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  1. Oh... duh! I completely misread the post I quoted. Thank you for the gentle tap on the head with your Hammer of Obviousness. 😄
  2. Someone else may have already pointed this out, but that's only for Star Class suites on ships that offer Royal Suite Class amenities. Sky Class (e.g., Grand Suite, Owner's Suite, Crown Loft Suite, etc.) don't get that perk. They do get free internet for everyone in the cabin, but that's about it from the Cruise Planner offerings.
  3. Great timing! I just got a reply. Given the current nature of Royal Caribbean's sailings, these seem just a bit aspirational. 🙂
  4. I have two offers that showed up, one of which has been discussed here and in the main Royal Caribbean forum. The 20RBO101 is good for any Caribbean cruise on any ship (except Odyssey of the Seas) for any sailing (except those including Christmas or New Year's Day). I don't yet know what the 20EUR101 is yet. I've got a Mediterranean cruise booked for October, so I wonder whether it would work for that.
  5. Thanks for the reply, @mariemacdonald! Yeah, I know about the ClubRoyaleOffers.com site, but it's not terribly useful since they don't say which sailings they apply to. Fortunately, I have been getting the emailed offers regularly these days, so I'm able to take advantage of the offers when I can.
  6. About a year ago, I booked a Mediterranean cruise on Explorer of the Seas for June 21, 2020. Ever since trying a suite for the first time, we've become "suite snobs", so we booked a grand suite for that cruise. We booked that cruise while onboard, so we qualified for $500 in onboard credit. Woohoo! Then, in November, Casino Royale sent out an offer for a complimentary oceanview cabin on selected Alaskan or European sailings (19EXO103), including this one. I had my TA check into it and I was able to save about $2,000 off the price by getting the free oceanview cabin and then upgrading it to the grand suite. I did lose the $500 in onboard credit, though, but that was still a win. I was then quite surprised to receive another "Alaska & Europe Special Offer" (20EXO102) for a complimentary balcony stateroom on selected sailings, again including this one. So, another email to my TA who called up Casino Royale (who's probably grown quite tired of hearing from her!), and I got another $800 off our booking! Double woohoo! My TA did tell me that Casino Royale's policy is that all complimentary bookings must be paid in full at the time of booking. The original booking was the deposit only, and the switch to the complimentary oceanview offer in November didn't trigger any such mention. Nonetheless, Casino Royale said that it needed to be paid in full now. It's close enough to final payment that I'm okay with that, but it surprised me to hear that.
  7. I agree with @fdthird. For my upcoming cruise on Mariner of the Seas next month, the Deluxe Beverage Package was listed at 30% off for $69/day. Now it's on sale for BOGO50 and it's $65/day. The discount banners mean nothing. (I've not seen this sailing go below $65/day, even on Black Friday/Cyber Monday.)
  8. Ah, okay. Those can be used on any cruise, however the dates are restricted. Specifically, they have to be used on a cruise that sails by the expiration date listed on the web site. Look at this example below: This offer gives me a free balcony cruise on one of the cruises for which this offer applies. Unfortunately, the web site doesn't tell you which cruises it includes. I probably have an email that references that offer code (19LNC302) and provides that list. Instead of those particular cruises, I can choose any cruise I want to apply the cash-value of that offer ($700), but I have to sail by this offer's expiration date (12/6/2019). Does that make sense for what you're seeing?
  9. If you're talking about a certificate you received while onboard a cruise based on your points accumulated during that cruise, it's my understanding that the cash value of a certificate (either a $-off or a $-off-in-lieu-of-a-listed-free-cruise) is available for any cruise of your choice as long as it satisfies the time requirements (must be booked within 30 days and must sail within one year of the certificate issuance). If, on the other hand, you're talking about some direct mail offer you've received from Casino Royale, you'll need to check the terms and conditions for that particular offer. Usually they are much more restrictive.
  10. I think the only restriction is that the cruise can't sail over most holidays.
  11. My husband and I are on this sailing as well. We'll be celebrating 30 years together! We're also going to be on the preceding Mediterranean sailing. This is our second back-to-back cruise, our first transoceanic, and our first time cruising for three weeks at one time! Cruise Critic doesn't have private messaging enabled, so that's why it doesn't work.
  12. The trade-in values for (e-)mailed offers are getting bizarre. It had been that balcony offers would have a trade-in value of $1,000, and junior suite offers would have a value of $1,250. These are the last few on my list (from ClubRoyaleOffers.com): I don't know what specific cruises are included in this last one, but at a trade-in value of $1,500, it might very well have significant value on, say, a 3- or 4-night cruise.
  13. Thanks for mentioning this! I had not interpreted that as being quarantined during the cruise, but I see what you're saying. I do see that this is included in my travel insurance policy, so I will also check with the policy provider.
  14. Yes, I did get the letter. I didn't have it with me when I decided to call in, so I didn't have the phone number to which I should have called, but C&A was able to refer me to someone in post-cruise support who was able to issue the FCC. The representative did pull up the ship logs and find the appropriate information.
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