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    Travel, Live Performance, Gaming
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    Celebrity
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    Anything International, Particularly Europe

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  1. Cruise Critic’s parent—TripAdvisor—is often the more comprehensive resource in addressing inquiries such as yours... Just looked and they do have suggestions as to things to do/see on St Vincent... At times, reading tour descriptions can be a springboard to your thinking even if you choose to explore on your own... To the best of my knowledge, tourism at St Vincent—particularly by cruise ship—is relatively undeveloped compared to other Caribbean destinations...
  2. Sorry for my posting error immediately above... The view from your IV is comparable to the one I had from 9236--that cabin is a bit aft of yours--in terms of field of vision... You may be correct that the limited view from 10222 relates to the cabin's position at the end of the "bump out"; I couldn't see to 10220 [the A1 cabin immediately forward of mine] or 10224 [the A2 cabin immediately aft of mine; I wasn't particularly expecting to be able to do so when I booked long before I understood the IV concept]... Sorry, I took no photos of the view from 10222; there was nothing I wanted to memorialize! Very uncharacteristically, I've not booked Edge or Apex in the future... I'm not fond of Sunset View and--given my loyalty--have virtually no reason to book a Suite as I most often travel solo--don't need the space--and I'm one of the few who doesn't prefer the Luminae menu [for me, it was usually a very expensive way to access the MDR menu on the pre-Edge ships] versus the offerings in Blu...
  3. vtcruising… Edge is beautiful but there is another quirk that may or may not have been noted here... If it matters--it really bothered me--the views from the infinite verandas [Zenith member/Celebrity cheerleader but not at all a fan of the concept] whether the top window is up or down--can be very different based upon location versus ship superstructure... In 10222, the cabin [while no different in size] is recessed such that the view to the outdoors--up, down, or sideways--is extremely limited/akin to looking through a tunnel... I couldn't, for instance, see the nearby Magic Carpet if I looked forward; all I saw--other than if I looked straight ahead--was wall... In 9236 [just a few cabins forward from 10222 one deck below], the view in any direction was not similarly encumbered... That said, I suspect I will always prefer a traditional balcony and what is, to my mind, a much better connection to being at sea...
  4. Trip Advisor--which also operates Cruise Critic--is another resource and, in my experience, is often the better one for inquiries such as those posed by the Original Poster...
  5. I've been on Edge twice for a total of 22 days between mid-March and mid-May... On both cruises [things may have since changed], the Magic Carpet dinner--with special menu--was only offered once per week as weather and sea conditions permitted. Advance reservations for the Magic Carpet dinner are not accepted until aboard, can be difficult to secure, and--of course--the date may flex should weather/sea conditions warrant. When the Magic Carpet dinner was held, the Magic Carpet itself was located on Deck 14 with food service staged via the nearby Mast Grill...
  6. I can confirm that the Edge deck plans are not particularly accurate relative to bed placement... I occupied 10222 [no, the review you saw is not mine] for a week in March and 9236 for the Transatlantic in April/May... In both cases I expected the bed to be adjacent to the balcony based upon the "bump out" shown on the deck plans--my preference--but, in reality, bed placement was instead adjacent to the closet/closer to the bath... You may be on to something relative to the accuracy of the port versus the apparent inaccuracy of starboard deck plans in this regard... Can't validate but my experiences--on both Decks 9 and 10--tend to suggest so...
  7. On Edge, there is a nightlight--certainly not high-powered but it was more than sufficient for me--that is mounted beneath the counter in the bath and subtly illuminates the floor... If you leave the bath door slightly ajar [but do know that the closure is magnetic and may engage with ship movement], it may be adequate for your needs... If you need something more, consider bringing a small nightlight or two to increase the brightness... On Edge, there is a power outlet (not of the "shaver only" variety] in the bath--again below the counter with an adjacent shelf [I used it for my electric toothbrush--that easily accommodates one... There are also outlets in the living area if you desire more light in the sleeping area...
  8. The cooking excursion I participated in while at Cozumel was offered by Celebrity but operated through a third party at a local venue... There are all kinds of “good reasons” that have nothing to do with Celebrity choice or discretion that could cause cancellation by the venue... Three months is more than an adequate lead time to arrange a suitable substitute. And indeed excursions are sometimes cancelled on much shorter notice—including on the day it is to occur—due to weather, illness, mechanical and logistical difficulties on shore or on ship, or failure to attract a sufficient group so as to make the tour economically viable... Stuff happens... Your recourse is to come up with Plan B... With lots of influences and parties in the equation , travel circumstances can/do change; with respect, happy and fulfilled travelers adapt...
  9. After accessing the appropriate sticky thread above [there is one for Millennium-Class, one for Solstice-Class, and one for Edge], you will find a link to the most current spreadsheet via the very first post to that thread...
  10. My guess is that you haven’t cruised with Celebrity in several years... They now sell all sorts of beverage packages—alcohol and non-alcohol with varying inclusions—but haven’t sold an “unlimited soda only package” such as you recall it (included a thermal tumbler; no charge for fountain drinks at bars once purchased) for quite some time now...
  11. The Oceanview Cafes on each of the Solstice-Class ships (including Equinox) have always featured island type food service stations... I don’t know for certain but it seems to me that it may be that the Oceanview Cafes on the older Millennium-Class ships will be converted from their cafeteria line service model to the more contemporary island type food service stations...
  12. As noted above by gerelmx, all of Celebrity's ships--including the newest, Edge--feature Samsung TVs...
  13. In 2020, Summit will... Offer seven 7 night itineraries--round-trip Bayonne to Bermuda--with earliest departure on 9 May and latest departure on 26 July Offer one 14 night itinerary--Bayonne to Dublin concentrating on Iceland/Greenland--departing on 2 August Offer one 14 night itinerary--Dublin to Boston concentrating on Iceland/Greenland--departing on 16 August Offer four 12 night itineraries--round trip Boston to New England/Canada---with earliest departure on 30 August and latest departure on 5 October Offer one 12 night itinerary--Boston to Fort Lauderdale with a few port calls in the Caribbean [including San Juan in route]--departing on 17 October Offer one 15 night itinerary--westbound Panama Canal from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego--departing on 29 October Offer one 15 night itinerary--eastbound Panama Canal San Diego to Fort Lauderdale--departing on 13 November Offer one 7 night itinerary--Fort Lauderdale to San Juan--departing on 28 November It appears that Summit will begin doing 7 night Caribbean itineraries--round-tip San Juan--starting on 5 December 2020
  14. I believe that Wine-O is correct... I occupied 2105--on Eclipse, deck plan is the same as Equinox--for two weeks in March/April 2016 and seem to recall that the bed is near the bath... That's not usually my personal preference but selected the stateroom for its larger balcony... Terrific, convenient location!
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