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  1. Does anyone know what a bag of laundry costs? As Elite, does each person or is it each cabin gets a bag of laundry? If you are on a 13 day cruise as Elite do you get an extra bag because of duration. Thanks so much.
  2. I was wondering if anyone has been to Nassau after the terrible storm in the Bahamas. I’m sure the government and local citizens are doing all they can to help those who have lost their homes and livelihood. We will be there on Sunday, November 17, from 10-6, along with six other ships. I was wondering if anyone knew of a volunteer opportunity we could take part of while in port. I would feel badly just doing excursions or having lunch but wonder if that helps by bringing some normalcy or cash. I ask not to stir up any controversy but wanted to do the right thing.
  3. Hi. We are loyal Celebrity cruisers and now retired and have more time. Some of the longer cruises with Holland intrigue us. We would book a verandah or higher for 21 day cruise. Could anyone give me insights on the differences between Celebrity and Holland and anything I should consider.
  4. I love the Onion Soup. Many nights I have a salad and soup for dinner. 😋
  5. We are recently retired and plan on traveling quite a bit. At least two cruise and two-theee trips a year overseas and around the US. We always purchase trip insurance for our cruises. We have excellent insurance through BlueCross/BlueShield. My concern is mainly for medical and medical transport if we are visiting a country before a cruise. For example we are going to visit throughout Spain before our Fall Transatlantic. How do you handle the insurance for something like this ... by trip or for a year. Any information would be great.
  6. Thanks everyone. I think I’ll go down to 6 specialty.
  7. The MDR has some starters that you can always get ... tossed salad or shrimp. Will I be able to get these in Blu. Same with Salmon ... just wondering. Thanks.
  8. We always enjoy the Specialty restaurants and I bought a 7 night package for our 13 day Transatlantic. We just moved to Blu so was thinking I should cut back on specialty for this cruise ... we’ve never been to Blu. We especially like the personalized service in the specialty. Thoughts.
  9. We have never sailed with a beverage package for many reasons but our next trip we will have the package. Do you tip for drinks at the bar, restaurants and Cafe. We want to be sure we are doing the right thing. My opinion would be to tip.
  10. We are on a 13 Transatlantic in November in AQ (which is quite a bargain). Today I checked on adding 4 perks and it was $600 a person. The on-board credit is $150 and the gratuities are $195 plus free internet for two and premium drink package. It was easy to take the offer.
  11. Thank you for all your advice. I moved to AQ1 for an additional $68 pp for a thirteen day Transatlantic. Just the savings for Persian Garden well makes up the difference.
  12. If you are Elite can you book AQ1 and pay AQ2 price. We can book AQ1 for 200 more per person for 13 day cruise but A2 is what we are paying for CC today. Plus husband loves Persian Garden so we wouldn’t have to purchase him a length of pass cruise. We’ve never done AQ so we’d use Persian Garden. Is Blu good for dinner?
  13. Wondering if I could cancel and rebook and get points. Hmmm ... I sent an email to my travel agent.
  14. Last night my husband and I stumbled across a Love Boat episode. A women decided she wanted fresh air and went to the “Lido” deck to sleep for the night. I said to my husband “wonder if you can do that?” He replied “we’re never up late enough or early enough to know”. We laughed and he said “you should ask CruiseCritic. So hear goes ... I was thinking this would be a great idea for the chair hog to get the perfect chair.
  15. We have a great slant 1A cabin for all portions of a B2B. My husband now sees that the CC is only a few more dollars for first leg. I say keep what we have because of cabin location and CC benefits aren’t worth it. Plus we’d have to change rooms. Only way I see changing is if price of AQ comes down and then we would would get AQ dining and Persian Garden. Am I wrong in thinking Celebrity designated the CC and AQ cabins because they were in less desirable locations. Thoughts.
  16. Thank you so much. Just the information I was looking for.
  17. We will be in Spain for a week, a TA cruise for 13 days and continuing on a Caribbean cruise. We thought we might make a quick run to the Publix near the port to grab some things while in Fort Lauderdale. Is there an easy process for someone to get back on the ship without going through all the different lines. Has anyone done this?
  18. We are on a 13 day TA and an 11 day Caribbean ... I’m trying to find out if we get the B2B on both the cruises. Thanks.
  19. We are going on our first B2B and excited. I know Celebrity gave us a $100 credit for our second leg? Should they be giving it for our first leg? Also, is this credit person or cabin. Thanks for all your assistance.
  20. Can anyone tell me price of Costa Maya. How much is taxi from port. Thanks so much.
  21. A few weeks ago there were sales on excursions but I hadn’t decided what we wanted to do yet. Of course I’ve now decided. I have two cruises in November so have plenty of time ... does anyone know how often these Celebrity offers pop up on excursions. I normally book private excursions but there are a few places we’ve decided to use Celebrity excursions because of time and distance. Thanks so much.
  22. For the first time we are doing a B2B ... Transatlantic for 13 days and then 11 in the Caribbean on Reflection in the Fall. Plus we got same cabin (slant 1A) for both cruises. Can anyone tell me the what we’ll need to do in Fort Lauderdale? Thanks so much.
  23. Does anyone know how much the Lawn Club for lunch is. We are going yo be on a TA and thought it would be a nice change for a day or two.
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