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  1. I've purchased the classic non alcohol package on Celebrity. It was absolutely worth it to me. Premium coffees, soda, bottled water, and back then the standard package included freshly squeezed juices, any of the frozen drinks without alcohol, and smoothies. I also got smoothies on the room service menu included booking a concierge cabin. Not sure if the classic non alcohol package still includes the fresh squeezed juices & frozen drinks, but in any case the premium non alcohol is only $22 a night. To me that's worth it to just walk up and get a good coffee from the bistro any time I want. The alcohol packages on celebrity are not as expensive as carnival - the standard is $49 a night. They must make money on these drink packages, doubt they would offer it if they didn't.
  2. Yet I booked a vista suite that slept 3, and absolutely was not able to keep it with one of us canceling.
  3. I am less than happy with my PVP, he started out great and now aside from dropping everything to make a booking he is under the radar. I ran into it when I tried to pin him down on the booking price & getting a price drop - I got the story about how there's no way to know since there are no more cabins in this class left unbooked that sleep 3. He doesn't return emails, and at this point I don't really trust what he comes up with verbally without a paper trail. I'm leaning towards other cruise lines in general now, but if / when I book another carnival it won't be through him.
  4. I had this happen a few weeks ago. Had booked a suite that sleeps 3, my PVP told me if one person cancelled than they might move me to a similar suite that only held 2. But I was told the per person rate would not change - DS and I would be paying the rate for the first 2, and they would simply take off the smaller amount for the 3rd passenger. Well unfortunately when I called in to cancel the person who backed out, they did indeed move me to a 2 person cabin (thank goodness one was still available) but then told me I had to pay the higher rate for a whole new booking - saying it would cost more. I told the service agent that the booking was already crazy expensive, and if it went higher I would have to either cancel or move to a cheaper cabin. She heard that and said she needed to call her supervisor, I was on hold quite a while but I got to keep my booking at the same price per person I originally had. If I had someone else to take the spot of the friend who cancelled, I am sure there would have been no cost since I had not booked early saver. The one thing they did not do was refund the deposit of the 3rd person. I was told it rolled into the whole cruise fare and I will just owe that much less when I need to make final payment. I'm going to double check this now as it seems you get 5 different answers at Carnival if you speak to 5 different people.
  5. I disagree. I live in Seattle and have lived here my entire life, aside from college. I go downtown frequently, as do my friends & the people I worked with. I worked near downtown in the first hill area for decades. There are issues with homeless in the downtown area, and there is the same in the other areas of town like queen anne, ballard, northgate, it's everywhere. Along with Sea Tac and the suburbs.
  6. I haven't been in a long time, but back when my son was pre-school to school age we had a membership to the Pacific Science Center at Seattle Center. Lots of interactive exhibits Typically had a weekly outing there, lots of child friendly exhibits. We were there so often I'd pack us a lunch, but there are lots of food options in the food court. Not sure what part of town is convenient to you, but if you are in the area of the Seattle Center - Citizen Coffee Creperie has a good assortment of savory & sweet crepes all day, also sandwiches, soup, salad etc & they are reasonable. Was half kicking around the idea of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, sort of a kitschy tourist trap on the waterfront, but it might be better for school age kids. Lots of interesting & random things to look at, but Sylvester could be too scary for a toddler & all the tempting souvenirs at hand level could spell a stressful outing for parents. Self play (coin op) pianos, fake mermaids hanging from the ceiling, fortune telling machine etc. Nearby there is also the Aquarium, with some hands on petting exhibits. Some more ideas: https://santorinidave.com/seattle-with-kids
  7. I missed what was wrong about the tiger shrimp dish, if you had commented on it earlier. Shrimp not fresh, bad prep, just curious.
  8. As hotels in Seattle run expensive, I am not sure how decent a hotel you can find for less than airport area prices. Maybe an airBNB would offer a lower price than the SeaTac hotels. It's common for hotels to charge extra for parking here, so factor that into your decision. The airport hotels might be your best bet at free parking, but then that might not be the best plan if it also offers a free shuttle pickup from the airport. There are some motels on Aurora / highway 99 in Seattle that offer free parking, can't recommend this location if you are looking for decent.
  9. Thank you gentlemen. Looks like I will be figuring out how to use Uber, have not done so so far.
  10. I will get a spa treatment if I can find a 3 / $99 special, or a regular massage if it's a real markdown. Yes it is way higher than I could find on land in my home town, but I don't buy many drinks, don't gamble at all or play bingo, or attend the sales events on board. It's my splurge on a cruise.
  11. Looking for advice on how best to get to SNA from Long Beach following my cruise. In the past I've pre-arranged a shuttle, don't know if Uber etc is a better way now. Flight is 1:15, hoping that is not too early. Will definitely be 2 of us with 1 suitcase / carry on each, friend who may go on cruise still a variable but if she does - she'd have suitcase / carry on as well. Trying to find a cost reasonable, easy way to get there & avoid having to wait in a long line for a taxi or ride share. Not a gambler so if I pay a little more for the assurance of not having a big delay in securing the ride, that's fine. Thanks in advance!
  12. I get it. Sometimes I book an airport hotel for that same reason if I'm flying to Miami for a cruise.
  13. I loved the ports on this cruise. I'd so rather go to Catalina Island and Ensenada than Cabo. Have taken 3 cruises on this itinerary. Enjoyed the Casino tour, and another cruise did the Wrigley Botanical Gardens. If you enjoy botanical gardens its worth seeing. Ensenada, usually book a massage at Massage & Facial care, then stop by La Guerrerense for some incredible fresh seafood.
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