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We are currently on Harmony of the Sea with the shortened 4 day ittinery. Evidently the majority of the passengers decided to skip the cruise or couldn't get to the ship. This morning a sea day at 8:00 AM there were 3 other people on the Grand Promenade when we were going to breakfast at 150 which is the substitute for costal kitchen since they are filming a movie in the costal kitchen this cruise. We were the only ones in the resturant.

 

We talked to several room stewards and it seems to vary from 6 out of 17 cabins occupied to 0 cabins out of 15 occupied I really feel sorry for him with no tips this cruise.

 

At 10:00 we went out to the pool deck and on all decks there were maybe 100 passengers out and about. Deck chairs are definitely not an issue getting one in any location you would want.

 

Finding tables in the Windjammer is very easy sit where ever you like.

 

We will see how the shows are tonight.

 

One more thing the sign by customer service states there are no rooms available for upgrade because the ship is full.

 

Definetly a different experience than usual.

 

More to follow.

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You should throw some towels out on the deck loungers with some random flip flops. Then it would be more like a normal cruise, hoarded loungers and no one using them. :')

 

I bet it feels really strange, like a port day but with even less people on board. This would be a unicorn flowrider cruise, regretfully caused by unfortunate reasons.

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Wow - well enjoy yourselves and relax. You have a one of a kind experience the next few days. Thanks for reporting in.

 

A&L - I am getting prepped for all the threads I expect from you and "the gang". Don't let us down! :)

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Wow - well enjoy yourselves and relax. You have a one of a kind experience the next few days. Thanks for reporting in.

 

A&L - I am getting prepped for all the threads I expect from you and "the gang". Don't let us down! :)

 

No pressure, LOL. I'm hoping I have enough time and energy to post at the end of every day.

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For some skipping the cruise is not possible based on work schedules (no other time to cruise during the year) but I think I would have skipped it as well. While it would be nice to get a chair anywhere/any time, I think it would just lack the 'feel' of a cruise if the ship was even just half full. I hope those on board are enjoying themselves after the stress they experienced pre-cruise. What a mess this has all been.

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Any idea what movie??[/quote

 

Some on the cruise think it is a movie with Christian Bale but I do not know that for sure.

 

The ship has started to come alive the pool has about 1/4 of the deck chairs used or with towels on them. Chair hogs may be alive and well even on an almost empty cruise.

 

Caption Johnny said at his mid day report at least nobody has to worry about line anywhere on the ship. The Windjammer was maybe 1/4 full at noon today.

 

As you can guess no lines for the flow rider or slides. Felt sorry for the lifeguard guarding one person in the pool.

 

We are going to see Grease at 2:30 so we will see how full the theater is.

 

It is definitely a strange experience a lot of the passengers are commenting on how few people are on board.

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Caption Johnny said at his mid day report at least nobody has to worry about line anywhere on the ship. The Windjammer was maybe 1/4 full at noon today.

 

As you can guess no lines for the flow rider or slides. Felt sorry for the lifeguard guarding one person in the pool.

 

We are going to see Grease at 2:30 so we will see how full the theater is.

 

It is definitely a strange experience a lot of the passengers are commenting on how few people are on board.

 

Karter you got me thinking - if someone states the ship is too crowded for them this sailing, Oasis Class is definitely not the class of ship for them. :D

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I'm curious to know from those on board...

 

What were the conditions like at Port Everglades? I'm curious about Harmony's terminal and the areas immediately around the port/airport? Manageable or is it a mess?

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I'm curious to know from those on board...

 

What were the conditions like at Port Everglades? I'm curious about Harmony's terminal and the areas immediately around the port/airport? Manageable or is it a mess?

 

 

 

Captain Johnny tweeted this yesterday from the bridge. A little roof work is being done to the terminal.

 

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WOW! Must be nice! I just got off the Harmony yesterday for our 7 day.... uh 10 day cruise! Talk about total chaos in fort lauderdale yesterday!

 

Wish I was on the ship now. It was a sold out sailing for us! However, they did offer for those who wanted to stay on for your 4 day sailing they could stay for starting at $199 a person! Sure wish I could have taken RCCL up on that offer but I had to get back to work!

 

Enjoy the empty cruise!

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I'm curious to know from those on board...

 

What were the conditions like at Port Everglades? I'm curious about Harmony's terminal and the areas immediately around the port/airport? Manageable or is it a mess?

A bunch of trees down and some traffic lights not working. They didn't even have any officers or signage to help avoid the areas. I'm assuming they were too busy with keeping peace in gas lines and helping with the really bad damage. It was absolutely the worst most stressful disembarkation I've ever done. On top of it people were stranded with no flights or hotels. I did finally get a text today at 2 pm saying if we were stranded they would try and help. Too little too late. Should have stayed in port one more day. They knew there were very limited flights and no hotel rooms, feel bad for those left. They offered rooms for $199pp tax and all, I personally would have taken that if I needed to fly home.

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You should throw some towels out on the deck loungers with some random flip flops. Then it would be more like a normal cruise, hoarded loungers and no one using them. :')

 

I bet it feels really strange, like a port day but with even less people on board. This would be a unicorn flowrider cruise, regretfully caused by unfortunate reasons.

 

It was an amazing cruise for flowing all week. We were 2 of 4 most port days. Line never wrapped the deck on peak times. Say hi to Reanne and Sara when you go! And please get them pizza, apparently they serve a bunch of Indian food in the crew mess!

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It was an amazing cruise for flowing all week. We were 2 of 4 most port days. Line never wrapped the deck on peak times. Say hi to Reanne and Sara when you go! And please get them pizza, apparently they serve a bunch of Indian food in the crew mess!

 

Yes, pizza and ice water always magically show up when I am on the ship.;)

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Any idea what movie??[/quote

 

Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer are teaming up to star in Like Father, a Netflix comedy feature

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Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer are teaming up to star in Like Father, a Netflix comedy feature

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Any idea what movie??[/quote

 

Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer are teaming up to star in Like Father, a Netflix comedy feature

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Any idea what movie??[/quote

 

Some on the cruise think it is a movie with Christian Bale but I do not know that for sure.

 

The ship has started to come alive the pool has about 1/4 of the deck chairs used or with towels on them. Chair hogs may be alive and well even on an almost empty cruise.

 

Caption Johnny said at his mid day report at least nobody has to worry about line anywhere on the ship. The Windjammer was maybe 1/4 full at noon today.

 

As you can guess no lines for the flow rider or slides. Felt sorry for the lifeguard guarding one person in the pool.

 

We are going to see Grease at 2:30 so we will see how full the theater is.

 

It is definitely a strange experience a lot of the passengers are commenting on how few people are on board.

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sorry, mess up on replying..haha.

 

Hey Karter

 

We were on the same cruise. Did you get the 50% off the cruise price back as onboard credit? Did you book another cruise and get the 50% off? We quickly booked another cruise and when we got home, we saw that the Future Cruise Certificate was for a certain amount off--not 50% off the next cruise. Disappointed.

 

Anyone else book a cruise onboard and expected a 50% off?

 

Thank you.

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sorry, mess up on replying..haha.

 

Hey Karter

 

We were on the same cruise. Did you get the 50% off the cruise price back as onboard credit? Did you book another cruise and get the 50% off? We quickly booked another cruise and when we got home, we saw that the Future Cruise Certificate was for a certain amount off--not 50% off the next cruise. Disappointed.

 

Anyone else book a cruise onboard and expected a 50% off?

 

Thank you.

 

The 50% off your future cruise is always based on the the amount you paid on the cruise that triggered the FCC not the cruise that you are going to book. It is a common misconception though. Does the certificate say that you have to use it on a newly booked cruise or can it be used on an existing booking. We just got off the shortened OA cruise and have not received the certificate yet

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The 50% off your future cruise is always based on the the amount you paid on the cruise that triggered the FCC not the cruise that you are going to book. It is a common misconception though. Does the certificate say that you have to use it on a newly booked cruise or can it be used on an existing booking. We just got off the shortened OA cruise and have not received the certificate yet

 

Hi Molly, thanks for the quick reply. Here are the rules:

 

  • Redeemable towards cruise fare only. Guest is responsible for taxes and fees where applicable. Not valid on Complimentary, Incentive bookings, or Charter sailings
  • One certificate per person, per booking, and valid only for the person noted on this certificate.
  • If credit is applied to a booking of lesser value, the difference will be issued as a new Future Cruise Certificate.

Hope this helps. Doesn't say anything about "new bookings"

 

 

 

 

  • Cruise must be taken by 09/30/2018.
  • Valid only for the cruise brand shown above.
  • As are all requests for reservations, the offered space is subject to availability, and from time to time, itineraries may be altered or services on a specific ship may be discontinued. Certain restrictions apply
  • Non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.

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Hi Molly, thanks for the quick reply. Here are the rules:

 

  • Redeemable towards cruise fare only. Guest is responsible for taxes and fees where applicable. Not valid on Complimentary, Incentive bookings, or Charter sailings
  • One certificate per person, per booking, and valid only for the person noted on this certificate.
  • If credit is applied to a booking of lesser value, the difference will be issued as a new Future Cruise Certificate.

Hope this helps. Doesn't say anything about "new bookings"

 

 

 

 

  • Cruise must be taken by 09/30/2018.
  • Valid only for the cruise brand shown above.
  • As are all requests for reservations, the offered space is subject to availability, and from time to time, itineraries may be altered or services on a specific ship may be discontinued. Certain restrictions apply
  • Non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.

Thanks- did you get it while on board? We just got off the OA this morning and did not get it while on board. I thought it would get mailed or emailed at some point in time

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Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer are teaming up to star in Like Father, a Netflix comedy feature

 

My wife and I got to be extras in this film. We were on the Perfect Storm platform next to Kelsey and Kristen. Got to chat with Kelsey for a bit. Very fun.

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Thanks- did you get it while on board? We just got off the OA this morning and did not get it while on board. I thought it would get mailed or emailed at some point in time

 

We got off on 9/16 and flew home. by the time we arrived home (6 hours), it was in our e-mails. Hope you get yours soon.

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My wife and I got to be extras in this film. We were on the Perfect Storm platform next to Kelsey and Kristen. Got to chat with Kelsey for a bit. Very fun.

 

Did you get the union pay for being an "extra?"

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We got off on 9/16 and flew home. by the time we arrived home (6 hours), it was in our e-mails. Hope you get yours soon.

 

Wow that was fast- Thanks

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A bunch of trees down and some traffic lights not working. They didn't even have any officers or signage to help avoid the areas. I'm assuming they were too busy with keeping peace in gas lines and helping with the really bad damage. It was absolutely the worst most stressful disembarkation I've ever done. On top of it people were stranded with no flights or hotels. I did finally get a text today at 2 pm saying if we were stranded they would try and help. Too little too late. Should have stayed in port one more day. They knew there were very limited flights and no hotel rooms, feel bad for those left. They offered rooms for $199pp tax and all, I personally would have taken that if I needed to fly home.

 

I so agree with you Lauren it was the worst experience ever at the port. I was one of those folks that had no idea what the heck I was going to do, didn't know anyone in Ft Laud, could not find a hotel room, flights cx or unable to get one for 2 days, and the thought of driving for 6 to 8 hours in the dark if I could even get a rental car on my own, was very scary!

I tried calling the "assistance" # from the letter we had in our cabin the night before, but it was "unavailable" tried calling from ship too.... nothing! never did get an answer after >20 tries!

I discussed w/guest services on ship, my plight, also w/guest services at the port.... no one could help me. Just a "sorry, ma'am, nothing we can do"

Being completely alone too.....never have I been so upset and scared, with no idea where to go, or what to do.

Felt like many of us were just "dumped". No one seemed to care. Just shocked at lack of caring that day.

Finally found a rental car at airport, drove 7hrs straight in the dark, a lot of power out for many hours of the trip, empty roads, boy was it creepy, finally home, then spent next 3 days clearing up damage from hurricane, but I was safe and home standing... a nightmare experience that I will never forget!

Of course I know a natural disaster cannot be helped, the capt did good and kept us safe, but wow! soon as we reached Ft Laud.......Customer care and service!!!!!! RCCL.... speechless!

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We had a free cruise certificate also and used it to go to Bermuda. Wassurprised when we had to pay the fees and port charges. The port charges for Bermuda are very high.

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Did you get the union pay for being an "extra?"

Was going to ask the same. Did you sign a release? There should have been compensation of some sort. I'll check to see if the show is SAG if so you should have received decent money. Also if the actor interacted with you in the scene in anyway you would have been a principle extra and ever more cheddar.

 

I haven't worked a Netflix show so I don't know what their talent contracts are like for residuals and buy outs.

 

But if it's non union all they have to do is get you to sign something and compensate you with as little as $1.

 

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sorry, mess up on replying..haha.

 

Hey Karter

 

We were on the same cruise. Did you get the 50% off the cruise price back as onboard credit? Did you book another cruise and get the 50% off? We quickly booked another cruise and when we got home, we saw that the Future Cruise Certificate was for a certain amount off--not 50% off the next cruise. Disappointed.

 

Anyone else book a cruise onboard and expected a 50% off?

 

Thank you.

 

Yes we got the 50% back in OBC which I took in cash on the last night since I wanted to keep the 2% extra for using the RCCL credit card.

 

I did book a cruise on board but haven't received the FCC yet. I was told by my travel agent once I get the voucher number they will give a refund for the FCC amount. Not sure how to handle that part yet. Take the refund or purchase OBC for the FCC amount reason being if I take the refund I will lose some or all of the TA perks because the effective price of the cruise will be lower. There is a RCCL limit to the percentage of the cruise value the TA can rebate back to the customer.

 

Current perks are free gratuities $230 + $75 TA OBC.

 

So if I purchase $2,000 of OBC (assuming it is refundable) with the FCC I would net out $305.00 + $40.00 (2% of %2,000) for a total of $345.00.

 

So I need to find out if OBC purchased with FCC is refundable or not. After thinking about it the OBC probably is non refundable.

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