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  1. I was on the Edge in November, and the balcony cabins don't really look anything like the rooms on the Edge, at least in Aqua, so maybe new mattress only (new mattresses were loaded in San Juan on Monday). As mentioned no changes to Sky Lounge, and pretty empty much of the time. As far as the TV - apparently, if your device connects with HDMI - you turn off the tv (on the bottom, and plug in your device. Then turn it on and hold the power button. A menu will come up and keep pressing to get to source. Then select HDMI one and away you go. Apparently a universal samsung remote can do the same.
  2. Nope - I didn't bring anything to hook up this time. My friend did, and I think I'm taking a look at it tomorrow. Will post what I find out.
  3. We're on the Equinox now. We're in Aqua, but it's been 2 years since we were in a balcony cabin. Our friends who were in Aqua last year said that the carpet is new, the coffee table and balcony table both smaller (haven't had room service yet, so I don't know how practical they are, but the room seems to have more space because of it) and he said the couch is reupholstered. The TV is also new, and I was told easier to connect your device to, but there was storage next to it that is gone. It doesn't seem that any storage was added to the room, which is a bit disappointing. Ocean View looks the same, and Cellar Masters is now Craft social. The food menu looks a bit smaller. They did redo Michael's Club - I was able to take a quick peek. Does look like the one on the Edge. And they put in the Retreat sundeck, but I haven't tried to take a quick look.
  4. We're on the Equinox on 8/3. Would that count? If so, wanna go with us?
  5. I think maybe the other advantage is that last time we did on the Equinox (two years ago) it was open until 10:00 and I don't think Blu was.
  6. Thanks. I got help and apparently that somehow got unchecked. When I was trying to figure this out, I never even saw it.
  7. We were in a Sky Suite on the Reflection. We never could get into Blu because it was always crowded (and that was understandable and the right thing to do). We were told it was because Blu was the same size as on the other S ships, but there were a lot more AQ rooms on the Reflection.
  8. It's still happening. Are most people still getting one email until they log in again? What's the email address for cchelp? Thanks
  9. Let me know if that works. We were able to get them to set up our DVD player, but we were in a suite and had the MC concierge arrange it. My sister and I will be in Aqua in August, and I might bring it there too, so it would be good to know if it's worth it. (And the MC staff thought it was hysterical that we came with the complete: Harry Potter movies, Star Wars movies, and Lord of the Ring movies.)
  10. Trying to identify the Starbucks, while sitting at a Starbucks in Sunnyvale.
  11. They were what I wanted. I want a notification when new content is posted, and no more until I log in and check. I woke up to 65 emails from cruise critic this morning. I want it to behave the way it did last week. I would prefer not to go to a daily digest, but I might have to do it. I've got email on my phone and this is sucking up my data plan.
  12. Hi. Since I've been with Cruise critic, when I've followed a topic, I get an email when there's a new post. It's always been one notification until I log in and check the thread again. Starting a day or two ago, I get an email for EVERY new post - even if I haven't been back on. I'm currently out and about most of the day without the ability to log in and look and by the end of the day I'll have about 80 email from cruise critic. What happened? I don't recall changing anything. Thanks.
  13. I seem to remember that about 2 years ago, Celebrity made an announcement (probably before they announced the Revolution) that in the next few years, all their ships would get better closet space. I assumed that it would be part of the next, ie Revolution, dry dock. I'm on the ship in August and kind of bummed about that, since to me, that was the biggest problem in the balcony rooms.
  14. Have a great trip. And when you mention the weather here, you forgot to mention that we had a lot of rain in the last few weeks. Very rare for May. I want to be you when we retire.
  15. I was on the Eclipse in January and I seem to recall that Katya wasn't sure what she was doing next. And John, thanks for all your help with my assorted issues throughout the cruise (we were the first people to ever stick a DVD into the control computer?)
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