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marathondolphin

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  1. marathondolphin

    Port of Seattle launches free airport luggage service

    We cruise on Celebrity in July and participated in the luggage valet service. The airline fee for the baggage was charged to the Celebrity on board account.
  2. We used FLAT Rate taxi service and paid $50 total for two family stops at two hotels. There were 6 people total and lots of luggage. We had a mini van.
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    Best Wildlife Viewing Excursions?

    We were on Celebrity Solstice in July and did the Coastal Wildlife cruise in Ketchikan, booked through the cruise line. We were able to see humpback whales, salmon, harbor seals, black tailed deer, tons of eagles and other marine life. We did not see bears on this trip. Highly recommend this excursion. It was a small group of only 12 people and we were able to get very close to the wildlife. Captain Mike and guide, Tye were great! http://www.snowscove.com/Bear%20Tour%20Photo%20Album/%20Coastal%20Wildlife%20Cruise.html
  4. We just got off Celebrity Solstice a week ago and used the service. We had a 12:30 flight with American Airlines. Celebrity left the paperwork in our cabin early in the cruise. Paperwork had to be turned in I believe on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we received our luggage tags and boarding passes in our staterooms. Thursday night, our luggage had to be left outside our room by 10 pm. We got off the ship the following morning and took and Uber to the airport. When we arrived in Miami that night, luggage was there! There was no charge for this service, though we still had to pay the $25 per checked bag to American Airlines. This was charged to our Celebrity account. The process was smooth and it was so nice not to deal with luggage upon debarkation! Would highly recommend!
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    Eclipse Alaskan Cruise

    We were just on Solstice Concierge class room 1243 right after the hump. Loved the extra large balcony that blocked the wind when we were outside. Great views, located near the aft elevators.
  6. marathondolphin

    Phone Reception on Ship in Alaska

    I had no problem with my Verizon service in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway or Victoria
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    Phone Reception on Ship in Alaska

    Yes, it will. We kept our phones on airplane mode on the ship. We have Verizon. Once we forgot and a 5 minute call ended up costing $15 from Cellular at Sea. As we were cruising along the shore, when you see 4G on your phone, you are OK. Look for "Cellular at Sea". If don't see it, you should be OK. When in Canada, even though it was roaming, we had no extra charges.
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    Solstice Alaska Questions

    There were specific times listed, but unfortunately I do not recall what they were.
  9. marathondolphin

    Excursion in Ketichan

    Just got off Solstice yesterday. Our favorite excursion was the Coastal Wildlife Cruise. There were only 12 people on board and we were able to get far up into the coves and shoreline to see humpback whales, eagles, harbor seals, black tailed deer, river otters. No bear sightings on this trip. The captain Mike and tour guide Tye were so personable and knowledgeable! http://www.snowscove.com/Bear%20Tour%20Photo%20Album/%20Coastal%20Wildlife%20Cruise.html
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    Solstice Alaska Questions

    Just got off Solstice yesterday. Our favorite excursion was the Coastal Wildlife Cruise. There were only 12 people on board and we were able to get far up into the coves and shoreline to see humpback whales, eagles, harbor seals, black tailed deer, river otters. No bear sightings. The captain Mike and tour guide Tye were so personable and knowledgeable! Our other favorite was the Island Wings and Taku Lodge and Salmon Bake. We took a float plane and flew over to Juneau ice fields and had late salmon lunch at the Taku lodge. Lois the bear even made her appearance! Beautiful surroundings and a great staff greeted us and made our stay very enjoyable. We used the Luggage Valet service and would highly recommend using it! We had American Airlines flight at 12:30 pm. Our paperwork was in our cabins on the second day and had to be turned in on Monday. The luggage tags and boarding passes were delivered to our stateroom on Wednesday. Arrived in Miami and the bags were there, no problems at all. We were also Concierge class and had the lunch in the MDR on embarkation day. We arrived at 10:30 and were on board by 10:50. It was fast and easy! There was a small menu that included salmon, a chicken dish, short ribs a pasta dish and vegetarian dish. Yes, you can have a hot breakfast for room service, but I would say it was lukewarm upon arrival. They do offer discounts for specialty dining for embarkation day( not sure of the percentage off).
  11. marathondolphin

    Port of Seattle launches free airport luggage service

    I understand how the program works, and hopefully it will work for me! Anyone on Solstice this year (2018)who can verify that they participate in the program? My flight leaves at 12:30 pm. My cruise begins Friday and would love to have the last piece of the cruise puzzle in place!
  12. marathondolphin

    Solstice Tracy Fjord June 29 Cruise

    Thanks for the review..we leave next week and can't wait!
  13. marathondolphin

    Ulu Knives

    Thank you for the suggestions!
  14. marathondolphin

    Ulu Knives

    Going on an RT Alsakan cruise from Seattle through the inside passage next week to Ketchican, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria. I'm looking for a suggestion on the best place to purchase Ulu Knives and bowl sets.
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    Premium Alcohol Package

    I know it has been posted, but where can I get a list of which brands are included in the premium alcohol package?
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