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  1. I guess one can look at "cruises missed" in a positive way, especially if you are saving money from those missed cruises. Anyway, my travel account has really grown with all the deposits and money returned from cruises not taken due to Covid. My husband keeps laughing at me, saying that it is time for a new car too, but since I am not driving as much, and love my car, my travel account will keep growing by leaps and bounds, as we are virtually spending very little nowadays. However, in all honesty, I would much rather be cruising, as would most of us...we certainly can't take it with us!
  2. I am totally befuddled by this conundrum, but I know that we will get there with change!
  3. Thanks for sharing, SeaHunt, as I plan to cruise and follow protocol in order to do my part. It seems like we are continually learning new ways to protect from this virus, but understanding that nothing is 100% for sure, not even a vaccine. Change is difficult, but we have all gone through this for the last several months, some much worse than others. I am eagerly awaiting the time when I receive my luggage tags and can actually board a ship!
  4. My DH and I returned from a private tour with friends, at the port in Bilbao, Spain. As I went out on our aft balcony, my DH asked where my pink rain jacket was, and did I leave it in the car. I told him that it was left in the trunk of the vehicle, and that the SUV was still there, as I could see two drivers talking with one another. So, my DH sprinted down the stairs from deck 11 and said that he needed to get my rain jacket, as the driver was still there. At first he was told no, but he assured them that he could do it very quickly, not causing any issues with the ship. He was told to go, but to run back to the ship. He complied, as I watched the entire escapade, as he received cheers from the crew, and brought the jacket to me before the ship closed(gangway being lifted) for the last passenger. Needless to say, the Edge TA crew were right on target with allowing this to happen, as he had five minutes. All my DH said to me was "please do not do this again, as I am older now, so they may not let me off the ship the next time!" The two drivers were husband and wife, so that is the reason they remained talking so long...
  5. Well of course that is what I would expect, but it is impossible for crew members to be everywhere. If the ship was full of those of us who comply, there would not be a big issue. Furthermore, of course the cruise lines are going to do everything possible...and so am I! It takes the effort of all of us and I totally want them to thrive once again, but a lot will depend on those of us who cruise to do our part too...maybe they will create a pictorial view of those who got caught doing something they should not have done. (Just kidding) Passengers will also help with this because they want to cruise...we all have a lot at stake, but there will still be trial and error, as cruise lines strive for the safest environment possible. The first cruisers will be a monitor and adjust type of situation, with enforcements. It will be interesting to hear about consequences of actions and progress...I am hoping for the best!
  6. Well of course that is what I would expect, but it is impossible for crew members to be everywhere. If the ship was full of those of us who comply, there would not be a big issue. Furthermore, of course the cruise lines are going to do everything possible...and so am I! It takes the effort of all of us and I totally want them to thrive once again, but a lot will depend on those of us who cruise to do our part too...maybe they will create a pictorial view of those who got caught doing something they should not have done. (Just kidding) Passengers will also help with this because they want to cruise...we all have a lot at stake, but there will still be trial and error, as cruise lines strive for the safest environment possible. The first cruisers with be a monitor and adjust type of situation. It will be interesting to hear about consequences of actions...
  7. Well of course that is what I would expect, but it is impossible for crew members to be everywhere. If the ship was full of those of us who comply, there would not be an issue. Furthermore, of course the cruise lines are going to do everything possible...and so am I! It takes the effort of all of us and I totally want them to thrive once again, but a lot will depend on those of us who cruise to do our part too...
  8. Some people will never follow the rules because the rules do not pertain to them! I do not cruise until a year from today, and that cruise is in the Galapagos. I canceled my three cruises for this year, so no worries but some sadness. I am not going back to Europe until Sept. of 2021. I think that trial and error may be in the big picture for quite a while, but would also venture to guess that no one wants the headlines about a cruise ship linked with a Covid-19 outbreak. If the towel/lounger rules cannot be enforced, imagine how difficult the rest of the ship will be...TBD
  9. Actually, using the buffet when it first opens is the best time; the food is better, IMHO, and you can quickly move around and find what you want. I use my Purell, as soon as I return to my seat...but that's just me! I also make sure that my hands are clean before I touch any serving items. I love cruising, but my next cruises are May of 2021, along with a b2b & TA in October...honetly, I do not think I can wait that long, but with a lot of chocolate it's a possibility!
  10. Actually, I had a b2b booked for 2021, but my DH wanted to see Israel, so I changed my deck 11 aft suite cabin, because of our 2020 b2b. I really wanted Apex, so it will just have to wait...going to miss all of you; however, you can share your notes! Gary is really having a tough time with getting sick from the swab they used in his nose before surgery, along with hurting all over, as if he aqueezed through a fence with a 7 inch opening. Now I know why I booked the Apex b2b for 20 and 21, as I must have known 2020 would be canceled. Gary just told me that we can stay in Europe for several weeks if that helps me feel better about cruising on Reflection. Yes, that was my plan, but okay it is his idea now! I plan to book 2022. have eeither of you done the TP from Sydney to Honolulu? Texed: Oct, 2021?
  11. My DH just had surgery on his arm, so no cruise for us until May of 2021 for Flora/Galapagos. However, we do have a b2b on Reflection/TA for Oct. 2021 too. My DH wanted both of these itineraries, but were originally on Apex, as I had a feeling we would have to cancel this year. No cruise this year is upsetting, but I will add another soon when the new TA"s are announced.
  12. I know C-Dragons stayed on deck 12, because I was on deck 11/ Edge. I never heard anything above. When I stayed on deck 12 for S class there was some noise in the early mornings and sometimes in the evenings. Since she was on 12, there must not have been anything worth mentioning. You should certainly enjoy Apex, as improvements were made; however, I enjoyed Edge! My butler was excellent, so a great contact for questions and getting rservations etc. Your deck will be much larger than S class, but does not wrap around the side; actually, I prefer the larger deck! I had a b2b on Apex, but sadly had to cancel for this fall. I certainly hope to book again in the future...You will have a wonderful cruise, as getting to cruise again will really be special!
  13. Let's just go with...TBD, as the OP now has established a line of communication through her TA. I have felt the rash of a TA that cared nothing about her customer, so at least the OP's TA is back on the scene and sharing what happened from her side. Actually, in my case, Celebrity came to my rescue, talked with someone higher up, stayed on it with me till the end. One never knows how these things turn out, as it can take a very long time. I just learned today that I am receiving my insurance premium returned. I had contacted my insurance tthree times, with the third time being the charm; had I just given up, my credit would not be on my card...do not give up, and don't pay in advance either! It sounds like Celebrity would have to "override their system" in order to reprocess what occurred. I have had this happen before with Celebrity, so it just depends on your circumstances...
  14. However, if Covid-19 returns its ugly head during flu season, with teetering ups and downs within individual states, that may not happen. I am anything, but a naysayer; however, no one really knows what will happen. TBD, and I really want to be and feel safe before I cruise next May. You mention Texas and Florida, but resurgence could negate that fact. I live in the capital of Nevada where we have under 50 in our county. Most have been following the rules, but a few think this is all just a big conspiracy! So, near the end of December is not unrealistic if there is a plan that works. I am afraid that we will be governed by those who refuse to do what is asked...but that is usually the case! I want to cruise so badly, and hated to cancel three cruises.
  15. Hi Lawgirl! I have 10214 on my list as not having a poll; that list came from VT. You can go to the top of Celebrity Cruises site and click on the thread with reviews for Edge class. You will also find S class along with other "stickies" at the top before/above the questions by people...the third one down. I did not see a review for this particular cabin, but since I have been on Edge before...you will have a view of the Magic Carpet to the left, depending on where it is located. Your aft view will be fine. Since you are down from the elevators, the noise level will be less, but even by the elevators it is not very noisy. As you know, your bed will face the balcony/ocean, and you should have a shower door/closure all around the tub. These were installed due to the water getting on the floor, so that is great news. I was in a corner aft S1on deck 11, so the bed configuration and bathroom shower/layout was just a little different, but I had a huge balcony. I had to cancel my cruise in May with an S1 on deck 11, but it was the exact configuration. I am sure that you will enjoy suite class, along with its amenities. Decks 10 and 11 are my favorite. yes, Marilyn was a very special and talented person with a gift for knowledge and sharing!
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