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  1. We were on Summit last July and had a pile of OBC and DW's iPad was on its last legs. Once we enjoyed the sailaway from Bayonne we headed down to the Apple store and as soon as it opened we picked one up. The selection was limited but they had one that worked for us. Indeed the pricing was the same as in the Apple store in NJ but no sales tax and most of the cost was covered by our OBC that would have gone to waste otherwise. Bottom line is go and look, do it early in the trip incase they run out.
  2. It was easy enough to do. After two runs at getting dinging times and dates that worked for us the nice people at guest relations had the money credited back to our onboard account. That took a few days to post but by mid cruise it was sorted out. We were a bit limited by food allergies so places like Qusine/LePetit Chef, Sushi on 5 and the Lawn Club did not work for us. Since it was all booked with OBC from Celebrity Mrs Click took on for the team and spent more in the spa.
  3. Our you can be like us on the Reflection last year. When we got onboard we went right to the specialty restaurant booking desk and were told the only times/dates they could offer us for your 4 night package were times and dates we did not want. Either very early or very late on port days. Nothing reasonable, nothing on sea days. Our next stop was guest relations and after some discussion we opted to just have the $250 refunded to us. We were really looking forward to trying out the specialty dining venues but in the end we were very happy with the MDR.
  4. We sailed out of Bayonne on the Summit last July. Pulled up to the luggage drop, handed them 2 suit cases and one case of water, all marked with out Celebrity pre-printed labels and away it all went. by the time we got to our cabin, there was our water waiting for us. The suitcases showed up a few hours later.
  5. Followed the link, clicked take the survey and got a window saying the survey was closed. Oh well....I do not drink so inclusions of alcohol packages are a waste for me. I don't like big group tours so inclduing ship's tours is a waste for me now I do like wifi to be included but then there goes my LCV benefit minutes....
  6. We did a 5 port Norweigan Fjords cruise on Royal last year and we loved it. Each port has things to see and do but the best part of the cruise was the scenery as we slowly sailed thorough the fjords. Just spectacular. If you go make sure you get up early and stay up late to see it all as the light changes. If you have the time and interest here is the link to my photo book for that cruise. https://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/7641745/060951baaa90432f6df7c58700c9968171c6ef41
  7. Avoid the back of the main dining room when the ship is underway. The vibration back there was just terrible. Beyond that just go and explore and enjoy it all. a
  8. Thanks for starting this Masterdrago. I got a Hero 6 last year to use up some OBC last year and now I am hoping to start playing with it soon, especially since a good friend has asked me to do a time lapse of one of his projects going up....That is a real project for someone who spent his whole life making stills.....
  9. Thanks Dan_K. Something to look into before the next trip and after the big move that seems to be consuming my time right now.
  10. Dan_K, thanks for the information about Blurb and LR. I am a Photo Mechanic guy more out of habit than anything else but it is good to know about the connection. My concern with that type of deal would be not being able to manage my own layouts. I like picking and choosing what what I want to show big and what can be smaller. On another note, I am really glad I went to Cuba in February because it looks like travel to Cuba is being cut back yet again for US citizens and ships sailing from US ports. So much for my plan for a quick return to Cuba next spring.
  11. The current administration announced in November that they were rolling back the Obama era policies. I did not hear anything about a Cuban crack down around Christmas and I was watching closely because we sailed on the Journey on Feb 2. That does not mean it did not happen but I did not hear anything about it. We did two days with Blexie and an evening walking tour with Strawberry Tours in Havana, a day with Caribbean Pearl Tours in Cienfuegos. All private tours, all small companies trying to make their way and all were really great tours. In Santiago de Cuba we spent the evening and the next day just walking around the city on our own with no problems. Policies on both sides of this argument are vague and the leadership is a bad joke at best with no clear plans or ideas. Just a lot of gimmie I want from what I can see as an average Joe. It is sad. We really want to go back to Cuba but I guess for now we will settle for being thankful we went this past winter. Side note, 7 year old Havana Rum is so smooth it can put you on your butt without any warning, especially for someone like me who is not normally one to drink.
  12. Try putting them on YouTube......my almost two year old grandson's first request each morning is "I want coffee", then "I want Ipad".
  13. It could be two separate issues but my guess it they are intertwined. The current US administration continues to crack down on Cuba including increasing travel restrictions that make it difficult for US citizens to travel there. The Cuban government has begun cracking down on people being entreprenuers and capitalists. It is a communist country and everyone is supposed to work for the common good aka the government. Apparently Blexie, Fernando and others started their own cottage industry of running tours and they have grown and profited and my guess is the Cuban government is not getting what they feel is their fair share of the take so they are cracking down on these businesses now. It is a strange time to be doing it because contracts have been signed to expand the cruise terminal from one pier serving two ships to three piers service 6 ships. Maybe the Cuban crack down is in retaliation to the US changes? I know the Cuban crack down came first but I am sure the Cubans knew or expected more of the crack down from the US. Please, I am not trying to be political here, just trying to put some ideas out for consideration without making any judgements I am really glad we got to Cuba with Azamara last January. It was just an amazing trip all around and we hope to go back soon.
  14. And they try to do White Night on deck on a port evening. It is hard for them to do it on a sea day because of the wind created by the ship's motion.
  15. Thanks Ken. The books are a labor of love for me. After a long career in photography it is hard to not make pictures where ever we go and I have found the books are a great way to share the images. Otherwise they just end up sitting on a hard drive on my desk.
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