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  1. With the Galapagos webinar and now the latest PUP social media posting, we have happily earned along the way twenty (20) captain’s club points. That’s a 10 night cruise in an OV cabin!
  2. We enjoyed the webinar and as I am on webex meetings daily, can understand the tech issues. There were “thousands” of us that signed on and that’s a tech nightmare. Considering the amount of us who did sign on, I’m amazed that it worked so well. My video was ahead in time than DH’s video, so while he was waiting, I was finishing. I hope they do more of these. I had goose pimples thinking of sailing again!
  3. I received the 30 PUP (3 captains club) points - exactly what I was expecting 🌻 for August activities that I participated in (Happy Hour and a Survey). Getting closer!!! H.
  4. I really enjoyed learning more about the NEW ports of call offered by Celebrity. We do have been to the Med several times and have repeated a few places in Greece and Italy. These new ports are exciting! and by doing the quiz I learned more about them and that Celebrity is changing it up with additional ports that many of us have never been to. BRING IT ON! (love it!)
  5. On the left is the button to view the ports, on the right - the button to take the quiz.
  6. I agree! I actually found these ports quite interesting to learn about. I have been to Italy and Greece via Celebrity Cruises; but have not experienced the ports of call mentioned in the quiz. I really enjoyed learning about them and happily did the quiz. I cannot believe that people are griping about learning a little bit more of what Celebrity offers AND earning 2 “free” captain club points for very little effort. 2 points is equivalent to staying one night in an Oceanview (or Inside) cabin. Quite generous of Celebrity in my humble opinion 🌻 I guess some people just want stuff for free with no effort.
  7. New activity! TRIVIA!!! fun stuff and an easy 20 Power Up or 2 CC points, if eight questions answered correctly 🙂 This activity was fun and have always loved Celebrity Cruises on board trivia events! 💫
  8. We currently have a cruise booked for April 2021 out of Japan. However, now there is rumour (not confirmed fact) that the Eclipse and Millennium won’t go over for the Winter 2021 season. We’ve “had the talk” and if the ships are still in San Diego in December (over the holidays which is the biggest $ revenue); then we will L&S to 2022 or 2023 (as new itineraries will be out then). IF miraculously, the ships go over in Jan/Feb, then a last minute booking is our Plan B ....
  9. You will only see total # of points on your account. You need to personally keep track of your activities and then 2 weeks into the next month, you will see your total # increase. For example 100 total points in June, participate in June activities that = 5 points; by July 14th (it takes up to 2 weeks for allocation) your new total should be 105.
  10. Agree 100%. We were 38 points away from Elite Plus and now we are 32, soon to be in the twenties! “1” Loyalty point may not seem much on paper, but in my cruise budget excel spreadsheet, it does. I track costs, points, earned, etc. For example (pulling a figure out of the air) - if an Oceanview Cabin on a 7-night cruise sold for $1,000 (overall cruise fare) per person, that is $142 per night (or $284 per couple). If you did that last activity (social media post) which was worth 2 loyalty points that equates to one night in an OV cabin; then to me that has great value for very little effort. I already have Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts - so the most difficult part of the last exercise is deciding which platform to utilize for the official activity. I usually default to FB as it is ridiculously easy to do. It took me less then 5 minutes to throw on a dress, grab a bottle of JD, and have DH take a photo. Points awarded for one-night in an OV cabin - received! If the trend continues, it’s not impossible to say that we will be Elite Plus before our next sailing! In the spirit of fun - I also cross-posted to Instagram and Twitter (which took maybe 2 extra minutes of my time).
  11. My review of Skagway (private excursion, shared with others from the cruise critic roll call): https://baskeytravels.com/skagway/ Cheers, Heather 🐳
  12. Agreed ... I would far rather sail out of “Venice" than say ... “Miami"
  13. Yes - for those on Facebook who want to check in, all you have to do is click the hashtag #captainsclubhappyhour in your own post and “hundreds” of photos show up from those that participated. Some were quite fun and inventive!
  14. Hundreds ... and some are pretty EPIC (e.g., Tom only wearing a dickie!)
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