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My mind just came up with I am getting a $200 ship board credit in Feb. and really don't want to spend that on the ship...so yes going to the casino and ask for cash which will be charged to my sea pass...and now have the cash to spend the way I would like.:)

 

Exactly! :) Not that DH and I have ever managed to have less than $200 on our seapass card anyway..... :D

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My mind just came up with I am getting a $200 ship board credit in Feb. and really don't want to spend that on the ship...so yes going to the casino and ask for cash which will be charged to my sea pass...and now have the cash to spend the way I would like.:)

 

That's what we do. (We also use that credit for our tips.) We have worked it out to where we get a good bit of onboard credit, and we don't spend much, so we cash it out in the casino.

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We just learned this one from the agent when we booked our Jan. cruise. We had two in our party 55+ and our sailing had 3 rooms. Since there was a senior discount, she suggested we split the seniors up b/c everyone in their room gets the same price. THen she said it's no big deal to rearrange cabin mates once we get there. Saved us $$!

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No, it does not count as a cash advance - at least at this point in time.

 

It will come simply as an RCI charge (from you seapass card). In other words, your entire seapass bill (while itemized for you in a statement that you get the morning you leave the ship) is just presented as a single charge on your credit card as from RCI. They do not separate it out as being different from any of your other onboard purchases. It is a "casino purchase" - if you will.

 

Thanks!!

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I haven't read the entire thread, so maybe this has already been posted. However, we wear lanyards for our Sea Pass cards. You can get a hole punched in them at the purser's desk when you board. That way you always have it with you, even when you have no pockets! They also can get lost easily from a pocket.:)

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During a family cruise my step son loved how each night they created incredible animals or flowers out of items in the room. He was so enthused that he asked the guy how he learned how to make the figures. That night in our cabin was a monkey holding instructions on how to make a figure.

Very cool. ;) T

he steward received an extra tip from son with a thank you note.

 

After dinner they offer different aperitifs with a soviener shot glass. :p

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I think that something needs to be done about the "saving" chair issue because it is annoying not to be able to enjoy the pool area because someone is reserving a chair that they are not using.

 

 

I hope I won't be flamed for this but how about assigned seating. I don't know how they would do it, maybe according to your room assignment. this would alleviate most of the problems with chair hogging and such. It just a thought though

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DO NOT allow your child to have onboard credit! Our son had his own signing rights and racked up a huge bill in the internet room, and especially in the arcade, trying to win a toy he could have bought 50 times over, as well as burgers and ice cream and fizzy drinks at will

he will not be having similar freedom on our next cruise, oh no :)

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DO NOT allow your child to have onboard credit! Our son had his own signing rights and racked up a huge bill in the internet room, and especially in the arcade, trying to win a toy he could have bought 50 times over, as well as burgers and ice cream and fizzy drinks at will

he will not be having similar freedom on our next cruise, oh no :)

 

 

On RCI you can put a set amount on your kids card. We have done this many times. Just go to the purser desk and make the arrangement. When the money runs out they can't spend anymore. On there first cruise my son spent his allotment the first day in the arcade, He learned a great lesson that he still remembers today. I gave each kid $100 to spend how the wanted and if they did not spend it all I gave them the balance when we got home.

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:confused: How about finding popcorn on the ship? When I was on the Veendam, I found fresh-popped popcorn at the theatre. When I was on the Diamond Princess, yummy, hot popcorn was available afternoons and evenings in the saloon between the Windjammer and the pool. It was delicious! I always look for popcorn on the first day so I'll know where to go for a quick snack all day.

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We just learned this one from the agent when we booked our Jan. cruise. We had two in our party 55+ and our sailing had 3 rooms. Since there was a senior discount, she suggested we split the seniors up b/c everyone in their room gets the same price. THen she said it's no big deal to rearrange cabin mates once we get there. Saved us $$!

 

55+ can get a discount?:confused: How does that work?

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The coffee on EOS is BEANS not syrup...

 

More importantly - There IS liquor in the concierge lounge, yes you can take it with you. Same goes with the beer, and you can take it back to the cabin and open it there.

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I thought of another one. When you are on your TV ordering room service, and it's pizza you desire...keep in mind that it doesn't specify whether or not you'll receive slices or whole pizzas. My husband and I decided to order three "slices" of pizza one evening. Suprise! We received three slightly larger than personal-sized pizzas. LOL And no, we weren't able to eat them all! :D

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Off topic alert! :) What exactly is a Hoosier?

 

Generally speaking it's someone from the US state of Indiana.

Also the nickname/mascot of Indiana University.

 

 

A quick Google search provides:

 

 

hoosier [perhaps an alteration of Cumberland dialect, hoozer, anything large of its kind]

1: an awkward, unhandy, or unskilled person; especially: an ignorant rustic.

2: hoosier [usually capitalized]: Indianan--used as a nickname.

3. hoosier (verb) slang: to loaf on or botch a job.

Webster's Third International Dictionary, 1976

 

hoosier A hillbilly or rustic; an unmannerly or objectionable person.

Dictionary of American Regional English, 1991

 

 

Before its use in America, hoosier was used in England to refer to someone who lived in the hills or mountains. It may be related to the French osier, meaning someone from the countryside, an uncultivated person. This term is still commonly used in Eastern Canada.

 

Maybe someone from Indiana can bring in some better information! :D

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Generally speaking it's someone from the US state of Indiana.

Also the nickname/mascot of Indiana University.

 

 

A quick Google search provides:

 

 

hoosier [perhaps an alteration of Cumberland dialect, hoozer, anything large of its kind]

1: an awkward, unhandy, or unskilled person; especially: an ignorant rustic.

2: hoosier [usually capitalized]: Indianan--used as a nickname.

3. hoosier (verb) slang: to loaf on or botch a job.

Webster's Third International Dictionary, 1976

 

hoosier A hillbilly or rustic; an unmannerly or objectionable person.

Dictionary of American Regional English, 1991

 

 

Before its use in America, hoosier was used in England to refer to someone who lived in the hills or mountains. It may be related to the French osier, meaning someone from the countryside, an uncultivated person. This term is still commonly used in Eastern Canada.

 

Maybe someone from Indiana can bring in some better information! :D

 

 

LOL Well said!

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Generally speaking it's someone from the US state of Indiana.

Also the nickname/mascot of Indiana University.

 

 

A quick Google search provides:

 

 

hoosier [perhaps an alteration of Cumberland dialect, hoozer, anything large of its kind]

1: an awkward, unhandy, or unskilled person; especially: an ignorant rustic.

2: hoosier [usually capitalized]: Indianan--used as a nickname.

3. hoosier (verb) slang: to loaf on or botch a job.

Webster's Third International Dictionary, 1976

 

hoosier A hillbilly or rustic; an unmannerly or objectionable person.

Dictionary of American Regional English, 1991

 

 

Before its use in America, hoosier was used in England to refer to someone who lived in the hills or mountains. It may be related to the French osier, meaning someone from the countryside, an uncultivated person. This term is still commonly used in Eastern Canada.

 

Maybe someone from Indiana can bring in some better information! :D

 

See I was told it was someone from Kentucky on his way to MIchigan whose car broke down in Indiana.:rolleyes:

 

It was a coincidence to see the post as I was checking Wikipedia, et al yesterday trying to find a reason why they are called Hoosiers. I am from the Badger state and those are easily identifyable. Come to think of it, what is a Buckeye? Other than a team that beat the tar out of the Badgers, that is.

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Come to think of it, what is a Buckeye?

 

A buckeye is a tree, or the nut of a tree. It's poisonous though. Heck of a team mascot, a poisonout nut. :rolleyes: Sounds pretty scary.

 

Go Bucks! :D

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A buckeye is a tree, or the nut of a tree. It's poisonous though. Heck of a team mascot, a poisonout nut. :rolleyes: Sounds pretty scary.

 

Go Bucks! :D

 

 

A Worthless Nut

That's what a Buckeye is.

 

LOL just kidding most my family is from Columbus and I love to tease them:)

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You have greater savings by using the Wine & Dine package on board. The wine cellar gift selection has higher prices than the onboard prices without gratuity by about $2 a bottle. We did the Gold Wine & Dine on our last cruise and for example a bottle of Danzante Italian pinot grinio was $26 (avg. price inc. gratuity) with the W&D pkg, $35 to prebuy as gift and $38 with gratuity to buy separately onboard. The W&D pkg have 5,7,10 and 12 bottles options and all average out at $22.50 per bottle plus the 15% gratuity or about $26 total. You must prepurchase it or buy it on embarkation day as it isn't available after the first day onboard.

Also you don't need to have the wine cellar gift selection delivered to your room, you can have the wine celler gifts delivered to the dining room without corkage added according to RC web site. I agree that this offers a small savings ($3 per bottle) if one or a few bottles only are wanted but the greatest saving is with the above package or not ordering wine onboard at all.

 

Can you tell me exactly how the W&D package works? When I go to the RCI website and choose the W&D package it says it's only available for dining room delivery. What if I choose to eat at another restaurant one night? Can I have the wine delivered to my stateroom? If so, how? Also, do I pick the wine, or is it pre-selected?

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We were halfway through our second cruise before we learned this secret...

The mats in the elevators tell you what day of the week it is...

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Have sailed the AOS twice and have never seen popcorn anywhere. Didn't even smell popcorn!!! They do have nacho chips in the windjammer in the afternoon.

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A buckeye is a tree, or the nut of a tree. It's poisonous though. Heck of a team mascot, a poisonout nut. :rolleyes: Sounds pretty scary.

 

Go Bucks! :D

 

Thanks!:D

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