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Forum: Azamara Club Cruises September 1st, 2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,065
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Quite depressing - as we all seem to agree ...

Quite depressing - as we all seem to agree that the only perks that really have mattered are free internet and laundry..

Curious,,, can anyone explain how do "complimentary nights" work? ...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 28th, 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Marcie and Marylou - thanks for the welcome! This...

Marcie and Marylou - thanks for the welcome! This will be our 7th AZ cruise, but a first TA on a such a small ship. And we've never done so few ports! So - on one hand I am very excited about it.....
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 27th, 2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Last update.. We've just booked our ...

Last update..

We've just booked our 'instead cruise" - a TA on the Journey in April 2015.
Instead of a verandah we'll now have to settle for an 'inside'..
AND (sigh) we still need to add...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 19th, 2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thank you all again! For participating and for...

Thank you all again!
For participating and for contributing.. and then for being happy with and for us.
I know we couldn't have done it without you! :):):)

Miriam
(preparing for her...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 16th, 2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Great News!

Hi !
I am sure that you will ALL be happy to hear that I got an answer - and a very positive one too!

It didn't come from L. P. himself, but from somebody high enough (I presume) in the AZ ...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 13th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Andy, is it based on previous experience with...

Andy, is it based on previous experience with AZ, or just something more general? I too book through an American agent and our "fees" and "transfer" appeared in seperate lines and still it was...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 12th, 2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Hilary, now I am totally confused! From what I...

Hilary, now I am totally confused! From what I heard from our TA,, and from everything I read on Az website and on several other "general" websites - I gathered that these are the rules. It says...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 12th, 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
ShopperfiendTO, you are right.. It's not illegal...

ShopperfiendTO, you are right.. It's not illegal for us to go to Turkey. If it had been - we wouldn't have bought this cruise in the first place and this thread wouldn't have existed. :-))

As to...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 12th, 2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
I think you got it a little "in reverse" - if...

I think you got it a little "in reverse" - if that's the right expression. Our government (unlike the US gov. regarding Cuba ) is advising us not to travel to Turkey not because it wants to...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 12th, 2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
An Update

The good news are that yesterday (Monday) I sent a (second) letter to AZ president - this time directly - and the letter hasn't come back as "undelivered" . So hopefully the address was correct....
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 10th, 2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thanks to all who wrote and gave me encouragement...

Thanks to all who wrote and gave me encouragement and advice !

Tomorrow (Monday ) I'll start acting on both fronts - getting in touch with Larry Pimentel's office (still not sure how) hoping...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 10th, 2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Redtravel, I too hope that the fighting will end...

Redtravel, I too hope that the fighting will end soon and that you will be able to visit here (we are worth visiting! :)) And if not - then I am sure that you'll get your money back.
By the way - I...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 10th, 2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
TerryAndDoug , thanks for your post. If you've...

TerryAndDoug , thanks for your post.
If you've been in touch with him in the past - do you have a more direct line to him? I wrote to him c/o my TA and can't be even sure that it arrived at its ...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 9th, 2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
The mystery of Turkish Airlines' unexpected...

The mystery of Turkish Airlines' unexpected magnanimity has been just solved. And it has nothing to do with their being (or not) "the best airline in the world". (I agree that they are good, but...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 9th, 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Well.. strangely, we did not get port fees and...

Well.. strangely, we did not get port fees and taxes back..
Nor - even more strangely - the $50 we paid for the transfer from the airport to the cruise ship. As I've already mentioned -...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 9th, 2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Smile Thank you! I did write to Larry Pimentel (8...

Thank you!

I did write to Larry Pimentel (8 days ago) .. As suggested by my TA and using their services. Haven't heard anything back yet, but still hopping!
(maybe they lost my email? :) If so...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 9th, 2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Barbara, you totally 'got it'! I couldn't...

Barbara, you totally 'got it'!

I couldn't have explained it better myself !! :)

Miriam
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 9th, 2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thanks! I hope so too...... :) Miriam

Thanks!
I hope so too...... :)

Miriam
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 9th, 2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Laraine, that's so true.. If only we could have...

Laraine, that's so true.. If only we could have been lifted to the ship by a helicopter .. and then back again at the end of the cruise - I would have been happy just to spend all of the 12 days...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 9th, 2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Even though your answer has little to do with...

Even though your answer has little to do with my complaint (maybe you can reread my original post? actually it has nothing to do with substituted ports etc.. :)) - I still thank you very much...
Forum: Azamara Club Cruises August 9th, 2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,334
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Cancellation, Refund - and Disappointment

On July 3 I found (what I thought then to be) a GREAT cruise with a very attractive prize - the 20th of August, Black Sea on the Quest. So we booked it - and, as it was already after the...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 5th, 2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By almostnewtocruise
An Update

I contacted Celebrity by phone as suggested here (the number in FAQ),
Have been told to mail emergencyteam@celebritycruise.com with all the details. Got a confirmation on the same day! :)
...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 2nd, 2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Oh... the Equinox! I remember!! :) It was a...

Oh... the Equinox! I remember!! :)
It was a lovely, lovely cruise.. and I'll be happy to answer any questions you have ( miriam10_il at yahoo dot com)

And thanks very much for you concern .. we...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 2nd, 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Joan, what cruise is it? (the one that we "nearly...

Joan, what cruise is it? (the one that we "nearly did together" :))
Is it the Azmara in August?
(And yes.. we are well.. or at least as well as can be expected in the circumstances ..:))

Thanks...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises August 2nd, 2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By almostnewtocruise
Thanks again! Will call,,, Miriam ...

Thanks again!
Will call,,,

Miriam

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