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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:13 PM
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Good points. OP is new to these boards, his only 5 postings were those early in this thread. He did give a fair amount of detail, so hoax does not appear too likely; but I do wonder why he hasn't returned.

As a PS, my view concerning a ship's officer being relocated stems from my twice being relocated, once two days, once five, as a junior officer in the US Navy to make room for "VIP" guest passengers: Congressmen, cabinet officials and others frequently sailed on Navy ships as a sort of PR freebie. Annoying, but not that much hassle. In this case, his personal effects would have to be relocated for the time, but he would likely be on watch or otherwise be able to "hang out" - to accommodate an elderly passenger who could not be decently asked to just hang out.

Quite a different situation for a Congressman to relocate a Junior U.S. Naval Officer than a guest on a cruise ship to relocate an Officer.

JMO but I don't think of these situations as being anything close to the same.

Obvious differences....

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Old March 25th, 2013, 01:37 AM
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We can agree. Your math skills, like mine, are excellent.

However, your abilities to pick a nit are far better than mine.
where is that 'Like' button?
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I have seen this happen on two of our cruises. One cruise they were replacing cabin carpeting to a whole row of cabins, starting a few doors down from ours. On the other they were replacing the hallway carpeting.
They replaced our carpet on our NCL Spirit cruise. It definitely happens. We were lucky though and they finished our cabin while we were in port for the day. Then the hallway carpet was ripped up and replaced during the week. That took a couple of days...Sticky hallway and smelly glue. Ick! But it didn't ruin our cruise. We just tip-toed through the mess.
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I would chose the day you get off the ship and go home. You get off early in the morning then the next guess will just have to wait to get to the suite!
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Old March 25th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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Quite a different situation for a Congressman to relocate a Junior U.S. Naval Officer than a guest on a cruise ship to relocate an Officer.

JMO but I don't think of these situations as being anything close to the same.

Obvious differences....
since it can be scheduled well in advance
i was not claiming any similarity, merely pointing out a possibility: essentially arguing that the ship should considerthe lesser of two evils. Do you displace an eighty-something year-old woman (who has paid for the use of space) or a member of the ships company (who is essentially, although indirectly, paid to provide that eighty-something year-old woman with that space)? Actually, in this case, the ship might consider the lesser of three evils: given that the work to be done on the cabin is clearly discretionary, why not schedule it for a turn-around day and advise the incoming passenger(s) that they might have to wait a bit for their cabin's availibility?
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i was not claiming any similarity, merely pointing out a possibility: essentially arguing that the ship should considerthe lesser of two evils. Do you displace an eighty-something year-old woman (who has paid for the use of space) or a member of the ships company (who is essentially, although indirectly, paid to provide that eighty-something year-old woman with that space)? Actually, in this case, the ship might consider the lesser of three evils: given that the work to be done on the cabin is clearly discretionary, why not schedule it for a turn-around day and advise the incoming passenger(s) that they might have to wait a bit for their cabin's availibility?

Trouble with this, assuming they are replacing carpeting--
it will be very difficult to manhandle carpeting thru the ship when pax are leaving, housekeeping carts are in the way and luggage being delivered.
Most furniture is put into the hallway during a recarpeting.
Would you be willing to be the one to wait for your cabin?

Have you spoken to the line yet?

They replace carpeting constantly on a ship. We were on the Splendor when she was only 11 months at sea and the hall carpeting was already being replaced.

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Quite a different situation for a Congressman to relocate a Junior U.S. Naval Officer than a guest on a cruise ship to relocate an Officer.

JMO but I don't think of these situations as being anything close to the same.

Obvious differences....
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Thank you for pointing this out. Good point.

May I point out CC terms of service suggest we should not be correcting posters' grammar and spelling.


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I hope OP comes back to tell us what agreement they reached with Celebrity.

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Yes, it would be nice to hear the resolution
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Thank you for pointing this out. Good point.

May I point out CC terms of service suggest we should not be correcting posters' grammar and spelling.

Oh, I am WELL aware of that!

I would also like to hear what OP decides is OK.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 03:31 PM
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I would also ask for a description of what kind of repair is to be done and any possible after effects. Especially with your mother's age. If it is not acceptable, than is it still feasible to be switched to another comparable suite?
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