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  1. Hi Limpit, been on 7 Celebrity cruises before and have never seen this. I always have at least the classic package, which I usually upgrade, so it could have been offered before but I was not offered it because of the package I had.
  2. I received the email about 7-8 weeks ago and tried to upgrade but it was not showing on the planner page. I contacted Celebrity UK who advised that our sailing did not qualify for the sail so they gave me the equivalent of what I would have saved as OBC as an apology for getting the email in error. Lo and behold I got the same email last week and went in to my cruise planner and was able to book it so I ended up saving the 10% discount plus the $30 or so that I got in OBC. What a boost, thanks Celebrity🍸🍸
  3. There was a Quisine on deck 5 prior to the refurb and as far as I can see it is still there on the current plan. It is at the stern of the ship on the way to the Blu restaurant and Tuscan Grille. I am on Equinox in just over 2 weeks so if it has disappeared I will let you know. I actually think it is now Quisine / Le Petit Chef. Alan
  4. Biggest problem at the moment is that BA has notified a lot of people in error that their flights are cancelled. We fly out of Aberdeen then Heathrow on the 11th Sept. We got an email on Friday telling us that they both had been cancelled. Spoke to our TA on Saturday and they eventually came back to me saying that our flight was still showing as scheduled and an email had been sent to us in error. An hour later I got an email from BA saying that they had made a mistake and our flight was still going ahead. Willma I would check with your TA before doing anything. Alan Taylor
  5. Hi Captain John, You haven't said if this cruise was booked through a travel agent or with celebrity direct. I would think the first course of action would be to contact the people you booked the cruise through and discuss this with them. If it was booked through celebrity I would personally speak to them and explain your predicament and I am sure that they will come to an agreeable solution. I have dealt with celebrity a few times and have always found them to be accommodating though i have never had to cancel and re-book a cruise yet. Good luck and hopefully a successful outcome. Alan Taylor
  6. When we got back from our last cruise my local bar wouldn't let me get drinks on my room pass either. I must have drunk too much on the ship😀
  7. Suite Susie, I got the below email in April announcing the launch of the MoveUp programme and enrolled. So far I have heard nothing in regards to our September cruise but that's maybe because we haven't quite reached the final payment day. Alan Taylor UPGRADE YOUR CRUISE We are very excited to announce the launch of our Celebrity MoveUp programme in the UK. Perfect for those who want to make their holiday even more special, Celebrity MoveUp allows you to bid to upgrade your stateroom after you’ve purchased your cruise. You can even increase your chances by making offers on multiple staterooms. Click. Bid. Upgrade. FIND OUT MORE →
  8. Do you know the names of the people on the door to Blu? We have been on Equinox twice and are going again in September. Both times we were on there was a lovely girl on the door who even remembered us from the previous trip over a year before. We must have left a lasting impression. Good I hope. Hopefully she will still be on when we get there. Alan
  9. Hi Maisyboo, You don't say what cruise you are doing but as an Aqua regular you have to go to the Persian Garden at least once. We always go there after walking about one of the ports. We tend to get back early and then go there as it is usually very quite. The sauna, steam room and then the rain shower aree brilliant. Obviously you will be eating in Blu which we think is brilliant and I am hoping that the same maitre de is on board as she was really good. Tuscan Grill is excellent and Le Petite Chef is entertaining but only worth doing once in a cruise if you can get a good deal. Whatever you do have a great time and if you want to re-post this in October I will be able to give you an update on the changes they are making to the Equinox this year. Alan
  10. Hi Huskydo, From what i know of the Eclipse I would suggest a cabin on the 9th deck midships and you should have a good position for photography. What to do is check out the cabins available for your cruise and then check them against the S Class cabin information on the first page of the celebrity forum. Alan
  11. Since we started cruising on Celebrity (Nov 2014) I have always taken my kilt. It is a proper dress kilt and weighs in at about 4kg (9lbs) and have never had any problem with luggage weight. I wear it on the chic nights because I like wearing it and it is a great way of getting to speak to people who probably wouldn't speak if it were not for the kilt. I will be taking it in September on our ABC cruise on board the Equinox. Alan
  12. I have always upgraded to premium prior to boarding as it is paid and out of the way and I can get on board and hit any bar that we want. In my experience the upgrade on-line is not available until after the final payment has gone through. We are also on the Equinox in September and I don't expect the upgrade offer to be available until mid July or early August. Alan
  13. Hi Nasus 2, Have you booked your flights yet? We have booked the BA flight from Heathrow at 13.55 (BA209) and get in to Miami at 18.15 local time. We got a great deal on the flights and managed to get 2 Business class seats for the price of one. So we should get there pretty refreshed or pretty merry on the free drink🥂 Have you registered for the meet and mingle on the Equinox forum for this cruise? Alan
  14. Smoking is usually restricted to deck 5 port side, pool area port side nearest to the aft, sunset bar port side and mast bar starboard side or at least it was when I was onboard and it was when I was on the Eclipse in November. Deck 5 is usually the one that gets closed first if there is bad weather and on occasions I have seen it that the only place you could smoke was the pool area where it is sheltered to some degree. Have a good cruise. Alan
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