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Leagle49
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: SandS]
      #1747255 - 09/22/17 07:41 AM (68.42.250.78)

And you can't use those banked weeks during high season!

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JimandBeth
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: Leagle49]
      #1747263 - 09/22/17 08:39 AM (72.224.41.249)

Quote:

Leagle49 said:
And you can't use those banked weeks during high season!


which seems really unfair if the weeks that you are losing are high season weeks. And, having to use them by the end of 2018 makes it seem unlikely that many of us will be unable to use them at all since the resort will not open until April. I understand the business decision and the awful position they are in but...,

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boucharda
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: JimandBeth]
      #1747267 - 09/22/17 09:07 AM (173.239.220.10)

I was originally going to just bank them but I am now leaning towards depositing with Interval. At least that way you get two years to exchange them for a different resort...and maybe for a high season week

The two years is the clincher though


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SXMScubaman
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: boucharda]
      #1747275 - 09/22/17 10:35 AM (24.22.151.53)

It will depend on the trading power you would have with a resort and island still in recovery mode.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1747277 - 09/22/17 10:39 AM (73.255.141.246)

Honestly, once some resorts open up, I figure there will be a decent amount of availability, as many people won't want to go, even though their particular resort is open.

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dcarol
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: Leagle49]
      #1747363 - 09/23/17 10:21 AM (68.174.202.198)

I wrote to Nina from RI asking about those who are not members of RCI and she told me that my 2 week maintenance for 2017 would be carried over to 2018. Hoping that my home away from home can get put back together so that the people from SXM can return to their previous way of life, a lot will be changed. I think of this hurricane season which brought about widespread destruction throughout the carribbean and how and while most of these islands rely on tourism for their economy and employment handle these next 6 months and longer until their infrastructure can support a tourist return. Meanwhile doing what I can to support friends on the island.

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HettieMaidman
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: dcarol]
      #1747385 - 09/23/17 03:08 PM (65.8.138.104)

To add to previous post, Royal Islander responded the same way when Luis hit and almost a year was lost to repairs. We owned several weeks at that time and all fees were carried over. Furthermore, no assessments, ever. All things considered, it is very impressive that the considerations remain beyond fair. That Nina was able to give owners comfort is so kind when the needs of the island are far greater than we can imagine. Kudos to the staff, once again.

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EdB
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: HettieMaidman]
      #1747396 - 09/23/17 08:30 PM (170.250.49.21)

HettieMaidman.....also see you are also from Boynton Beach!! We are also....moved from WPalm couple of months ago. I do agree with you about the Royal Islander staff.
RI Staff are the best anywhere!!!! From the front desk...to Nina and Lucy.....to the housekeepers....to the security....to the maintenance crew...to the towel hut attendant...and of course to Mr. Spaddarro. We have also owned almost thirty years...and hoping beyond hope, that we get to enjoy our second home again for the next thirty years. I would love to see some updated pictures of the place....and get a handle on the damage that was done.


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DavidinChelseaMA
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: EdB]
      #1747398 - 09/23/17 09:36 PM (24.34.189.240)

I wrote to Nina at Royal Islander as well. Hoping to get an email back soon. I know they are going to credit 2017 maintenance fee payments for 2018, even if a timeshare owner isn't an RCI member, if the hurricane impacted the week someone was due to be there, based on their comments on their own facebook page -- however, I'd just feel better having an email from them to that effect for my own records..

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dcarol
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1747411 - 09/24/17 09:56 AM (68.174.202.198)

Here is the answer I received

It will be transferred to 2018.



Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

-------- Original message --------

To: Nina Persuad <nina@royalislander.com>
Subject: Weeks 44/45

Hi Nina, We are all so sorry of the devastation to SXM. I have made so many friends that live on the island and feel horrible about the loss of livelihood to those that live there.

Since I bought the 2 units, what happens to my maintenance for 2017? I am not affiliated with RCI.

I am anxious to find out about this .


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