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33 minutes ago, Bette And Bill said:

The no mask rule for Pinns was also not available Sept 5, 12 or 19th. 

Wow I thought the no mask rule was a joke. Are Pinns immune to covid?  Guessing the CDC would have a problem with that no matter what RC wants. 
 

I also never realized Pinns just skip every line - thought that was another joke. I have never experienced that.   I guess our tipping behavior gets us reasonably quick service as well. 
 

I keep an excel spreadsheet of all our cruises and time out of the country and when I add something I’m amazed at how much time we have been able to travel.  Pinns have to have an insane amount of days at sea. 

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6 hours ago, cindivan said:

I also never realized Pinns just skip every line - thought that was another joke. I have never experienced that.

They don't, at least not in our experience.  Had a couple try it and the other folks in line very quickly let the pinns know it wasn't gonna happen

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On 9/27/2021 at 2:07 AM, gmerick said:

Secret Perk:  Even if you're staying in an inside cabin, they swap cabin stewards around.  If you're doing the stealth Pinnacle thing by cruising in an inside, Royal Caribbean will also give you a stealth Royal Genie as a cabin steward.  You can ask them for anything.

How much do you typically tip the Royal stealth genie? I thought 1000$/7day cruise was appropriate - just asking for a friend.

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11 hours ago, cindivan said:

Wow I thought the no mask rule was a joke. Are Pinns immune to covid?  Guessing the CDC would have a problem with that no matter what RC wants. 
 

I also never realized Pinns just skip every line - thought that was another joke. I have never experienced that.   I guess our tipping behavior gets us reasonably quick service as well. 
 

I keep an excel spreadsheet of all our cruises and time out of the country and when I add something I’m amazed at how much time we have been able to travel.  Pinns have to have an insane amount of days at sea. 

Not sure what you thought I said - but Pinnacles had to wear masks the same as everyone else.

 

And most Pinnacles I know stand in line the same as everyone else. There was a time when some ships had a line for Guest Services that served not only pinnacles but all Suite guests as well. I have not seen that in a while. W 

 

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Why do people get so cranked up about Pins wearing their name tags?  I agree that it's tacky in some situations (saw someone wearing one on a t-shirt at the pool last week), but it's also tacky to wear loud Hawaiian print shirts or sneakers with knee high socks.  None of that affects me or my cruise experience one bit.  Wear what you want to wear.  Be happy.

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1 hour ago, bobmacliberty said:

Why do people get so cranked up about Pins wearing their name tags?  I agree that it's tacky in some situations (saw someone wearing one on a t-shirt at the pool last week), but it's also tacky to wear loud Hawaiian print shirts or sneakers with knee high socks.  None of that affects me or my cruise experience one bit.  Wear what you want to wear.  Be happy.

 

Thank you!!  This exactly ^.   

 

Those that are insulted by someone choosing to wear a simple gold bar on their shirt, ......really need to get a life.  

 

Soo...OK...I walk into the dining room with my pin on.  Dressed nicely for dinner as you would to fine dining restaurant.  Mr. "I hate Pinnacle pins" is sitting there in his baggy shorts, wife beater t-shirt, flip flops, and ball cap...be he is totally disgusted that I have my little pin on.  😆   

 

So, now I will want to wear it much more often...just to annoy the ones that feel their day is ruined by seeing that pin.  😄   But agree...I would only wear it to events and dinner anyway.  

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15 hours ago, cindivan said:

Wow I thought the no mask rule was a joke. Are Pinns immune to covid?  Guessing the CDC would have a problem with that no matter what RC wants. 
 

I also never realized Pinns just skip every line - thought that was another joke. I have never experienced that.   I guess our tipping behavior gets us reasonably quick service as well. 
 

I keep an excel spreadsheet of all our cruises and time out of the country and when I add something I’m amazed at how much time we have been able to travel.  Pinns have to have an insane amount of days at sea. 

 

Skipping line isnt that common. Some ships used to have a gold card line at GS's

 

Maybe for tenders, but I haven’t tendered in forever. Good for entertaining theater early as well. But that was pre Covid. Not sure now.

 

Best skip the line is if ship has a suite podium in the MDR. 

 

And the boarding and departure que was great pre Covid as well.

 

FWIW, these examples apply to suites, and Pins just piggyback off of those privileges.  Or at least they used to.

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9 hours ago, crazyank said:

They don't, at least not in our experience.  Had a couple try it and the other folks in line very quickly let the pinns know it wasn't gonna happen

 

As mentioned above, depends on the line😉

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