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    history, architecture, photography, hiking, reading, & of course, travel
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  1. Hi there :) I've done a whopping total of one Caribbean cruise so I hear you.... not really into sand & bugs, but I still had fun. I'd pack for heat & humidity so what you're describing sounds perfect. If your knit dresses are a lightweight knit, you'll be fine.... if they are a more heavy weight, I'd brink something lighter. Basically I lived in linen shorts w/tanks & tees & sundresses. Definitely need at least two swimsuits & coverups. Nice thing about Carib was that there were a few ports where I walked off for about 20 minutes in the morning, decided it was not my cup of tea, & then spent the entire day lying on chaise in the shade binge reading :) Enjoy!
  2. Hi, where I live in Los Angeles they are $100 to $120 the first time, & then 50 to 60 for fills as long as you go every three weeks. I'm still keeping mine up & love them. :)
  3. Thank you for posting this! Woo hoo! Booked the Connie 13 night Med/Adriadic for May 2021! This replaces my redeployed/cancelled by X Suez canal cruise, so I have a ridiculous amount of OBC as compensation. As upset as I was at the time it was cancelled, I'm pretty happy with the outcome :) Thank goodness for nice cruise critic members who keep us all updated :)
  4. I"m a little late, but hope you have a wonderful time :)
  5. Hi there, We did the Reflection, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland in May.... it was surprisingly the most casually dressed group of cruisers I've ever experienced. (we were in Luminae, but obviously you see people walking around the ship) We've done about 10 cruises on Celebrity in the last 10 years all but one in Europe ( I know, lots of people are on X way, way more than us) but I was really surprised at how casual people were. this may have been due to the fact that most of the ports in May were pretty cold, we did Scotland & Ireland pre cruise, & experienced snow & sleet... so most people were packed & dressed for expedition type ports... gore tex boots, down vests, & waterproof hats were deriguour... (Except in Cobh (Cork) where quite a few people had to buy shorts & tees for the day in port) That said, on the "chic" nights we did see a few blazers. It was completely different from any European cruise I've ever been on, including TA's on Celebrity One of the best Itineraries I've ever been on :) so enjoy, & if you like dressing to the nines, please do so! Hope your cruise was as great as ours.
  6. Super helpful, I didn't realize the no glass option was always available, thanks :)
  7. When we did it they had a supply problem with the glasses, so we were able to o the class only for a really steeply discounted rate. If they are offering the high quality glasses, it's pricey, but worth it in my opinion, it was really a lot of fun & very informative.
  8. Wow, you had me at BEER lol. (I'm the fan, & DH will just tag along) Going to definitely add the brewery in Juneau to my list of things to do, thanks!
  9. Exactly! A great part of doing the on board activities is meeting people with whom you have a lot in common :) I know a lot of people complain about paid activities, but honestly, if it was free, the whole ship would be there lol. ;) We'd done the Riedel workshop in the past, & enjoyed it as well!
  10. It's interesting, ours was oversold, & overcrowded, but we had so much fun! A super nice couple that we hung out with a bit did it as well, so it was nice to compare which wines we liked & why. The people who were pouring out the wines were actually pretty knowledgeable & answered any questions we had & also recommended other wines we might like based on what we enjoyed at the tasting. Enjoy! I'd definitely do it again :)
  11. We did it on the Reflection in May, there were 6 stations, each with several wines to choose from, Reds, Whites.... you could taste as much as you liked, little snacks of crackers, cheeses were available, I would definitely do it again, ended up finding a few wines that we really liked that we wouldn't have normally tried. Keep in mind that if you're on a cold weather itinerary events like this sell out fast. Ours did :)
  12. This is what I'm resorting to, I do my shopping/price checking on a big box site, & then I call X. As much as I love their product once I'm on onboard, every little thing that happens shore side is so excruciatingly complicated. Luckily, most accounting problems on our cruises have been taken care of before we sail... Except that it seems we always have to go to guest services/michaels CC to get our OBC to show up on our onboard account. Good luck with getting everything sorted out. :)
  13. I think you're right, not coming back. I really would be interested to find out if they worked something out.
  14. So the OP was counting on $300 USD OBC per person, hopefully they will come back & let us know how it worked out.
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