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    Celebrity
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  1. I would choose the 2nd itinerary because there are not as many cruises going to Tortola, Grenada and Dominica. In Tortola, you can easily go to Virgin Gorda or Jost Van Dyke. In Dominica, Champagne Reef is a favorite of ours. We have a b2b2b coming up with the first and second ones along with a repeat of the first only because it was such a great deal. If you have the time, a b2b would help solve the problem of making a choice. 😉 No matter what you choose, you can't go wrong.
  2. Sounds like a perfect afternoon break! 🍹
  3. That sounds perfect to me! Do you know what time happy hour is?
  4. The roof top restaurant looks like it would be worthwhile going for the views alone. Do they actually have a happy hour with drink specials? We've been to SJ quite a few times but haven't gone here yet but with three nights pre-cruise coming up, we're going to explore. To the OP, I know that it's probably overrated but when we first walked into Barrachinas, we were surprised that they have an open air courtyard after you go through the front door. It's also where the pina colada was to have originated. Since I don't care for coconut, the bartender made me a mojito with Bacardi rather than Don Q which is what I would normally order in PR. He thought it made a better mojito. Who was I to argue?
  5. After reading this I called Celebrity. Apparently the $50 casino play and the two bottles of wine are only given once during the cruise, not daily. In addition to this you also get a wine tasting valued at $35 + gratuities and daily replenishment of the mini bar although I didn't ask for details of what is included in that. This does not include drinks purchased at bars so it would not be a good deal for us.
  6. Yes, I saw that also. We bring some of our own equipment but planned on getting the rest from them. This is one of my favorite snorkel spots.
  7. Thank you for then information. The last time we were there, we went by boat which was much easier than going in from the shore. It was a ship's excursion but they don't offer it for our upcoming sailing. If I could find a tour operator who does this, we would book through them.
  8. I would also like to find out how easy it is to get transportation there. Every time we've gone it was included in an excursion but this time we just want to go to snorkel.
  9. Jelayne, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this! After reading this I feel much better about our choice for our November cruises. It's too bad you don't have a nice guitar player at the Sunset Bar. I hope the noise level from the movies continues to not be a problem and that you have a wonderful cruise. Sue
  10. This so disappointing, especially the noise, shower and undersized drapes. We have 1138 booked in November for a b2b which is my retirement cruise to relax but that may be difficult on the veranda which is where I love to spend time. We love the aft Concierge cabins but wanted to stay in Aqua to eat in Blu this time. Now I'm thinking that may have not been the best decision. If the movies are loud I will definitely complain to guest services and the hotel manager. Using headphones for the movies is a great idea! Celebrity has always been known to have a more relaxed subdued atmosphere without numerous announcements like on other lines so having a movie blaring during the day and night just doesn't fit with that idea.
  11. I agree! One of the reasons we weren't interested in Princess is because of the MUTS and happy that Celebrity didn't have this. Has anyone had recent experience with the noise level sailing in an Aqua aft? We have a b2b on the Summit in the cabin next to the center aft and I hoped that the noise wouldn't be as loud in the back as it is in the cabins on the sides.
  12. Several times I've taken our bottle to Cellar Masters to trade in because I get more choices for a replacement. 🍷
  13. On our last cruise we had a gift of OBC from a wonderful woman we had met on another cruise. There was a card in our stateroom showing the amount of credit which was applied to our account along with a message of who it was from.
  14. When we were on the Reflection on 4/1, Head Chef DeJesus was out and about quite a bit. He was so personable, always asking how our food was in Blu. I talked with him more than all other chefs put together in our other 20+ cruises.
  15. A few years ago our cruise on the Summit was cancelled due to mechanical issues 10 day before sailing. They only gave us up to $400 per cabin for airfare changes and 25% of what we had paid to be used on a different cruise. There weren't many options at that point so we ended up with a cruise which cost quite a bit more and we weren't as excited about. Hopefully your cruise will not be cancelled.
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