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Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 21st, 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,070
Posted By luxury-lizard
Good question - I was going to explain in my...

Good question - I was going to explain in my original post. We were travelling in NZ the 2 weeks prior to the cruise and stayed in a holiday home. Anyone who has rented a holiday home will know that...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises December 21st, 2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,070
Posted By luxury-lizard
Caution on items in your luggage

We just got off the Solstice this AM - our first ever cruise on Celebrity - I'll post some comments in another thread. I just want to warn others not to pack knives of any sort in your checked...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 8th, 2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,030
Posted By luxury-lizard
No one has suggested keeping the late booking but...

No one has suggested keeping the late booking but arriving early at the airport and requesting a "same day change" to the earlier flight (assuming you arrive in time for it). Most airlines will do...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises November 1st, 2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By luxury-lizard
I sort of agree with these comments, but we make...

I sort of agree with these comments, but we make around 3-4 major international trips per year (4-6 weeks each). So when you need to get your color done every 4-5 weeks then it gets very hard to...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 31st, 2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By luxury-lizard
My experience with waitlisting for dining preference

We are sailing on the Solstice on Dec 10 Auckland-Sydney (12 nights) and I just want to share my experience with the above issue. Some weeks ago I wanted to change my dining time from late to select...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 31st, 2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By luxury-lizard
Thanks again for the feedback - since it takes...

Thanks again for the feedback - since it takes about 2 hours (at my Sydney hairdresser to get a colour) I did not want to "use up" my time in Auckland doing this. On board seems like the way to go. I...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 31st, 2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By luxury-lizard
Thanks for all the tips - I am flexible on...

Thanks for all the tips - I am flexible on date/time but somehow a sea day makes more sense as you have more time on board. I want to get the color done as we will have been "on the road" in the...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 30th, 2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By luxury-lizard
Hair dressing appointments

Hello - I cannot find a way to pre-book a hair dresser appointment. The web site does not list these services when trying to make spa appointments. Am I correct in assuming these can only be made on...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 10th, 2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By luxury-lizard
hey, thanks for the tip of asking for a discount...

hey, thanks for the tip of asking for a discount on another booking. (This is a good example what I meant by knowing the "ropes" - ie I would never have thought to ask for a discount or the vine...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 10th, 2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By luxury-lizard
Unwritten rules for booking speciality restaurants

So Mr LL and I will be first time Celebrity cruisers on the Auckland-Sydney Dec 10 voyage on Solstice. After reading this forum and learning lots, here are a few things I have found out which may be...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 6th, 2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By luxury-lizard
Hum, I have the same question - i just booked the...

Hum, I have the same question - i just booked the 5 night package and selected the second night as I have read (on this forum) that they're often specials on the first night offered on boarding.

I...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 5th, 2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By luxury-lizard
thanks for the replies, I will call Celebrity but...

thanks for the replies, I will call Celebrity but will probably just go with the % night package to augment the 2 already included with our suite and perhaps try the buffet and the MDR (but 8:30pm...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises October 4th, 2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By luxury-lizard
Speciality dining every night - some questions

We booked the Solstice Auckland-Sydney departing Dec 10 quite a few months ago (directly on the Celebrity web site) and made the final payment last week. Now today I tried to add Select Dining only...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises July 11th, 2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By luxury-lizard
I have also have a cabin question for the experts...

I have also have a cabin question for the experts - we recently booked a Sky Suite (S1) for the Dec 10 Auckland-Sydney cruise directly on the Celebrity website as they offered the same pricing as...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises June 30th, 2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By luxury-lizard
Hi Marie, great - yes I had a quick look through...

Hi Marie, great - yes I had a quick look through the roll-calls and saw lots of Aussies and Kiwi's - should be great. Let's hope NZ puts on some great weather.

Pat & Dieter from Sydney
Forum: Celebrity Cruises June 29th, 2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By luxury-lizard
Some first time on X questions

Hello experts - I have a few questions - we just booked a Sky Suite on Solstice for New Zealand - Sydney (Dec 10) (via the Celebrity web site). We are first time cruisers on a mega-ship of any line....
Forum: Celebrity Cruises June 29th, 2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,336
Posted By luxury-lizard
Great thanks - just what I wanted to know - we've...

Great thanks - just what I wanted to know - we've never cruised on a mega-ship so things seem pretty different from the small ships we have sailed on.

Also, when you say you can take "any" drink...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises June 29th, 2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,336
Posted By luxury-lizard
We have just booked the Solstice for Dec 10 (New...

We have just booked the Solstice for Dec 10 (New Zealand-Sydney) and intend to go for the premium drinks package - many thanks for all the info on this thread - it helped us understand all the...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line October 8th, 2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 206,368
Posted By luxury-lizard
Lincslady, thanks for that tip - I now have a...

Lincslady, thanks for that tip - I now have a response from someone who fortunately is sailing before me. I guess a credit for a future cruise is OK as well as long as one is planning on taking...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line October 7th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 206,368
Posted By luxury-lizard
We have a Seabourn Referral Coupon available for...

We have a Seabourn Referral Coupon available for any first time Seabourn cruisers who will make their final payment before mid November. If you email me at "pat.schafer" at "mac" dot "com" I will get...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line September 1st, 2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,936
Posted By luxury-lizard
Many thanks for posting the itineraries - I am...

Many thanks for posting the itineraries - I am keen for the official announcement and details of time in the Antarctic. As for the indicative pricing - it's still a LOT cheaper than Silversea's...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 31st, 2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,041
Posted By luxury-lizard
I was on the Quest last September and had 2 SPA...

I was on the Quest last September and had 2 SPA treatments - hair (color etc) and manicure / pedicure. Facilities were first class and prices pretty much the same as the city salon I use in Sydney,...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 31st, 2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 19,936
Posted By luxury-lizard
Very interesting - we are considering an...

Very interesting - we are considering an Antarctica cruise late 2012 - if Seabourn is an option we would really like to know about it as an option. so A&K and Silversea Explorer are on our short list.
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line August 30th, 2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 206,368
Posted By luxury-lizard
Referral coupon available

We have a Seabourn Referral Coupon available for any first time Seabourn cruisers who will make their final payment before mid November. If you email me at "pat.schafer" at "mac" dot "com" I will...
Forum: Seabourn Cruise Line July 1st, 2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,882
Posted By luxury-lizard
janeBP, on the deck plan this cabin shows as...

janeBP, on the deck plan this cabin shows as shower only, not handicapped and shower only as do some of the other cabins. Hence my comment regarding curtain vs shower screen/door.
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