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    Princeton, NJ
  • Interests
    history, architecture, cuisine
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Azamara, Holland America
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  1. Curious as to how long it took to get a refund after paying full fare and cruise was cancelled. We have been waiting about a month now.
  2. Never Carnival, for the reasons stated above. We usually sail with Celebrity, only one bad cruise (Norovirus, we were unaffected but the cruise devolved into chaos).. Willing to try Oceania. Loved a cruise on Viking Ocean and would certainly consider them again. Booked next February on Princess. First time on that line. Hope they are up to the Celebrity standard.
  3. We're booked on a cruise to Bermuda, via Newport, RI, the end of June on the Summit. Reading about Celebrity's start-up in June and no mention of Port Liberty sailings, or Bermuda, I am concerned that our cruise, along with the others to Bermuda may be cancelled. Anyone have insight as to what may be happening?
  4. Contacted Celebrity customer service to cancel our Caribbean cruise scheduled for mid-March 2021. We are seniors and I was concerned about sailing that soon into the new year. The process was very easy. The rep. quickly cancelled both the cruise and the Celebrity air. Promised a refund back to my credit card within 30 days. Thank you Celebrity. We will book a Celebrity cruise again once the pandemic is behind us.
  5. Every time I check the Celebrity website this sailing has disappeared.
  6. We are booked on the Summit, sailing from San Juan on March 20, 2021. Notice the sailing has disappeared from the Celebrity website. I guess that means it is completely sold out? Any other explanations possible?
  7. First cruise was on the Carla Costa (operated by the Costa family back then). Old ship (I think it was built in the 50's), primitive by today's standards but reasonably well maintained. The dining room was staffed by experienced Italian waiters, all of whom had a great sense of humor. That was back in the late 70's.
  8. We booked early for a cruise out of San Juan, end of March, 2021. The cruise is now sold out but the fares went up by about 20% after we booked. I suspect that cruising will be much more expensive over the next 18 months to 2 years.
  9. We visited Israel on a Med. cruise (two days in Haifa) and were so impressed with our time there that we booked an 11 day trip the following year. Wonderful experience, one of the best vacations we ever enjoyed. So much history, so many ruins - ancient Israeli, Roman, Crusader and Ottoman. Beautiful religious sites, the Dead Sea, etc. Surprisingly, the cuisine was quite good, sort of a mix between Middle Eastern and European. A special treat was the Israeli wines. On top of all that the people, Jewish, Christian and Muslim were delightful. I am ready to go back - as if we can go anywher
  10. We are booked on a 7 day out of San Juan, Aqua Class on Deck 11, in March, 2021. The cost was comparable to 2020 and does include the drink package so no complaints,
  11. We are booked on the Konigsdam at the end of September, out of Vancouver. They haven't cancelled yet but I suspect they will. We will just wait it out at this point. Hopefully, they will give us credit with the same deal (OBC) for a future cruise.
  12. Some folks obviously didn't read the post. From the timeline described it is obvious that the bugs were in the stateroom. Hope HAL does a deep clean of the ship.
  13. My beautiful blonde and I were on the Infinity earlier this month. Sitting in the Sky Observation Lounge during the Elite cocktail time.the recorded music played a song and she asked "that sounds familiar." Without even thinking i replied "that's the Glenn Miller Orchestra playing Perfidia." At that moment I knew I was really old. I guess that's why we now seem to prefer cruises to other vacation
  14. Concerning cabins 9040 and 9042, the window washing equipment is just below and between the two and although unsightly, not a problem with the view from the balcony. As I mentioned previously, the cabins on deck 9 are below the pool area and can be somewhat noisy, especially in the early morning when they move furniture and deliver towels. It was not too bad and didn't interfere with our sleep. I'm an early riser and my spouse slept through the occasional rumble from above.
  15. Yes - but you may have to ask your cabin attendant to bring it to you. Sometimes they leave it in the 'fridge.
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