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  1. We are on Solstice now and this is the GoPro info. The staff member did say the $50 Instant Rebate was only good on this sailing and not next week, but you never know.
  2. Thank you. Please report back if you get an update. We’re looking forward to one more visit to SH on our September 6th sailing.
  3. That's the exact size of the folding bins that I've been using in the above bed storage for years now. Mine were from Target but you've got the right size. I use three of them, but I don't recall if a fourth one would fit if needed.
  4. There is so much conflicting and confusing information out there about Silk Harvest, but for what it's worth, for our September 6 sailing we were looking forward to eating at SH. In late May, when we started seeing reports that SH would be gone before the Revolutionizing takes place, I contacted Captains Club. The rep called me back a day later and said he asked the Solstice Food and Beverage Manager about our sailing. He was told that SH would be available for Lunch only. I hope that’s correct. I’m okay with a SH lunch but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
  5. For our September 6 sailing we were looking forward to eating at Silk Harvest. In late May, when we started seeing reports that SH would be gone before the Revolutionizing takes place, I contacted Captains Club. The rep called me back a day later and said he asked the Solstice Food and Beverage manager about our sailing. He was told that SH would be available for Lunch only. I hope that’s correct. I’m okay with a SH lunch!
  6. I was advised by the ILounge attendant on our 7-day cruise last month that there was no pro-rating of the unlimited Internet packages, even if the person's free Captain's Club minutes had not been used. As sometimes happens with Celebrity, you might find a different answer at another time on another ship. I would ask on Day 1 of the cruise if they would pro-rate later in the cruise if they could see you didn't use the free minutes and then make your decision on when to purchase. Maybe one could use both of the traveler's free minutes and later in the week just purchase a day or two of unlimited internet at the single day price.
  7. Thank you! I haven't heard back from Captain's Club but you have answered my question.
  8. With the new Surf package, it is still not clear to me if it supports iMessaging (blue "texting" on iPhone). I understand WIFI calling may not be allowed but this is essentially WIFI texting. I don't use WhatsApp or any other chat app. I have called Captain's Club for clarification and the rep was unsure so she is taking the question to an Internet Manager on a ship. In the meantime, if anyone has had experience with the Surf package, and has been able to iMessage, I would love to know. Thanks!
  9. Do you have iPhones? And if you do, were you able to use iMessage with the Surf plan? We’ve asked X but are getting mixed messages as to whether or not that feature works.
  10. But were you able to do iMessaging (the “blue” texting) with the Surf Package? Thanks for your info so far!
  11. It was explained to me by Captain’s Club rep that Surf was not throttled Internet but more “restricted” internet. Certain websites are denied access like the streaming sites. Also the rep said social media-type sites are restricted. But chat sites are allowed as are texting and email. I would still like to hear from someone who has actually used Surf to verify this information.
  12. On our upcoming Solstice cruise we have decided to try the one device Surf Package as we don’t need streaming. It is on cruise planner at 10% off ($89.10) and with a call to Captain’s Club, I was able to apply the 35% Elite+ discount (now $57.92). DH and I will share the package on our devices. But while it is true that the Captain’s Club minutes are “lost” when buying the unlimited package, the Captain’s Club rep told me today that DH and I will each be able to use our 240 minutes in addition to the Surf Package. She said we will have a different login to use those minutes. She said this would allow us to get on those sites that are blocked from the Surf package. I admit I have my doubts that this will work (having two different logins) but we shall see in September. If anyone has purchased the Surf Package and also gotten their CC minutes additionally, I would love to hear about it.
  13. We were on the same cruise as Jazzbo, two cabins down in 1140. Our bathroom mirror was well-lighted but it did fog up. Ours was no longer a heated, fog-free mirror. I'm not sure if other cabins are the same. We already discovered that our cabin had four hooks on the back of the bathroom door and 1130 had none so there is some inconsistency. My usual routine on past Summit cruises had been to do makeup and hair at the vanity desk in the cabin, not the bathroom. But the lighting at the vanity desk just did not work for doing makeup with my old eyes. So while I did hair out in the main cabin, I moved makeup back into the bathroom where the lighting was very good. -
  14. The new cards do not have a magnetic strip but an imbedded chip so no more “de-magnitizing.” Otherwise they work just like they use to. Also, using the app on your phone to open your cabin door works well.
  15. So when you sit back on your aft balcony a bit, you cannot be seen from below, though you can be seen from deck 12 above (those standing at the railing) if you are not under the overhang. If you stand at your railing, you can definitely be seen by those below at the Sunset Bar, though as a rule I didn’t see people looking upwards! All balconies seem to come two reclining chairs with headrests and a small cocktail table. I didn’t see a single footstool in any cabin, not even the suites I visited on the cabin crawl. Looks like the days of footstools are gone. We were always seated right away in Blu, and even with the same wait staff, but we dine late (8:45) and so I don’t know how it was for those who went earlier.
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