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  1. On Edge in a CS the other side of the bed had 2 USB's plus a Telephone with a USB on it. I also noticed the phone in the bathroom had a USB (not sure who would use that one). On Summit in AQ - The Right Side of Bed had both the Electrical Oulet and USB Outlet. The phone was on the Right side and it had one USB. It sounds like the configuration changes by class and ship.
  2. I know they have DSLR or Mirrorless cameras on my past cruise. I did not however look at the selection.
  3. Agree - I booked on board and they said I could use either my Credit Card on file or any other credit card that I chose. I opted for my credit card on file for the cruise. Definitely could not use OBC - Refundable or Non-Refundable.
  4. I’m slowly adjusting to PCD (post cruise depression). Weather in the South Bay has been wonderful with cool nights and 75 F days. Fall is beginning and the trees are turning beautiful hues of yellow, orange and red. Oranges are also ripping- I almost took a couple samples.
  5. I was doing a booking recently aboard and asked for the B2B discount. I was told in order to be applied the two cruises must be linked to the same agent (if using an agent). I chose not to have applied at that time as I did not link it to my existing reservation (not sure if I will use the agent depending on perks they may or may not offer). I was told if I use the same agent she will be able to apply the B2B OBC even though I have a load of all perks and lots of OBC from booking aboard. All the agents I use give me a copy of the Celebrity Invoice and all payments are processed through Celebrity. I would also fee uncomfortable if my agent would not give me a copy of the Celebrity Confirmation.
  6. I much similar but always have some packed just in case. I was happy I had the non-drowsey chewabale variety and took 1/2 immediately after feeling a little queerness. Good news was that they worked in 20-30 minutes and never needed anymore. I tried the patches about 30 years ago and they didn't agree with me. They caused me to really hydrated and I ended up taking it off an throwing it away.
  7. Hi Donna - It was called Otaru Sapporo from Sapporo The guide we used was Kunihiro (very good). It doesn't say by train but found that in Japan almost all tours are via public transit. If you want a private car it can be arranged but the driver and car are a separate transaction and VERY expensive. https://www.toursbylocals.com/OtaruSapporoFullDayFromSapporo In Hakadote we just toured on our own. It wasn't much of a city and it was a rainy day. We went into town and walked around for about an hour then grabbed the shuttle back to the ship.
  8. Just off a B2B on Edge. As others say you can not order off any of the main dining room menus or Blu. You can however if you see something on the Main Menus you can make a special request a day in advance and they should be able to accommodate. We asked for Pheasant one night and Steak Dianne on another. The Chef was happy to accommodate. From the anytime menu the Chicken, Salmon and Steak are all good as well as the Escargot and Creme Brulee.
  9. Al Bacio usually opens at 6:30 AM and has a nice selection of pastries. Another option for the OP is the Spa Cafe which opens at 7:00 -
  10. In addition to the sit down "High Tea" they have self service afternoon Tea daily in the Ocean View daily. They have a collection of tea sandwiches, small deserts and scones and jam. If traveling in a suite they also have tea daily in the Retreat. On the M and S class the butlers serve it while on Edge it is self service.
  11. For many that do not purchase a drink package the free 5-7 PM drinks could amount to quite a savings depending on how many drinks one has.
  12. The answer would be variable depending on both when you booked and length of cruise. For new bookings it is now usually 90 days for cruises over 5 days. My agent charges my credit card on the final payment date directly to Celebrity. Q. What is Celebrity's cruise or Cruisetour cancellation and refund policy? A. The cancellation charge policies set forth above vary for single occupancy or for the third, fourth or higher occupants in a stateroom or for groups. Consult your travel agency or call Celebrity Cruises® for further details. Select fare programs require the payment at the time of booking of a nonrefundable deposit. That deposit amount shall not be refunded at any time after it has been paid. Change fees will apply to bookings for which the deposit is nonrefundable. Cancellation of Cruise or CruiseTour. Cruises that are cancelled prior to the sail date, and CruiseTours that are cancelled prior to the first day of the CruiseTour, may be subject to a cancellation charge. The amount of the cancellation charge shall be determined as shown in the table below and shall vary depending on how far in advance of the sail date (or first day of theCruiseTour) the Operator receives notice of cancellation. For Cruises Booked Before April 16, 2018 For 1 TO 4 NIGHT CRUISES IF CANCELLATION IS MADE (including Holiday Sailings) CANCELLATION CHARGE (Per person) 75+ days No charges (except for Non-refundable Deposit amounts ) 74 to 43 day Deposit amount 42 to 29 days 50% of total price 28 to 15 days 75% of total price 14 days or less 100% of total price - No refund For 5 NIGHT CRUISES OR LONGER IF CANCELLATION IS MADE (including Holiday Sailings and Cruisetours) CANCELLATION CHARGE (Per person) 90+ days No charges 89 to 75 days Deposit Amount 56 to 29 Days 50% of total price 28 to 15 days 75% of total price 14 days or less 100% of total price - No refund For Cruises Booked On or After April 16, 2018 FOR 1 TO 4 NIGHT CRUISES (including Holiday sailings) CANCELLATION CHARGE (Per Person) 75+ days No charges 74 to 61 days 50% of total price 60 to 31 days 75% of total price 30 days or less 100% of total price - No refund FOR 5 NIGHTS OR LONGER CRUISES (including Holiday Sailings and Cruisetours) CANCELLATION CHARGE (Per Person) 90+ days No charges 89 to 75 days 25% of total price 74 to 61 days 50% of total price 60 to 31 days 75% of total price 30 days or less 100% of total price - No refund In the event of a cancellation of a Cruise or CruiseTour, any applicable Taxes/Fees or Fuel Supplement charges shall be refunded. For bookings made outside of the United States and Canada, a different cancellation policy may apply. Contact your local office or travel agency for details. Cancellation notices are effective when received by the Operator. For Passengers who have booked a CruiseTour and desire to cancel their tour portion while retaining the Cruise, refunds of the CruiseTour Fare (including any applicable supplement charges) shall be made in accordance with the following cancellation policy. Guests who convert their CruiseTours to a cruise only booking within forty-two (42) days of the start date of the tour segment of the CruiseTour will be subject to a cancellation charge. The amount of that charge varies depending on the location of the CruiseTour and/or its length. For the specific amount of the charge, visit Our FAQ section. The cancellation charge policies set forth above vary for single occupancy or for the third, fourth or higher occupants in a stateroom or for groups. Consult your travel agency or call Celebrity for further details. Cancellation by the Passenger after the Cruise or CruiseTour has begun, early disembarkation of the Passenger for any reason, including pursuant to any provision of this Ticket Contract, or “no-shows” shall be without refund, compensation, or liability on the part of the Carrier whatsoever. If Carrier received payment via credit card, the refund will be made to that credit card. If Carrier received payment from your travel agent, the refund will be provided back to that travel agent. Carrier reserves the right to offer promotional cruise fares or other offers that may modify the cancellation policies set forth above. For cancellations of air flights, hotel stays, transfer services, shore excursions, pre-purchased amenities, CruiseCare, pre-booked services (such as spa, photography or wedding services) and pre-booked arrangements such as specialty dining, see the applicable terms and conditions for any applicable cancellation charges
  13. I also hope you have a smooth crossing. The last couple of years have had rough seas. You definitely want to be cautious of taking a Northern Crossing. While I have heard of some calm northern crossing my experience has been the opposite. I've also heard that the closer you are do dead center of the ship both up and down as well as front and back the calmer the ride.
  14. On Edge the outlet would be on the Left side. Have to say not much of an "End Table"
  15. No the outlets are on only one side of the bed. The USB's are on the opposite side of the bed. All the cabins I have been in the outlets are on the right side of the bed while laying down. I wish they put outlets on both sides but if the distance is too far for your cord just ask for an extension cord.
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