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rickjames
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RCI/ Royal Islander update
      #1746749 - 09/18/17 04:13 PM (98.209.203.222)

After a handful of calls, RCI returned my points without charge. Their policy is you have to make travel plans within 30 days using your original transaction charge. (Not traveling in the next 30 days) It took sometime to complete because contact had to be made with Royal Islander, the resort is now saying it will be closed for one year. Could change of course, but that's todays info.

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spiker
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: rickjames]
      #1747008 - 09/20/17 03:58 PM (104.0.61.128)

Where did they say they will be closed for a year? Did that include La Plage?

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mad_finn
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: spiker]
      #1747034 - 09/20/17 05:49 PM (73.61.227.145)

Their website says closed for 2017.

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rickjames
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: spiker]
      #1747116 - 09/21/17 08:40 AM (98.209.203.222)

The closing for one year was from RCI rep who stated to me that they contacted RI. My reservation was from Jan 13th till Feb 12th.

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HookedonSXM
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: rickjames]
      #1747142 - 09/21/17 10:22 AM (69.11.70.36)

Which Royal Islander are you talking about? La Plage and La Terasse have made no official statement other than the end of 2017, and that they are waiting for assessment before they give more specific dates. So I assume you are speaking of Royal Islander Great Bay?

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RICKnGRACE_LI_NY
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: HookedonSXM]
      #1747144 - 09/21/17 10:27 AM (67.86.221.25)

Has anyone considered the possibility of confusing a statement saying "end of the year" vs "for a year"

I have no idea. I didn't hear it or read it but it is possible the statement may have been misread or mis-heard.

JMHO

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DavidinChelseaMA
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1747153 - 09/21/17 11:26 AM (24.34.189.240)

I'm not a member of the RCI exchange. But I am a timeshare owner of week 41 at LaPlage. I just wanna know what happens going forward. Do we get credited for the maintenance fee money that we paid back in January? Or did we have to be RCI exchange members and then could have banked the week? Are we just out the 800 bucks now? If we knew we had to be exchange members in case of a natural disaster, we would have joined. But we thought it was only related to exchanging your week for a different place, etc. It appears its also an insurance policy of sorts, in that you can bank your week in case of such a disaster. Unless I'm thoroughly confused. And it's gonna be January again in just a few months and another maintenance fee bill will arrive, so more money just going down a rabbit hole?

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BeachKitten
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1747154 - 09/21/17 11:42 AM (129.2.127.177)

David, I am in a similar situation at The Towers. We own 3 weeks. Only one of which is in the RCI pool. Thankfully I had already deposited that week.

However next month we were booked for the other two weeks. Maintenance fees paid and all. Not sure what will happen. And it's time for 2018 bills to be coming out. We will certainly not be happy to have lost this years usage, and have to pay for an uncertain next year. We are already discussing cutting our losses and walking away. :(

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RICKnGRACE_LI_NY
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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1747163 - 09/21/17 12:14 PM (67.86.221.25)

I believe the decision would be on a Resort by Resort basis.

If I remember correctly, in 1995 Pelican Resort did not reimburse any part of our AMF. That being said, most of Pelican's woes were a result of Luis. After that the resort went through a few iterations before becoming Simpson Bay Resort.

I hope it works out for everyone involved, no matter who your home resort is.

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Re: RCI/ Royal Islander update [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1747229 - 09/21/17 08:24 PM (73.159.45.199)

SBR announced they will give an extra week for every week that you couldn't use but they have to be used during 2018. I don't know how that will be possible since they are not opening until at least April. Just found out they withdrew that offer. You can bank your week and that is it.

Edited by SandS (09/21/17 08:33 PM)


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