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Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 17th, 2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,747
Posted By fleckle
There is a lot of confusion about the wording of...

There is a lot of confusion about the wording of that one-category upgrade.
Some people misinterpret it, thinking that they first need to book a lower category cabin and then get it upgraded to the...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 16th, 2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By fleckle
Tallinn is a great town for walking around on...

Tallinn is a great town for walking around on your own with a walking tour map. Wear sturdy, comfortable enclosed walking shoes.
It is much better to be dropped off at the top of the hill and walk...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 16th, 2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,760
Posted By fleckle
When they hold the elite cocktail hour in the big...

When they hold the elite cocktail hour in the big lounge up at the front of the ship, many times we have seen them divide the room with a rope so the elites are on one side and the other side of the...
Forum: Alaska March 16th, 2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,865
Posted By fleckle
If of any interest, here is a link to an old New...

If of any interest, here is a link to an old New York Times article I had saved about a 6 day road trip around the Kenai Peninsula

Alaska by Road - Travel - NYTimes.com...
Forum: Alaska March 16th, 2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,865
Posted By fleckle
From what you have stated here, I get the...

From what you have stated here, I get the impression that you would be much happier planning your own itinerary and going at your own pace, avoiding the regimentation of a Princess tour.

The...
Forum: Alaska March 15th, 2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By fleckle
Whether or not you will be disappointed will...

Whether or not you will be disappointed will depend on your own level of expectation.

We did a round trip Seattle cruise on the Celebrity Solstice last year, knowing in advance that there would be...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 15th, 2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,355
Posted By fleckle
It depends on the individual's circumstances. ...

It depends on the individual's circumstances.
Some need to support families back home, but others are young, single people with no responsibilities who are enjoying an opportunity to travel around...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 15th, 2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,747
Posted By fleckle
knowledge level of typical travel agents

The knowledge level of different agents will vary all over the place, regardless of whether you are dealing with an outside travel agent or one of the cruise line's own agents.

No person can...
Forum: Alaska March 15th, 2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By fleckle
The best idea of all, something unique that would...

The best idea of all, something unique that would really make the trip a special scout event.
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 15th, 2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,092
Posted By fleckle
For the briefest second I was startled by that...

For the briefest second I was startled by that "torch" reference :eek: until I noticed you are from the UK.
Of course, that instantly explained it. :o :D
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 15th, 2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,760
Posted By fleckle
Cruisead is correct. Your roommate (if you have...

Cruisead is correct. Your roommate (if you have one) may attend Captain's Club events with you.

But in any case, you will still receive all your Captain's Club coupons and get to use the other...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 15th, 2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By fleckle
Yes, all passengers have access to the the...

Yes, all passengers have access to the the services of the ship's concierge. It is similar to using the concierge services at a land based hotel.
Celebrity had a concierge on their ships long...
Forum: Alaska March 11th, 2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,173
Posted By fleckle
You are right, and it is a gamble. If you book...

You are right, and it is a gamble. If you book a whale watching excursion at either Juneau or Icy Strait Point, you can be almost 100% certain that you will see humpbacks.

But how happy you will...
Forum: Alaska March 11th, 2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By fleckle
Brooks Falls Webcam Link

I had not looked at this since last summer, but just decided to check it out again and they currently are showing nice closeup shots of bears eating fish.

Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, ...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 8th, 2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,196
Posted By fleckle
Sorry that you were disappointed. I have...

Sorry that you were disappointed.

I have always enjoyed the rack of lamb and Caesar salad and wine on Celebrity cruises, but your palate may be more sophisticated than mine.

Granted that some...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 8th, 2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,996
Posted By fleckle
Maybe that applies to you, or maybe you were just...

Maybe that applies to you, or maybe you were just kidding, but many of us can and do go back and forth very easily and happily. :)

It is the same way that we may ride in a limo one day and ride a...
Forum: Alaska March 8th, 2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,227
Posted By fleckle
BQ, please do tell us which is your preferred...

BQ, please do tell us which is your preferred vendor and the reason/s why.

I believe you are allowed to answer that question here on Cruise Critic if someone asks, and I am asking because I really...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 8th, 2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By fleckle
Good attitude! Just give it some time to gain...

Good attitude! Just give it some time to gain some objectivity and see how you feel about it a week or even a month from now. Certainly can't blame you for wanting to vent.
I think we all can...
Forum: Alaska March 7th, 2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By fleckle
I totally agree with everything that mapleleaves...

I totally agree with everything that mapleleaves said.

You miss out on most of 2 days of scenic viewing and are just looking at open ocean on those days at sea when you sail from Seattle instead...
Forum: Alaska March 7th, 2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,627
Posted By fleckle
Adventure Bound - they sell sandwiches and snacks...

Adventure Bound - they sell sandwiches and snacks on the boat. I think they had some free beverages (maybe hot chocolate?) but don't remember for sure.
There are lots of places to get food in...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 7th, 2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,393
Posted By fleckle
So true, but I don't think there is any Cruise...

So true, but I don't think there is any Cruise Critic prohibition against suggesting that they look right here on Cruise Critic.

If you go up to the top of the page under "Deals" and click on "All...
Forum: Alaska March 6th, 2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,070
Posted By fleckle
If you have never booked an inside cabin before,...

If you have never booked an inside cabin before, just make sure you know for certain that you are not claustrophobic before you do it.

That is not a good way to find out if you are.
Forum: Alaska March 6th, 2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,786
Posted By fleckle
Most cruise ships are in Skagway all day long, so...

Most cruise ships are in Skagway all day long, so there is no need to rush.
We like to avoid lines and crowds when possible.

We have a leisurely breakfast and pick up our rental car later in the...
Forum: Alaska March 4th, 2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,786
Posted By fleckle
Okay then, here is the standard answer I give...

Okay then, here is the standard answer I give whenever somebody wants to ride the train but not everyone in the family wants to do it.

Go for the rental car - train combo.
That way you get the...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises March 4th, 2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,613
Posted By fleckle
I heard that you can make your own version of...

I heard that you can make your own version of Downy Wrinkle Release by mixing a tablespoon of liquid fabric softener per cup of water, and pouring it into a spray bottle.

Have not had occasion to...
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