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  1. You will probably get more response if you post this on the general Celebrity forum. Just go to categories and search for Celebrity.
  2. Maris we will both have to take a good look at these walls for the Reflection motif. We are in Blu plus the Tuscan Grille is down that way too. Bev
  3. Thanks for sharing your photo blog and especially for putting titles of each shot. You've made me more anxious to book a river cruise including a few days in Prague. What time of year did you cruise and visit Prague? I noted some folks where wearing light Winter jackets. Living in the South near the beach now, I rarely wear a heavy jacket but luckily still have those options in the closet. TIA
  4. On a Sunday many offices are on a limited staffing; only open in the morning when ships arrive. I suggest calling tomorrow, Monday. First go to the general Celebrity forum and search Rental Cars for Ft. Lauderdale. Don't use Budget, as their location is very understaffed and slow. 2nd. go to your Roll Call Silhouette October 24, 2019 to register and ask questions there as well. No need to book a hotel for just a half day. National/Alamo are both off site and very close to the airport which is close to the port. As soon as you disembark, call the agency for your rental and they will make sure a bus swings by the terminal.
  5. Thank you Robin. This is very helpful.
  6. Do you have his contact information? Just Simon, I don't think would do it. TIA
  7. Cozumel it is Paradise Beach Club for the water, beach, activities and reasonable fees. Then you can venture downtown, if you like to shop or just shop at the pier. Grand Cayman, Royal Palms is nice and fairly reasonable. Just sand and beach.
  8. To my knowledge there are no True malls in historic downtown Charleston. For lots of name brand stores, you would have to rent a car and go over the Ravenel Bridge to Mt. Pleasant. These stores would be like TJ Maxx, Harris Teeter, Hobby Lobby (not on Sunday). I'm sure there are Belks' and other Southern stores. We stayed at the Charleston Place (parking garage is extra). It is right in the heart of beautiful historic Charleston. The Craft Market, Horse & Buggy carriages are just a block away. One block back is their main shopping street with lots of boutiques. We live in SC but 2 hours away, so don't go into the city often.
  9. We just stayed at the Radisson Resort at the Port and had a Park & Stay package. Our cars were perfectly fine even though the lot is not gated. Very quick and easy shuttle service took about 5 minutes from final loading to all of us on the same ship disembarking the bus. Pleasant shuttle drivers. Porters knew exactly where their bus was parked upon return, not wasting time trying to find the right bus. Would do this again in a heart beat.
  10. Not sure what the present pricing is for port parking. We just booked Park n Go, Eller Drive for $7.99 a day. Their lot is fenced in open to the elements and has fast and courteous drivers & staff. We have used them many times and highly recommend this lot.
  11. Which ship and cruise date are you sailing on? I don't see your screen name on our Celebrity Silhouette cruise. We hope to go to try Sandcastle Beach first week of February. Leaving FLL on Jan. 31. You can find me on the Celebrity roll call board.
  12. I thank you too. Don't usually buy alcohol while cruising any longer, but this does sound very good. Love the Coconut Cream sound too. I can just taste a Coconut Bay Breeze. Yum.
  13. Just read a Norwegian news report (in English) from passengers who have returned to the USA. They had to be airlifted. Windows broke in public rooms where people were evacuated to. Flooding in these areas occurred. These people were very thankful for the calm and care they received from staff and the Norwegian people. Thank God there have been no casualties.
  14. The ES in Palm Beach Gardens is beautiful and their reception was very nice with lots of snacks. Just stayed at ES in Savannah and their snacks although limited were varied including fruit, salsa and cheese.
  15. The one near MIA has been reported to be one of the least desirable ES on the East coast.
  16. Hi CJ. Yes it appears to be the same link. Looking at the web address from my small android phone, I was not familiar with seeing the landing landing words. I understand it now is shared on other web based blogs but I for one won't post it on public media. It is very special to me and a great hotel. We parked there during Hurricane Irma in 2017, and are car was just fine. Happy New Year.
  17. Thanks so much for all of your assistance. I couldn't find the Prepay option but have re-booked directly on their website, got a Sr. discount for $233/$229 per night. Saved us almost a $100. I had just read a Horror story about booking.com and decided, I could not take the chance of getting bumped. So glad for your cruise critic help. How are things near Tewsbury? Figure you must be near due to your screen name. DH will probably be up in Andover next week or so. Not looking forward to him traveling up there in this Winter weather. He doesn't even have snow boots any longer.
  18. Thank you to the OP and all of you for sharing your personal and cruise hotel stay related experience. Just booked a hotel for a family wedding stay on Booking.com (which I've used with no issues) and I just can't take the risk of a change in accommodations. I re-booked on the hotel chain web site, got a Senior discount and am saving almost $100 for 2 nights. I usually use Hilton web sites but this time the bride has chosen a Marriott chain hotel. So glad to have found this thread and taken care of our reservations.
  19. Thank you both for your detailed response. We will be sure to install WAZE also before we sail. I've printed out your directions and hope for the best.
  20. I did hear that and recommended it to lots of people during our last hurricane. Many return evacuation routes were impassable. It helped our neighbors get home. I'll be sure to have it added to my husband's iphone.
  21. Question for a local: I'v stayed at the Hampton Inn Brickell many times as I love the parking availability and safety. I get their just fine from I 95. I have yet to find a direct route to return to I 95 North. Last time, was just after Hurricane Irma and it took us an hour to "get out of town". Any help you can give would be appreciated. GPS was useless.
  22. Love the Hampton Inn & Suites Brickell Avenue. I just booked for the 4th time for next November. Schedule is open for booking at least until then. The rate I have is discounted and a very private rate. It must be booked through a special link. If you wish, I will share it, but only in private email; nanatravel at sc coast dot net.
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