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  1. This is the link to the advice from the British Government. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cruise-ship-travel Guidance Cruise ship travel Guidance for British people about cruise ship holidays, with specific advice for people aged 70 and over and people with health conditions. Published 12 March 2020 From: Foreign & Commonwealth Office The Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises British nationals aged 70 and over and those with pre-existing health conditions against cruise ship travel at this time. This is based on the government Chie
  2. This is an article referring to NRD and what may constitute an unfair contract in the U.K. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47949915 I got price drops on both my cruises. One booked on the ship and transferred to Celebrity UK and one booked directly through them. Plus, some OBC. So it can happen in the UK depending on who you deal with.
  3. We were in S1 9374 on Solstice for the Sydney to Honolulu cruise nearly three years ago. We loved it.
  4. The cost onboard the first of our B2B cruises was $332 for stream/ one device. $188 for surf/one device. I don’t recall seeing reductions, but I don’t have all the flyers. That was our eleven nights cruise. They then put an offer out for two days unlimited $95 for the last two days of the cruise. I think it was similar pricing on the 13 nights cruise we are on now. The same offer for $95 came out yesterday.
  5. Yes it does work with WhatsApp. Could not make calls over the WiFi or load Instagram, but I could post photos to Facebook. It was slow though.
  6. The current cruise starts and ends in Sydney, but the second cruise goes to NZ. Returning to Sydney. No idea why, but the last time we left Sydney In 2017 to go to Honolulu we had to go through immigration before check in. I expected that, but not this at end of first cruise and then again at the start. If the process changes I will try to remember to come back and update the information.
  7. Hello we are on Solstice currently and will be on the next cruise. The current cruise is the GBR and only has Australian ports. The next cruise goes to New Zealand and then back to Sydney. Below is the information we have received ready for change over day: We have received an invitation to a meeting to explain the disembarkation process. It takes place two days before the end of the cruise. A transit pass A B2B letter detailing breakfast and lunch times and details of what to do on changeover day: you need to disembark the vessel at anytime between 7:00
  8. I am not sure about that either, but we have sailed in Aqua several times and one time we were under the gym. We got a wake up call early in the morning from the noise above. Others have commented about the cabins under the pool and the noise from chairs being dragged in to position. After our experience we booked cabins towards to back of the ship as you have done. Maybe it’s down to the longer walk to the lifts?
  9. yes, you can see. Select the type of cabin. Ie Veranda. Then it will come up with two options, you choose and we choose. Select you choose and it will take you to another screen. If you click on the deck number it will show you the deck plan and which cabins are available. You can choose deck view or list view. We started to be directed to the .com site after Celebrity brought in the separate perks in the U.K.
  10. We liked it. The pole wasn’t an issue and we didn’t bump in to it at all. We loved being aft and enjoying the views. S1 on Silhouette and a S1 on Solstice. That photo is from Solstice on the Starboard side, but it’s the same set up. The second pole was by the sofa. The second photo is taken from the direction of the cabin door. Excuse all the decorations. It was my husband’s special birthday and Celebrity did us proud.
  11. There is room to have them separated, but I think the gap between the two may not be huge. They can move the bedside table further over I think.
  12. We have been in aft S1 twice with the pole by the bed and we had two twin beds pushed together.
  13. The two cruises are the first that we haven’t been in a suite or aqua. Though prices on aqua and a Sky Suite did drop. The GBR cruise did not sell very well at first and there was a PH available on either that one or the NZ one last week. Yes, you are in the fortunate position of being in a RS or PH with the unfortunate position of not seeing any price drops. We have friends who have cruised in both and they are fabulous, but out of our budget. We can dream though 😄 come on ERNIE you know you want me to win the million pounds prize. The MDR will be a new experience for us and there seems
  14. My personal experience is this: On previous cruises the cost of my cruise prior to final payment has never dropped lower than the amount I paid. Except for 2012, when I booked a cruise and the next day Costa Concordia ran aground and the bottom dropped out of cruise prices. On that occasion, we had to cancel, lose our deposit and rebook. I have a B2B booked. One cruise was booked August 18 ( that was the month I changed the cruise from one originally booked In the April). The next one was booked onboard in November 18. We book booked the original cruise through Celebrity UK. I h
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