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Forum: Celebrity Cruises Today, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By fleckle
What category stateroom are you planning to book?...

What category stateroom are you planning to book?
If you book Aqua Class, you get unlimited free access to the Persian Garden, among the other Aqua Class amenities, the best of which is dining in...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By fleckle
We like the fastest and laziest way that takes...

We like the fastest and laziest way that takes the least effort, so we just get our luggage tagged at the pier. :)
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,856
Posted By fleckle
I agree with the others who say to report it. ...

I agree with the others who say to report it.
Although it may not do you any good at this time, it could trigger an audit of the ship's cabin security procedures and serve to benefit future...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 10:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,815
Posted By fleckle
Years? :confused: :confused: I just looked...

Years? :confused: :confused:

I just looked up our last Millennium northbound cruise that traveled up the Grenville Channel.

It was the May 23, 2014 sailing out of Vancouver.

The Master was...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By fleckle
Do you know if this is a new requirement, or was...

Do you know if this is a new requirement, or was it just a quirk of that particular TA?

Until now, transferring a booking to a TA has always been quick and easy as we simply fill out the transfer...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,366
Posted By fleckle
Thanks for the suggestion! I like that idea. ...

Thanks for the suggestion! I like that idea.

From now on, whenever we take a ferry ride I am going to try to remember to ask to have my photo taken with the ferry boat captain, providing a novel...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises Yesterday, 12:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,771
Posted By fleckle
The last time we attended a shipboard Q&A session...

The last time we attended a shipboard Q&A session with staff where this subject came up, the reply provided was that Celebrity is aiming toward providing multiple smaller dining venues of varying...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 22nd, 2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,815
Posted By fleckle
Yes, that is the route posted for the...

Yes, that is the route posted for the Millennium's northbound itinerary, but the captain has freedom to deviate from it.

So if you get lucky, your ship may instead go up through the scenic inland...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 22nd, 2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,366
Posted By fleckle
That is all part of the cost cutting, involving...

That is all part of the cost cutting, involving officers in more "activities" to entertain passengers as a way of reducing the expenses for paid entertainers.

The cuts in the activities staffs on...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 22nd, 2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,366
Posted By fleckle
Other than performers in the entertainment...

Other than performers in the entertainment industry, I don't think that most of us get called up on stage at the end of every week and applauded with standing ovations just for doing our jobs. :D
...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 22nd, 2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By fleckle
I feel the same way, but think it is more than...

I feel the same way, but think it is more than just a matter of being fortunate to meet the nice ones as I truly believe that the vast majority of Celebrity passengers really are very nice people.
...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 22nd, 2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By fleckle
Is Celebrity going to a two-class system?

Captain's Club level is a different matter entirely having nothing to do with stateroom class since someone at any Captain's Club level (or no Captain's Club level at all) may book any class of...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 22nd, 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By fleckle
That thought has probably occurred to many of us....

That thought has probably occurred to many of us.

I would have no problem at all if the extra cost food items are included on the suite dining menu at no additional charge.

But I think a...
Forum: Alaska October 22nd, 2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By fleckle
Guess it depends on which "Inside Passage"...

Guess it depends on which "Inside Passage" definition one uses.

According to Merriam-Webster

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inside%20passage

Definition of INSIDE PASSAGE

...
Forum: Alaska October 21st, 2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By fleckle
False advertising or simply human error? ...

False advertising or simply human error?

They made the same mistake on the map for the Solstice end-of-season repositioning cruise from Seattle to Vancouver, and they have corrected that one for...
Forum: Alaska October 21st, 2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By fleckle
It seems like sea lions are always out at that...

It seems like sea lions are always out at that buoy where the whale watching boats take their passengers.

We have not been on nearly as many whale watching tours as BQ, but through all the years...
Forum: Alaska October 21st, 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By fleckle
There is the one at Ketchikan and the one at...

There is the one at Ketchikan and the one at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 21st, 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By fleckle
It depends on what type of hotel experience you...

It depends on what type of hotel experience you are looking for.

We stayed at the SJU airport hotel only once after a very late flight arrival, so the others reporting here likely have more...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 21st, 2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,815
Posted By fleckle
Just an interesting observation: It appears...

Just an interesting observation:

It appears that someone from Celebrity has been reading this thread as they have corrected the map for next year's Solstice end-of-season repositioning cruise...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 20th, 2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,349
Posted By fleckle
Besides which we can save more than the $100 OBC...

Besides which we can save more than the $100 OBC they are offering just by booking our own excursions independently instead of the ship's excursions, and don't need to commit to them so far in...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 20th, 2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,658
Posted By fleckle
Thanks for posting this. We have never been...

Thanks for posting this.

We have never been on Oceania but keep talking about trying it one day, so comparisons like this are very welcome and appreciated.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 19th, 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,239
Posted By fleckle
We feel the same way and don't care for the...

We feel the same way and don't care for the chartered flight idea at all -- unless they are willing to consult us and let us pick the dates and times for the flights in both directions. ;)

We do...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 19th, 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By fleckle
The edocs come as a pdf file attached to an email...

The edocs come as a pdf file attached to an email message from the cruise line.

When using a travel agent, the attachment comes from the travel agency rather than directly from the cruise line.
...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 19th, 2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,496
Posted By fleckle
Holland America labeled it Hotel Service Charge...

Holland America labeled it Hotel Service Charge and added it to our account each day.

I don't know why the different names are used by different cruise lines, but agree that "service charge" would...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 18th, 2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By fleckle
If the lock is working properly, it will hold the...

If the lock is working properly, it will hold the door at whichever position you lock it, as gek reported.
Otherwise, it won't.

Some only "sort of hold" and others do not hold at all.

That's...
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