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  1. I can't speak for the casino rules, but the OBC can be used online to book excursions in advance! We did it last year and combined out OBC with a Black Friday sale :)
  2. Ship: Summit Length of Cruise: 7 Cruise Sail Date: Jan 25 2020 Date email offer received: 60 days Captain’s Club Tier: first Celebrity cruise Booked through Celebrity Direct OR via TA: online TA website Current Cabin: inside cabin 12 Bid? Yes/No: Yes If YES - Bidding Details: Cabin Category: veranda & Family Veranda Bid Offer: Veranda bid $150, FV $160 Notification Date: still waiting.... (Jan 16, 9 days out) Accepted / Rejected: Aqua minimum: $300 pp Concierge Class min: $200pp Family Veranda min: $150pp Veranda min: $100pp OV min: $40pp
  3. Is there Moscato on the Summit? And if yes, is it included in the Classic package?
  4. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you can actually talk on the phone on the app. It's just a chat feature, like texting. Also, you do not need to purchase an internet package from them in order to use the app.
  5. We haven't done Celebrity before and we are heading out to get on the Summit in 10 days! I have a couple questions and I'm sorry if they've already been asked/answered. 1. Does anyone know if the Caesar salad tastes like fish? I know that's how it's "supposed" to taste, but where I'm from, that's just not how it tastes and I don't like fish... 2. Is there soft-serve ice cream at the buffet? 3. I know there's gelato but what is the cost? Thanks!
  6. We are renting a car and driving from San Juan to the ferry terminal on the east coast (Ceiba). My husband will be driving, but I'm a little nervous b/c we don't know Spanish and we've been in taxis and ubers with crazy drivers around us. I saw on another post about toll roads, though - does anyone know if there are toll roads between San Juan and Ceiba that we will need to worry about?
  7. We've had great success just wandering until we found food that caught our eye. We stopped and ate outside at a little bar like place with really yummy drinks and local style bar food. We found a restaurant with a train that delivers your food to you. We also really like to ask the uber or taxi drivers what their favorite local place is. Last year, our uber driver suggested a "BBQ" place around the corner from our AirBnB, so we tried that. It wasn't what I was expecting and I personally didn't love it, but I'm incredibly picky in my food, so don't go by my thoughts haha. My husband and in laws loved it. And while we were there, our uber driver came in to pick up dinner, too, so clearly he really did love the place!
  8. San Juan is split into zones for taxis. As mentioned above, it is $19 (not per person but for the total fare) plus $1 per bag (they've only charged us for suitcases, not our carry-on backpacks). There used to be an additional $1-2 fee for the airport itself, but I don't know if they've gotten rid of it. I haven't done an uber FROM the airport (yet), but we did uber TO the airport and had no issues at all. I believe our uber rides in San Juan were all slightly cheaper than the taxi rates and they did not charge us for luggage. ZONE 1 → San Juan International Airport ZONE 2 → Isla Verde Hotels & Resorts ZONE 3 → Condado, Miramar, Ocean Park – Hotels, Resorts, New San Juan Beaches ZONE 4 → Old San Juan & Hotels, ALL Cruise Ship Piers, Puerta de Tierra ZONE 5 → Puerto Rico Convention Center, Isla Grande Airport
  9. We've done the Pan American pier three times... twice with Royal and once with NCL. We bought wine twice, but I can't remember exactly which cruises we did it for. The store is in the terminal. We went in the store after checking in. If I remember right, you show your ship card when you purchase, they pack your stuff up, and you walk on the ship. Nobody stopped us or asked us anything about our purchases.
  10. I was going to suggest the supermarket, just like Stinger-pr. We went to a Supermax and they had a large selection of alcohol/wines.
  11. Another option might be an AirBnB type thing. Some of them have lock boxes outside with they keys, so you don't technically need a person to check you in. I'm sure a lot of rental owners would be fine with the late/early arrival if they had the lock box type set up and you let them know in advance.
  12. We've been to OSJ twice on San Sebastian weekends, but never the first day. Yes, taxis were harder to find, but definitely not impossible. However, I completely agree with bonsai3s: go for uber. We've done both multiple times. I feel like uber is more likely to come to you, probably quicker, and it's slightly cheaper usually. Plus, as mentioned, no cash in hand, which is really nice.
  13. I guess if it were me, it would depend on the cost of the tour. I feel like it might be more expensive than just doing a taxi to OSJ, leaving the bags, exploring, and then taking a taxi or uber back to the airport. The tour is less "hassle" or planning for you, but you have more freedom if you do it on your own. I think I would probably do it on my own if it were me.
  14. I haven't heard of them, but like hal2008 suggested, maybe just use a taxi or uber. There is a taxi stand directly outside of the baggage claim with lots of taxis ready to go. And they are now letting ubers pick people up at the airport, so that's a great option, too (usually slightly cheaper than a taxi). We've done both taxi and uber in San Juan multiple times with no problems.
  15. I was going to suggest the Isla Verde beach, too. At the far end, there is a water sports company with jet skis, parasailing, etc. It seems like a popular local beach and we went on a weekend day last year (Sunday, I believe), and even though it was crowded, we didn't feel like people were in our space. The water was nice and it was fairly shallow walking out into the water where we were at (no steep drop offs). I'm not sure what else to see in the area, we usually do OSJ when we have part of a day in San Juan. You could try to go to the rainforest to see something different. I'm sure a taxi driver or an uber driver would be happy to give a tour for you, but I have no idea what they would charge for it since they usually have flat rates to/from certain areas of town. When we stayed overnight in Puerto Rico, we hit the local supermarket and Walmart. It's fun to find some snacks and drinks that we don't have in the US (my fave is Sour Cream and Onion Doritos, my husband loved the rum punch juice boxes - like Capri Sun but for grown ups!).
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