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Similar experiences to ours from the last month...
Similar experiences to ours from the last month discussed here:
https://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=56157681

Only thing is your rating for the buffet is fairly high... what was worth...
The cutoff time is usually specified - it's...
The cutoff time is usually specified - it's usually about 24-48 hours before departure.

That said, Celebrity can choose to accept an offer at any time so it comes down to how much you bid. If you...
Not sure that's the case. Plusgrade doesn't work...
Not sure that's the case. Plusgrade doesn't work that way.
Given the location of the reviewers differs from...
Given the location of the reviewers differs from that answer, clearly that isn't the answer... but has added to the noise.
As they marketed sales towards Australian...
As they marketed sales towards Australian cruisers, you will actually find the majority of recent negative reviews are from Australian guests. Though I noticed one of the latest was from a Hong Kong...
It wasn't that bad. Celebrity have done it...
It wasn't that bad. Celebrity have done it before, so it can be done if needed. Though obviously isn't preferable.
Agreed. But it was actually more of an issue on...
Agreed. But it was actually more of an issue on my sailing back on Quantum which I rated highly, where pushing, shoving and shouting occurred outside the MDR, and members of security were in place to...
Yeah, thanks for that. As one of the low...
Yeah, thanks for that.

As one of the low reviewers of Ovation, how then do you explain my 5 star assessment of Quantum on a previous cruise out of China, and my stays before and after this cruise...
There is more than one cruise terminal in Sydney....
There is more than one cruise terminal in Sydney. However, there is only one that Solstice uses (aside from tendering).
Thanks for confirming, and for posting the...
Thanks for confirming, and for posting the picture.
They've tendered from there before. Last...
They've tendered from there before.

Last time as I recall they ran the tenders from White Bay, but still had check in/luggage operations at OPT.
Referring to Qatar, as you'd said you were sure...
Referring to Qatar, as you'd said you were sure who they were associated with.
Keep things in pockets, in front of you,...
Keep things in pockets, in front of you, regularly check them, and be vigilant/cautious.

Have a plan before you head out rather than standing and looking lost, especially in big public areas e.g....
FYI they're part of oneworld, so also partner...
FYI they're part of oneworld, so also partner with QANTAS.



The US carriers have run a massive scare campaign against the middle eastern carriers (claiming they take American jobs and aren't...
Can anyone post a screenshot? (just cover...
Can anyone post a screenshot? (just cover up/avoid anything specific to your booking/link)

From what's been written, it sounds like they are using plusgrade, who handle a lot of the upgrade...
Etihad airlines is not part of Emirates airlines....
Etihad airlines is not part of Emirates airlines. They are separate (though come from the same region - comparable to how Delta is related to United...).

That said, business class on Etihad is...
Luminae and Michael's club are specific benefits...
Luminae and Michael's club are specific benefits for certain categories. I certainly would not expect that those are included with one of these upgrades (as unreasonable as that appears).
Maybe it's putting P up to denote any seat where...
Maybe it's putting P up to denote any seat where a fee applies. That's correct that Qantas charge a fee for seat reservation. Cathay also do for certain booking classes (cheapest economy if that's...
I think yours is a complicated scenario. My...
I think yours is a complicated scenario.

My take is I think you'll need to give up the ship tour, but also need to clarify this approach with HAL.

While your itinerary qualifies you for single...
Where more things are under your control, you...
Where more things are under your control, you might choose a location in the city, preferably near the Airport train line.

You don't have to worry about cruise arrival or Customs delays, and just...
I wouldn't expect only premium seats to be...
I wouldn't expect only premium seats to be available. But when I used ezair you look at the flight options and prices before you get to seats, and make a booking on the first two. So I'm not sure why...
It is possible to catch a domestic flight around...
It is possible to catch a domestic flight around 10. But it's not optimal, especially if there are no later options that day, so you risk losing other bookings and don't have a fallback if you miss...
They did create a sub-topic for us originally, in...
They did create a sub-topic for us originally, in line with the UK split.

However, after being warned a number of times about losing it due to arguments/flames and the amount of moderation, it...
RCL Ovation Asia disappointment
First time I've one starred a cruise... :( And it goes to my favourite ship class, on Ovation of the Seas in Asia, where I've sailed Quantum before.

As my latest review is up, I thought I'd...
There haven't been many specials lately, so...
There haven't been many specials lately, so here's a bit of an exotic wildcard, for those who it can apply to. It has a couple of requirements:

Conditions:
1) at least 1 pax needs to be a...