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#41
Northwest
239 Posts
Joined Apr 2011
Hi Gambee and Gambee's mom! This is Megan and Tim from the Molecular bar-- it was so great to meet you both!
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Past sailings:

Celebrity Reflection - Eastern Mediterranean - July 2013
Celebrity Silhouette - Western Caribbean - March 2013
Disney Wonder - Mexican Riviera - March 2012
HAL Oosterdam - Mexican Riviera - March 2011
Disney Magic - Eastern Caribbean - September 2001
Princess - Bahamas - April 1989

Check out my review of the Silhouette Western Caribbean -- March 2013!
#43
24 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Gambee

Another excellent review. I really enjoyed sailing on X and can't wait to go on X again. I feel like I am on vacation when I read your reviews. Not to mention feeding my CC addiction.
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Celebrity Millenium 4/2/12
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas 6/8/13
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas 7/15/13
Celebrity Reflection 11/23/13
Celebrity Silhouette 3/23/14
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas 6/8/14
Celebrity Constellation 11/21/14
Celebrity Silhouette 12/21/14
Celebrity Constellation 2/7/15
Celebrity Equinox 3/16/15
Celebrity Eclipse 12/18/15
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas 11/20/16
Celebrity Millenium 6/9/17
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas 12/23/17
#44
Orlando, Florida
1,151 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Hi Gambee and Mom...Just got off Reflection and am looking at Silhouette for our next cruise. Can't wait to hear and see your review.
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#45
135 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
I can't believe you did this so quick! I just got back from the airport and am sorting through some things. The towels, pins, and pens all say President's Cruise on them . Even though I was on this ship with you, can't wait for the rest!
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Previous Cruises:
Disney Magic - Thanksgiving 2001/2003
Explorer of the Seas - Thanksgiving 2005
Liberty of the Seas - Thanksgiving 2007
Voyager of the Seas - August 2009
Oasis of the Seas - August 2011
Celebrity Silhouette - March 24, 2013 (President's Cruise)
#46
517 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Oh you had me at.... "And as usual I come up with a spreadsheet"

Can't wait to read more about your trip!

K
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Fond memories:
BCL Veracruz - St. Lawrence Seaway
BCL Veracruz - Mexican Riviera
Carnival Ecstasy - Caribbean
Carnival Celebration - Caribbean
RCCL Enchantment of the Seas - Caribbean
NCL Sun - Alaska
** Costa Mediterranean - Caribbean (DH Guys Trip)
** Celebrity Equinox - Mediterranean (Girls Trip - Beavers Abroad!)
Celebrity Reflection - Caribbean
Celebrity Solstice - Hawaii (Vancouver repo) - best cruisin' buddies EVER
RCCL Serenade of the Seas - New England, reunion with some of the best cruisin' buddies
Looking forward to making memories:
11/2017 - NCL Escape - Caribbean - another best cruisin' buddies reunion
6/2018 - Celebrity Solstice - Alaska (maybe....)
9/2018 - Celebrity Eclipse - Mediterranean - another best cruisin' buddies reunion
#47
Cleveland Heights, OH
2,459 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
What a fun read, can't wait for more!
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Century 2004, Century 2005, Westerdam 2006, Century 2007, Polynesia 2007, Century 2008, Ryndam 2008, Westerdam 2008, Journey 2010, Eclipse 2011, Silhouette 2013, Summit 2013, Jewel 2014, Westerdam 2014, Silhouette 2015, Brilliance of the Seas 2015, Equinox 2016
#48
Wisconsin
217 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
Wow! Quite the amount of replies you have already, Gambee! Apparently your reviews are not to be missed!

My fiance and I are taking our first cruise in less than a month, and it is on the Silhouette! We are so excited, and I'm looking forward to your review to get me even more in the cruising spirit!
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#49
Canada
2,492 Posts
Joined Feb 2008
Loved the Silhouette. Was on in December and going back in October. It was one of our best cruises, having done the 3 S class before her.
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Upcoming cruises
Celebrity Reflection TA 14 days Rome to Ft Lauderdale October 20 2017
Celebrity Silhouette TA 15 days Southampton to Ft Lauderdale November 3 2018
#50
2,167 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Gambee and mom...thanks!!! Barely off the ship and already writing another amazing review!

Photos...spreadsheets....deck plans...awesome! Looking forward to the rest- Gambee, you're a rock star!
#51
Albuquerque, NM
1,578 Posts
Joined Sep 2004
I'm excited to read this review as well - loved the Allure one! I'm definitely interested in trying Celebrity in the future so anxious to see how you liked it.
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Previous Cruises:
Oasis - Oct 2016, Enchantment of the Seas - Oct 2015, Explorer of the Seas - Jan 2015, Liberty of the Seas - Feb 2014, Oasis - May 2013,
Freedom of the Seas - Jan 2013, Navigator of the Seas - Dec 2010, Liberty of the Seas - Sep 2008,
Jewel of the Seas - Feb 2008, Sovereign of the Seas - July 2005, Rhapsody of the Seas - Feb 2005
#52
198 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Hi Gambee and Gambee’s Mom...I followed you on the Allure review. Best review ever!!! So excited to read your X review. It is amazing so far and I am already wishing I had a X cruise booked! Congrats on the drink package!!
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Freedom of the Seas February 2007
Oasis of the Seas February 2010
Allure of the Seas January 2013
#53
Prince Edward Island, Canada
1,263 Posts
Joined Feb 2012
Originally posted by still-learning
We agree 100% about weather and your response! DH said the rain gave us more time to relax and enjoy the ship. I can't wait to see more of your review and photos. I love your style! I am only sorry we did not get to meet you onboard... We (us and Nancyluvs2cruise) tried to keep a look out @ the Martini Bar for you!
I found Gambee and his mom in Qsine. Took a chance approached and asked if he was Gambee? I told him his mom gave him away

Regards,
Kevin Reid
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Celebrity Silhouette - Mar 2015 - Click for Photo Trip Report
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Celebrity Silhouette - B2B Mar 2013
Celebrity Solstice - Mar 2012
Carnival Valor - Mar 2011
Celebrity Equinox - Mar 2010
Celebrity Century - Apr 2005
#54
Rhode Island
603 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Hi Gambee (and mom too)! I can't believe you've already begun your review! You're amazing! I just figured I'd hop on to see how your day was before I go to bed, and started your review. Don't know how I can sleep now, I'm ready for more! I think your birthday is this week, although I could be wrong, set me straight, lol! Looking forward to reading more of your review, whenever you have time. Thank you, and Happy Easter!!
#55
South Florida
9,614 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by El_aurens
Wow! Amazingly detailed review so far, can't wait for the rest to come. Thanks!
You're welcome, thanks for tagging along.

Originally posted by workingmom200112
Signing up Gambee!! Just cause I love your reviews
My reviews are nothing without my fans =)

Originally posted by Beth C
Just one thing to say

Hi Beth, it did not take you long to find my review, lol. I hope you like it, it will definitely be different than my Allure one. X is a different product and one that I now love as much as RCCL, just in a different way.

Originally posted by cruzccl
Great start so far! Love the details and spreadsheets (had some fun playing with it).

Bill
Glad you like the info, I like giving as much info as possible.


Originally posted by dmwnc1959
Yes, grinning ear to ear at the thought of another amazing Gambee Review!

Your writing technique is simply outstanding.

Oh, and P.S....

Thanks for the Honorable Mention!

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No, problem. It is the least I could do after you pushed me to board this cruise. Thank you =)


Originally posted by Lois R
Hi Gambee, ...congrats on that drink package...Sweet
Looking forward to reading and seeing all your review has to offer.

Oh, a big thank you too for the part (at the beginning)asking folks
to let you tell your review...seeing it is an X ship
Oh yeah, that drink package allowed us to try many many drinks and I have pictures of every single one of them.

I actually added that part right before posting that post, I don't want this thread to turn into a debate of lines. Hopefully it works =)
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#56
South Florida
9,614 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by Bugsy4271
Excellent Gambee! Looking forward to your review
Hope you like it =)

Originally posted by Eng23
Hi gambee! Nice to see another review from you. I really liked the use of Stewie from Family Guy to illustrate your excitement. I look forward to following your adventure! Harold.

Hi Harold!

I love family guy and when I saw that animation I knew I had to use it. Glad you liked it.

Originally posted by roe2ship
I'm here and ready for yet another wonderful review with amazing pictures!

That HAL ship surprised me.....now that is my kind of Captain!
I know right, trust me when I tell you that HAL ships are amazing when leaving port. I absolutely love it when they go out in style!


Originally posted by retiring soon
Hi all!

Gambee ~ welcome back! I followed along & am so happy to see you've started this in depth review so soon! Gives me something exciting to read 'til I take my 1st Carnival cruise in 13 days!!

~ Jo ~

Hi Jo!

Glad to see you following along. I hope you have fun on your carnival cruise, we are looking at carnival for our next cruise.

Originally posted by dln929
Gambee, a cruise report from you is better than a visit from the Easter Bunny.
lol, I forgot about easter =(, no wonder my bf had a basket with eggs waiting for me
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#57
South Florida
9,614 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by MyDogRudy
We're going on our first Celebrity cruise in January on the Silhouette so am very excited about this review! So detailed already. Looking forward to thoughts on the alternative dining options and hopefully info on the shows in the main theater and comedy show. We are doing the eastern cruise but am most interested on ship info right now as I already have ideas for our port excursions. So glad you got the beverage package...that is the promo that got me to make the snap decision to book our cruise. Have had to cut back a lot in vacations the past few years but after the long WI winter with no break I'll make any cuts necessary for a cruise next winter. I have almost 300 days to pay for it.

Fun and informative writing style...would never know English is not your first language!

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We visited the main 4 specialty restaurants, so you will get tons of info from there. Glad to see you here following along. Mom and I want to a eastern cruise badly, I think it is in our top to do list.

I will see you around =)

Originally posted by helen haywood
Work!! Unwinding!! You tease.
Lol, I am actually leaving for work in a few. I am beyond exhausted and my sea legs are driving me crazy lol.

Originally posted by debandbruce
I've been waiting for this review, it's excellent so far!!
Glad to see you following along.

Originally posted by MrFunInTheSun
Wahoo! Another Gambee cruise adventure! Thank you for taking us along with you on your journey!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Please excuse any typographical errors.
You're welcome =)

Originally posted by prekteacher
Glad I'm going to catch this review from the beginning! I really enjoyed your last adventures and look forward to reading about your and your mom's experiences again. Have a great day to all of you.
Barb
Hi Barb!

Glad you liked the Allure adventure hopefully this one will not disappoint.


Originally posted by wednesday
LOVE your reviews! I absolutely can't wait for the NCL Breakaway one! I really want to sail on her or her sister ship when they come out.
We are really exited about our Allure one as well. Can't wait!


Originally posted by Love-to-ride
Great start, thanks for taking the time to write this amazing review.
Thank you, yeah time is a big factor, lol.

Originally posted by koolforkatz
Yay! Another Gambee review - you know, you could do this for a living
I am working on it, we will see what my future has in sight for me.


Originally posted by relaxatsea
Hi Gambee,

I loved your Allure review and I'll be following you on this one!

You are off to a geat start, thanks so much!!
Glad to know that everyone is liking how it started hopefully it keeps on going just as good
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#58
South Florida
9,614 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by still-learning
We agree 100% about weather and your response! DH said the rain gave us more time to relax and enjoy the ship. I can't wait to see more of your review and photos. I love your style! I am only sorry we did not get to meet you onboard... We (us and Nancyluvs2cruise) tried to keep a look out @ the Martini Bar for you!

I was unable to make the meet and greet, the timing was just horrible. I think X is trying to make people not want to go to them. I was also told that the bar was not even open? How bad is that.

You will soon see why I missed the sail away, I always look for specific (photography) spots on the ship for my sailaways. And this sail away did not disappoint, the most exciting yet!

I met a few people from our roll call, but I would of loved to me more :/.


Originally posted by L11
I can't wait to see your pictures of the ship. I am trying to convince DH to try one of the S class ships and am sure your pictures will help.

Linda
Hi Linda!

Hopefully my pictures will help you get on board. I will tell you one thing, X ships are stunning!

Originally posted by SenatorsFan
Hi Gambee! I can't believe you've started on this so soon. It's great so far and I look forward to following you and your Mom's adventures.
Heather
Hi Heather!

You know how I am, I love getting this reviews out fast. Thanks for following along


Originally posted by TommyD3
Would appreciate any info related to what happened with Michael Bayley (the Celebrity CEO) on this cruise. Did he have a Q&A? Were there any new announcements?

Many of us were hoping the changes to the Captains Club program would be announced on this "Presidents Cruise". Was there any discussion about the upcoming changes to the Captains Club program?

Thanks.
Well, I will be honest with and say that I did not notice anything related with the Presidents cruise. At one point they had the theater closed for a special event?!?, but no clue on what it was. I was not in captains club during this cruise, so maybe that is why I was not invited to any of the events.

Sorry I cannot be of more help, but anything I would tell you would be a lie. Maybe other members can comment on it.


Originally posted by BFleming19
Looking forward to your full review. Have been reading your Allure review. 45 minutes in and only on page 25. Lol
You my friend are a very fast reader, lol =).
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#59
South Florida
9,614 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by tiffygirl
Subscribed.

Heey Gambee, welcome back...get some rest and wind down..sucks you have to go to work today....but hey...gotta work to cruise (well at least i do)!

Your mom spilled your drink...just blasphemy!! LOL
Yeah work was ok, but I am definitely beyond tired. Can't wait until tuesday when I can truly get to relax and start my writing.


Originally posted by knots4crewzing
Hi Gambee and Mom,

I'm So glad I found you guys. Will you send over a link to the Royal site?

If not~~ no worries I will continue to follow along here.

Absolutely, an incredible in depth detailed review. You should definitely consider writing for a travel magazine. You are amazing and so talented.
I am really loyal to Royal but have sailed celebrity many many years ago and can't wait to see their new S-class through your review.

Can't wait to read more.
Thank You
Liz
I can see that you found the link already

You're in for a treat, X S ships are top notch!


Originally posted by xenagurl
Great review! Looking forward to reading more!
Hello hello, nice to see you made it


Originally posted by librarylady19
Wow - what detail, what mad Excel and photo skills! I am now absolved from all expectations and responsibility for writing my own review of Silhouette I look forward to future installments and will be happy to benefit from your research in planning our upcoming cruise.

I can finally convince DH that someone is a more obsessive planner than me!!!!
lol, my bf is always making fun of me about how much time I spend planning. I always tell him I am not the only one =). I am glad you like the beginning of the review.

Originally posted by Happy2cruise
Agree.....very interesting and informative.
Glad you find it informative, there is much more to come.

Originally posted by tmlove17
Hi Gambee and Gambee's mom! This is Megan and Tim from the Molecular bar-- it was so great to meet you both!
Hello Megan and Tim!

We had a great time with you that night. It was really nice getting to meet you, I wish you safe travels and lots of future cruisers. Who knows we might meet again, this world is quite small you know. I finally tried all the drinks at molecular!

Glad to see you found my review =), I will see you around.
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#60
South Florida
9,614 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by boaterette
I really love your enthusiastic approach to review writing. It makes it very enjoyable to read.
Glad you like it =)

Originally posted by Pugs93
Gambee

Another excellent review. I really enjoyed sailing on X and can't wait to go on X again. I feel like I am on vacation when I read your reviews. Not to mention feeding my CC addiction.
lol, glad I can feed your addiction. I know I get my daily dose from plenty of reviews.


Originally posted by miataman19
Hi Gambee and Mom...Just got off Reflection and am looking at Silhouette for our next cruise. Can't wait to hear and see your review.
Glad to have you aboard :-)


Originally posted by royalcaribbean101
I can't believe you did this so quick! I just got back from the airport and am sorting through some things. The towels, pins, and pens all say President's Cruise on them . Even though I was on this ship with you, can't wait for the rest!
lol, you know I never came across anything related to the presidents week. I guess I was not invited to the events since I was not part of the club yet.



Originally posted by kroberst
Oh you had me at.... "And as usual I come up with a spreadsheet"

Can't wait to read more about your trip!

K
lol, I always make my spreadsheets, but in the end I hardly use them. Funny how all that over preparing gets wasted away.

Originally posted by satchiesmom
What a fun read, can't wait for more!
Glad to have you aboard =)

Originally posted by RoonilWazlib
Wow! Quite the amount of replies you have already, Gambee! Apparently your reviews are not to be missed!

My fiance and I are taking our first cruise in less than a month, and it is on the Silhouette! We are so excited, and I'm looking forward to your review to get me even more in the cruising spirit!
WOW, your first cruise on the Silhouette, you will be spoiled, lol. That ship is a pro at pampering cruisers. You will definitely have a lot of useful information from this review =)


Originally posted by nikel
Loved the Silhouette. Was on in December and going back in October. It was one of our best cruises, having done the 3 S class before her.
I only wished the weather would of been slightly better, but I have to agree she is a great ship!

Originally posted by micmacmissy
Gambee and mom...thanks!!! Barely off the ship and already writing another amazing review!

Photos...spreadsheets....deck plans...awesome! Looking forward to the rest- Gambee, you're a rock star!
Glad to have you aboard!


Originally posted by MomtoCCC
I'm excited to read this review as well - loved the Allure one! I'm definitely interested in trying Celebrity in the future so anxious to see how you liked it.
Welcome welcome, hope you like this one as well. The two ships are completely different experiences.
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