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About mahdnc

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    ORD (03-?), SDF (97-03), PHL (83-96), LAX (82-83)
  • Interests
    cruising, national parks, photography, astronomy, blackjack, Pokemon Go
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity Cruises
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Of our cruises so far, our favorite is the Mediterranean; but I would love to do a Canal cruise!

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  1. We will be flying across the Pacific for our next two cruises. We are going to take a cruise out of Sydney to New Caledonia and Vanuatu in Jan 2021. This would be followed by a Hong Kong to Singapore cruise in Dec 2021/Jan 2022.
  2. I would be very interested in knowing what your observations and reactions are. I hope you post something upon your return.
  3. I think you have two sets of choices to make that involve Celebrity: 1. Disembark by self-walk off (gets you off the ship first, but you carry all your bags off the ship with you) or disembark with the rest of the passengers where you are assigned a group number which determines when you get off the ship. 2. And then, once you are off the ship, you have to decide on whether you are getting to the airport on your own or getting to the airport using a Celebrity transfer (motorcoach). It sounds like you have already made a decision with #2--you will do that on your own by using the train. I would think that the normal disembarkation schedule will get you to the train on time to get to the airport on time for your car rental. However, personally, I would do the self walk off which gets me off the ship first thereby giving me more time to ensure I stay on schedule. BTW, I didn't think that the car ferry to Vancouver Island was located near the cruise terminal.
  4. I am guessing that the issue is that you have booked 5 passengers. The second bedroom with the two bunk beds in the FV floor plan has been converted into a walk-in closet for the master bed room in the new Sunset Suites. With that, the cabin is no longer furnished to sleep 5 although 8108 certainly has a large amount of floor space to sleep 5. The adjacent outside cabin (8106) connects to 8108. If it is available, you could book that to handle your entire family. Same thing for the adjacent balcony cabin, 8110. It is not technically a connecting cabin but its balcony can be made to connect with 8108 by opening up the partition. I hope things get resolved in your favor. Good luck.
  5. The match play coupons themselves are still paper. You just need your friends to present their SeaPass card at the table and the pit boss will hand out the proper number of match play coupons and they can give them to you. That is how I handle it with my family of 4 (all CC Elite) and the 12 match plays that we get as a group.
  6. The print is small, here is a larger photo:
  7. Here's what was issued for Elites for our Solstice cruise last month. There is language regarding the Cocktail Hour at the top of the first page and in the fine print at the bottom of the second page.
  8. @Davidson10, thanks for the review. A 6:5 payout for a natural and the no even money option go hand in hand. Even so, insuring a blackjack is a statistically poor move to make (card counting notwithstanding), as I am sure that you already know. Then again, I laugh about the favorable house advantage changes that are being made when I watch some of my blackjack tablemates play their hand (e.g.splitting 10 point cards, busting a hand when the dealer is showing a stiff, etc).
  9. Thanks for posting this. I am sorry that your cruise was affected.
  10. Ha. Interesting. How about business cards? I remember getting personalized business cards in our last suite many years ago.
  11. It was $20 for our most recent sailing last month. BTW, the reduced price bag was thrown in for sailings of 12 nights or longer.
  12. One free bag + 1 reduced price bag per sailing per Elite passenger. The reduced price bag was available only for sailings of 12 nights or longer. Here is a list of all benefits by tier: link
  13. The bottle of Caymus regular cab that we bought last month on Solstice was $138 not including discounts nor gratuities.
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