yeah, its just bs, and i hold a grudge against it, but i still had the best fuckin time of my life on that boat
I'm the one the Soulsistah mentioned... My room was on the Promenade Deck. I paid $2,280 for my girlfriend and I and that was with the "early reservation bonus discount" of something like $150.00.
As for it being one of the best vacation values... yeah, I'm inclined to agree. Think about the fact that it's food AND room AND ticket price included and how could you do any better? They don't even charge more for late night shows like some festivals (HSMF). But if you don't know why people are complaining about the costs.... go back and reread some of my (and many other's) older posts on this board.
I was as angry/bitter/pissed-off as anyone when I saw the deals that latecomers were getting. After all, I was one of the very first to make my reservations so I paid full price. I'm still pissed. Screw me and I NEVER forget it. Will that deter me form going on number three? No. I'll give them another chance next year. Everyone deserves another chance. Hell, just the "idea" of a JamCruise is so cool that it deserves many chances.
There was MUCH room for improvement in this year's JamCruises. That makes sense as it was the FIRST year for JamCruise. Provided the same key players are on the production staff, I would think that next year's cruise will definitely be better. Sadly though, I bet we get a bigger ship. I know ours seemed a bit "ghetto" to some. And, by modern cruise line standards, it was. Come on, this was NOT Celebrity Cruise Lines. But to make an analogy: it's sometimes in the ghetto that you find all the cool architecture and unique houses. This boat had charm. Have you been to NOLA? It's like this.. You could stay at the Marriott. You could stay at the Doubletree. OR.... You could stay at the Crescent on Canal, or the Hotel St. Marie, or some other equivalent "old"style hotel. There's certainly something to be said for both sides of the argument. Really too bad that you have to trade charm for amenities but that would seem to be the case here.
Not too far back I posted some ideas for the staff to "make it up" to the people who paid full price and got screwed. They should get a discounted rate or some kind of future consideration. Maybe that's been addressed in the form of the opportunity for early reservation and cabin selection. Nothing will quite make up for the cold, hard cash, but the idea's nice.
I guess I'm going to be on JC3. My credit card has been charged for the deposit. I can't imagine the line-up could be any less impressive than this past year. You know Galactic's down. You know you've seen some hints on this board and others about who's going to be there. I think the fanbase will be widespread. I don't think anyone will have to leave the boat early this time either.
You know it's gonna be great. I just want to be treated fairly and equally this time. Just like the 14th amendment guarantees me. Alas, JamCruise is not a state and I'm not a lawyer. So, I'm going to be quiet again.
Cloaking device ....engaged!