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Old March 10th, 2004, 02:34 PM
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Default RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

I just cannot believe this, yet it is TRUE! The following was emailed to me when I contacted RCI regarding hidden charges on the boats:

"In addition to the soft drink charges and the per person Johnny Rockets fees, RCI is compelled to begin charging each passenger an additional $0.03 per sheet of toilet tissue used during their cruise. With the recent increase in fines for environmental sewage dumping and the cost of paper we at RCI feel we have no alternative but to pass along this reasonable cost to our guests (and crew - no one gets out of this Scott-free).

This new fee is already in effect on our Northern cruises and will begin for other destinations beginning 4-1-04. If you are still somewhat confused by this new policy please consult the posted instructions on your ship. They can be found on Deck 12 the Poop Deck.

Sincerely,
Kimberly Clark, Asst. to:

Richard A. Pain
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Old March 10th, 2004, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

I hope this is just a bad rumour started by someone due to the fact that there will be a surcharge for Jonny Rockets!!!
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Old March 10th, 2004, 04:26 PM
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This one will go down in the "annals" of history.


couldn't resist!
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Old March 10th, 2004, 05:01 PM
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Don't laugh, one could be wiped out in no time with these extra charges.....

better to discuss this subject in person rather than leave a paper trail.
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Old March 10th, 2004, 05:07 PM
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Default Re: Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

I guess this recent decision is an effort to "squeeze" as much out of us as they can. I was really hoping to be "pampered" on my cruise.
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Old March 10th, 2004, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

You guys are too funny! It's only sad that some people will actually read this and think it's true.... great imagination with the names, etc.
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Old March 10th, 2004, 06:55 PM
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Default Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

Hey, you had me going for a minute, too funny!

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Old March 10th, 2004, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

I don't want to "dampen" your spirits by "dumping" on the idea of a surcharge for what some of us have come to expect both types of sheets as standard amenities. However, the good news is that there is now a money-saving alternative to the .03/sheet charge.

Yes folks, that's right, you can purchase a TP Card, which will entitle you to a full role of 1-ply right in your own stateroom every day. Not only that, but you can also use the card to gain access to the public facilities. Thriftier travellers may even try to cheat a little by smuggling a few extra of those precious sheets out for their own "little Johnny."
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Old March 10th, 2004, 10:48 PM
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Too funny!!!
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Old March 11th, 2004, 09:32 AM
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These are great. A little humor never hurts. Especially when things are getting tighter on the ship!
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Old March 11th, 2004, 05:27 PM
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Could money spent on this be justified as a "paper" loss? It must have been proposed by the Charmin of the Board!
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Old March 11th, 2004, 06:46 PM
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If I ever wondered why I read this board, this is the answer. I have been chucking out loud and we all know laughter is the best medicine.
Thanks for keeping this going. Are we now going to smuggle our TP on board?
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Old March 11th, 2004, 07:04 PM
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Oh man. And it doesn't stop there. Think of all the books in the library with pages ripped out.............

Got to get back to practicing my long jump. For when they put a surcharge on the gangway.

Richard
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Old March 13th, 2004, 02:17 PM
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It used to be so much easier to price your cruise. It was a matter of inside or outside stateroom, what deck, and when you were going. Now, along with these questions would be...Will you go to Portifinos??? Chops??? Will you buy the soda/juice card??? Will you decide to eat at Johnny Rockets??? It all adds up very fast. Just wondering when they will start to charge for their Las Vegas/ Broadway style shows.
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Old March 13th, 2004, 03:59 PM
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Really? Oh God! We're cancelling our upcoming 2 cruises now. Or maybe we'll just bring some old news papers in our luggage.
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Old March 13th, 2004, 04:26 PM
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I am going to smuggle booze wrapped in TP and hopefully when they confiscate my booze, they'll leave me with the valuable TP in my carry-on!
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Old March 13th, 2004, 09:00 PM
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Be careful... I hear they hired Mr Whipple as a TP baggage screener... if you see an old guy squeezing luggage, you should find a better place to hide your TP.

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Old March 14th, 2004, 01:43 AM
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Default Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

I can see it now. New thread-How to smuggle Sears Catalogs in my checked baggage. Or, "If I bring my own toilet paper in my carry-on, will they charge a corkage fee?
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Old March 14th, 2004, 08:03 AM
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BUTT, the good news is they are making the concierge level service more appealing. Now your very own room steward will perform personalized wiping services. Those little towel animals you get in your cabins will now perform double duty.

Remember they only add these service charges to increase the quality of service.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 08:46 AM
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Default Re: Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

Cruiseguy,

Don't you mean a "wipeage fee", and not a corkage fee? hahaha
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Old March 14th, 2004, 12:03 PM
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I understand that , as an alternative, RCI is planning to "eliminate" lunch so that less Tp will be used on the cruise.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 02:13 PM
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You must remember, that the job is not done until the paperwork is finished.
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Old March 14th, 2004, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

That is too funny. Guess I will have to start sneaking TP on board....I wonder if it is cheaper in the ports than it is here.....

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Old March 14th, 2004, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

Is Mexican TP safe to use?
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Old March 14th, 2004, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: RCI to Begin Charging for Toilet Paper -

Paul, yes you can but you have to get the sand out first and its only sold by the sheet.
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