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22 hours ago, MaritimeR&R said:

There should be an accommodation for those who are truly traveling as a solo.  But those gaming the system, husband/wife combos who book 2 rooms for double points and consequently get many double amenities do hurt the loyalty program. Just because they can doesn't mean they should. One of these days, it's going to come back to bite us all in the butt.

 

 

Have no problem with this (and doubt that Royal does either).  Two people paid for 4 and receive loyalty points for 4.  Gaming the system would be the wife sailing solo with husband booked as 3rd or 4th person in kids cabin.  Even better if they can somehow work in the kids sail free angle.

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4 hours ago, not-enough-cruising said:

Obviously more money than common sense, the benefits aren’t worth such an expenditure 

 

You might want to look into the math before you make a blanket statement like that.😉

 

Believe it or not, in some cases it can be cheaper.  The 150% supplement is the key. 

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I tried to talk the wife into taking one of these 'free' cruises the casino keeps sending me prior to our next sailing in April so we can make the next level and get more of a discount.....she won't do it....so then I said I was going to do it without her....I thought it was a great idea...we only need 4 points.....but evidently it wasn't a really good idea to say I was going to take a cruise alone...without her 😉

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On 9/8/2019 at 4:02 AM, Host Clarea said:

 

In the past, Royal had issues with automatically unlinking a child when they turned 18.  Sometimes the child stayed linked at age 18 and beyond and had their C&A levels increased because their parents moved up.  A few years ago, Royal started demoting those children upon completion of their first cruise after turning 18.  They were demoted to whatever level their parents had on the date the child turned 18.  This could still be going on.

 

It's still happening.  DS is 20 and in college.  When he turned 18 we were all Diamond, and since then he hasn't gone on 2 cruises which boosted the rest of us to D+.  We booked a cruise for later this year where he can join us and when we looked at his status we fully expected to see him as D, but he is showing as D+.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

You might want to look into the math before you make a blanket statement like that.😉

 

Believe it or not, in some cases it can be cheaper.  The 150% supplement is the key. 

I'm going to have to ponder that one for a few minutes.

 

So paying 150% on a suite PLUS 150% on an inside; instead of paying 200% on the suite- for the benefit of 7 points (on a 7 day sailing) Keeping in mind you are D+ at this point to even qualify for the 150% supplement, so we are now chasing Pinnacle................I need a drink!

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3 minutes ago, not-enough-cruising said:

I'm going to have to ponder that one for a few minutes.

 

So paying 150% on a suite PLUS 150% on an inside; instead of paying 200% on the suite- for the benefit of 7 points (on a 7 day sailing) Keeping in mind you are D+ at this point to even qualify for the 150% supplement, so we are now chasing Pinnacle................I need a drink!

 

Hypothetical example. Lots of rounding.

 

4 grand pp for a GS is 8 grand plus tax

150% supplement makes it 6 grand for solo

 

1 grand pp for an inside is 2 grand plus tax

150% supplement makes it $1500 for solo

 

Total for two cabins around $7500 plus tax

 

And like Maritime said, twice the ammenities.  Works very well on TA's and repos where suites are expensive and insides are dirt cheap

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1 minute ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Hypothetical example. Lots of rounding.

 

4 grand pp for a GS is 8 grand plus tax

150% supplement makes it 6 grand for solo

 

1 grand pp for an inside is 2 grand plus tax

150% supplement makes it $1500 for solo

 

Total for two cabins around $7500 plus tax

 

And like Maritime said, twice the ammenities.  Works very well on TA's and repos where suites are expensive and insides are dirt cheap

You sold me!! (I still want a drink!!) 😎

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1 minute ago, not-enough-cruising said:

You sold me!! (I still want a drink!!) 😎

 

Love all, serve all.

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On 9/7/2019 at 3:36 AM, little britain said:

This is where the system is flawed... so the daughter A has inherited status from parents and gets married to B...

 

A and B are both diamond

A and B divorce

A moves in with C and C becomes diamond

B moves in with D and D becomes diamond

A and C split up.

A moves in with E and E becomes diamond

C moves in with F and F becomes diamond......

 

No wonder the lounge is overcrowded! 

 

Perhaps my understanding is incorrect but A moves in with C who is not Diamond in points but acquires Diamond by virtue of the relationship with A. Same with B and D. But when A and C split up, if C has not acquired enough points to remain Diamond on their own, C would be demoted to actual points earned. C and D do not get to keep the status of their former partner. E and F would now enjoy the relationship status.

 

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51 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Hypothetical example. Lots of rounding.

 

4 grand pp for a GS is 8 grand plus tax

150% supplement makes it 6 grand for solo

 

1 grand pp for an inside is 2 grand plus tax

150% supplement makes it $1500 for solo

 

Total for two cabins around $7500 plus tax

 

And like Maritime said, twice the ammenities.  Works very well on TA's and repos where suites are expensive and insides are dirt cheap

And that’s just on a GS, take a look at that on a Star class suite and there would be large savings. 

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27 minutes ago, Katy_Tbird said:

 

Perhaps my understanding is incorrect but A moves in with C who is not Diamond in points but acquires Diamond by virtue of the relationship with A. Same with B and D. But when A and C split up, if C has not acquired enough points to remain Diamond on their own, C would be demoted to actual points earned. C and D do not get to keep the status of their former partner. E and F would now enjoy the relationship status.

 

It is rare that Royal actually demotes anyone.

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Just now, Ourusualbeach said:

And that’s just on a GS, take a look at that on a Star class suite and there would be large savings. 

I just need to focus on getting to 340 points to get the supplement, I am about 100 away

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Just now, not-enough-cruising said:

I just need to focus on getting to 340 points to get the supplement, I am about 100 away

Solo in suites, you’ll be there in no time. 

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3 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Solo in suites, you’ll be there in no time. 

I like the way you are thinking, now I just need to get the wife on board (or off board!!)

Edited by not-enough-cruising
typos because i have sausage fingers

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20 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Solo in suites, you’ll be there in no time. 

I told Dan I'll be back in January😇

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15 hours ago, little britain said:

Under your numbers yes both would have 110

points; but where this happens is when one partner has many more points than the other.

Wife travels whilst husband works....!!  So let’s say the wife has 170 points and the husband has 100.  In this example at the end of the 5n cruise wife would have 180 and husband 110. Because they are linked in a “relationship “ they will both enjoy her D+ status on their next cruise. 

 

I know of people where one will be solo in a suite and the other in an inside. The suite would get 15 points for this 5n cruise.

This is what I thought it would be, but what had me confused was that they would book 2 cabins on the same cruise. If the husband is going to be able to enjoy the wife's level because they are married, why book the second cabin?

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3 minutes ago, ReneeFLL said:

This is what I thought it would be, but what had me confused was that they would book 2 cabins on the same cruise. If the husband is going to be able to enjoy the wife's level because they are married, why book the second cabin?

Chasing points.  The solo in the suite gets 3 points per night while the solo in the non suite gets 2 points per night.  They are chasing Pinnacle. If they booked one suite they would get 10 points 

Edited by Ourusualbeach

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1 hour ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Hypothetical example. Lots of rounding.

 

4 grand pp for a GS is 8 grand plus tax

150% supplement makes it 6 grand for solo

 

1 grand pp for an inside is 2 grand plus tax

150% supplement makes it $1500 for solo

 

Total for two cabins around $7500 plus tax

 

And like Maritime said, twice the ammenities.  Works very well on TA's and repos where suites are expensive and insides are dirt cheap

 

Except inside cabin person will not get GS perks.  

 

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1 minute ago, SRF said:

 

Except inside cabin person will not get GS perks.  

 

Not really missing anything since they are D+ and have CL access.

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2 minutes ago, SRF said:

 

Except inside cabin person will not get GS perks.  

 

 

However if that guest is Pinnacle level, they get most of the perks.

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2 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

And that’s just on a GS, take a look at that on a Star class suite and there would be large savings. 

 

1 hour ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Not really missing anything since they are D+ and have CL access.

For Oasis & Quantum Class, If D+, inside passenger would not get unlimited VOOM from GS, and if Star Class, wouldn’t get drink package or unlimited dining or paid gratuities. I guess you can deduct that cost from the savings to see if it still makes sense. 

 

Probably makes more sense on non-Oasis/Quantum class. 

 

mac_tlc

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8 minutes ago, mac_tlc said:

 

For Oasis & Quantum Class, If D+, inside passenger would not get unlimited VOOM from GS, and if Star Class, wouldn’t get drink package or unlimited dining or paid gratuities. I guess you can deduct that cost from the savings to see if it still makes sense. 

 

Probably makes more sense on non-Oasis/Quantum class. 

 

mac_tlc

Purchasing the drinks, dining and gratuities would set you back around $1000.  Star class is rarely offered for less than $5000pp and goes up significantly from there. There’s definitely savings. 

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I've already convinced my wife that if she divorces me, she looses her status.   

 

shhhhh!!! i can't let her find out she would keep it!      j/k! lol

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3 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

And that’s just on a GS, take a look at that on a Star class suite and there would be large savings. 

But that won't work, because the STAR class amenities are only given to the suite occupants

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3 hours ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Chasing points.  The solo in the suite gets 3 points per night while the solo in the non suite gets 2 points per night.  They are chasing Pinnacle. If they booked one suite they would get 10 points 

 

Not necessarily, might be cheaper, see above.

 

Maybe one of the two snores really, really bad. 🤔

 

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