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    Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess
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  1. We don't care for Persian Gardens. We like the Blu room and service, but DH is pescatarian and often prefers to order the fish or vegetarian dishes from the MDR menu. So we only book Aqua on M-class where that is available.
  2. If the flights are actually cancelled (as many now are) and the airline doesn't offer passengers alternative arrangements, they should be refundable from the airlines.
  3. I have personal experience with this CC travel insurance. If your doctor advises you not to travel due to an ACUTE illness that was not pre-existing ( you can also have another chronic illness,) and the doctor completes the Chase CC form you might be eligible for a refund through Chase. However, you will also need a letter from Celebrity stating any refunds AND/OR credits that you are eligible for, and won't be able to claim on that amount.
  4. If Instacart is available on your area you can have them do your grocery shopping and leave the food on your doorstep. You can tip them in the app/website.
  5. There were 3 on my recent 12 night Solstice cruise.
  6. You can usually pre-purchase discounted wifi starting at about $20/day and 2 devices for about $30/day. This is online on your cruise planner. People tend to dress nicely on Celebrity, but the dress-up nights have become less formal. Women will be wearing sundresses, cocktail dresses, clubwear, little black dresses, and nice tops with black pants or dark jeans. So wear what you like. I like to wear black with sparkly statement jewelry. If we sail from our home port in Florida I wear gowns and my husband wears Tux or dark suit. If we go overseas he doesn't take a jacket and I leave the gowns at home.
  7. Call Celebrity groups dept and find out the minimum number of staterooms required to get a free berth. I think it's either 8 rooms or 10 rooms. I don't think you are there yet, but you could be if you get a few more people to join you. Look at deck plans and choose rooms that have staterooms above and below. Those should be quiet. There is also a spreadsheet on the Celebrity boards on CC that has passengers' experience with room noise. Make sure that all of your passengers' booking numbers are cross- referenced shi that you are assigned the same table if you do traditional dining. If you pre-book excursions or specialty dining, you will have the opportunity to add people from different rooms to the bookings if you pay for everyone.
  8. There really isn't a lot of shopping to get excited about. The majority of clothing is Chicos, Rebecca Minkoff, and Celebrity Logo. There is a $10 boutique one or more days. I don't buy jewelry so I'm not sure what brands they have, but I think they have Effy. There is a handbag store which carries popular department store brands.
  9. This is also what we do. We get the best annual policy that GEOBlue offers.
  10. Key West is a great port to explore without an excursion! The Infinity is very well managed...excellent hospitality and service!
  11. I'm very grateful that internet access has become affordable on cruises. I was recently on a cruise when my mother's husband was hospitalized. He does the food shopping, as she isn't able. She doesn't drive or use a computer or cell phone. Using wifi calling to speak with her, and using the Instacart app, I was able to do her grocery shopping from my deck chair. I was able to solve many problems that week using wifi calling. I also booked a cruise online on a different cruiseline than I was on. And last year my husband was able to speak with his doctor to get CAT scan results and schedule a biopsy while at sea. So I'm sorry if you don't like seeing and hearing people on their devices, but some of what we are doing is really important to us or our loved ones.
  12. By short duration I meant that you are not moving in.
  13. Downtown Ft. Lauderdale is a fun place to be. The Riverside Hotel and Fairfield Inn are right in the middle of the Las Olas Blvd action. There are also new hotels Element and Dalmar in the neighborhood.
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