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  1. Hello All. Anyone on here that was on the 9/7 sailing to Bermuda? A family member canceled on 9/6 against my wishes because of the storm and I had advised it would be fine. What's done is done but would love to hear how the cruise was. Thanks, Steve
  2. Sorry pcur but a large majority of these posters feel as I do regarding the food quality. By the way I went up to a crew member the day we went to the buffet before 7:00 and found no seats anywhere as many others did and asked why was the left side closed and his response was they had begun cleaning it. Seems like that should have been done before they opened. If you were happy with the food for 34 days then that's fine. This was not my first cruise but number 16 so I am aware of service and surveys. That being said I will stick with Celebrity going forward. Its just a overall better cruise experience.
  3. Maraprince: Your posting on this topic was so spot on to what I experienced I could have written it.
  4. In Bar Harbor we ate at the West street seaside grill. Had a complete Lobster dinner. Clam Chowder, whole lobster, Fries and slaw and exceptional piece of blueberry pie and Vanilla ice cream. Highly recommend it. In St John and Halifax ate Lobster again but cannot remember the names. If I do I will post back. I do recommend eating at the specialty restaurants to avoid the dining room. They have a 3 night package for $79 per person which would work. We ate at Chops Grille the last night and the food was really good as well as the service.
  5. As I stated before food is subjective and people who find this review to be negative are 100% correct. It's an honest assessment of what we experienced. That being said it turned out that this opinion was shared by many of the people we met on board and shared time with at various venues. Some of the people were so upset at the food quality that they bought the 3 night dining packages to not have to go back to the dining room.
  6. Its a real shame they don't regard quality food as something that makes cruisers happy. I know food is subjective and what some people like and dislike can vary. That being said this was so poor it appeared they just threw stuff out just to have something to offer with no thought of providing even a decent meal.
  7. Just off the Adventure of the seas today after a six day cruise to Maine and Canada. Although my wife and I enjoyed the cruise entertainment, bar service and housekeeping, the food quality in both the dining room and the buffet was below what we have experienced on other Celebrity cruises. The Buffet was cafeteria quality with no dishes that stood out at all. We kind of expected this from other friends who had traveled on this ship but were completely taken off guard by the Dining room food. the first night we were served cold fish but excused it off as a first night issue. What came next was worse. We ordered pasta with seafood. I was expecting the dish would taste something of the seafood in the sauce. Well what we got was pasta in a watery white sauce with a couple of pieces of small seafood thrown on top. It was obvious the seafood was just put on top and not part of the cooking process and the fish pieces were hard. A big clue they were not cooked in the sauce. We both decided we had enough of the dining room and ate out each port to avoid it. The last night we dined in Chops and it was very good. One other point worth mentioning is the ship is large and with the amount of people that were going to breakfast they were too much for each venue and caused people to wait on lines in the dining room. When we docked in Maine my wife and I headed to the buffet at 6:55 am to grab something quick and head out to the tender boats. Well there was 1/3 of the buffet closed off and no tables available anywhere. We observed several people holding plates of food with nowhere to go and yet they never opened the 1/3 of the buffet that had closed off. Not exactly great service. I would like to know if this is common on Royal or was it a ship issue. Comments welcome as we are planning our next cruise and are hesitant to go near Royal again. Steve
  8. My wife and I are on the Adventure of the Seas leaving June 8th and purchased the deluxe drinking packages. There is a listing on the web site of liquor included but wondering if say Amaretto / Sambuca both alone on the rocks or in coffee is included? I see a price limit of $12 per drink so I am assuming something like a Martini would be an extra charge? Steve
  9. As of today the drink package on Adventure is $49 per day.
  10. Check the cruise planner. I just paid $49 per person for my cruise on Adventure of the seas on June 8th.
  11. I recently was on the Reflection for an 11 night cruise and there were several days during the cruise that discounts were offered onboard. We got a 2 for 1 offer in murano on the first night because we were Aqua cabin guests but other nights the price was $30-35.
  12. I received a free cruise offer from M Life ( Borgata casino ) and will be going there next week to pick up the voucher for a free cruise with Royal Caribbean on selected dates. Has anyone used this offer before and what should I look for? Steve
  13. Yes. Paul the driver stated that to me but he positions himself as soon as you walk off the ship. He is on the right side before the colored tents. Steve
  14. Just recently back from 11 night cruise on Reflection and found an excellent tour with great value. Its from #1 tours and the operator Paul stopped us on our way off the ship at the pier. He has a few open air buses and for $20 a person he takes you to the rock formation, the chapel and then the lighthouse. You stop for around 15 minutes at each stop. During the trip to each he provides great info about Aruba, housing, education, languages etc. Then for those that want to, he will drop you off at Eagle beach and return two hours later to pick you up and drop you back at the ship. For $20 a person its a great deal. Steve
  15. Just wondering whether Celebrity still mails out luggage tags for a cruise. I know you can print them but after check in I use to be able to order luggage tags but could not find the link on my reservation... Steve
  16. Thanks for the suggestion.
  17. I just found out about this relationship between MLIFE and Celebrity. I am currently a Select level Captains Club member and was advised to visit the MLIFE rewards desk ( for me the Borgata ) and show them the printed page from Celebrity which has my captain club number and tier status. MLIFE will then give me a gold card in place of my current Pearl card. Is this correct? I also found out that the gold card would provide $125 OBC on my 4/1/19 cruise but its a little confusing since I might not get that because I got the gold card from MLIFE through a match with Celebrity tier and not from the gambling required to achieve Gold at the Borgata. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Steve
  18. Anyone have info on who the Captain is on the Reflection for April 1st sailing. Steve
  19. While we are on this subject can my wife upgrade to the Premium drink package while I just keep the Classic?
  20. I will be on the reflection on April 1 and also dining in Blu. On formal nights can I go to Blu without dressing up ( just a dress shirt and pants)?
  21. That's fine. It's their company and if people cruise with them and they make a profit then so be it. Just won't be with any of my money.
  22. Amen to that. It works in most industries. Those that provide excellent customer service retain customer business. I will give you a great example. September 11th ,2001. That tragic day and my office was in WTC 1. We had to relocate to a back up site in New Jersey and I had to drive everyday to work where I normally would have taken public transportation. I quickly realized that I was going to go over my car lease mileage limit so I contacted Chrysler and told them what happened. Their immediate response was " don't worry we got your back" and they covered the excess miles. I have been a loyal customer ever since. A fellow worker tried to do the same with GM and got the run around for months before he got a token gesture from them. He never got another GM car again. Its that simple.
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