct. If we earn a rebate on our October cruise great, if not oh well, it is only a 3 day cruise anyway. We are also going on the 11/8 cruise and that is our rebate cruise. Is your 11/8 cruise on the Allure? Hopefully Club Royale will figure it out and get their story straight :-)

 

Yes we'll be on Allure 11/8 :D

With 5 remaining cruises for 2015 :eek: I called CR back for clarification as to what cruise won't get the cash rebate. I thought it would have been our next cruise on Liberty 10/3, my mistake. Since the certificate is being used for Anthem's 11/30 sailing, what you said is correct, rebates cannot apply to a cruise booked with the certificates. So no rebate from my Allure cruise on Anthem. Per CR, you *will* still be able to earn a rebate while on the certificate cruise. The casino will *track* my play from Allure 11/8 & Anthem 11/30 sailing, and whatever rebate is higher from either cruise, I'll receive rebate on our next cruise in January.

 

Good Luck to both of you in the casino on Allure :)

 

For slot players only, something I didn't know before hand, Allure's casino is open 24 hrs. while at sea, it was nice and quiet in the early mornings.

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That's strange that you ended up in this situation, Nick.

 

They've always told me that they want rebates to be applied to the next subsequent cruise in order to prevent that kind of problem. In fact, I had a rebate that was originally on a cruise that got rescheduled to next July (thus putting it out of sequence), and they moved the rebate from then to my next cruise in October to keep everything tidy.

 

I'm going to call them back and ask if they could just give me the $425 as cage cash on our Oct 17 cruise. I earned it, so why should it matter WHAT cruise they apply it to? Lol

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Yes we'll be on Allure 11/8 :D

With 5 remaining cruises for 2015 :eek: I called CR back for clarification as to what cruise won't get the cash rebate. I thought it would have been our next cruise on Liberty 10/3, my mistake. Since the certificate is being used for Anthem's 11/30 sailing, what you said is correct, rebates cannot apply to a cruise booked with the certificates. So no rebate from my Allure cruise on Anthem. Per CR, you *will* still be able to earn a rebate while on the certificate cruise. The casino will *track* my play from Allure 11/8 & Anthem 11/30 sailing, and whatever rebate is higher from either cruise, I'll receive rebate on our next cruise in January.

 

Good Luck to both of you in the casino on Allure :)

 

For slot players only, something I didn't know before hand, Allure's casino is open 24 hrs. while at sea, it was nice and quiet in the early mornings.

 

Linda, then we will see each other in casino on Anthem ;-) Are you invited to VIP casino Holiday party during 11/30 cruise?

 

I am orginizing Slot Pull fro this sailing...let me know if you would like to participate.

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Linda, then we will see each other in casino on Anthem ;-) Are you invited to VIP casino Holiday party during 11/30 cruise?

 

I am orginizing Slot Pull fro this sailing...let me know if you would like to participate.

 

Yes I'll be on Anthem with you :) and I'm sure we'll see each other in the casino. I don't have an invite to the Holiday Party, it's no big deal to me. CR may have an entertainer singing at the Holiday Party. We saw him on Quantum in January and he is really, yes really good!! Many of us had such a great time with him. He also performed quite a few nights in the casino and is one of the reasons why we booked this cruise. Enjoy the party!! :)

 

As far as the slot pull, I don't know what we'll be doing, so it's a maybe. I can donate to the cause and have someone else spin for me.

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Received an invite to the Beach Bash, which others may have one already. Mine came Saturday for the 2015 Beach Bash BBQ on the following ships:

 

Independence 12/5/15

Freedom 12/6/15

Liberty 12/6/15

 

Mention code RCIBBQ4

 

No mention of a free room, just casino rates for this event. I guess I took them up on too many offers this year.

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Received an invite to the Beach Bash, which others may have one already. Mine came Saturday for the 2015 Beach Bash BBQ on the following ships:

 

Independence 12/5/15

Freedom 12/6/15

Liberty 12/6/15

 

Mention code RCIBBQ4

 

No mention of a free room, just casino rates for this event. I guess I took them up on too many offers this year.

 

 

They offered me a free balcony for the indy on dec 5th. just had to pay tax and grat. less than $200 total as I recall PS i get the mailers that always talk about discounts, but when I call them. they always give them to me for free. but of course it's all play based, and you are only as good as your last cruise... ( at least thats how I think it works)

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They offered me a free balcony for the indy on dec 5th. just had to pay tax and grat. less than $200 total as I recall PS i get the mailers that always talk about discounts, but when I call them. they always give them to me for free. but of course it's all play based, and you are only as good as your last cruise... ( at least thats how I think it works)

 

Thanks for the reminder. We still have quite a few (5) cruises left to sail on for 2015. DH will be throwing me overboard on one of the remaining cruises, if I book one more cruise for 2015, even if they're free--- LOL :)

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I'm aware that I can't get a casino rebate if I'm going to use my $1000 certificate on our 11/30/15 cruise. CR informed me that I would still be able to *earn* a casino rebate on the 11/30/15 certificate cruise which would be applied to my next cruise in January 2016. **Itching2cruiseagain** indicates something different than what I was told so that is a little confusing.

 

CR also said on the cruise that I just earned my certificate in August, I would be able to apply that rebate to my next sailing in October. I did not think I would still be getting a rebate & a cert. and thought one of the other. And any rebate earned on our 11/8/15 cruise would be not be able to be applied to our certificate cruise on 11/30/15. This is where they take away your rebate.

 

Does all this make sense to you?

I am so confused while this waiting for the new program for CR players to start. On a June, '15 cruise I was told I had a rebate of $850. BUT I had to use it before the end of 2015. Now I see others are getting rebates applied to January, 2016 cruises. Has there been a change as to just how long rebates from this year can be used in 2015 or up until sometime in 2016? Two weeks ago, I was told they didn't even know if there would be any rebates when the new program starts. So confusing...to say the least....

Anyone know - OR getting different answers?

Thanks,

Swiss

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