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How's the merch situation?
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    How's the merch situation?

    by Jotunheimr » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:02 pm

    I haven't been on the cruise since 2016. On both 2015 and 2016 the merch situation was horrendous. Have they changed anything since then? Can you offer any tips on when to start lining up?
    2015: 6511
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:10 pm

    Jotunheimr wrote:
    Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:02 pm
    I haven't been on the cruise since 2016. On both 2015 and 2016 the merch situation was horrendous. Have they changed anything since then? Can you offer any tips on when to start lining up?
    They will likely use the same numbered ticket system as last year and the year before. It's an improvement, but there are still lots of complaints.
    They should have photos posted of the band merch running on the in-room TV channel that will help a little as far as choosing in advance. They did this last year.

    The "70,000 Tons of Merch Complaints" group on FB is a great resource, as the merch mavens will be posting info there SOOOOOON as far as which bands will be bringing merch, which are boat-exclusives, etc.
    2020 Wishlist:
    Abbath--Aeternam--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Alestorm--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Borknagar--Cannibal.Corpse--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dark.Tranquillity--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Enslaved--
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    Novembers.Doom--Obscura--Old.Mans.Child--Omnium.Gatherum--Opeth--Orphaned.Land--Poisonblack--Primordial--Sabaton--Samael--Satyricon--Savatage--Scale.the.Summit--Septic.Flesh--Seven.Spires--Skalmold--Slough.Feg--Suidakra--Tarot--Therion--Devin.Townsend--Turisas--Vintersorg--Wintersun--Wolfheart--Yyrkoon--1349
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Cardest » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:23 pm

    2020 is my return cruise since 2015.
    In 2012,2013,2014 and 2015, the merch lines seemed to get worse each year and longer.
    I made new friends lining up in those merch lines, so that's at least one positive spin on it.
    But it was horrendous, to line up at 6am, after 3hr sleep, no energy, no patience. No Weet-Bix (best breakfast cereal on Earth!)
    To reach the end of the line and only 2 staffers running up/down the merch wall and sailors
    making tough decisions.
    I am glad to see at least some improvements have been made with a ticket system thingy and
    having shirts visible on our TVs in our cabins etc.
    It could be better though.
    I found it not so bad, going to the merch many hours later instead and the lines are down to a few people.
    And still managed to get 2 or 3 out of 5 band shirts I wanted (basically).
    Even when lining up for hours I still missed out on certain shirts anyway!

    I don't have all the solutions though.


    Wish list 2020: Grand Magus, ARCTURUS, Borknagar, SIGH, Vastum, ABSU, Temple of Void, Frozen Crown, Rippikoulu, King Diamond, Churchburn, Devin Townsend, Amorphis, Bewitcher, Kawir, Vuur, Chthonic, Cemetery Urn, Tombs, Acid Witch
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:25 pm

    Cardest wrote:
    Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:23 pm
    I don't have all the solutions though.
    I think we've established over on FB that there are NO easy solutions. The current method has its flaws (not enough places to see the "current" ticket number, disallowing entry sometimes when your number has passed by), but it's a lot better IMO than before and it's just about the best we could hope for, given all the unavoidable restrictions and barriers in the way.

    Robin Mazen and Lindsey Turnbullet have been the merch staffers on FB that have been really informative and helpful. It's a thankless job and they really try to do the best they can.
    2020 Wishlist:
    Abbath--Aeternam--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Alestorm--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Borknagar--Cannibal.Corpse--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dark.Tranquillity--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Enslaved--
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Jotunheimr » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:30 pm

    Where do you go to take a number?
    2015: 6511
    2016: 7455
    2020: 3240


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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Phoenix » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:41 pm

    Jotunheimr wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:30 pm
    Where do you go to take a number?
    The entrance to the dining room on the 5th (Promenade) floor, if it's like all the years I've been on.
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:39 pm

    Phoenix wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:41 pm
    Jotunheimr wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:30 pm
    Where do you go to take a number?
    The entrance to the dining room on the 5th (Promenade) floor, if it's like all the years I've been on.
    Yep, that's where it should be unless things have been radically changed. It's also where the line will form for people to get those "early" numbers...not sure when that starts. 6 AM or so on the second day?
    2020 Wishlist:
    Abbath--Aeternam--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Alestorm--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Borknagar--Cannibal.Corpse--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dark.Tranquillity--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Enslaved--
    --Emperor--Equilibrium--Eternal.Tears.of.Sorrow--Fear.Factory--Gojira--Graveworm--Green.Carnation--Gyze--Iced.Earth--Ihsahn--Immortal--Insomnium--Kataklysm--Katatonia--Keep.of.Kalessin--Korpiklaani--Kreator--Kvelertak--Leprous--Luciferan.Light.Orchestra--Loss--Melechesh--Meshuggah--Mezarkabul--Moonspell--Myrath--
    Novembers.Doom--Obscura--Old.Mans.Child--Omnium.Gatherum--Opeth--Orphaned.Land--Poisonblack--Primordial--Sabaton--Samael--Satyricon--Savatage--Scale.the.Summit--Septic.Flesh--Seven.Spires--Skalmold--Slough.Feg--Suidakra--Tarot--Therion--Devin.Townsend--Turisas--Vintersorg--Wintersun--Wolfheart--Yyrkoon--1349
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Danny24601 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:58 pm

    Pellaz wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:25 pm
    Cardest wrote:
    Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:23 pm
    I don't have all the solutions though.
    I think we've established over on FB that there are NO easy solutions. The current method has its flaws (not enough places to see the "current" ticket number, disallowing entry sometimes when your number has passed by), but it's a lot better IMO than before and it's just about the best we could hope for, given all the unavoidable restrictions and barriers in the way.

    Robin Mazen and Lindsey Turnbullet have been the merch staffers on FB that have been really informative and helpful. It's a thankless job and they really try to do the best they can.
    Do we know why they don't have more staff running merch? That seems like the obvious low-hanging fruit here in terms of merch improvements, and I can imagine that a lot of people in the metal scene would be happy to work a few shifts on merch in exchange for a discount on their cabins.
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by slayergeek » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:07 pm

    Danny24601 wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:58 pm
    Pellaz wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:25 pm
    Cardest wrote:
    Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:23 pm
    I don't have all the solutions though.
    I think we've established over on FB that there are NO easy solutions. The current method has its flaws (not enough places to see the "current" ticket number, disallowing entry sometimes when your number has passed by), but it's a lot better IMO than before and it's just about the best we could hope for, given all the unavoidable restrictions and barriers in the way.

    Robin Mazen and Lindsey Turnbullet have been the merch staffers on FB that have been really informative and helpful. It's a thankless job and they really try to do the best they can.
    Do we know why they don't have more staff running merch? That seems like the obvious low-hanging fruit here in terms of merch improvements, and I can imagine that a lot of people in the metal scene would be happy to work a few shifts on merch in exchange for a discount on their cabins.
    I've heard from the merch people you can only have so many people in the work area before they start getting in each others way and hit diminishing returns.

    I think that unless Andy decides to relax his restrictions that prevent boat merchandise from being marketed in ways none-survivors could take advantage of, or other major changes to the confines they are operating under happen, we will only get minor changes to the current procedures.
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:43 pm

    slayergeek wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:07 pm
    Danny24601 wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:58 pm
    Do we know why they don't have more staff running merch? That seems like the obvious low-hanging fruit here in terms of merch improvements, and I can imagine that a lot of people in the metal scene would be happy to work a few shifts on merch in exchange for a discount on their cabins.
    I've heard from the merch people you can only have so many people in the work area before they start getting in each others way and hit diminishing returns.
    They had 5 or 6 "personal shoppers" running back and forth last year, and I can totally see where more people would just be running into eachother.
    I think that unless Andy decides to relax his restrictions that prevent boat merchandise from being marketed in ways none-survivors could take advantage of, or other major changes to the confines they are operating under happen, we will only get minor changes to the current procedures.
    Concur. The requirement that all merch sales be processed through Royal, the inability to do preorders for that reason (and others, including liability), and other restrictions make it a real challenge.
    I give them a lot of credit for installing the numbered ticket system, which had to have cost them some money and was basically fan-service "just for us." It's far from perfect, but about the best we can hope for.
    2020 Wishlist:
    Abbath--Aeternam--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Alestorm--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Borknagar--Cannibal.Corpse--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dark.Tranquillity--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Enslaved--
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Danny24601 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:49 pm

    Pellaz wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:43 pm
    slayergeek wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:07 pm
    Danny24601 wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:58 pm
    Do we know why they don't have more staff running merch? That seems like the obvious low-hanging fruit here in terms of merch improvements, and I can imagine that a lot of people in the metal scene would be happy to work a few shifts on merch in exchange for a discount on their cabins.
    I've heard from the merch people you can only have so many people in the work area before they start getting in each others way and hit diminishing returns.
    They had 5 or 6 "personal shoppers" running back and forth last year, and I can totally see where more people would just be running into eachother.
    That makes sense, last time I was there (2017) I recall them only having 2 people running it at the time, 5-6 is about as much as you can reasonably do.
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Jotunheimr » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:51 pm

    Thanks for the info, guys! Do people still bring pizza and booze to Robin and her overworked crew?
    2015: 6511
    2016: 7455
    2020: 3240


    2020 Wishlist: Arafel-/-Arcturus-/-Borknagar-/-DerWegEinerFreiheit-/-Equilibrium-/-Falkenbach-/-Fejd-/-Finntroll-/-Finsterforst-/-Glittertind-/-Haggard-/-HarakiriForTheSky-/-Kampfar-/-KivimetsanDruidi-/-Korpiklaani-/-Lumsk-/-Manegarm-/-Metsatoll-/-Moonsorrow-/-Necrophagist-/-Norther-/-Otyg-/-Primordial-/-Savatage-/-Skyforger-/-Solstafir-/-Swashbuckle-/-Testament-/-Thyrfing-/-ToxicHolocaust-/-Varg-/-Vintersorg-/-Waylander
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:26 am

    Jotunheimr wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:51 pm
    Thanks for the info, guys! Do people still bring pizza and booze to Robin and her overworked crew?
    Sorrento's Pizza? We're trying to HELP them, not kill them! :lol:
    2020 Wishlist:
    Abbath--Aeternam--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Alestorm--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Borknagar--Cannibal.Corpse--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dark.Tranquillity--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Enslaved--
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by cowboy71 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:39 am

    Pellaz wrote:
    Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:26 am
    Jotunheimr wrote:
    Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:51 pm
    Thanks for the info, guys! Do people still bring pizza and booze to Robin and her overworked crew?
    Sorrento's Pizza? We're trying to HELP them, not kill them! :lol:
    Indeed! We want them running for merch, not running to the bathroom!
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by rocking apple » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:27 am

    The Merch - Situation in Cozumel could be difficult...

    https://www.cruisetimetables.com/visiti ... n2020.html

    :roll:
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:09 am

    rocking apple wrote:
    Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:27 am
    The Merch - Situation in Cozumel could be difficult...

    https://www.cruisetimetables.com/visiti ... n2020.html

    :roll:
    Not for shipboard (festival and band) merch, but yeah, 8 ships in port that day. Anywhere we go will be pretty crowded. :|

    Aside from Brilliance, I think all those ships are pretty big and pretty new, too. :evil:
    2020 Wishlist:
    Abbath--Aeternam--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Alestorm--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Borknagar--Cannibal.Corpse--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dark.Tranquillity--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Enslaved--
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by cholernik » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:21 am

    how does this ticket thing work? Like at the DMV? Head somewhere and pick a number, then wait for your number?
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Sgt. B » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:16 pm

    Pellaz wrote:
    Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:09 am
    rocking apple wrote:
    Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:27 am
    The Merch - Situation in Cozumel could be difficult...

    https://www.cruisetimetables.com/visiti ... n2020.html

    :roll:
    Not for shipboard (festival and band) merch, but yeah, 8 ships in port that day. Anywhere we go will be pretty crowded. :|

    Aside from Brilliance, I think all those ships are pretty big and pretty new, too. :evil:
    Plenty of targets for a "Your boat sucks!" chant.
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:43 pm

    Sgt. B wrote:
    Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:16 pm
    Pellaz wrote:
    Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:09 am
    Not for shipboard (festival and band) merch, but yeah, 8 ships in port that day. Anywhere we go will be pretty crowded. :|

    Aside from Brilliance, I think all those ships are pretty big and pretty new, too. :evil:
    Plenty of targets for a "Your boat sucks!" chant.
    Maybe we'd better not. They'd outnumber us 8-to-1 and would be armed with shuffleboard implements. :lol:
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Jotunheimr » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:22 am

    Did the quality of the pizza drop over time? I really liked it in 2016.
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:28 am

    Jotunheimr wrote:
    Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:22 am
    Did the quality of the pizza drop over time? I really liked it in 2016.
    We joke about the pizza being terrible -- and it isn't particularly good -- but it's probably about the same as before. It's serviceable, and actually "good" at 4 am when nothing else is open and you're three sheets to the wind. (I will attest that Carnival's 24-hour pizza is much better.)
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    Abbath--Aeternam--Agalloch--Agathodaimon--Alestorm--Allegaeon--Amon.Amarth--Amorphis--Animals.As.Leaders--Arsis--Ayreon--Bal.Sagoth--Barren.Earth--Battlelore--Behemoth--Black.Crown.Initiate--Blind.Guardian--Borknagar--Cannibal.Corpse--CoB--CoF--Cynic--Dark.Tranquillity--Dimmu.Borgir--Dragonforce--Edge.of.Sanity--Witherscape--anything.Dan.Swano--Einherjer--Enslaved--
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Godflesh » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:41 am

    There is no 70K without Sorrento’s pizza for me, and vice-versa.
    But now that the Winjammer is open until 3am, I have to admit, I favor the hot dogs and fries.
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by cholernik » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:07 am

    Pellaz wrote:
    Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:28 am
    Jotunheimr wrote:
    Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:22 am
    Did the quality of the pizza drop over time? I really liked it in 2016.
    We joke about the pizza being terrible -- and it isn't particularly good -- but it's probably about the same as before. It's serviceable, and actually "good" at 4 am when nothing else is open and you're three sheets to the wind. (I will attest that Carnival's 24-hour pizza is much better.)
    side note: everything is amazing when you're three sheets to the wind, and I'm pretty sure nothing contains calories
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:38 am

    Godflesh wrote:
    Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:41 am
    But now that the Winjammer is open until 3am, I have to admit, I favor the hot dogs and fries.
    Just not the hamburgers. Please GOD, not the hamburgers. :lol:
    .
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    70000 Tons of Metal: come for the bands, return for the food.
    Ehhh. I'd trade the free ("included") food options on Royal for those on Carnival any day of the week and twice on Sundays.... I wouldn't book a Royal cruise for the food (except maybe on an Oasis-class), but it's been a factor when booking my "normal" cruises on Carnival. Mongolian Wok, Guy's Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina, Captain's Pasta Bar, Jiji's Asian stir-fry...all free for lunch, on various ships. :twisted:

    But meanwhile, about that band-merch... :lol:
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by mooyagi » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:10 pm

    Pellaz wrote:
    Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:28 am
    Jotunheimr wrote:
    Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:22 am
    Did the quality of the pizza drop over time? I really liked it in 2016.
    We joke about the pizza being terrible -- and it isn't particularly good -- but it's probably about the same as before. It's serviceable, and actually "good" at 4 am when nothing else is open and you're three sheets to the wind. (I will attest that Carnival's 24-hour pizza is much better.)
    It's far better than it was on Majesty. On our current ship it's passable but nothing to get too excited about. I just hope the crew carries around random trays of food on the nighttime pool deck again.
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    Re: How's the merch situation?

    by Pellaz » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:55 pm

    mooyagi wrote:
    Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:10 pm
    Pellaz wrote:
    Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:28 am
    Jotunheimr wrote:
    Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:22 am
    Did the quality of the pizza drop over time? I really liked it in 2016.
    We joke about the pizza being terrible -- and it isn't particularly good -- but it's probably about the same as before. It's serviceable, and actually "good" at 4 am when nothing else is open and you're three sheets to the wind. (I will attest that Carnival's 24-hour pizza is much better.)
    It's far better than it was on Majesty. On our current ship it's passable but nothing to get too excited about. I just hope the crew carries around random trays of food on the nighttime pool deck again.
    Oh, yeah, I remember seeing that once. That was cool and unexpected.
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