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  1. See if you can switch to a 2C cabin on the starboard side. They do switches like that all the time.
  2. Were there no atm's at all or just none were you were? We will be there for one day on a tour and were planning to stop at a atm to get some Yuan.
  3. Check out this tour. Contact: Le Thi Ngoan/ Mrs travelauthenticasia@gmail.com ngoan.le@travelauthenticasia.com Trip Advisor Reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293924-d5600178-Reviews-Travel_Authentic_Asia-Hanoi.html Our tours pick you up at dock & it is private & can be customized to match your interest & budget. Need a refundable deposit (30%) at 01 month before departure by either Pay Pal or Credit card to firm your booking (see next sheet for payment method). Balance can be paid in USD cash on arrival to our guide. If the ship skips port(s) due to unforeseen circumstances, no fee charge but requires you to inform us 12 hrs. In advance so that we have enough time in advance to release services reserved for your group Tour include: Port fee, transfer, entrance fee, lunch with a local none alcoholic drink, English speaking guide, mineral water in car, tax and service changes. PROGRAM DETAILS: 07h00: Ship dock at Halong international cruise port, and use free shuttle to transfer cruisers who book private tours out of the dock to back yard of Cruise passenger station 08h00 Meet up with guide at where shuttle drop you, then transfer to Tuan Chau island sightseeing pier 08h40- 09h00:Board your private day junk for Halong bay for cruise briefing. Start scenic cruising on Halong Bay, passing through lots of highlights of the Halong bay, we quickly get away from the tourist crowds to be alone in the middle of the pristine natural landscape among thousands of spectacular limestone islands. Continue cruising to Cong Dam while discovering geological values of Bai Tu Long Bay (less visited part of Halong bay) 11h00: Paddle through Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic row-boat rowed by the local or by kayak rowed yourself (People do not like kayak or boat row, can stay relaxing on board, but it is recommended to take the boat row) 11h30 – 12h00: Back to junk for relaxing while cruising to Cong Do area. Lunch serves on board with the option for vegetarian. 14h00: Arrive at Hon Co Island to explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave ( 30 minutes visiting, if you do not like this visit, you can always skip it to do more cruising) 15h00: Experience the pleasure of cruising through the bay while our boat takes a different route returning to land. 16h30 -16h45 Trip ends at Tuan Chau pier, say goodbye to your crew and return to the boat. 17h00: Drop off at port Notes: Cruise or Itinerary can be changed with prior notice according to the weather or Halong Bay Management permission
  4. Now that I think about it, we may have gotten a price reduction. Not for sure, but we did get the B2B credit somehow.
  5. I asked a few months after we had booked with a TA and they were able to get us the OBC. Never hurts to ask.
  6. You are right. I'm just whining about having to spend a bunch of money on a visa that I may not need and even if I have it, may not allow me in to the country if an Immigration official is having a bad day or doesn't like my looks.
  7. I don't have a problem if I would be denied entry at a China port, I would just stay on the ship. My issue is to have Celebrity imply I can't get on the ship in Japan because I don't have a visa.
  8. You can either bet red or black color or even or odd number.
  9. bubbachief

    Singapore Port

    We are staying two days after the cruise in Singapore, then catching flight home.
  10. If anyone has a future cruise that involves a stop in China, you might check out the recent roll call posts on the November 23rd Millennium sailing. Celebrity has caused nothing but confusion with their handling of the visa question. Hopefully we will get an final answer in a few days.
  11. bubbachief

    Singapore Port

    Thanks for the info. Our flight leaves at 0820, so won't have much time to look around.
  12. We go Japan to Shanghai to South Korea. Fourteen hours in Shanghai.n Celebrity added the South Korea stop because of the ABC country requirement. Given that, I don't understand why Celebrity is saying we require a single entry visa We should be eligible for the 24 hour transit visa.
  13. That was our understanding also as to why Celebrity added the stop in South Korea after Shanghai. I really get upset with Celebrity for their wishywashy answers.
  14. Just got this from Celebrity regarding our November 23rd Millennium cruise one day stop in Shanghai. Is this something new or same requirements as before? Shanghai, China - Currently there are 17 countries that are not required to have a visa for China including: Singapore, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Barbados, Bahamas, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Mauritius, Republic of San Marino, Seychelles, Serbia, Tonga, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belarus, Qatar, Brunei. - Unless your nationality is visa-exempt for China, you will need to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa to go ashore. - Please note, the Chinese Embassy has introduced fingerprint collection for visa applicants. Ensure that you allow adequate time to obtain your Chinese visa as you may need to make an additional appointment to submit your fingerprints.
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