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Old 01-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #76
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I'm in for following your adventures! Plus, we will cruise for the first time with RC this spring (only our second cruise, 1st on DCL.) Looking forward to hearing your tips, hints, etc.

And keep the hints coming about seasickness as DH got it bad on our DCL cruise. Although once we were in port and he took Bonine he was good. This time I'm bringing that and sea bands and anything else I can find since we are on the top deck.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #77
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By booking while we were on board, we got OBC (On Board Credit) to use on the Feb cruise. Free money is always nice and I usually use them to pay for the tips, or part of the tips, but this year we wanted to try the My Time Dinning.

My Time Dinning, means that you go to dinner anytime you want between 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm. What gets me is you must make a reservation anyway. So I can dine anytime I want as long as I know when I want to dine....

One of the draws for me was if I was sitting in a bar and was having fun, I did not want to have jump up and run off to my dinning time.

So we will have to come up with a good time for us and see if it works. But you can change it night to night, just as long as you reserve your time.

Another drawback for this is you must prepay your tips, so even though I would like to use my OBC to pay for my tips, now I must pay for my tips before leaving home.

Oh well.... Live and learn. So we will find out if we like the My Time or not...
Prepay.....tips? Doesn't make sense!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #78
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So I must say that I am a Celebrity person. To me they are much better than Royal. Just in treatment and food.

We are Diamond on Royal and Elite on Celebrity, so we love the extra perks.

Here are the Diamond Perks for Royal

Exclusive Onboard Booking Bonus (This is the OBC I talked about earlier)

Ultimate Value Booklet with great onboard offers (THis includes, free pictures, % off on Coffee and Ice Cream, Free Specialty coffee with dinner (Think Germ Killer), free bag of laundry, free $$ in casino, free bingo cards, since David and I both are Diamond we both get a sheet of all of these)

Exclusive invitation to Welcome Back Party (So all of the Crown and Anchor people get a party with cheap champagne and canapes)

SeaPass Card recognition (On your Cabin card it says what level you are, so those that are waiting on you can see how high up in the program you are)

Meet the Stars! (This is a backstage tour)

Priority check-in (this means we get our own line, also on a previous cruise, if there is a problem with ship and you can't board yet, they put you in a different area and give you food and drinks)

Private departure lounge with continental breakfast (This is usually in a room with the C&A Director and coffee, juice, tea and pastries) We skip this and go to the MDR and eat.

Exclusive Trivia (I have no idea what this is....)

Exclusive Top Tier Event (This is a cocktail party for Diamond and Diamond Plus people with the officers)

Robes for use onboard (These are really nice plus ones, I think everyone else gets these thin waffle types)

Signature lapel pin (This is what it says!)

Welcome Gift/Amenity including choice of beverage (They give us a Diet Coke (1 Can))

Milestone recognition (A commemorative gift will be delivered to you during the sailing on which you attain your 140, 210, 280 and 350 cruise points and on every 70 cruise points thereafter.)

Chef's Choice Gift/Amenity(last time, this was trail mix, maybe 3 oz)

Priority wait list for Shore Excursions/VitalitySM Day Spa services (we never use this)

Diamond Lounge (Breakfast is a light pastry and coffee or tea, bloody mary's, bellini's, up in the MDR; for dinner it is complimentary wine, champagne (sparkling wine) and fountain drinks, and a 'happy hour' discount of 25% off beer and drinks with liquor for 3 hours (5 to 8 pm), up in the Viking lounge)

Priority departure (just what it says, you can get off the ship first)

Entertainment Tour (Behind the Scenes Tours including the Galley, Bridge, and enhanced Entertainment Tour )

Quarterly Saving Certificates online (to use to book cruises)

Priority notice on special offers, new ships and itineraries (Email)

Set your upgrade preferences online (This is your gift, you can change from Diet Coke to Coke, or juice)

Discounts on Balcony and Suite staterooms

ChoiceAirSM Plus fee waived (we just used this as part of the Spain cruise) I will get to that later this week

Priority waitlist seating request in the main dining room

Complimentary Upgrades (when available, we have received this before)

Reduced Rate Upgrades (when available, we have never done this!)

DOUBLE Cruise Points for purchasing suite accommodations (again we have not done this on Royal)
Holy perks, Batman. That's fantastic!
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #79
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Holy perks, Batman. That's fantastic!
We do better with celebrity... Hopefully this week some time I can start the Spain part.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:59 PM   #81
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So yesterday my doctor put me in a wrist brace. I have been hurting more and more over several months, but lately I have had no strength at all in my wrist, so I got the brace. It really makes typing difficult.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:03 PM   #82
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Sou'wester day my door tour put me in a wrist brace. I have been hurting more and more over several months, but lately I have had no strength at all in my wrist, so I got the brace. It really makes typing difficult.
Oh man. not good.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #83
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Sou'wester day my door tour put me in a wrist brace. I have been hurting more and more over several months, but lately I have had no strength at all in my wrist, so I got the brace. It really makes typing difficult.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:40 PM   #85
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dont you worry the ship is gonna sink like titanic or somthing? Ive seem alot of horor movies
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So yesterday my doctor put me in a wrist brace. I have been hurting more and more over several months, but lately I have had no strength at all in my wrist, so I got the brace. It really makes typing difficult.
Is it carpel tunnel? I hope it heals soon. Wouldn't it be nice to have a voice command to have the computer type it out for you.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:41 AM   #87
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Is it carpel tunnel? I hope it heals soon. Wouldn't it be nice to have a voice command to have the computer type it out for you.
They have programs for that! Fancy ones you can buy ... But my old computer had a basic one under 'accessibility' anywhere..
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They have programs for that! Fancy ones you can buy ... But my old computer had a basic one under 'accessibility' anywhere..
Well spill the beans, where do I find a program?
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:46 AM   #89
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I don't know!


I see ads for Dragon all the time, its a talk to type software!!
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So yesterday my doctor put me in a wrist brace. I have been hurting more and more over several months, but lately I have had no strength at all in my wrist, so I got the brace. It really makes typing difficult.
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