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25 minutes ago, Domino D said:

1212986723_SymphonyNov22019PClunch.thumb.jpg.fd8f5f4d673e58164fb79373773a2217.jpgMissed this earlier.  John, where was this taken?  And if i may, what do you call a group of Pinnacles?  Is it a Pride of Pinnacles?  A Gaggle?  A Coven?

 

Coven works. So does A Mob,  a Clan?  Maybe a Pack? 🤣

 

Bevy or Posse works as well. 😁

 

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25 minutes ago, Domino D said:

Missed this earlier.  John, where was this taken?  And if i may, what do you call a group of Pinnacles?  Is it a Pride of Pinnacles?  A Gaggle?  A Coven?

A group of happy loyal Royals. 

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1 hour ago, Domino D said:

Missed this earlier.  John, where was this taken?  And if i may, what do you call a group of Pinnacles?  Is it a Pride of Pinnacles?  A Gaggle?  A Coven?

A swarm......  

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1 hour ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Did they offer 11-11 Beer and Wine to Pins in other locations? 

 

No, that's kinda why Laura went thru 6 bottles of WZ.

 

I went up there for beer late night a few times.

Plus I drank my 4 Coronas during week 2

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1 hour ago, Domino D said:

Missed this earlier.  John, where was this taken?  And if i may, what do you call a group of Pinnacles?  Is it a Pride of Pinnacles?  A Gaggle?  A Coven?

 

Antiguo Casino in San Juan

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BTW, it's no longer an actual casino

 

I'd Call it a Convention

 

 

Edited by John&LaLa

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3 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

No, that's kinda why Laura went thru 6 bottles of WZ.

 

I went up there for beer late night a few times.

Plus I drank my 4 Coronas during week 2

You would think they would have offered Pins an alternate location for 11-11 Beer & Wine. 

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8 hours ago, Domino D said:

I have to say, it looks like wen they did Harmony, they just said "Eh, just Oasis, it's close enough.  Symphony block certain makes it seem bigger, no? Or in Canadian "Seems bigger, eh?"

 

Edit:  I take it back, you can see the Abyss if you zoom it.

I gave our Harmony block to our CS.

We were in Barcelona and we were well over our cases weight to fly home

 

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15 minutes ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

You would think they would have offered Pins an alternate location for 11-11 Beer & Wine. 

 

It worked fine. They needed Dazzles at night for other stuff. I didn't go thirsty

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Oh and thats really great gold night picture. We picked ours up but could not see how much photo shop they did on the screen with all the watermarks.Printed , it is almost blurry. I definitely did not need that much help😁

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6 hours ago, tinkr2 said:

How do you get to have 6 bottles of wine in your cabin?

 

C&A members with more than 525 points can choose 3 bottles of wine per 7-night (or longer) cruise as their D+ amenity.  Plus, anyone can bring on 2 bottles of wine per cruise per stateroom.  Then there are complimentary bottles here and there from Guest Services, Hotel Director, F&B manager, Loyalty Ambassador, etc.  So someone on consecutive 7-night cruises could have more than 10 bottles of wine in the stateroom, without cheating.

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17 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

Somehow Laura managed to drink all 6 bottles of Beringers. Probably because we only did lunch in CK once and rarely went to SL. They didn't want us up there, and I'm fine with that. Unfortunately, I'm sure tips suffered because of that.

 

 

Clearly they reacted to Suite guest complaints from the last President's cruise.  I also know they received ample feedback from the SL and CK staff.  

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1 hour ago, Host Clarea said:

 

C&A members with more than 525 points can choose 3 bottles of wine per 7-night (or longer) cruise as their D+ amenity.  Plus, anyone can bring on 2 bottles of wine per cruise per stateroom.  Then there are complimentary bottles here and there from Guest Services, Hotel Director, F&B manager, Loyalty Ambassador, etc.  So someone on consecutive 7-night cruises could have more than 10 bottles of wine in the stateroom, without cheating.

 

Thanks, good explanation 

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28 minutes ago, Andy C said:

 

Clearly they reacted to Suite guest complaints from the last President's cruise.  I also know they received ample feedback from the SL and CK staff.  

 

Obviously, but they did over react and i felt bad for the staff we met up there the week before. 

 

I'm sure dinner was full, but breakfast and lunch were empty.  Pendulum swung to far in the other direction and the staff suffered

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29 minutes ago, Andy C said:

 

Clearly they reacted to Suite guest complaints from the last President's cruise.  I also know they received ample feedback from the SL and CK staff.  

Sounds like it. Good for Royal. I’m not sure how this decreased the tips in the SL. It was very difficult to get one drink much less a few before dinner last year. 

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1 minute ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Sounds like it. Good for Royal. I’m not sure how this decreased the tips in the SL. It was very difficult to get one drink much less a few before dinner last year. 

 

I'm referring to CK for the most part

Other pins still went to SL, we were not banned, so your problem didnt get solved. Actually, probably worsened because suites could not go to Dazzles 

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28 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

I'm referring to CK for the most part

Other pins still went to SL, we were not banned, so your problem didnt get solved. Actually, probably worsened because suites could not go to Dazzles 

Based on our experience from Freedom 2017, I don’t see it being a problem. Next year is very Port heavy. We were off the ship early and seldom back in time for early dinner plans. WJ or late CK will be our friend. The WJ upped the game. Only one Sea Day. We loved that President’s Cruise. We get the DP so we can get a drink anywhere onboard. Barcelona is such a great city. We are likely to be there at least 3-4 days in advance. 
 

I just wished they left the September date. 

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3 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Thanks, good explanation 

6 bottles of Beringer at cost might be equal to the on board price of a margarita.  🤣

 

jc

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15 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

A swarm......  

I was going to say "old" but like yours much better 😄 

Edited by Tulsacoker

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3 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Based on our experience from Freedom 2017, I don’t see it being a problem. Next year is very Port heavy. We were off the ship early and seldom back in time for early dinner plans. WJ or late CK will be our friend. The WJ upped the game. Only one Sea Day. We loved that President’s Cruise. We get the DP so we can get a drink anywhere onboard. Barcelona is such a great city. We are likely to be there at least 3-4 days in advance. 
 

I just wished they left the September date. 

 

When in Barcelona,  take a day trip to Girona. I hear its pretty nice. We plan on doing that after the Allure TA in March. 

 

I also wished it was in September 

Edited by John&LaLa

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22 hours ago, Cruise a holic said:

What is the Visa Event?  We have a Visa card or is it necessary to have some status with Visa?  Our primary credit card is American express.

 

19 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

No status, just had to have one. There was a mark on your seapass designating you as having one.

I posted the picture earlier

FWIW, only US citizens can have one is my understanding. 


Just to clarify, for those who don't know -- this VISA event is ONLY for the President's Cruise (not an every-cruise event) and ONLY for holders of the specific Royal Caribbean branded credit card (not just any old VISA card).  

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3 hours ago, xpcdoojk said:

6 bottles of Beringer at cost might be equal to the on board price of a margarita.  🤣

 

jc

 

$20 for a 6 bottles at Costco....even less when it's on sale 

 

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Edited by suzyluvs2cruise

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6 minutes ago, suzyluvs2cruise said:

 

 

$20 for a 6 bottles at Costco....even less when it's on sale 

 

Sale Costco.jpg

 

 

I got 4 cases at Sam's a few months ago. I think it was 2 for $7

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51 minutes ago, brillohead said:

 


Just to clarify, for those who don't know -- this VISA event is ONLY for the President's Cruise (not an every-cruise event) and ONLY for holders of the specific Royal Caribbean branded credit card (not just any old VISA card).  

I wonder if there will be a VISA event next year since cruise is out of Barcelona. We didn’t have one on Freedom 17. 

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