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  1. Turns out to be not true. Our daughter just returned today and the VCL event was on each night which says something about taking rumors and "well-sourced reports" as facts!
  2. What is the well-sourced report? Our daughter (Diamond) will be on the ship this weekend. BTW, does anyone know if John Denton is back on Majesty?
  3. MM, humbly disagree. First, even considering there may possibly be some diminishing returns, they are still returns to the corporate bottom line. Indeed, you concede some cruisers may be lost. Well, who does RCCL gain? Who will book because they know D+ will not be in the CL? No one that I can imagine. Far more to lose here than to gain. Of course, you certainly know that using the responses from this post are statistically meaningless. I'm guessing you are probably Pinnacle, but how many of the responders are D+? It's easy for someone with no stake in the game to give an opinion. Let's ask all D+ members what they think. My guess is that their responses will show I am indeed in the majority!
  4. Sadly, you are confusing employee loyalty with customer loyalty. I'll agree that employee loyalty is indeed on the way out, but customer loyalty is more important than ever. Corporations need to make money to succeed and brand loyalty drives sales and profits. As defined, "Customer loyalty is the result of a company consistently meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Customers that trust the companies they do business with will be more likely to purchase again in the future." Why do you think corporations are constantly asking customers if their products and services exceeded expectations. Believe me, RCCL as well as other corporations are deeply concerned with customer loyalty!
  5. Believe it or not, some of us sail, in part, because of the benefits. The benefits are absolutely part of our entire cruise experience. In addition, we have given our loyalty to RCCL and contributed tens of thousands of dollars to their corporate profit. It is absolutely reasonable to believe the cruise line will honor their loyalty to us as we continue to give our loyalty to them.
  6. Our money, Our loyalty. We have the right to protest when a stated benefit is removed.
  7. Too many D, D+, P onboard. That still doesn't speak to the right of access D+ have to the CL. The CL's, in general, tend to clear out at 6PM when folks go to early dining. If we see there is standing room at 5PM, we also leave and come back at 6PM.
  8. Precisely! Dining and housekeeping have nothing to do with this. It just seems there is a contradiction between the email and the stated benefits of D+
  9. We are Diamond Plus with almost 500 points. I know some have reported the CL closed to D+ on Rhapsody. So yesterday RCCL delivered a Christmas surprise by email. (Good timing RCCL). We were told we would be banned from the CL for our January 11th cruise. This was followed by some nonsense about areas to be opened for Happy Hour and a new "benefit" to a free non-alcoholic coffee loaded on the sea pass card. As I read my D+ benefits, it clearly states that D+ have access to the CL. If I were a lawyer (I'm not), I would think a good case could be made that this action violates the rights of D+. Being banished to the Viking Crown Lounge isn't all that bad with the great views but it does make more difficult, because of the seating, the opportunities to make new friends. In the past, we have made countless new friends in the lounge and this will now become more difficult. Over the past few years, D's, P's and suities have not lost much. Indeed, some have gained. Not so for D+, who seem to be the forgotten members of Crown and Anchor!
  10. What's the cheapest/most reliable shuttle from Port Canaveral to Orlando airport? Thanks!
  11. Just curious, why was it important to mention the gender of the two representatives? It jumped off the page to me as being an unnecessary detail.
  12. We live outside La Guardia. We find it easier to fly to Florida from LGA than drive to Bayonne. That said, I'm not sure what the 7 train has to do with it. The 7 train does not come close to LGA. In any case, if your cruise arrives on a Saturday or Sunday, the traffic will be significantly lighter. Also congestion around the airport will be less on the weekend. That said, if you must transfer from Bayonne to LGA, book an afternoon flight and relax.
  13. One day or every day? Was it a set menu? Any special drinks?
  14. Correct. There may be some that will be distributed on paper, for example, maps where you name the countries of Europe, the Caribbean, etc..
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