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  1. 9 hours ago, kkmiausa said:

    This just seems so wrong to me. We get the drink package on Oceania and there is no additional charge for anything at all, and on Seabourn and Regent of course it is all just included in your original cruise pricing. I really dislike all the ways more money is charged in not so subtle ways. 

    I guess the shipboard credit helps with the extras.

    There are very few cocktails (3 at the World Bar) that are above the $15 limit on ships other than the Edge. Super top shelf liquors and some wines by the glass are above. However, I have never paid extra for a drink. Since we always get the Classic package as a perk, Regent. :classic_biggrin:

  2. You can also choose to upgrade to premium either before on on your cruise. There have been a lot of specials lately for 20% off doing this before hand, which makes it a good deal if you like premium spirits and/or plan to frequent venues like the World Class Bar. 

    Classic Package Drinks

    $59 USD/per night*

    Includes drinks up to $9 and those of the Standard Beverage Package. An 18% service charge is added to each check. Wines by the bottle are discounted by 15%


    • Absolut and Flavors
    • New Amsterdam
    • Smirnoff
    • Tito’s


    • Beefeater
    • Bombay Dry
    • Gordon’s


    • Cazadores Blanco
    • Don Julio Blanco
    • Herradura Blanco


    • Canadian Club
    • Dewar’s White Label
    • Famous Grouse
    • Jim Beam
    • Johnnie Walker Red
    • Monkey Shoulder
    • Seagram’s 7
    • Seagram’s VO


    A large selection of classic cocktails made with Classic Beverage Package spirits


    • Bacardi & Flavors
    • Bacardi Oakheart
    • Captain Morgan's
    • Kraken Black Spiced
    • Malibu
    • Myer’s
    • Wray & Nephew


    • Campari
    • Galliano
    • Goldschlager
    • Hennessy VS
    • Kahlua
    • Kirsch
    • Licor 43
    • Novo Fogo Cachacas
    • Ouzo
    • Romana Sambuca
    • Southern Comfort
    • Tia Maria


    • Alaska Brewing (Alaska Sailngs)
    • Amstel Light
    • Boddington’s
    • Coors Light
    • Corona Light
    • Corona
    • Franziskaner
    • Kirin
    • Kirin Light
    • Miller Lite
    • Moretti
    • Newcastle Brown Ale
    • Pabst Blue Ribbon
    • Red Stripe
    • Sam Adams
    • Strongbow hard ciders


    A large selection of wines from around the world, such as chardonnays from California, merlots from Washington, malbecs from Argentina, and riojas from Spain


    • Nonpremium bottle water
    • Premium coffees
    • Juices
    • Sodas
    • Premium teas




  3. 2 minutes ago, txflood33 said:


    it means well liquors will be included in the package. It's not going to include Grey Goose or Kettle One. May not even include Smirnoff. It's going to be the cheap vodka if you just say give me a vodka tonic. It could be Skol...I really don't know what their well liquor is. I'm speculating, but I'm guessing you're not going to be able to call a specific liquor in any drink and still fall into the Standard package. Does your package include alcohol? Yes. Does it include middle of the road liquor? Probably not.


    The Classic package does have some call liquors. You simply need to decide what and how much you want to drink.

    I have found that the well brands are often ones I have never heard of. But I have also found that even when (with the premium package) I ask for specific brands, I get the well. I ordered a Patron/Cointreau margarita since some tequilas give me huge headaches. One sip and I knew it wasn't right. Asked the waiter, who blushed and admitted that it was well tequila (not even Classic package level), so if you do have a package and you are picky, you might want to watch them make your drinks!



  4. Standard Package

    $49 USD/per night*

    Enjoy all the spirits listed in the Standard Package.

    An 18% service charge is added to each check. Wines by the bottle are discounted by 10%.



    A selection of house vodkas


    A selection of house gins


    A selection of house tequilas


    A selection of house whiskeys


    A selection of Bloody Marys, daiquiris, and piña coladas made with house spirits


    A selection of house rums


    A selection of house liqueurs and cognacs


    • Bud Light
    • Budweiser
    • Dos Equis
    • Heineken
    • Heineken Light
    • Tiger


    A selection of cabernet sauvignons, chardonnays, merlots, sauvignon blancs, and red blends


    • Still water
    • Fountain sodas
  5. Celebrity makes its own ice cream and they have some great/less common flavors (guava, cinnamon,etc.). Many of these will be featured on the Main Dining Room dessert menu but they are also available for free at the starboard entrance to the Oceanview Cafe (buffet). If there was a flavor you liked at dinner, it will likely be at the buffet the next day! 


    Also, the art collection is amazing- if you have some time to spare on a sea day, take a little tour. The Reflection doesn't have my favorite collection, but there are some really interesting (and expensive) pieces on display!



  6. On 12/10/2018 at 8:41 PM, cruisestitch said:

    Still quite a few bugs to work out


    tonight ‘s menus didn’t match the app’s menus.  For some reason the chef decided to go with “menu 3” but the app showed “menu 2.”  The Maitre Ds spent a lot of time apologizing 


    the daily program (printed) didn’t match the activities shown on the app.


    it’s ummm a work in progress.  Given the crack Celebrity IT staff, expect it to take a looooong time to achieve its potential.

    This happened to us two or three times on the Reflection. Even more strangely, one person's app would have one menu and another person's would have another! It was easier just to check with the maitre d! :classic_rolleyes:

  7. I have never heard of having to wait but there are separate lines in the terminal for immigration: US and Non-US citizens. These lines can be quite long and the Non-US one is often very slow- make sure to have early tags (or even better, carry your luggage off) and consider using a porter (they seem to get through the lines quickly) and you should be fine. 



  8. 10 hours ago, RealBatman said:

    hmmmm.... Thank you for the advice. It would appear that the Priesmans' site is for sale, and the only links there are ads. 



    However... a google search for the name, netted results! Thanks again!

    Oops- sorry! I visit it so often that my computer just goes there. Apologies to Mike and Carol! :classic_blush:


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  9. 5 minutes ago, SandG said:

    The afternoon tea foods you describe are exactly what we'd be looking for.

    Yes, we've unfortunately hit that closed-buffet-at-5 problem - it's usually right after we've gotten back on the ship, and before we sail away.  We've often skipped or had a light lunch and ready for a snack because dinner is late, exactly the point of my question.  We'll have to watch the hours carefully next time and make sure we get in before that.


    We often go to afternoon trivia, which ends at 4/4:30. If it runs late, our team makes a mad dash to the bow to grab some scones and other nibbles before heading up to the Sunset Bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. I finally trained the "scone guy" to remove those last so that I could grab a couple. :classic_biggrin:

  10. 49 minutes ago, MVPinBoynton said:

    Thanks so much for that clarification.  I kind of thought that someone had mentioned there being a charge; but I wasn't sure.  Now I am.  I will correct the review.

    Thanks to you both- I'm glad to know that the free ice cream is still there (I have never figured out why they keep the gelato on the other ships- the only people I see getting it are those who get a free scoop!)


     Edge is so expensive, it would be a shame to have to pay for ice cream too! :classic_biggrin:


  11. 1 hour ago, RealBatman said:

    "For those guests who may not have had an opportunity to order their personalized Bag Tag Mailer through www. celebritycruises.com, please follow the instructions below."


    Instructions below: PRINT them yourself!


    LOL! We are less than 45 days until departure. The link to request "personalized Bag Tags" does not exist anywhere in our on line account... not in "Check In", not in "Luggage Tag 1", not in our reservation, not in "Manage Reservation", nope... nowhere! My thought is that they are not interested in this part of the program as it is likely  expensive (but so is cruising!). 


    And I have searched this forum, and pursued ALL of the various advise within the threads (unless I've missed something)... but the only one that will likely work is to call Captain's Club directly. My point here (other than to vent, LOL) is that perhaps Celebrity should remove the above noted admonition. Just end the PERSONALIZED luggage tag program. 

    We had to ask a friend where to find the "order luggage tag" button and, even then, never got them. We just called the Captain's Club and they mailed them out quickly. I hope they don't end personalized tags- I love getting them in the mail and it is reassuring to tag my own bags before leaving the hotel when heading to port. 


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  12. On 12/4/2018 at 4:01 PM, SandG said:

    A couple of times we have sailed in Concierge class and enjoyed the delivery of canapés, especially when we eat late.  We will be sailing on the Edge in March in a "regular" Infinite veranda as Elite for the first time.  I had at one time hoped we'd finally be able to enjoy some fancy snacks at the Elite lounge, but it seems more likely that we'll get our card preloaded with drinks (which doesn't excite us much since we already have a drink package, but you've heard this complaint already).  


    We would be happy enough to get a plate of some little delights from the buffet perhaps and bring them to our cabin.  I suppose that crackers and something like hummus or tapenade dip or cheese would be okay, though not as fancy.  What possibilities?  I know we can get little desserts from the coffee shop but looking for an hors d'oeuve or appetizer.




    At around 3:30 pm, they set up "afternoon tea" in the buffet. In addition to scones and sweet pastries, they will make small savory pinwheels and other pastries, a quiche, etc. They also have small sandwiches, cheese, cold cuts, and crackers, often accompanied by nuts, fruit, and cheese jams. You could make quite a nice appetizer plate from this. 


    Just note that this part of the buffet closes at 5 while they set up for dinner (which opens 6). That hour in between is pretty slim pickings: pizza, ice cream, maybe some fruit and desserts. 



  13. 1 hour ago, taylortime05 said:


    Thank you for all the great suggestions!  Are some of the drinks over the max for the premium drink package?


    Some of the drinks are a few dollars more (Zacapa Above the Clouds, Bulleit Infusion, Mystic Kettle One- though I was never charged more for the last one since they don't do the dried ice anymore), but you just pay the difference and sometimes we weren't charged. 


    The Bulleit Infusion changes with each bartender, since the mix of fruit always seems to change a bit, as does how long the infusion has been "developing." 

  14. 55 minutes ago, Paulras said:

    We've done 5 holiday cruises and all except the 9 day had 3 formal/EC nights. Doing 12 day Silhouette in a few weeks and I'm predicting they'll be on day 2 (first full day and sea day), Christmas eve, and definitely New Years Eve. 

    Actually, Paul, last year we had 3 because we were on a B2B so I'm not sure if we will have 2 or 3.


    Looks like DH's tux shirt might have to go to the cleaner's if you are correct though, because he is only packing for 2! :classic_biggrin:

  15. On 11/29/2018 at 8:38 AM, crazyman3 said:


    Yes, I'd forgotten that! There were a lot more DJs and posh frocks around ----- never on the same person though! 


    I didn't learn the British term DJ until my first Christmas cruise- I still think Disc Jockey when I see it! :classic_biggrin:

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