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  1. I am looking at a cruise that I could book a corner or the next one in. I was leaning toward the corner for side and back views and more breeze. Any reasons to pick one in over the corner?
  2. I am recommending Hotel Olimpia also. We stayed there in June and would definitely stay there again. If you are taking the People Mover to the ship, check how busy the port is. If there are several ships in port, I would suggest getting your vouchers for the people mover early that day. We left our luggage at the hotel and toured for a few hours in the morning. When we went over around 12:30, it was a madhouse of people with luggage trying to purchase tickets from the kiosks. Enjoy.
  3. We stayed at Hotel Olympia prior to our cruise in June. I would highly recommend it. The triple room we had was small and DD’s Murphy bed was not the most comfortable but everything else was great. The breakfast was more than adequate and the staff were pleasant and helpful. The convenience to vaporettos and the people mover was very convenient. We were a group of 5 and I reserved a private van from the airport with Sun Transfers for 55 euros. The driver was waiting for us with a sign and dropped us as close to the hotel as he could get.
  4. Interested in the Emerald mini suites also. Which side is better to avoid noise from beneath? Thanks
  5. We sailed on Infinity on 6/30. Our scheduled sail away was 5pm. Around that time, an announcement was made we would be delayed until 8pm due to marine traffic in the lagoon. The delay did not effect our arrival in Split the next day, it did make a beautiful sail away at dusk.
  6. It only says a 24 hour one day pass and nothing about the hours. As a heads up, we stayed nearby at Hotel Olympia and stored our bags that morning. We explored some more, retrieved our bags and headed to the People Mover around 12:30. If nearby, get your People Mover vouchers early in the morning. It was a zoo with hoards of people and luggage. We were there during the recent heat wave and that first day were so hot and tired by the time we got on the ship, we stayed on the rest of the day. We did go off the next morning and got both ways people mover vouchers early which made it much easier when we went back as it was very crowded again to get tickets. We were scheduled to leave port at 5, muster was 3:45. An announcement was made at 5 that due to marine traffic, we would not be leaving until 8. Other ships left starting at 6. The later hour did make for a beautiful sail away past St Marks.
  7. I checked my daily- it says they were providing tender service with a daily pass, price was $20 for the day. We skipped St Marks that night as we had been in Venice a few days and knew there was a huge concert that night we had seen the stage set up for.
  8. We did the same thing on the Infinity 2 weeks ago. Muster was the second day an hour before leaving so you should be good to tour the first day as late as you want. Enjoy Venice and I hope you have cooler weather then we did.
  9. I had asked this question as a reply to an older postnut am trying again. Does anyone have a link to current menus? We have not cruised Princess in a few years as have been on Celebrity for several cruises. We are looking at the Caribbean this winter and DH and DD are bored with Celebrity menus and requesting a change. Thanks
  10. Are these menus currently on all the ships? We have not cruised Princess since 2013 and I am looking for a post with current menus. My DH and DD are bored with Celebrity menus and want a change for our next cruise. I know these were originally posted last summer as only on Ruby.
  11. We would only need a bed for DD so maybe the single couch would work. Thanks for the picture, it does help in the decision making. We usually book a quad on the slant and she takes the upper pulldown so we don’t have the space issue.
  12. I asked 2 weeks ago on Infinity and was told $2 extra. That was in the lounge. Meant to go to Sunset or Martini Bar and ask but never did. So, it appears to vary.
  13. Can anyone tell me how the beds work in a corner family veranda M class? It shows as 2 squares and I see in photos there are 2 sofas in that area. If one is needed as a bed, which one and when made up as a bed, how accessible is the balcony?
  14. We try to book quad cabins for the 3 of us. DD prefers the bed pulled down from the ceiling vs the sofa bed. We usually tell our cabin steward on arrival this is her preference. On sea days when she wants to lay around more, we just ask our cabin steward to leave it down. We did have a concierge triple on Milli once and said not again. With the sofa pulled out, it was way too difficult to get to the balcony.
  15. We always travel with our daughter. We had a concierage room once when we took advantage of price drop after final payment. Never again. We much prefer a quad veranda on the slant. The balcony is larger and she prefers the pull down bed over the sofa bed. That way we can move around easy if she is still sleeping. Usually we only have a 3rd balcony chair on S class ships for some reason though.
  16. We are on Infinity in a month. I have completed our on line check-in a few weeks ago. Friends traveling with us are attempting to complete but are being asked for photos. Is this new or is she doing something wrong? I believe Edge asks for photos but she said that is not what she did. Thanks
  17. I have a question about this. If our cruise includes 1 non EU country like Montenegro are we charged the VAT at all? thanks
  18. We will be staying in Venice overnight after boarding the Celebrity Infinity. We are thinking about returning to St Marks Square after an early dinner. Our ACTV pass will be expired by then, and we were wondering if Celebrity has a shuttle to St Marks and what the cost would be? We could do this on our own, I know, but thought the shuttle would be closer to the ship. Thanks
  19. Alaska is the best!! My DH would cruise there every year if I agreed. If you decide to take a non ship excursion whale watching, I have 2 recommendations. In Icy Straight Point, check out Glacier Wind Charters. We also went out with Harv and Marv in Juneau once with one of their daughters, Jayleen. She has since gone out on her own, Jayleen’s Alaska. As others have said, you will have a great time no matter what you decide to do. Enjoy your planning and can’t wait to read your Live from.
  20. Sorry, I may have missed this, but what camera did you use for your snorkeling pictures? They came out way better then mine ever do! Enjoying your review.
  21. I have been trying to check for price drops with the current sale, but once I select a cabin, I get a message saying “unable to hold stateroom” and no pricing comes up. Has anyone else had this issue? It has been quite a few days now.
  22. We will be boarding on a Saturday and overnighting before the ship leaves on Sunday. How easy will it be to board Saturday and have lunch on the ship, then go back off for awhile? Again, on Sunday, we hope to get off for awhile in the morning. This is our first time in Venice, so not sure how this will work out. We will have a few days pre-cruise to have done most of our touring already. Thanks for any advice.
  23. We recently booked a Med cruise for summer 2019. We are in a quad cabin my TA was able to book us as DD prefers the pull down vs the sofa bed. We have friends that are now interested in booking, but double occupancy is guarantee only. The quads on either side of us are open. They have been able to book a quad next to us in the past, but never when it was showing guarantee only. Would our TA be able to get Celebrity to book them in one of the quads?
  24. We have never booked our flights using Choice Air, but for an upcoming Equinox cruise, I am considering. The prices are about $50 pp less then the same flights from the airline and that is x3 for us. Are there any cons to booking with Choice Air? Any pros other than price difference? This is not an international flight, only to Miami.
  25. We will be on the Summit next week. Just to confirm, Qsine is still Qsine right? We enjoyed on our last cruise and hope to repeat.
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